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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Billy Talent Swallow LED backlit canvas






















Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here with a canvas I made as a thank you for being invited to a Billy Talent show on the guest list. There was a mess up with my order of their new album and to apologise they asked me to come along. They are one of my favourite bands so I was very happy!

They have used swallows in their album art so I decided to create with that idea as my inspiration. I found a vintage image of a swallow and put it into Craft Artist 2 program where I reshaped and coloured them to my taste for this project.

I then created the banner in the program too. I printed the images and banner out onto the same kind of card stock I used for the top layer of my canvas and carefully hand cut them all, including the banner.

I then placed the banner on foam pads so the centre of the banner is lifted off the canvas and the ends of the pattern are glued directly onto the canvas to give dimension.

I then created the pattern with the swallows and glued them in place. Lastly I hand pricked the flight paths using a needle in pretty designs so the light shines through.

I gave them the canvas when I saw them at the show and they told me they loved it so much it would be put on their studio wall. I hope so, what an honour that would be!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Inkspirational Challenges: Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge: Anything Goes
Creatures and Critters Linky Party: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge: Anything Mixed Media Goes

Thank you for visiting and for all your lovely comments!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Shrink Plastic Swallows Necklace

























Hey everyone, I hope you are well! :) I am here with a necklace I made using vintage images of swallows, printable shrink plastic, chain, jump rings and a lobster clasp.

I started by creating the swallows in different colours in Craft Artist 2 software and making them a size I thought would work once shrunk to around half. I printed them off and carefully punched and cut around them. I tried to make the holes so the swallows would 'fit' once shrunk in a flying pattern.

I then used my heat gun to shrink them all. After I had shut them in a book to make sure they flattened I got out the jump rings and attached them to each charm. Next was the tricky part trying to fit them together. Luckily they fit quite well and I just attached each jump ring to the next bird. Lastly I added the chain and catch.

To varnish them to stop colour transfer once worn I painted them with a couple of coats of mod podge.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge: Not a Card
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :)

Crafty Ribbons Nautical Ribbons Jute Corkboard




















Hey everyone, hope you are well :) I am here with our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Crafty Ribbons to show you a very quick and easy update to decor. I have some jute from making my silver jute corkboard a few weeks ago and it inspired me to try this way. I used a blank canvas, jute, cork sheets and Nautical ribbons from Crafty Ribbons.

I started with the blank canvas. Over the canvas I placed a sheet of cork. I then padded the back of the canvas with cork too-finishing by backing the canvas with a thick cardboard sheet.
Next I covered the canvas with jute, then added the ribbons to the edges for decoration.

A very inexpensive and quick way to update your decor!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Altered Eclectics: Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and for all your lovely comments!

Monday, 17 October 2016

Watercolour embossed flower CAS card


















Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a CAS card I made recently using some small flower stamps, embossing powder, watercolour pencils and ink pads.

First of all I embossed lots of flowers and leaves of various patterns and with clear or white embossing powder. Next I cut these all out by hand. I then coloured using Watercolour pencils and left to dry for a while. I then arranged the flowers and leaves onto a small card blank and affixed them when I was happy with how they looked. I then stamped the greeting in a gap I left. Lastly I embellished with coloured iridescent gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar: Handmade Flowers
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge: Anything Goes
Use your stuff: Mixing up the stamps
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle Challenge: Anything Goes with glitter/embossing powder or flocking

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :)

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Crafty Ribbons Vintage Butterfly Lace Necklace

























Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a make for Crafty Ribbons 'Halloween Colours' challenge. I really adore their selection of Viscose lace and this one is one of my all time favourite colours. Perfect for a glamorous goth halloween costume!
I measured the lace around my neck then attached either ends to a ribbon clamp with some glue inside to ensure it is strongly held. I then added a clasp. I found the middle of the necklace and then used a jump ring to attach a butterfly cameo I made out of some butterfly paper, a blank cameo and glass glued with mod podge.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Handmade LED Fairy Jars























Hey everyone, I hope you are well :) I was thinking of ideas for christmas the other day when this idea popped in my brain. You must all know how much I love LED lighting from my older projects but as time passes they get even better! Smaller and much easier to make with :)

I saw a plain set of jars in a store for a reasonable price so I thought I would try to make my own LED fairy jars to give as presents for christmas!

I bought some LED fairy lights on wire with a small watch battery online and thought I would pair them if I could work out how to decorate the glass.

Anyway after considering it for a while I remembered my stash of Adirondack inks I have and rarely use. They are fantastic because they 'stick' to all kinds of surfaces-one of which is glass!





















I loaded the felt with the chosen colours and repeatedly stamped over the glass until I was happy with the colouring. When the inks were dry I then got out my Sparkle Mod Podge and gave the jar two coats of sparkly varnish. You cant see the sparkly finish well in photos but when you are next to the glass the glitter shines giving an added dimension to the jar. Then lastly I placed the LED fairy lights inside and 'Tada!'






















I tried to make it look pretty even in the day time when you wouldn't have the lights illuminating the glass.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge: Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs: All that Glitters

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :)
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