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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Time for Tea....

Evening all, continuing with my attempt at being a good little blogger who posts at least once a week  I'm back with another project share!  I go to quite a lot of carboot sales and a wonderful antique/collectable/curio converted mill and see all kinds of goodies. At the moment I'm loving Tea Cups. I'm not a tea drinker so I don't need them for that but a long time ago I saw randomly on Google images a picture of a teacup pincushion. So this isn't an original idea but I had to have a go at making my own. I now have around 10 teacups and I've altered 2 so far. I just followed a Youtube tutorial that was about making normal pincushions and altered it around to have it fit the teacup. So here are my two little babies

Seeing as I seem to be addicted to these I am predicting that there may be more of these to see in the future. I'm making a set of 3 the same next. One for my friend Heather, one for her mum and one for me. So even though we are at opposite sides of the world we are going to have things the same sat in our craft rooms.

Oh one more thing I have become addicted to Pinterest. It is a wonderful site where when you see a picture or a project or anything that just catches your eye you can collect all those images in one place. I spend a lot of time just mooching around the internet looking for inspiration and then quickly forgetting where I've seen it. But no more! Now I can just "pin" it to my Pinterest wall and it's there for as long as I want it. It's wonderful. I have it set up at home and at work so there's no more just having the images on one of my computers. I highly recommend you check it out if you haven't heard of it. I've not looked back since. It's a great place to have a virtual ideas wall. So long as there is a big enough picture you can pin it. I've got everything from pretty images to sayings to projects I'd love to try one day.

Well that's me for another post thank you for stopping by and speak to you soon.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Captivating Canvas

Just back with a little project share. This is a canvas I made a while ago. I haven't had chance to photograph anything new recently but I may post some videos on here later.

I thoroughly enjoy making canvas'. They are quite quick to make and at the end of it all you have something pretty to put on the wall. Heck who knew an easy to store project!?! I don't have a lot of room in my craft space so storage is at a premium. I can hang these on the wall and make the place pretty while I'm at it.

I get my canvas' from a variety of places, craft shops, art shops and even carboot sales. I've recycled some going over prints with gesso then using it like a new canvas too. I suppose it's like making a 12x12 layout but I've never made one of those.

The one I'm going to show you was one I was inspired to make when I was making my Marilyn charms for Leonie's charm swap over at the beach. I'm not usually  pink girl. I love it with other colours, green and brown especially but not usually on its own. Have to say on this one there was no choice. The wonderful Marilyn wanted to be surrounded by pink and I just had to go with it.

You can't really see in this pic but the background was done with acrylic paint in pink and vintage white and then liberally sprayed with both sunlight mist and angel mist by Cosmic Shimmer. Very sparkly but not over the top and in your face.  

I used some of the Tim Holtz film strip ribbon as nod to her career in the movies. Going with the natural curl after you take it out of the tin (which is oh so cute!) I just curled it around the flowers giving it more dimension. I made a large organza flower and used some gorgeous Prima roses that I added lace to.

Ok just one more pic and I'm outta here for now.
I mean come on just how amazing is this picture! She looks so serene I saw it and had to do something with it. Thank you for stopping by and I'll be back with more soon. Possibly even tonight!