Look at the fabby pin cushion in my sidebar! It doesnt alter the nesting doll at all (the pins stick in a styrene egg covered in stretchy fabric). Isnt that just the cleverest way to display your pins!
I have signed up with elsie to make my first art journal. This is a HUGE committment, there is an assignment every day for 6 weeks. The class started today, and I have done my introductory pages ... hurrah for me. I will photograph and upload them, probably in weekly batches. I've also got two CJs to do this week ...
I got my kit yesterday from 3DJean and immediately set to work. There is lots of inspiration on the shop blog (in sidebar) so I started by thickly painting four mini canvases and a host of chipboard. I attached a bit of card to the back of the canvas so I had something to hold onto. Leave to dry for 24 hours!
I love where I live, I'm 125 steps from the sea, and about the same distance from formal gardens and hazel woods. In the summer we have outdoor concerts ... pets are invited! I scraplifted that lovely layout again ...
I'm not the most adventurous holidaymaker ... but I do like visiting new places. Last year we visited Tallinn, its a beautiful place with great shopping and tons of history. My page is a scraplift of http://www.ukscrappers.co.uk/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=209059 but I have hidden the journalling behind the photo.
Isnt this bunting just adorable! But its not bunting, its a mini book that is FREE to download from twopeas. I thought it was too pretty to be hidden away on a shelf, so I printed it out on vellum, handrounded the corners and joined it with sparkly brads. Its in its temporary home until I get some photos suitable ... then it will be strung over my mirror.
Shimelle is running a scrapping party this weekend and her first challenge was to make cupcakes ... am I the only person in the world who detests those little cups of tooth-tingling nastiness??? I guess so. Anyway, I dont "do" cupcakes, but I do love fruit cake, and what could be better than fruitcake with chunks of ginger AND a gingerman on top!
I adore acetate (transparent film) ... I bought a HUGE pack of inkjet printable film a zillion years ago and I use it for everything, including an emergency desk cover when I am inking, to stop pages sticking together when I post on a CJ or to assemble a title when I am unsure if it will fit the space. This art doll is assembled on an acetate and has wings stamped on acetate and layered.
I bought this from my local auction house ... but its a bit whiffy! Either they had a very damp house or it spent some time in a shed. Its the perfect size for my craft room, and nicely shabby so I dont feel guilty when I spill ink on it!
I am in my first year of a stained glass course. I have made two apprentice pieces and one internal window. There is something magical about working in glass, it takes a great deal of dexterity and skill but the rewards are worth it. Today I begin the first of five matching windows, my template is ready, the glass is ordered. But until the piecing begins, I am never sure if the pattern will work.
Saltburn has a fabby art gallery that opened over the Easter weekend, it has five floors of inspiring art. These are my two favourite pieces, a fabric covered table and the most tactile (naughty me!) ceramic horse and rider by Jane Atkinson and Eoghan Bridge, respectively.