Saturday, 1 November 2014

Freaky canvas swap

Over on UKS Sian hosted a freaky canvas swap, a bit like the 'she art' swap only a little more funky/freaky, my swappee Francis asked for no pinks and she preferred an octopode image, so this is what I created and I know that Francis lurves it :D
I received a canvas from Gill (Wisher) which I love, the quote is just perfect in this house, thanks Gill :)

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

She art canvas

Over on UKS Sian is hosting a she art style canvas swap. My swappee Chris's preference was earth tones or bright colours, opted for the earth tones, I used papers from Prima Marketing Fairy Rhymes with a gesso wash over the top, then I added a Julia Nutting doll stamp, using the same papers for her dress. Added a little distress stamping, along with the bottle top circles and added a she style statement. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it Chris :)

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Junk Key Swap

Welcome back to my very poorly updated blog, not very good at this blogging lark. Over on UKS we secret swappers are having a junk key swap, I've just posted off Rebecca's key, her theme is day of the dead, I added a charm I made to the key, hope you like Rebecca. Sorry the photo is a little dark I thought I had taken more photos but looks like I didn't.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Canvas swap

A long time ago I joined a canvas swap and I eventually got round to making for my swappee Lexi 3 frames with the words, faith, hope and love, with a colour scheme of creams with a hint of brown and gold (hopefully there is not too much brown for you Lexi) I had got 3 little frames on easels (the easels I stained a walnut colour) I painted my canvases cream and added a little wordy tissue paper, did a little bit of stamping, added my words which I cut out on my cricut and added a few butterflies.
Sorry my photography skills weren't great on this. I hope you like them Lexi :)

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Fat pages

Over on UKS I had joined in another swap, this time to make 'fat pages' in other words a page that is not flat. The pages could be anything we wanted but they had to be 4x4. I went with a fabric theme, I used an old pair of jeans as my background which I stitched onto some card, then I added a script stamp, I stamped an image onto some muslin cloth and frayed the edges a little, put a tiny bit of wading behind to make it 'fat' before stitching onto the denim, added a little lace as I thought it made it nicer. I made a flower out of some ribbon and stitched on a button. I was pleased with how they turned out but I realize how bad my eye sight has gotten when I was tidying up the threads and stitching the ribbon flower I could hardly see the needle to get it threaded, oh the joys of getting older!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

You're having a laugh

This time I'm making a page for Jo in the you're having a laugh cj, the theme is How do you feel today? I finished it last night and have it all parceled up ready to post. As July has been such an unusually hot month I've been feeling hot, hot, hot, really not used to having such good weather here. My background has been sprayed with Dylusions inks, I used a Tim Holtz stamp for the circles and added an octopode girl and sun, I was really pleased with how it turned out. Jo I hope you like it too :)

Chunky 8 for a mate

Over on uks I joined in the chunky swap because I had so much fun with the last one, this one was an open theme which I was more than a little nervous about as I hadn't a clue what to do! so with the help of the swap fairy I found out that my swappee Gill like the colour lime green and she also like funky images. As we had been having really hot summer weather I thought I would go with a summer theme, I downloaded some octopode images on etsy, I really like these images and the good thing about digi images you can make them any size you want :) I painted my wood a nice lemon colour and stuck on some lime green paper, the waves and sun are part of the octopode digi stamp as well, added some beads as feet. I stuck on the clouds and sun on acetate to give the illusion of floating in the air and added the phrase you are my sunshine on the back. I really wasn't sure what to add on the sides, and after a lot of thinking I put the word fun and added a heart and shell on the other. Gill has received and likes it :)