Monday, 31 October 2011

A week of catching up!

I have had a bit of a catch up this week and completing some projects for UK scrappers.
Here are a few photos to show you just what I have been up to.
I have been using the Tim Holtz sewing room die again to create a Christmas fairy.

I needed some wings of course, I found a really useful Sizzix Angel wings die and with a little bit of trimming it worked perfectly.
I have used a Spellbinders cut and emboss stencil to cut and emboss a layered Poinsettias.
From this selection of stash I went on to make 9 Christmas Fairies.

I hope that my swappee's like their Fairy.
I am looking forward to getting my 8 different Fairies already to take their place in my home for Christmas.
The next project on my list was for a Take one stamp Maze book using the free crafty notions stamp that was on the front cover of the November Craft Stamper.
I was not sure how I would do this but decided to use the stamp on a mini art journal page.
Using Tim Holtz Distress ink and crafty notions gold creative colours spray I created a background onto water colour paper. I then used a small plastic tube dipped into white Paper Artsy acrylic paint to make some small circles.
I stamped the free stamp onto the background and then using a mask of the free stamp I stamped a background using a selection of my favourite little stamps.
Finally I finished the little pages using Copic markers, Pan pastels, Paper Artsy metallic glaze, distress stickles and Glossy accents to give the lips and eyelid dimension.

My maze book is very simple and ready for all the swapped images to go in.
I have made an elastic closer with Tim Holtz hitch fastner to allow expansion!

My weekly challenge for October week 4 on UK scrappers.
The Challenge was set by Sarah and we had to use 10 embellishments, a freebie and something we had printed ourselves excluding the photos.
All the papers are Basic grey, the printed and freebie element on my layout are form Mary Anne Walters who provided the little circles as a free download for a class I did with Shimelle a while ago.
At the beginning of the week Colin and I went to an International Antique and collectors fair in Newbury. I wanted to find some bits and bobs to use in my altered sewing book. (see previous post) This is a selection of those goodies. Mind you I think the spool might be a bit on the big side. I have another idea planned to use that.
I also kept my eyes open for some things I would be able to use in a Large Tim Holtz configuration box that I have to play with. I was really pleased with all the lovely little things I found and luckily none of it cost me a fortune. I did have fun looking through lots of boxes and finding treasures no one else seemed to want!
Hopefully you have not too bored trawling through this rather long post.
Just about to start another busy week now!


voodoo vixen said...

OK... I want to come and live in your room of stash... the fairies are fabby and I can't wait to see them in real life!!

biskit said...

what a fabulously creative week you've had! Love all the work you've done and am very jealous of your haul of goodies.

Angelfish said...

Some great projects, but those fabulous festive fairies are my favourite:)What a brilliant idea for a swap, I must have missed that one.

Curly said...

Wow Shirley I love love love those fairies. And all the other projects too. Well done you.

AlliR said...

All my comments on your blog seem to say the say thing, but what the heck I'll say it again...

WOW! Love all your project, they are fantastic! I'm sure the swappees will love them.

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Mary B said...

I love your fairy and all the treasures you found. Those cute little bottles are so sweet and will fit perfectly into the frame.

Sarah said...

gosh you've been busy!!

love everything you have made, and your fantastic haul from the collectibles fair!