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Thursday, 28 February 2013

More Post Cards

Hello again, what have you been up to this week so far? Told you I had the bug to make more PCs and here they are. Totally different from the painted ones from Tuesday. 

I did go for thicker card for this (Home sweet home set of three) I have used Mount board, so very sturdy, therefore will not be easily bent in the post. Again pretty paper on the back so messages can be written. 

I really enjoyed spraying, stamping & doodling all the houses, trees etc. Who would of thought it? I was looking at stamps I have and thought  these would be great if they were bigger, then I thought, "I can draw them bigger", so I had a go and this is the result. 

I am really pleased with these little creations. Don't forget that on the 1st of each month I have a journal challenge Here no matter your skill level ALL are welcome to come and play each month. Hope to see you soon. Thank you for stopping by and any comments you leave (I read them all) I love an excuse to pop to a blog new/old to me I don't mind. I love to see what you have been creating. Love Dawn xx

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Moo Mania Challenge

Hello I saw this challenge and it reminded me that I haven't played with moo's or inches in too long, so I took the plunge (cool word me thinks) yes I took the PLUNGE and had a play with Moo-Mania 'pointy hats' is the inspiration.  Here is how I played with this idea. I have used an image from Debra she gives away free images every Friday so make sure you pop by.

There is another challenge already set up I better get my skates on and link this up thanks for looking. Love Dawn xx

Monday, 25 February 2013

Post Cards

I have been PLAYING working very hard and it's been "Such Fun" as Miranda would say. I got some paints out and just slapped them Creatively painted them on A4 card stock, stamped, added various bits & doodled then cut them in to four (post card size 6x4) and look what I came up with. I am loving this and I really like what I have ended up with.

There is a place for detailed cards (no doubt about that) but they can be heavy and cost extra because they are thicker than your average card. So here is my thinking, OOAK (one of a kind) Post Cards (they have pretty paper on the reverse that can be written on). But they still say you care as they are individual. So you could use a wedding colour/theme and pop all the details on the back, engagement cards possibilities are endless. I am trying to be frugal as we have so little for any kind of luxuries but I do like the personal touch, and that often costs extra.

These cost practically nothing to make and you still get your crafty art fix as you can be as creative (or not) as you like. I have just put these on A4 card if you want to pop them in an envelope (if invitations etc) but I am thinking thicker card just to pop through as they are I am already working on some so you may will see some more from me soon.

I have to say I am thinking magazine pieces scrap papers all sorts and I am excited by it. Have you done this before? Is it just me (I doubt that) let me know what you have been playing creating lately. Love Dawn xx

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Decorate your wall with a pretty 3D hanging

If you visit here often, you will know my fave muse is French/Paris.  And here we go again with another go at a theme I never tire of. I have bought a couple of these to alter. I'll share the other another time as it's a completely different theme and it's not quite finished yet.

The wood was covered in gesso, then my fave fresco paint in nougat. I added lots of stamping in various Distress inks. Some images from the Graphic Fairy (link on my sidebar). I love the pebbles from Prima. I was determined to keep the theme of make do & mend in my head from my previous posts, so all the things I have used for this are old apart from the wood & paint. I really am enjoying altering things again, my mind seems to be fresh with ideas at the moment so I will have to keep going, for who knows when I will be on a crafty low in the mix media department lol. Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been upto. Love Dawn xx

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Thinking of warmer times

....Yes indeed I am. I thought I would dream of warmer weather and to get me in the mood some lovely paints (my new faves) Fresco from PaperArtsy. All slapped lovingly on one house shaped wood substrate. I gessoed everything first, after this dried I began to play.

So here they are. I was thinking of breaks we have had in Cornwall. This is what came to mind when I saw these bare wood houses. I drew windows & doors on card coloured them in with coppics and added them, this will make a lovely key holder for the hall. Love Dawn xx

Monday, 18 February 2013

Peanuts anyone?

I save empty tins of all shapes, and they are getting in the way so I thought I would alter a couple. This is a smallish KP tin (other nuts are available lol) And I love playing with stuff as you know, so this was a good way to play with out buying anything new and getting rid  using some of my delightful paper stash. Isn't this very shabby chic style?  Some vintage lace and some yummy Prima flowers I have had for literally years. Anything Paris connected and I love to play all the more lol. So I hope you like my tin to store all sorts of stuff, from cotton wool balls to bits of make up or your sewing scissors & threads whatever you like grab a tin and get cracking lol.

Then I went all Retro, I adore this paper and I have used it many times in background shots of items as I have with the Parisian one above as well *swoons* just love all of these papers. Well, these have a real retro feel to them so I thought I would put a lovely photo of the 'Land-girls' who kept the bellies of the people going, during the war. Despite all the hardships that were going on look at the girls faces all smiling and getting on with it. I really love the philosophy of  'Keep Calm & carry  on', 'Make do & mend' etc Anyway I hope you liked my make do and mend storage tins from old peanut tins from Christmas, I love 'em. You can stuff it full with wooden spoons or other kitchen parafinalia, Just an idea anyway have a play. Love Dawn xx

Friday, 15 February 2013

ATCs I love 'em

I love making ATCs and I got some extra thick card to make these so they were nice & sturdy. Aren't the bunnies cute? I had fun making these colourful little chaps. I used sprays (Dylusions) then lots of ink & paint stamping. I coloured the bunnies (Crafty Individuals) with copics, Below are close ups See you soon hope you're having a good day Dawn xx

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Altered wooden Birds

So more altered birds, very easy to make but I think they maybe easy but can have a really good effect on a room with bright colours & polka dots don't you?

These are double sided. RED


I hope you find time to make something this weekend, even if like me it's a quick make. Have fun ;0) Dxx

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Altered box

This is how it finished up but I thought I would show you some step-by-step photos.

This is how my box arrived £9 I paid but they are only £7.5 from HERE

Covered it in Gesso inside & out and allowed to dry naturally, it didn't take long at all.

Then I smothered it inside & out in this wonderful Eco friendly fresco paint and I love them. They're very good for coverage, colour, price and everything else

Then I started stamping, lots of stamping and watered some more of the paint down in the colour nougat. I used this to cover the stamped images, then added more images then more paint and just kept going until I was happy.

Finally I added some die cuts, I have had these ages Wish I knew where I got them from as I would love some more. (Let me know or send me a link if you know, thanks) I had in mind to put all my garden seeds in the finished box along with garden planting labels, string etc.  I also really like the little hangers on the bottom as well, I could hang my little trowel  & folk underneath.

So what have you been up to lately? Oh here's a little update about the altered birds I made. Remember I asked what you think I could do with them? Well here they are, I put some some holes in with my hole punch (went through the wood really easy) & put some vintage lace through. I think they look really nice, you can put them on door handles, like the wardrobe, what do you think?

Friday, 1 February 2013

Journal Journey Feb Challenge

Hi Guys, another month begins so this means it's time for a challenge over at Journal Journey's So pop over for more details. Here's a sneak peek.

Hope you can find time to join in. Dxx


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