Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Metal Flower Mini Class

Hello :) well as promised yesterday I have a metal flower mini class to share with you.
I was inspired by some flowers that Leandra of Paper Artsy had done but I didn't have the different products & tools that she had so I kind of made my own version & this is how I did it :

1. I used punches to cut out the flower shapes, 2 different sizes. (you could use punches of butterflies or similar !)
I punched out flowers in both thin sheet metal (from 10 second studios, available at artist trading post of course lol )& also out of card.



2. Next I glued the metal flowers to the cardboard ones, this meant that I could curl the petals without them being too flexible so that I could use them on a project without them flattening out again or getting crushed.



3.Once they were dry I used my cuttlebug & embossing folders to give them a more textured look.



4. I then alcohol inked them, layered up some of them, curled the petals & added brads ... voila metal flowers ready for your altered art projects, cards or layouts.

Monday, 20 July 2009

I said I'd catch up with everything eventually ... & well what a lot I have to blog !
I will add the metal flowers class on tomorrow, today I'll make do with lot's of pics for you :o)

I've made Giraffe masks for the school play 'Noah' & here they are :




Then there are my pages I did for the chunky fat book swap that I hosted over on UKS :







Then there are the beautiful pages that everyone did for me !
BIG thank you to Hopberni, Magpie, Smelly, Scrapnanny, Shabba, Paddy, JoChapman (& my Mum for making me an extra page X)
My theme was 'Words'


& then there's a canvas that I painted for my niece for her christening :



So I'll be back tomorrow with a class on how to make these :

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

What a lovely surprise !

I got a message telling me to check out a friends blog as she had something for me ! ... well this is it :

The lovely Angie has given this award to me .. Thank you Angie .. I love it :D
You can find Angies Blog here : http://www.shozzysplace.blogspot.com/

I'm not sure who to pass this award on to .. the rules state " By accepting this award you agree to display this award proudly on your site and include a post link back to the giver.
Share this award with a few other people or as many as you would like."

there are so many worthy blogs out there, so for now I'll award it to a couple of my favourites.

http://www.alteredgeisha.blogspot.com/
there are the most fantastic Lo's on this blog well worth a visit !!!

http://myartisticlife.typepad.com/
& this one because it is just brimming with inspiration & ideas ..love it & am so glad you share it with us :)

I know there's Lot's more I could give it to, but it could turn into a rendition of the Oscars lol :) so perhaps I won't !

I shall be posting on here again tomorrow hopefully, It is the school play tonight & I hope to get some photo's of my Giraffe masks, face painting & flying birds that I've been busy with , I also have completed my Chunky fat book pages so I will photograph them too & get them on here, I've made some lovely metal flowers which I shall post up as a class too ...
Then over the weekend I will hopefully be packing up everyones fat books to return home again :)

keep well x