Saturday, 13 December 2008

Saturday Performance

Hi, once again the theatre is full, waiting in anticipation for the fortnightly performance. Thank you to all those who participated in the last performance. A big round of applause to you!
This week, the humble TAG is in the spotlight!, and we have another guest designer for you. May I present
This what Julie says about herself I'm married and have two sons aged 10 & 13. I have been crafting for a few years and especially love card making and scrapbooking. I created the Inspirational Blogs and co-created Arty Girlz Challenge Blog, Blogging has opened up a whole new world for me I love it and love that I can visit blogs from all over the world at the touch of a button.
Here is her performance for tonight, and I just adore what she has done with the not so humble tag!
Julie says "Seeing as its Christmas in a fortnight I had to do Christmas themed. The little tag book will hang from my tree when I can get my DH to get it down from the loft lol. As you can see by the fourth photo I plan to journal memories from Christmas on the back."
So, I hope you have enjoyed tonight's performance, and seeing as it is Christmas, I have a gorgeous Tim Holtz lunch box tin, absolutely perfect for altering as a Christmas present for a reader. All you have to do is comment, make a link back to Objet D'Art Challenge Blog, and if you get time in this busy period, make a tag! The winner will be chosen in 2 weeks time when the next performance starts.
Keep those creative juices flowing, think outside the box, and pull out your favourite bits and bobs and show us what you can do.
Happy Creating

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Saturday Performance

This week, I had the pleasure of going to Live Wire Theatre Company's  production of "Chauntecleer and Pertelotte", that my daughter is Stage Manager. It was great fun evening, and shows that there is a lot of alternative art out there. We have loads of talented artists out there in blogging land, and I am sure the audience will be delighted to see more of your work... so come on get out those paints inks,papers,stamps and long forgotten threads and create us a masterpiece!
Here is my small but perfectly formed canvas for this week's theatre. Not one of my better efforts, (I am absolutely sure I can do better), but nevertheless, here it is.....
Antler Canvas 
I used a mini canvas and Crafty Individuals Christmas papers glued on to it. Then I used the bookplates from the Elements Grungeboard, a Junkitz Sticker, and distressed inked the small Reindeer from Seasonal Grungeboard. I gold stickled his antlers! The bookplate was attached using the washers and long bards from the idea-ology line. The "Christmas" Stamp came from Christmas Greetings 2 ( a long forgotten stamp of  mine)
I look forward to showcasing your artwork later in the week, so get out that Christmas spirit, and create!

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Midweek Performance

It seems to have gone a bit quiet in the theatre, maybe everyone is Christmas shopping? Karen stunned us wuth her rendition of a canvas and tonight she shows us her other piece which is also gorgeous, and worth a closer look.
The triangle canvas was made using balsa wood for the frame and canvas on a roll (the canvas on a roll was about a £1 from one of those cheap shops and is a really long roll!) The balsa wood and canvas was all stuck together using superglue (I don’t do nails and hammers if I can help it as my fingers always get in the way!). I stamped some images onto tissue paper then mod podged it to the triangle canvas, the coloured it with some Colourwash Sprays – the edges and corners have Antique linen Crackle paint on. The butterfly and main image are stamped onto acetate.
I think the canvas speaks for itself.....
Happy Creating

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Performance Three....

This week the theatre is buzzing with the news that we have a special guest performer!
May I present Karen from Scrapz!
She is the first of our guest performers, and her theatrical skills are wonderful, and very creative. So pull up your seat, get comfortable, put that bag of sweeties down, stop rustling your programme, and get out your canvases for this weeks theatrical performance!
Here is Karen's wonderful interpretation of our third performance
Oops , what are you doing here Winnie? This is what Karen used to make this creative box canvas
Canvas Front
Canvas Front and Back
Canvas Back
Canvas inside
Canvas Clasp
This is what Karen used to make her creation:
For the box canvas I used acrylic paints, watercolours, rubber stamps, embossing powder, Tim Holtz Crackle paint, hinges and a few beads for the clasp. And of course the 2 cheap winnie the pooh canvases that came from a £1 shop so were only £1 each!
Thank you Karen for the wonderful Performance, and I know you will be back later this week with more....

So create anything you like with a canvas, small large , square, oblong, or even round if you have one! Paint it, embellish it, destroy it, just generally create a piece of loving art, and then show us your creation on your blog or photo site. Don't forget to link the theatre of dreams to your blog, and of course post a comment!
Happy Creating!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Are you ready...

For a surprise on Saturday? We have a special performance on Saturday for you....I am getting really excited, in fact I cannot contain my excitement, and want to spill the beans..hehe. ( never was any good at keeping surprises) In the meantime here is a selection of the wonderful performances by the audience this past 2 weeks
Rachel June
Dawn Craftytrog
Crafty Creations Calvin

There is no set time for creating your masterpiece, it is entirely up to you...just use the object we suggest , in any form or shape.
Happy Creating

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Fancy a feather?

This is a bit of feathery fun that I created for the frame challenge this week. I did have a lot of fun making it as it is totally off the wall, and I got to use those feathers in the bag that I have had for ever.....
The picture of the Indian Chief is off the net. I do hope he likes being put in the frame!! awful pun, I know *exits left into the wings*

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Second Performance of the year

Well, we managed to have a very successful performance of the "Kitchen Utensil", and I was chuffed to see such awesome audience participation.
The next two weeks, will hopefully bring out more of your theatrical talents. This week we bring you, with anticpated excitement....drum roll please!
The Frame!
Sitting Proud on centre stage is the mini frame, just begging for decoration, or alteredness ( is that a new word?) I got my prop from a charity shop in town, and he winked at me as I went past, saying use me in your theatre... I just had to have him, and proudly carried him home with me, and here he is on centre stage tonight!
Rolex Dreamtime
I used watch pieces, and an old bent watch face, more watch faces, and glued them all down with my faithful Glossy Accents, and then covered it in Crackle Accents. The picture is of an old rolex I have... mmm ...not! I can dream, can't I?
Now for audience particpation, all you have to do is create with a frame, any frame, small , large old, or new.
I know some of you took part in the understudy night, and he had a very difficult time choosing a winner, but please step up onto the stage
for your name Will o' the wisk! Please email me with your address. Now he had such a hard time choosing, that he decided to give away more blog candy too, so everyone who entered can email too!, and get a little goodie!! I am absolutely sure that the understudy will have to go on stage later in the week again...
I do hope you enjoy this weeks' performance, and I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Understudy night!

Tonight the show used an understudy for the main part, and he chose his prop carefully from the array of Kitchen utensils, and decided to transform it with coloured pipe cleaners and aluminium foil!
For someone who is not really into playing the principal part, I was impressed with his creation.
For those of you who would like to win some blog candy donated by our understudy, all you have to do is name his creation!
The winner will be chosen on Saturday night when the next performance starts.

Happy Creating


Saturday, 8 November 2008

More Theatre Props....

For those of you who would like to join in this challenge... here is a piece I made in about an hour, using a small chopping board, some absolutely gorgeous Prima Flowers, distress inks and some new swirly stamps from The Artistic Stamper. I dug out old buttons, some very tattered flowers on a wired stem, and the most gorgeous brooch of a spider in a web.
Find those props lurking in the kitchen cupboard,( it can be anything you like) spread them out on a table, add glue,ink and your imagination! Leave a comment if you like this challenge blog, or if you have created and want us to see.....

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Opening NIght!

Welcome to my theatre of dreams! I am so excited, so I am peeking from behind the curtains, and I can see everyone fidgeting in their seats, rustling their programmes, and chatting away. Tonight is opening night, and the band has struck the first chord, and slowly the curtains are opening... Are you ready?
There in centre of stage is....
" Angel of the South"
Take a bow, and clap loudly please!
If you haven't already guessed this is a participation theatre and you are required to make something, anything, you like from ANY Kitchen utensil! Tonight the sieve, the saucepan, the wooden spoon or chopping block is centre stage!
Let your imagination run riot, use those long forgotten beads or papers, or stamps you bought long ago , and make something sensational from any kitchen utensil.
I had the most incredible fun making "Angel of the South", and used things that I had had for years. Her head is a mini sieve, in case you hadn't guessed, and I spent about 2 hours threading fibres from a long forgotten packet into them...then I broke my arm, so she has patiently sat waiting to be finished....She has copper embossed chipboard wings using a Tim Holtz stamp, a grungeboard star, a moulded face from a box of goodies off ebay, paper sat waiting to be used, and paper doll stamps from The Artistic Stamper.
We will have a new theatre production every 2 weeks on a Saturday night, where the curtain will open on a new performance, and where the props take centre stage...
All you have to do from your comfortable front row seat, is create, and then send me a link via a comment, so the audience can see your creation.
Spread the word about our theatre , add the link from the sidebar, and go and dig out a little used kitchen utensil, not forgetting to grab your mojo on the way out. Go and create!
See you at the next performance!

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Three Days to go...

and the curtains open at 7pm! I am getting so excited at the prospect of showing you all the stage, that I am having problems containing myself. Patience, they say is a virtue! I am so tempted to just give you a peek, a little sneak behind the curtain.. but am refraining myself. So that I can get excited, I gave away some blog candy , and the winner according to random integrator is ticket holder number no 9
Congratulations, and please email me your address, so that you can have your extra props before opening night.
See you all on Saturday, and don't forget to bring your mojos, and a soft squishy cushion to sit on, the chairs are a tad uncomfortable!
Happy Creating

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Dress Rehearsal

The stage has been set, the lighting is being put up, and the costumes are being prepared. The actors have been rehearsing , and are almost word perfect, and well, the props are being pulled out of the cupboard, put in place, moved about a bit, and being listed in the programmes! Why do you ask? Well, in the theatre of crafting here in blogland, they are the most important! To whet your appetite until saturday, here are a couple of possible props for you to win:
All you have to do is sit back, and relax if you are already a follower, or if you want you can comment, or even leave a trail to the theatre on your blog. To do this just add the logo on the sidebar and link it to this site.
Opening night is not far off.....
Happy Creating

Saturday, 18 October 2008


are now in full swing, and I hope that you are thinking outside of the box, gathering your papers, inks, stamps, embellishments, ribbons, fibres, and of course your creative spirit.
I guess I should maybe tell you a little bit about why I started this blog challenge, and the reasons behind it. I am trained as a jeweller and all my life I have thought about artwork in 3D, wierd but true. When I started stamping, I was shown embossing, and thought , ooh love it, it is three dimensional! In those days, long long ago, stamping was only ever done on cards, or used to make wrapping paper, and when people asked what I did, that was how you explained it to them. Now I can show them pictures, 3D objects, in fact, almost anything! The only magazine that thought outside the box was Somerset Studio, and I used to drool over the pages, with my mouth watering! I still do! Cards didn't even come into the pages, well not often. Ordinary people are out there are creating gorgeous touchable feelable pieces, and this is what this blog challenge is all about. I want to help you create out of the norm, out of this world artwork, that is you, but using objects that are within your reach, that you don't have to rush to the shops to get. There will be no criteria, no direction, just an object, but I think you will have guessed that already, and all you have to do is get out your hidden talents and create!  Have I babbled on too long?
If yuu are not a follower just add yourself, and be in line for blog candy next week.
Happy Creating

Thursday, 16 October 2008

The Stage is set....

Yah! The date is set, the programmes are being printed, the tickets are on sale, are you ready???
Place: HERE
So, prepare yourselves for an extravaganza of delights, of creative feelings, of pleasurable joy, and of wonderment!
I am off to rehearse.......
Jennie x

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Finally I am back...

For those of you who are eagerly awaiting the start of this blog challenge, don't despair, I am now back with 2 working arms! Yeah! . I was in the middle of making my artwork for the challenge when I broke my right arm, and consequently couldn't finish the piece I had started!

My mojo has taken a little step back, but I am sorting that out (come back all is forgiven!) and hope to start this challenge blog properly within the next couple of weeks.

To know when it starts add yourself as a follower, and keep checking back.

I shall be giving away blog candy to my followers in the first week of the challenge too!

Friday, 15 August 2008

An Unlucky Break


I had some bad news :O((

Jennie has fallen and broken her arm today. She has asked me to pop in and let everyone know that, sadly, the Objet D'Art Challenge will have to be postponed for a few weeks.

I am sure that you will all be able to pop back to check on the new launch date for the Challenge though...and also to check on Jennie's recovery.

In the meantime, I wish Jennie all the best and send her massive hugs...bless her, she is in a lot of pain and her break is a nasty one.

Creative Team Co-Ordinator

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Brand New blog Challenge!

Welcome to Objet D'art Blog Challenge!
Coming on Saturday 16th August is a brand new challenge...... so get out your mojo, hunt out all the papers, and bit and bobs that you have hidden, and get ready to rock n roll!