Saturday, 28 March 2009

Mirror, mirror....

on the wall, who is the fairest of them all. What a wonderful line from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Tonight's theatre is not Snow White, but a lovely performance from an old friend of mine Here in her own words is what Caroline says about her altered piece
Hi...I'm Caroline and I've been stamping for over 20 years. I have my own range
of unmounted rubber stamps and card Cut-Outs.

Black mirror from Ikea (or plain wood painted black)
Piece of A4 paper torn into 4 bits
Daler-Rowney Interference acrylic paints: Blue, Violet, Green and Silver ( or Opalite inkpad Sterling Silver)
Black Crafter's inkpad (and heat gun)
Stamps from: Butterflies 2 Die Sheet DS120C339
Acrylic glossy varnish
Small butterfly mirrors (CaroLines)
Cover the central square mirror with paper.
Scrunch the paper pieces into balls. Use to stipple the paints on to the wooden part of the mirror. Use all 4 colours to completely mottle the surface.
When dry, randomly stamp the butterfly stamp designs over the mirror using black Crafters ink Heat to set the ink, taking care round the mirror part.
Apply 2 coats of varnish and finish by gluing on the small butterfly mirrors.

I have found the most gorgeous mirror in my favourite shop Heselden Hats,( an eclectic shop full of hats and bits and pieces) and am altering tomorrow, so will post later this week.
So the stage is set, and all you have to do is look in the mirror-lol, and alter it!
Just post your creations in a comment, and as always,
Keep Creating

Sunday, 22 March 2009

A little box

The challenge this fortnight is to alter/decorate a box, and as my daughter Aimee came home this week to work on her dissertation, she got waylaid by all the stash in the house, and ended up making more than writing! Grabbing one of my empty cigarillo boxes, her bag of materials, and a bottle of Glossy Accents, here is what she came up with!

I love it, and as far as I know it was birthday present for a friend. Thank you Aimee for being my guest designer this week.
I do hope you have found a box, and hopefully will have time to make something for the challenge. I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

All Boxed up!

Tonight there is lots going on! Firstly I have the winner of the blog candy, and then there are the participants of the last challenge, and finally we have the next challenge! Lots of exclamation marks for a small blog challenge!!
For those of you who took part in the last challenge , a big thank you. Here are the wonderful pieces:

The Winner of the blog candy was picked out of the hat and will receive all of the stamps! So step up onto the stage

Please email me so I can send you the candy.

Finally tonight's performance is a challenge to those of you who have boxes lying around just waiting to be altered and decorated, and generally messed with. This is mine

Ok, where is my altering, well, no excuses, I have had 2 weeks, and the rehearsals were terrible, and life got in the way, so if I do mine this week, can I see yours too please? *lol*
As usual, it can be any sort of box, cardboard, wooden, metal, cereal, cat food box, any box you wish to alter!
I look forward to seeing your creations, and I promise to post mine later this week.
Happy Creating