Wednesday 15 June 2011

Gingersnap Creations Visiting Artist - Week 3

Sorry I am late posting with this piece - but I don't anticipate getting my PC back until Friday (at least Friday and that's if the power pack solves the problem - please keep your fingers crossed for me).

This week at Gingersnap Creations to continue the shopping theme, the Random Redhead Challenge is 'Bags and Tags', so I haven't used any paper, glue and just a little stamping and and some paint. I have used fabrics only to create a collage on a tote bag and used a needle and thread and the sewing machine to make it.

The bag came from Hobby Craft for about £1.00 and I have used offcuts of fabrics.

The flowers are crotched string, fabrics cut with the tattered florasls die and vintage buttons for the middles.

This large flower has been made with black tulle, burgundy velvet petals again cut with the tattered florals die and another vintage button.

The butterfly was a Creatables die which I had to finish off with scissors and I stamped them with acrylic paint.

The main image came from the internet and was printed onto Claudine Hellmuth's sticky-back canvas.

Woo - got my second post finished for today. I hope you enjoy.

Now I can get to my emails and some commenting.

Have a good evening and thanks for coming to see me.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Play Date Cafe - Blueberry, cream and dusky pink.
Stampavie and more - Butterflies
Flourishes - Circle and square (background fabrics are square and the buttons are the circles)
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Things with wings


Shabby Chic Bottle

Hi |Everyone

I still haven't got my main PC back so today I have had to load PhotoShop Elements and start again with this post (the original is sitting in Windows Live Writer on the hard disk of the other machine).

Anyway today it is the next challenge for Divas by Design and for this next fortnight we want you to show us anything but a card.

I have wanted to alter a bottle for ages and so I had a go. Can you recognise the bottle (only if you like coffee!!!!!)? I will tell you at the end of the post.

The photos show the changes made. You can see I have used paint - and I used the PaperArtsy Fresco Finish acrylic paint - lace, ribbon, net, string, buttons, beads, a key, a link from a belt and a metal butterfly with some chain.

The bottle painted with 2 layers of paint and crackle glaze between them. All by PaperArtsy.

The top was painted with the PaperArtsy gold paint.

Did you guess the bottle? It is one that had Gingerbread syrup in it that I love in coffee. The same as you can get in Costas.

So show us what you are making at the moment that isn't a card for your chance to win a prize from Crafty pad and we will come and leave you some love.

Before I finish I had a fabulous morning meeting up with another blogging friend. Irene lives very close to me and is sister in law to Shirley who I met up with a few weeks ago. She is encouraging me to start some classes so I am definitely going to set something up. Thanks Irene for your support and advice.

Take care everyone and thanks for stopping by to see what I am up to.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox