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Fairies at the bottom of the garden...

I've been making a few things this week, so I'll just get on with it instead of blathering on.

You can see here there is a large white space still to do, but it is all the one colour!

Something came up on Beads Direct about angel earrings, which were done with pom poms and tiny angel wing charms. I had pom poms, but no little wing charms, so i found these ones instead. Originally i was going to attach the eyepins onto the wings with jump wings, but they hung down too low. However, i kept the jump rings attached, and glued the eyepins to the wings - this meant that the little jump ring was positioned in the right way to be a halo. 

From angels to fairies. This is a tobacco tin. I papered the back and coloured a wooden door with Lindy's sprays. I added some coloured fibres, then die cut some Tim Holtz fall foliage. I also added a few fairy charms, and some flowersoft, as well as putting some flowersoft in a tiny jar. 

This is pretty much all from the latest craft box, which …
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Dreaming of the sea...

I've been making jewellery this week, purely because I have not been able to think of what to do mixed media wise. Here are my makes.

This was a white resin shell, coloured with alcohol ink and with some sparks painted small art stones added to mimic barnacles. A bail was added to this, then i made a necklace with some white and green pearls, and finally added a dreaming of the sea charm. 

This is a bracelet. Something simple; just a wool wrapped centre bead, some white beads and extender chains to finish. 

A bookmark, made with some peanut green beads and a couple of flower charms. 
Finally, here is the update on the stitch. I'm over halfway through now. 



So to the rest of what I have been up to this week. To start with, here is the update of the stitch.

As you can see i have almost finished page 3. 
I also decided to use some snip art for a project this week. I have got two copies of the background clock and really wanted to use one. I started off by painting a wooden heart in gesso, before using wax to coat it red. I then grabbed some gears, painting them with metallic rose wax and silver wax, and used gold wax on the background clock. 

I then had a thought - i have not used a paper doll in ages! I got some snip art wings, painting them with finnabair paints, then attached them to a paper doll. I then grabbed some Tim Holtz sentiments, a prima bulb, a metal fan and a red rose. 

Forever Autumn Challenge

This will be the first of two posts today, as i thought it has been a while since i entered into a craft challenge. So here is my entry.

 I started off by using a blend of inks and an autumn leaf stamp to make a background on a manila tag, before edging it with distress crayons. I then attached a brown ribbon and stamped a sentiment. I then used Tim Holtz funky foliage and added some honey coloured gems.

I'm entering this into the That's Crafty Forever Autumn Challenge 

Through the porthole

I got the idea to do a shaker piece this week, and kinda went with it! I started off by getting a grungeboard square base, before cutting out some woodgrain kraft resist paper to match. I sprayed this with Lindy's sprays, then cut it into strips before attaching it to the base. I then cut out a circle from thick card, and another matching circle with a small circle in the centre. I glued button onto this ring, added sand texture paste and coated it in gesso before using rust paste. I then cut out a circle from normal card, coloured it with distress ink and stamped some fish and seaweed in dark blue, before embossing a jellyfish in both seafoam embossing powder and holographic and using a white pen to make lines of light. I then cut another circle out of acetate, and added some seashell sequins to make a shaker card, using thick foam to put it together. Once that was finished and attached to the base with some sprayed sisal fibres underneath, i added some stamped seaweed to the out…

I'm ba-ack!

Sorry for the radio silence for the least couple of weeks. First Sunday was because I was on holiday in Hunstanton- lovely holiday but no internet whatsoever and barely any mobile signal either. It's probably something I would have liked if I had known about it in advance. Good thing I hadn't planned to do a post! As I said though, lovely holiday, and I'm proud to be 'uncle Emma' after spending time with my second cousins Ben and William. Watching a two year old chase a duck with a nappy because it pooed on the steps of a caravan is something that will stay in my memory forever. Last Sunday I was back, but we only got back late Saturday night so no time to even look at anything crafty, let alone do anything.

I've made up for it this week, with progress on my stitching as well as a card and some jewellery. So, onto the makes!

Firstly a card for my uncle, to thank him for inviting us on holiday. The dies were from a magazine, coloured either with distress ink or …

Birds of a feather and other fluffy things

This week i have been a bit productive for once, probably as i won't be blogging next week, and possibly not the week afterwards either. I've been playing with one of those photo editing apps as well, so the pics might be a little different!

First of all, I have made a mixed media piece, using a Tando Creative arch.

The mechanical dreams snipart, gears and cabochon came from the craft box and aside from the Tim Holtz bottles, everything else is prima. I started off by gluing the cogs, flowers and tap onto the base, and painting it all black. I glued the bottles on after painting them black, and left the corks out. I then splattered various paints onto it, before adding the snipart and cabochon. I also added some microbeads here and there. 
I've also been making some jewellery. 

These are dream catcher earrings. The design came from Beads Direct, as did the components.

These are pompom earrings. Not something i would buy, but they came in a grab bag and apparently they are …