Saturday, May 31, 2008

Project Update!

I've spent today starting to add more details to my stool using collage and paint. I've also attached some wire swirls dangling off the bottom of one of the lower bars, but I think they're a little hidden by the grass. Some of the swirls are embellished with beads and a button, and there's a rusty old key hanging there too.





Thursday, May 29, 2008

Up for a challenge?

I am! I'm beavering away on my entry for craftster.org's Craft Challenge #28 - In The Hot Seat - which is due in just a few days!

"Everyone has room for just one more chair, right?! This challenge is to take an old chair -- the uglier the better -- and remake it into something beautiful!"

I found this old wooden stool out by the bin last week and thought it would be perfect for this challenge! I wanted to create a useful version of my journal, with the same look and feel. Painted, collaged, full of bright colours and quirky ephemera. Maybe when it's finished I can even use it to sit on and journal!

Here's my progress so far...



First layer of paint is applied...


Let the collaging begin!


I'm really enjoying working in 3D, it's so much fun!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tea anyone?

So, I just can't stop using this tea cup and saucer stamp that I carved a while ago. It made it's first appearance in the front cover of the book and it's back again. :)



This was going to be just the background but I really like this as a contrast to the business of the other pages.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Back to my book!

In a flurry of activity I have worked on and completed several pages recently. I love the burst of colour they give!





Friday, May 16, 2008

Bird Matchbox Shrine

Made for a swap on Craftster.org I love the colour combo in this matchbox shrine. I saw the matchbox in a local store and loved the yellow bird design so it evolved from there. The box top became the back of this little shrine.



Monday, May 05, 2008

Home

I think a great deal about birds these days. I have regular visitors to my garden for food and they perch up on the fence and sing to me.

Bread for birdsong is definitely a good trade!

Last month we put up a new twig fence around the garden and they enjoyed taking some of the loose twigs for nests. I was wondering what my nest might be like, what I might like to make it from. Random things probably!