Monday, 25 April 2011

A chip off the old block....???

Had a lovely afternoon on Saturday crafting with my 2 very willing pupils....Mum and Bethany! I bought mum a Configuration Box when I went to ArtsyCrafts in February and she was keen to have a go at covering it, but was also convinced it was beyond her...not at all!!
Here she is hard at work with the tissue tape....


.....and here is the box now....all waiting to be filled with bits and pieces!! I think she did a great job!!!



At the other table in our craft room was Bethany who asked if I could show her how to make a canvas. With pleasure.....
She started off by spraying Dylusions Ink Sprays though a variety of masks, then adding a few dribbles and drizzles and some black & white highlights!! T'was already looking good!!



After drying it off (action shot....and check out those eyelashes!!) it was time for some stamping. She chose a couple of Stampotique stamps....Fab Moth which was stamped onto card and coloured with Distress Inks, and Bird in Cage stamped onto ink sprayed canvas and coloured with more Dylusions.


The words are from one of her favourite songs by Frank Turner (also a favourite of hers, although I have no idea what he sounds like!!). These were printed, cut, stuck on, then edged with black pen and coloured with oil pastels. She wanted the bird cage to hang so with a bit of trial and error, we managed that too!!
Here is the finished piece....I think it's just FAB!!! She did so well, and is now keen to do some more.....so watch this space!!!


See you soon!

xx







8 comments:

patcrafts said...

You will need to watch all your stash, I know with my G-daughter it's can I use this and can I use that! The canvas is fab and Mum's box looks good that tape can be quite difficult to stick. Very artistic family it must be in the genes. xx

Laura said...

these are gorgeous, well done mum on the configurations, cant wait to see what she fills it with and bethanys canvas is amazing, definately a crafter already, she definately needs to make some more xxx

Dinky Pink said...

Both you and Bethany must take after Mum, her box is looking good, and as for the canvas, well, it's FANTASTIC, she's certainly got the creative spirit in her, my fav colours as well. Has she put it on the wall yet? xx

flutterbycrafter said...

The above comment was from me I didn't realise that my granddaughter was still signed in on my computer, lol, sorry xx

Sandra Hall said...

Ah family creating time = precious time! Well done to your Mum for her lovely configuration box and the canvas from Bethany is fabulous! I like the quirky birdcage :)

Sue said...

What a very tallented family you have, the box and the canvas are fantastic. Good for you for sharing your stash I know how hard that can be lol x

Sherry Edwards said...

What a talented family you are! Both the box and canvas are fabulous - how lovely to be able to craft together like that.

(Thanks for your lovely comment on my 'sketch' card - look forward to seeing yours too!)

Gez said...

Hi Jayne..just catching up with your blogging..these school hols are lasting wayy too long!! Roll on tomorrow..I intend to craft!!
Love your Mum's box. Didn't she do well. Hope she has fun filling it :)
Bethany's canvas is brilliant! LOVE the colour. Awesome.
Hope you are well & wish you a lovely week..xx