Monday, 31 October 2011

Altered Poison Bottle......

I've been absent from the Stampotique Designers Challenge for a while.....just because I've been busy doing other stuff, but when I saw the latest challenge, an Altered Poison Bottle, I had to give it a go!! First of all on Tuesday I had a clear out in the kitchen, and reluctantly threw away two cute little bottles. I have so much stuff already saved to alter that I really thought enough was enough. Of course, on Wednesday, I saw the altered bottle challenge, and a few minutes later I was to be found rummaging in my recycling bin, which was thankfully pretty full, and the bottles were retrieved!!
I had great fun transforming the bottle.....I had no clear plan when I started out, it just kind of evolved as I went!!
Here is the finished bottle and a few close-ups.

The tag was foil covered card, die cut then embossed. I stamped 'POISON' onto shrink plastic using Altered Alphabet and then stuck this onto the tag. The spider is from Spider Girl. I gave the tag the head and legs of Two Barrettes and added ribbons, twine and an 'Art From the Heart' heart to the bottle top. A shrunken Marci on the lid and green coloured water completed my bottle!

Thanks for looking.....


Monday, 24 October 2011

Lots to show!!!

I know I haven't been around for a while...lots going on, that I don't really want to go into, but I have still been finding time for a bit of crafting, just not much blogging. I haven't even been visiting....SORRY!!!! Hopefully things are improving now, so you should see a bit more of me!!
Thought I would share a variety of the things I have been doing over the past month with you...
First of all, another couple of She Art girls..

I have so enjoyed doing these...they are a doddle and I just love the speed at which they can be created!! Am working on a Christmas themed one at the moment, which is taking me a little longer as there are more of my own thought processes, rather than Christy's, going on. It is coming on nicely, though, so watch this space!!

I also completed the second page in my 'Circle Journal'...and here it is.....

I really can't believe I have avoided art journalling for so long....I am just LOVING it!!!

I spent a fabulous day at AFTH with Dyan making a HUGE canvas.......again, it was amazingly quick to create! Ian and Sam were staggered that I had finished it in the time I was out. Here are a few steps....unfortunately the colours don't show up so well on the finished piece :(

...and FINALLY!!! Had a great day with friends on the Ladies who Lunch Play Day.....we were a little depleted, for a variety of reasons, but made enough mess on the table for all the absentees!!! Ann was busy trying out her photography skills with her new she is taking a picture of me taking a picture of her!!!

Here is the fabulous mirror that was made on that day!!! Good old IKEA!!! Haven't done any metal work for ages and really enjoyed it!

Well, I'll leave you with that lot for now....but I also have my Dina Wakely classes to report back on, so I really will be back sooner!!

Bye for now
Jayne xx