A wide shot to show you my 'late night tidying up episode' over Bank holiday. I was suddenly struck by this curious malady on the way to bed the other night. I popped into my craft room to check if something was dry and ended up sorting, tidying, throwing, moving about and clearing stuff for the next hour or so!
Not bad eh? On top of the 2 boxes on the left are my ever growing number of ATCs for the swap. At the back of the desk you can see my finished altered box that we did in club… here it is….
It started out as a spice box and ended up like this…
My first effort using metal embellishments. I painted the box with a mixture of Fresco paints and then used distress inks to tone it down. I then stamped some poppy heads and wild grasses in DI inks.
The handle is mounted on 3 flat buttons stuck together. The brainwave of the lovely Nikki from Scrap club. Spurred on by this, I then spent a fab crafty afternoon with Alison (Craft cauldron) and we did some Finnabair inspired canvases. Ohhh messy and fun!
Painted and stencilled
I actually quite liked it like this!!
Then covered them with 3 layers of silk paints.
The nearly finished canvases at the end of our playdate!
I want to add the word 'EXPLORE' to mine and maybe my photo to remind me to do just that. Try, explore and enjoy new things. As Alison so rightly pointed out to me during the afternoon, If she had told me a year ago that I would be getting all inky, painty (?) altering boxes and on my second art journal, I would have laughed out loud and said "I don't do all that stuff, I only like to scrapbook!" Ha! Don't believe a word I say in future will you! (It helps if you have a lovely friend who tells ..yes.. tells… you what new stuff you are going to do next!) You know who you are!
So, why don't you try something new this week? Do share if you do!
Happy birthday to to any Taureans out there who share their birthday with me this week… One year older and none the wiser! (Me of course not you!) LOL Enjoy!
I'm off to enjoy a snoop around other desks now..