Monday, 12 September 2011

Starlight, Starbright

Finally managed to sit down yesterday and do some crafty stuff while watching the grand prix. We've just redecorated our bathroom and in the process we got paint on the light pull so I thought I'd have a go at altering it.

After getting craft stamper magazine and the freebie star stamp the idea really began to take shape, but I wasn't sure exactly what would work, so I tested out the idea on an ATC.

The background is baltic blue fresco finish paint, spattered and stamped with white and black acrylic (inspired by the fab work of Anika  - if you haven't seen her blog before, check it out). I also sprayed it with a turquoisy colour perfect pearl and rubbed with some turquoise metallic rub-on stuff.

I stamped the star image on a book page and cut them out. The birds were cut using the Tim Holtz movers and shapers die and outlined in black pen to match the stars. I also stamped little stars in wild honey distress ink and outlined in pen before cutting out. I glued them all onto the ATC card with multi medium.

I liked the look so I did a simplified version on the the light pull. No idea if this will really stand up to use in a steamy bathroom, but there's a big stick of dowling in the garage if I need to make another :0).

Have to say I love that star stamp so I also made this quick card, colouring with promarkers and layering with some fab spotty paper from Prima. I like the design but, was a little impatient with witing for ink to dry so it's a bit smudgy (might have to redo it and be more patient this time).

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

A bit of brain art

Sorry I've been so quiet lately (it's been nearly 3 weeks since my last post).  I've been having a really busy couple of weeks attending a conference in Toulouse for work, then rushing back for a family wedding, with a nightmare train journey from Kings Cross back up north (4 hours delay!). Just don't get me started on the cost of peak time rail tickets!!!

Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting back to crafting this weekend and catching up on everyone's blogs. In the meantime check out this website I found which has some fascinating bits of textile art based on brains!

À bientôt (see you soon)