Wednesday, 19 October 2011

WOYWW - Love potion number 9 bottle

This week on my desk, technically my shelf because I had a hell of a time photographing it is my finally finished altered bottle that I have been doing with the most fabulous Andy Skinner. I didn't have all the supplies he used as I improvised on a few, in the spirit of using what you have and I am more than happy with the outcome. The label is from Waltzing Mouse Stamps and is the Wanda's Pantry set.

This is the before Picture

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Dina Workshop Day 2 - Coptic stitched book

Day 2 at the Dina Wakley workshop over at Art From the Heart saw us making fabulously textured pages and a coptic stitch bound book. This is the first time I have done this kind of binding so I was very happy yo have a go!

My front cover involves lots of texture and many many layers of paint combined with stamping and doodling. All stamps were Dina stamps produced by Stampington and available at Art From the Heart in the UK.

This is my book open so you can get an idea of the many different pages and textures. And below are pictures of the individual pages, as you can tell it is not finished yet, but I don't think it ever will be. The subject is your past, present and future.

The final picture is of my coptic stitch. Very happy with the result!

Monday, 17 October 2011

Dina workshop Day 1

Friday was the start of a wonderful weekend at AFTH with the most fabulous Dina Wakley.  The first day was all about drawing birdies Dina style, something I had asked her to do so I was so chuffed she choose to teach it to us! This is my first practice piece on water colour paper.

This is my finished piece on a wood framed canvass. Totally awesome day full of fun and laughter and learning. I foresee a birdy journal in my future.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

sorry for the vanishing act!

Services will resume next week once the antibiotics have kicked in and the tooth that is causing issues and an infection has been dealt with. Not feeling very crafty.

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