Sunday, 26 June 2011

Challenges and Presents

Hi All, I have been AWOL for the last week but I have managed to make a bookmark for a friend as a birthday present which I have entered in the Craft room challenge
and a box for my D-I-L to be. The box is all antiqued with a blue tinge as in the box is the blue garter for her wedding day. I made the box so she can keep it as a keep sake. I used Sams's technique for image transfer and it work really well.
I also missed out on a JFF challenge, those Zentangles were just amazing I  have visited the blogs and was just amazed by the work presented. This week it is the turn of  Neet and a guest artist Marie of Dollydaydreams   a great choice and I love the theme this week Marie. Those DT entries are just fab. For my entry I have used a mini canvas and used gesso on the which to swipe DIs in scattered straw, olive green and worn lipstick as well as some inka gold. I dabbed gold paint through sequin waste and then stamped my steampunk leaf onto tissue paper I then cut this out and used glue and shine to stick to canvas. I made the cogs and used the gold dabber and rock candy crackle paint. I then rubbed in metallic rubs added brads and wire. Hope you like it. Hugs Sandra XOXO


sam21ski said...

Hi Sandra

Glad the transfer technique worked for you.

Great piece for this weeks JFF steam punk challenge.

Sam xxx

Janet said...

Great canvas Sandra
Janet x

Von said...

That rock candy looks great on the cogs Sandra I'll have to remember that :) lovely box and fantastic book mark
Thank you for playing along with us at Just for Fun :)
Von x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandra. Love your ideas for the JFF challenge - Fantastic. Beautiful box for your daughter-in-Law and a gorgeous bookmark.
Regards Florence x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Sandra. What gorgeous work, that box is amazing and am sure it will be treasured, lovely details. Great bookmark too great stamping and scrummy colours.


Zoechaos said...

Hello Sandra, you've been busy! Love your Steampunk canvas great colouring techniques and the meander of wire great touch.

A wonderful gift for your DIL that garter box (cheese box improved I suspect)

And a fab bookmark, lots of inky fun.

Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun and so glad you have found Sam's techniques :) XOXO Zoe

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Beautiful work Sandra, especially love the box you've made for jenni..... counting down with you LOL.

Neet said...

Thanks for playing along with my choice for this week at JFF. Lovely to see your "coggy leaf" and the other cogs with Rock Candy on. Great idea. If you like crackle on things try Fresco by Paperartsy's crackle paint - amazing stuff.
Hugs, Neet x

Jaqi said...

Lovely Steampunk Leaf what a great idea :-)

Kim B said...

Great bookmark and your others are lovely art too. Congrats on your sons upcoming marriage. Have a wonderful day. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous gifts (I'd liked too)!
Beautiful techniques.

Thanks for playing with us at
Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m