Thursday, 31 May 2012

Out of A Hat Creation - Wings

It is so lovely that we had 9 great entries for bing, Thank You for joining in with us. After a 1 week break I am glad to say we are back to the normal format of weekly challenge Out of A Hat Creations  and for this weeks challenge it is "Wings" a great theme and it has a lot of scope. I made a home decor paper mache box frame which I painted in gold metallic. I have stamped it and embossed in gold to give it some texture. The butterflies are made from  calico cloth that I painted in Crafty Notions colourful thoughts paints and layered over with butterfly peel offs. I have sealed with glitter modge podge and cut out then mounted onto contrasting felt and again cut around.The butterflies have seed beads on them and glitter glue. They also have been wired underneath so they can be shaped to give movement to the piece. I do look forward to seeing what you make. For inspiration do pop over and see what Florence, Janet and Chrissie have made. Thanks for looking and for your kind comments. Hugs Sandra XXX

Sunday, 27 May 2012

The Artful Times Ribbon & Lace

Challenge 5 over at The Artful Times is Ribbon and Lace, fantastic theme ladies (3 cheers) I just love lace, fabric, ribbon that's why my sewing cupboard is bulging LOL, trouble is I hate to use it up I just like looking at it LOL. Well I had this frame painted for a while now with sky blue and crackled using stormy sky, never really new what to do next with it but the theme gave me inspiration. I used graphics 45 paper for the back drop and a piece of double sided blue / pink which I rolled back to reveal the activity in the shop. I stamped around the frame with sewing theme stamps and added metal scissors and a corner piece. the lace flowers are stained with antique linen and weathered wood DI the fan is ribbon and again stained I used a piece of jute with buttons on top. The shop sign has a blue ribbon rose. The heart well its because I just love the theme. Thanks for looking and for the lovely comments that are  left I really appreciate them.
Hugs Sandra XXX

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Out of A Hat Creation - Bingo

The challenge is "Bingo" this week over at "Out of A Hat Creations" I chose the top row of lace, buttons, flower, image. This little heart hanging 50p from The Range, has been painted with pomegranate acrylic and crackled with sand over the top. then a stamped image of text and a butterfly. I have stuck pieces of text paper to it nad a strip of jute with buttons. The lace has been made into a flower with a little metal flower centre. Thanks for looking and do be sure to check out what FlorenceJanet and Chrissie have made for the challenge. I do hope you can find time to join in this challenge it will last 2 weeks due to holidays.
Hugs Sandra XXX  

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Artful Times Challenge - Birds

Over at the Artful times the new theme is "Birds" so I made a little fabric and stamping book mark. The back fabric does have text and swirls on it but my camera has not picked this up :( Anyway I cut out calico squares and stamped my little birds on to it, the machine sew to the back fabric, I have used orange as a complete contrast to lift. Thanks for looking. Hugs Sandra XXX

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Out of the Hat Creations Lace Challenge

Where do the weeks go we have now reached challenge 8 on Out of the Hat Creations and this week it is a fab theme. Well I would say that I just adore lace and have quite a bit of the stuff hee hee. My piece is a decorated beer mat really just used as the base.  I inked gold around the edge of the beer mat and stamped it with text. I painted the back ground cream and stamped with a floral swirl then on to scrim layered the cut out image this was framed with cotton  lace, layered on top of this is vintage lace and a small vintage lace flower has the button on top. The sentiment is dedicated to my Son and daughter in law they have had a long few months of seperation due to son in the forces serving abroad.
Do take a visit to Janet, Chrissie and Florence to see what they have come up with. And it would be lovely if you can find the time to join us. Hugs Sandra XXX

Monday, 7 May 2012

My Matchbox swap

I took part in the decorated Matchbox swap run by ZUZU petals and I just wanted to share with you the matchbox I received from Karen Cass. It is so very pretty and was stuffed full of little trinkets. I love it. Thank You Karen X

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Out of the Hat Creations Challenge 7

We had some fab entries last week on Out of the Hat Creations Thanks to all those that took part. This week we have "Shoes" as the theme.
We all love shoes don't we and we can never have to many.
Well my little tag is painted in sky blue acrylic paint (looks grey on the photo :( then rubbed over with worn lipstick, tea dye and antique linen. Stamped with text in black and swirls in red. The image is from French Kissed.  which I cut out and edged with ink. I added lace on her stocking tops and I thought it looked quite french so hence pretty shoes. Do pop over and take a look and it would be lovely to see your creations.
Thanks for stopping by. Hugs Sandra XXX

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Matchbox Swap

Blimey two posts in one day, anyway I wanted to share with you an altered matchbox I made. I as very brave and joined in with the Matchbox swap run by ZUZU Petals on facebook (sorry can't link) mine is off to Australia, I have gone for the vintage look and I have included a small 1.5ins bear fully jointed made out of vintage upholstery fabric by my Mum (Pebby's Miniatures)
Thanks for looking
Hugs Sandra XXX

Artful Times Time Challenge

The Artful Times challenge has "Time" as there theme, I like this theme a lot. I made a little hanging using corrugated card which I rubbed over metallic rubs and then stamped a swirl over the top. I ran blue coredinations card in a time embossing folder through the big shot cut out the clock rubbed it back distressed the edges, and distressed inked with tea dye stamped the same swirl in the middle of the clock. The hands of the clock are from pieces of a real clock. I made a small tag and DI Tumbled glass and tea dye then stamped the TH sentiment (I just love this sentiment) masked it and stamped clocks in sepia. I did the same minus the clocks with the title added some butterflies and beading. Quite effective I think.
Thanks for looking Hugs Sandra XXX