Sweet Dreams Matchbox & Book

I made this a little while ago and put it to one side because I wasn’t sure what to do with it. However, I actually think now it is finished and so cute! I love making small items and especially themed things. I had a lot of little embellishments that went well with a sweets and cute theme – I love the tiny ice cream x

Victorian Curios Shadow Box

Here is my finished shadowbox. When creating it I had the idea of a Victorian Curios box in mind and the black really brings all the intricate pieces together. I think it is the little details that draw me to things like this. I am putting this up in my Etsy shop and am looking forward to my next media challenge.

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Something Close To My Heart…

I decided to write a post about something I care deeply about and that is Human Writes, an organisation that befriends prisoners on Death Row in America through letter writing. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time and knew someone who had done it before and described how much she got from it.

Continue reading “Something Close To My Heart…”

Mixed Media Is a Blessing And a Curse!

I finally feel like I am finding my way into my mixed media art journal. While it is something I’ve wanted to do for ages, I was struggling to get a balance between ideas for a page and playing with my material. Sometimes I would have it open on a blank page and not really have any what I was going to do. This was frustrating at first, and I’ve often had the ‘fear of the blank page’ but I seem to have moved past it and after playing around with different embellishments, paints and sprays I end up with an idea to explore. Part of me still holds onto the notion that it has to be an amazing piece, but I am trying to let go. That isn’t the point of an art journal, and specifically my intent was just to explore mixed media materials and enjoy the creating process, finding interesting combinations and creating different effects.

One way I have decided to create pages is through themes. The underwater page came to me after I had sprayed the blue and greens on, but I want to try more abstract themes like Memory, Escape and Enchantment. I am sure I could brainstorm a lot just from those words. I have been working on a few other things as well, including the trinket box and a mini scrapbook album. Photos are to come very soon!

I’ve Made an Etsy Shop!

I have finally created my own little Etsy shop to sell some of my items. This has been in my head for ages and friends who have seen my crafts always ask if I sell them. Well now I am! It is looking a little sparse at the moment but I am currently making a few things which I plan to put up. Been really busy the last few weeks, and my creating has been put to one side, but not for long.

An Altered Mother’s Day Box

I found this box in the supermarket on Friday and thought, for £8 I could make it really nice. Here is what I made for my Mum. There was a space to add a photo so I picked one of our cat Scully who died last year.

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A Plain Box
A Plain Box

Materials used

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The finished box 🙂

 

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A Crafting Sunday…

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I’ve been dying to try making altered matchboxes, and used these materials to create a very cute little draw thing! It was a kind of experiment but I am pleased with it. It would make a great gift x

 

Materials I used

 

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Here is the finished box:

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I have lots of ideas for different themes 🙂

 

 

Liebster Award!

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Well I was very happily surpised to be nominbated for this by Jenny at Jennymorbeymakes. Here is a link to her blog http://jennymorbeymakes.wordpress.com/ – Thanks so much for this!

5 Random things about me:

1. I have 12 tattoos and love them – want more!

2. I love cheesy dance music and dancing – although I only do it in my room!

3. I love the idea of living in different parts of the UK, like a nomad. Currently in the North, but want to live in Bath, Brighton and possibly London one day.

4. I really hate clutter – it gets on my nerves!

5. I’ve had one tooth pulled and it was pretty horrible – I have shit teeth!

Jenny’s Questions

My 5 Questions:

1. What little happy things do you do to cheer yourself up when you’re not feeling so good or just brighten your day in general?

I like to listen to fun, cheesy music, paint my nails a bright colour, look at animal pictures online and ask my boyfriend for a hug – these all work!

2. What are 5 worthwhile uses of your disposable income?

books, art materials, nail varnish, cinema tickets, yummy coffees

3. What is your most treasured possession?

Difficult question. Right now I would say my art journal. Everything can be easily replaced.

4. What is your greatest fear?
Being alone in the world.

5. How would you like to be remembered?
As someone nice, kind, funny and inspiring to others.

My Nominees:

http://blueowlart.wordpress.com/
http://twistedcopperforest.wordpress.com/
http://creativityaroused.wordpress.com/
http://thepenguintheory.wordpress.com/
http://skybluewithdaisies.wordpress.com/

My 5 Questions:

1.Where do you find inspiration?
2.How do you beat the blues?
3.If you could be a magical creature for a day, what would it be and why?
4.What would be your idea holiday?
5.What does creativity mean to you?

For those with blogs chosen for the award– copy and paste the award in your blog. Tell who nominated you with a link to my blog. Share five random things about yourself and then answer my questions. When that is all done, nominate five bloggers that you follow and send them the rules, creating five new questions for them to answer along with their random things. Have fun!

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