Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Metal Man

I was rummaging around last week and came across my dads toolbox. My dad passed away almost eight years ago and it used to hurt too much to go looking, but i actually had fun. Oh my goodness he was a messy man!! Bits of old everything electrical in this toolbox there was (he was an electrician), but i found a few bits and decided to make an atc out of the bits as a reminder of him every day when i'm in my craft room.
Also thought it only right i upload this atc as my blog is called bright eyes as thats what he used to call me :)

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Matchbox Mania

The world has gone matchbox mad! I love them! This is for a 1:1 swap on DC, I do hope the recipient likes it okay. I used the matches to make a teeny easel. Not sure what that has to do with a sealife theme, but I did it anyway!

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Don't you just love handmade

I bought some stuff to make my own moulds, so me being me i have the patience of nothing and wandered around my mums house with the pots looking for things to make moulds from. I made the one in this picture from one of her ornaments. I like her a lot. Who needs Krafty Lady what about Crafty Paula!! LOL! The rest of the atc is alcohol inked background, few fibres, words stamped on tissue and stuck on and a little metal frame. Done.

Monday, 7 April 2008

Arte y Pico Award

My Favorite Five are Listed on the Right x

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Teeny Tiny

This is a matchbox i made for a matchbox swap on DC. I've not made one before and its just so small! I had nothing to put in there so I got making. I made the base of the inside with air dry clay pressed onto a floral textured stamp and cut bits for each corner. The roses i made with air dry clay. The little butterflies were made by making a 'mould' out of friendly plastic with a charm pressed in, then i removed the charm and made clay impressions. They're not perfect but are things ever?! Then the whole lot is painted with acrylic and has some wax rub ons and a few other bits here and there. I think i like matchboxes a lot!

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Gothic Arch

My first attempt at a Gothic Arch for a swap on DC. Not seen these before and wanted to have a go. I liked working on this it was a good size, but it was weird having more space to fill!! Not very sure if this actually works, looks different than it did in my head. Theres a bit of everything on there and I had to wait on the arch drying 4 times before i could put it together :( Think I'll make some more tonight.