Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Matchbox Swap

Altered matchbox swap over on UKScrappers. My swappee was the fab Rebecca and as her work is always out of this world I knew I couldn't just make her any old matchbox so instead I went for a double drawer set with a journal in one and prompts in the other...

This is what the drawers look like by themselves...

Here's the journal in the top drawer:

And here's the prompts in the second drawer...

This is what the back of each one looks like... 

And the prompts spell out...

I used a list of unusual words with meanings that I thought might invoke ideas or creativity and inspire an art journal page.

 Thanks for stopping by...
Looking forward to receiving mine :)

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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Mini Canvas Swap

Another swap on the fab UKScrappers - a 7 x 5 canvas so I went to my favourite source of inspiration - Pinterest - and then started my canvas. I found it hard to take photos to show off its true colours so I'll put a couple of photos up taken in different lights and hopefully you will get the idea. Here it is in two different lights:

I used various washi tapes and ripped papers and added Finnabair modelling paste through stencils

The ribbon was from the Range and the metal sentiment is a Tim Holtz Quote Band

Looking forward to receiving a canvas back in return :) 
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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Mixed Media Canvas

Karen over on UKScrappers set up a Mini Canvas Swap - mini meaning a 7 x 5 flat canvas board which we can decorate however we choose. On the one hand having no boundaries is great, on the other hand it can be overwhelming. In the end I just mooched through my stash, found a couple of stars and decided to go for that as my theme as I love all things Astronomy! So here's my canvas:

I attached grungeboard stars and chipboard alphas then covered the canvas in Finnabair black gesso
I painted over the gesso with Art-C Luxe Paint. 

I stencilled some paint through That's Crafty! Dinky Stencil Star Shower. I used a partial quote and printed it using my label maker then dabbed the paint over that too.

 Looking forward to seeing my swap :)

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