Saturday, June 26, 2010

Swaps and more

Had a really busy day yesterday finishing off some projects I was working on during the week. Again, have used some more of my new stamps, working towards achieving the challenge I set myself last week!
Lots to Do Revisited is having a number of swaps to celebrate the launch of the new forum. Hilda very kindly allowed me to take part so I got busy with skinnies, ATCs and Tags.
The theme for these skinnies was All Stitched Up so I was able to get out the sewing machine and play with that again too. The stamps for these are from a Darkroom Door set I bought some time ago. I used my Copic markers to add some colour to the images then distress inks for the edges. The centre one, I added lace to and some stick-on bling. The skinny on the left needed something extra, so I added some fancy eyelets and tied bows with raffia. I added some buttons with raffia ties to the skinny on the right.

The theme for the tags was Quotations, and I used the new Paperartsy stamps I bought at the Craft Barn. The theme of Time was carried through on all of the tags and I kept to the same colour scheme as well. I used Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet and Chipped Sapphire distress inks and sprayed with Frost Tattered Angels glimmer mist. To finish these off, I added some bits of very loosely woven stiff fabric (don't know what it is called!) and some yarns, both of which were in the stash box from Sue.

The ATC theme was Art and I used the same stamps I had used on a previous Art ATC series that I did for another swap, but I used a different colour scheme this time. I used yellow card and Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge Distress inks, then spritzed with gold and red glimmer mists.

At Wantage, as you know if you have been following this blog, we all had little challenges to do. Zoe gave us all a peg to do something with and I have been really struggling to get something done with it. But I went to the library the other day and picked up a book on altered art. Browsing through it, I was suddenly inspired!
This is the result. I first stamped a face on tissue and attached it to the head of the peg with Modge Podge. I added hair so she didn't look bald! The dress was made from a layer of tulle and a layer of lace that I glued together, then stitched around to form the dress. I stuffed the arms with dacron filling. I made an underskirt of a dusky pink which I also used on the flowers. The flowers were made from little circles of each of the fabrics, cut with pinking shears and finished off with a little flower shaped bead in the centre and kindyglitz around the edges. I also edged the dress with kindiglitz.
I finished Peggy off with a crown cut with my Cricut, coloured with Victorian Velvet and Pumice DI and pearl dots.

Now I just have my tin to finish - maybe today! It is nearly there, it is just that paint takes time to dry when it is cold!!

Today I am also going to do my first demonstration video. Watch this space!


Zoechaos said...

Oh my you have been busy and all of it fabulous work you have whipped up somethings fabulous for the swaps and Peggy WOW she is wonderful. xx Zoe

crafty creations said...

Absoltely stunning work Janet - love all your swap pieces and Peggy is something else !!!! adorable

Hugs Hilda

mommabear said...

Fabulous work Janet I love peggy

sam21ski said...

Heck Janet, you've been extra busy, love all your stuff and it's all so different xxxxx