Craft space update....

I have finally reached a stage with my craft space that I am happy with, and happy to show you all too. There is still many boxes and shelves to sort through, but the important bits are now done, so pop over to the page at the top that says 'craft space' and take a nosey :-)


An Altered Alarm Clock

Today I would like to show you an Altered clock I created using Dusty Attic paint and chipboard pieces....
I started by taking the casing of the clock apart, and laying it all out. I used DA paint in Crushed Olive and covered all the metal parts.
Before reconstructing the clock again, I continued to distress the casing some more with a small brickwork stamp and some sandpaper. 

For the brickwork base, I drew around the casing onto a sheet of cardstock and cut it. I used DA chipboard bricks to create a wall effect and adhered them with hot glue.

Before gluing the wall effect backing in, I used a range of DA paints and a small stiff brush to stipple colour onto the bricks.

For the chipboard fence and vines, I used DA paints again but this time I used a small sponge to dab colour on and blend it in where needed.

Lastly I simply added some blooms and metal pieces to build up the secret garden look.

Creaing Texture Workshops at Papermaze

This Saturday, 28th September I will be holding a class at the shop in Otley. This workshop is all about creating texture on your craft projects, and the techniques learnt can be applied to Art Journals, Cards, Scrapbooking and Altered Art pieces. In fact it is suitable for crafters of all abilities.

You will leave with six chipboard tags, each decorated using a different technique, and a pretty, sturdy box to store them in. We will be playing with some of the newest products available in the shop, and all that is required for you to bring is your lunch and general crafting tools you like to use. We are a small friendly group and love to welcome new crafters.
Workshop attendees will also receive 10% discount in the shop on this day.

You may like to bring your own small photos to personalise each of your tags, or your favourite phrase stamps.

Simply contact us via email, Facebook or phone (01473 892195) to enquire or reserve your place.

See our website here for details of all of our workshops on offer.


A little birthday treat...

This weekend just gone was my birthday and I decided that I would like to treat myself to a class or workshop on the day. Luckily, Hels Sherriden was holding one not far from me, so myself and my mum went along. It was a miserable day, so we were glad to be indoors crafting and this is the canvas I created...

There is loads of texture, blending of paints and flowers...just how like like it! :-)

I loved how we used Treasured Gold over black paint to created an old metal effect. 
So this week I am unbelievably busy. I have a crafty, work related 'thing' to do tomorrow which I am super nervous about (to the point of having bad dreams about it!) but if it all works out ok I will be shouting about it after. Sorry to tease but I don't want to jinx it in any way! I am also going away to teach at the PaperArts retreat in Swindon on Friday and Saturday, which leaves little time for much else this week! Maybe I'll get a little crafty play one day next week...(insert sarcastic laugh to self!)