Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pretty things, mojo and imaginary boyfriends

I think my crafty mojo has returned. I plonked myself down in the studio yesterday and was determined to stay there until something good came of it. And something did... but I can't show you. Well maybe just a peek.

This 'I can't show you' project is for a swap and I don't want to spoil the surprise. I joined an Artist Trading Block Swap over on craftster. Blocks of wood the size of an artist trading card + 1.5" thick are embellished and gussied and otherwise prettied up. There are several completed ones sitting here now as they are rather addictive and loads of fun to create.

Then, late last night I snuck back into the studio and continued to work into the wee hours. So, I do have a couple of items I can show off.

An Artist Trading Block and Altered Canvas using the oh so pretty Botanical Tea collection from Graphic 45 (which is just bees knees). Here's a better look at those projects...

Artist Trading Block Materials: block of wood, wooden doodads and bits, May Arts Ribbon, jute twine, Vintage Postcard Fairies Collage Sheet, Petaloo Textured Elements. Graphic 45 Botanical Tea, G45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys, G45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes acrylic paint, self adhesive pearls, Metallic Mini Brads

Altered Canvas Materials: 4" CanvasCorp Stretched Canvas, Graphic 45 Botanical Tea, vintage buttons, jute twine, Mini Red Pip Berry Garland, Petaloo Botanica Collection, Petaloo Mixed Textured Mini Blossoms
Today I'm working on boring old graphic design stuff (which isn't very fun at all) but I will have something quite nice to show off tomorrow. So please come back for a visit and a peek with a cup of tea and some nice cookies too.

Speaking of cookies... I believe I've gone and become a Cumberbatch fan girl. While on my sick bed I watched Sherlock and now I'm completely smitten with dear Benedict. *dreamy sigh* Have you seen Sherlock? Highly recommend it.