Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Wall hanging

I watched a great demo on Create and Craft today - Nicky from Polkadoodles was demonstrating how to do a wall hanging, which involved priming the canvas with Gesso, using stencils and pan pastels, stamping, and paper flowers. My imagination went into overdrive - which, believe me, is wonderful after a stale few months!!

i took a couple of screenshots on my ipad :-

I've got a canvas (picked one up at Poudland), Gesso, stencils. I don't have pan pastels, but may stipple distress inks instead (I'll do a try out first).  And maybe I could use a Dylusions spray too....

Can't wait to play - tomorrow is hospital visiting, and work Thurs and Fri - but Saturday I'll be playing!!

Pam x

Birthday card update

As promised, a better photo of the card I posted about yesterday, the card I've made for my brother's birthday.
It's still not a great photo - just cannot get used to my new Fujifilm camera and seem incapable of taking a half decent close up shot of anything. I so wish I hadn't given away my older model, which took the most superb photos :(   Ah well, maybe I'll get used to this eventually.

Without more ado, here's the photo:-

It all looks very flat - you can't see the raised embossed detail on the Coredinations card unfortunately, so you'll have to take my word for it!  I'm really pleased with the 'real life' version - think my brother will be too :)

Monday, 8 April 2013

Back - finally!

Well - what can I say?  It's been far too long, don't know where this year has gone.  What with recovering from surgery, touch of the winter blues, returning to work part time and a big dose of procrastination, little crafting has been done.  And too much time on Pinterest too!

So - having abandoned the craft room in recent times, it was time for a blitz in there.  As all papercrafters know, we accumulate so much stash, which gets piled up and forgotten about, and it all becomes too much.

I needed some new shelving, and hit upon a great little unit from Argos - very easy self assembly. It fits beautifully at the back of my deep office desk, and still leaves me a lot of room to create. I've stored all the stuff I use most often on there - tools, inks, glues, stickles etc - used to drive me mad keep having to get up to find them each time.  No doubt these shelves will soon get filled up haha!

So, major blitz has been done, stash has been put away (ooh and I found so many lovely goodies I'd forgotten I had!) so let the creating commence!  Wednesday will be my chance to play in there - have got a lovely idea for my brothers' birthday card, so will be starting work on that

See you soon!  Trying to work out how to upload photos using Google+ !!

PS Finally worked out how to upload photos with Google+ - couple of pics to show my new shelf unit - got it from Argos. Yay!