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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

WOYWW - Lots of Projects

Here  I am again with my latest WOYWW. Please go and see Julia's wonderful snoopy blog at Stampimg Ground, if you are wondering what I am on about!! Thanks for your great idea, Julia, I love the premise and glad to have found you!! So this first picture is from my bedroom window, over the conservatory roof... uhgg!!! I HATE snow, even though it looks pretty...

Ok... here we are at the VERY end of my desk... finally I don't have a scrap of room left, and MUST have a tidy at some time very soon!! But I have been busy. I have tried to keep going so as not to mope too much in the dismal, dark, cold days. I have been very creative and tried different things out. This book was inspired by one I found on YouTube - Followthepaperertrail... clever to use envelopes and a shape as a hinge - all will be clear in the inside pictures below. I find her work really inspiring and very easy to follow.. well worth you following the link!!

There are three roses here made from grunge paper and Christine Hellmuth sticky back canvas (the large one in the middle) introduced to me by the creative Jo at Jozarty. I sprayed them a la Tim with color wash and Glitz Spritz so they are deep in colour and wonderfully gleamy (ooo is that a word???) The others are Petaloos from my friend Cynthia aka RainbowLady, sent for my birthday - taa!!!

The sprays are beaded wires, and the background of the book is created with a technique showed me by Leandra at PaperArtsy. I used a piece of the sticky back canvas and spead sahara Terra in places, then stamped into it and coloured with Eco paints. Really interesting but must try it again to get it better...

 Here is an inside, with 2 blanks to add photos and journaling. You can see the tag centre which forms the hinge on each page - made from the C5 envelopes...

 This is the other side of a page. I used such yummy papers from Sir Tim and PaperArtsy. They are both double-sided so there will be plenty of space to decorate... the central tag hinge is only stuck at the centre so other tags can slot in there too...
 I then found a wonderful design for a Tree of Life pendent on YouTube... there are many interpretations of this and here is mine. I used chips of amazonite for the leaves and some little beads that sparkle as it moves.

 It is about 2 and a half inches across, so quite large. I will try another one a bit smaller and would like to make some earrings too... It only took about 2 hours to wrap, and was fun to do.

 Here is the card you saw a sneaky preview of last week... it was for the Stampman challenge, and you still have a week to go if you want to enter with a chance to win some fab goodies... Jill is always so generous with her prizes!!! The card below was made for a man who is a friend of mine with a birthday last week... he loved it. It is made from an image of the cover of Sir Tim's bits and pieces... I decoupaged some of the sections.

I have had a lovely crafty week, but it has not helped me be ready for crimble one bit!!!!Never mind, it will happen when it does!!! Mum is having a paddy and will prbably not come, but she is getting worse with her memory and might be ok when I ring her today!! Have a great week and a Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year when it comes.
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