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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

WOYWW - Crafty Work... Hurrah!!

Finally managing to do a little bit more with my wrist... still not up to full on regular stuff, but happy to be making again... just wish I had the time!!! STILL looking after the grandsons and feeding 5 each night... my day finishes at 3.10pm so I can pick them up from school - normally I am just in full swing making mode at that time!!! Anyhoo, time to share the altered piece I started at the weekend, in a class with the lovely Linda Elbourne!!! Been trying to get to meet her for ages...

Well, the class was really interesting and VERY challenging - not because of the art and craft, but because we had to deface a book!!! I have NEVER done that before, but am getting into the swing of it... It started out a most LURID lime green, under it's dust jacket, when I paid £1.50 at the charity shop... it's not a very interesting book, so I sort feel justfied in altering and up-cycling it... Not yet finished but here is what it looks like now -

 I painted it in London Nights paint from PaperArtsy, then distressed it with vintage lace paint, vintage photo distress ink and some of the wonderful Inca Gold in bronze, put on with my fingers... I stamped with a script stamp, off the block, so I could get only partial prints...

 Here you can see the steampunk charm I was given. I cut out the large clock to go round it and then made a rosette when I got home, to mount it on... The lovely Linda cut minute pieces of foam for me to make the TH clock stand off the page - patience of Job that girl!!! Anyway, it worked...

 We stuck many many many pages down, and I have begun painting one lot here. I am going to make some Laura Denison pockets for some tags on the first 5 sets of pages, and then...

 We cut an aperture from the middle!!! This really WAS difficult to start, hurting the book so badly!! but I shall LURVE it when it's finished... I shall put time type stuff in my little niche... well they can't touch you for it!!! Tee hee

 And here are my signature roses!!! Made from grunge paper as ever... they look really grungy and vintage IRL... The rest are die cut and painted with distress inks...

I am loving this project and look forward to finishing it... but crafting is only bit at a time at the mo, and I am madly working on a masterpiece for the fragrant Freddie's birthday Thursday!!! Show you that after the event!!! Can't get back to DT stuff yet a while... then there's crimble cards to do/finish etc... it's all go!!!

Well, I hope you have enjoyed your little sojourn... if you don't know about WOYWW, pop over to the Stamping Ground and see our lovely Julia, whose wondrous idea this spying sharing all is!!!Thanks for the visit and I hope to see you chez vous very soon
Love and Light
I shall enter this into the following challenge(s)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - some up/re-cycling