Sunday, 25 April 2010

Cybered out....

didn't get much done today because I have had a stonking headache all day that I can't shift and didn't feel like doing much :( I didn't do bad though and got £3050 for the thimbles :D

So heres the rest of my creations

Pall Mall by Angel crafts

Pentonville by Countrycrafter

I'm going to revisit this because I haven't done Carolines class justice with my LO as I was rushing!!! - wish I had known they were going to extend the deadline LOL


Thats all folks LOL :D

J xx

I just wanted to add congrats to my friend Sue for finishing her second London Marathon - I still think she is mad though LOL

Saturday, 24 April 2010

There seems to be a bit of a breakdown ....

on the UKS CC front so I will show you what I have done so far LOL


Bow St by Gertie

Angel Islington by Angie

The Strand by SarahY

Oxford St by Bexter

Click the pics for the class pdf link :D - I have removed the links from the pics as it was stopping the pics being enlarged - sorry!!!! click the titles instead :D


Back soon.......

..... I'm cyber cropping :D

So just to give you something to look at - check these amazing pics out :D

see you soon :D
J xx

Monday, 19 April 2010

I apologise if its getting boring...

but I am addicted to jewellery making at the mo LOL :D

this is another of the cuffs I bought incPeacocks for just £1 !!!! (sorry but I have two more to play with yet!!! LOL)
I stuck vinatge music paper to this one with Claudines matte medium and coloured with distress inks in Victorian velvet, dusty concord and broken china.
I covered it all in rock candy stickles, carefully applied with abig splodge on my finger LOL - they are super sparkly and pretty :D
I sprayed the Prima camelot rose with tattered rose distress ink mixed with water and glazed it with utee.
Added a scraps of vintage lace, a couple of buttons and a velvet bow.
And just for good measure I added some rock candy to the rose LOL

I'll try really hard not to do any more jewellery this week I promise LOL

Hugs'n'sparkly snogs,
J xx

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Here it is :D

I had to make a slight change as my glossy accents was a disaster LOL - for future reference use thin layers and let them dry inbetween otherwise it doesn't dry out on top of a non porous surface like utee ;)

Its also impossibe to do this with utee using a heatgun as it melts underneath the frame and makes a big old mess LOL :D

I tinted my utee with butterscotch alcohol ink (whilst dry powder and waited for the alcohol to evaporate) and melted in my meltpot along with some metal flakes.

I placed my TH ornate frame over a stamp and then poured the utee over it.
Leave it to cool - don't be tempted to touch it because it hurts!!! I can vouch for that (again!!!!)
Then added some perfect pearls and distress stickles :D
I put pearl acrylic paint on the back of the utee to make it shimmer from the front :D

I was inspired to do the ruffle when I watched The Secrets of Moonacre yesterday (which is a lovely family film by the way :D )
The girl on there was wearing a dress with a ruffle type collar and open neck with a pretty necklace on top - I ahd to then go and find something to cut up to make one LOL
The ribbon is 7gypsies (Savanah I think??) and the dangley embellies were on a necklace that came with a vest top I bought from work (Debenhams - Red Herring)

I am still working on the other frame but trying to do it a bit more patiently this time LOL

Hugs'n'vintage snogs,
J xx

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Can you tell what it is yet???


a Sneaky peek :D

Can I resist sticking my fingers in the glossy accents???? LOL - errr no - I've done it twice already LMAO :D

Blog Bits again :D

Here's a gorgeous challenge site with beautiful images and major kudos to Zuzu who has been featured on this weeks challenge :D

My lovely friend Toni has been on a TH style class here

Jak has an amazing give away for anybody who loves pro markers

AND best of all IMHO :D

Prima has another fabby give away...... mmmmmmm :D

Hugs'n'lucky snogs
J xx :D

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Glazed flowers+ brass cuff =

I have been playing with my meltpot and utee this weekend and loving the results - this jewellery is sooooooo me :D

Now this ring is technically altered as it was a shop bought ring that the embellie came off and was lost :(
I stuck on a Prima pebble with diamond glaze and gathered a piece of lace with a running stitch and stuck this down again with DG.
Added a uteed paper flower and some charms, some rock candy stickles and distress stickles to add a little sparkle and grunge:D

This necklace is made from two altered dominoes (ones a mini one).
The large one is covered in Prima pastiche, inked round the edges and a piece of lace stuck down the edge before being uteed.
The second is stamped the same way as previous altered dominoes.
Added lots of embellies, including another glazed paper rose - are you spotting a theme yet??? LOL

I bought this metal cuff for £1.50 (and going back for the rest tomorrow LOL ) I coated in TH Cracklepaint in scattered straw and then inked with Dusty Concord, Broken China and worn lipstick. In between each colour I gave it a coat of Claudine Hellmuths Matte multi medium to seal it. I then added the lace and used rock candy stickles over everything.
My prima flower was sprayed with a mist made from tattered rose and pearl Perfect Pearls then dunked in utee to glaze :D
I added a glazed silk violet and rose leaf, some bling, a press stud, and punched a hole with my cropadile and added beaded accents and a clock hand.

Most of the items are available from Happy Daze if you want to have a play :D

What do you think???
I'm not parting with these so don't even ask LOL :D

Hugs'n'vintage snogs,
Julie xx

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

New Challenge blog for alterers :D

Alter It Monthly is a new Challenge blog. We know there are a few out there, but many are closing, many are very limiting by insisting on a certain size shape or item and most only give you a week to get your project in. If you are like us, you sometimes like to do a large project over the space of a couple of weeks, so a weekly challenge isn't suitable.
And sometimes its difficult to decide on a project. "what will I make?" you think as you stare at a box full of items waiting to be altered. Having a challenge site suggest an item or a theme might be all you need to get you moving.

So here is a MONTHLY challenge, aimed at altered art enthusiasts of all standards. It doesn't matter if only two people take part in a month, it will be worth seeing your work. if you don't have time to join but have a previous project you would like to share then please do. It will get us all blog visiting and sharing ideas.

and to kick us off, April's theme is Altered matchboxes... To take part simply leave a comment with a link to your matchbox, wherever it is.. (for example a blog or a flickr account... )

Monday, 5 April 2010

I was inspired :D

By the gorgeous cuff on Lindas giveaway :D
So I decided to have a with a piece of grungeboard and lots of TH ideaology thrown at it LOL
Now I know its nothing like Lindas as her is just fabuloso in the extreme but I don't think it looks too bad now :D
When I first did it I wasn't happy as it just didn't look right and still looked like a piece of grungeboard stuck on lace -but I have inked, distress stickled, rock candied it to within an inch of its life and I like it now :D
The keyhole is the TH alteration die cut out of shrink plastic and inked.
The lace is a vintage piece I bought off ebay.

I altered a mini domino using my cute angel stamp again and added loads of vintage buttons and a few extra charms.

What do you think???
I'm loving it now :D

Oh and I have to say, I had to scrub my hands with good old wash andgo to get rid of the inky stains before my lovely hubby would take a photo LOL
Thanks hun :D

J xx

Stunning art give away

how beautiful would this look on my wrist???

Now you can all enter, but you must understand it has my name on it LOL - I wish :D
Oh to be this talented!!!

Hugs'n'wishful snogs,
Julie xx

Thursday, 1 April 2010

And the winner is.......

Congratulations Ginny :D Please contact Rebekah to claim your prize :D

Thanks everyone for all of the lovely comments on my project :D

I also won a little something too :D
I won Leighs lovely domino necklace :D

Blog bits
(sorry pinched that from UKS LOL)

Congrats to Dan who has not only been asked to join a design team but two design teams - not surprised though as his work is amazing :D

Ruth has a lovely new LO here using the Prima Pastiche papers I used on my blog hop LO
Also found this lovely floral belt tutorial