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Sunday, 30 May 2010

Curious again?

Moira has kindly sent me pics of the mirror I altered for her as part of this swap :D

This is the back of the mirror - I printed a picture I found on the net on to a piece of canvas paper and coloured it with water colour pencils.
Inked the edges and stuck it down with glossy accents.
The mirror was painted with TH cracklepaint in scatterd straw then distressed with inks, metallic rub ons, distress stickles andanything else I could throw at it LOL
added lots of embellies like scraps of lace and metal embellies from my stash




For the front of the mirror I printed the Alice stepping through the looking glass in mirror image so that it was the correct way round on to acetate.
I tinted it with alcohol inks and found that because it was on a mirror Alice wasn't very clear.
I decided to print the image again on the canvas photo paper then cut her out and glued her on with more glossy accents.
I used loads of GA on all the lace pieces so that it was hard and added more embellies including clock hands, and a red crystal heart.

I used metal punches on the handle of the mirror then rubbed ink in to them to highlight the words "CURIOUS" and "WONDER"
added some more lace, a tassle from a handbag charm and two chess piece charms that I had coated in distress embossing powder :D

I'm pleased to say Moira loves it :D

Hugs'n'curious snogs,
J xx

Sunday, 23 May 2010

I have some news...

....I am now a member of the Bubbly Scrumptious design team :D
I had to read the email from Caroline twice because I thought it was the ussual thanks, but no thanks LOL :D
I can't wait to get started and a huge thankyou to Caroline for choosing me :D

I ahve also been playing :D
Sorry, but its more jewellery LOL


an altered domino penadant using graphic 45 paper











an altered domino brooch also using graphic 45 paper











a pendant using fusible film and loads of embellies thrown at it :D









and another pendant which I have made as a present for a friend using memory glass, alcohol inks and a photo of her and friends at Whitby gothic weekend




The two pendants are for sale so contact me if your interested and when I have added them to ebay I will add the item numbers :D

Hugs'n'steampunk hugs,
Julie xx

Ooo I forgot to add this.... check out this amazing cricut cover :D

Saturday, 22 May 2010

How curious...


I took part in an Alice themed altered item swap with two of my lovely talentedfriends Moira and Carol, who are really to blame for all of my altered work LOL
I stupidly forgot to take pics of my work before I sent it so have to impose on them to be kind and send me piccys :D


Here's the gorgeous nicho Moira sent me :D













And here's the beautiful necklace Carol made me :D









In return I sent Carol this pin with an altered spoon and charms
















And I altered a mirror for Moira, which I will post when I get a piccy :D

Hugs'n'wonderful snogs,
J xx

Monday, 17 May 2010

It didn't even make the blog....

... and its sold LOL
I'm over whelmed by the response to my facebook group and I have sold four pieces already!!!
I hope the new owners like them as much as I do :D
I'm working on a couple of dominoes at the mo, but waiting for glossy accents to dry is frustrating!!! utee is much quicker but a whole let messier LOL :D

Hugs'n'snogs
J xx

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Steampunk kilt pin


This has a working watch attached to a chain with a lobster claw clasp so that you can unclip to read the time :D
It also has watch parts, various charms and a pen nib.

Hugs'n'snogs,
J xx

edited to add I've sold this in ten minutes!!!! LOL

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Altered serving spoon pendant

I got this fabby serving spoon from a charity shop and bashed away atit to flatten it out - I had to get hubbys big hammer out for this one though - my little making memories one was just getting laughed at LOL :D

It then took me about a week to drill the holes with my little archemides drill ( I NEED a Dremel LOL) anda few blisters along the way :(

I used a vintage pic from Art creations Friday challenge blog printed on to canvas and then inked with TH distress inks.
I was going to use my metal punches again but it wasn't working well as the spoon was just too hard!!!

I added instead pieces of vintage music score and a dictionary definition - Dream that had also been inked.
Added lace, buttons, metal embellies, distress stickles, Sepia accents and glossy accents and dangley charms :D

This is a really large piece approx 5 !/4" fromthe top of the bale tothe bottom of the rose and 2 1/4" accross

And because its altered metal in can also enter it for this months Alter it challenge - Tin pan Ally :D

Thanks for all of your support on here and facebook with my new venture :D
I can't believe I have 23 members already :D

This is for sale on ebay - item number 130391791131

Hugs,'n'altered snogs,
J xx

Friday, 14 May 2010

I decided..

... that I'm going to sell some of my work :-O .....thats big for me and my lack of confidence in my work LOL:D
I have created a group on facebook where I will advertise the items I'm going to sell so if your interested its called Made by Me and is here :D

Thanks,
J xx

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Fabulous Blog Candy!!!


OMG this is the most amazing blog candy at Lynns place - and the more peeps that follow and acomment the bigger the candy!!!

I would love to win those goodies :D
Julie xx

Monday, 3 May 2010

Can you guess....


what this started life as????










Well, long before it was bashed with my hammer,drilled and inked it used to be a spoon!!!!
I have to tell you its very therapeutic bashing the life out of metal LOL :D


I stamped the word "HOPE" with my metal punches,inked it,stamped it, added some distress embossing powders and distress stickles, then gave it a couple of coats of utee :D
Added a few embellies and Bobs your uncle :D



Wish I had bought the other set of spoons from the carboot yesterday now LOL :D

I will certainly be stalking the charity shops now LOL

Hugs'n'shiney snogs,
Julie xx

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Fabby blog candy

here everyone :D

Who doesn't need Tim Holtz products????? LOL

Julie xx

Stop the press!!!!!
just spotted these gorgeous flowers :D

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Altered pocket watch


This is a pocket watch Ibought from Jeanette at Vintage Supply Co and took apart.
Quite a fun process and worth remembering there is a particulaly boingey spring in there that catapults the contents accross the room as I discovered the hard way LOL :D

I decided to use the casing and make a pendant using a pic of my Great Aunt Molly (or Mary Ellen to be precise) printed on canvas.



I cut a piece of Prima Pastiche as the baselayer then added lace,springs, cogs, watch hands and a couple of pretty embellies.
The added a watch face over the photo.
I then re-assembled the watch casing - have to say I love it :D

I'm going to add this to the Alter it challenge blog as Mays theme is Tin Pan ally - altered metal items :D

Hugs'n'altered snogs,
Jxx