Friday, 30 August 2013

September Calendar pages

I have managed to squeeze in some more crafting for August, my calendar pages for September.  I liked the background but it has been nearly lost behind the punched journaling circles.  Themed around the Autumn Equinox, with info about it around the outside of the pages.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Door/Wall Hanger

Back on the Secret Swappers, I am taking part in another swap, this time decorating and swapping a door hanger to the other person's theme or quote.  I was making for Frances and her quote was "Please don't frighten the Mojo away"

The wording on this was always going to take up most of the space, but I wanted the Mojo to be a kind of fairy who was originally going to be trapped inside the birdcage but later I changed my mind and had him hovering outside instead.  I hope she likes it!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Mini Canvas received!

My own theme for the mini canvas swap was Gothic Shrine, and I received this absolutely gorgeous little treasure from Justine:

Thank you Justine!

Mini Canvas and Easel swap

This is the first swap on UK Scrappers that I have hosted, so a bit special for me.  The brief was to decorate a mini canvas and easel in the theme of my swappee. 

I had a lady called Joy, whose theme was dragons.  I thought it would be easy, but these  canvasses are tiny and it took me a lot of searching to find a small enough dragon for the main feature.  I finally found I had the right one in my possession all along, and made a mould of it so I could remake it in Fimo.

I chose to decorate the back of the canvas as the main side, so I could put the dragon in the niche created by the frame, sleeping on a bed of treasure;  I put a dragon image on the front too so Joy can display either side as the whim takes her.

August Calendar Journal

Anyone who is paying attention  may notice that July hasn't been posted, that's because I didn't finish it completely until after I had started writing in it, and I am not comfortable letting anyone read my diary entries I'm afraid! It was only a boring page anyway...

I have had August planned for months though, so I was able to get it finished and photographed before I had started writing in it, so here it is: