Sunday, 29 September 2013

October Journal page

I have just finished October's Calendar Journal pages, a fairly simple background of dylusions sprays with the days a mix of pumpkins and maple leaves.  The leaves cover the days I am visiting Gemma in Canada and I think they complement the pumpkins pretty well.



Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Karen's kilt pin

Over on the Secret Swappers part of UK Scrappers we are swapping kilt pins.  I made one for Karen, who didn't have any specific preference for colour or theme, which is something that always panics me a bit!

I used a silver kilt pin and charms, with a mix of beads in shades of blue.

Halloween Chunky for Frances

I can't believe it is time to make a Halloween chunky again already, it hardly seems any time at all since I made Bones and sent him on his way!  This year I have Frances as my swappee, and she expressed an interest in vintage style images and nothing scary!  This felt totally different to my usual Halloween ideas, and I did struggle a bit. 

I ended up with a much simpler looking chunky than usual, although the paint finish on it took up quite a bit of time as there are 5 layers in total:  gesso to seal, two coats of black acrylic for coverage, a thick coat of crackle paint and then orange acrylic rubbed well in to get into the cracks.  I used some Graphic 45 paper for the front and back with digital downloads from for the top and sides.  I had a couple of buttons which suited the images quite well but as I didn't want to cover them up too much I didn't want to add too much more.  I couldn't find anything suitable to sit on top either, so left this bare.

View of front: 

View of left side: 

View of back: 

View of right side: 

The top of the chunky:  

I hope she likes it!