Thursday, 28 May 2015

Artdoll Bird for Calico Craft Parts

Bonjour people.

Time for a new make over at Calico Craft Parts.
They have these super new goodies available..........Shrine kits! And they are coolio!

Being me..............i didn't want to go down the normal route. So i didn't!
One of the twins dolls.
One metal scourer.
One pair of metal bird legs.
They were the basic ingredients. Throw in some paint, oodles of rust.........and this is what happened......

She's not going to be everyones cup of tea.......but i love her. Must have been a hell of a transformation.......the twins actually believed it wasn't one of their dolls!!

I totally love her hair. Mad crazy artdoll bird.
If you want to read how i made her and to see more detailed pics.......hop over to the Calico blog, where there are oodles of more pics!
And while you're can grab a shrine kit. ;)

Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Lightbulb Moment

I'm not going to go on about my absence from the blogging would be a big fat pack of lies!
Fact is......i'm rubbish at blogging!
BUT.....the main reason for my return is Calico Craft Parts. They are back! Bigger and better than before......and i'm sooooo chuffed to be invited back to design for them. 

My first piece for them is actually an arty piece i made for a swap i organised, Basically we had to upcycle something we were throwing out. I chose a lump of wood that my bossman was slinging out having sawn the leg off of a shelving unit! My swap piece was going off to a crafty pal called Jo, so i thought it would be nice to incorporate her name into the piece.........

The lump of wood was rusted up with ten second studio paint, pot luck sometimes as to how the paint dries. Pretty happy with the way it turned out!
The limbs were made with air drying clay and a mold, which were then painted with Decoart quinacridone gold and then a bit of stamping over the top. 

Using a craft knife, i cut out the belly and filled it with glossy accents and watch parts. She was going to have a head......but i broke it! Hence the lightbulb moment coming into effect!

I embossed the mini wood plaques with rust powder and added canvas strips that were stamped with the lettering. Love these mini plaques........a real staple thing to have in your craft stash.
Final thing was to add the lightbulb for the head. This was a pain in the butt, and i did say 'sugar' a few times. ;)

I kinda liked her in the end......and apparently Jo did all was good. 

The new Calico blog is nearly up and running.....will post the link when it goes live. In the meantime, skip over the shop and have a mooch. You'll find oodles of things that will want to come and live with you. 

Because i haven't blogged since before Christ.......high chance no-one will read this! 
But if you do, i salute you and say big thanks.


Thursday, 22 September 2011

Mark's Biffday Card

Oh my gosh!!! I'm writting on the new blog!! This is soooo different to my other one! Am seeing how i get on with this before transferring over!!

Anyhoo....twas my friend Marks birthday yesterday...and this was the card i made for him!

I used barn door and wild honey distress ink and droplets of water......loving the splatter effect you can get with just splodging the ink top!!!
All the stamps i used are by Stampotique.......can't remember this fella's name, but he's oh-so-groovy!!!! Am also loving the little stick fact i just LOVE Stampotique stamps. I wish i had the whole collection...but thats never going to happen, unless i win the lottery!!!
I'm not sure about this determined to stick with it. Just annoying though, because it took me a year to learn how to use the other blog!!! What with Facebook changing....its all just too much technology for me!!!!
So i'll see....i think i need lessons before i'm convinced though!!!
Until next time..and i have no idea when that will be!! ;o))