Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Vintage Suitcase

Check out this awesome project! I keep an eye on Follow The Paper Trail on you-tube and when Laura showed this vintage suitcase I had to make it straight away. You can buy the pattern at Laura's site and she shows how to make the suitcase and decorate inside on her u-stream channel. Also check out the Trunk Full of Memories project too... it looks excellent!

The straps are made from Grungepaper using D-Rings and Hitch Fasteners.

The top has a Grungepaper pocket and I have put some Pen Nibs, Vials, Film Strip Ribbon, Hinge Clips, a Pocket Watch with a Timepiece and Game Spinners.
Laura's pattern has a mini album in the bottom section but I made some postcards using Tim Holtz stamps sets, Postcards and Stuff to Say. There are also some pieces of 7 Gypsies Mini Ephemera.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Wishing Well

I made this fun little project using the Make It Crafty Wishing Well Kit. It is so cute and it actually works lowering and lifting the bucket with the handle. The chipboard has been cut so precise and everything fits together perfectly it is great for people like me who like everything millimeter perfect!

I covered all of the pieces in Basic Grey and Imaginisce pattern paper, put some flowers on and some artistic wire poking out. There are also some little faux bubbles in the bucket too.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Clay Creations

I wasn't going to post my clay creations on my blog but I decided to after all... just because. These little guys are made from Sculpey clay and the original dragon in an egg was made from a tutorial that I got from Clay Lessons.

My baby dragon isn't as baby like as the tutorial but it was my first real attempt at scuplting so he turned out pretty well.

The little dragon above is my toddler dragon and he was my third attempt at sculpting and I decided to go with what I knew and made the face similar to the baby in an egg.

I have no idea where I was going with this guy for my second attempt at sculpting but I call him 'The Troll' for lack of a better description of what he could possibly be! I made a little rabbit hole with grass, moss, rocks and a stick for him to come out of because MAN was I struggling to sculpt hands and feet!

Each one is sculpted from scratch except I did cheat and when I finally made on arm and hand that worked out, I made a mold of it because I spent days trying to get two the same and it just wasn't happening!