Saturday, July 19, 2014

Altered Mannequin Head Swap


Just a quick one. I have been doing a stay at home kind of swap, so I get to keep the results, which is a bit of an odd one for me. It's a polystyrene head, cheap as chips from ebay, which I decorated in a day of the dead style. I used the glass leaves, paper spiral flowers, bling, heart and ribbons using bits that the lovely Netty sent to me for the swap. I'll probably add some more to it, although I quite like it as it is.




Friday, July 11, 2014

She Art Style Canvas Swap


A bit of a departure for me, but then that's part of what I love about swaps. I joined a she art style canvas swap, run by the lovely Sian,  Not my usual style, but I thought it would be fun to have a go. My swap partner, Sarah,  wanted pale/neutral colours and liked willow tree figures. I had never heard of them but after a bit of googling I decided that they would work really well. Because this is outside my normal comfort zone I made three, and sent all of them to Sarah so that she could use them as a triptych is she wanted or just change them around. The odd lines on the dresses are because I stuck an old sewing pattern onto them. Sarah seems to like them, which is fab, a she is also my team leader on UKS and is superb, so I really wanted to make something she would appreciate.



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Junk Journal 2 Swap

Well, I had so much fun with the last one I had to do this again.  Warning - this post is photo obese!

Firstly, I have now finished binding all the books so here is a peek of the covers in all their glory.


Sue and Lynn


Sian and Irene


Pauline and Chrissie


Jules and Alison


Chris and Cynthia


Lorraine and Yolanda


Mags and Karen (who will do her covers when the book gets home)


Gill and me

Also, here is a closer look at mine. There are more pages than this, but you get the idea. I love how chunky the books all are.














I still have to package them up and add in some extras for those lovely swap partners who sent paint chips (for another project) but they should be on their way home early next week and that will wrap up another sap.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Comic book ATCs (warning - more postage stamp heads)

Okay, when I said in my previous post that it would be the last of the postage stamp people, I lied! I did some more, this time with comic books. Some I really like, some are a little too busy for it to work, but overall I think most of them worked out okay.  Sorry about the poor quality - technology hates me!




Have a good one, and thanks for looking.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Stamp head ATCs (last one - I promise!)

These really are the last of my adventures with postage stamp heads. For one thing, I'm mostly just down to standard queeny head stamps now. I thought I would try something other than magazine images with them. Mixed results methinks. The first lot are a mixture of a vintage style couple stamps that I forgot I had (not sure whether I prefer them landscape or portrait) and some body stencils. The second lot are with my Stampotiques, as they are the only other body stamps I have. The most detailed ones don't work so well for me as they fade into the background, so I have just chosen the remaining ones. I have done more, but they are much of a muchness so these are just examples.




Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stamp Head People ATCs (again!)

More stamp head people ATCs. I do love making these but I think I'm a bit of a one trick pony when it comes to them. You know, take a magazine image, stick a stamp on, a bit of pen, a bit of washi tape, and bob's your aunty's brother. I don't have many people stamps though and my drawing skills aren't up to bodies. Just had a thought though - the standard queen's head type stamps may work with my Stampotiques as they are not too big. Off for a play - hopefully I can get some more done in a different style.







Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Freaky People Tags

I am in love with doing weird freaky people at the moment (see my stamp head ATCs) so I have also made some freaky tags. No postage stamps this time, just cut up magazine images. I went through my embarrassingly large stack of fashion mags and cut out bodies, legs and heads and then mixed and matched them. Stuck them on to inky painty tags and roughly (it is supposed to be rough - honest)  outlined them. I'm quite pleased with how most of them came out, although some are not freaky enough for my liking! They have names because they are being sent with the junk journal swap I am running over on UKScrappers.







I still have some tags left over so I may just make some more for me.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the day.