Good Saturday Morning Ladies,
Hands up, who's got their heating on pretty much all the time already??👐 !! We had to give in a set the heating back to come on with the timer, I'm not so fussed about the mornings, I could easily do without it then, but after about 4pm you really feel the chill in the air, my trouble is I always like to shower before I go to bed and getting out of the shower and shivering isn't fun! So I think Autumn is officially in full swing, although they seem to have missed it in our supermarkets and gone straight to winter, you name it, mince pies, Christmas cake, stollen, even festive snacks, ooh and Aldi have sprouts on 'super6' for heavens sake!!
Anyway little rant over, onto today's crafts.........
Lynda's Altered Tag
Lynda has made another of her amazing Altered MDF tags, this one has such lovely bright colours, I love how you have used different stamps to get the look of textured background Lynda, is that 'interlocking circles' embellishment a die cut ? I love the look it gives, it also works so well with the style of flowers that you have used. The thing I love most about your tags is that the more you look, the more you see, like the tiny dragonfly and the stunning little wired pearl embellishments giving a touch of elegance to the tag as well as texture and dimension. You have really grasped this 'altering' skill Lynda, thank you so much for allowing me to share your work. Xxxx
Margaret's cross stitched cards
Margaret sent me these photos of Cross Stitched cards a while a go with some others, I hadn't got around to sharing these ones and came across them yesterday, they are far too pretty to be hidden away!
The first card looks so realistic, I always think that pansy's have little faces and you have captured this perfectly Margaret, the attention to detail is amazing right down to the shadow of the leaf, amazing talent .
The second card, this time with Margaret's incredible embroidered personalisation, we were lucky enough to get a piece of Margaret's work for our anniversary and the lettering is perfect!! The detail in the roses is once again incredible, just look at the delicate little rose bud! Thank you Margaret for allowing me to share your work xxxx
My Altered Peg
It started like this
I Covered it with a pretty serviette
I then arranged some flowers
What do you think?
I bought some large pegs at Ally Pally, from the £1 shop, I thought they might be useful to hold things in my craft room, they have just sat in a box since then, so yesterday afternoon I thought I would have a go at making it look pretty!
I have had some pretty serviette in my stash for some time and have been waiting for the perfect project, so I put the two together.....
I started by covering the painting the peg with Gesso, to make a white base colour, when this had dried I painted one side with Mod Podge, peeled off the back layers of the serviette (leaving just the decorative piece) and laid it onto the mod podge, I painted some more over the top, smoothing it out as I went, I allowed one side to dry and then did the same on the reverse, making sure that the edges of the serviette are sealed down too. After these had dried I used a sanding block to remove any excess tissue and smooth off the edges, the mod podge seals the surface, protecting the delicate serviette.
I then added Trailing Ivy CE die cut in dark green and an assortment of pink flowers from my stash, some pearly bits and little stamens bunched together. I kind of like the finished peg, what do you think???
That's all for today ladies, I hope you are enjoying your weekend, how are those challenge cards coming along?
Love and hugs to all,