Friday, 7 January 2011

Bad Blogger

I have no idea where time goes, one minute it's Easter, then you are wondering where Summer went, then you are caught up in the rush of Christmas and suddenly it's a whole new year. I don't make resolutions but I an so going to try and blog more often this year, well let's face it it wouldn't be hard would it.

I am starting with some Christmas presents I made. I set a rather hard task of making most people something as part of their gift and like last year I did not get a chance to take pics of most things but at least I got some of them. There was something of a theme this year with lots of people getting mirrors. you know those fabby mirrors from a certain Swedish furniture and furnishings chain store that are as cheap as chips, well actually as chips used to be as even they are not that cheap anymore, but I digress, fabby wooden mirrors which scream "alter me " at the top of their splintery little lungs. The first one uses Ten Second Studio Metal in Bronzed God, Gold Nugget and Peacock , embossed with a range of Cuuttlebug folders, Tim Holtz Sissix folders and TSS plates which was then cut into patchwork and stuck on (technical term that!). The flower is also embossed metal, stuck to card to prevent raw edges and cut with the Tim Holtz Sissix Tattered Florals die and finished with and Ideology Fanciful Accoutrements button.

The second frame is painted with acrylic paints and collaged with a corner element from the Pink Paislee Artisan Elements, bling flourish, Websters Pages Cameo, Prima butterfly and flowers and vintage image and buttons from my stash. You can see the reflection of my hands and phone taking the photograph in the mirror - how professional - not!