Saturday, 16 March 2013

Steampunk mannequin


Just a quick one i'd thought i would share with you my steampunk mannequin i made a couple of months ago, i don't have it now as my sister wanted it lol :) i didn't realise that i hadn't post it on here i've since bought another one i just need to get around to decorating know how it is!

This is what i did: for the skirt i used some fabric i got with some flowers that i had received, so i folded the fabric in half and put a running stitch to create a waist band, i then got my heat tool and burnt holes in it...this was great fun but  i did have to control myself lol. The flowers are made from metal foil and i used Tim Holtz tattered floral dies for the flowers, i then used an embossing folder to add more texture along with a bit of alcohol ink, i then shaped the flowers and stuck them on with a hot glue gun. the belt is a bit of chain that i acquired from somewhere!?! and attached some metal embellishments onto it. the wings are made from metal plumbing tape and used the patch work metal technique with alcohol inks. the other embellishments i had picked up along the way....the ball chain around the neck is a bit that was left over from some blinds we had fitted so that also got a splash of alcohol inks on them too!

Thank you for stopping by and looking
Take care Elx

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Happy New Year...I know it's a bit late!

Hellooo everyone

I hope you all had a good Christmas and a happy new year.... i know it's near the end of January but seriously where has time gone!! but me being me i'm either behind with everything or super organised never seem to run on time.... most be a Libra thing!

Sooo i've joined the art  journaling calender challenge....i started off by running late with my January page and now i've caught up and I'm on April - see what i mean it's all or nothing lol!

January - this one does look a little different now, i've added alot of doodles but using a white pen so you can't really see it...but it is there i promise :)

February - one of my favourite stamps-Moth fab by Stampotique. I did a purple page as this is the colour of the birthstone Amethyst for February and everybody else was using red for's looks a little blue on here but i'm sure that's my photography skills that i lack! ;) 

                                        March  page, this is how it started....

 This is how it finished...... 
i really enjoyed making this page and the colours are to represent spring. The stamps are by the octopede factory, i lurve Lily's designs :)

 I found the quote on pinterest i think "if i was alice i would have never left wonderland" that sums me up to a T!

 The background colours are of Tim's spring collection i used a drop of refill ink and made them into sprays and also used some of Dyan's spray's too..i've also used perfect pearls on the mushrooms, but again the photo's don't show this.

 April-not quite finished yet but i used Dylusions ruby rainbow.In England, April usually means April showers,(although these days i'm surprised we haven't got webbed feet with the amount of rain we have!)so i thought i used a rainbow of colours as we do get many rainbow's at this time of year and if you want colour Dyan's sprays are the best for this!

The song "rain drops keep falling on my head" popped in my head while i was making this page so i had to put it in...i have been watching Kate's dvd so i had picked up a couple of ideas with what she was using and showing. i found a Claudine Hellmouth foam stamp, in my wee collection!, in the shape of raindrops - ideal i thought!

Thanks for looking 
take care