Monday, 20 April 2015

Hoarding tendancies

I'm  a bit of a hoarder.  I keep things "just in case" and since I learned that I can make something out of most things I had hoarded even more.  This year I promised myself that I would start using some of that stuff up.

I bought 3 sets of wings a couple of years ago.  They are Christmas decorations.  I think I paid about 50p each for them and when I saw them I just knew they would work on some thing at some point. They were in the drawer so long that I forgot they were there.

This is what the bottle and wings turned into.

I have used an applique, lots of flowers, pearls and a Fernli Designs frame and heart on the front after painting the bottle (labels removed of course).

Side view

The lace on the back is part of a larger piece that came from a wedding dress (not mine) and the pearls down the back worked perfectly with it.

I made this one for myself, but I am considering making another so that I can do a tutorial.

I'm just putting together ideas for a DT make.  I will keep you posted on how that goes.


Naomi xx

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Back in the game

My mojo has been  a bit flighty of late.  Sometimes I have so many ideas I don't know where to start and some times I can't think of anything remotely crafty.

On Sunday I had a weird idea, so  I ran with it.

At this point I only had half an idea. To make an angelic type piece.  I had no idea about colours or embellishments or any thing, but once the gesso went on, the ideas started to come to me.

This is what I made.  (Sorry lots of pics)

Lace appliques, a Fernli Designs frame and pearls

Flowers and a gem stopper sent to me by Louise Greenwood.  Thanks Lou x

The wings are a Christmas decoration bought a couple of years ago.  I have also added a wedding dress applique and pearls down the back

I'm really pleased with how she turned out

Thanks for looking


Naomi x