Saturday, 3 March 2012

I know... Twice in a week!

Well the other day I just wanted to prove I was keeping up with the 365 journal challenge, but now we are in to March properly I can share a couple of little projects I've been doing for swaps.

The items are now in the hands of the Royal Mail, on their way to their respective recipients so they don't have to be kept under wraps any more.

The first is a textured canvas with inchies mounted on it. I have no idea how it came to be so lilac in colour! It is a favourite of mine but I do try quite hard to try out other schemes. I gave the canvas texture with some Terra paint in a mustardy yellow sort of colour, and put Ranger dabbers in Cranberry and pale pink on top. And then some silver mettalic. Who'd have thought that mixture would turn lilac - it is certainly not the usual recipe but I'm just glad it didn't all go sludgy brown.

The second package to go in the post is a domino book. I made this out of really tiny dominoes coloured with alcohol ink and used lots of little scraps of things to embellish it. I hadn't tried these before but along with match boxes, which I love, they are great for using up snippets and scraps.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Where does time go?

Already it is March and we had an extra day in February! How did that happen? Time flies, it seems, whether you're having fun or not.

I have finished my February 365 journal page on time - so much easier when I'm not tied to a daily entry.

I think it must be seeing some day light on the way to and from work that is having a positive effect because I've started my March page and some other little projects for swaps too. Lets hope it lasts.

The new Craft Stamper magazine hits the shops tomorrow with some beautiful and clever ideas in it, and if you look carefully a couple of little projects of mine. Do check it out.