Hi everyone, I created something quickly tonight as I was inspired by a few challenges out there in blogland.
I think this sentiment should say 'we CAN rule the world' lol.
I also think this is the first time I have ever used a staple on a card.
Card making has been a love of mine for just over 6 years now. It really helped me keep my sanity at times and has even led me to meeting fellow card makers from all over the world. What an amazing community this is. Lately I have also been branching out into other areas of creating. I would like to share some of my other work with you, so if you would like to have a look, please scroll further down after I have linked up to the challenges.
I was introduced to Acrylic Pouring by my Aunt. She is the reason I got addicted to this form of art and I will probably never forgive her for it LOL. Seriously, it IS addictive but it IS so much fun! Acrylic pouring is something that you have to practice at. I've definitely made some flops and I have made some that make me very happy. If you haven't heard of this technique and all the different ways to do acrylic pours, check out some of the videos on youtube. Anything you create will be unique - not one piece will ever be exactly alike.
Here are some of my acrylic pours - (then I was introduced to resin.... oh em gee.... wow)
A 30cm round board and 'matching' coaster sealed with gloss coat (will be resined later)
Canvas sealed with gloss coat.
This is an mdf board in the shape of a frog. This photo is prior to me putting the resin on top. I will show you the final result in a later post.
This is a clock that I have made from an old LP record. This has also been resined, but before I did, I added red crushed glass to parts of the surface.
This is an altered CD!
This is one of my favourites! This little ripper is part of a set of 8 coasters that I was commissioned to make for a friend. The reflection is due to the resin - it's so damn hard to photograph!
An mdf board made into a clock :)
Coaster with resin
I poured onto this small canvas yesterday and waiting for it to dry. Drying time with acrylic pouring can take anywhere from days to weeks!
This is one that I poured today! It's a decent size canvas - 14" x 18"
Another one of my hobbies is sewing. I'm really not that good at it, but I enjoy creating quilts - usually small ones that I can manage easy. My grandson has his 1st birthday coming up in November so I am creating a star wars quilt. I decided to try a pillowcase which worked out really well!
I made this stuffed toy elephant for a little girl :)
My OTHER hobby is my grandson himself. Wow, what a kid. I love him to bits. How lucky am I that he lives in the same house as me and I get to see him every day! Here's a couple of catch up photos for those of you who are interested :)
I hope I haven't bored you too much! I have been itching to show off some of my other work, so now I have. Thank you!