Saturday, 10 May 2014

altered steampunk bottle and lightbulb

Morning all,

A first ever for me !! Ive tried my hand at this steampunk larky, have to say, im not impressed with it, although I fawn over it on pinterest as I adore it, I cant see to pull it off ? any how here is my version, you might need tissues for the tears of laughter !!

I glued the lightbulb onto the bottle to start with and then used some backing papers from my pinterest board steampunk and gothic printables, I dont know how to get that here to show you, but if you want it its on my board for you, I dont know who made it, as I could not find the original maker of it - So if it is your artwork, please be assured I am not selling it or my bottle but if you can let me know I will gladly add your name to here and to pinterest 

I do not have the pleasure of owning any wings :( I will get some now though but I dont think for steampunk crafts 

So there you go my steampunk bottle with lightbulb a bit crappy but, hey I had a go and I know its not really my cup of tea 

I would like to enter into the following challenges 

Off around blog land now, see ya later everyone 

Jac x 

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Altered £1 Ballerina Shoes

Evening all, 

I am running a bit late tonight, but I got a bargain today and my mind has been thinking about them all afternoon !! 

I had to go into london to see a client today and popped into the poundland shop and saw these !! 

Well they were crying out to be altered !! 
so alter them I did 

What do you thinks ? 

They are now hanging in my bedroom

 I would love to enter them into the following challenges 

I am off to write up my report and then Ill be visiting all your lovely bloggers 

Have a fun evening
Jac x 

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

DIY Desk Tidy

Hi everyone, 

I have been saving all sorts because I wanted to make this, but it had to be the right sizes, and to be honest there is only so many pringles a gal can eat !! 

I have used 3 different size pringle cases (empty of course) a chinese spice container which is metal, a big plastic container that held nuts and 3 different size plastic bead containers

I glued them all down on a round metal tray and then sprayed them with a prima, I then gave them a lick of crackle paint, then painted again with white chalk paint and then I painted the whole this over with PVA to give it a shine and to make sure all the chalk paint stayed in place. 

Added, lots of distress inks I applied with a brush, as I find sponges dont get into the corners to well, then I glued on lots of different trims, then some flowers and finllay I added my precious cherub :) 

What do you think ?  I love it and cant wait to start using it now 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges - Things with wings (my Cherub) - Crafting from the heart - Anything goes 

I am off to town to get some flowers :) 
Jac x 

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Altered Smarties Box

Morning everyone,

I am exhausted, stayed up quite late to finish my altered smarties box - I am rather chuffed with it and how it has turned out.

This is the smarties easter egg box I used 

I salvaged these little plastic boxes from work, 
I knew they would come in handy, I cut them and made the fence with these 

The flowers and leaves came from a boot sale, I brought a massive black bag of plastic flowers, I took them apart and separated them, I think these have worked well as well 

I think you can just see the two little heads of the two birds I brought, they are very glittery green in colour, I brought them a while back and was waiting for a chance to use them, I did put one in and then felt sorry for the other one, so I put them both in :) 

I made a little sign for them 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges around Blogger land - Flowers for all 

Im off to make some much needed flowers, I am fast running out 

Have a good sunday everyone
Jac x 

Friday, 2 May 2014

Mixed Media Canvas

Morning all, 

Can I just say a big thank you to you all for your lovely comments, feedback and friendship, I never realised what an online crafty presence would do, but you are all so friendly, I wish I had joined in earlier :) 

Anyway, I finally finished this yesterday, its an altered canvas, I have a box (quite big) on my desk and I chuck random stuff in it that really does not have a proper home - Whilst I was tidying my room the other day, I thought (I know I dont think that often) why not make a canvas with all the junk !! 

So here it is 

I really really enjoyed doing this, I am still not sure if there is enough pink on it yet ? what do you think ?

This is what I am working on altering at the mo 

I would like to enter this canvas into the following challenges - Anything goes but must be altered art only

Off to leave some wonderful comments on other inspiration crafters bloggers

Have a good day
Jac x