Friday, 22 January 2010

A Bit of Whimsy

This is something a bit different for me, not sure if you could call it Altered Art – but it’s my bit of whimsy.
I have used a new playing card as the base, ageing it with a mixture of stamping ink, rubbed on and then rubbed off with a tissue and some colouring chalk.
Box of bits
The photo came from this box of bits I got from a car boot sale for a couple of pounds, a funny place to find just one small photo.
card 3
The tickets are genuine old bus/tram tickets, another find, this time from an Antique Market for pence.
Bag of birds Close up bird
The dove is new, from Hobbycrafts (£1.49 per pack),  but I have rubbed a bit of brown chalk into it to make it look aged. I just love it, birds are so in at the moment.
Card 2
The key was from bracelet I found in a sale in New Look, it was about £1.99 and had about 20 little key charms on, which I took off, it was like finding treasure!
The small butterfly circle  is from  K & Co Cut’ n Paste Die Cut Cardstock Ephemera (569805), and finally, the thread is just a length of embroidery cotton wrapped round several times.
This started out as a modern Valentine in my head but I sort of got distracted…..  but I am dead chuffed with the result, this is a keeper, for my treasure box.

Happy Birthday To Me

It’s my birthday! 
…… And I’ve just got to show you the card my sister made me.  Look at the mat and layering – I have taught her well!
I have a feeling that she might set up a rival crafting blog to mine with video tutorials!!!! 
I just love the way she has matched the background blue of the photo and Sir Alan’s tie to the blue of the card.
Why a picture of Sir Alan?  I love him with a passion, I even have a framed picture of him on my desk at work! I desperately want to be his Apprentice!
Oh, I forgot to say, inside it says " ......fifty two today" !!!!!!