...a few days ago I spotted an AMAZING idea that Annette had come up with for using the Sewing Room Alterations die... and having seen what she had done, I had a brainwave (don't worry, I was seated lol) and I have tried out the brainwave idea and... it works! To see the fabby things that Annette has made, please CLICK HERE... seriously COOL art!
Anyways... my idea was to make one of those paper baubley things that we used to have in the 70's... you know, they are flat, then you open them up and they are all papery and pleated... if that makes sense. Well, I used the Carved Ornaments Alterations Die.. cutting the larger of the baubles in mountboard and then loads of book pages... and then I set about folding them all in half...
Several yonks later, all the folding and gluing was done... and yep, they looked ok... but a bit boring... so I got spritzy with Colorwash Sprays (you should see the state of my hands lol) and generally covered the folded pages with colour... and then added some Perfect Pearls Mists to bling them up - that doesn't show on the pics too well though.
My fave one is the upside down one... next time I will cut the pages the right way... and the writing will be the right way up... I could get seriously addicted to making these... and have ideas for adding charms and bells and stuff to hang off the bottom of them. SO... thank you to Annette for inspiring me :O))
Last night I was faffing on yonder t'internet, as you do... when I became aware of being watched... you know when you get that feeling... that someone or something is watching you... well, I turned around and there was Lord AlfieCat Sheridan, sitting on my desk...and as I looked at him, he looked away. So, I turned back to look at the t'internet... and could feel him watching again... so I turned to look, he looked away... so this went on for about 10 mins, him looking, me looking, him looking away, me looking away... you get the picture... well, actually I did get the picture... here he is, looking nonchalant. He isn't allowed onto the desk because last time he went on there he knocked a full cup of hot coffee all over a near finished Art Parts project... which was ruined... I can't stay mad at him for long though, he has me wrapped around his little paw!
Right... time to go... got the new Sunday Stamper theme for tomorrow to do... ah yes, and... I have *ahem* something new in the Room of Stash today too... yes, indeedily and thrice... the new Seasonal DI's are here. I hate to admit that I did say that I wasn't going to get them... and then Ellen and I decided to share them because I am not fussed for the orange one but NEEDED the brown one... and the purple one was going to go on eBay. Well, the purple one is... LUSH! It is a keeper lol Ooohlalalaaaa... am well chuffed with it... tis a very regal purple!! Thanks for looking... TTFN
The Keeper of Inspirations
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