Saturday, 24 September 2011

Bouncing Baubles...



...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

Hels x

17 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow wonderful ornaments Hun.
Awesome idea. Love the photos from your kitty.

Have a lovely weekend. xoxo

Elaine A said...

I love the ornaments Hels, what a wonderful idea. And you sweet baby is just so cute! I know that look though, used to get it from my kitty and I still get from my two big puppies. You know, the look that says, "If I don't make eye contact, she can't see me"!

Elaine Allen

gayle said...

Love the ornaments! So pretty :) and so is the gorgeous puss!!

Lynn W. said...

Loving those foldy ornaments! Glad that the DI's are yummy colours too (I have a set on pre-order).
T'internet is a wonderful thing indeed ... I am happily bidding away on your ebay stash ATM! :)

Lynn

voodoo vixen said...

Love these hels!! I have to admit when I was doing the dress forms it took me back to Christmas' of my past and though a bit fiddly all that folding is quite therapeutic!!

Kirsten Alicia said...

"If I don't look at her, she won't see me"!! He is so cute Hels. Love your ornaments too, must have taken you hours & hours & hours.

Lottie said...

Well what fun you have been having - the paper baubles brought back lots of memories of the olden days when we made paper chains, and paper ornaments. Wonderful baubles - and Alfie cat is just too cute for his own good bless him

KatzElbows said...

Ah, cats. The perfect antidote to a big head! You've got to love them. And pray they never develop opposable thumbs.

The ornaments are gorgeous. I think a lot of us will be stealing, ahem being inspired by, your idea.

Vic said...

Love the ornaments! TFS

inkypinkycraft said...

The ornaments look great glad the inks are cool and hope mine come soon! Trace shave a happy crafty day x

Fuchsia said...

Fantastic Idea I thought they were pumpkins first LOL!
have saved Annettes Blog to check out but it looks good at first peek!
Alfie is as cute as a button .

And how come you have your new inks and I don't LOL
have a nice weekend

Janeyc49 said...

Love the ornaments Hels - the pics of Alfie cat really did make me smile, he looks as though butter wouldn't melt in his mouth, gorgeous.

Helen said...

These looks fab Hels!! Missed you at AP today but looks like you've had fun....

Julie said...

Don't you just love cat's attitudes. Our fur pets do not like to confront us but we know exactly what the think. Your ornament books are super duper and I am telling you right up front Hels right now that I am stealing this fabulous idea! BUT I do promise to acknowledge your cleverness!

Izzwizz said...

Love the ornaments, but LOL! at your cat - I love the way cats have a sense of embarrassment (when ours falls off something, he always gets up and carries on as if to say "I meant to do that!") :)

StampDancer said...

Very nice ornament. And I love seeing Alfie in the room of stash!

Plush Possum Studio said...

You keep an elegant blog! I simply adore these fun and colorful 3D ornamental fruits of the season!
I am a fan of Perfect Pearls, have used them for about 6 years, and wish to explore this new product you've mentioned. Anything which adds more bling is fine by me!!!
Beautiful work!!! Love the idea!!
Rose

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