Thursday, 12 June 2008

A Couple of Altered Things

These two items I made for Ann as part of a Me to You swap which I'm involved in. The first thing is a small Bind It All Notebook. I used two pieces of mountboard to make the covers and I used some lined paper for the inner pages. I stamped the sentiment first and then masked it and then stamped the flowers/trees. I coloured the cover using distress inks.

The next thing I made is an altered clipboard - this is the first time I've ever done one of these and I think it turned out okay for a first attempt. I painted the clipboard using Marigold Crackle Paint and then left it to dry. I used two pieces of DCWV papers, one from the Once Upon a Time stack and the other from the Oriental stack. I stuck the two papers onto a thin piece of card and then I added a ribbon with a faux buckle to cover where the papers joined. I then took three chipboard letters and tripple embossed them using gold UTEE. I used my Craft Robo to cut out two circles one with Things to remember printed on to it. I then coloured the circles using shimmer chalks and then I triple embossed them using clear UTEE. I added a small orange prima flower using a brad to attach it to the circles and to the main piece. I then used two of the new collage Prima flowers and again attached these using brads with gem centres. I added a small 3d orange and yellow flower (crafty bitz) As a finishing touch, I used a little glossy accents over the fairy in the right corner and then added ribbons and fibres to the top of the clipboard.

This weeks challenge over on Funky Fairys Blog is "dominated by threes" so as I used 3 prima flowers, 3 brads and 3 letters I thought the clipboard would be ideal to enter.