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Monday, 18 April 2011

Handmade Monday #12

Happy Monday everyone! Well the children are back in school today, only for 4 days, then off again for the Easter break.
Its Handmade Monday again, where do the weeks go?
I managed to get some design team cards ready, although I did forget to upload a photo on Friday for the SSDS challenge. I had made the card a few days before and I scheduled it to post on my blog on Saturday as usual, but thought I'd already put it on the DT blog, whoops, sorry teamies.
 I was up till 3am on Sunday morning trying to catch up with all the lovely cards and creations that everyone has been making and I'm going to pop over to Wendy's blog - 1st Unique Gifts today and see whos been creating what and joining in with Handmade Monday this week.
I've managed to get some craft fair items painted over the weekend
Heres some pics of what I've made
Daisy coasters

This is a tissue box painted with roses and rosebuds and I embossed the edges of the lid with gold .

You can see the lid a little better in this photo.

This is my first attempt clock from scratch, I did have a go at painting a cheap plastic one, but this one is a wooden circle blank, that I drilled a hole in the centre probably the hardest part was trying to find the centre. I painted the crackle background, the poppies and used gold peel off's for numbers. Then I fitted the clock workings from the back and added the hands and battery at the end. Amazingly it worked, I am quite chuffed with myself.

More of the ever so popular poppy candles

This is a wooden box picture, it has a hanger at back or it can be stood up. It too is all edged with gold and has some gold embossed swirls. I love the effect the gold gives, it seems to lift the picture and gives another textural dimension. Ooh get me! sounds like I know what I'm talking about.

More of the poppy coasters, edged with gold embossing.
I actually had a mishap with 4 of these after taking this photo, after applying one coat of normal paint on varnish, I decided to use a spray on sealer for quickness. I left it all day to dry, it never really set, but worse it brought up the Staz on ink I use when working out positioning of flowers, etc. It looked terrible with all these lines showing through my lovely poppies. Nothing for it, I had to sand them all down to remove the spray sealer and repaint and re varnish them. Needless to say I used ordinary paint-on varnish.
Lesson to be learnt there I think!
I would like to enter a couple of these into some challenges
Wags and Whiskers - colour combo ( rose tissue box)
The Stampman - Embossing  ( rose tissue box and poppy box picture and poppy coasters)
One Stop Craft Challenge - Altered items ( tissue box, candles and coasters)


Carolee Crafts said...

Beautiful designs as always, you have been one busy painting bee.

Wendy said...

Love the poppies - you do them so well.

Thanks for taking part in HM x

SeniorCrafts said...

Love the Daisy Coasters! Drinks on the Patio? Nancy

Ros Made Me said...

I really like the tissue box holder, such a lovely image, would be thrilled to have that on my dressing table.

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Always such beautiful designs and beautifully painted!
Happy handmade Monday!
Rebecca x

Jackie Thomas said...

wow Sue, you are so talented. I love them all. Hugs xo Jackie

Susie said...

I love all your painted stuff, I am very impressed. The clock is especially great, I have thought of doing a clock several times before, perhaps you have inspired me! :)

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

WOW!! You are so talented. Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello. I'm a new follower and I'm very inspored by your painting. TFS.

Ali said...

Beautiful work as always. How annoying to have to redo your coasters!!

Ali x

cj said...

I love them all! I think my favourite is the tissue box :)

Joanna said...

Beautiful projects! The tissue box is my favorite - just gorgeous :)


Mrs A. said...

Love your clock. You have every right to feel chuffed. I like the tissue box holder too.

Linda B said...

What beautiful painting... thanks for sharing this lovely work.

Picto said...

You Craft items are so lovely, I really like painted flowers, especially dasies, I use daisies a lot in my paintings and I love poppies, I used a poppy painting for my folksy banner. Your flowers look lovely with the crackle glaze. I have enjoyed reading your post, thank you.

Jan x

scrapperjulia said...

Wow, you have been one busy gal! I love all of your projects, you are very talented! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

Little Harriet said...

Great work :) the clock is brill and has to be my favourite.

Charters said...

Nice work, particularly like the clock - something different and individual.

Carole of Brum said...

Wow Sue, I've been looking over your blog and am in love with your painting! Your style is fabulous and I wish I could paint like this. Your tissue box is beautiful, like something you'd find in one of those expensive gift shops. I'm amazed that you asked if I did any colouring tutorials.....I think you should be doing them too! Lovely work, thanks for showing us. Oh and yes I am hoping to get a tutorial up in the next few days. thanks so much for dropping by my blog today. CoB

Vicky said...

Hi Sue sweetie do you know you are sooooo extremely talented these are amazing. Your painting is fantastic hun I dont know what I like the most.....they are all jaw dropping beautiful!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Polly Polkadot said...

And such a variety of products to suit all customers.

Love crafts forever said...

Your work are stunning!!!
Hugs Nataliya.

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