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Sunday, 1 May 2011

Handmade Monday #14

Afternoon all, hope you're all enjoying your long weekend. I've just come in from a very long bike ride with the kids, eaten a delicious chicken dinner and before I jump in the bath, to soak my aching muscles, I thought I'd make an early start on Handmade Monday.
The children had a couple of days in school last week, so I managed to get some painting done. Hope you've got a cuppa, its quite a long post with a good few photos to show.

I got this watering can a few weeks ago, but only just got round to painting it. As you can see, I painted my favourites, poppies. If you were watching C&C on Saturday morning, you would have seen this pic on Sheena's Paint Fusion show. I'm thrilled it was shown and now when I have it on display at my next craft fair, I can truthfully say 'as seen on tv'. How good is that :0) lol

A poppy mirror

Another poppy mirror with a slightly different design, you never get them the same even if you try.
I painted this mirror with daisies for a change.

I found a blue candle and thought the daisies would look nice, I think it worked OK. In the pic you can see how I wrapped it and finished it with a ribbon, ready to sell.
Butterfly and wild rose notebook.
I actually found some ready made, hard backed notebooks, so I took the covers off, painted, crackled and distressed them, before painting the details, then I edged the covers and the butterflies with  hologram and stardust glitter embossing powders, which unfortunately doesn't show on the photos, then I re attached the covers.

Here's a similar design on a candle

and on a terracotta plant pot. This hasn't got a butterfly on, not sure if one will fit, the flowers go all the way round, think I will add some dimensional paint or liquid pearls to the pattern around the top. Its not quite finished yet.

These are just a couple of my practice fairies, not too sure about them, I always have difficulty painting faces, need to find a rubber stamp to use I think.
 Thanks for taking the time to look, please feel free to leave a comment, its great to get feedback, or even constructive criticism.
I would love it if you join my Facebook group- Crafting with Love, (sorry about the shameless begging)
If you would like to see what lots of other crafters have been up to, then don't forget to pop over to Wendy's blog 1st Unique Gifts and follow the links.

I am going to enter some of these into these challenges
Make it Colourful - Black with a dash of red - My poppy paintings? ( not sure if these fit the challenge properly)
Stamp something - Things with wings - butterflies and fairies
Paperplay - Altered item / use an object- Notebook, mirrors, candle
Delightful challenges - Distressing - Notebook
Crafts and Me - Distressed/ vintage - Notebook
Creative Inspirations - Spring colours - Pink, yellow and green - Daisies and wild roses

Well that's the lot for now, thank goodness I hear you sigh, I did warn you it was a long one.
 Enjoy the rest of your weekend and bank holiday.
Hugs Sue x


Chrissy said...

I adore Poppies too, my most favourite flower.I love the watering can,it looks amazing. All your projects are brilliant.

Polly Polkadot said...

Busy bee!
I love the roses best this week.

Katina said...

Absolutely amazing creations!!! Love them! x

Deirdre said...

Wow Sue, amazing projects.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Kazies Magical Designs said...

what gorgeous work Sue and so busy I love this sort of painting and have it on my to do list amazing work xxxxxxxx

Ros Made Me said...

I love the poppies... I find them such cheery flowers and full of hope!

madewithloveuk said...

Wow, love the daisy and poppy mirrors, so lovely xx

HandyWoodcrafts said...

I absolutly love the watering can. I wish I could paint half as good as that as I am on the look out for old steel cans to use as planters for the garden.


Carolee Crafts said...

Something magical about poppies they are lovely, still adore the butterflies a good producing week for you, hope they all sell

Wendy said...

That watering can is fab! Love your poppies.
Thanks for taking part in HM x

Susie said...

Wow, you have been really busy! I love the poppies, but I really REALLY love the daisies as they are my favorite flower. I think the stamp is an excellent idea for a face. I think doing faces is really difficult, and hard to make them look right. Everything you have made is just awesome.

cj said...

Really love the mirrors. How cool to have your work on TV!!!

cj :)

Aunty Sue said...

brilliant creations thanks for joining Creative inspirations this week

dreamstar said...

OMG everything is so gorgeous i dont know where to start!
Watering can fantastic but the mirrors are gorgeous and i cant decide on poppies or daisies as i love them both.
Totally fantastic, well done.

Caroline Lovis said...

Oooooh I do like those daisies and thank you for posting up the challenge list will have fun perusing those.

Picto said...

Great reading and great links, I love the watering can, all your items are gorgeous.

Jan x

Crafteezee said...

Oh Wow, those red poppies look absolutely stunning against the black. So impressed with your painting skills and well done on being featured on TV, you deserve it. Thanks for joining us at Make it Colourful. Hugs Tracy x

Kat Shenton said...

The poppies are cute, but a adore your butterflies. And those faeries are sweet too. You are such a great artist! You should be very proud of your work.

sari said...

Oh my goodness!! You paint stunning artwork as well?? You are a talented lady!!!

Ren-Yi said...

Wow - this work is amazing. i love how you repurpose and create a very amazing touch to all your projects. Any recipient would be lucky to receive one of these unique hand-painted items. Thanks for playing along with us at PaperPlay challenges and most of all thanks for sharing these with us!

nicoleqmullen said...

AMAZING projects, love them all!! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Alison - Belovedly said...

Wow! Can't believe how much you've done!!! My fave is the plantpot it's really cute, bet it looks fabulous when it's finished.

Michele Spera said...

Awesome projects!! Thank you for joining us at Sundays wirth Crissy

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...


Hey hun your painting skills are jaw dropping amasing!EVERYTHING is gorgeous.I just can't stop admiring your strokes.

Thank you for colouring with us at Make it colourful,RubyM:)

Yo u just reminded me todo my ABC comments too lol!!!!

mueppi said...

Wow.......... Sue
I love all your works!!
They are fantastic!
Hugs Gisela

Lisa said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!

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