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
Sundays with Chrissy - Flowers
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