Saturday, 29 March 2014

Wallet inspired by Pam Thorburn

What a fab week for inspiration at PaperArstsy.  Pam Thornburn started of the week with some beautiful makes, as soon as I saw her woven wallet I knew I'd have to find time to make one.

Unfortunately I haven't got my hands on any PA papers yet so made do with a sheet of black and a pink and black patterned sheet. From there I've followed Pam's instructions you can see here (wallet). 

Now the inside was looking very boring in black and grey so, as it was still on my desk from week, I decided to cut up (gulp!) my masterboard.

Not sure what I'm going to put inside yet but I'm very pleased with the end result - fab instructions Pam, thanks !

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Masterboard inspired by JOFY

We've been treated to some wonderful projects over at PaperArtsy this week - I really loved the masterboard created by Jo and the journal page by Marjie Kemper, both bursting with colour.
Afraid time is a bit short at the moment with one thing or another so I decided to have a go at a masterboard - this was great fun and I will definitely use this idea again. Very effective even in black and white.
I've always loved "colouring in" and this reminded me of those abstract patterns you used to get in a pad to colour.
Not sure what I'm going to do with my piece yet - seems a shame to cut it up !


Saturday, 8 March 2014

Hanging Inspired by Sue Carrington

Over at PaperArtsy Sue has made a gorgeous Mother's Day card. I've taken inspiration from this to make a little hanging picture. I'd got crackle glaze with-drawal so had to include this as my background instead of stencilling. 

I've stamped and cut out flowers in similar colours though - adding some toning buttons as centres.  I've added a couple of stamped moths/butterflies to the background and some orange foil leaves to add interest.

Mini book inspired by Clare Lloyd

I've really enjoyed making this little book, Clare made an ATC sized one but I've just cut an A4 sheet in four.  I've followed Clare's instructions see here quite closely.  Just adding distress ink round the edge of each page instead of black. 

Thank you Clare for a lovely idea !