I have been a neglectful blogger lately
for which I have no excuse,
just that the sun's been out!
First up is my ATC for
I kept it simple.
Next up is my latest project for
I made a Nature inspired
Cabinet of Curiosities
and called it
I started with this bare curio box frame
(only paid £1 for it due to the scratched
acrylic front. Did I care? Nah!!).
I didn't read the crackle medium
instructions properly so ended up with
peeling paint rather than crackled.
I actually really like the effect I got,
which looks like it's been in the
garden shed for many years.
I added bead feet
given the same paint treatment.
Added the lessons that nature teaches us.
Screwed on a clasp
(used a screwdriver and everything.
I am now DIY Queen).
All the making details are over at
where there is also a brilliant tutorial by
alchemist Misty on making your own
spray mists at a fraction of the cost of
'proper' mists, and hers give better
Check it out by clicking
Her tutorial is the post below mine,
just scroll down........
Lastly for today,
Jewels (from Just Tickety-Boo) and I arranged a
Mail Art and Postcard swap
with Jewels' choice of theme,
What a great theme,
it got me thinking.
Yesterday hers arrived here :o)
(mine to her is still in transit.....)
|(Will 'the Bard' Shakespeare on the front)|
|(back of envelope)|
|(front of postcard)|
Jewels explained that she knew that she
wanted to bring in her retro styling
to her postcard and also was bearing in
mind the modern day issues with
Greece and the Euro -
so here we have Jewels' contemporary
Don't you just love those wonderful
|(back of postcard)|
Jewels gave real 'VFM'
by decorating both the front and back of her
envelope and postcard :o)
I'll wait until my card and envelope get received by
Jewels before I show it here.
Thank you for swapping, Jewels,
it's always fun and I get to have another
Jewels treat in my growing collection!
I have got so behind with my arting,
I've got my April calendar pages to do,
Israel and Turkey postcards to make,
another Gauche Alchemy project to do,
my Limited Edition Sketchbook to complete,
and various other Brooklyn Art Library
projects to do,
Luckily I've got 2 weeks off work
so I should be able to get on with some