Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today...yes, pretty soon eh? It’s still the first week of the New Year and I have my 3rd post already! Well that’s how it is when you are pampered with a lot of crafty goodies to start with and memories of a wonderful holiday in the woods! I just couldn’t wait to start after that and use up my new goodies...a few being the bright, vibrant dylusions paint, the new months and year stamp and of course the Sixzzix thinlits die(my fav)...you will see it in a few projects to come!
Well, it also happens to be my birthday in a couple of weeks time and I thought I will make something for myself! Just make something where my creative fancy takes me and this is what I ended up making....
It is NOT a planner, NOT a card holder, NOT an organizer...then what??? Have a look at the heading now...can you guess? Well we come to that at the end...let’s see how I made this!
I have altered a kitchen roll here...yes, you got me...the ingredients here are all found objects from home, kitchen roll, bubble wrap, corrugated card board, sand, beads , buttons, bottle caps and pieces of die cuts and broken charms!
Here is how it looked before the paints attacked lol!
Once I had all them glued securely, I gave a coat of black gesso...sorry no pic here. Quite scary though it was to see the whole thing turn black!
I wanted my fav greens, blues, oranges and dull gold in this and that is what came to my table. Well there is another reason for these colors too...scroll down!
I started first by dry brushing in fresh lime dylusions paint and OO la la..it just came alive! I love the freashness of this color and next I hit it with london blue and it just got brighter!
It made me happy to see the black going to the background and how the colors popped!
I then ran some old gold Inka gold on the raised spots and it just immediately highlighted the textures!
That was just mind blowing...this my first try with black gesso and bright colors...LOVE it!
I was greedy to have this one brighter, so got some subtle oranges in with the mini leaflets.
I have punched the corner with my new punch and stamped the months on them They are all inked with wild honey and rusty hinge DI. Still greedy, I got the freshly bloomed flowers from my garden, lol!
The metal butterfly too got a dry brush of london blue paints and some beaded body and it almost blended with the rest of the project! Two little bottle caps hold the tube in place.
Since I was in celebration mode, I had the thin lits die take prominence here! Now coming to the little leaf lets... “Happiness Documented”...This little thing is going to document my happiness thru the year.
I have decided that from this month onwards, I am going to write down all that makes me happy.
Yes, I am just going to write down the happy things in my life here, on these open pages....and end of the year make it into a mini book and then read it whenever I want to...isn’t that COOL!
Well you see that I have already kick started with Jan...and its filling up...Make one for yourself too. It’s better to move on thinking about all the good things that has happened and just letting go of the unnecessary bad thoughts.
That brings us to the end of this colorful project, one precious gift I am giving myself! I would love to know what you think about this. Thank you so much for stopping by.
I am documenting this in the following challenges...
Anything But Cute- Ring out the old, bring in the new
TIOT – letters and numbers
Scrapki wyzwaniowo- altered art
Frilly and Funkie – Holiday hues ( a refreshing holiday in the woods, colors of nature!)
Peek-a-boo Designs- AG with the Indian flag colors(blue, green and saffron)
Until my next Creative journey,
Happy Crafting and re cycling,