Wednesday, 17 June 2009
JUNE GIVEAWAY - RECYCLED HOUSES...
Hi all, oh it's been a long time..... back from my hols last Sunday suitably refreshed (nice pool eh?) and ready (or so I thought) to finish and upload this month's giveaway.... but got sidetracked with a couple of nice days in the garden and also couldn't remember what it was that I was making before I went away ..... and then my IT set-up went a little haywire - hence everything has panned out a little differently to my original intentions!! So apologies for the delay in uploading, it's just been one of those weeks!!
Still recycling, this time I wanted to try out yet another project from Craft Stamper magazine (well there is no point buying these mags if I'm never going to do any of it). This one was using an empty pringles tube - no hardship there lol - and I ended up making two items, using the projects as a guide (Feb 09 issue - p 73).
I am fascinated by assemblage, in particular paper assemblage, and so tried a 3D effect in the larger piece which stands about 20 cms high to the top of the flag. There are three little sayings on this piece (you may have to search for the third one!!). I tried to do something a bit different with it but guess I was influenced by the style of the original project - it was what caught my eye after all. I particularly like using old book pages - I do of course, have a regular supply!! - and have got rather stuck on this as a base material lately. Word to the wise, do prep the inside of the tube if you try this one out, it doesn't like sticky stuff!!
What I really wanted to try out though was the little bird house - I love houses and birds and was just itching to try that one out with my crazy bird stamp - the googly eyes are my own addition. This is only about 11 cms high and I have put a cord through the top so that it can be hung - providing of course the roof stays stuck on!! I sound obsessed, but would hate to send out shoddy work so do try my best to make things secure but when you are doing something new you just never really know....
Anyhoo, if you have space for one of these little houses and want to be included in the June draw, then you need to leave a comment on this post. And yes, as I ended up with two houses, there will be TWO 'winners' this month (or if only one person leaves a comment, they'll get two prizes lol). As I am so late uploading, this one had better run right to the end of the month, so the draw will be made after 8.00 pm on Tuesday 30th June, which, incidentally, is my 19th wedding anniversary..... so I may not post the winner until the following day....
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