Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Anything Goes with an option of Fur or Feathers


Challenge 151
      Anything Goes with an option of Fur or Feathers

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :) 


I do like making boxes using my laser and hubby is awesome as although I am pretty good at 2d designing my head gets lost when it comes to 3d stuff.  Hubby comes to my rescue and designs my wee boxes for me in the sizes I want.  This box is only 5cm so pretty small as I needed a wee design to cut which would use up some of my wood scraps - I hate waste and tend to hang onto bits I guess most other laser folks would throw away (had the same problem with paper ROFL).  I used Ike's Bluetit Rowan which I etched onto the lid of the box.  Next a bit of an experiment as I coloured the image with watercolour pencils then using a very fine paintbrush blended a bit with water - I have to be super careful with liquid based things I apply to wood (alcohol markers, water colour paint etc.) as there is a tendency to bleed into the grains of the wood.  For this small colouring the water colour pencils did their job perfectly.  A light coat of spray varnish to finish the project and all done - happy days :) :) :) 

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Use Dies or Punches

  International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #123
Use Dies or Punches
Our challenge theme 'Use Dies or Punches' has been chosen by Maggie.

This challenge brought a smile to my face, I have been wondering what to do as most of my craft items are beyond my reach at the moment, I do have to rearrange my craft area to accommodate the laser items as well which at the moment have taken priority.  My Christmas dies etc. are tucked well away as not used during the year and I really could not face the moving around of everything to find them.  Then a brain wave - decorate a wee bag with a die cutting border I could reach easily and just perfect for the pressies inside which I need to take to the nurses who are my angels tomorrow for my final treatment day in 2021. I made them each a bauble to hang on their trees using my laser and resin infilling.  The one with the syringe on is a bit of a joke as I am needle phobic and these lovely angels take all the time needed and are so understanding even when I seem to have a Tourette's moment and cannot control what comes out my mouth when they don't get a vein first time :)