Monday, 9 April 2018

Felt on Earth - Sarafina Drop


I spent this morning making the nests to put the mini bunnies and mice in ready to be packaged and left somewhere in my community for others to pick up and enjoy.


A close up of the little bunnies.


And here they are wrapped in cellophane and decorated with some curly ribbon.


They all have a Sarafina (tm) Felt on Earth postcard attached to them too.

They were great fun to do and I feel priviledged to be taking part.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Packaging Tape Tag


I cut some images out from my magazines and printed images and made a tag shape with borders and added a few images in the middle. They are loosely glued together at the edges with prit stick.


The same was done for the other side and then the two were sandwiched together. Any white patches that I didn't want to show I coloured with Zig brush pens.


I added clear packaging tape over the top of one side.


Flipped it over and covered the other side, cut off the excess around the edges and used a bone folder to smooth it out. It still creased in the bottom panel, but that's okay, as it provides some texture.

This was inspired by a FB post by Julie Ann Lee who followed a tutorial in Somerset Studio, but I found this blog link by Kim Collister who wrote the original post in the magazine.




Wednesday, 28 March 2018

2018 Scrapbook Pages


Karen & Tony, Alta, Challenger run.


Snow Angel at Alta off Sugarloaf lift.


Driving into Bozeman through Montana.


Bridge Bowl, Montana.


From balcony at Best Western, Sun Valley, Idaho.


Warm Springs Day Lodge, Sun Valley, Idaho, off Picabo Street.


Upper / Lower Picabo's and the street behind the lodge.


Idaho state map and ski runs at Sun Valley.


Sun Valley runs and car park.


River at bottom of car park before River Run Plaza.


Views of Sun Valley from the top of Lookout (Restaurant).


Alta, Rock Park off Rock & Roll, Supreme lift.


Salmon River from Lost Trail resort to Sun Valley Idaho.


Snowbird, Karen (& Tony) - top of Baldy Lift, Mineral Basin.


Lost Trail, top of Chair 2 - state border Idaho & Montana.


Lost trail, Idaho / Montana.

We visited Utah, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming on this trip and bumped into Rich & Libby at Powder Mountain and Karen and Tony at Alta and also skied with them at Snowbird.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Three More Mice


Before I went on holiday I was asked if I could make three more mice with specific colours of clothing and accessories.


The brief for this one was grey clothing and pink accessories.


And for this one, green clothing and turquoise accessories.


And for this one, purple clothing and teal accessories.


They all have the same style of clothing, ie the decoration of the toggles and piece on the top of the hat are all the same as per the request.

Pleased to say that the person who requested them is happy with the photos of them.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Rusty Elements


After the launch of the new Andy Skinner and Tando greyboard kits, they inspired me to make a couple of tags. I already have the industrial set and some mdf hearts and tags and this is what I came up with.


All products used were from the DecoArt range, including textured sand paste, media paints in paynes grey, dairylide yellow, cobalt teal and quinacridone gold.


I also used some metallic lustre in orange flicker over some of the sand paste to bring out the detail.


Love how the quin gold changes the colour of the colours underneath.


And for the second one I used white modelling paste with the fossil stencil.


I painted the whole tag with white tinting base, added a layer of patina antiquing cream and wiped back. Then added metallic lustre in orange flicker and copper kettle.


The heart was made in the same way as the tag above and I've added some rusty wire.


Close up of the sand paste with orange flicker metallic lustre.


Both tags, side by side.



Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Easel Cards


I was asked to make a couple of cards so I chose the easel style as they both required quite a few different pictures on them.


They were both for 50th birthdays.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Sleepy Bunnies in Baskets


Large sleep bunny in a basket, the basket is approx 7" wide and 3.5" deep and has been filled with shredded tissue paper and then natural coloured raffia.


And this is a view of the basket and the lovely bright weave.


Smaller sleepy bunny. Basket size is approx 4.5" wide and 3" deep, again filled with shredded tissue and raffia.


And a view of the basket and its pink and yellow weave.


And finally the last bunny in the basket. This basket is approx 5" wide and 3.5" deep.


Pink basket with yellow and purple weave.

These would make lovely Easter gifts and there is room in the baskets for you to add some mini chocolate eggs.

You can find them all sale in my Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SamsHandmadeStore

Another Mouse


I made another mouse to put in my Etsy shop.


He is wearing lilac, has blue buttons and a silver trim.


His bag and scarf are a lovely shade of deep yellow.


He is for sale in my Etsy shop. Please pop over and take a look as sleepy bunnies have also been added today too. 


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