Monday, 29 June 2009

Fun and Creativity, My Vine, Mystical Unicorns and Giraffe countdown!

It has been a good few days, crop weekend is always fun, Jayne and Lori were down for the weekend and we had a good crop, I actually got the inside of my journal covers done, the next technique page woven and a layout done. I felt quite productive.
This is the layout I did at the crop.
Like Mother, Like Daughter!
I loved using Websters pages and I really want to get some more, I love the new Sweet as Cherry Pie.
My Vines
I am working on being more creative. I decided to have a go at making a vine of flowers, so I thought I would blog my progress in stages, so here are my first few stages.
STAGE 1 - I pulled out some carnations and leaves on wires and some craft wire.
STAGE 2 - I wound some of the leaves and flowers together, not in any particular way, just how I liked the look of them, then randomly wound 3 pieces of craft wire into the vine.

STAGE3 - I used a pokey tool to wrap the wire round to give it a springy feel.
STAGE 4 - I took a sheet of thin white paper and painted it in adirondack metallic acrylic paint. Once dry I cut it into 1/2 cm strips and soaked each piece in watered down PVA and wrapped it around the wire until it was all covered. I used this instead of wire tape, it felt good to make it myself and was great fun to do.
STAGE 5 - Next I painted over the whole vine leaving out the flowers of course, in the same paint, to cover the bits which the paint missed and to make the leaves the same colour.
Stage 6, I pulled the wire springs out so they were nearly straight, dipped them into the PVA water mix then dipped them into some green flock. I then did this again after the first coat was dry.
I will finish the vine and the steps in the next couple of days, I am having a fab time doing it.
This is a very rare photo of my smallest of naughtiest cat Pheobe being held by Vic. So cute and so unusual.
You may well be wondering about the Giraffes and Mystical creatures in the title. Well before we went to bed last night Vic informed me that our cat Rosie was her fav. because " there is something mystical and unicorn-ish about her" I laughed so much. The Giraffes is because Mum and I got Vic a Safari Park Giraffe Experience for her birthday and we are off to that on Wednesday. To say that she is excited would be an understatement. lol.
Well that's it for me today. thanks for reading.
Happy creating. Jay xx


Vicki said...

i would just like to say - Rosie is mystical - it's her eyes, and i didn't mean to say that she reminded me of a unicorn out loud - lol!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeee the LO U made and those FLOWERS are AMAZING!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the Vic and kitty photo....can't wait to see that SCRAPPED! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jocelyn said...

Oh this is awesome and thanks for the tutorial!!!!! The flowers and LO are awesome!!!! What a stunning kitty!!!! Thanks for all your well wishes to me and I send you happy smiles today! :)

MyLittleTeapot said...

I totally love the layout!!!! I will scraplift that for sure if its okay!!!! its divine!!!


ann said...

The flowers and vine gorgeous thanks for sharing. xx