Another thing you've probably noticed is that I like to make little grungy flowers - not the beautiful multi - petalled ones that lots of you clever people make but the simple, two or three layered ones that suit my lack of flower making skills best!
I love using sprays and inks combined with stamping to make my own backgrounds too.
I love using die cuts in different ways on my projects too. . . . . . so where is all this 'love to do' leading you ask? Well, at Simon Says this week the challenge is to make something using your favourite technique and I tried, I really did, to narrow it down to one but it's impossible!! Perhaps if I said top of the list at the moment is to make my little flowers then that's probably true but at least two of the other things I've mentioned need to be there too. . . . . . . !
The challenge at Sunday Stampers (which I might just make!) is to make something Shiny - I do hope Hels thinks the enamel, perfect pearls and gold leaf coloured paste fits into this theme as I'm going to share my work with her talented followers.
The challenge at The Stampman is Precious Metals/Medals - Olympics - Gold/ Silver/ Bronze so I'm entering my work in their challenge too.
OK, down to what I've actually been up and to and really LOVED making: my Sister Sandie gave me a little wooden box which had originally contained decorations - being a lover of all things second hand AND free, I grabbed it quick before she changed her mind!
Here's what I made with the unloved little box:
|The box was painted with Claudine Hellmuth's gesso and all visible edges were coated with gold leaf paste.
Eventually, the inside of the box, not covered with home-made background card, was painted with good quality gold acrylic.
|The lid slides open to reveal the interior: the base is another piece of my background card, made as described above and the 'walls' are painted but you can't see how much they glisten here due to the light and angle.
|On the internal base of the box, the same die cut as seen on the lid was cut from my card and attached for extra interest.