So I have been working hard doing stuff for the Artful Times Challenge Blog and also Out of the Hat Creations challenge blog - Artful times is fortnightly and Out of the hat is weekly. By the time I have thought about what I will do for the hatters one, the week has flown by and its changed!
This one is for both of them
Artful Times challenge is "Inchies" and I have been wanting to do something using the Faux Microscope Slides that I do cos I really like doing them and Out of the Hat challenge is "recycled packaging"
so I thought I would combine both.
I love TOVA (Darlink) - so does Auntie Jill and Our Joanne - we are huge Tova fans. Have you smelt her stuff - its beautiful. Many times people have asked what perfume I am wearing - more often than not I think have I trod in something!!! Cos we would say "is that Canal number 3 you are
wearing" when you have to check bottom of your shoe or going past a slurry etc. Not used to compliments! (laughing!)
Anyway - its usually Tova cos its so nice - so I had some packaging from the body stuff and its a beautiful blue colour - this is my recycled packaging. I ran this through my Big Shot cutting out different size heart shapes .....
Oh its so weird that I love it
Here is a nice close up - I painted the surface black and then prepared a number of faux microscope slides and also rummaged round and found some inchies that Rob had cut for me ages ago. I used the same slide technique but used only the areas that interested me. You can see on this next picture how I just used the face from the slide size one for the inchies. BTW - making these slides is a great way of using up all the oddments of papers and stuff.
The blue hearts were stamped and inked to add interest - I used a variety of colours to give them an aged look. Then arranged and layered them up - to give a real feel of depth. By making the edges of the hearts much darker when distressing them, you give them more focus in the finished work.
Also stuck on are lots of bits and bobs to move away from the straight edges. If you go back to the previous picture you can see an old fashioned curtain hook.
The curly iron work at the top is pulled from an old junk find - I think it was a metal picture for 25p and the handle at the bottom which I use loads of times in my work, well that is a job lot they are selling off near me at 3 for 50p - BARGAIN!!!!
The crucifixes are not to everyones taste - but I dont care because they are to mine! (Tell it like it is whydontcha!)
Bye - and am off now blog hopping!