Monday, 25 February 2013

Paper etc 2013!

Following are some recent projects.
Framed art paper collage gifts for Australia Day, an image collage i made. The Birdy photo was lent to me by a friend. i illustrated the frame & text & picked scanned printed cut & paste the gum leaves.  

 Next up same concept but my Sister's Kitty son is the star! 
they just planted some tomatoes in their new garden hence the tomaters :) 
again hand illustrated border & text.
 & lastly of this series, our little 4 legged son in all his glory. Posing for the camera. 
a back ground to match our home, sea & roses. 
i had a blast making these, and i'm open to requests, can you imagine your loved fuzzball immortalized in a custom setting? hee hee Cute! Custom orders welcome direct to me! 

Next up something different to share:

Still paper related.
I love wrapping just as much as gifting, so thought i'd start sharing some of the standouts, keeping it brief.
So far this year: my niece: love the mix of colours & textures .. the "E" is a brooch i made.

 Wrap for the earlier Australia day pressies. neon brickline brown paper & aussie road sign tags.
 mail art wrap! the reverse of Valentines parcel for my Sis.  random fun-ness
Valentines day cards. for family.
a photo of my newest seascape (v-day gift from my fiance) & image from a cool vintage gem/jewel catalog book.
 My Friends birthday wrap! more from the vintage jewel book, some cool print outs from minieco (thanks love your work!) more feathers & brickline!
Just realised i forgot to record my christmas wrap for 2012. :(
i was really happy with it; imagine: a mix of  brown paper, woodgrain paper, neon brickline, white metal dove, neon star & heart ornaments on chains. 
That's about it again for now.
back soon with more updates.. Promises :) x x x 
2012 / 2013
Apologies! OK i am officially a lazy blogger, as i mentioned before i prefer the making to the blogging. 
But here goes: these are some newies i made for birthday pressies & valentines gifts for family & friends  
so far this year. Below are satin, nylon & rat-tail cord & metal bangle base.
Quite eye catching in all the colours! i love colour. (+ helper pup)

Next up, my newest discovery, how to knot with multi colour & get a uniform look. 
i love it, something about them just Pops! i made about 15 in one night watching x-files ;)
 i used nyon cord & thick nylon rope/cord as the base. 
Need to find more colours and continue. ( + helper pup again.)
These two were NYE pressies for my Mum & Sister, glass beads, faux pearls & nylon cord. they look a bit glam & sparkly. My Sis wore hers on NYE & shared a pic i was thrilled!  

 These soft nylon fishtail friendships i made for my Nieces at Christmas. i picked their favorite colours!
i discovered reels of nylon brickline at the hardware shop & hey presto!!!
 More random neon goodness for summer. fishtail bangles with nylon & cotton. 
plus nylon brickline twist bangle -- looks like 2 tone neon dna chain to me! amaze.
 Another gifty. mini neon beads & metal charm. this one is an anklet. summery & bright.
 a bad photo in a rush! a lucky coin bracelet in yellow & gold for a Chinese new year gift. :)
 Think thats most of the bracelet examples to date. 
Next up other crafty sharing... Paper goodness. :)
thanks for stopping by!