Saturday, July 23, 2016

It's a Pencil, It's a Box...It is FUN!

OK I must have been somewhere under a rock, as I was unaware of the existence of My Scrap Chick. What a fun store, full of fun designs!

But when I saw this project - I fell in love. Just like that. Pencil Box 3D



Well now really...who would not like such a fun box or decor item? I know I do. Yes please, just give me a shelf full!

Seriously.

Now as an artist and one who works mostly in coloured pencil, well the graphite pencil is really nice, but I decided to turn it into a coloured pencil. The original pattern makes a finished pencil of 12.25" tall



Actually...a few coloured pencils... ps all the pieces in the back are done with coloured pencils. The florals not by me, but all the rest of them are prints of my work. The originals having been sold, I'm 'reduced' to having prints of them on my walls. Ha! If you'd like to see more take a look at my art blog here : Reflections Fine Art Studio. (I working on a website)




A few process pictures for you :

The body of the pencil, scored on a score board, rather than with the Cameo.



The pencil 'lead' ready for a quick bit of inking before attaching it to the 'wood' cone



 The 'wood' cone with the 'sharpener' details attached



And the detail pieces glued onto the surface of the cone - now I can add the coloured nib.



Instead of adding the pink eraser and metal strip details that the original pattern has, I added this wooden base with the coloured core so it will look like a coloured pencil.




Now I am ready to draw...or maybe not, the colour doesn't work with this piece I'm currently working on...





But they might have worked with this colouring book page. Ha!
The page is from the 'Medieval Tapestries' colouring book published by Dover. I copied and enlarged it to make a decor item for my craft area. Maybe I should arrange the pencils around it on the wall...oh the possibilities with these fun pencils are ENDLESS!




I made these all as boxes so they may be used for decor, or they may become containers. They would make the BEST gift boxes. Imagine : a colouring book and a pencil box full of pencils! Great gift, don't you think?

Wellness Oasis

I'm making a photo book for a friend, hence the blurred faces... but I did want to show you this mini kit by Cathy Krenek - One Fine Day.





It is bright and cheery and just right for those fresh spring and summer LO's!






Monday, July 11, 2016

St Helen's Beach

As promised...it is July and I am back!

...just a LO for today. I am slowly getting back into the swing of things...

Some holiday pictures : St Helen's Beach



I used Cathy Krenek's new 'Seaworthy' Kit for my page



Cathy also has a bundle available featuring extra papers. Right now these are still part of the 'Gotta Grab It' products at Gotta Pixel at super duper discounts!






Monday, June 6, 2016

Summer Break...

It's been very quiet around here hasn't it?

And it will get more quiet before the posting/blogging 'noise' resumes. I'm taking a month off and will be back in July!

Enjoy your summer or winter!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Visiting Zimbabwe

Memories are made of pictures such as these...



I used Cathy Krenek`s `Denim and Lace`Kit for my page...Love the colours in this! So versatile!



Friday, April 1, 2016

GingerScraps Daily Download

Folks don't miss the Gingerscraps daily download this month (April 2016) You can find the download on the Gingerscraps Blog HERE. The downloads are up for 5 days (which is soooo nice!)

I won't spoil the fun by showing you a preview of the kit, but I will show you a LO made with it...



So head on over to the Gingerscraps blog and start downloading! (the template I used here also came from the kit btw...)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Sister Friends

Sisters can be such fun friends! I'm thankful for my Sister-Friends!

It took several tries, but in the end we had a picture or two for the photo album!



I used the same kit for my 'First Steps' page which I submitted to the Template Challenge at Gingerscraps.







Finally - I made my LO into a Quick Page for you. It as been a while since I offered a Quick Page. Let me know if you prefer QP's or overlays so I know for future freebies ;-)


Download the freebie HERE