Sunday, 24 April 2011

Easter Holiday



Happy Easter everyone. I have to say, I'm loving my little Easter break, me thinks I could get used to this not working malarkey!!!! I know that that is not likely to happen any time soon so I'll just enjoy the rest of my time off and it will be back to normal on Tuesday.




So the Easter Holiday fun began with a girlie day on Friday to the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham with the lovely Karen and Sweet Pea. We had a really nice day mooching around the shops.....I managed to spend some of my hard earned cash....well a tad more than some actually, but my favourite purchase has to be my new Fossil watch. Tis very clever and dead cute!!!! The watch face rotates and it clips on to the watch strap so you can mix and match straps to suit your outfit....I love it.


Here it is with the cool key cover showing.




Hit the magic button to flip the face over to find out what the time is!!!!!



Yesterday I spent a fun afternoon finishing off my Tim Holtz printers tray. I tissue taped and painted it to within an inch of it's life some time ago and it has been calling me for quite a while, so yesterday I got to finish it which is quite a rewarding feeling when something has been on your mind for a long time.


I did struggle to get good pictures though, yesterday it was late and the light wasn't good and in the daylight today, it's too sunny.....I can't win!!!


It's filled with stuff that I've painted with Paperartsy's Fresco Finish paint.....love that stuff....I might need to buy it in litre bottles though.....hint, hint, Leandra if you're reading this. It's also got quite a bit of Tim Holtz Idea-ology in it as well as some of Tim's die cut shapes plus a whole host of bits and bobs that I've collected over the years.


I've done a few close ups of some of my favourite bits. All the compartments have been lined with Tim Holtz paper from the Crowded Attic collection which gives a great backdrop for anything. This one contains some of Tim's corked vials that I've painted with Fresco Finish paint and then stamped with Black Archival ink. I've found the easiest way to stamp a bottle is to lay the stamp upside down on the table and roll the bottle across the inked stamp....it works a treat.


One of Tim's fob watches with a few bits of Idea-ology inside.



The good news is that I love this Penny Farthing bike with a Curio Knob stuck on it but the bad news is that I just realised that it must have slipped before the glue was dry and the back wheel is up in the air.........drat!!!!!


I still love anything related to sewing, these scissors are just so cute. We sold out of these at Ally Pally recently but as soon as our next order arrives, we will get them on the website for you.


A few cogs and more corked vials.


An ornate frame, framing the number two in my 1,2,3 boxes.

A corked vial with tissue tape.


Love this one.....Tim's Caged Bird die cut from Grungpaper. Everything has been painted with Fresco Finish paint and the little birdie guy has had the crackle treatment. If you haven't tried this Crackle Glaze yet......well....all I can say is that you are missing out on something fabulous, this is by far the best crackle that I have ever used and believe me, I have tried quite a few!!!!
I die cut a strip from the Iron Gate die and painted it gold to match my birdcage, edged it with some Jet Black Archival ink and stuck the Iron Gate on the bottom of the cage to make it a bit more ornate before punching holes in it so that I could dangle my pearls, these were from Tim's pack of Baubles......so pretty.


Here's a better view of my birdie guy.



Another shot of my favourite square, I think you can see the detail on the bottles better in this shot.


Okay, that's me. I'm off to eat chocolate and make some else. Enjoy the rest of the holiday.

Lin

24 comments:

Minxy said...

OH WOWZE WOWZER Thats one stunning configuration, just amazing and so beautiful x Love the watch too x
Happy Easter Lin x

Helen said...

There is so much to look at here, it would take ages to study it properly. I love it.

Linda Ledbetter said...

This is incredible, Lin!!! Every little detail is perfect, and there are so many wonderful stories to be imagined from all these cool charms and trinkets. You did an amazing and inspiring job on the Configurations tray!

Liz Walker said...

I adore this piece .. so many beautiful details .. love it!!

Diane Ridpath said...

This is absolutely fantastic! I just love it. I love everything in it and what you have done with the bits and pieces. I can see this must have taken quite some time. Well worth it. I'll have to check out that paint. I haven't heard of it before. This is a really gorgeous box.

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is beautiful Lin, I love those Fresco paints, the finish is just delicious. Love all of the details in your box, and thanks for the explanations. Glad you are getting some time off, Judith xx

sasa said...

Always love to savour your subtle and elegant tones and all the fabulous details and love in your work. Beautiful creation...
Sarah

Ron said...

Wow. This is great. So many details to look at. I love the combination of the iron gatenfence with there birdcage

mustavcoffee said...

So beautiful, love the colours, Happy Easter to you:0) xxx

kim h said...

you amaze me on everything you make. Love,love love it all when are you going to come to Calgary to teach.

Linda Elbourne said...

Bloomin' stunning ... LOVE that watch too :0) Happy Easter xxx

kath said...

gorgeous gorgeous printers tray lin...I have a fossil handbag and purse...now I definitely need the matching watch....hugs kath xxx

Linda Cain said...

Stunning and soooo much fun! Love it all.

Have a Happy Easter.

~Linda

jeanetteguy said...

Really gorgeous, very artistic. Tfs. Netrix_

Kaz said...

Lin this is just beautiful, the colours the trinkets the penny farthing, stunning xx
kazx

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oooo Lin its gorgeous!!!
Thats my fave box too - where did you get the fancy bottle from???
I just got one of these trays yesterday :D
Hope it turns out as pretty as yours :D

Julie xx

Gabrielle said...

That's just the inspiration I'd hoped for when you posted your sneak peaks! This is lovely Lin - need to find time to make mine now! Hope you enjoy the rest of your precious days off

Daniele said...

Stunning, the paint is gorgeous as are all the elements....I so need some of that crackle glaze can you ave me some for Saturday please Lin, looking forward to seeing all the new bits and bobs and seeing these fabbie projects in the flesh
Have a lovely rest, happy easter to you and your family
hugs

papillon said...

i'm speachless... this is soooo beautiful that, other than utterly drooling on my keyboard, there's nothing i can do!!!

xxx Myra xxx said...

stunnig!!!!!!!!!! love it....

Gillian said...

Love the cool watch Lin ... Wow, this printer tray is simply beautiful, love what you have done to the corked vials, but my fav fav favourite square is the birdcage & bird ... wow. Hope you enjoy the rest of your well deserved break and thanks for the inspiration as always. x

Dragon said...

Those paints do go so well with the crowded attic... I am loving this box filled with so amny wonderful pieces... the pocket watch is particularly appealing, but it's all fab
Frankie
xx

Larajc said...

OH WOW! This is a wonderful project! I love your watch!

Anonymous said...

Amazing! So full of yummy things. You and Tim between you have made me junk hunt with relish! Enjoy the last few hours of Easter Sunshine. Anna x