Thursday, 28 May 2015

Horrors in my garden?

I love taking a close look at things...the macro setting on the camera is the most used one!
LOL ;)

Yesterday in my garden I was looking at this and it reminded me of "Little Shop of Horrors" or something, just waiting to burst into life :)

Today in my garden they have burst into life and I am looking at these instead.

I love them any which way ;)

Thanks for looking.
xoxo Sioux

Thursday, 21 May 2015

IW #10 the joy of art

Inspiration Wednesday 10 done and dusted.

Although limited supplies 'cos I'm on holiday, it's turned out O.K.!
The squiggly writing says "Art is a subjective thing, unless we try we will never know the joy it can bring"

Page before the black and white added.

Rear of inclusion

Front of inclusion.
Thanks for looking.
xoxo Sioux

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Take a butterfly die!

It's our first wedding anniversary today......all say aaah! ;)
Seeing as your first wedding anniversary is associated with paper I made my honeybee something :)

Butterflies cut from maps of some of the special places we have been to in this first year of marriage.

Framed in a shadow box.

"near or far I love being where you are"

Love loving you honeybee.

xoxo Sioux

Sunday, 10 May 2015

A bit of colour ;)

I brought my bouganvilla into the house this winter instead of overwintering in the greenhouse and it's done ever so well.
I thought it was a goner actually when I first put it on the kitchen window sill.

It looks even more striking up next to the green of the basil leaves.

It's really uplifting to see it's cheery colour each it.

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Thursday, 7 May 2015

12 Tags of 2015 May

Well, well,'s three in a row at 12 tags for me :)
It comes in handy just having had a bank holiday weekend to play!
Here is my entry for 12 Tags of 2015 May.

My mum was called May so it was perfect to include her on the May tag ;)
I made a photo of her from 1929 (she was about 13/14) into a look alike T!m type photo.

Did not have the flower dies so made an attempt at making my own...however they are a bit on the large size and it will not fit in a worn cover sleeve ;)

Did not have the chit chat stickers but it's a simple job on the computer to make something similar.

Even if I do say so.....I really like the way this turned out.
Bet my mother never dreamed what would happen in her life....not least of which was moving house approximately 50 times....due in the main to my dad's job!

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux
P.S. Thank you all for the congrats on a win in last months 12 tags...looking forward to those goodies ;)

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Paint spray? It's brill!

To say my dress form had been in the elements for the past 3 years (and a bit), it had stood up to it pretty well.
Most of it turned out to have been made from galvanised metal so not much rust apart from this scroll work bit that was obviously made from something completely different!
Why make that bit not galvanised I asked myself?!!!

Anyway I got the majority of it back to a good surface and the spray paint did the rest...

...I even managed to avoid spraying myself although the surrounding area did get a fine covering...

...good job it's not a problem as we have some ongoing work...but afraid it is not going to be anywhere near finished for some time yet!

The dress form is now in the green house to avoid the worst of the weather and to let the paint really harden up a bit (it's not been nice at all over the bank holiday weekend here) and you can see in the background the tarpaulin at least has been removed now ;)

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Monday, 4 May 2015

IW 9 Man in Black!

Had some fun again for the ninth Inspiration Wednesday.

Did not have a face stencil so I made my own :)
Wasn't prepared to spend extra money on some special medium that, when painted over gesso, makes watered down acrylic react like watercolours....I just attached some watercolour paper to the pages and hoped for the best, in the end it was not quite a watercolour reaction...why I did not just use watercolours I don't know! ;) lol

Front of inclusion

Back of inclusion

What did I learn this time?
1. Love the contrast between the colourful side and the dark side! ROFL

2. I need to make more of my own stencils.

Thanks for looking.
xoxo Sioux
P.S. I've been trying to get this published via my phone but it wasn't having it! It's been saying it's publishing it for over 40 mins!!!
I am off out to meet my honey (it's the second anniversary of our meeting each other ;))
I'll sort it when I get back if there are two posts!!!!

Friday, 1 May 2015

IW First stage

Inspiration Wednesday number 8 9!.
I don't think I can give this the time it deserves until the weekend!
However, I have made a start on making a stencil of a face as I don't possess any face stencils!

This is something I have been meaning to do for a while ;)
I wish I could cut the image I did more intricately (I had to simplify it somewhat) but my scalpel knife won't allow it!!! LOL

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux