Monday, 1 September 2014

Happy September Everyone.....

Hi All...Happy September to you....I have today two posts for challenges both start on the 1st of the month....So lets get started...

Over at ECLECTIC ELLAPU  I choose the theme for the Pinkies..."HEARTS"...I adore anything with hearts...& the Purple Team chosen by the lovely talented Eithne is "Birthday for a Lady"...so have fun creating we love visiting your creative blogs.....

My Wooden Heart  I painted Gold then Black to start with & then I added a lorry load of crackle paint...(I got a little carried away) The key is a large plastic key I bought in Michael's in Canada... 3 years ago...The key also got the same treatment lashing of crackle paint the Brown paint & Gold was added to this ...I hope you like it...I loved making it....


For the next challenge which starts on the 1st of the month is ALTERED ECLECTICS this challenge we would love to see any of your Fabulous Altered creations...No cards please"""

I altered a tin...I painted the metal tin with paperartsy pumpkin soup paint... the image is from Tim holtz's idea-ology range found relatives....The dressform & bust used are made of wood, these were painted with pumpkin soup & Mermaid paints from Paperartsy...then some crackle paint applied....the elements are from my stash....I hope you like it.... Looking forward to all your wonderful Altered creations this month....Have fun!!


Thank you so much for your visit... x x x

My Shoulder is feeling a little better...it soon lets me know if I turn it the wrong way....resting it as much as poss.... x x x x x

30 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your heart, and the altered tin is great, 2 beautiful makes. Glad your shoulder is getting better! Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Two super makes May but it's all the lovely textures on the first that really draw me.

Hope your shoulder is soon better, didn't realise before I'm afraid, seems to be taking me forever to get back into the crafty zone after hols.

B x

Lululiz said...

I love the crackle effects you created on your heart, it turned out so beautifully. Great seamstress's workroom altered tin, too.

Patricia said...

Brilliant makes May, love them both.
I have a few of these hearts that keep looking at me!!! Waiting for sometime to be done with them. Someday aye some day.
I am amazed at all the wonderful things you have managed to get into your beautiful tin.
Have a great day
Hugs

Patricia xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Two amazing makes May ..but my favourite has to be your little box

Anne

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful makes both of them May, I truly could not say which one I love best... they are both stunning!

julie_woolston said...

Fabulous creations May, love the amazing detail too.
Hugs Julie xxx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Hi May! Wow these are both gorgeous creations! you are so creative!

I like the texture on the heart and also the dressforms.

Both looks so special.

Dorthe said...

I love the heart dear May, what a wonderful crackle effect ,and how you altered the key!! And the box, is so adorable, such sweetness and very qute with the scissor in the spool .
Love the pumpkin soup paint, too.
Hugs to you, May. xx

Sandy said...

It's hard to rest - always so much to do but I am happy to hear your shoulder is better.
Your heart is wonderful but I must say, I adore your smashing altered tin!
Sandy xx

cuilliesocks said...

What gorgeous makes May, love them both, you are so talented to think up these creations. All materials used are brilliant. Pleased to hear your shoulder is mending, hugs Kate x

Anita Houston said...

Yummy to see two makes! Love them both May! The heart is fabulous!!! And love the theme of the tin!

cotnob said...

Two fabulous projects May, your heart is gorgeous, it looks so vintage and I love all of the details on your altered tin.
I hope your shoulder continues to improve and you are soon back to normal.
Pauline
x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two fantastic creations - great details.

coldwaters2 said...

WOW May both of these projects are outstanding, that heart is so beautiful I would never have thought that key was plastic you have given it such an authentic patina and that tin is awesome, you have so much creativity and talent May truly wonderful works of art.
hugs
lorraine x

Sue B said...

Ooh I love your heart May… what fab textures and it has a wonderful vintage feel of it… the key and padlock are gorgeous!!
and I really like your altered tin…what a fab photograph and the little details inside are so sweet… absolutely exquisite! I love the Pumpkin Soup and Mermaid Paint!! :-)
I'm glad your shoulder is a little better now… take it easy!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Ira Huberts said...

These are amazing May, you always work miracles with your textures! Love your altered heart, it has a great grungy feel to it! And your altered tin is amazing, very delicate and feminine! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Redanne said...

The wooden heart is beautiful May and I love the touch of fabric you added. The tin is so wonderful, love that too. Glad to hear that your shoulder is getting better - do take care. Hugs, Anne xx

Createology said...

Rest is best for your shoulder, however difficult to craft when resting it. Lovely Heart with the key. Such a sweet little tin of sewing treasures. Altering is Creative Bliss...

Buttons said...

Well, two superb projects here May! Love the metallic feel heart and that cute vintage sewing box. Jenny x

Elaine said...

2 amazing creations May, love them both. Take care with the shoulder xx

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Very sweet 'key to my heart' and I love the tin with all the sewing bits and bobs. So glad your shoulder is healing, May. Hugs to you xo Karen

Anneke said...

wow, such amazing creations May and how pretty their designs are.
love both of them.
have a nice week and greetings from Ann

Paper Profusion said...

Ha - a lorry load of crackle - I've been there ... and it looks all the better for it. Both pieces look wonderful May and I love all the gorgeous embellishment on each. Hope the healing continues and is all better asap. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Paper Profusion said...

Ha - a lorry load of crackle - I've been there ... and it looks all the better for it. Both pieces look wonderful May and I love all the gorgeous embellishment on each. Hope the healing continues and is all better asap. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Kelly Neis said...

I love hearts too and this one is so vintage and distressed, I love it!!! Your box is really nice too, I love all the crackling you do. Beautiful work.
I sure hope you get better very soon, I am sorry about the pain and frustration your shoulder must be in.
Take care and big hugs,
Kelly

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous heart May, love all the crackle, gives great texture.
Love the altered tin with its gorgeous image and embellishments.
avril xx

butterfly said...

Stunning grungy textures on your heart, May - it's absolutely amazing... love that decaying key!

Glorious crackle both on the heart and on your delightful dress forms in the sweet little sewing box. Two inspirational makes!
Alison xx

JansArtyJunk said...

I ADORE your heart and altered tin....and just love all that crackle you have going on!! ;)

Dianne said...

Hello Miss May,what a glorious crackled heart the texture is amazing, that tin is fantastic looooove the crackle on the dress forms, the tiny pair of scissors in the spool its fabulous, thanks for sharing..