I thought I would share with you something I have been working on the last few evenings. Linda over at Studio L3 has asked us to turn to page 57 of the Crafters Compendium II and make a piece of artwork using the technique on that page. This month The Funkie Junkie Boutique are sponsoring the challenge giving away a $25 voucher. This week's challenge happens to coincide with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2012, so it is a twoferone week!!
Here is a my piece.....
A little bit bigger than a tag or card from me this time!! The whole surround to the mirror is about 11" square. I have been holding on to it for quite some time with the intention of covering it with paper and making an arty piece but when I saw the new Crafters Compendium with this technique I knew what I would be doing with it. So, when I saw Linda's Challenge for this week I dug out the mirror and set to work in making this piece.
I have added some metal embellishments which I have collected along the way.
Including some watch pieces saved from previous projects, some of which are real watch pieces.
And of course, some die cuts from Ranger and a rusty cockeral in the middle. For some reason our cockeral has not quite got used to the darker mornings and is to be heard at 5am!!
I just love this little piece which I bought in Hobbycraft a month or so ago. Wish I had bought another one now. I love the way the light reflects on this piece but it makes it difficult to take decent photos, especially early in the morning on a dull day!
Here you can see a before and after version with the back of the mirror as it is now and the new version. Think I like the right hand one better myself! (Though I was finding it difficult to take a picture without my face in it....I can assure you that at this close range and first thing in the morning that would be scary!)
Now what am I going to do with this? is a question I was asked last night by my friend. Not sure yet. I thought about a C gift for my nephew and his soon to be wife, but Hubby says no! Put it in the Den and make another one for Rhys was his reply. The first is always better than subsequent ones. I did warn him that would mean another trip to the "Ishopwhichcannotbenamed" (Ikea!)!! Hee Hee! We shall see ey!
Thanks for popping by. Do go and look at the lovely pieces that have been made both on the Tim Holtz Blog and Linda's. There are some stunning pieces. And of course, don't forget to check out the Funkie Junkie if you want/need some stash!