Craft Day 1/365
Hubby’s just made me a prop for school where I will be teaching Beowulf along with other myths and legends. He drew out the shape on some ply after a bit of research on the shape, then cut it out. He left the decorating for me to do!
I have painted the Viking broadsword using metallic paint for the font to add a bit of shine to it in the light and outlined some of the lettering with ink. I particularly like celtic patterns or those which interlock. One day I hope to have a go at silver jewellery making. The first piece of jewellery I designed was when my first baby was born and I wanted her to have a keepsake for when she grew up. Although I designed it, I commissioned a jewellery maker from famous Glastonbury in the UK to make it.
Regarding my class, all about the age of 12/13, they were thrilled that we were going to create a wall display of our work on myths and legends. After the focus on Beowulf, we moved onto The Pied Piper and the children’s task was to then write their own epic poem. My youngest daughter is always inspired by the ideas I plan for my lessons and wanted to take part even though she’s younger and attends a different school. She drew me a picture for a slide on The Pied Piper, having already studied it at school!
Ever wondered what to do with oddments of wrapping paper, patterned envelopes, prints and paper?
How about having a go at making one of these? They’re easier than they look.
The mini one requires 8 squares measured at about 8cm across; the spiral book requires three A3 sheets cut in half lengthwise.
If anyone is interested in a pictorial tutorial, please comment below and I’ll put one together :–). Simples!
The last image, showing the spiral book closed, is part of a pack of happy mail going off to Spain.
This was taken while at a vintage fair. I was drawn to the dancer’s dress as she spun around and this made me want to dance too as we were transported back in time :-)
Morning everyone. I’ve finally got round to making a start on a long term project – my children’s book and thought you guys might want a sneak preview of the cover as a WIP :-D
Still a long way to finishing this and need to add a splash of colour, but I thought it an apt time to share. The story is based on a nickname my children gave me when they were little ;-)
Best wishes xx
Hi guys and gals :-)
Recently, I was delighted to receive limited edition copies of my doodle books and I’d like to offer you, yes you, the chance to win a copy!
The competition giveaway is running on my facebook page and it would be lovely if you popped over there and said hi.
all you have to do to be in the chance of winning is to ‘like’ my page by following the link above and comment on the pinned post ‘WIN book’ followed by your name. Closing date for entries is Sunday 26th April 2015. I’ll then select 1 winner who will receive a copy of my pocket doodle ink book!
Hi everyone :-). I’m running a little competition over on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/doodle2ink and thought you guys might be interested in having a go too. Kids might even like to join in (you’re welcome to enter on their behalf)!
It would be fab to see lots of colour combinations and perhaps added doodles, so I’ve asked if people could share their colored pieces. This has no reflection on who will win as I will enter people and use a random name generator to pick the winner. Just thought how lovely it would be for colour to be splashed across facebook and WordPress :). If you’d like to take part via WordPress and be in with a chance of winning a copy of my limited edition paperback pocketbook of doodles and Zentangles, please link back to this page and comment that you’re joining in.
You have until Sunday April 19th to enter and I’ll announce the winner the following week :-)
Have a super time colouring. Can’t wait to see your pictures
Tonight, I’m going to pass over this blog to my 13-year-old, because she taught me how to make this 3D flower.
So in a photo diary style, here is a step by step on how to make one. Anyone got any remnants of wrapping paper they want to use up? Maybe you’re a Gelliprint enthusiast and have loads of prints that you could use? Perhaps, you even like collecting patterned envelopes for iris folding or enjoy making teabag origami cards. Whatever your passion for papers and prints, here’s how.
fold each square diagonally corner to corner to form three triangles
Two ways of doing this: open out each folded sheet (back to original square). There will be a small hole at the centre. Use the creases as a guide and draw 8 petals to create a flower – each crease being the centre of a petal. Or if you’re brave, you can draw one petal on the folded triangles and cut out. Try both methods and find one that you feel comfortable with.
when you’ve cut one flower out, you can draw around this for the other two flowers (makes it quicker to do and the flowers will be the same size).
hopefully this won’t sound two complicated! I did mention to my daughter afterwards that it would be less fiddly to start with four squares … but this is her blog post!
Take the first flower and cut away 1 petal
Join the loose petals together with tape to form fourth flower OR cut a fourth flower out of another print, piece of paper or card
Join the section of each flower to form whole ones again
Insert the stem through the centre of each flower layer and pull through just enough (about 1-2cm) to make the middle section or stamen of your 3D flower. Attach the lower flower to the stem using tape or glue.
Happy Easter everyone .. Or just plain happy weekend :-). Today, I finally got out the marbling kit and played around with gorgeous inks. The cat, as usual got in the way because she wanted to be in on it too!
I’m taking part in an international ATC swap, so I set to work on ten ATC cards and then began to doodle on each card. The shapes gave me inspiration and I was able to incorporate some of the ‘bubble’ patterns into the designs. The colour pallette is impressive. Each droplet from the pipette left a clean colour and didn’t murk the marbling floater solution.
reminder to self: next time, read the instructions!
Morning everyone! It’s tipping down in the UK and I’ve woken up to the sound of rain hammering on the roof, but I’m delighted to share with all you lovely people my latest doodle and competition giveaway. It’s time to celebrate! Good luck everyone :-) xxx