Friday, 15 April 2011

Waltzing Wallhanging...


Sorry for the quietness on the blog-front this week - it's been the first week of school holidays and I've been sorting out stuff in our house which has gotten just a tad crazy in the last term (or more!!). Nothing like a bit of sorting and culling to make the place feel a bit better!

I wanted to play along with the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge this week and had the idea of making a wall hanging with the layout. I picked up some chipboard album pieces a while ago and figured that if you use them seperately they make great little pieces of wall-art (they have two holes at the top perfect for threading ribbon through). Here's the finished piece:

I used some Kaisercraft goodies that my Mum bought me for Christmas (papers, flowers, brads, printed chipboard). Shock horror - would you believe there is no stamping on this??? That is VERY unusual for me, but it's good to break out of your comfort zone every now and again eh?

Speaking of Kaisercraft, I thought I'd show you something else I've done this week...

I bought three of these drawer sets at CHA last year (got a little carried away...!) and this was the last one to be assembled and decorated. I cannot tell you how much fun these are to make - really easy too. And with a little time and patience you can get the most fantastic storage customised for you! I used my all-time favourite papers that I have struggled to use/part with but I figured that if I use some on this project then I could look at them often lol! I painted the wooden sides with white acrylic paint with a shimmer effect in it - looks fab IRL. I've got all sorts stored in there - but one thing in particular is sponge daubers... See that top middle drawer? It's been opened... not by me... but by this little guy:

This is my gorgeous cat Jasper... who has a fettish for sponge daubers! Seriously - this cat is so clever - he can figure out where I've put them and then opens the draw with his paw (those little openings in the drawers are the perfect cat-paw size... thanks Kaisercraft!).

That's all from me for now - depending on how the house purging goes I might have a chance to make something later to share!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


Kelly S. said...

The colors on your wall art are AMAZING! What a great way to use this week's sketch. Can't leave without commenting about your sweet bright-eyed kitty, too :)

Marisa said...

Gorgeous plaque and fabulous work on your organizational unit!! Brilliant to use DPs you love so you can look at them all the time. I was LOL at your kitty's B & E. They are too darn smart for anyone's good LOL! Maybe you need to give him one to play with all the time and he'll get bored of it and leave them alone.

Lenet said...

Beautiful colorful wllhanger!
Thanks for joining us at WMSC

kelly said...

My cat does that too!! What a naughty pair, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards you are so talented!
Keep up the good work.
kelly xx