Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday February 5th February 2012

and we've had snow...........loads of it.....about 4" has fallen since I went to bed at about 11pm last night.  The drive is now clear as are the cars so we're ready if need be, although, today I intend to stay in the warm.

Six of the crafty girls from the Bramford Crop, Janet, Nancy, Karen, Janina and Tracey (and me) take it in turns to set each other a challenge, we have a month to complete it and then swap......  Last month I had bought a box of childrens wooden cubes off the car boot and so decided to challenge them!! lol

Here is my cube and its soon to be off to live with Tracey .................

The cube was painted with Paperartsy fresco paint and then crackle glaze then another layer of paint...then each side was decorated....this side had a couple of Tim Holtz's sprockets with a grungepaper butterfly which has been coloured using distress ink and a bit of bling added....



This side had an image from a Graphics 45 steampunk pad added with a little key.....


This side has a clock face from a Tim Holtz pad, a watch face and a little charm......

This side has another graphics 45 image and some seed beads added......

This is the top of my cube....the base is a piece of lace and across it is a clay hand that I made and have painted with gold acryllic paint before distressing it....I have threaded beads thro' wire and wrapped around the hand and also added a little red flower...some bling and pearls finished it off....

I love challenges like this although I think some of my crafty pals might not agree with me!! lol, I hope that Tracey likes the cube...

Stay warm today and TFL

I'm entering this piece on the challenge blog "Try it on Tuesday" where the theme is "alter it"and this week they are sponsored by The Craft Barn.

xx

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol, I saw your post on FB and thought I'd come and have a look at what youve been up to. Still creating very beautiful and gorgeous works of art I see.Best wishes
Love Clare xx

Willow92 said...

Wow, that is sooo pretty! I love the butterfly :)

Kaz said...

Oh that's gorgeous Carol. I love how every side is different. Tracey is very lucky! xxx

tracy said...

thats beautiful carol :)

Anne said...

This is stunning Carol! How big is it? Your crackling is amazing and I love how you do those 'wonky' borders. Another beautiful work of art! (PS, I was out playing in the snow at 9pm last night -LOVE IT!!! LOL!)

Angelnorth said...

Greatpiece, lovely to be able to turn it to look at something new every now and again!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous alteration, so many details to look at on each surface.
Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.
Yvonne

"MOI" Freubel said...

Hi CArol.
Thank you so much for your nice comment and because you've published my button !
I realy hope more crafters can find my freebies now :-)
Glad you liked them !

I've browsed through your blog too for a moment and oh my, am I glad I did !!!
Your cube is FANTASTIC and so are your cards and your first DT piece for Tando.
For me it's always such a pleasure to watch this kind of art because I work only digital with photoshop.

Thanks for your visit and I cross my fingers if you win my sheet !
Hearty greeting from Holland.
Rian (freubel)

Ginger said...

Saw this on the TIOAT blog, when I was uploading mine, so I popped on to have a better look at it, glad I did, Its lovely. x

Hazel said...

What a lovely idea, Carol and so beautifully crafted x

Karen said...

oooo this is very pretty!!! xxx

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Carol your cube is fantastic! so much work and detail, lucky Tracy!.

Sue x

Clarky J said...

What an amazing project to share with friends - i am a little envious!thanks for joining us at TIOT alter it week

Nat said...

Gorgeous as always Carol! Love the idea of decorating old blocks! The piece made me smile as I recognised the second image of a lady straight away - she's by Mucha and was the focus piece for my Art & Design finals lol :) I love that print xxx

Nancy said...

Lovely Cube Carol, it stumped me for a bit, but I was happy with the results of mine.

Look forward to seeing you at the next crop.

Nance
x