Monday, February 18, 2013

metal art and introducing....

Miss Flo-Jo...


isn't she just GORGEOUS! Flo-jo came to live with  us nearly a year ago when her last owners drove her down the A12 from Essex and into Ipswich and dumped her! when Sian twisted our arm to let her come and live with us there were rules laid down, the initial one was she MUST get on with Ty as he comes first! so she bought home this bedraggled cat with no fur and the biggest scabs going! now look at her! she's still a bit wary and needs her "safe" spots but is slowly coming out of her shell and enjoying walking past Ty and starring daring him to chase her!! lol Her fur is now so soft and thick you'd never think that a year ago she was so bedraggled - shes now a very important part of our family - and one that has now taken to sleeping on my craft table in the sun under the window - she lays and stretches and my craft table is now very small!! lol but also exceptionally tidy as she like to take things!! and shes so clumsy most things end up over the floor if left!!

So, together we made this:-


The latest Bramford challenge is one that will be running for 6 months.  We each have a 6 piece childrens puzzle and 6 themes, a theme a month! February was metal.  I painted the base of the puzzle with gezzo then adhered grungeboard letters and tando butterflies to the base....taking a piece of metal I roughly cut to size and adhered tape and slowly peeled the metal over the piece gently easing into each shape as I went.  I then used a paper stump to ease the metal around the letters and shapes.  I then took my metal tools and played before adding black paint to the base and gently wiping off, the butterflies have treasure gold on them and the letters have the last of my viva decor inka gold on them - I am so fed up with those pots going mouldy I have chucked them away! must say that that was the worst craft purchase I have ever made!

TFL xx

10 comments:

hotpotato said...

Flo Jo is gorgeous she looks so regal with it.

Gez Butterworth said...

Hi Flo-Jo.. what a GORGEOUS girlie ♥♥ She looks quite at home! Always great to hear how she's going on and fab to finally see her.. she is a credit to all love she has received and so well deserved.. thankfully, she has a happily ever after story to share! Bless Ty too he's the BEST!

Fab artwork as always, hugs xxx

chrissies said...

Flo-Jo is wonderful and must like her picture taken she looks so calm about it all.

Love the jigsaw piece and the idea that you have a theme for each piece.

Best wishes Chrissie xx

Tracy said...

Aww FloJo is gorgeous and sooo shiny, she is a credit to your loving care that is for sure.

Kaz said...

Gorgeous puzzle piece Carol, but I think it's overshadowed by Flo-Jo! Glad she's settled in and 'helping' you craft! xxx

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Flo Jo is just such a cutie and super that's she's started to emerge from her shell!

Fantastic jigsaw piece

sue x

Artyjen said...

Thanks for the positive vibes on my new photo Carol ;) Am happy to have lost some weight ;)
xoxo Sioux
Your fur ball looks gorgeous...obviously loves her new home.

Anne said...

Bless you Carol, thanks for visiting ;o) xx Flo-jo looks exactly like my Sweetie Pie, God love her!! She used to have both my dogs cornered - they were terrified of her!! LOL!

Your art piece is fabulous, as always! Can't wait to see the finished product! Hugs xx

Traceyr said...

Yes your cat is very lovely Carol and you have certainly turned her around. :)

Love your jigsaw piece too. What colour was the metal before you painted it?

:)

Helena said...

Ohhh Flo Jo is so gorgeous! What a cruel family she had. She has landed on her paws with you, I'm sure! Give her a -round-the-ears-scrunchie from me!