Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Head start on Spring, Mini-Theatres and a Ginger Gem Award




Had a busy day yesterday, generally making a mess and crafting, and managed to get some pieces finished and some started. It was Carnival here in Rhineland, and I belong to those who DON'T like it, so it was a wonderful excuse for a crafty day. Not that I really need an excuse....
I finished a shadow box which has been waiting on the kitchen table for a few days. It was the box from the plastic clock that I altered for the *On the wings of time* Challenge. First I covered it in TH Tissue Tape, and then decided to polish it with inka copper. Now you can hardly see the tissue tape, so I could have spared it, but I suppose we are always wiser afterwards. I painted the rim with some gold structure paste and dipped it in some gass glitter. The box has been filled with some fabric flowers and a moulded head, painted with inka copper, and is for a spring swap on one of the forums I belong to.



Then I saw a tutorial from Lesley D for ATC shrines over on Bella Creations
and decided to try it. I made two as mini theatres, one painted in pink, and the other made from dark brown *sugared* cardstock. They were fun to make!

And while I was on the balcony taking my pictures, I saw that one of the trees in the garden is turning green - what a lovely sight. It's still very cold, 1° outside just now, but the sun has been shining for a few days, and it really looks like spring is on its way!
























And I was chosen as a *Ginger Gem* again for my *charms* entry - WOOHOO!!!








Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

14 comments:

  1. Morning Valerie, popped over when I saw this on my reader as your shadow box is very bright and the head looks fab peeping out among the flowers.

    The little theatres are gorgeous too and a great idea.

    Hope it gets warmer for you as it started off at 1 deg here and is now 8 although it still feels chilly!

    Congratulations on your Ginger Gem too, very well deserved.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. WTG Valerie! I loved your charm creations.
    That shadow box is truly gorgeous and the theatres are inspired.
    Hugs xx

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  3. Lovely things again, wish I had so many creative ideas! Congratulations on the Ginger Gem, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Beautiful creations and love the bright yellow flowers!

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  5. These are all lovely. Congrats on being chosen as a Ginger Gem too.

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  6. CONGRATS, Valerie, so well deserved!

    Your pieces are spectacular!

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  7. congratulations on being a ginger gem fab projects

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  8. Beautiful things, I love everything that you create. Hugs, Barb

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  9. I love the theater, its really creative, congrat on being a Ginger Gem... Yippeee for you. (loved you creation on charms)

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  10. Congratulations again Valerie on being a Gingergem. These are all totally delightful. Annette x

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  11. These are all fantastic! Well done. Hugs, T

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  12. Thanks for the kind comments, Ladies!

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  13. Congrats on all the Ginger Gem awards! All of your art is amazing! Love the shrine ATCs you made for Bella Creations!

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  14. Valerie - so much to look at! Love all of your projects. Congrats on the "ginger gems"! Your charm project was a fav!

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