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Monday, 29 June 2015

Not Craft Related, but Puppy Related!!

This is a somewhat important post...

I say somewhat, as my newest household menagerie addition, Jackson aka Jax, is now 6 months old as of June 27th, 2015.

Might not be a big deal to some, but to me it's a huge deal. Especially considering I never thought I would ever have a dog. Ever.

At 6 months old, he weighs in at just around 80 lbs. He stands a little over 2 feet tall at his head, and he's the biggest suck in the history of velcro lap dogs! LOL

For those who are unsure and wondering, well, what breed is he?  His previous owners (of a few weeks) mentioned that he's a St. Bernard and Mastiff cross breed. Also known as a St. Bermastiff. :)
I think they mentioned he also has Rottweiler in him, but other than his jowls not getting super droopy, there's little in terms of shape/size/traits to indicate any instance of Rottweiler.

I *do* have a DNA kit for him and hope to be able to send it in on his behalf one day soon. I was hoping to have it done by his 6th month birthday, but that didn't quite work out as planned.

Just some photos to share with my blog reading audience, because: Eye Candy. :D

How can one dog have so much cuteness built into him, I don't even know!!! LOL

Thanks everyone for dropping by. :)

Krafty Kerry signing off!

Altered Cake Stacked Boxes

As a Youtube addict affectionado, I'm on there at least once a day - Even if it's just to "pretend" I'm watching something as I fall asleep. LOL

The other day, this video showed up in my feed... Not sure if it was on my homepage or actual feed, but regardless, I watched it, mesmerized with the beauty that came together.

While I don't have nearly as much floral embellishment variety, I did use what I had from my Prima Princess collection hoard stash and came up with my own take on the same thing. :)

I feel like my boxes were smaller than the ones used in the video - I also recorded some parts as I was working on it, so that should be up soon, but just thought I'd share the photos of the finished product since I just took them yesterday. :)

Thanks for dropping by!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Finnabair Inspired 12x12 Mixed Media Somewhat Steampunk Clock

Alright-y then...

Well here's something you don't see everyday... A Clock that I tried to make in steampunk style, but the olours got the best of  me. :P

This was originally the insert of a Graphic 45 12x12 shadow box... Looked something like this:

I only used the inside part of the box, and I added a handle to the top, and layered the whole thing up with white Liquitex gesso. So. Much. Gesso!

I had no idea where I was going with this at first, but it is definitely Finnabair inspired.
I lucked out on the clock; I was browsing my local Buy/sell board and found a "gear themed" clock for sale for $5.  Awesomesauce!

I used so many Creative Embellishments laser cut chipboard pieces and Prima resin pieces and Tim Holtz metals and so much more!

The whole clock!
Top Left corner flowering!
Bottom right corner clustering
TEXTURE! Everywhere!
Left side view for depth detail.
So this piece took me almost 2 full weeks to complete... Between the initial texturizing with mediums and gesso'ing and cutting that hole out for the clock, and waiting for layers to dry.... Well, you can see how it may take a long time, especially since I rarely have time to actually sit and use my heat gun to dry things - I'm usually working on artsy projects on my way to or from work, or on my way to or from doing something else.

I hope you were inspired, if even a little bit and that you come back again soon!

Krafty Kerry signing off!