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1  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap October '09 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Singalala on: October 30, 2009 01:46:04 PM
Today I came home and there were THREE!!! little envelopes on my doormat!  Grin

I actually danced when I came in Wink

I've got this drawn peacock card from Corduroy Cat, the title is "Don't judge me"  Cheesy

I think you have used coloured pencils, acrylic paints and felttips in it? I really like the colours Cheesy

Then I opened Terrabella's envelope which contained this beautiful butterfly card

I like that it has many layers and the subtle stamps. That butterfly picture is fantastic too, and the antenae are made of a waxed cord (the kind you use as a necklace). I will defintly try that layering technique, it looks so lovely!

Then I have this fun and colourful skeleton key card from Gossamer Gull

The keys are painted (?) beautifully, two toned. That must be a lot of precision work! I love it!

Thanks all of you. These are the first cards I received and I love them all.


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2  Re: 3 X 3 (9 card spread) ATC swap in New Swap Theme Ideas by Singalala on: October 27, 2009 04:56:35 AM
I would like to send out in January. I have time off around Christmas, so lots of crafting time then.

And please enlighten me about the 3x3 binder sheet? Is it simply a page with room to insert cards? Huh Something like this, but with 9 spaces for cards?


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3  Re: WWP Swap 13 Chunky Pages Gallery of Paper Extravaganza! in The Swap Gallery by Singalala on: October 09, 2009 12:12:56 PM
Ronda, you said yourself

"please do safeguard me from myself! no - no - no - no.... oh, alright then, send me some"

So don't come whining about your new addiction now  Wink I send her these inchies:


Ronda wanted the seven Japanese luck gods, so I made her the missing one. Unfortunatly I am stupid, very stupid and first thought she was missing Benzaiten. So I made her one. Then when I already drawn her and decided on the background and such... I discovered she already had her  Embarrassed Then I counted again and thought she was missing Fukurokujo... again I was wrong, but discovered it very late.

But still, they were made:


Then I made the REAL missing god Daikokuten, but I somehow lost his picture LOL.... So Ronda has to post his pic here herself.........

After all this stupidity, I wanted to incorporate rocks and shells in Ronda's chunkies. I found this poems about the 5 elements and used it as a theme.

"Fire is the passion, burning red.
Water is the healer, reviving the dead.
Earth is the strength, holding high the will.
Wind is the power, gently blowing the windmill.
Spirit is the binding that holds us all together.
Embodied in the pentagram, they will live forever."




The fire one is acrylic paint combined with decoupage and rubber eleastics with red wooden beads
The water chunkie has "Water is the healer, reviving the dead" stencilled around it, but it is hard to see in the pic. The shell is from Zanzibar and is embroidered on as it has natural holes in it.
The earth has a rock with crystals forming on it bound on top. It is a rock from a hike in Malawi, you can find a kinds of crystals there in the mountains.
The wind is a decoupaged one (my drawing skills are not that good  Wink and I put a dutch windmill into it.
Spirit is a funny pic of Chinese soldiers practasing for the big festivities at the 50th anniversary of the chinese revolution. I choose it because it looked great, no political neaning intended. The words are embroidered on the card.

I also put a pentagram in, like the ones that Edel and Radmom received. Plus some random rocks and candy, off course chocolat  Grin
Oh, and a drawstring bag. I made this before I discovered that I had to put the foot down (yeah, I am that stupid) and you suddenly are sewing straight lines instead of completly wonky LOL. That is why I handstiched the top, so the nasty seams are inside.....

I had a lot of fun with angeling for this swap, it learned me a lot of new papercraft skills/addiction ( Shocked Ronda!!!!!!)
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4  Re: 12 Month House Redecorating-Along!!! in Craftalongs by Singalala on: October 09, 2009 04:25:45 AM

I have a few ideas. Can you take the top part off the desks, Like the little hutch thing? It might take away some "storage" but you can put up corkboards, slateboard and pegboard to keep your stuff in arms reach. It also give a clean line to the wall. I love the purple btw and it being cheap is great too haha! I would take the blinds out myself and put up hand made roman blinds or curtains ( i can get you the tute on how to make the roman blinds if you want).

Oh and I just found the best idea for clutter keeping and everything... baskets. I thought it was silly when it was in the mags but it looks awesome and it works (it was mind blowing for me haha). That cabinet unit along the ceiling with things on top of it you can take off the doors and put baskets up there it make it easier to access.

Have you seen the post on here somewhere awhile back where someone put up shelves that were wire bars and put paper and fabric through there to hang for easy access? You could do that in the closet area.

I hope you see this as constructive comments and Im not trying to be mean and I hope that they helps!


Thanks for your ideas. It is good to have a fresh pair of eyes looking at it. Grin


Removing the hutch thing: Good idea! I might do that on my desk..... It will free up the wall and I do want a corkboard badly!!

It normally is not this bad in there, but it got out of hand lately LOL. I have A LOT of storage boxes, so they should do the trick like your basket idea.
Open shelves above the desks, even with baskets or boxes, is probably not OK with my boyfriend. He does not like clutter, even when it doesn't look like clutter to me... As you can guess we have very different standards LOL. Also, he has asthma and he is very sensitive to dust(mites) if he is having a period of his astma flaring up. So closed doors are better for him. (And cleaning up LOL)

A lot of stuff in the bookcase is study related and I graduated a while ago, so they need to go. More craft stuff space YEAH!

I might change the blinds, they are quite big, what makes the smal window hard to open, as it opens inwards. I might take a pic of it whith the blinds down, I still like them I must say. So I am not sure... The roman blinds I do like, but it would be still hard to open the window that opens inwards...



For the computer I have to re-pad and reupholster one of the big chairs. For my crafting area I might get a small stool, but it has to be a comfy one though. I do think this will help to open te space up when there is not another big black thing in the room...


Have you got a link to that wire hanging thing for that closet?
Do you mean these things from ikea?

I do love storing fabric folded up like in the wire boxes like this http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=321866.0
I think it would be best to store the fabric folded up in squares in the closet, as they will not be damaged by sunlight.
I must say:I am still kinda new to serious crafting Embarrassed, so I don't have an enormous stash just yet, but that can't be far away.... I returned from africa with 20-30 metres of fabric LOL.

I might get an secondhand ikea foldout tabe, like this as a pattern cutting paper that i can easily store in the closet.

Also, that closet is the storageplace of my vacuumcleaner and other cleaning stuff that should be easy accesible, off course the dryer needs to be used.

I cleaned up most of the room last night. Now I need to think about what supplies i want to have at hand  on my desk and directly above it. I sew, do paper crafts and like to work with my -soon to have- dremel at perspex and woodworking. My boyfriend did study to become a goldsmith, and i have some jewelrymaking skills aswell, but putting a jewelrymaking spot with room for the torch and such up would be hard in the existing desk. You need to make a very sturdy, fireproof desk with a half-circle cutout for sawing compfortable, and a metal scraps catcher underneath.... hmm... I'll have to discuss this with him.

(As you can see, I am very productive at work today  Grin No really, I am just so effective today that all my work was completed at 11 o'clock and I had some time to study crafster Roll Eyes )


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5  Re: Altered Journal-a-long in Craftalongs by Singalala on: October 08, 2009 12:02:46 PM
It is not an altered jounal, but a journal nontheless.  I posted it somewhere else, but that thread is kind of dead, so i thought I might post it here. I use an A5 hardcover blank dummy.

"Here are a few pages of my new journal.

And no, I am not suicidal or anything. Just frustrated at the time! Cheesy Just simple cut out letters and a chainsaw with blue and red splatters of acrylic paint. The text is Dutch and kinda means: "destroy it and make a new one", at least that is what I meant with it, it is a saying that can be interpreted in many ways.


The following page was much sweeter. It is how to change things, with felt-tips and acrylics


Another unhappy one, with markers and acrylics. I guess it freed me of my Pollock period  Wink


I find it easier to art-journal about shitty things, it really releaves my stress and anger.  I tend to do list about the happy stuff"
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6  Re: 12 Month House Redecorating-Along!!! in Craftalongs by Singalala on: October 08, 2009 09:20:52 AM
OK Grin



Let's start putting pics up.

WARNING: very messy room ahead!!! Most of my house isn't as bad, because my BF is not a messy person...

This is the current state of my office/craftroom....... Cry


It is supposed to be my craft room and my and my BF computer area. It used to be two computer work places, but I now have my laptop and removed my old pc from the room. Check that ripped chair  Cry The printers/scanners everywhere on the floor.... and much more  Embarrassed

It was decorated as the first complete room when we moved in 2 years ago. Overall, I like this room. I never planned to have purple wallpaper but it was on sale when we we searching for some: it is unbelievably cheap. The wallpaper of this room has cost me 6 euro's  Grin that is 9 US $. Love it!

Later I added the world map to the wall. It is great and I use it a lot actually, did you know that the capital of Ivory Coast is Yamoussoukro for instance? Wink



The bureaus and cabinets are from Ikea and are almost exactly the same width as the room. The cabinets above the desks are kitchen closets from Ikea. The pine bookcloset I have had it more than 15 years I guess and fits well between the two doors that I have in my room.


There is a nice big window and white, wooden blinds in front of it. They look messy noow, but they are just not put up properly.


The right door on the picture is from the big closet where I could store a lot of crafting supplies and that is the home of my dryer. It is 1,9 meters deep (76 inches) but only about 80 cm wide (29 inches). I put up these industrial shelves a few months ago. And as you can see, I still have some left overs.... Roll Eyes It looks full, but actually there are a lot of empty boxes Embarrassed





Things I want to do with this room:

Obviosly clean it and organise my crafting stuff (organising the craft stiff will be a major task  Lips sealed)

Fix the light, the pendant light is not working at the moment and I need to get another one in (no, I can replace a bulb and that is not the problem  Tongue). I need some desk lights for work aswell.

Organise the computer stuff, maybe buy a new LCD monitor as they take up less room.
Put the old computers that are in the corner to the attic

Sort the chair situation out... must put that dining chair downstairs and get removed the paint on it..... Grin (how did it ended up there in the first place???)

Clear out my bookcloset.

Hang art to the walls

Make it nice and workable again

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7  Re: WWP Swap 13 Chunky Pages Gallery of Paper Extravaganza! in The Swap Gallery by Singalala on: October 06, 2009 12:19:02 PM
I am glad you received them finally! It took them two weeks instead of 2-3 days, but heh? Grin

I am a nerd and recently rediscovered picassa, so I edited some of my photo's of them... I am not very good  Grin

the Alexander Mc Queen (or other fashion designer?) bride turned into a madonna


The other Madonna, it is actually a mural on an apartment building.


one of the purple eyes


the other madonna/goddess one...



(I now see that I missed a spot...  Undecided)

inchies

The embroidered one is a motorcycle wheel, not very clear)

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8  Re: "What do YOU Journal About?!" Ideas thread! in Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions by Singalala on: October 06, 2009 04:55:02 AM
Here are a few pages of my new journal.

I am not suicidal or anything. Just frustrated at the time! Cheesy Just simple cut out letters and a chainsaw with blue and red splatters of acrylic paint. The text is Dutch and kinda means: "destroy it and make a new one", at least that is what I meant with it, it is a saying that can be interpreted in many ways.


The following page was much sweeter. It is how to change things, with felt-tips and acrylics


Another unhappy one, with markers and acrylics. I guess it freed me of my Pollock period  Wink


I find it easier to journal about shitty things, it really releaves my stress and anger.
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9  Re: Colours, colours, colours. What's best with red hair/blue eyes? in Costumes: Discussion and Questions by Singalala on: October 04, 2009 09:43:38 AM
An emerald green like this


or the rich blue that you posted would look amazing
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10  Re: 5,400 Dots Bathroom redo(lotsa pics) in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by Singalala on: October 02, 2009 07:16:07 PM
Thanks!
I kind of want to move because I have so many other ideas to redo houses with this technique.
Now I have to figure out how to make fabric waterproof for the window curtain. AND I am trying to make a chandelier tonight for the bathroom.


And, do you have a chandelier in there now? I was thinking of your bathroom when i saw these
(she had a blue one as well, but it has been sold)
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25677001 ... not cheap though  Cry

It is really a room for a funky light fixture! Wink

And I must second Mistress on the showercutain as a windowtreatment. i had it too in my old bathroom. Just cut it and put it up there. No mold, no mess.
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