Saturday, 30 May 2009


The challenge this month over on GAS MAMMA is to make an altered key. I've seen some beautiful examples out there in cyber land, and my group of gals have not let me down.
Here are my two offerings.
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This one is not just an altered key, but an altered vintage brooch too, so will be wearable.
May have to make more of these. lol.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Altered Drinks Can Doll- Squashed Can art Doll

For this month's theme on MAD MAMMA (monthly art doll swaps), i chose the theme, squashed drinks can doll.

Oh boy, there was a mixed reaction, as most people assume art dolls are supposed to be pretty, but i wanted the group to be challenged, but was worried about their reaction. I should have known better, there was a mixed reaction at first, but now the ball is rolling. they have not let me down. pop over to MAD MAMMA to have a look at the great pieces so far.

Here is mine. Now i really WAS worried about putting this in the swap, especially as my hubby said i had gone a bit tooooo wild with this one. So i put it in the photo-stream, but was more than prepared to remove it, if it wasn't well received.

Believe it or not, I've come to looove this doll, ugly as it is.

So i suppose you want to have a peep at her........

here she is in all her

Zetti Fairy.
To make the doll, i flattened an empty lager well in fact I practically annihilated it with a big hammer. Oh boy that was fun, and a great way to get rid of frustrations. roflol.
Then i painted it all over with white acrylic glue, after finding it much to difficult to erase the wording on the can.
Then i painted the face with flesh coloured acrylic paint, and coloured the body with alcohol inks.
The Wings, arms legs and hat are all collaged onto card, and the hands and feet are brads, that i managed to find just last week.

Sunday, 3 May 2009


For this months altered swap over on Flickr's GAS MAMMA the chosen theme is seaside and to alter a tin.

So far i have altered an altoid tin, and the bottom half of a cigar tin.


This is of Blackpool, UK, and the sand and shells that i used were collected from Blackpool beach


The vintage advert to the left, shows how the circus ring fills up with water for the Grand Finale. I was absolutely mesmerised as a child.

Showing all the ephemera that goes along with the tin

on the far right is a copy of a seaside cut out that was used by families whereas each family member put their heads through the cutout, and had their photo taken.
Also included are some small versions of saucy british postcards, as well as a current Brand New one of today showing thefamous Blackpool lights.

I also altered the bottom half of a cigar tin

Last night, in honour of MAMMA Flickr groups 100th member, i gave an online party, to celebrate.
Everyone brought their own drinks, a firework display was given, and i set numerous tasks for them to winprizes of a paintings etc of mine.
The main prize was a Zetti doll. For this i set a challenge of making an ATC celebrating MAMMA's 100th member and they had 60 minutes to do it in. Ernie, (hubby) drew a name out of a hat, and it was Sherry.

here's the main prize won by her.