Friday, 23 July 2010

Two spoons and a fork

... that's what Tom said I should call my latest cutlery piece when I asked the family.  It needed a name as it's for an auction at church to raise money for something (I can't remember what though!!  Oops!)


I decided I rather liked that as a name and promptly labelled a piece of recycled pizza box and packaged them up.

This time the words say
Happy voices in nature
singing
to God, who makes all lovely things


I used the old hymn book (I picked it up at a bookshop so it has no sentimental value, I couldn't cut one up I'd owned)!  Hymn books are actually great for adjectives, and are fab for this kind of thing, even if you don't want a religious-type message.  I am definitely addicted to making these though, but I need more spoons - hurray, an excuse to go shopping :)


I've also been playing around with the idea I got when working with the mica tiles from USArtQuest.  I'm teaching a card making class at The Cubby Hole, Crewe tomorrow, and wanted a couple more cards that didn't feature sewing lol.  This time I used clear shrink plastic for the base before layering with text and imagery with clear, thick embossing powder.  I missed the natural brown shading of the mica, and being able to chip into the mica to add another layer to the collage, but I like the effect.  It's just different.

mica tile

clear shrink plastic
Before I go, I just wanted to say hello and thankyou to my new followers, and to all of you who leave comments and suggestions of other places to visit - I love this aspect of blogging as I then get to go and visit other blogs I may not otherwise have seen :)

22 comments:

Helen said...

I love how you've decorated the spoons and fork, they look great. Must try to find my mica tiles, I know I had them in a box somewhere... not that I'll get much time to play this weekend, sadly. I love what you've done to them too.

Tracy Evans said...

Love the spoons and fork, very alternative altered art. Love the sentiment to as it is very apt for the purpose. Looking forward to the class tomorrow. Tracy x

Sue said...

Wait for me.......I need to go spoon shopping too!! See you tomorrow x
Sue

Ruby said...

This is SO SO cool! I hope you make loads of money for them! If you get bored and want to make me one please feel free to do so!!!

penibear said...

Love the cutlery, Sarah! And your tiles are gorgeous....

Julie Ranae said...

You and Sue just make me laugh...your spoon shopping is a bit like you and I stuffed toy shopping : )
Having heard about this project during our phone chat, I was anxious to see...turned out gorgeous...and LOVE the new! xx

stampdiva said...

This is my first visit to your beautiful Blog. The collaged mica tile is breathtaking. Lynne M

Jan said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOVE these!! Green is my fav color--and I just love these spoons/fork! Wish I could go to your class! AHHHHHH! One day:)

Lottie said...

I have just spent a wonderful time browsing your blog which I 'found' after seeing that you had joined the same journal course I am on

Your work is absolutely stunning and I am so very glad that I have found you - I will be back again soon to delve even deeper into you past posts

Faye said...

The mica tile and butterfly caard is gorgeous. I love it.

Netty said...

Its all beautiful, love all the different textures. Annette

Suzanne C said...

What a beautiful art project! Love the pictures and how you layered them on the spoon. Fantastic auction item. Love the mica tile in the layout.

Jacqui said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Sarah - I love yours - everything! BUT I am very bad at commenting. I think we 'met' earlier in the year at Dina Wakelys workshop at Dyan's - am going up there again next weekend for her own journaling course - can't wait!! Have a lovely weekend. PS The cutlery is especially brilliant!

Sarah A said...

From one Sarah A to another!

I never knew cutlery could be so interesting and beautiful. I love the hymn book words you have used! I know what you mean about not being able to cut a book with sentimental value attached to it LOL!

Crewe is not too far from me on the train - I am near Manchester so one day I hope to get organised and get to your class!

I have just become a follower of your FAB and inspirational blog and rounded your followers up to 150!!

Sarah x

Davi said...

Sarah, this is awesome!! I love that wonderful color and the fab alterings!!

Maria said...

Love the Two spoons and a fork piece, very cool!

1CardCreator said...

Wow, these are all beautiful! ~Diane

Harriet said...

I love the two spoons and fork. I really am enjoying reading your blog. I just found you several days.
Thanks for sharing.

Hels Sheridan said...

LOVELOVELOVE these pieces loads..they are all stunning x

Neet said...

Love the spoons and fork Sarah. A tip - when drilling a hole first of all put a bit of masking tape on and then drill - it stops the drill from wandering to get started. I used to do this with dominoes and found it useful.

DeeJae said...

I'm visiting you and your blog for the first time via the "Blog Hop." :-)

Your mica collage is beautiful, I love the piece of hymnal page and the translucent look. I have not heard of Mica Tiles and never used them but it looks like something I'd like to try in the future. Thank you so much for sharing.

Blessings!

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