Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Sunday, 7 November 2010

Gone Blocking Mad

Ok Ok I admit it, I have gone Blocking Mad!
After a mad but very enjoyable weekend taking Edward and his Best mate Joe to Legoland for the weekend, I found a couple of hours this afternoon to have a play in my favourite room in the house - My room of Tat.
I have started making a Christmas Project for The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog, and then did a very quick Block as my entry this week for Hels Sunday Stamper Challenge which this week is 'Winter'
Although I used a stamp from the AS Christmas collection, I didn't want to make it Christmassy.
At the beginning of the year I promised myself to used more of my own handwriting on projects - why is is I am happy to use stamps with less than perfect script, as I see it as quirky, but when I write it myself I see it as 'bad' writing?
Anyway I bit the bullet today when this 'quote' came into my head, I don't think I made it up, I must have read it somewhere and stored it into one of my limited brain cells, but I cant credit to anyone because I don't know where I read or heard it - perhaps I did make it up LOL 
The block was sprayed liberally with Cosmic shimmers and then wiped over with a babt wipe. I used some Puffy Paint from a previous Altered Element kit and then 'topped' with Mother of Pearl UTEE.
The AS stamp is behind a Microscope Slide and then 'faux' soldered around the edge with Silver UTEE - not sure you can see in the photo but there is some more Mother of Pearl Utte sprinkled on the glass over the snowy area and trees.
Winter is not my favourite season, so this will stand in my kitchen to remind me to be optimistic and remember Spring is not too far away!


  1. How cool is this? it's awesome Nicks xxx

  2. I love your wood blocks Nicks. Enlarged to get a better look and wow such great textures. Great quote. Annette x

  3. Nicks that is so lovely
    Dont suppose you fancy coming to my Norwich crop in the new year & taking a class? Obviously you would need to let me know what the class cost would be per person if your interested.

  4. Lover this... LOL Fabby Winter theme and loving that sentiment... I reckon you must have made it up - would make a FAB stamp! thanks for joinin in with the Sunday Stamper x

  5. As a fellow handwriting avoider (LOL)I think your writing is fabulous - I had to go back and look as I thought it was a stamp! Fabulous project Nicks - as a winter lover I think its perfect x

  6. I've just found your blog, and love your work. The wintery block is fab.

  7. Ive just found your blog. Love your altered art!

  8. Thanks so much for your comment over on The Altered Element and lovely to find your blog as a result! Hope you have fun making some altered bottlecaps - best done all in one sitting me thinks.

    Loving the wintery block - a very timely reminder that the wind and rain won't last forever :)

  9. Hello lovely lady! Just popping on by to ask why you can't just drop everything and come to NZ to see me at the craft/art fair. Inconceivable how you are busy! He he.
    Anyway - I can see you are very busy indeed! What with these blocks of yours and all your stamping. Hmmm...winter is a coming your way isn't it? Ha! Summer here in NZ. Jealous?

  10. Thank you for sharing, I just love altered art, I am working on and posting with a recycled, and mixed media altered with ephemera book art Christmas tree.

    You will have to visit soon to see my inpiration for my table top Christmas tree.

    Have a great inspired altered life this coming week :)


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