Tuesday

My 100th Post ..... And Celebrating With .. Artsymama`s Artfull Blogging Party ! ..



Yes this is my copy i received yesterday ! A BIG THANKYOU to Kari for posting it to me here in the UK , and signing it too ! ;o)




WELCOME to everyone participating in Artsymama`s Artful Blogging party ! Even if you`re not doing anything and just having a look around for some crafty makes , i hope you`re all having a great day !!


So here`s mine .... An altered plastic plate ! I was intending doing a make with a beaded birdie , but it hasn`t arrived yet , from the USA ! So i came up with this last night , as i said i`d take part , and didn`t want to let anyone down .







Just take a standard plastic plate , like what you get for a barbecue . These had been reduced , as we haven`t had much of a summer to be out eating in the garden !










Stick a plastic doily on carefully . I`m not sure if a paper one will better , as this has a lip around the edge , and may not stick down properly or look even enough .......












Select some things you wish to apply ...... I chose a cut up vintage postcard , faux ivy leaves and a vintage button ....











I then added some shredded foil pieces , with dried flowers and beads from an old tiara i bought recently , wrapped up with a little lace .......













Then stuck it on the bottom .....









Added a a faux pearl string , held by an old pair of clip-on earrings , on either side near the top of the plate ...











An old bead is added .... to look like an egg .....










A close up of the finished plate ......











And there you have an altered plate ! Ready to hang or go on a stand to display ! You could use a ceramic one , if you like . Whatever you want to alter .....








Thank - you once again to Artsymama for inviting us all to take part in this wonderful celebration ! I can now go and look at all the creative makes out there myself !
And if anyone out there wishes to do a swap with me for this plate and supplies too - - please leave me a comment ! ... thanks for looking in !

7 comments:

TheMomInTheFamily said...

Love your plate. I followed the link from ArtsyMama's blog. I posted some photos but didn't know in enough time to take step-by-step photos. Have fun at the party!

Ann

Sandy McTier said...

Lovely plate! Thanks for sharing. Hope you are enjoying the party as well.

Happy creating!

TheMomInTheFamily said...

Thanks for your comment. I love doing swaps. I'm working on one now for Betty over at She Sew's Pretty. I really, really, really want to post a photo of it but will wait since she reads my blog. I'm starting a new job next week so my swaps may not be slowed down for a while. But please let me know if you ever see anything you like!

Miss*Laurence said...

Interesting idea- you're right, picnic stuff is going cheap at the moment!

Barbara H. said...

What a sweet idea! So simple, yet it looks so elaborate! Lovely!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Amy P said...

Great tutorial! A good use for a found object!

Renee :) said...

I can finally see your plate...hooray!Today they all loaded fast,so don't why,but am happy about that!Anyways,it is very cute...gotta say,I love those clip on earrings....very pretty!How are you liking the artful blogger magazine,I'm wanting one so badly,but i'll wait to hear more from you about it. ;)