I don't normally revisit my posts, but those nice people at Anything But a Card have set an "Anything Goes/Favourite of 2012" challenge to finish up the year. So what was my favourite project of 2012? It has to be my final assemblage for the Timeworn Techniques course - Davy Jones's Locker (or, The Dead Man's Chest). I'm really glad to have the opportunity to show it again, because I am particularly proud of it!
I learned such a lot from Andy Skinner's course and for the final assemblage I wanted to showcase as many of the techniques as possible. The effects are mostly achieved with paint plus a few other items and were such fun to do. (If you want to know how and want to know more then have a peep over at Andy Skinner for his excellent online workshops, http://www.andyskinnercrafts.com/online-workshops.html. Sorry, but I can't reveal techniques gained from the class, it wouldn't be right or fair on Andy and I would be in breach of copyright.)
The chest is constructed from chipboard which came in boxes of envelopes and is based on a paatern from Laura Denison (I altered the proportions a bit) and the whole thing took me nearly two weeks (on and off) to complete (mainly because I kept thinking of other things to add to it!) If you want to see more views then the original post is here.
Before I go, I just want to thank you for visiting my blog in 2012 - it's the first year I've really taken the time to share my creations and I appreciate all the lovely comments you've taken the trouble to leave. Being a bit of a Blog Lurker myself I am always inordinately pleased when someone comments - thank you all. Especial thanks to those of you who have chosen to follow me.
Anyway, hope you have a happy new year and I'll see you in 2013!