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Thursday, 2 September 2010

NOW WHERE DID I PUT MY KEYS.......

I am sure that I am not the only one who has known a man who can never find his keys...or anything for that matter hahahahaha!!!!  Thinking about the 'C' word and making presents this year I have had a go at a key holder....

The base is a 5x7 cheapo canvas on which I rubbed distress inks, spritzed with glimmer mists & splodged a bit of white acrylic for good measure!  The little houses are by PaperArtsy & have been coloured with DI and glossed in parts.  I can't remember where the chippie letters are from but the board they sit on is one of the new journalling blocks by Tando Creative.  I bought the chain & bits from a family run hardware store down the road.  Its an amazing place that sells everything from a nail to a wedding dress hahahaha!  Far cheaper to buy a bath chain from there than go to a craft shop!!!!

Thanks for taking the time to pop over, I really appreciate it and I love to read any comments!  HUGS XXX

9 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh karen,hun you do come up with some brilliant idea,s really love this and those houses are just perfect,great piece hun love hugs cheryl xxxx

Angelnorth said...

Fab piece Karen! Like you, I think a good old fahsioned hardware shop is always worth a rummage with your crafty head on!

Suzie said...

Oooh that is lovely Karen! Love your background, and those house are sooo cute!!

Dezinaworld said...

Brilliant work Karen me lovely !! If it were my home it would be for me lol i am always losing my keys hehe
hugs June xxx

Wipso said...

Really love your design for the key holder. I'm proud to say we have a key holder that my father carved out of wood in the shape of a key. Happy memories :-)
A x

Dawn said...

Hi Hun I have been missing from blog land quite a bit and I really have mssed all my bloggy friends.

I may well have to steal this idea what a wonderful key holder and love the houses. I saw them in Craft Stamper a couple years ago and I swear they are so much more useful than I thought they would be, there always popping up. It's nice to be back missed you loads x

Love Dawn xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a great example of altered art at its finest. From the houses to the background, this piece screams color and a happy home. Anyone, no matter the gender, will be tickled pink to receive this as a "C" gift.

Janet said...

What a great idea and, for once, really useful! You have got ideas spinning in my head now ....

Janet xx

Gez said...

Fabulous Karen. Love your background. Now get a move on with that art journal girl!!