Saturday, 26 January 2013

AMAZING ALTERED ART BY GIO.....

Hope you are all keeping warm in this very cold weather we are having in the UK.  However I believe we are in for a bit of a thaw next week - can't be too soon for me - roll on Spring I say!

I'm pleased to say Monty (Moodle) is fully over his nasty tummy thing - the antibiotic injection and the beef flavoured yummy tummy paste did the trick (however he really dislikes the vet now, as its been needles on every visit - plus the pet microchip fired in between his 'shoulder blades' - ouch).  He certainly knows how to squeal for her, and frighten away all her other waiting clients!! He now shakes violently as we approach the veterinary door - wish I could explain that it is all for his own good!  But he does thank you all indeed for your good wishes, which have set him on the road to recovery and back to making mischief (he loves being let loose in my craft room - aaaagh!).

Now to get on with the art...  As I have built up a luscious collection of Gio's beautiful altered art project images recently, I think I will pop them all on this one blog post this evening - she is one talented lady - and you can view more of her art on her own blog at http://giogioscrap.blogspot.co.uk/.  I believe Gio will be demonstrating at The Craft Barn Extravaganza in early June and we can't wait to meet her again.  The Extravaganza is great fun in the crafting world, with lots to see and do, so please keep the dates free - we all hope to see you there!

And now without further ado lets get on with the art .....

The first project is one of my absolute favourites - a teacup and saucer, decorated with Alice Palace's lovely cupcakes.  Check out Gio's blog to link to a step by step guide on this.


I will follow this with a fashionably beautiful altered book again in Gio's favourite colour - pink - and lets face it pink is just perfection!



She has used quite an assortment of CI stamps here including CI-347, the Butterfly Trio, fashion stamps CI-324 and CI-323, and corsets stamp CI-306.

The next project can truly be given the label 'altered art'.  Who, other than Gio, would have thought of altering a mini sewing machine, and how great would this look in the craft room?!



Coloured with alcohol inks I believe and then decorated with one of our newest elements mini plates CI-364 - it is adorable!

Also needing somewhere to store her bottles of paint Gio created this pretty caddy, using our background paper book 'Trees':



And my final 'Gio' project for tonight is this very sweet altered watch wriststrap ...


Again making great use of our elements stamp CI-364

Thanks Gio!

Goodnight all, and I will be back again soon...

Jean x

21 comments:

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely stunning! Gio is so imaginative and so clever!

Lucy x

Netty said...

I love Gio's beautiful works, her alterations are fab. Especially love the fabulous sewing machine, wow that blew me away. Thank you for sharing, Annette x

ionabunny said...

Wow, amazing stuff. Love the altered sewing machine. I'm not a pink person but how cute is that!! The carousel for the inks is a great idea as well. I keep knocking mine over, lids on luckily, but maybe I should think about something like this if I get a minute......

butterfly said...

Gio's work is always so clever, intricate and inventive - and so pretty at the same time! The tea cup is an absolute delight...
Alison x

Ginger said...

stunning and totally amazing. x

Paper Paradise said...

WOW, how fantastic are all of Gio's projects. What an imagination and creative talent! I LOVE everything! So pleased Monty is on the mend x

Ephemera said...

Oooooh what delicious and inspiring projects by Gio they are fantastic, so pleased Monty The Pooch is feeling better. xx

Joanna said...

Fantastic stamping.

Gio said...

Oh Jean, you make my day, thank you!

I can imagine you and Monty walking and running in the green country, spring is just around the corner! Can't wait, too!

Craftyfield said...

All fantastic projects ! I daren't make over my big sewing machine but wouldn't it be lovely...

Annie said...

Wow fabulous altering. Love that sewing machine :-) would look great in my crafty room x TFS Jean,,,,,,,must visit Gio's blog x

lynne said...

Gio never fails to amaze and inspire and she always creates the most astonishing art with CI stamps.
Bravo to Gio!
Wishes
Lynne

coco said...

Yes, after that I'm sure that no one could pretend that Gio is not the QUEEN of altered art !!!! At least for me she is an absolute reference... especially its pink artworks are really exceptional, arent't they ?...Lol ! :) xx

Paper Profusion said...

Oh my gosh - these are utterly divine!!!! I love them all. What seriously amazing talent! Thank-you for inspiration. Nicola x

Carole Z said...

All of these projects are absolutely stunning...amazing! I especially love the sewing machine! Carole Z

Sid said...

Fab alterings !

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great projects Jean
Love them all.
Greetings Janny

Fandhmum said...

Sooo inspirational - I love the sewing machine

Fliss said...

Wow! Managed to miss these totally stunning creations before and they're so very beautifully altered especially the sewing machine.
Fliss x

Craftychris said...

All I can say is WOW and WOW!!!! xxx

Chris said...

Simply AMAZING, Gio is the most inspirational crafter I know and the sewing machine has me beaming! x