A warm welcome to everyone who pops into Jumbled Crafts and hope your day is going well.
This week at Out of a Hat the theme is 'You Hold the Key'--so that could be lots of things with lots of meanings for you to think about.
I took it literally and made this
This is what I made as I love to make 'garden art'.
this is a close up of the flowers.
If you get bored with photographs then turn away right now as there are few coming next.
this is how the key holder started out-with an old hook from the car boot sale and an empty milk container. The keys were from Poundland and are quite large and heavy.
I started off by giving the hanger a metal look but most of it got covered up anyway
I used the TH Tattered flower dies and some other shapes for leaves and cut them out from the plastic
milk container pieces. Then I coloured them with acrylic paint and Promarkers and finished them off with several coats of varnish so that they are weatherproof. I ironed the shapes as some of them were out of shape from the curves of the milk container--you need to put them inside something to iron them--hence the tea towel in the photograph
Other 'garden art' in our garden -'Old CDs on the fence which catch the light and give out some wonderful colours-on the bottom left an old belt that I took apart and fastened the circles to the fence-they also catch the light-nice in winter when the plants die back and the fence is bare.
a beautiful lampshade with bead work that shines in the sun-this cost 20p at the boot sale.I bought it for the beads but couldn't bear to take it apart.
Another boot sale find is this metal hat that is really a coat hanger with 3 hooks. I am looking for rusty metal shapes to hang on the hooks--already found the saw when we went for a walk and it was at the edge of the path. Left the seagull droppings in place as I think it adds character lol.
Hope you find time to join in with the Hatters and go to visit Valerie, Janet and Sandra's blogs to see what wonderful things they have made
I am also linking this to the challenge at Rhedd and Rosie where the theme this time is Anything Goes
Thanks for looking
Love Chrissie xx
August 28th 2014-A bit of an update as yesterday my husband took this picture of the same ornament but butterflies just love resting there in the sunshine