22 April 2017
18 April 2017
Hi everyone, I'm back today with an Artcuts layered frame finished over the weekend. I covered all the little square wood tiles with Chyogami papers and although I was using up a lot of small pieces in many different patterns I like the random mix and how they work together. I added in some hearts and butterflies and liked the effect of seeing a little of the birch ply frame underneath. I think this frame would work well with a mirror in the centre but for this one I painted the back piece in gold and added a butterfly and gold bow.
Enjoy your day,
16 April 2017
Happy Easter everyone and I hope you're having a lovely weekend so far.
I've decorated an Artcuts bunny as my Easter offering and decorated it with Distress Oxide inks and Paperbabe stamps and kept the colours pastel, they remind me of Cadbury's Mini eggs!
I'm joining in with the Simon Monday Challenge of Hip Hop, there's lots of inspiration over there if you follow the link.
31 March 2017
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29 March 2017
Hi everyone, I'm delighted to be featured on the Paperartsy blog tonight with my Topic #5 Blue & Ochre 'Under the sea' mixed media pocket letter using a set of Tracy Scott's gorgeous stamps.
3 March 2017
Hi everyone, I hope you've had a good week. I'm sharing my makes with the gorgeous new Paperbabe stamps Peony and bud set which Kim is introducing in a new larger clear stamp format. All the details are on the Paperbabe stamps blog with gorgeous inspiration from Kim.
I went down a mixed media media route with the stamps and played with my small gelli plate which is great as you can easily put it on a stamp block and use it as large stamp.
I've used Fresco Finish paints in the translucent colours which keeps things nice and bright over my the thick white cartridge paper. I've brayered the paints onto the gelli plate before stamping the peony stamp, bud and leaves in various order and I was pleased with the results even with the very close patterned peony image.
Hope you have a good weekend.
20 February 2017
There's lots of information and an introduction video on the Paperartsy blog with Kay's gorgeous samples and Helen Chilton's beautiful designs as well. I hope you'll pop over and take a look.
19 February 2017
Hi everyone, I hope you've had a good weekend. I'm sharing the oil bottles that we'll be hand painting tomorrow at The Craft Barn, I like it when ŵe make something that's useful as well as decorative.
All the painting is done using DecoArts range of frosted enamel paints. The chilli's and garlic bulbs are hand painted with these same paints with a bit of black permanent pen to help with definition.
The tags are cut from hessian sheet and the paints work very well over that even with the open weave.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow as its been a while and seeing all the variations that I know there'll be.
14 February 2017
Hi everyone and Happy Valentine's Day! I've made a collage style card with 'the kiss' stamp from the Artistic Stamper that I won last week and I love it, it's perfect for Today but other occasions too. Thanks very much Jennie!
I used paper from a very old book for the collages text and also for stamping onto, it was interesting that the paper was very absorbent and sucked in the ink so it appears quite black. I've added zinc white acrylic paint together with red, yellow and blue Fresco Finish paint.
I doodled some hearts, strings and dots with a zig watercolour brush pen and black and white sharpies and added the message top right freehand. There's also some shading with charcoal for a bit of definition. My base is a Ranger extra large Kraft tag, they make great cards when folded in half.
I'm entering my card into the Artistic Stamper February challenge 'Love Hearts'.
Hope you had lots of cards today ;-D
13 February 2017
Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend. I finished a tag today with more of the Stampendous Laurel Burch stamps and this set is blossoming woman. A great set which has the woman, separate flowers and a couple of styles of earrings so there are lots of options to give her different looks.
I've coloured entirely with pencils and masked the flowers around the top and bottom before stamping the woman.
A nice relaxing colouring playtime and these stamps are lovely to colour as they have a simple folk art style that lends itself to easy colouring.
5 February 2017
Hi everyone, I hope you've had a good weekend. I've popped on to share a postcard I made today with a gorgeous new stamp set from Stampendous by the artist Lauren Burch famous for her brightly coloured folk art style paintings of people, animals, birds and flowers. I've admired her art since discovering her art on notebooks so I was very happy to see that Stampendous has licensed them for stamps.
I used the Indigo Cats Set which has three separate cat stamps that I masked together and there are two styles of butterfly as well. I was pleased to find that included in the set is stencil which I used over my distress ink background. I stamped over the background and then added pencil colouring to the cats and butterflies. I've used a rough surface watercolour card postcard from a pad which is nice and heavyweight to take the water used on the inks.
I'm looking forward to making some more with the other stamps From this line. My lovely friend Carole sent me an absolutely gorgeous card using one of the other cat stamps in the line and you can see it in Carole's post here, we are both fans of Laurel's work.
1 February 2017
Hi everyone, I'm back with another sneak peek and with great pleasure as guest blogger on the PaperArtsy Blog.
The topic this fortnight is pink and orange and I've decorated a planner cover using Kay Carley's gorgeous PaperArtsy Eclectica stamps (there's a little peak of a couple of yet to be released stamps in there too) and PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints and glaze.
I have lots of photo's of how I built up my layers on the PaperArtsy blog if you'd like to see the steps. There have been some really beautiful projects already on this topic, I've loved reading them and you can join in with the challenge by creating your own pink and orange project, linking it in the main topic post and then you'll be in the draw for £50 voucher! I hope you'll join in with the challenge and enjoy all the posts on the true colours pink and orange colour scheme.