11 December 2017
Hi everyone, hope you're all well. I have a post on the Paperartsy blog tonight where the topic this fortnight is fave things. Very hard to contain my favourites I have to say :-D but I have added some products and techniques as well.
There are more photo's and info on the PA blog if you'd like a closer peek.
27 November 2017
13 October 2017
Hi everyone, hope you're all well. I'm happy to be joining in with the Paperbabe Stamps Christmas release today with is huge and full of gorgeous stamps and substrates. Kim has designed the cutest little set of nativity stamps with matching mdf substrate shapes which you can see in the photo above all made up in. It really is the most gorgeous set to make up and give as a gift to sit on a shelf edge or table at Christmas, this one will be going to my new baby Grandson :-).
The adorable flock of sheep are perfectly designed so that you can make them all look different by changing where you glue on the head and how you angle it. There are separate stamps for the body, head and the little curls. The shepherd even has a separately stamped crook and stamp to make the stripes on hIs tunic.
It wouldn't be a nativity without the three kings and you'll find that you'll be using two stamps to make the kings and the Joseph figure, it's easy to make them all look different with the colouring. I gave the Kings all the same hair colour to make them an obvious set but gave them different skin colour to vary them. Again with Joseph and the shepherd it was easy to make them different with hair and skin colour and also the clothing. I gave richer more opulent colours to the Kings and lighter colours to the other characters.
The solid patches for the cows are separate stamps so you can vary the colour, the donkey works really well coloured here with iced spruce distress oxide ink. I also embellished the pieces with black, white, gold and silver pens.
And here is the Angel, she is gorgeous and I've given her a metallic halo using a gold glitter metallic pen and liberal glittering on her wings. Then we have the very clever star trees background piece, the stars have channel grooves on one side that the wire sits in then the you glue another star on top, I was very impressed with this and how it is put together, it's the perfect backdrop for the Nativity and I coloured again with the gold pen and liberal amounts of the chunky glitter.
19 August 2017
There's something about little books and especially this type that folds out as you can do so many things on that surface. Anyway, there's a bit of a walk through of it on the PA blog and lots more photo's to see too. I hope you'll join in with the challenge, there's lots of inspiration from all the designers with a huge variety of styles which are sure to get the creative juices going.
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.