Monday, 22 January 2018

Happy New Year - 2018

Long time no posting

Blogger is being very odd so I just thought as I could access my page I would like to wish everyone a very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful 2018,

As usual I have several in progress project but hope to get something up real soon xx

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Steampunk Mouse With his Hairy House ..

Short and sweet post from me - I seem to be chasing my tail at the moment!

For a recent FB (houses to be no smaller than ATC but no larger than Postcard size), swap this was one of the houses the cute mouse from Donna at Crafters Companion.
Foamboard base cut into an Arch shape, brush bristles for the roof , gesso then Painted with DecoArt Americana paint.
For the house base layers TH D Inks followed by more DI, through a stencil - Design by Ryn
Copics to colour the Mouse 
Corrugated cardboard for interest painted with Titanium White DecoArt paint.

I would like to enter the following Challenges 
Country View Crafts                                             Stencils
That's Crafty                                                          Stencils
Rhedd's Creative Spirit                                          Anything Mixed Media
Creative Artiste                                                      Anything Mixed Media
A Vintage Journey                                                 Mini Marvels
More Mixed Media                                                Anything Goes
Emerald City                                                          Anything Goes 
Morgan's ArtWorld                                               Anything Goes
Thank you for dropping by  :)  

Friday, 4 August 2017

Altered Phone Stand

 A quick post from me today.
Had a lovely play decorating this MDF Phone Stand quick and easy just stencils, Gesso in white and black and paints (see pic below).  Brick Stencil is Tim Holtz Skull is Andy Skinner and The bat is from That's Crafty Dinky range - I need more LOL xx

Thank you for dropping by I would like to enter this project into the following Challenges

That's Crafty                              Anything But Cards
Emerald City                                   Anything Goes
Creative Artiste                                Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit                    Anything Goes
Emerald Creek                                 Anything Goes

Friday, 14 July 2017

GDT For TIMI (Craft Stamper magazine) Blog

Still happy dancing to be selected as DT winner at TIMI (Craft Stamper Magazine) for June.
Today my GDT Journal page will "go live" on the TIMI blog  :)

I have enjoyed making a page in my neglected Journal, and fancied a mixture of beauty and beastly. I love the quote - would be fun if on a "bad day" I could transform  :)    :) 

(With my body shape it would probably be more Whale than Mermaid LOL )

Ingredients - Stamps - Mermaid, Quote and Seaweed - Sheena -crafter's companion
                                     Edge -  Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea 2
                                     Octopet - Stampotique -Daniel Torrente
                                     Background Stamps - Stampotique -Kate Crane's Cube
                                     DecoArt White Tinting Base
                                     Luminarte Twinkling H2o's
                                     TH Distress Inks
                                     Copics Pens
                                     WendyVecchi Sepia Ink pad
                                     Versafine Black Onyx Ink pad
                                     Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder
                                     Sakura White Glaze Pen
                                     Bronze Micro Beads
                                     Stabilo Aquarellable Black Pencil                                    

I would like to enter my page into the following Challenges
Allsorts                                                    Wk 243 - Magical and Mythical
Eclectic Ellapu                                        July - Anything Goes
Stampotique Designers                           # SDC277 Celebration
That's Crafty                                           Anything Goes

THANKK YOU for dropping by x

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Unicorn Magic

With the cooler, wet days we a now having  I guess I longed for the sun to return .... I always feel more energised and content when the sun is shinning without it well I need some magic to lift my spirits!
Lots of painty layers, splatters, and stencilling.

 The "Silver Bling" paint added to the background and then the layer added to the top edge of the Unicorn and over the word MAGIC makes this piece very sparkly and not my usual style at all!!
I think The Quinacridone Burnt Orange edge frames the Unicorn nicely.

Thank you for dropping by x

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges
A Vintage Journey       -  May Challenge - Quotes
TIMI (Craft Stamper)                 - 2nd Entry for May Anything Goes
Visible Image                          May Challenge (FB) Anything VI Stamp Goes
Mix It Up                                            - May - Anything Goes + Embossing
The Mixed Media Monthly          -  May Challenge Put  A Stamp On It

Ingredients : DecoArt Visible Image Rubber Stamp - Unicorn and Magic Quote
                   Versamark Black Onyx Ink pad
                   Stampendous Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
                   Color Box White Chalky Ink Pad
                    MDF 15cm x10cm block
                   DecoArt Media Acrylics - Cobalt Teal Hue, Primary Cyan, Primary Magenta, Titanium White, Green Gold, Titan Buff,  Titanium White and  Quinacridone Magenta and Burnt Orange.
                   DecoArt White Tinting Base
                   DecoArt Matte Medium
                   DecoArt Silver Bling Glamour Dust Acrylic
                   DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal
                   Tim Holtz -Mini Layering Stencils Set 1 (Crosses and Numbers)
                   Andy Skinner Stencil - Swirls
                   Fine black Pen, Quickie Glue pen and usual crafty tools  :)

Tuesday, 9 May 2017


I got "lost" in decorating so no how too pictures I am afraid but as I was inspired by Kate Crane . 

The paint layers were added wet on wet using a brayer and starting from lightest colours first - if I found an area I didn't like I went over again with White tinting base, and built layers again - I found the lighter my touch the more I could layer and not be dismayed!

Once the painty base was done I stencilled some numbers, circles and crosses using colours already used and then outlined with Titanium white and a small paintbrush. Flourish stamp to edges.  VLV Banksy Girl with Umbrella stamped onto tissue and embossed. Painting the reverse side with paints,  adhered using Matte Medium.

The "DREAM" was  Initially black texture paste - I managed to let some seep under the stencil so decided to go over with White Gesso. Now I thought it wasn't the effect I wanted so coloured over with a turquoise and white mix! Finally Primary Magenta applied to edges.

Thank you for stopping by - have a lovely week x

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges
Viva Las VegaStamps    -   "Everything Comes Around" (May)
That's Crafty                   - Bright   
TIMI                               - Anything Goes (May)
STAMPlorations            - Mixed Media  (May) 
Emerald Creek Dares      - Dream A Little Dream (May) 

Materials - Viva Las Vegas Rubber Stamp - Banksy Girl with Umbrella
                   Flourish Rubber Stamp
                   Versamark Black Onyx Ink pad
                   Stampendous Embossing Powder
                   White Tissue Paper
                    MDF 15cm x10cm block
                   DecoArt Media Acrylics - Cobalt Teal Hue, Primary Cyan, Primary Magenta, Phthalo       Turquoise, Carbon Black, Titanium White, Green Gold, Titanium White and  Quinacridone Magenta.
                   DecoArt Black Modelling paste
                   DecoArt White Gesso
                   DecoArt White Tinting Base
                   DecoArt Matte Medium
                   Tim Holtz -Mini Layering Stencils Set 1 (Crosses and Numbers) Set 5 (Fade dots).
                   Fine black Pen, and usual crafty tools  :)
                  Andy Skinner Stencil

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Rusty MDF Luggage Tag

Due to the Easter break and enjoying precious Family Time my crafty playtime was very short this month.  Having been thrilled to be selected by the Country View Challenge for my Tim Tag I really wanted to enter this months Rust Theme.

It was many years ago I met the lovely Andy Skinner at a class he was teaching at Pickwell Farm-  and began a love of all things rusty!
  I didn't take any how I created as Andy still holds classes and it is unfair on him to do so. 
Lots of Deco Art Mediums - acrylic paints, antiquing creams, weathered wood, textured sand, Tinting base, and Matte Medium used to create the finished MDF tag.
The key hole is IOD Mould and paper clay - I think this design with the large cat face is my favourite! I added bronze coloured jump rings for added interest. 

Thank you for dropping by :)
I would like to enter this tag into the following Challenges
Country View Crafts                   Rust Theme
Rhedd's Creative Spirit         Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper                 Backgrounds
Moo Mania                         Faces