Monday, 30 November 2015

Big Blog Catchup !

O dear,I havent blogged for ages ! so finially i,m here to catchup on what i have been working on,i,m sure i might have missed a lot out but here goes.... Above is..yes Christmas cards,its that time again,this one is a watercolour worked with a new marker pen i found called The Elegant Writer,its brilliant for just painting with as when you add water to the lines it changes colours! i did have to practice to try and control it,but pleased with the outcome. next a few more cards i have been making,really into the Stepper card at the moment,using a die Fabric notepad and more stepper cards ! This year i went to a craft show in Stevenage near me,and watched a demo on Fresco chalk paints and was hooked ! and also the Jofy stamps..heres my creations Also been having a play with my Gelli Plate,actually stamping on it ! need more practice lol I think i have caught up ! Happy Christmas everyone if i,m not back for awhile x

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Napkin Art

Last weekI went to a lovely garden centre,and found some beautiful napkins i could,nt resist..sooo here we go,first off i had some experimenting to do with a few new products,like Aquatints inks,a script mask,spray inks etc,tried to match the colours in with the Cockerel napkin,i think it worked !I used Gloss Mod Podge for adhereing the napkins to card.Also Modelling paste for the script mask,loved the effect ! Same thing with the Rose napkin,as i need to practice ! Then Next i wanted to make a couple of storage boxs for my Journals,recycling cereal boxs,just got to find a home for them now :)

Sunday, 22 March 2015

French Mixed Media mini Journal

My little 4x4 mini journal French themed,still got little bits to add like hanging charms from cover etc,but in all quite pleased,think i have used every product,mainly Tim Holtz,French industrial papers,and a lot of techniques,totally enjoyable !

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Update latest creations

O dear i didnt realise i had made such a lot in the last few months,you can see i,m addicted to my art lol... I enjoy Mixed Media where i can flit from one thing to another,one week i,m into fabric art the next i,m getting messy with paints and ink,box making and bookmaking ! just wanted to keep up to date on my blog hope you enjoy all my makes,my email address is on here somewhere for questions you may want to ask :) thankyou for looking !

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Mini Book in a box Mixed Media

Its not a matchbox lol quite a bit larger,made from scratch with the score board,embellishing,using Gesso spray Inks,paints texture paste and lace,very enjoyable !

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Catching up !

Just adding new work from the last few months ! Have created such a lot, this is just a few projects,like Altered Domino book,Altered Paintbrushes,cards using different techniques,and a canvas covered Journal....Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and a great New Year ! xxx Oooops and Fabric beaded Notepads

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Faux Leather Book

Another lovely technique to try,Faux Leather,created with Kraft card,Tim Holtz distress inkpads,an embossing folder,tiny drop of Glycerine mixed in water,I will put the vidio up of Sheena Douglas demo when i find it......its a lovely idea for little extra Christmas prezzies,the inside pages you can sew in,I did with my first book,but then oppted out to buy sticky notepads for the smaller books. Loveeee this technique !

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Popup cards !

Another first for me,really enjoyed ! These came up in my local craft group to make so i thought why not,I am going to need a few birthday cards for the family in the next few months,so now what with the exploding box and now these,I,m well ahead of myself and they get something different this year !they are quite easy to make,but you do need a scoring board for making the templates,I have a "Hougie Board" which is inches one side and centimetres the other and 12x12 in size,but any board on the market would do as long as it takes an A4 card. Hope you like its certainly different lol

Friday, 16 May 2014

Exploding Box !

Yep I,m onto exploding box,s now ! which makes a nice change for birthday this year I have only made a couple so far,really enjoyed it,such a lot of possibilities its all down to the imagination and creativity :) If you would like to make one here,s the instructions :) 2 pieces of 12x12 card and papers Score at 4"in then 8" in. Turn card and score the same Cut 4 corners out 1 9x9 piece of card and paper Score at 3" then 6" Turn and score the same Cut corners out....... For the Lid 1 piece of 6"x6" card allow 1/8th over to fit nicely as some card thicker or cut the card to 6 1/8" x 6 1/8" You may want to layer the sides of box which makes it a bit thicker. Score at 1" all round for the corners cut in diagonal then snip a piece out to glue fold the edges and turn in use UHU glue then put pegs on to hold while drying. Then embellish! enjoy There is a wineglass in the middle which is difficult to see in this pic...

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Bird Journal

I havent been able to do my blog lately,it seems i have to have Google Chrome for it to work so here i am at last ! I have been crafting like a mad woman for the past months,just cant get enough of it,all this inspiration on the internet,so much to try,such a lot of products to experiment with,whats a woman to do lol i have created a lot of Mixed media canvas,s (Finbair style) really enjoyed,exploding boxs ! bit different for me,and now back to fabrics with a lot of Mixed Media stuff going on....Now i,m going to try and get some pics uploaded,keeping my fingers crossed its going to work ! if not i,m giving up lol Some inside pages WIP. My exploding box yaaa :) Not finished yet will upload on next post. My Canvas,s A small glass mail slider Last but not least some Artists Trading Cards ! Oooops and a couple more Canvas,s