I was inspired!

Hello Everyone, I recently joined an online art retreat and have been having fun watching the fabulous artists sharing their tips and tricks. I do love these kinds of workshops as depending on what mood I’m in I pretty much guaranteed to fins a class to appeal. 

If you are interested Ive added a link at the bottom of the page. The artist I was inspired by is called Galia Alena, I won’t give you the details of the class for obvious reasons but do check out her website, I’m sure you will love her art. This was of course created in my style but the ideas an inspiration came from the class. 



Below are the process shots, I used Golden Fluid Acrylics and Fabre Castell Artist Pitt Pens for shading.

















Phew after that lot here’s another look at the finished piece. 


I really enjoyed painting her, not my normal colours but that’s what it all about right!


Take care 
Hugsxx 



Hello Everyone, I recently joined an online art retreat and have been having fun watching the fabulous artists sharing their tips and tricks...

New Challenge for Country View Crafts

Hello Everyone today I’m over on the Country View Craft blog with my post for this months theme. It was my turn to choose  and as it is December we had to have Christmas but this year you can also have Red Green with Rust. So huge possibilities! I hope you can join in with us and play along, as you could be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in the fabulous shop.

So here is my piece


Here are some process shots






So I used a large MDF tag, cogs and heart (from Samantha K Gifts) all adhered with Heavy Matt Medium (Golden) and let them dry over over night.

I then used Limestone Stone Medium (Prima) painted all over, and when dry I added paint from the Patina set (Prima) and brown Rust (Prima) and again let it dry. I then added the metallic paint from the Patina set to the main area.
To finish I added some red from Dina Wakley onto the tag as well as painting the heart(Prima)
And there you have it.

The challenge runs through to the 31st and I would love to see what you make.

Take care 
Hugsxx 





Hello Everyone today I’m over on the Country View Craft blog with my post for this months theme. It was my turn to choose  and as it is Dec...

My second post for This months challenge

Hello Everyone today I have my second post for Country View Crafts challenge which this month is Stencils, I couldn’t resist using Boho Jane a stencil that I designed. 


This simple tag was composed by using Distress Oxide, which I smooched together and then sprinkled and flicked water in differing amounts
Then stencilled Jane in black ink and heat set. I used a background stencil to add more interest and then added some stick on sentiments designed by the lovely Marta Łapkowska for 13@rts.

Here are a few process shots





See you again soon 

Take care
Hugs 

Hello Everyone today I have my second post for  Country View Crafts  challenge which this month is Stencils, I couldn’t resist using Boho Ja...

Mixed up Mag, Mixed Media Mirror

Hello Everyone today see me over at the Mixed Up Mag blog with a mirror I created using some lovely elements from Samantha K Gifts. A wonderful online shop which is worth a visit.
Here’s a peep but you will have to follow the link for all the details





Take care everyone 
Hugs xx



Hello Everyone today see me over at the Mixed Up Mag blog with a mirror I created using some lovely elements from Samantha K Gifts. A wonde...

How To...

Hello Everyone, hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend. Today I’m over at Rubber Dance with a How To on using Clear Acrylic with stamps and alcohol markers. Here’s a peep but all the details can be found here.




Don’t forget you can get Free Shipping over €15 using this code
DWFreeShip

Take care everyone 
Hugs


Hello Everyone, hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend. Today I’m over at Rubber Dance with a How To on using Clear Acrylic with s...

Journal inspiration

Morning everyone, today I have a journal page to share with you. 


I don’t have any process shots but ill walk you through it.

I started with a background of blue and white acrylic smooched together with wet dry foam. Next the stencilling is one of my own (Pattern) used with VarsaMark and sparkling white Embossing Powder from Stampendous. This was heat set.




I then used Vintage Script in dark Blue archival Ink randomly over the page. Once it had been heat set I started to stamp the
Roses from Blossoming Rose around the page.




And lastly Beautiful You was stamped




I drew in some more hair as I wanted her to spread to the next page and gave her a cloak, as I didn’t want her just floating.




I used Sennelier watercolours for hair and cloak, and originally her face, but I didn’t like the script showing through on her face 
As it just looked dirty, so I repainted her face, first with white acrylic and pale flash tones.

To finish, I couloured the flowers with Signo Mettalic pens and added some pearls to hair. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Christmas words.
Let’s have a last look.


All stamps are from Rubber Dance



That’s all for today, but I will be back soon

Take care
Hugs



Morning everyone, today I have a journal page to share with you.  I don’t have any process shots but ill walk you through it. I started with...

New challenge at Rubber Dance

Hello Everyone it’s new challenge time over at Rubber Dance and what a fun theme we have to delight you and get those creative fingers itching to get in the craft room. So the theme is Inspired by a Movie.

So can you guess what the movie is? 


Stamps I used were the small Rosies from Blossing Rose and the leaves from Crazy Flowers2

All from the fabulous Rubber Dance Shop


And if you spend over €15 and use this code DWFreeShip
You will get free shipping 
Take care everyone 
Hugsxxx




Hello Everyone it’s new challenge time over at Rubber Dance and what a fun theme we have to delight you and get those creative fingers itch...

Remember

Hello Everyone today is a special day throughout The Commonwealth of Nations as we celebrate the ending World War 1. I do not support War, I do not believe in aggression to fight aggression, but it it is a personal view, and one you may not hold. However I do celebrate Peace, and respect the remembrance of all the those that lost their lives, then and every War since, so that we can live our lives Free.

I drew and painted these Poppy’s for today!


Here’s some pics  of the process and close ups.






And because you know I love to mix it up, here are a couple of pics after I played with the original in Brushstrokes a digital App.




Take care everyone and I hope you can join me at 11am in a 2minutes silence.

Stay safe
HugsXxx


Hello Everyone today is a special day throughout The Commonwealth of Nations as we celebrate the ending World War 1. I do not support War, ...

New challenge at Country View Crafts

Morning everyone, the new challenge at Country View Crafts was chosen for us by the lovely Gabrielle and the theme is Stencils, yah said I when I saw. All entries into the challenge are in with a chance to win £20. 

I do love a stencil lol, and here’s my creation. 


This is how I created this piece

Using different stencils and 3 colours 



I kept to the same 3 Stencils but added some complimentary colours to get a nice contrast.




Then add my feature using one of my own Stencils Skellen. My faces are designed to either add an outline of a face or you can 
Join up the lines to get full features as I have done here.



I reversed the stencil to give me my second face and added a few details. I chose to not add colour to the face as I liked the background showing through

I also added a white flower to her non eye. (A hint of something to come maybe)



The acrylic paint I used is Dina Wakley for Ranger as well as her Scribble Sticks which I love. Black Archival ink.

Thanks for popping in.

Take care
Hugsxx


Morning everyone, the new challenge at  Country View Crafts  was chosen for us by the lovely Gabrielle and the theme is Stencils, yah said ...

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