Sunday 30 March 2014

Jo Myhill inspired

Good morning lovelies, happy Mother's Day to all you mum's out there. I hope you all have a fab day.

Since Jo blogged her pot of tulips on the Paparr Artsy blog I've have been itching to play along. I was blown away of how she altered the pot and the tulips looked so good. You can see the lovely Jo's here.

So here is my attempt, I showed my mum my pot and her comment was 'did you make that' which made me laugh.

I started with a teracota pot as I could not find a tin pot anywhere.

 I used most of the colours from the special addition fresco paints until I was happy with the colour. I then used the rusting powder and some embossing powers to add more texture. I added some frantage which was recommended to me as a great product by Jo and she was right I love it.

Now onto my tulips I - I decided to make three for my pot in a similar way but keeping the colours in the purple range as I wanted this pot to sit in my dining room.

And here it is - thank you for looking and as always love to read you comments xx


Friday 28 March 2014

Guest Designer

Good evening Peeps. I'm so excited to be a guest designer over at Paper Artsy. For full details of my project please hop over there and please leave a comment. Just to wet your appetite here is a sneak peep.

  Thank you for your visit. 

Big hugs Debs xxxx

Sunday 23 March 2014

Inky Stamps

Evening! I needed to get inky and thought making a tag would help. I will be entering two challenges with this Tag Sunday challenge here and thats's crafty here.

I started with distress ink in mustard seed and marmalade 

I used distress ink black soot round the edge. Next  added archival in coffee marigold and yellow. The stamps are mix but the prominate one is an Ellen Vargo one from Paper Artsy which you can see here.

I heat set the ink and then used black archival to add the main element which is from IndigoBlu and some edging. 

To make the image stand out more I added portfolio pastel in blackround the edge. I then used a black pen to write the message edged in white.

To finish I I added some ribbon and trim 

Thank you looking ... And I got very messy 

Debs xxx

Julie Bell inspired altered tin.

I had saved an empty tin of beans with the idea of decorating it ... One day! Well after seeing Julie's lovely storage idea I thought I'd give it go. You can see Julie's here. I'm also entering this into the Paper Artsy challenge.

If you saw my previous post you will know that I have some paper copied from a master board and as the stamps are so pretty I thought I'd use that to alter my tin

I then thought I could use some trim top and bottom which my lovely sister in- law sent me recently.

I also stamped and cut out another flower which I added to the front.

And as you can see I now have a pretty home for my water soluable pencils. 

Off to see what else  I can do with my paper lol.

Big hugs Debs xxxx

Master board JOFY inspired

I am so loving this project - thank you Jo for this inspirational master board. You see over on Paper Artsy Jo Firth Young demonstrated a master board technique which you can see here.

So I had to play along. I am going to enter this into the blog challenge. I won't go into detail as you can see that on the Paper Artsy blog.

I used a mix of pencils
but mainly Faber castell aquelle and prisma colour.

I then added some yellow portfolio pastels between the flowers to add a bit of a pop.

I then scanned the original and printed a couple off to use.

Really love this - thanks for looking and would love to read your thoughts.


Wednesday 19 March 2014

3 years today

...3 years ago on this day at 3 pm we got married in the langdale valley. We chose there because Pavy Arc was the first big walk we did and it was very special.

So here are a few of my fav photos 

I hope you like what I have shared 


Photo post

thought I would post some of the photos I took today, first is the Barbara Hepworth Centre in Wakefield 

The Lady herself

And now some from Henry Moore

And some by an Artsist called Albert Wainwright 1898- 1943

And now moving on to the sculpture park in Yorkshire

And lastly the sky sent us a kiss lol

Hope you didn't get too bored and thanks for looking

Debs xxxx


Sculpture inspired

Today we visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park and one of the sculptures was this by 

Niki de Saint Phalle

I really loved it as was inspired to create my own.

I started by drawing the figuring and breaking it up into segments.

I then used aquelle pencils to colour, adding water once completed to make the colours more vibrant. 

I used Inktense crayons to make up the background and once dry I went round the figure in a white port folio crayon ( which I am loving more and more). Once I had blended the white I added yellow and blended. 

At this stage I also went over all the pencil lines with a black artist pit pen. I also added some more patterns to the sections of the figure.

Next I stamped some corner flourishes from real red stamps and the ribbons from Darcy uk 07 at Paper Artsy which you can see here.

I then added a sentiment which I got from Pinterest 

I really enjoyed creating this especially as it was a special day for my OH and me.

Lots of hugs and kisses

Debs xx


Tuesday 18 March 2014

Ellen Inspired

Good evening Ellen Vargo was guest designer on the Paper Artsy Blog over the last 3 nights with videos of her post. You can see how Ellen created her page here.

I won't talk about the steps as you can see Ellen's video which explains what yo do far better than I could. 

I do not have the stamps that Ellen used so used another of hers that I do have. 

I didn't have any map paper but used some music score from a book I purchased today for crafting

The last step I turned my page landscape and continued

Thank you for looking 
Big hugs
Debs xxx