Thursday 31 March 2016

Mini Art

Good morning to all you lovely peeps in blog land, today in sharing some mini Art over on That's Crafty's blog, here is a glimpse but as usual all the details can be found here.

If you get a chance, pop in tomorrow as it's the start of a new challenge at That's Crafty, and there is some great inspirations to be seen.

Take care as always hugs Debs xx



Thursday 24 March 2016

Journal page

Hi everyone, today I gave a page to share over at That's Crafty, it's a bit different for me but I enjoyed creating it. Here is a peep  

  Take care as always 

Hugs Debs xx


Sunday 20 March 2016

Sunday sketch

Evening everyone, I've been catching up on some blogs and came across Sunday Sketch on my crafting teamie Donna and thought as I was too tired to paint anymore today I would curl up with my pencils and do a little face. I had forgotten how much I liked using pencils, Prismacolor of course. I added some Inktense as well some Stabilo All in white to add some depth as I only brought some flesh making colours with me. I'm going to link this to Sunday Sketch and even though it's a bit late I'm also linking to Kim Dellow's show your face.

The painting I was doing earlier is below.


Take care as always

Hugs Debs xxx


Saturday 19 March 2016

Loving the colour

Evening peeps yes two from me today. I've been playing this afternoon after watching the latest video from the Wanderlust course I am doing. This week we had a lesson from the wonderfully talented Flora Bowbly.

As before, no tutorial but I will share my photos. I'm also entering this into the current challenge at Anything but Cute who's theme is crazy for colour







And the final pieces which I have framed


So loved playing with paint which was Dina Wakley's heavy bodied Media line for Ranger.

Thanks for popping in take care as always,

Hugs Debs xxx



A day with Dina

Morning friends and crafters happy Saturday, and for me today is very special as at 3pm today 5yrs ago I married my wonderful husband. Here is a quick pic 

Anyway, back to Dina

I had an amazing day. Dina really is a good teacher, I loved the way she gave feedback and knew exactly what to say to get people  back on track. I have admired her style for a while now, as well as having her books I have taken several on line classes, so when I had a chance to do a class with her it had to be done. I want to be more free and loose with paint and this class helped with that.


And here is what I completed 

For obvious reason I wont share the process. 


The day went so fast but at the end Dina, Kate Crane ( yah got to meet Kate too - I've done some of Kate's online classes and love her style as well) and myself did some selfies and here they are.  

If you get the chance to either of these ladies classes do it because they are amazing!


Take care as always 

Hugs Debs xx


Friday 18 March 2016

Journal page

Hello everyone, today is the start of a new Challenge at That's Crafty and the theme is Red and Green should never be seen. Please check out the challenge guidelines to make sure you qualify and if you win you will receive a £20 voucher to spend in the wonderful shop. My teamed have some fabulous inspiration for you, and we have a new person who has joined the team. I won't tell you more so you will have to pop over and see, lol.

So to my inspiration, well tell me I cannot do something and what will I do, yep do it lol. So here is my journal page.


I didn't take many photos but here is a rundown of what I did and used.


In my Small Finnabair journal I scraped white Gesso over the page quite thickly and then scratched some pattens using the double edged texture brushes from Fiinnabair. Once dry I added colour using some Dina Wakley heavy body Acrylics over the page leaving some white areas. Used stamps by Everything Art for Paper Artsy and red paint randomly on the page.




I tried not to over think this as I wanted to keep it loose. I used some of my painty lids and bottle tops around the page to add some interest as well as an old harlequin stamp ( sorry don't know who by) and a floral stencil. Around the edge I added black to form a frame and finshed with a sentiment.

I hope we have inspired you to have a go, and enter the challenge. I also hope you can pop back over the weekend as I will be sharing my adventure at Art from the Heart with Dina Wakley. Take care as always

Hugs Debs xxx



Thursday 17 March 2016

Colourful girl

Morning everyone, today I have a girl to share over on That's Craft's blog. I hope you can pop along to see the full girl and how I created her. His a peep.

Take care as always 

Hugs Debs xxx


Sunday 13 March 2016


Hello crafty friends, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Mixed Media World, and theme chosen for us by Lena is Vintage. This month our fab sponser is The old Design Shop who is offering three images for the winner

                                                                       The Old Vintage Shop on Etsy
There are some fabulous designs from the team which you can see by following the link above, and here is mine.


On a Grey/whiteboard  tag from That's Crafty, I created lots of texture with heavy white gesso and  new brushes from Prima. Spray paint from Lyndys Stamp Gang, washi tape, Ranger, butterfly and stems die cuts from Sizzix, sentiments number is from Prima and the other is Ranger. Rust is Viva paper rust. 

Here are some close ups of the process




I hope we have inspired you to play along


I'm entering this tag into a Vintage Journey challenge which you can see here.

Take care as always

Hugs Debs xx


Friday 11 March 2016

Tutorial on MMW

Evening everyone, today I have a tutorial over on the Mixed Media World, I hope you have time to go look, as I've added a video. Nothing fancy just me creating lol. This is the first of five over the next few months, showing how I create my faces using different mediums. I'm just sharing what I've learnt so far and having fun, so hope you enjoy it if you get the time to watch.   

I'm also sharing this face on Kim Dellow's site as Kim invites us to share out face each Friday 

Take care as always hugs 

Debs xx


Thursday 10 March 2016

Spring Tag

Hello everyone thanks for popping in, as I'm over on the That's  Crafty blog today, with a tag I created to remind me of Spring. I cannot wait for it to arrive bringing all that I love with it. There is a peep below and if you can, pop over and read all the details., link above. 

Pop back soon as I have lots to show you, take care as always 

hugs Debs Xx


Wednesday 9 March 2016

2016 #5 Paper Doll {by Debs Wainwright}

2016 Topic 5 Art Dolls


Hi everyone, thanks for popping in as I have something to share over on the Paper Artsy Blog tonight. Here is a peep but you can see all the details by following the link above.

I had such fun creating this project so I do hope you like it.



Sunday 6 March 2016

Journal page

Morning everyone hope you are all well this Sunday morning. I'm so looking forward to my hols that begin next Saturday as we're off to the Peak District for two whole weeks, bliss. In the meantime I'd like to share what I created yesterday at my workshop for Birds in the Barn yesterday.    
 I love the bright colours and thought I'd enter it into Anything but Cute as their current challenge is Crazy for Colour.   

Here it in close up. 


I have no step outs of this, but the sample I created for the workshop was created in the same way so I'll show that.

Materials used Heavy bodied acrylic - Dina Wakley for Ranger Tinting base - Decoart  Clear texture paste - Finnibair for Prima Texture brushes - Finnibair for Prima Portfolios- Crayola  Black acrylic ink.  

The ladies created some fantastic art which I'm showing below











Aren't they all fabulous, we had a fab time and were well looked after by Karen and Sue, thank you all for a great day.

My next journal day is April 9th which I'm looking forward too. See you all back later for a little surprise. Shh here's a clue, it's in collaboration with Mixed Media World who I am lucky enough to design for each month...


Take care everybody hugs Debs 


Friday 4 March 2016

Show your face inspired by Darcy

Hello crafty friends, thanks for popping in, especially as today is Friday, and that means it's 'show your face' over at at Kim Dellow's blog. Kim invites us to make a face and share; some months we have themes, and this month it's inspired by. I'm sharing a face today inspired by the lovely Darcy Wilkinson. Darcy is an amazing artist and designer, she teaches workshops and designs stamps for Paper Artsy as well as regularly demoing for them at all the big craft shows.

  Darcy was a great inspiration to me as I started my crafty journey. Seeing her faces brought back my memories of drawing as a child. Always faces/ girls and flowers, never believing I was any good, I gave up. But as I learned more about this wonderful craft world I realised that it would be okay to start drawing again. Darcy advised me about online workshops which would be useful, etc, and I can say I've taken quite a few now, lol. So Darcy, thank you x.    The face that inspired my piece today, can be found here, as well as lots of other wonderful art by Darcy, so please if you have the time pop over and have a look. Since I started my journey there have been loads of other wonderful people who have have inspired and influenced by development and I'm thankful to all of them too. Okay so here she is.  


I loved painting her it was so much fun. The flowers and butterflies are from Kay Carey EKC 1&2 for Paper Artsy and the face was Fresco Acrylic  paint also from PA. the background and flowers are watercolours by Ecoline.

If you would like to join in with Kim's show your face, follow this link. Have fun everyone and I'll see you soon. I'm also entering this into the Craft Stamper challenge for this month. 

Take care as always 

Hugs Debs 


Wall hanging

Hello everyone, I have some fabric art to share today, it is my inspiration piece over at That's Crafty's  new Challenge which starts today. The theme this week is stencils and Masks, and my team mates and I, have put together some really fab makes to get your creative minds in a whirl. The winner of the challenge will receive £20 to spend in the shop.     Here is mine 


Many of you will know that I love stencils and most of my art has stencils on it somewhere. The ones I used for this make, were all Dinky Stencils, one of new products produced by That's Crafty. I adore these stencils, not just for ATCs (which they were purposely designed for) but for all my crafting needs. They are such a useful size for me as I tend to use bits of stencils instead of the whole thing and they perfect for that.   
  The medium I used was ink Effects from DecoArt. I love using this ink as you apply it to paper and once dry, iron on the image to your fabric. You can get several prints from the one sheet, although they do get lighter the more you do. I use normal copy paper as the heat travels through it lovely. The best way I have found to use it with stencils is on a small blending tool and sponge. Hold the sponge over the top of the shaken bottle and shake up and down. Squeeze excess ink off my pushing the sponge against the top of the bottle, and use in the normal way. My face was created with a number 5 round brush again onto copy paper.

I prepared my heavy Calico by cutting and ripping to size ( you get a nice frayed edge by ripping). Placing my stencils paper face side down I applied the iron and slowly ironed the background onto the fabric.


I loved how this came out! Placing my face down, I repeated the process. 

Part of what I tore off was just the size to write my sentiment on, so using fabric pens I wrote my words in a stylistic way inspired by Joanne Sharpe.


Unfortunately I cannot get to my sewing machine, so used faux stitching around the sentiment as well as the main body. Using a grey/white board and heavy Matt Medium I stuck the fabric to the board. Placed two holes one either side at the top and hooked it up to some chain from Tim Holtz.

I hope you have been inspired to play along, take care as always 

Hugs Debs xx