Thursday 23 February 2017

Something playful

Hello everyone I do hope you are all okay. It's been a while since my last blog due to the big move up North. I have relocated from Essex up to Cumbria, new job and home. Just need my lovely husband to join me (once he gets a job) and our dream is complete, although much earlier than we anticipated. 

Anyway onto a quick play I had the other evening! It took me over a week to get the craft room sorted, but whilst packing I made myself a an emergency bag of craft stuff as I knew it would take a while to get straight. In all honesty I haven't had the energy or motivation to do much crafting but hope now I'm straight and settled in that my creativity will return. So here it is!


I didn't take any process shots as I was in the moment and enjoying myself, but I'll walk you through the stages!

The background was Infusions by Paper Artsy which I sprinkled onto the page and spritzed with lots of water, I then used a wooden stirrer from a coffee shop to spread the colour around the page. 

Next I stamped the feature again from Paper Artsy Wings Plate 1 and then I used one of the lovely Emma Godfrey's new Stencils which were released this week. Here's a link to the blog where you can see all the stamps and Stencils in this release.

You can see that I added some shapes of my own which I painted with Inktense pencils from Dewent.

Hope you like my page!
Take care for now
Hugs xxx


Saturday 11 February 2017

Acrylic tag 30 mins

Hello everyone, today I have my second inspiration for the 30 min challenge over at Country View Crafts chosen for us by the Lovely Sue. I haven't plaid on acrylic for a while so thought I'd use a tag.


I started on what is the backside of the tag using Seth Apter's Stencils and Fresco Acrylic Paints he designed for Paper Artsy. I mixed the colours up and layered them on. 

I cut some of Seth's dies to put on the front of the tag, this added to the layers. I looped some of the circles as I loved how they connected and how they move the eyes down the tag.

Lastly I added some washy tape and silver beads to finish. The butterfly is a recycled one whose wings sparkle because of the silver embossing powder I added.

Last look 


 I hope you have been inspired to join in with the challenge!

I hope you can pop back tomorrow as the winners will be announced, and the two lucky people will have a set of my stamps winging their way to them.

Take care 
Hugs xxxx


Wednesday 1 February 2017

New challenge in only 30 mins

Hello everyone, thanks for popping in! Today being the first day of the month sees a new challenge start at Country View Crafts and it's a fab one chosen for us by the fabulously Talented Sue. Make something in 30mins!

All your entries entitle you to be in the draw to win £20 to spend in the shop plus Sue will pick her favs. So come on don't be shy set your timer and go!

For my inspiration I chose to work in my small journal!


Here's what I did, I'll provide a list at the bottom of materials used.

I knew I wanted to get sticking so I gathered all my supplies and set my timer, I forgot to screen capture the start and finish times
But trust me I stuck to my limit! 

So everything got stuck down with Matt medium and painted over with White. Wasn't sure where I was going here as although I knew I was doing a 
Journal page I hadn't a clue at this stage what it would be. I love all the different textures you can see below!

Still not knowing where I was going I add some infusions in my fav colour Violet Storm. I loved the effect, you can see more below!


Then for some unknown reason I grabbed the spray paints and sprayed it Pink

I loved how the Infusions darkened the pink giving different values to the piece and creating some depth. 

I knew now it had to be one of these fabulous girls which I painted with watercolours and added shading with Pencils 

Added my sentiment and time was up. I had 3 mins spare so not bad! Let's take a last look.


 Ranger- Matt Medium : Paper Artsy - Infusions,  Snowflake Fresco Acrylic: Lyndy's Stamp Gang Sprays - Moon shadow Mist, Moonlight Mulberry: StarTrish Designs by Trish Latimer - Whimsy Girl 2 
If you have any questions please leave in comment or use my contact page found at the top of my home Page.

Hugs for now xx