Saturday 29 July 2017

When shall we three meet again

In thunder, lightning, or in rain? Not quite the 3 hags from Macbeth, but who knows what lies beneath their serene faces! 

Hello everyone, a warm welcome today as I share this watercolour painting inspired by Angela Kennedy, and her quality class in Let's Face It.*  Her techniques with pencil and watercolour, have shown me a combination which also works for me, and one I want to develop further. 

I know now I need to develop patients with watercolour, the layers need to be light, building up gently, whereas I'm like a bull in a China shop, not thinking, just doing. There are times when I need to think more, and  slow down to improve technique. 

Any way here they are my 3 Muses, wonder what they are thinking about...

Mechanical pencil 
Jane Davenport- Mermaid Markers

That's it for now
Take care
Hugs xxx


Thursday 27 July 2017

Salty Sale at Rubber Dance

Hello crafy friends, thanks for joining me today, as I have some great news. Over at Rubber Dance they have a sale on. Get 20% discount on featured stamps. Plus they are Launching more New Stamps, by the fabulously talented Susanne Rose, How exciting is that!

  Here's a peep at my journal page, but all the details are over on the blog

Hope you have time to pop over there.
Take Care
Hugs xx


Wednesday 26 July 2017

A Rose for a Rose

Hello everyone, thanks for popping in to see me, I really appreciate your visits. Today I'm sharing a tag I made to accompany the stamps from my give away. Of course it's using stamps I designed for Rubber Dance.

Rubber Dance - Blossoming Rose
Paper Artsy- Infusions 
Jane Davenport- Mermaid Markers

Take care


Thursday 20 July 2017

Rubber Dance Salty Sale

Hello everyone, today see the start of a sale over at Rubber Dance  as well as the release of a new stamp set designed by the very talented  Susanne Rose which you can see here.

The other sets in the sale are below 


Get 20% off featured stamps plus if you spend over 15€ use this code DWFreeship to get free shipping!

Here is my inspiration!

Take care everyone 


Wednesday 19 July 2017

How to paint onto Acrylic

Hello everyone, welcome to my second piece for this month's challenge over at Country View Crafts,which is Wings and Things. Today I'm sharing an acrylic Butterfly Stack with easy tips on painting on acrylic.

The stack - That's Crafty has 4 layers but I only used . Th last piece is Mdf board which I covered in Multi Matte Medium - 13Arts and Dutch Gold Leaf, which comes in sheet form. I've actually had this about 10 years. I put it away safe, and then forget where I've put it, I've done that three time to my knowledge. Lol. Anyway I know where it is now.

I left it quite crinkled as I liked the look but with smoothing you can get it crinkle free.
On one piece of acrylic I stamped the tiny flower from Beautiful You - Rubber Dance. I coloured it with the chalk pens from Jane Davenport.

Stamp one side then paint on the other, you can then see what bits you missed as above, I did go back and correct them but forgot to take another photo.

On the last piece of acrylic I stamped the large flower from Power Flower - Rubber Dance randomly over the shape.

I used Fresco Acrylic -Paper Artsy to paint the flowers again on the backside. Once dry I used the same Gell Medium on the pieces 
To join them together. They do come with four screws and predrilled holes, but I want to use the top two to hang it and the bottom two I will add studs.

All the stamps used are from Rubber Dance designed by me, and you will soon be able to buy them from Country View Crafts.
Take care


Monday 10 July 2017

And the winner is...

Hello everyone, incredibly there were 35 of you that entered the give away, and a few double entries, which is amazing, thank you all so much. I added all the comments from Facebook and the blog together giving each name a number, then using picked a number.

And the winner is...

I thought I'd show the samples of the stamps once more to prolong the suspense lol,

Only kidding!
 The winner is Pat Crossland, well done Pat and I hope you enjoy playing with them. 
Please DM me your address and I'll get them out to you. 

Once again, thank you to all of you that entered, it means a lot.
Take care everyone 
Hugs xxx


Wednesday 5 July 2017

Altered Vintage bag

Hello everyone thank you so much for popping in. Today I'm sharing an altered bag I created for a swap I'm in on Facebook. I love these little challenges as when struggling with what to do, they really help me to focus. As soon as I heard the theme my mind went overboard. I wanted to create a vintage bag using patterned paper but wanted to create the pattern too. 

The bag started life white, but with a layer of Tea Stain Distress Ink - Ranger it became this colour. It was more yellow than I wanted but
Was stuck with it, so carried on.

I used the same colour on my first layer and once dry stamped the tiny flower from Beautiful You - Rubber Dance and the rose bud from
Blossoming Rose - Rubber Dance. I coloured both with Inktense Pencils - Derwent. 

The next layer was a doily on top of which I stuck another card layer, decorated with the larger bud from the rose set. I also used Vintage script also from Rubber Dance. More doily and then the final layer of a single rose. 

To finish I added some lace and string and then tied a tag to the handle, added some pearls and it was finished
All the stamps used are designed by me for Rubber Dance (except Vintage Script) and soon you will be able to purchase them from 

Take care everyone 


Saturday 1 July 2017

New Challenge at Country View Crafts

Hello to you all, today sees the start of the new challenge over on the blog, and this months theme is Things with Wings. Interpret it anyway you want, but make sure you follow the rules. All entries are in with a chance of winning £20 to spend in the shop. So hop on over to Country View Crafts to see all the inspiration the team have created for you, you will be blown away by all the fabulous males.

My inspiration is a journal page.

Here's how I created her.

I gathered several Stencils and laid them on my page

I picked several complimentary colours from Dina Wakley minis 

I used lots of layers building the texture

Once it was completely dry I started the faerie 

White acrylic then My Prima water soluble Pencils (skin tones)

More layers defining features 

More details 

Tidying her up! I can get very messy and have to try very hard to keep things clean and bright. I also gave her some clothes.

I then finished her off. A great tip! once completely dry use a very watery mix of flesh tones 
and gentle smooth it over areas on your face you want to clean and  smooth out. 
Finishing touches to details with a black pen, I also used Prima Water Soluble crayons in white for highlights, 
they are very smooth and creamy and gave her a lovely complexion. Then she done!

Take care everyone