28 February 2015


It's my turn at Country View Crafts Projects today and I made something for my friends who are moving in together for the first time! Pop over and see a little more!

27 February 2015

Facts of Life

Deborah Wainwright's new Zodiac challenge is Pisces and I made this tag. I loved the quotation so much that I knew I needed to use it somehow! I really don't have much that's fish based as I really can't stand the little creatures in real life or on my plate!
I haven't used these Dylusions stamps in ages so it was great to get them out - if they are incredibly fiddly to cut out!
I *might* be back with another project for this challenge next week...!

21 February 2015

I just wanted to say...

For my second project for the Country View Crafts Challenges this month I wanted to use my Drips and Drops in a slightly different way. Last time my drip was a flower stalk, this time it’s something for my chap to stand on! 
The background is a rectangular Art Part that I added a torn piece of Tissue Wrap to. I used white, blue and green paint in the background and then used some of the blue paint (watered down to a sort of single cream consistency) and ran a drip down the side. 
When it was dry I added some drips of Dylusions Ink and some blue circles of Distress Ink through a mask. I used orange for a third colour (white never seems to count does it?!) as it lifts the blue and green. 
Then I stamped my chap onto tissue paper; painted the reverse; adhered to cream card and cut out. I also stamped out three circles (they are the centre of the frame from the first Clare Lloyd for PaperArtsy set) and painted the reverse and adhered them to card too. 
When I decided where I wanted my chap to go I stamped him directly onto the Art Part and punched a hole through his hand with my Crocodile  I fed three pieces of wire through the hole and then adhered the cut out image over the stamped image on the Art Part  disguising the hole. I then bent the wires to where I wanted them to go and added two of the balloons. On the third I added a sentiment and then attached it. The final touches were a little more stamping and a little shadowing around my chap and he was finished! I hope you like my project and that you join in with us this month!

18 February 2015


This fortnight the theme at DragonsDream Tag It On is Pink and hearts as chosen by our new DT member Catherine who is fabulously talented. The idea is to use the theme, a tag and at least one stamp!
I created the background with paint and added some hearts using the Tim Holtz hearts stencil and then laid Wendy Vecchi's heart stencil on the top. I painted the heart and then, when dry, I added layers of Portfolio pastels. I love experimenting with these and suspect I haven't even scratched the surface of these beauties yet!
The quotation is from Wendy Vecchi and the lines are an Ellen Vargo stamp (probably my favourite one she designed! Use it a lot!) I hope you join in with us this fortnight, we'd love to see what you make.
Edit: Have realised that this will fit in nicely with the current Make ART challenge so I'm adding this there! Love happy accidents like this!!

17 February 2015

Heart Shrine

PaperArtsy have a fortnightly challenge and this time it's Paint! I love paint and chose to alter this shrine by Retro Cafe Art with the help of some leaves by Lin Brown and head designed by Lynne Perrella.
The head has been painted on tissue paper, adhered to card to strengthen it, and cut out.
The heart was painted and then I added some Portfolio Pastels to make it 'pop'! The leaves were cut from grungepaper using Lin's die, painted, stamped with the same script stamp that's on the heart, and then coated with a little Multi Matte Medium for a subtle shine. Thank you, as always, for popping by.

16 February 2015

Love me forever

I LOVE Lin Brown's new paint colours for PaperArtsy as part of this latest release. They are rich and vibrant and really evocative of her holiday. I wanted to make a journal page  with a softer feel as it was recently Valentine's Day, and so I used three of the colours (Caribbean Sea, Bougainvillea, Banana) with Chalk to create a softer palette. 
Over the top I added some stencilled images in Distress Ink and some stronger stamped images. I love these new painty rings by Sara Naumann (and my favourite stripes from Ellen Vargo) - I've used them lots already! 
I then added some more stamping courtesy of Emma Godfrey's new stamps as well as images from Mischief Circus. To finish it off I added some painty rings (using bottle caps!) in Caribbean Sea, Bougainvillea and Chalk.
I thought I'd add this to the PaperArsty challenge this fortnight which is Paint themed!

14 February 2015


It's my turn at Country View Crafts Projects today and, it being Valentine's Day, I made a little something for my Valentine! Pop over and see a little more!