Thursday, 20 July 2017

Julia Spiri Fairy Houses ( Colouring Book Image) and Competition!!

Have you seen the new coloring book released recently by Julia Spiri? No? Well you may want to check it out as the images inside are just fabulous. Here is the link if you fancy treating yourself( click here ), but if you're feeling lucky then I have good news- Julia is giving away a copy of the book  in a Facebook share and comment competition over on her fan page. Just click on this link, and go to the giveaway post, comment there and share the post to be in with a chance to win.

The book is a pleasure to colour in, with good quality pages. This page is coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils. I love these cute houses. Wouldn't you just love to live in one!

Thanks for popping by to take a look at my colouring. Don't forget you can also pop to the blog to see what the rest of the team have been up to with some of the images from the book. 

Happy colouring!


Friday, 7 July 2017

Creative Artiste July Challenge DT Post Sponsored by Scrapmatts

I have been busy working on some scrapbooking lately, documenting previous generations of my family in an album for future generations to look back on. It's a big task, but I am chipping away at it and my DT project for Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge blog has enabled me to get another page done, using elements from our wonderful sponsor Scrapmatts

The rather elegant lady featuring on this page is my grandmother. She is framed with a chipboard frame from Scrapmatts, which I painted and then added gilding wax to. I distressed my my backing paper with walnut stain distress ink before adding adhesive fabric, a stamped doily, and various laces to create layers and a vintage feel. I finished off with a mixture of pre an hand made flowers ( created from old wallpaper samples) , nuvo drops, some metal embellishments and a little Scrapmatts wooden tile that says 'family'.

I hope that my Gran and I have inspired you to join our challenge this month. Anything goes as long as it's mixed media so lots of scope to get creative! I look forward to seeing your projects. And don't forget to click across to the blog to see what my team mates have been making too. Their projects are all amazing!

Challenges I am entering:

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

The Princess of Tea- Julia Spiri New Release

It's new release day over at Julia Spiri and always it's bound to make you smile. This beautiful lady is called The Princess of Tea and you can find her here. Doesn't she just make you want to throw a Summer garden party? 

I teamed her up with some shabby chic papers from my stash, which I faux stitched. No tea party is complete without a doily, cake and fancy cups so I added those to embellish. 


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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Crafts Galore Encore July Challenge DT Post

Helloooooo! Wow the last month went fast, but here we are again with a brand new challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore and this month we are sponsored by the brilliant Oddball Art. If you haven't heard of this comapny do check it out. The digis are fabulously unique and a little bit quirky!

I have created a card using Alice the Artist, colouring her with a combination of copics and promarkers. I have kept my card simple this time, layering up some pretty paper and washi tape underneath and adding gems to the punched corners. 

We would love to see your entries- it doesn't have to be a card as anything goes.


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Saturday, 17 June 2017

You're Out of This World

It's a scorcher here is Hampshire today and while I love the sunshine, I hate the heat with a passion, so I kind of of wish I was in another world today ( or at least a cooler one!), Which leads me neatly into the theme for today's card I am sharing. 

I've been in a bit of a creative slump recently, and today I was itching to get crafting, and for a while it just wasn't happening ( don't you just hate it when that happens!). Then I remembered a background I made a while ago when idly playing and had an idea. I dug out my trusty box of stamps from Visible Image ( always guaranteed to inspire so check them out yourself on the link) and this card came to life. I just love these stamps , which I believe are sadly retired now. They are perfect for boys cards and artwork. 

The background was created with brushos, glossy accents, gilding wax and splatters of acrylic paint. It just screamed outer space to me when I created it. I love brushos as you never quite know what you're going to end up with, which makes the creative process so much fun!


Have a great weekend



Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Celebrating Pride Art Journal Spread

It's been a while since I've played in my art journal but this week I felt the urge to throw some brusho's about and see what happened and I have to say I am really proud of the result. The bright colours thrown out by those amazing pigment paints just sang rainbows to me, and little rainbows have been popping up all over my Facebook news feed recently in celebration of Pride month. Those little emojis.  coupled with a very unnecessary thread and predjudiced thread about the LGBT community on a creative group I belong to today, kick started my creative process and this spread somehow emerged magically.

 The main image was one I saved a while ago from a National Trust magazine. I knew one day it would just work for me, and today it did!! Point proven yet again that a crafters hoarding is never in vain!

Products used were:

Brusho paints
Dylusion Paints
Paperartsy border stamps
Visible Image stamps
Wow embossing powders and versamark
Zig water colour pens
Charcoal pencil
Nuvo drops
Black fineliner


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Friday, 2 June 2017

Creative Artiste June Challenge #27 DT Post

So I have some exciting news that I have been sitting on and I am finally able to share it with you today- yippee!! I am now a proud member of the design team over at Creative Artiste! I am SO thrilled to have been invited to join the incredibly talented ladies on the team and hope that I can do this fab challenge blog justice with my projects and inspire you to join in with your own mixed media projects. 

So, without further ado, here is my debut piece for the June challenge #27.

This month the challenge is kindly sponsored by Judy McKay, who is offering this great prize of stamps and dies, which is also the theme for the challenge this time. 

I have used stamps and dies from the new Alchemy collection by Sheena Douglass. I fell in love with them the moment that I saw them and just had to treat myself. My 11yr old daughter loves Harry Potter and wants her bedroom decorated in a magical style, so I have created a canvas for her wall. 

I used texture paste and a dragon and stars stencils on my prepared canvas to add some dimension, and then sponged a variety of dark and metallic paints over the top of the whole thing until I had a good coverage. Then I highlighted the pasted areas with gilding polish. The different elements were die cut and stamped, and coloured with dylusions inks ,aqua tint inks, distress oxides and distress pens- so a right mix! Some acetate added a real glass touch to the magnifying glass, and I clear embossed over the bottles to create the same effect on them. 

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my work and I have inspired you to join in the challenge. 


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