Garden Journal

Hello everyone today I'm over at Rubber Dance with a journal cover I made, here's a peep but all the details are over on the blog.


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Take care 
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Hello everyone today I'm over at  Rubber Dance  with a journal cover I made, here's a peep but all the details are over on the blog....

Two for one

Hello friends and followers a very big welcome. If this is your first time here please click the follow button to ensure you do not miss out on news and freebies. 

Today I'm sharing two different faces, one in my journal which I took to Marta Łapkowska's workshop. The background is entirely inspired by her class, however the face is not. 

So here is 
In the Garden


Materials 
13@rts- chalk Ink sprays, Stencils 
Ranger- Distress inks
Paper Artsy - Fresco Acrylic Paint

And here is 
Butterfly in my Hair



This was inspired by the 1st challenge of ITAC 17 here's the link if you don't know what this is all about.

I went for a face which I drew with a black pencil, I added blue some printed letters and some washy tape also some stencilling.


Materials
13@rts Chalk ink Spray -  Stencils designed by Marta Łapkowska
Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
Ranger Wooden alphabet Stamp designed by Tim Holtz.


Take care everyone 
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Hello friends and followers a very big welcome. If this is your first time here please click the follow button to ensure you do not miss out...

Today a Tag

Morning everyone today I'm over at Rubber Dance with some inspiration to get your creativity flowing.


You can read how I created this over on the blog 

See you all soon
Take care
Hugsxxx




Morning everyone today I'm over at Rubber Dance with some inspiration to get your creativity flowing. You can read how I created this ov...

Feathers

Morning everyone I'm over on Country View Crafts blog today with a card full of feathers. Hope you can pop over and have a look at all the inspiration this month. 
Here's what I did ( the colours are different because of poor light)


Distress Oxides smooched over the page



Feathers from Rubber Dance (Textured feathers) in blues and green archival ink



I mounted it onto a white card and added my sentiment 




A simple card but effective!

Take care 
Hugs


Morning everyone I'm over on  Country View Crafts  blog today with a card full of feathers. Hope you can pop over and have a look at all...

New Challenge at Country View Crafts

Hello everyone today is the 1st August can you believe how quick the year is going? On 8th of this month I will have been living in Carlisle for 6 months which feels amazing. I must be enjoying myself!

Well I certainly enjoyed creating a journal page for the new Challenge given to us by the lovely Corrie, who chose Blue and Green. There are loads of fabulous makes on the Country View Crafts blog by my very talented teamies to inspire you. Enter your creations to be in the draw to win £20 voucher to spend in store.


My page




Here's how I created this page


The background was created by smooching Distress Oxides in several shades of Blue and Green. This was spritzed
several times and then dried before I got the look I wanted.


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Next I stamped my girl, from Beautiful You, a stamp by Rubber Dance designed by me, stocked by Country View Crafts.
I tilted her slightly as I wanted to create the effect she was whooshing through the air.



I sprinkled Infusions in Royal Blood, and Olive from Paper Artsy to added more depth to the background .



Once it was all dry, I worked on the face and hair, keeping to colour combo and using Inktense Pencils I painted her 
using  a watercolour effect. I also added some tiny flowers which also come in the set which I stamped in Chalk Fresco Acrylic by Paper Artsy

To finish using my white Gel Pen by Signo, (which is my absolute favourite) I added some dots. Then stamped my sentiment.


Sorry the colours change, it was different light once I'd finished.

Well that's it for today
Take Care 
Hugsxxx 



Hello everyone today is the 1st August can you believe how quick the year is going? On 8th of this month I will have been living in Carlisl...

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...















Materials 
Mechanical pencil 
Jane Davenport- Mermaid Markers


That's it for now
Take care
Hugs xxx


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...

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




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...

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.





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


Take care
Hugsxxx 


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...

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 
Hugsxxx 



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 talente...

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
Hugsxxx 


Hello everyone, welcome to my second piece for this month's challenge over at Country View Crafts,which is Wings and Things. Today I...

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 random.org 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




Hello everyone, incredibly t here were 35 of you that entered the give away, and a few double entries, which is amazing, thank you all so mu...

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 
Hugsxxx 


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 th...

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