5 Feb 2017

paperartsy cahllenge

Here's another pink and orange piece to enter into the paperartsy challenge ... I just love this colour combination.

I started off with a piece of board and painted it orange . I then laid a layer of grunge paste in two of the corners and stamped into it using one of Lin Browns stamps ELB30...love this set...a lot!

I had a lovely Tim holtz butterfly given to me by Lesley..I painted it with the orange and embossed it with enamelling powder. I also painted..stamped and embossed a tando fancy frame again using one of the small stamps from Lin's set.. Next I stamped some of the cute little stars and used some little black dress fresco to splatter then  stuck everything onto the tag. I tied some silk ribbon to the frame. I rubbed black stazon randomly all over..





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3 Feb 2017

Birthday owl

As my son was away on his birthday I wanted to make him something a bit more than a birthday card...so out came the mdf box and I picked an owl as I had decide to steampunk it..





I hope you can see it proerly..I painted it with black gesso and set about ading all sorts of embellishments until I was happy. I then used rusting powder and pigment to colour him finishing off with good old treasure gold


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powertex canvas

Trying to catch up on my blog by showing you a couple of things I made whilst being awol.

The first is a canvas I made for my daughter just before christmas. It's not an excellent piccie I'm afraid as it was taken using my phone




I started with a 12x12 canvas board.. painted it all over with bronze powertex. I then got 2 mdf heart from our mdf man and added some fibres around the edges. Meanwhile I added some fabric, stencilling and an assortment of balls and embellishments to my board before adding the hearts. The powertex sticks everything together. I added a frame and little cherub onto the small heart and a couple of die cuts to the large one. Once i wa happy with the layout I coated it all in powertex again and left it to dry.

When it was all dry I got the pigments out and treasure gold and just brushed over all the raised areas..and there you are

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2 Feb 2017

pink and orange

well my second post of the day is a single ATC I loved doing this and will be entering it into the Paper Artsy challenge here...there have been some lovely projects entered so grab a coffee and go have a looksee.









I started off with an acrlylic ATC and painter it with dolly mixture fresco and magenta decoart. I then added some tango paint and blended it in until I was happy with it I cut the wings from a Tim Holtz die and painted them with tango fresco. I stamped in black archival over the ATC and the wings.

I added a little silver spoon and put black frantage embossing powder in it and melted it until it started to drip out of the end. I also dropped frantage onto the surface and melted that. I added some rub ons and the word wish with my dynamo label maker and scratched some of the paint off of the acrylic.

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A pink and orange pocket letter

I cannot believe I have not blogged since june last year!! I have promised my self I will try and do better this year ...but you know how life takes over some times.

So I thought I would do two posts in one day!! My first post I am entering into the pa challenge which is pink and orange one of my fav colour combos...you can pop over and read all about it here I am doing a swap for a pocket letter Atc..so thought i would kill two birds with one stone.

I started off with a piece of pink card by tim holtz..I used a mini roller and added tango and sherbert frescos. When I was happy with the background I added some clear crackle glaze. I stamped in black archival a selection of PA background stamps. I then stamped a number on each one and added some rub ons..rubbed black archival around the edge and used snowflake to add some lines and circles

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12 Jun 2016

Perella House

Happy Sunday everyone! I managed to get a couple of hours in my shed today...seems like ages!! I have had quite an eventful couple of weeks and not in a good way. I am recovering from a very nasty abscess on the root of my tooth which was joined by a gum and bone infection all I will say is no food no sleep and PAIN!! And to top it all I missed my Angel class with my lovely crafty friends...so was not a happy bunny.

Anyway I am on the mend and will do my angel at home as soon as I see Sam and get my supplies. So I thought I would have a go at the paper artsy challenge which is our house. It had to be something simple as my shed is in a terrible mess and I can't find anything. you can pop over and see all the great projects here

So I basically had a little wooden house which I used some grunge paste on to give it a bit of texture..then painted it all with black gesso. I wanted to stick with black and white...no colour so I got out some of my favorite Lynne Perella ladies and stamped then on white card. I cut them out and stuck them into the little openings in the house. I used card to try and have them at all different levels. There is a door at the bottom which the piccies doesn't show up..

I added a resin clock again painted with black gesso and when it dried sanded it back so you could see some of the white underneath..




And there you have it quick and simple


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9 May 2016

mono printing

I had time for a little crafting over the weekend in between work shopping..cooking..cleaning and cutting the grass...and what lovely weather we have had!!! long may it last!!

I was very envious of some of my crafting pals who were able to attend Happy Stampers in Port Sunlight on Saturday...what a lovely place that is and a great show!

Leandra and Emma did a couple of quick periscope before it got busy and they were showing us a technique scraping the paint onto your surface using a scraper/old credit card or something like it.
I thought I might like to have a go....so using layers of mermaid..blue oyster..caramel..chalk..tango..beach hut and hey pesto fresco paints I made my background.




Onto this I stamped in cornflower blue archival with a crackle stamp some script and one of the small stamps from one of my new hop picks




I cut my piece up to make a background and smaller piece which I stamped in black archival again from one of the new hot picks I painted the flower and added some hightlights with a white shaprie. This was then mounted onto black card..added to the larger piece and onto a card blank.




I am going to enter this into the Paper Artsy topic 9 challenge which you can go and read all about here as usual some lovely work.

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