two pictures, left without flash, right with. Couldn't decide which one showed the piece best. I had different ideas for the piece was thinking willow pattern for colour, and major embossing on the fish kites, however when I went to glue down the piece the fish took on a life of their own and decided to fly, loved the look so this is what I went with.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Been playing with my new grunge paste, treasure gold and Paper Artsy fresco paints and stencils. Took inspiration from Paper Artsy blog, Leandra demo at Ally Pally and Linda Brown blog.
Now it has to be said they make it look dead easy and I cant tell you how many layers of paint there are on these pieces of paper, because I would get something good and then mess it up by trying something on top of it, which then meant repainting the whole thing, it was however great fun and done over many nights, have stuck them to two card fronts but dont quite know who if anyone shall receive them, shall just add them to my stash of prepared cards.
Next week Im off to Ireland for a girlie weekend, my lovely friends are taking me to see our other friend for my significant birthday (just gone). I believe it will include shopping, gossiping, eating and drinking . . yee hah!!
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Found a great american stencil maker via Facebook (Stencil Girl), lusted over all of the stencils but managed to stop at three for the first visit, they have lots of different artists creating them so there is an eclectic selection to choose from, below is my first card using one of them. I tried to brayer through the stencil but just left a layer of ink on the actual stencil with little or nothing on the card below perhaps a softer brayer would work, anyway decided to just brush the ink onto the paper through the mask and I think it worked, added a few water splashes and the job is done.
The great news is that you can now buy some of the stencils from Thats Crafty who have started to stock them and also Viva Las Vegas stamps which I also found on facebook from Sue Roddis, wonderful quirky stamps. So well done to That's Crafty for shopping outside the box, and free P & P over £20.00 whats not to love.
Hope you are all enjoing the may bank Holiday and the sunshine .. mwah!
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Monday, 15 April 2013
So I had a lovely day at Ally Pally Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show yesterday, as I had been telling my workmates Sunday was guaranteed to be nice as every year when I go there the sun shines and the blossom "blossoms"! Went with my good friend Sue, now Sue is the good crafter who thinks before she spends and then there is me LOL. this year I tried to be restrained and managed quite well looking and thinking before I bought, but once the dam burst there was no stopping me. Stupidly left Paper Artsy till last, so couldnt get all I wanted as it was gone (sad face). But fell in love with the new Lynn Perrella collection, havent bought any of the previous ones as hadnt appealed to me, but these are just up my street, also saw Leandra demo Grunge Paste and treasure Gold, with a very sexy voice LOL. Decided thinking before I bought didnt work as I went back to one stand to get some Dylussion Quotes and they had sold out , grrrrrrrrr.
Anyway below are pictures of my haul.
Also used up my second background sheet inspired by Paula Whittaker in Craft Stamper, May issue. Used a lot more water this time and tipped to run it around, added Perfect Pearls and used a straw to manoeuvre it around, also background stamped before chopping it up
couldnt resist doing an exact copy of the boy and dog card, just so cute.
Hope you are all ok, am off this week so will have time to play with my haul. Off to visit my mum and dad tomorrow in Hampshire, as dad has been very unwell, wished they didnt live so far away. Am driving past the new Craft barn location on the way, so would be rude not to stop.
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