Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Mothers Day cards

here are the two cards I have made this year, I am using  a card design by Helen Chilton in the  February issue of Craft Stamper, page 68, I was blown away by this card and thought the design was stunning and so clever, I'm afraid mine is not so neat and precise as Helen's (I wonder how many she had to make or whether it was a first time, job done), but I have done my best and I'm sure the two mums will appreciate them, well actually my mum saves mine to give back to me, (not sure that's a compliment LOL).
I used some of my Basic Grey paper pads, that I used to buy obsessively, but never used as they are too nice, but are now hidden away in a cupboard and forgotten about, so I have finally managed to comply with this year's Use it Up.



Anyway Happy Mothers Day to you all, hope you get spoilt, I'm hoping for the twilight Breaking Dawn DVD, big hints have been dropped . . LOL, as its my birthday the day before am also hoping for some cash for craft stash, I have my little wish list ready.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sketch Book

I have found that I have a new interest in learning to use all the different art media that I have come across through my blog hopping, I am seeing if I can learn to draw, just to a basic level would be great; and have found myself pulled to all the different media's out there.  My new purchase is Inktense pencils and blocks, that I have seen some of the great mixed media artists out there use, though they have not been used on this project, in fact sitting in packet next to me, play time when I've finished this post.  This is a blank canvas book I picked up in WHS to start practising my drawing in, note not showing those attempts yet, (they are a bit cringeworthy LOL).  Anyway couldn't work in a blank faced book so got to work with some Paperartsy Fresco paints, a balzer template and some texture paste, and then added some stampotique stamps and lots of pen work in gold, black and white, quite proud of my underworld effect.


the beginning of the process

and midway

hope you like, off to play with my new purchases.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Stampotique Designers Challenge

It's the first time I've managed this challenge this year, love Stampotique so excited to see new stamps soon, this challenge is for black, pink and purple, check it out here, I had an idea in my head, and I think at one point I got it on the page, but I just couldnt stop and kept going, oops!! So here is a new entry in my Twilight Journal. . .