Sunday, 12 May 2013

Lynn Perrella piece

Looking at Paper Artsy blog and saw this brilliant piece accompanied by a photographic walk through by Sue Carrington, so decided to have a go this weekend.


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.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Playing with new stuff

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

Stencil girl

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.

 Decided to carry on with the brayer and inked up this stamp, for another quick and simple make.

Hope you are all enjoing the may bank Holiday and the sunshine .. mwah!