Monday, 20 August 2018

Baked Textures

Hi again.  It's my turn over on the PaperArtsy blog tonight.

The theme for the Challenge is Baked Textures.  If you haven't tried them yet then you are missing out!  I think I was afraid to try them but now I have opened those jars I can't get enough.

Along with the wonderful Baked Textures I used the new Courtney Franich Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints in the background of my project.

These colours are amazing and fresh - what a clever lady Courtney is!

Pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see the detail of how I created my project.

Thanks for joining me this evening.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Country View Crafts Challenges - Sun, sea and Sand

Today I am sharing with you my second project for the Challenge this month.  I hope that you have been enjoying the projects from the design team.

When I created this project I was sat in 30 degree heat day dreaming of being on the beach and near the sea.

I started my project by brayering Haystack and Smurf PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk paints.

I then drew and painted clouds in Nougat and a sun in Tango.

My beach huts were stamped from PaperArtsy JOFY mini 24.   These were painted using Cherry Red and Blue Glass before being cut out and mounted to the background.

The bucket and spade were actually stamped from the PaperArtsy JOFY Mini 43, which are supposed to be gardening tools.  These were painted, cut out and mounted.  I drew a handle to create the bucket on the flower pot.

To finish I added a quote from Tim Holtz Tiny Text Remnant Rubs.

So, there you have it.  My second project for the Sun, Sea and Sand Challenge this month.  

I hope that I have inspired you to join in with this month's challenge - it's sure to be a scorcher!

Pop over to the blog to see the projects throughout the month and to join in yourself.  Don't forget, there is a gift voucher up for grabs that can be used in the Country View Crafts Online shop.

Thanks for joining me.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Country View Crafts Challenges - Sun, Sea and Sand

Can you believe that it's August already!  What it does mean is that it is time for another challenge over at Country View Crafts.

The theme for this month is 'Sun, Sea and Sand'.

Here is my first project for the challenge.

I wanted to try something different to my 'normal' posts and so dug out my small journal.  I love this journal as it is a good size and the scallops are cute!  It was actually a set of 3 that I bought from Cath Kidston.

I started by lightly brayering PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk paints in Baltic Blue, Caribbean Sea and China.

I then used Archival ink to stamp the seaweed and coral from the PaperArtsy Eclectica ScrapCosy set ESC10.


Next, I stamped the fish from the same set using a different shade of Archival ink.

The sea horses are die cut from a Tim Holtz die that is sadly now retired but I adore.  These were painted using Coral Fresco Finish paint and then I drew in the eyes.

Once I added these to my journal page I drew around them using a Stabilo All pencil and softened the line with water.

To finish I stamped the fab quote from PaperArtsy Eclectica ScrapCosy ESC12.

I really enjoyed making this page.  

Make sure you pop over to the blog to see the inspiration from the other design team members.  

I hope that I have encouraged you to join in with this month's challenge.  It would be great to see your take in this month's fab theme.

Thanks for joining me.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Country View Crafts Challenges - In The Summer Garden

I'm back with you to share my second project for this month's Country View Crafts Challenge.  The theme for this month is 'In The Summer Garden'.  It has been super easy to be inspired this month because of the beautiful weather that we are having.

My project this month is similar to one that I made for Creative Expressions earlier in the year, however, this time I have missed it up a little.

My substrate for this is a large MDF tag.

I started by applying a coat of gesso over the tag.

Next, I laid down the Gerbera stencil that Creative Expressions released earlier this year and stencilled Grunge Paste through it.  I then left this to dry thoroughly overnight.

I simply love how the detail of this stencil looks when dry.  It is a beautiful stencil.

Next, I added Magenta and Golden Sands Infusions.  The method I like to use when using Infusions is to spritz them with water, pat with a paper towel and then apply and repeat again until I'm happy with the depth of colour.  When happy, I dried this thoroughly with a heat gun and left it aside.

The shed,fence and flower were all part of a garden themed Pop-ems set from Creative Expressions.  These sets are really good value for money.  I painted the shed and flower pot using Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Chalk paint in 'Brown Shed', the picket fence in 'Snowflake' and the Flower in 

To finish, I used a quote from PaperArtsy Eclectica Alison Bomber ELB03.

I was really pleased with how the tag turned out.  The Infusions are bright and colourful, just like summer and they make me happy, which suits the quote perfectly.

Pop over to the Challenge blog to see he inspiration from the rest of the design team.  I hope that I have inspired you to join this month's challenge. You still have time to join in with this month's challenge, and one lucky entrant will be selected at random to win a voucher to spend in the Country View Crafts online shop.  

Thanks for joining me.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

CVC Challenges - In The Summer Garden

Hi again,  this time I am sharing with you my first project for Country View Challenges this month.  The theme is 'In The Summer Garden' which is very apt as the weather is currently wonderful in the UK.

Here is my finished project

I started off my brayering Magic Moss and Smurf  Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paints onto a card blank.

Once this was done, I stencilled flowers from the new PaperArtsy Darcy stencil onto the background, using Lilac for the flower heads.  Once dry, these were highlighted using a white gel pen.

The Tracy Scott and Jo Firth Young stamps were stamped, coloured using Polychromo pencils and then cut out and mounted onto the background.  

Another of Darcy's new stencils were used with Stone paint, again highlighting in white once dry.

To finish, I stamped the sentiment from another set by Jo Firth-Young.

This was so much fun to create.

 Make sure you pop over to the Country View Crafts Challenge blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team.

I hope that I have inspired you to create a project for this challenge.  Don't forget, by linking it to the Challenge blog you will be in with a chance to win a gift voucher to spend in the online shop.

Thanks for joining me...….I'll be back with my second project soon.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

'Enshrined' Using PaperArtsy Hotpicks

Good evening,

I have a project over on the PaperArtsy blog again tonight.  The topic for the fortnight is "Enshrined" and I knew just what to use - I chose the fabulous MDF Shrine created by Danny Macintosh over at That Craft Place.

Here is a sneak of my finished project

Pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see the full reveal of my shrine and to find out how I created it.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Happy Father's Day

Today, in the UK, we celebrate Father's Day.

Here is the card that I made for my Dad - I kept it quite fun and colourful for a change.

For some reason I forgot to take pictures as I was going along - which meant that I must have been having fun!

The papers used are random papers that I have had in my stash for a while.

The Super Hero image was stamped and coloured using Alcohol markers.

The sentiment was included in the stamp set.  This was such good value for money as it also contains other sentiments to be used for other occasions - but I thought this was perfect for Fathers Day.

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope everyone has a great day.