Wednesday, 10 October 2018

The Scaredy Cats




Welcome to a new month of releases from the talented Beccy Muir at Beccy's Place. This digital set is called 'The Scaredy Cats' and has these adorable cat images you can use all year round. 

Being a cat lover, I adored working with this set. The images were printed onto white card and coloured with alcohol markers and pencils. You can combine the images and sentiments to create some really lovely images.

Do pay a visit to Beccy's Place blog for more inspiration.



Monday, 8 October 2018

Oil pastel painting


It's been a very busy time recently. Thankfully is responding to the antibiotics but she will need some more. We are thankful is still with us and enjoying life.

Doing a craft fair  for the Cat's Protection held  at the St Andrews Centre in Histon (Cambridgeshire)  on Saturday 17th November  from 10am. If you are in the area do please come and say hi. 

This is my third painting using Snnelier  oil pastels on canvas. Decided to take Ms Marples suggestion and painted a clove of garlic. I think it will work well with the pepper and lemon.

Entering this in Paint Party Friday

Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Back to Basic and Beyond #13 Watercolours


Welcome to another challenge at Back to Basic and Beyond. Challenge #13 is all about 'Watercolours'.
  
I used water colours to colour my image in this card. It is my most loved colouring medium.

Have a great day.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Azaleas digital stamp set




Time to showcase the Azaleas digital stamp set by Beccy Muir. You can find this set and many more in Beccy's shop.  As with all her digital sets you get the black and white images and the coloured ones. 

The images in all three cards were printed onto white card and coloured with alcohol markers and pencils. They were cut out with dies and  added to the cards. I used various dies, embossing folders and patterned papers. 

Hope you like them.





Friday, 21 September 2018

Bit of zing for your day


You would think that taking a photo of a painting was easy but I seem to struggle with this simple task!  This is my latest canvas using Sennelier oil pastels. I do love how creamy these pastels are and they blend beautifully.  My plan is to do three painting for my kitchen, the pepper was the first. Not sure what fruit or veg to do for the third one as yet. 

Skipper is improving, she had antibiotics and steroids which seem to be working.  She is still keeping us on ours toes. lol

Joining in with  Paint Party Friday 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Back to Basic and Beyond #12


Time for our latest challenge over at Back to Basic and Beyond. Challenge #12 is all about Inky Backgrounds. 

I love getting messy so this challenge was right up my street! My inky background was created using distress oxides (sorry forgot which ones). Just put some ink down from each ink pad onto a glass mat and sprayed them with water. I used watercolour card (hot pressed which I pre-wet) and picked up coloured. I did this several times till I was happy with the background. 
The stamped image and sentiment are by Carabelle Studio art stamps. The dies use I bought from Amazon. 
Thank you for the visit and I do hope that you will join us for this Challenge.


Monday, 17 September 2018

Fallow Fields stamps





Time to showcase a new photopolymer stamp set from Beccy Muir, this one is called 'Fallow Fields'. It is a great stamp set and can be used in so many ways. You will find the Fallow Fields stamp set and many others in Beccy's Place shop. There will be more inspiration on how to use these stamps on Beccy's Place blog


I chose to mixed all the stamps and created different images and placed them on colourful backgrounds. For the backgrounds I used sprays, alcohol inks and distress inks. It was a lot of fun to work with this set.

Have a lovely day.



Monday, 10 September 2018

Frog Hop stamps






Time to show you one of the new released for September from Beccy Muir at Beccy's Place store. This digital set is called 'Frog Hop' and has some rather cute frogs.  
You can find this set and many others in Beccy's Place shop and inspiration on Beccy's Place blog.

The first two cards were made very simply. The backgrounds in the first card were handmade. The last card I used a die which I had. It was the first time I used it. 

Hope you like the cards.


Friday, 7 September 2018

Red hot pepper



Finally got around to do a bit of painting last night. This pepper was done in Sennelier oil pastels on canvas. It has been a very stressful  few weeks with Skipper. She is doing better today thankfully.

Joining in with the lovely people at Paint Party Friday

Sharing this in Creative Every day 2018






Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Back to Basic and Beyond #11


It's time for another challenge at Back to Basic and Beyond. This time we would like to see  you used Decoupage on your creations.  

For my card I used a paper craft kit which came with a magazine. The decoupaged elements were already cut out so all I had to do was match them up.  The dies were added for a bit of extra interest. 

Do hope you will visit the challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team have done. Would love for you to be inspired and join us in this challenge. 



Thursday, 30 August 2018

Keeping it Simple and Skipper


This is my other project using of the images from the 'Keeping it Simple' digi stamp set by Beccy Muir.  You can find this and many other digital and clear stamps sets in Beccy's Place Shop.

This image  from the 'Keep it Simple' set  was printed on an A4 sheet of watercolour card. Left it to dry overnight then added masking fluid over the flowers and leaves.  Then sprayed the sheet with water and added Busho crystal and let it dry. Then the masking fluid was rubbed off the image was coloured with water gouache. The opacity of the gouache paints make it stand out from the background. It was mounted with black mount board and put in a  40cm x 50cm frame. 

Thanks for the visit and hope you will try this.

Skipper update:
Thankfully she is doing better and eating more. She was very poorly but the meds have done a miracle. Thank you for your concern. 



Monday, 27 August 2018

New painting


It has been a bit of a stressful few days so out came the acrylic paints  and canvas bought from The Works in Royston. I have used acrylics for craft painting before but not artist acrylics for fine art before.  I am really enjoying my Drawing and Painting course as it is making me try lots of new mediums and styles of painting. 


Skipper has not been very well recently. We had another visit to the vet this morning and three more injections which she was not happy about.  We are still trying to get her to eat but it's not easy. This photo was taken a couple of hours ago.  Hoping that she will perk up soon. 

Have a great day.