Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Journal Page

Had this sketch of the lady in my sketch book for a few weeks. After  watching  Sharon Hurst on television today I decided to play with my Inktense pencils and the image. I am really please with the how it turned out in the end.  Was not sure about the background colours but I like how the black writing stand out from it. 

Found a couple of new  challenges today and I am really hoping they will give me the kick I need to create or paint something every day.

You're a hoot again

Sharing another card made with Beccy Muir's 'You're a Hoot' digital stamp set. I adore the images in this set and the sentiments are so funny. 

This card was made by printing the image onto white card and colouring it with alcohol markers. It was then cut out and added to the background paper ( 12x12 pad from The Works). I used two sets of feather dies and added these to the background. The sentiment was printed on white paper and then various inks were added to colour it. 

Really pleased with how this card turned out. Hope you like it as well. 

Friday, 10 August 2018

You're a Hoot



Time for another release of digital stamps from Beccy Muir. This set of digi stamps is called You're a Hoot and I just love them!!!

You will find this and many other digital and clear polymer stamps in Beccy's Place shop.

I really had fun with these images. The first two coasters were made by printing the images onto watercolour paper (bought cheap pad from The Works) . The images were then coloured with watercolours and inserted into the coasters.  The coasters were bought from a charity shop.

For the card, I printed the image onto watercolour paper and coloured it with watercolours. Did not get any bleeding from the printed lines.  I used various dies and paper punch to layer the image onto the pattern paper. 

Thank you for visiting.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Current favourite stamp!

When I say the Stamping Sensations theme for August : Use your current favourite stamp, I just had to have a play. For months I have had my eye on this adorable set of cat stamps from Katzelkraft  and finally bought it. It is without doubt by current favourite stamp!!!

It all stared with stamping and cutting out the image then colouring. The background was made by using a water colour marker over the surface of a background stamp and misting with water and then stamped and left to dry. Then various stamps and stencils were used to add interest to the background. Finally the words were stamped in black ink . The texture on the book cover was done by using a stencil and two colours of acrylic paints. 

Entering this in 

Back to Basic and Beyond Challenge #9 Use a digi

Time for another Back to Basic and Beyond Challenge and this time we would like you to use a digi stamp. You can find lots for free on the internet. Please visit the blog page to see the wonderful creations from the rest of the Design Team.

 I have used one of Beccy Muir's digital stamp from her 'Feathered Friends set'.  There is always a free digi stamp on Beccy's Place challenge.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Acrylic paintings

Been playing with acrylic paints today. Been using oil paints lately and these are so different to work with. The first painting was working with colours and textures. The second is for  my cousins daughter's birthday , as per her request. I do hope she likes it. I wish I could have gotten the colours better but they don't mix like oils. 

Have a great day.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

A bit of altered fun

Hope you are enjoying the lovely sunshine without the heat!  Working in a large greenhouse is no fun in the heat we have had recently. Thankfully it is much cooler. 

With the cooler weather  it was time to have some fun with my stash. It started with the empty cat food box. It was then covered in book pages and then painted with Imagination craft paints. The dies were then added to the front, sides, top and back of the box. Stamped some words and added them to the front and back. Also stamped a few words onto the box.  Finished with adding gilding wax to all the edges. 



Entering this in the following challenges:

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge #8 - Use an Embossing folder

Time for another challenge  at Back to Basics and Beyond.  For  challenge #8 we would like you to use and Embossing folder in your creation.  Most of us have some of these in our stash and have forgotten  about them. Time to get them out and have a play and do show us what you have created.

I decided to use an A4 embossing folder of leaves from Crafters Companion. I embossed an entire sheet and then cut it to layer onto the card blank. The image is from Beccy Muir's Just Desserts clear stamp set (this is now available as a digital stamp set as well). The image was coloured with alcohol markers. 

Hope you will come and join us over at Back to Basics and Beyond !

Would like to entering this card in the
Crafty Creations Challenge #372- Anything goes

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Sweet As Candy!

Welcome to another release from Beccy Muir. This time it's a lovely digital stamp set called 'Sweet as Candy'. As with all of Beccy's digital stamps it comes with the black and white images as well as the coloured ones.  You can find this set and my other on Beccy's Place Shop.  There are lots more inspiration from the rest of the design team on Beccy's Place blog

Both my cards were made by printing the images I selected from the set and the words onto white card. I then coloured them with alcohol markers and pencils. All the backgrounds in both cards were handmade using various inks, paints,  embossing folders and dies

Sorry for being a bit lazy with my descriptions. If there is anything you would like to know then please ask. 

Thank you for visiting.

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Playing with oil paints and more

It has been a lovely day today but without the blue sky! Was lucky enough to take my camera with me to church today and captured this great scene.  For years I have wanted to capture this image of summer  and it finally happened. Next step  will be to paint it. 

Skipper is doing well. She was not happy about her second trip to the vet to have bloods taken. Hopefully the results will be back soon (this time). Photo taken today under the apple tree.

As the title suggested, there was some playing with oil paints but not what you were expecting. lol After doing the painting of the boat I used all the paints left on the pallet to paint this. I really like how the colours work together, just a bit of fun, nothing too serious. 

Have a wonderful week and may God bless and keep us all in his loving arms.

Friday, 20 July 2018

By the Seaside again

This is my third project using the 'By the Seaside ' stamp set by Beccy Muir. You can purchase this and may other polymer and digital stamps in Beccy's Place shop

Made this card by spaying glimmer mists onto white card. Then stamped one of the larger images from the 'By the Seaside' stamp set and then coloured with alcohol markers and Pitt pens.  Then matted it and added some high lights with a white sakura pen. The dies I used for the embellishments were free with a magazine.

Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Messy play

After a day of  DT projects and assignments it was time to have some messy play. My hands are covered in acrylic paint and inks!!! 

I used stamps from an old Artistic Stamper set  for the background, the wings and the saying. The dog image I believe came free with a magazine.  He was stamped and coloured with acrylic paint and white and silver gel marker. The background has been coloured with fluid acrylics, alcohol ink and white gel marker. 

Thanks so much for your visit. 

PS Skipper is doing better but we have to redo the blood test on Saturday as the lab failed to do one of the important test!!!