Loving this background. I thought I would experiment with Distress Paints onto glossy cardstock. I put the paint onto my craft mat (I used lots of shades of blues and greens in vertical stripes running from blues to greens) and spritzed with a little water and then dabbed the card into the paint. As it is glossy card, the paint sits on the surface so you get these fabulous patterns. It immediately made me think of blue skies and green fields and so I thought the IndigoBlu Treemendous stamp would be perfect to use on it. (more…)
You can tell I’ve rediscovered my PaperArtsy stamps and Distress Paints can’t you! This background was a bit of a happy accident. I had started it all in pinks and burgundy shades and then very cleverly put it down in a bit of mermaid lagoon blue on my mat – so I used my fingers to add more mermaid blue in different places and spritzed with water to blend and ended up really liking the result! (more…)
Love these cute little pixie houses! They are from a PaperArtsy stamp set. (temporarily out of stock at the mo – but back in stock soon!). I’ve created the background using Distress Paints put on with a baby wipe to give a soft blended finish. (more…)
Another simple alcohol ink piece again today. Sometimes its nice to work in simple colour palettes.
The stamps are both from Chocolate Baroque – the words from Artistic Affirmations and the flower border is from the Floral Edges set. This is such a pretty border and I love picking out all the details in the flowers. (more…)
I was having a bit of a creative session in the shop, playing with Alcohol Inks and PaperArtsy stamps and somehow created this little piece of artwork. I kept it all very simple – greens and beiges for the background onto glossy cardstock. Then I’ve used the PaperArtsy JOFY Daisies stamp to add the flowers. The numbers in the background are from a PaperArtsy set I’ve had for years – as is the appropriate message – I don’t feel like working today – which was perfect that particular day! (more…)
I’ve been playing with IndigoBlu Flitterglu and flakes for this blog project. This is the sample created for the Flitterglu flakes onto acetate workshop I had scheduled for this week (It had to be postponed, so message me if you want to know the new date!).
I started with Distress Paints on my craft mat and applied it to a Stix2 White Tag. Next I stamped my IndigoBlu Treemendous stamp in black onto the tag. (more…)
My 350th blog post – no pressure there then! 🙂 I felt it deserved something a little special and I definitely had a big dose of crafting mojo this afternoon and decided it was time I started to add some new artwork into my very neglected journal!
I started by playing with creating a background using Distress Paints – Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Broken China – all lovely and soft colours. I then added some detail using a mix of stencils and colours. Memory Box Heartwood Stencil with Mermaid Lagoon. Words with Gathered Twigs onto the Industrial Andy Skinner Stencil and finally some dots with the same paint through the Crafter;s Workshop Halftone Borders mask (probably the most used mask in my collection!) I also added a few circles of brown using the lid of my paint (more…)
This is another piece from my blue phase! I am sure you can all tell when a few pieces shared on different days have been created in the same session as I tend to stick with a particular colour scheme and stamps!
this is another piece created with an Alcohol Ink background with my fast becoming new favourite PaperArtsy Darcy Feather stamps! (more…)
Don’t you find that sometimes you sit down at your crafting table with a collection of goodies to play with .. not necessarily a planned idea of what you create and you end up creating something that just… works?…erm not always .. no!… but sometimes it just needs a little tweak to make it work! (more…)
Another project with the Tops & Tails 2 set from PaperArtsy today. These lovely birds work so well on the vibrant blue alcohol ink background. They have actually been double stamped as I experimented with lifting the colour from the bird’s bodies with a little alcohol ink blending solution…. it did lift a little… but also blurred all my stamped detail too! (more…)