Horace the Horse #194

July8I’ve only just realised that I didn’t put up a post yesterday…. oops – where did the day go!  Today’s creation is another of the new kits I’ve made up for the shop.  You can buy a kit to decoupage a papier mache animal – I picked out the horse as my trial creation!

He has been decorated with everything you get in the kit – decoupage medium, tissue papers, acrylic gems and a brush.

I thought he turned out rather smart! (more…)

It’s the Norwich Pig! #193

July6I’m busy putting together activity kits today for the shop – and one of them is a paint your own animal kit.  First job of course, was to test it out.. make sure there is enough paint and everything in the kit is up to the job.

I picked out the pig animal from my selection (horse, dog, bear, cow and pig to choose from) – and for some reason it sort of ended up in the Norwich colours!  Oh well – my Dad will be happy! 🙂 (more…)

Resist the Daisy #192

July5A slight variation on the theme today…. and a little cheating!

I created this piece a while back and I don’t think I ever blogged it!  If I have – you’ll have to forgive my dodgy memory!  But it was finding this piece that inspired me to create the pieces for the last 3 days. (more…)

Natural Dragonflies #191

July4Back with a natural colour theme today and some florals and dragonflies to complement the theme.

I started with glossy card and inked over randomly the dragonfly with Versamark.  I then added a few touches of the crackle stamp in versamark too – just wrapped around my fingertip so I just touched a little pattern here and there in between the dragonflies. (more…)

Wild Meadow Display #188

A trip through the archivImage10es this evening.  My crafting plans for today went a little awry, so I’ve found an old favourite to share with you.  I used to make quite a few variations for this card design when I sold my cards in a few places – it was always  a fun one to create and very popular too. (more…)

A lovely Sunday #186

Evening everyone.  I’ve had a lovely Sunday today spending time with my lovely hubby as well as Molly (the dog) and Finlay (the cat).  We timed our walk with Molly perfectly this morning june29to catch a beautiful sunny start to the day.  We’ve had a busy day – so no time for crafting today – but I recently rediscovered an old creation that I’d forgotton about – so I thought I would share that with you today. (more…)

Cow Parsley on Pastel #185

June28It makes a change for me to have to work a little differently with my stamps.  I usually do a lot of stamping onto coloured backgrounds, which is all well and good, but I know that those of you who are not confident with stamping sometimes worry about as you are committed to getting a good image onto a painted background.

As I was able to stamp some of the new designs of Woodware stamps whilst Annette our demonstrator was in store on Saturday, I have lots of black on white card images I can play with.

If I went in with the mister backgrounds, it was going to mute the image, so I decided to play with it a different way.

I started by applying texture paste through my script mask (Mini Art Is) onto some white card.  Once dry I sprayed it with chalk cosmic shimmer misters – yellow, pink and purple.

June28aThe image I have used is the Woodware Cow Parsley stamp.  I darkened up my stamped image with a black fineliner so it was a proper dark black (If I had the stamp to hand I would have stamped and embossed it in black).  I spent some time cutting around the image and the greeting.  The advantage of this technique is if I had stamped my cow parsley and wasn’t happy with the quality of the image, I could restamp it as many times as I needed to, so ideal for the beginner stamper still learning how to stamp.

I mounted both onto my backing piece using silicone glue so it stood forward from the background.  A final black mount really sets off the contrast.

happy crafting