Monday, 9 October 2017

Unicorns do exist


My friend loves Unicorns, so when I found this beauty in need of a make over 
heres how I transformed this beauty for her

 Applied a coat of DecoArt Media white Gesso


 Followed with a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid acrylic Titanium White

 Applied Quinacridone Gold and Prussian Blue spritzing and dripping until happy with the coverage

 Once dry apply DecoArt Crackle Glaze and allow to dry 4-6 hours

 Once the crackle has developed and dried work in Paynes grey and blend with a wet wipe

Finished with Soft Touch Varnish


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Stampotique Challenge- Anything but a card


This week brings us a new challenge "Anything but a Card" more details here
You can create just about anything this week, except a card. Let's see tags, books, boxes or 
anything else.

I had a beautiful wooden star and decided to just stamp in black so the wood grain was still visible
I used Spidergrass, Dandelion and Swirl Stalks, with Moon girl resting her wings coloured softly 
with distress inks


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Stampotique Challenge- Only Blue

Blue Bat Box
Now here's a challenge, only use shades of blue no black or white! 
For more info on taking part click here

I cut a box on my Cricut and then applied washes of blues to the sides and top, darker at the top working downwards

One dry I stamped with Stazon Midnight Blue, using Stampotique Owl Tree, Majestic Tree and Batty and Batty about you!

I stamped Batty with Stazon Midnight and Hawaii Blue, cut out and fixed to wire for each of the corners on the box

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Gothic Window


Apply DecoArt Media Crackle paste to the Gothic MDF Frame, available from That Craft Place

Apply DecoArt Media Gesso to the backing board

Apply a run of colours light at the top gradually working down to the darker tones
I used Diarylide Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Pyrrole Orange and Quinacridone Red


 To create a subtle ombre effect

Apply DecoArt Dark Grey value 3 to the frame


 Followed by Carbon Black

Once dry, highlight by dry brushing with Metallic Silver

Stencil the CWS Trees Stencils with Carbon Black

I stamped the Lost Coast Crow onto silver painted card and cut out

Friday, 25 August 2017

Guest Creative Guide at A Vintage Journey


I'm so pleased to have been asked to be a guest creative guide at A Vintage Journey for their latest Challenge 'Wonderful Watercolours'  as I love watercolours!, it has always been my go to medium, so I jumped at the chance!!

It also gave me the opportunity to use some of my recent favorite Tim Holtz stamps Flower Garden, Mini Bouquet and Wildflowers.
To see more details on taking part in the challenge 
and my tutorial please click HERE 

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Stampotique Inchies Challenge


This weeks challenge theme is "Inches" 
What are inchies? They are little 1"x1" pieces of work. You can create your submission with just one inchie or you can create a bunch of inchies and add them to a project. 
Our design team has some great samples below, be sure to check them out!! We love seeing what you create so come and join us for this fun challenge.

I decided to make a Heads, Body and Legs Game using 1'' Stampbord tiles, it was quite tricky to stamp and took lots of attempts!
I applied tape to the back of 3 tiles and stamped each character I used Smile, Marci and Wilber and Splatter Blob and coloured with Watercolours

Sunday, 6 August 2017

DecoArt Butterfly Tag




Appy DecoArt Crackle Paste to the tag and butterfly
Once dry, apply DecoArt Media Fluid Acyrlic Metallic gold


Apply Carbon Black and Quinacridone red and blend at the top

 Apply Quinacridone red and Quinacridone gold to the butterfy

Spritz with water and then apply Carbon Black all over 
wipe back with a baby wipe

Highlight with Titanium white
Wash with Quinacridone Gold and highlight areas with Metallic Gold


I finished by stamping a script and some smaller buttrflies, finished with a stamped ribbon and coloured with Distress Inks Tattered Rose and Tea dye