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

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Stampotique Only Animals

A new challenge at Stampotique! Use only animals, they have lots of wonderful ones to choose from
for more details in taking part check out the blog here

I used the gorgeous Cecil the Cow, along with Oodles of Doodles
Lavender Sprig, Picket Fence, Butterfly and Bee