Monday, 15 May 2017

In The Garden With PaperArtsy


I am very pleased to be on the PaperArtsy blog tonight using the lovely Zinski Art Stamps.
I have made a garden sign, to see the whole project with lots of photo's and details please do pop over to the PA blog to have a look.

Carol xx

Friday, 12 May 2017

Back to Black at That's Craft


Back to Black is the theme on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog this week.
I have a journal page to share.


My project started with a piece of black gessoed card that I had used for mopping up stencils from my Gelli Plate, this gave me a lovely muted background of colours which I cut to size, to fit in my 5 x 7 journal.


I added more detail with a lovely Kim Dellow Stencil from Paperartsy


I then added colour to the stenciled area by keeping the Big stencil in place and layered others over it to add color through. I used a selection of from the Dinky range by That's Crafty for this.



I then replaced the big stencil and used it as a template to add white highlights with a pen to the stenciled area.

I am now horribly stuck as to what to do next, so I am going away to think.......

Two day's later and I am back with my finished page.

I found a lovely collage image and title from a music sheet in my bit box which gave me an idea for a theme.

I stamped the book  ring from the That's crafty Textures stamp set 2 onto text paper and added this to the top right of the page, added some drippy images using the same stamp set and Art Alchemy metallique gold rush paint to stamp with. Over this I used DecoArt crackle glaze mixed with  Dioxazine Purple pushed through the dinky stencil 081.


I used my finger to rub paint over this when dry to highlight the crackle.


I added a bit of black stencilling and stitching and a couple of random bits that I found in my collage box. Finishing it all by rubbing on odd colours of Distress crayons here and there just to give it a bit more of a moody look.


I must admit this was one of those projects that I really did  not like at one stage and it nearly went in the bit torn in half in a huff. But I am glad I persevered with it as I now really like the way it all came together.

Carol xx

Monday, 8 May 2017

Rubber Dance Journal page for Mixed Up Magazine


I have a journal page over on the Mixed Up Magazine Blog today using some fabulous stamps from Rubber Dance.

Here is a sneak peak of it, do please pop over to the blog as I have a video tutorial with a  few more photos over there. 

You can see the project by clicking Here.

Carol xx

Friday, 28 April 2017

Bright Journal Page for That's Crafty


The latest challenge starts today at That's crafty.

Full details can be found HERE on the challenge blog

I have a video showing details of my page, this can be found below.


I used the following Stamps and Stencils

Word Stencil - Imagine for border

Carol xx

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Soul: The Immortality of Being - An Altered Book


That's Crafty and Relics & Artifacts are having a blog collaboration all this week, we are both using items from both company's and linking up on our blogs.
The Relics blog can be found HERE.

I was lucky enough to be sent some of the lovely relics items to play and blog with.
   

I have a couple of sneak peeks on this post, but to see the whole item and video showing what I did, you will have to pop on over to the That's Crafty blog using THIS LINK

As I said this is a week long collaboration so do check back to the blog every day to see what the other DT members have come up with.

Enjoy your day, Carol xx

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Out Numbered at That's crafty


A new challenge started last Friday at That's Crafty.
 Life has just got away from me at the moment so I am a little bit late with my blog post for this.

My journal page is a play on the nursery Rhyme "2 Little Dickie Birds" here they are sitting on their stenciled walls looking very  happy with no intention of flying away. 

I used the lovely bird set by Katzelkraft on my page and a selection of That's Crafty Stencils.

Details of the challenge can be seen HERE on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Mixed Media Shrine for Mixed Up Magazine


I have my first project on the Mixed Up Magazine Blog today.

Here is a sneak peak of it, do please pop over to the blog as I have a step by step tutorial with a hundred zillion photo's over there. 

You can see the project by clicking Here.

Carol xx

Friday, 31 March 2017

Foliage & Flowers Challenge


Today is the start of the latest challenge from That's Crafty
Details of the challenge can be seen HERE.


I recently altered one of the That's Crafty 6x6 white board books, I have used one of the pages from this for my challenge piece. 

Throughout the book I used The Word Series stencils for the words and edging, Dinky Stencils8ins x 8ins stencilsAcrylic Pieces and That's Crafty's own range of stamps.


I have a video below showing a bit of my process for altering the book 


Thank you for your visit today. Carol x




Saturday, 11 March 2017

Rubber dance Colour Challenge


I saw the Rubber Dance challenge, saw the colours and thought woo hoo my favorite combination so I have made these 3 cards for the challenge. I needed some card for birthdays this month and I always do quick and easy cards as I am not especially a card maker but I do find them relaxing as I enjoy colouring.


These are the colours I used along with the Rubber Dance Giraffe stamp and her accompanying quote.

These are very basic cards, Stamped, masked, stenciled background, coloured and then a border added, very bish, bash, bosh.

My other stamps are Katzlekraft


Details of the Rubber Dance challenge can be seen here

Rubber Dance and KatzleKraft stamps are stocked in the UK by That's Crafty

Carol x

Friday, 10 March 2017

Blinging it Up



The latest challenge at That's Crafty is "Bling it up"

I have used a 6 x 6 whiteboard journal page layering it up with their own range of stencils and stamps, adding my bling with micro beads and glitter added to DecoArt clear crackle through a stencil.

Full details of the challenge can be seen here.


Carol x

Friday, 3 March 2017

It's only Words


It's that Friday feeling, I do love Friday's, the weekend to look forward to and a couple of days of lie-ins and of course the That's Crafty  challenge

This time the theme for the Challenge is "just words" (Words to be the main focus of project) 

I have a journal page.


I played with Decoart media paints using Fresco Satin finish to make them all very translucent so all the text showed through all the layers of paint and there are lot of layers here, added with stencils and just general slopping around of paint.

Finishing with my favourite filler stamp of the moment Tracey Scott's colour wheel stamp from the PA set ETS02.


My main image is from Fly with Me from Rubber Dance along with the quote, and the Dream word is one of the That's Crafty Stencils bumped a little bit with white pen.


I finished with a little gelli plate printed heart that I layered up with some stamped text,  stitched it together and stuck down in the bottom left of the page.

I am entering this into the Rubber Dance challenge.



Carol x

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Stenciled Pencil Case


I am delighted to be on the Paper Artsy Blog tonight.

Here is a photo of my project, do please pop over to the blog to see the a step out of what I did and details of the products I used .

Thank you for your visit. Carol xx

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Holy Card Decorations


I enjoyed making these when I did them before and as they have now all sold out on my shop, I had a little play and have made some re-stocks and new designs too.

I will be uploading these to my Etsy shop over the next few days.

A link is in my side bar.

Carol x

Friday, 10 February 2017

I Heart You


For the That's Crafty Challenge this week.

The theme is hearts, I have used one of the acrylic shapes and image transferred onto what is now the back of it so it shows through onto the  front of the the microscope slide shape. Added a bit of paper to the back and a few bits and bobs to the front.

Hope you like it, Carol x

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sunday Post Card Art - Oriental


This week on Sunday post card art the Theme is being hosted by Tricia, The theme is Oriental. we had a crafty day last Thursday  and one of the things we made were out postcards for the challenge.

I have used my favorite stamp of the moment on this, from one of the latest Tracy Scott sets by paperArtsy.

Details of the challenge can be seen on the blog HERE

Thank you for your visit today, Carol Xx

Friday, 27 January 2017

Round and Round In Circles


Woo Hoo a new challenge is over on the That's Crafty blog today.


I have used the circle from the Acrylic Shapes to make my mobile for the challenge inter-spacing them with re-claimed glass from an old chandelier before hanging from a circular support.

This does look very pretty hung in a window with the sun hitting it.

I do have a video showing how I did the different elements on the Acrylic shapes on my youTube channel.



Full details of the challenge can be seen on the challenge blog and there is a £20 gift voucher to be won.

I also have links in my left hand blog bar for some upcoming classes I have if you are interested.

Thank you for your visit today, Carol xx

Friday, 13 January 2017

Gold and Silver Challenge


The first challenge of the new year is over on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog today.

I have altered one the the MDF tag shapes for the challenge.
I have used a #10 tag, these tags are great you can throw absolutely anything at them and they just take it.



I have also included one of the latest stencil releases from That's crafty. These will be released on the Hochanda shows on Monday.

Thank you for you visit today and I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge and maybe win the £20 gift voucher to spend in the Shop.

Carol xx



Friday, 23 December 2016

Anything Goes


The latest challenge at That's Crafty is Anything goes, this will run for 3 weeks.
Full details of the challenge can be seen on the challenge blog.

Thank you for your visit today, Carol xx

Friday, 9 December 2016

Flower Power


The latest challenge over on the That's Crafty blog is "Flower Power"

I made this box using a selection of stamps from the Sheena Douglas Day of the Dead range.

I gave the box several coats of white acrylic before I stamped onto it, sanding between each coat to make sure it was super smooth to stamp onto.

I stamped all my images in versaFine ink as I find this gives the most detail when stamping onto boxes.


I loved the way it looked like a page from a colouring book when I had finished my stamping, just sitting there waiting to be coloured in.

I coloured it with fresco paints, using satin glaze to thin them so the detail on the stamping was not blocked by the colours.

It will be great if you could join in with the challenge this fortnight, details can be seen on the blog,  HERE.

Thank you for visiting, Carol xx

Friday, 2 December 2016

Gelli Plate Journaled Cushion with Bleach for PaperArtsy


I am absolutely thrilled to be on the PaperArtsy Blog today with a project for their Bleach Challenge.

I have made this cushion to share and full details of how I made it can be found on the PaperArtsy Blog.



But here are a few little teaser photo's to tempt you to pop over there and have a look.

Carol Xx