Sunday, February 7, 2016

PaperArtsy Hearts challenge

Hi,

I didn't realise that I hadn't blogged in so long. I promise I have been crafting.

This is my entry to the PA hearts challenge. It is a Valentines card for my husband. I used Emma's stamps and Freco paints

I think I have overdone the white pen!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mothers day card

This is the card that I made my mum for Mothers day using the new Lin Brown stamps and paints, with some Ellen vargo & Sara mixed in the backgound.. I love the owl I can see me using him a lot. I really like how this has turned out and am thinking of creating a canvus in the same colours.







Thanks for looking

Jo

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Work Diary 2015

I brought a work diary for myself this year, with the intention of altering it. It has taken me until this weekend to do so. The original diary was black - note to self buy a lighter colour next year, took a few layers of chalk fresco paint to cover.

I used grunge paste through a JoFy stencil, and then painted the diary with Chalk.  I painted some white card with Bougainvillea, Dusty teal, and Guacamole mixed with Limelight. I then used JoFY stamps over the paints, and then out the flowers & leaves.

I then die cut some numbers to make the year and painted with Bougainvillea, I also stamped the small bee from the JoFY new plate. 

 I am not sure how long it will last in my work bag, but we will see.


I am entering this into the Paperartsy challenge which this time is - paints.

Thanks for looking

Jo

 


Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Craft Room

Over on Twitter I was asked to share some updated photos of my craft room, and thought it would be easier to share on here.

 View from the door
 My work space  - with an extra large craft mat.
 Storage for Tim Holtz and other bits and pieces





My rubber stamp storage
 Dies & punches
Cutting workbeanch - underneath the hugh collection of items to alter! I need to get started on altering it.


Thanks for looking

Jo
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Inspired by Sarah - Paperartsy 3UP

Hi,

I was inspired by Sarah's use of crackle glaze and the colour panels that she put underneath - I had only used one colour at a time before, but liked the effect of the different.

You can see her post here.

I used some hearts that have been laying around for a while,

I started of painting my blocks of colour
I actually like the one on the right before I put the second colour of paint over.
A closer look at the cracks, you can see the different colours underneath but again the light is not very good.


 I wish you all a Happy New Year and I hope to be back to share more often with you in 2015.

Jo
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Inspired by Julie Ann - PA 3UP post

Hi,

Back again as promised, this time inspired by Julie Ann's use of shrink plastic. I haven't used this for while and took me a little time to try and find where I had carefully put it away in my craft room.

 Again I won't go into details of what I have done as you can find all that over at the Paperartsy blog.

I decided to make some shrink plastic hearts and stamp them with Darcy stamps. Painted with Claret fresco paint.


Sorry for the poor quality of pictures, very bad light here today.

Thanks for looking

Jo
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Inspired by Lucy - Paperartsy 3UP challenge

Hi,

I am still alive, but life seems to have got in the way of blogging.

Over the last week we have been treated to some fantastic projects from fans of the Paperartsy products on their blog. I have managed to get some time in my craft room to try out some of the techniques on show.

The first that I am going to show was inspired by Lucy who showed a technique using Stampboard and Portfolios. I won't show the technique as you can go over and see the post here.

I decided to give this try as I haven't used my Stampboard for ages and I have never used the Portfolios that I have had sitting around for quite a while.

I made a keyring using a JoFY mini stamp and I painted the back with Fresco paints and an Ellen Vargo stamp.

I also made another piece using a Darcy stamp. I am not sure yet what I am going to do with this yet so have not yet done anything with the back.


Hopefully will be back soon

Jo

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