Saturday, November 16, 2013

Paperartsy Xmas cards- part 3


I was on a roll earlier today making xmas cards. This one uses another of JoFo stamps from Paperartsy and a sentiment from Dylusions. I might give this to my Husband as he is always bah humbug around xmas time!

Stamped with Archival ink and coloured with watercolour pencils.

I'll be back soon to show the clock I made in an Andy Skinner workshop last week.

Thanks for visiting


Paperartsy Xmas cards - Part 2

Following on from my earlier post, this card uses the same techinque but with a different stamp. The background is blue, but you cannot see that very well. I can see me using this techinque a lot on cards in the furture. Sorry for the bad photo. By the time I had finished it was getting dark. Thank you Joanne for the inspiration.

Thank you for looking


Paperartsy Xmas cards - Part 1


This week over on the Papersrtsy blog Joanne have been making Xmas cards that are quick to make in batches.

As I am a bit behind in my card making I decided to have a go making some.

This one is a copy of one of Joanne's cards, for details on how to make please go to the paperartsy blog here.

I really love the look of this card and have made another using different stamps, which I will post later tonight.

Thanks for looking


Sunday, August 18, 2013

My craft room

Hi All,

On twitter the other day, i was speaking about how much of a mess my craft room was and that I needed to tidy it up. I thought I would post a few photos to show how much of a mess it was!

Now I have to admit that my crafting stash has spread to other room including the living room, as can be seen below.
My plan is to tidy my today, before Matt gets home from cricket! Haven't started yet - so best get going.

Once it is all finished I will put a photo up - but don't hold your breath it may take a while!

See you soon


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My first bag

Hi All,

Thanks for all the lovely comments re. my last project.

Earlier this year I decided to buy myself a sewing machine. Now I don't have a great history with sewing machines, was rubbish using them at school, and used to staple my hems up when them came undone. But on one of the last Artsycraft weekends we used one to make a fabric book, which I really enjoyed.

I haven't really used it much (i.e. not at all apart from two basis classes at the local sewing shop), but decided to sign up to a bag making class. The class was a bit of a challenge but I really enjoyed making it, and will be making another one soon.

Sorry for the bad photos, was hard to take a photo of the bag. The bag has pockets both inside and out.

I hope to use my new found sewing skills ;) in another project soon


Sunday, July 21, 2013

JoFY workshop

Today I took a workshop with Jo Firth Young in which we used her stamps designed for Paper Artsy, along with Fresco paints.

We created a canvas which we painted, stamped & stenciled with paints & Inks. We also used the brilliant Grunge paste, which I coloured with the paints. This built up the layers & depth. We also stamped up three flowers on to card and cut out - I'm sure that Jo chose the hardest flower to cut out for us!

Jo had diecut some letters & a clock face for us to use. As we were using a clock I decided to make mine into a real clock, hence why in the picture mine had no hands as waiting for hubby to come home to drill a hole for me.

I had a great day and picked up lots of tips. I love Jo's stamps.

I think I will add a Jo butterfly on to the top left corner, and still the hands to finish it off.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Inspired by Darcy


Darcy has been inspiring us this week over at the paperartsy blog. Do go and have a look her work is amazing.

I decided to make some coasters like Darcy, but couldn't find any cork ones so ended up using bamboo ones instead. I started by putting some Fresco paints onto the coasters and then scraping down . Looks a bit of a mess here but stay with me.

Then I sprayed with Colourwash through stencils - now this is where I started not to like my coasters - I only have one colourwash which was Cranberry. This made my coasters pink! Then covered with Snowflake.

Then I stamped some JOFY stamped to the coasters and then once dry used baby wipes to rub back. Once dry I then covered with Satin Glaze - this caused the colourwash to run (will have to ask Darcy what she used), but still gave a nice effect. Then painted round then edges with Old Gold paint.

I think that they are too pink, but will have another go with a different colour spray.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Love Flower

Hi, I am back as promised. Hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday weekend.  The sun is shining here, which makes the day seem so much better. Long may it continue.

Today I am sharing another page from my altered book.

Sorry for the bad picture, I couldn't get a picture without the shine. The page was created using paste and stencils. And then coloured by using Dylusions sprays.

This was great fun in not a little messy. Make sure you get the paste off of your stencil before it dries - you have been warned!

Have a great rest of the weekend - I am off to a first birthday party later today.

Till next time

        Jo x

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hi, I am still around. I have taken an extended brake from my limited blogging, but hope that this time I will be posting more often as I now have more time, after my wedding and I have now nearly finished my exams.

For my first post back I want to share with you a page that I have created in one of my altered books.
My inspiration was the great year that London had in 2012, with the Olypmics and Jubliee.

I created the page using Paper Artsy Fresco Paints ( I love these paints so versatile) and stencils which I layered up to create depth. I then stamped using Paper Artsy and darkroom door stamps.

I hope you have enjoyed looking and I will be back soon - I promise


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