Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Inspired by Sarah - Paperartsy 3UP


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.


Inspired by Julie Ann - PA 3UP post


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


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Inspired by Lucy - Paperartsy 3UP challenge


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