26 Jan 2014

Altered Trading Block

Don't faint...I'm blogging for the third time in a day!! There were so many gorgeous projects over on the PA blog this week I wanted to have a go at them all!! Thank god Darcy's is a monthly challenge!!

My third and last post today is a altered trading block inspired by the very clever Linda Cain..all the details on how to do it are here. I used different colour paint and didn't have the die so made the block myself...other than that I just followed along with Linda.

Sam you'll love this it's all pictures....

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Glossy Heart

Second post of the day!! We had a visit from the very talented Jo Myhill as well this week. She did a great makeover of a little wooden house...go have a look here..it's gorgeous! Well I had one of these houses kicking around shouting use me use me..so I thought I'd have a go. I am not going to bore you with the how I did it because I just did exactly the same as Jo only hers is much nicer lol!!

So here's my finished piece...

Mine turned out a lot pinker than Jo's for some reason!! Had a lot of fun making this.

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Brayering with Ellen Vargo

We had another new guest over on the Paper Artsy blog this week..Ellen Vargo. She did some lovely pieces for us and you can see them all here. I have had a brayer for a long time and usually use to make sure something has stuck down properly. But inspired by Ellen I thought I would have a go using it with my frescos. I started out with an A4 piece of card.
Using guacamole,limelight,pumpkin soup,smoked paprika and a tinsy bit of snowflake I just kept adding very thin layers until I liked what I saw. I cut 4 pieces and stamped with various stamps, paint and my white shaprie just played around with them. They are all mounted onto black card and don't ask me what I am going to do with them because I don't know lol!!!



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19 Jan 2014

Inspiration from Julie Ann Lee

Over on the paper artsy blog this week we welcomed our friend and fellow #patwit Julie Anne Lee. I love her oldy worldy vintage kind of crafting and she didn't let us down with her first project 'a casket'. Pop over here and have a looksie...it's gorgeous.

I had a little box I had got from Leandra at Ally Pally in september to put some embellishments in...but it was too small (or I have too many embellishments!! I more or less followed along with what Julie Ann did so won't go into a step by step..

So here we are.......first up the lid....I used a mixture of blush,haystack,egg plant and claret frescos. I added florentine and brass treasure gold to the finished piece.

This is the inside of the lid...

The bottom of the box....

And all of it together......

We had some good inspiration this week from Julis Ann so thank you!

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12 Jan 2014

Out came the porfolios

Good afterenoon to you all, I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday....

You know how we all have loads of lovely crafty stash and some times..just some times you forget about certain things..Well over on the paper artsy blog on friday Helen Chilton popped on with a tag card she had done with Portfolio Pastels. You can go over and have a look here. I thought ohh I haven't used mine for ages!! so in between cooking sunday dinner and cleaning the house I popped out to my shed and had a go at a quick tag! And here it is....

I stamped some script on some white card and added it to the tag. Next I scribbled some portfolios randomly and blended them with my fingers.
Next I took a couple of Stencils and rubbed with a baby wipe to remove some of the colour. I blasted the tag for a few seconds with my heat gun so that the portfolios would just melt into the tag.
I then chosed my Lynn Perella image and stamped that in black archival. Then the words from a paper artsy stamp plate onto a scrap piece of card which I cut out and inked the edges wih coffee archival I put theses onto the tag with some foam squares.
Finally I edged the tag first in coffee archival and then black.

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8 Jan 2014

Welcome Clare Lloyd

On Sunday over on the paper artsy blog we welcomed a new GD.Clare Lloyd. Her first project was an altered wooden spool. It was so cute I had to have a go. You can pop over and see it here along with the step by step instructions.

I didn't have the sqiggly ink stamps that Clare used but because the project was so wacky it need some wacky style stamps. I took a selection of A6 plates from paper artsy and stamped a few images onto white card, painted them all with frescos and cut them out. I cut different pieces from different images and played around with different combinations until I was happy. It's a bit..anything goes really..I had a lot of fun with these so ended up making two because I couldn't decide. Other than the images I pretty much followed along with Clare

Here's No 1. I must admit this owl is one of my favorite PA images and I am lucky enough to have it in two sizes

                                                And No 2
Had a great time making these they took my mind off of having to go back to work tomorrow :(

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5 Jan 2014

Paper Artsy Christmas Cracker

Hello lovely blog followers!! hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and that you all have your Christmas trees and decs down by today..and that means you Leandra lol!!

Leandra did 3 lovely pieces on her blog in the last few days and for each challenge there is a prize of some A5 brand spanking new 2014 stamps and some limited edition paints..well if that's not a good enough reason to enter I don't know what is!!

Video 3 was called painted clusters..a Finn style piece with fresco paints..my favorite!! Didn't have time to do all three so chose this challenge.... I absolutely love this technique so pop over and have a look here.

I followed along with what Leandra did so won't bore you with all the details you should go over and watch the video,step by step I am so glad I bought some heavy duty gel medium though as it makes it so much easier to get everything to stick.

                   I didn't take a piccie before I painted the first layer

This is the finished piece using honey dew,guacamole,sage,crushed olives and holly frescos and olive bronze and brass treasure gold.

I'd like to wish you all a very happy new year!!
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