Friday, 13 October 2017

For the Girls

Somehow it slipped by me that my project was up on The Craft Barn blog this week. There have been lovely projects which will make great gifts as well as decorations.

The bottles are great fun to decorate. I've used the technique in the past in another project that you can see here.

Right off to bed now as I'm hoping to get up bright and early and put my mind to a couple of crafty projects in the morning.

Have a good weekend. xx

Sunday, 8 October 2017

There is always hope...

At last a chance to play with some of the stamps I picked up on my travels this summer. First up the Banksy little girl with a balloon - There is always hope.

I picked this up from StempelBar in Berlin. Actually I spent quite a few pennies there on Banksy and graffiti art stamps. There may well be a few more cards and projects to come in this style!

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Animal Farm

Business and housework sorted for the weekend...time now for a bit of crafting. First of all just to let you know that my latest post for The Craft Barn is live today on the blog.

I really love these cheeky chaps from the PaperArtsy Elena Zinski range.

The cards are actually one layer apart from the paper flower. Hop over to the blog for the step-by-step tutorial and find out how to achieve this effect with masking techniques.

No time to chat...crafting awaits! Hope you have a lovely relaxing day. Thanks for stopping by xx

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Fresh October brings the pheasant...

October already! Where has the year gone? The first Sunday of the month means that it is time for the next verse of The Craft Barn's twelve month challenge based on Sara Coleridge's poem The Months. Here's my mini canvas, a bit off centre to get the pheasant's tail in!

Fresh October brings the pheasant,
Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
The leaves are fabulous colours and I've seen some spectacular fungi around, although it's looking a bit rainy and grey here today. Do have a look at the blog to see what everyone else comes up with and as always I will try to visit as many of the entries as possible.

Happy crafting xx

Friday, 29 September 2017

Drunken Chalks

Today my drunken chalks project goes live on The Craft Barn blog. It's a great technique using isopropyl alcohol / rubbing alcohol for soft blended backgrounds.

Do have a look at the other DT posts to see the great effects you get with metallic inks.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend ahead. xx

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Autumn Fruits

I hope you're having the same gloriously sunny day as me. I love this time of year with the soft autumnal colours. I had a great day yesterday with Helen Chilton at The Craft Barn playing around with alcohol inks and Claybord. You can take a look at her sample on her blog.

Needless to say I bought a couple of pieces to play with, so watch this space!

Hope you are having a relaxing weekend with a bit of crafting time thrown in. xxx

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Joseph's Coat

I'm a bit late posting this one. I had a busy day yesterday and spent a great evening at Chertsey Museum doing a bit of crafting with nine lovely ladies making mixed media notebook covers. They must have enjoyed it as they want to do the same technique again on something else. Didn't get to photograph them all but they made an excellent job of it.

This week The Craft Barn has been showcasing the Joseph's Coat technique using different ways of masking to reveal a layer below. I went for a canvas board.

There are quite a few steps for this one so do take a look at the blog for all of the details. The weekend awaits and I am very hopeful for at least one day of crafting! 

Thank you for stopping by. xx