Friday, 16 November 2018

Be Your Beautiful Self


Welcome back.
Today I have thrown everything PLUS the kitchen sink (hidden behind that big, white flower..lol) at this project.


I started with a white, gesso'd heart and smooshed it with the most gorgeous of green Impasto paints from Prima /  Finnabair, Green Apple.


There's all sorts on here... glass stones, wooden pieces, microbeads, flowers, beady bits.


These Impasto paints are brilliant...you can use them with stencils as a kind of paste or add water to dilute and make the colours flow. 


Finding just the right sentiment is the hardest part but I love this one...
'be your beautiful self'


Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you have great weekend.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Prima / Finnabair - Don't Forget To Fly


I made this tag a while back, inspired again by the sentiment in Prima /  Finnabair's beautiful stamp set 'Don't Forget to Fly'. 


I made some of the embellishments with paper clay and silicone moulds.


There's also metal, brassy elements, glass beads...


.... glass glitter, micro beads, Nuvo Drops....



... and vellum butterflies.


I like that tags have so many uses, whether it be on a present or as a gift in itself with an inspiring, encouraging message.
Have a great weekend x

Friday, 28 September 2018

Alcohol Inks - No 15


An uber quickie from me today.
Introducing the imaginatively named 'No 15', using a selection of autumnal coloured alcohol inks.
There...told you I'd be quick 😉

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Mixed Media - Puppy Love


I can't believe it's been 4 months since my last post here. 
I've been super busy with my day job as a gardener, plus I have now got an allotment patch (insert high-pitched 'Squeal!'...lol), which has been keeping me occupied and outta mischief.


I have had a couple of framed, mixed media commissions over the summer, which I was thrilled to make, and I am now able to show you the first one today.


I was pretty much given free rein on this piece, so I went for floral and colourful.


The background paper was a beautiful 12 × 12 sheet from the First Edition 'The Promise' collection. This is such a classy selection of papers, very muted, delicate patterns that don't steal the limelight but are essential backgrounds.


I started with my image, a photograph of the recipients beloved pooch, and then gathered up my bits n' bobs to coordinate with the photo's colours.


I used Altenew's 'Floral Flurries' washi tape, sticking about a foot of it on to white card first before fussy cutting the flowery images... a very relaxing job.


I also used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts ...


...and one of my favourite stamp sets 'Beautiful Day' from Altenew.


I spent ages ...and I mean AGES...shuffling bits around before the final stick down.


I also added a wooden 'Love' sentiment, beaded pieces and some Card Candi dots, which I haven't used for ages (slaps wrist) but definitely will in the future. 


To finish, a few glittery highlights and some glassy embellishments.


Thank you for stopping by and I'll be back soon.
Have a groovy day xxx

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