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

Friday, 4 May 2018

Mixed Media Birdhouse


Ahoy!
Another little mixed media birdhouse today.


This one was covered with crackle paste, art stones and microbeads before being drizzled with colour.


I also used glass stones and tiny flowers.


It's actually more lime coloured than it has photographed.


I made those little curly decorations from the stems of the flowers by winding the wire around an embossing stylus.


A little wooden bird in the doorway to finish et voila!



Friday, 20 April 2018

Mixed Media Heart-Shaped Gift Box


Ahoy!
I hope you've had good week and, if in Blighty, managed to enjoy some of the beautiful weather we've had. 


Today I have a little heart-shaped gift box, which started out rather plain before I got my grubby, mixed-media mitts on it...lol.


Embellished within an inch of its life, I really enjoyed transforming this little box from an ugly duckling.


Have a groovy weekend.
I intend getting my knees out and catching some rays.
Enjoy!

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