Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Always read the small print !

Well, if not the small print then the whole description for a challenge ! I had all good intentions of getting ahead and checked what I needed to do for today's Funkie post over at Frilly and Funkie. Had lots of fun making the project only to find I'd not read the description properly ! So, today's project is some what slimmed down from what I did make, which I will share with you on another day.

Trace is our host for the current challenge and this is what she has to say:

All you need to do is make any vintage style project that is inspired by the onset of spring. Your project must include wings somewhere... either in the form of birds, bees or butterflies. 

So, on to plan B ! I cut a large tag from white card, as I'd run out of the jumbo tags that I normally use from Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique. I then covered it with squares of paper that were left over from the original project. I gave the whole thing a coat of Matt Medium glue and when it was dry then gave it a white wash coat of watered down Snowflake Fresco Finish paint.

I used more Fresco Finish paint watered down and kept drying in between layers. I then dry brushed around the joins of the pieces of paper.

I used the Dylusions Leaf flourish stencil around one side and did more stencilling using the TCW Reverse Chicken Wire and the Tiny Circles.

I stencilled the thistles using a TCW stencil and Fresco Finish paints, replacing the stencil in between each layer to build up the colour. I've used the Artistic Outpost Birds of a Feather set for the sentiment at the bottom. The little bird is die cut using the Tim Holtz mini cage and bird die and I've blended Distress Ink over it.

The rest of the stamps are from the Artistic Outpost Flower Market set and I've used black Archival ink.

The large butterfly embellishment is one of the gorgeous Ingvild Bolme Butterfly Resins. I've used Fresco Finish paints just to add a hint of colour. To finish I've added a filigree metal corner, lace, buttons and velvet ribbon.

Even though I had to change tack I quite like it in the end !

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge, there's still a week to go !

Monday, 14 April 2014

Blue Bird Fly !

Hello  and welcome to my new followers, it's lovely to have you here ! I'm sharing just a sneak peek today of my project for eclectic Paperie.

This journal page was inspired by a lovely day in the country and watching the birds flitting around the trees. For all the details you'll need to hop over here.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Fantastic Day !

Yesterday I had a fantastic day as I taught my When the Heart Speaks canvas class at Artist Trading Post in Wirksworth. There were 8 lovely ladies who produced some absolutely gorgeous pieces of art !

Everyone here is concentrating on getting everything stuck down ready to paint.

Now it's all stuck it was time to get stuck in (pardon the pun!) with the PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints.

After all the concentrating and painting here is Pam's beautiful project.

This beautiful piece is Gill's, the greens with the red is so effective !

Sheila went for the hearts on the slant, which looks fabulous !

Ruth used the beautiful lilac shades and mixed her own colour of Dylusions for her wooden hearts too!

Paula chose the gorgeous turquoise shades with a little hint of black.

Karen started off with turquoise then changed direction to the more subtle blues, either way it turned out fantastic !

Rose created a gorgeous effect with the brown shades and also mixed her own colour for one of her wooden hearts !

Last, but by no means least, is Marilyn's beautiful project, the red hearts really pop.

The day was absolutely fabulous, lots of laughter and lots of messy hands by the end, which is always a good sign of a fun, crafty day !

There's still a couple of places left on the 24th May class if you'd like to join me. Would love to see you!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie

It's just a short post again today as I'm sharing a Friday Focus on Distress Stains over at Frilly and Funkie. 

Here's a peek of the tag I'm sharing but for all the details you'll need to hop over here.