Saturday, 31 August 2013


Over at PaperArtsy they are celebrating their 10th Birthday this month, and i was delighted to be asked to participate in the #3UP challenge.

We were all sent a surprise package containing items from the PaperArtsy range and given a colour pallet to work with, and given strict instructions to keep it a secret!! We were then asked to create something and this is what i came up with.


I used grunge paste on the mdf base to give the project a texture like a wall, i then painted it to coordinate with the colour pallet. I stamped the window frame twice and cut out the 'panes' so that i could place the faces behind them, i wanted to try to recreate the look of a school window so i placed a window sill underneath the windows and some flowers growing around the window.

Hope you like it, thanks for looking

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Challenge time

I saw this colour pallet from design seeds and suggested to Sam that it should be the next set of colours we use for our challenge.

As I had set the last challenge too, i suggested she came up with the other criteria and these were, an arch, a bird, some lace and wait for it.......a flower!!

here is what i have come up with

I didn't have anything arched shaped so i downloaded the shape from the Internet and used it as a template for my tag, i use grunge paste through a stencil to add texture then use various shades of blue fresco's to colour it.

I died the lace to match the pallet and coloured the cage and bird to tie in as well, the flowers were from an artistic stamper set i have just got and i coloured these with distress markers.

The only reason i have finished first this week is that Sam is really busy!!

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Take time

Another gorgeous project by France over at PaperArtsy inspired me to make this box frame project

I adapted the project, using book paper for my background as i didn't have tissue paper. I used some prima mechanicals for the centre piece and put some 'schizzle' (not sure if thats the right word) randomly around the frame as i thought it looked a bit bare without anything on it.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

From the heart

Over at Paperartsy its time o say goodbye to France, this is her last week as guest DT and has come up with some lovely projects.

The first was a heart coloured with alcohol inks, here is my version

The second project she did was a tag but i wanted to use my journal for this one, so after many failed attempts with the crackle and a lot of help from Sam here is my version

I would like to enter both of these in Paperartsy challenge this week.

thanks for looking.