Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Play Days

Last week i was lucky enough to be able to go over to stay with my friend Sam for a couple of days so i could play with all her craft goodies (oh and Fraz of course!).

in no particular order;

i tried different mixes of mediums and primary elements to see which gave me the closest finish to an actual silk

I then moved on to play with the gelli plate, there wasn't enough room to get the big one out so i just used the smaller one

For some reason i have been quite scared of using mine (it hasn't been out of the packet), i then tried it with some metallic paints

Then i had a play with some shaving foam and ink, i think Sam found it very odd that i hadn't done this before

i then made some tags

and finally i did some cracking! AND IT WORKED!!!

Its my anniversary tomorrow so there is another heart that i did but its already wrapped up for Hubby. I had a great time and thanks to Sam for having me, if you want to see more pics then check out Sams blog.

Monday, 17 August 2015


Over on the PaperArtsy blog this month the theme is mediums, i, like a lot of people i imagine, have lots of tubs of 'stuff' sitting on my craft desk that i don't really know what to do with! Well Leandra has kindly made a couple of You Tube videos demonstrating different ways to use them so i thought i would give it a go.

I started out by using various gels through a stencil onto waxed paper then spraying with Lindy's stamp gang sprays, these results varied quite a lot depending on the product used but the effect i got with 3D matt gel was my favourite, i used this piece to die cut the dragonfly out of as the colours reminded me of a dragonfly's wings.

I used one of the other sample pieces, which was clear gesso through a stencil and sprayed onto deli paper, as part of my background, tearing pieces off and sticking them down. i then dripped more sprays over the top and added some treasure gold to the raised areas. The sentiment id from hot pick 1507.

Hope you like it

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Shiny Stuff

This started as a very dark blue and green background i had done some time ago, whilst browsing Pintrest i came across a post by Julie Balzer and really liked the finished article, you can see it here.

I covered the pages with a couple of thin coats of gesso, the original colours still showed through a bit but that didn't matter, i stamped with vintage photo and also rubbed the ink over the page. i then created a horizon with gesso which i made sure had lots of texture in it, then came the inky bit, used 2 colours of spray inks, letting them run down the page,

The 'skyline' was created with little black dress paint, and then the raised gessoed areas were highlighted with treasure gold, i added some stamping and a sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the PaperArtsy competition