Saturday, 27 July 2013

Inspired again

My second post this week, there was so much inspiration from Darcy on the Paperartsy Blog that I had to have another go.   I really liked the idea of making your own wrapping paper, but did not have any at the time, so used a piece of manilla card stock to create a background for a card.

I used Fresco paints, Mermaid, Pansy, Tinned Teas, Blood Orange and a mix. Iused JOFY stamps for the background and for the coloured panel.  Similar paints with added a bit of Haystack and Eggplant and mixed to my own colour palette.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Inspired by Darcy

Thanks Darcy for the amazing ideas on the Paperartsy Blog this week, so many to choose.   I decided to go for the stones as I have several suitable stones in the garden.

 But instead of making them into animals, I stamped with JOFY stamps. I did Gesso mine first as I dont have much snowflake left. Then I added a coat of Nougat, stamped and coloured with the colours in the picture. Here area few pics, I think I will put them in the garden, but am wondering if I need to protect with a glaze will probably give them a coat of satin glaze.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

A lovely way to spend Sunday

I spend the day on Sunday at Crafting Time near Shepreth, Cambs in the company of 12 other ladies and our fab tutor Jo Firth-Young.  We made the picture below. All had a great time.

Today I have made something similar, just a bit smaller on a piece of mountboard, this is for a swap that I am way late with, but as I knew I was doing this course I wanted to wait, as I love Jo's stamps.  So Susan if you see this before I get to the post, it is on its way!!!

I have added a little butterfly which I found on  my desk after I had done the photos, so it will be a bit different.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Acetate Card

This week I have done another design for the Paperartsy Blog. (Its cloudy and much cooler here today so can venture into craft room in comfort).  I have not done an acetate card for a while and enjoyed this one.  Thanks Carol for the inspiration.  I used Fresco paints and Jo Firth Young stamps for this one JOFY sets 9 and 11. Butterflies are done with alcohol inks.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Inspired by Carol

Over at Paperartsy this week Carol gave instructions for making the little bracelet below.  I have tried part of this before, but did not paint the shrink plastic pieces or triple embossed them. This makes a lovely little bracelet. i used Mermaid paint and stamped withLPCO25.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Inspired by Sue Carrington

It has taken me a little while to get back into crafting for myself, preping for workshops etc took most of this week. So I decide I would have a go at a canvass inspired by Sue over on the Paperartsy Blog.

I took a 6 x 4 canvass and covered with Distressed Stains, I used pineneedles, wild honey and faded jeans, sprayed with water, added more stains and spray again until I got the desired effect. Then used Butternut Fresco Paint through a stencil and used the same stencil to ink through using Archival Russet. Then coloured three pieces of mountboard with Stains, stamped using Paperartsy Minis 67, 68 and 71. Then a bit of Treasure Gold Renaissance on the little frames and the canvass. Finished off with a few beads and wire circles, these are made with wire, paper and gloss accents.  This technique is in the Craft Stamper Magazine. Thanks for looking.