Wednesday, 6 April 2011

WOYWW-A Few Sweetpeas

Afternoon lovely Bloggers and happy WOYWW. I hope the weather has been as gorgeous in your little part of the World as it's been here in Yorkshire today. Warm sunshine, perfect.


We have made the most of it and spent the morning at Harewood House where little people can run off lots of energy and then in the garden this afternoon, so my desk is just as I left it after I had cleared up last night. I had a very satisfying few hours with Sheena's Paint Fusion Sweetpeas. You can see the scrap paper with all the practising on, so it wasn't instant, but I got there in the end and for once I'm very happy with the results.


I've made this little hanger for my kitchen. It still needs putting together but the messy paint bit is finished.


And just to send you a little cheer if the weather hasn't been as good as ours or if you just need a smile sending your way, here's one of my beautiful Tulips in the garden being visited by a little buggy friend.

If you want to share your crafty space or just want to be nosey, then pop over to see our esteemed leader, Julia at Stamping Ground and prepare to be wowed by what you find.

Thanks for stopping by.

26 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Lisa, glad to hear you've had a lovely day:0) Your painting's going really well I love what you've made:0) xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, the sweet peas are gorgeous. You're really mastering the PF technique - I need to practice more :( Thanks for the glimpse of your tulip and the ladybug - just the thing to cheer us up here because it's been pouring with rain most of the day. Isn't it just like the thing though - the sun has come out now :) Hope you have a good week. Elizabeth x #108

Angi~Mistress of Mayhem said...

Lisa,
Lovely sweet peas! I am so ready for the weather to warm up around here...thanks for the bit of sunshine...your flowers are so pretty!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous work Lisa, so pretty! TFS, Jo x

Sarah xx said...

Hi Lisa, glad you have the sun out too - its been lovely here today - just wish I wasn't at work!! :(
xxx

Jill said...

Oh flippin heck Lisa! Everytime I think I have mastered something you come up with something that is awesome!! Have been out walking all day on Dartmoor, beautiful day and absolutely shattered! Jill x

Lisa Jane said...

wow those pansies look fab and cant wait to see the hanger finished
Lisa x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Lisa what a great job you've done with the Sweet Peas and I love the heart wall-hanging -Sheena is very lucky to have you on her team. The Tulip with the tiny lady-bug is beautiful - thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Sally H said...

Wow, Lisa! I love the sweet peas! You seem to be getting your crackle much finer than I'm doing. I'm wondering if I am not thinning my glue enough. your tulips are looking beautiful. Ours are out now too.

HarmonySweetpea said...

Love your kitchen sign. Looks great with the crackle paint. What a pretty tulip too. I think its going to storm here. xo

fairy thoughts said...

what a lovely paint job you have done. i'm looking forward to spring and lov your tulips. it was a lovely sunny day in winchester, but i didn't see any of it as i was at work with no windows
janet

okienurse said...

glad you are getting some sun today. It was out right hot here today with a blistering 86 degrees. I love the sweet pea hanger you are making very nice! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #88

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

An awesome tulip there Lisa and the No place like home is equally beautiful would love to pop uo Yorkshire and have a cuppa my Yorkshire grandma would approve ... she was born in 1900 and that would make her 111 if she was alive. Scary thought...thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x #25

SueH said...

Oh wow Lisa,!
Did you really paint those Sweet Peas yourself?
They are amazing and the colours are absolutely beautiful.

I grow Sweet Peas in my garden every year because they were my mum’s favourite flowers, so they have a very special place in my heart.

Loving the wall hanging too, it’s going to look fab on your kitchen wall.

Have a great crafting week!
Sue
X

Claire Phillips said...

Hi Lisa - your Sweet peas are fabulous - I'd say you have captured them perfectly! You are so right about Mothers day - what our children create are perfect...Our weater today is fab - hope its going to stay good ad off on holiday tomorrow(near the lakes) The boys were supposed to be spending the day on a rangers experience yesterday - building fires, hideouts,camoflage, orienteering, natural history and enviro sculpture....it was rained off - they were so disappointed! Ah well...we do live in Scotland! Cheers Claire x

Sam said...

Oh I say! I love your paintings of sweet peas! Looking forward to seeing it finished!
xx

Lesley said...

WOW!!! Those sweetpeas are GORGEOUS! Love the hanging!
We've had the most gorgeous week weatherwise and I had to water the pots the last couple of days it's been so hot.
Ahhh Spring!!!!!
x

Emma said...

Oh Lisa, this is absolutely stunning...I bought the paint fusion kit but still haven't had the time to have a play but your little work of art has definitely inspired me!
Hope you and hubby are ok... :)
Love Emma xx

Lin said...

I should say you have 'got there in the end' these are lovely! Some of the best ruffly bits I have seen, so well done you....

Your hanger is gonna look gorgeous when it's finished and hanging up.

Lin xx

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

That sign is so beautiful. Did you use crackle accents on it to give it that vintage theme? I would love to be able to paint like that. I love it and it will look great hanging up.
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca (48) x

Beryl said...

Oh wow - It looks like you've really got a talent for this paint technique. I am so envious. Your sweet peas are fabulous.
Beryl xx

MaggieC said...

Those sweet peas are so pretty, and really do justice to Sheena's techniques. I keep meaning to have a go, but so far time has been running away with me. Thanks for your visit and your kind comments, especially about the baby powder. I agree, it does smell nice, and if it is good enough for Barbara Grey, it is definitely good enough for me.

Spyder said...

Happy WOYWW, I'm sooo late!, Fabulous things going on here, I've moved into my new craft room, well, it's a bit bigger, but still messy! Have a great week
((Lyn))

voodoo vixen said...

Love the hanging for your kitchen, its a beauty and the tulip in your garden with the ladybug is just what I needed - spring looks like it might actually be arriving as most of the snow in the garden is melting - but we are no where near the tulips stage yet!! Annette

Neet said...

Thanks for sharing your desk with us Lisa - love those hearts. I bet that they are worth all the messy painting when you see them displayed.
Lovely weekend, we have been so lucky - hope that does not mean we are not getting a summer again though.

craftimamma said...

Wow Lisa, you're really getting the hang of that painting technique aren't you. Gorgeous hanging piece of art that it going to look beautiful on some lucky person's wall.

Hugs
Lesley Xx