Saturday, 27 April 2013

Just Saying Hello

Morning folks.

Just a flying visit to say Hi and sorry for not being around much lately. My Mum is in hospital after a knee replacement op and things are not going quite as smoothly as we'd hoped so I haven't had a lot of free time to do any blogging after hospital visiting and looking after things here at home.

If you managed to catch Sheena's last shows on C&C when she was revisiting the Divine Inspiration stamps then you'll have seen the card in my last post in the flesh. I was delighted that Sheena thought it worthy of being demoed, what an honour.

I also had a play with the beautiful, huge, tree stamp and haven't shared the results with you yet, so here they are. Very simple, but then the stamp speaks for itself.

This one was just white embossed on pink vellum.

And I created a washy background with distress inks and just stamped this one with Peeled Paint.

Thanks for stopping by and I shall have a catch up with all my blog visiting just as soon as I can.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

A Little Bit Of Sheena

Hello folks. Isn't this sunshine lovely? We could just do with the wind dropping a bit here in Yorkshire. It blew my sheets off the line today. I had to go and unravel them from the roses bushes.

For those of you Sheena fans, she is back on the tele this Thursday. At the minute the times on C&C are 10am and 3pm. The stamps featured will be the beautiful Divine Inspiration set from a few weeks ago and I've really enjoyed playing with this lovely stamp again what I still think of as Fountains Abbey.

I was inspired by some artwork I saw recently on a lovely blog from Ria Gall where she had created a collage with the arches. I decided to take this one step further and stamp the image several times over a distressed background. I then bleached out the detail and over stamped with crackle and splodges before adding the words in gold embossing. The fence has been stamped with white acrylic paint. I love the effect it gives.

This is the first time I've played with my new Summer Distress inks and I'm loving the bright colours although I had to tone them down a bit as I went overboard with them as usual.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Friday, 12 April 2013

Some Mushroom Shoes

Afternoon folks. Sorry I've been such a poor blogger this week. We are still on Easter Break and there's been plenty going on to fill our time but I thought I'd pop by to share a couple of cards I managed to make with my lovely new Katy Sue Design Shoe stamps.

I fell in love with these mushroom shoes the first time I saw them. I don't think they'd be too practical to wear though do you?

Both cards have just been coloured with Promarkers but I want to try watercolouring them with Distress inks now.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend. I think it's meant to be getting warmer. Fingers crossed that Spring might finally be near.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Sheena on the Tele

Afternoon folks.

I hope you enjoyed the little taste of Spring we were treated to over the weekend. Hasn't it been lovely?

I just popped by to let you know that Sheena is on Create and Craft tomorrow with the rescheduled shows from the other weekend when her car broke down and she didn't make it. The shows are 8am and 11am and it is Stamping Sheena Style so there's bound to be plenty of paints and ink in the mix.

I was really surprised and honoured to spot on the Easter Saturday shows a card I'd made for the Floral shows some weeks ago that Sheena had taken apart and put in a frame. This was the original.

I painted the Magnolia fusion style and then embossed it with the gold powder to put the details back on. The background was all sorts of Distress and Adirondack inks mixed.

Well, short and sweet from me today so thanks for stopping by and I hope your Monday has got the week off to a good start.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

WOYWW 200!!

Morning lovely Crafters and dear WOYWW friends. I hope I find you well this lovely sunny morning and full of chocolate after the Easter Holidays.

It feels like a momentous week at WOYWW with the 200th edition. If you want to join in and enjoy hopping around lots of inspirational desks, then pop over to see our lovely Desk Headmistress, Julia, HERE.

My desk this week.

I am still crafting on the dining table as I like to be amongst everything while everyone is on holiday and I'm still playing with the Pebeo paints and paint fusion stamps. I blame my good friend Hettie for all this painty activity. She has just got these paints and stamps and we have been chatting about them and it made me want to play again and now I can't stop. I'm making some hangers instead of cards for some special birthdays coming up.

The best thing about my desk this week is the mug of tea!!!!!! Thanks for all your kind wishes last week. I am feeling much better now.

You might also be able to spot the corner of the canvas I was working on last week. I've fiddled for days but am now happy that it's finished. What do you think?

I painted the background with acrylic paint and sponged some blue and white paint in the corners. Added some texture paste through a stencil on the other corners, sprayed with mica powders and stamped with distress inks before painting the lilacs and adding the words.

It's hard to know when to stop but I found propping it up on the light and living with it for a while was the best way.

Right, I have some washing to peg out, what a great sentence that is at last, so I'll be back later to see what you've all be up too.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Wednesday.