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Monday, 16 April 2018

Picked for You :D

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Had so much fun making this card that I forgot to take
progress shots lol
So I'll list ingredients instead...
Base card and yellow floral paper by Anna Griffin,
Purple Bunny paper from Belle and Boo pad,
Paper flower from Craftwork Card Flower wreath kit

Friday, 13 April 2018

A Rusty Crusty Creation

I was honoured by 
recently as being "pinworthy",
and invited to join as a GDT for this month's challenge

A walk on a grey day brought me inspiration,
looking at the trees with the light behind them.
 I raided my stash of board hangers...
 and coated one with gesso...
thick enough to scratch marks into.
 When it was nearly dry I pressed a piece of 
kitchen paper on to add more subtle texture...
 before adding a thin black paint layer.
Next I took a tree stencil and taped it in position
to use as a mask.
 I used a piece of natural sponge to add
red, yellow and green acrylic paint.
 After I had built up the layers of paint I washed the mask
while the paint dried.
I replaced the mask and added a layer of heavy gel medium.
 This is how it looked when I removed the mask
to wash again.
 After the gel dried I didn't feel there was enough contrast,
so I replaced the mask again and added a little white.
 Still hadn't achieved the "rusty" I wanted,
so I mixed rust coloured paint with some bead gel...
which gave me this yummy texture.
The tree trunks seemed a little flat now, so I 
used crackle glaze to give the effect of old bark...
 rubbing a white wash into the cracks.
 Very happy with the finished textures and colours.
Both Rusty and Crusty :D
Enjoy XXX

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Monday, 2 April 2018

A dry day in Spring :D

Sorry for the dull photos, but still waiting for the
sun to show here.

This fortnight's challenge from
and our sponsor is the amazing

I wanted to make a floral embossed background 
for this image, but didn't want it to be just one colour.
I chose a striped paper and put that through the folder
and love the extra dimension it creates.
Next I matched up my Promarkers to the colours
in the papers...
and ,as well as the image, I coloured some tiny
to use as flower centres :D
I added glossy accents to the buttons on the
image for even more detail.
Another Niece...another birthday lol

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

March Madness!

In February I won a bloghop prize over at
and obviously chose
 "Where's the madness in that?" I hear you ask...
Well Leigh asked if I would like to make something
 to be featured on her blog with my prize, and of
course I was honoured to....
but I had just started redecorating...which turned into
room swapping...which meant all my craft stuff was piled 
in boxes and out of reach....til this week!!!
 As soon as I could I was crafting lol
I had found this "book box" that was a UFO and
decided it was the perfect place to show off the wonderful 
 Using Promarkers I added soft colors to 
"age" the page...
 torn tissue added colour and texture to the book 
 AND while rearranging I also found a 
WHOLE PACK of Tim Holtz Grunge board
Harlequin Alphabets!!!!
Lost treasure indeed :D
So happy to be playing again that I forgot to take pics.
The letters I gessoed, inked then highlighted with marker...
re-whitened areas with posca paint pen...
 and picked out features on the collage with Heavy Gel Medium
that dried to form a thick, raised glaze.
Hope you are enjoying your crafting.
I was certainly missing mine :D
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