Friday, 7 April 2017

Paperartsy challenge #5 Blue & Ochre

Well how could I resist a challenge involving entry is inspired by the gorgeous blue sky today and the pretty yellow flowers around at the moment. There's loads of wonderful projects and inspiration on the Paperartsy blog see here

I've created a small hanging piece involving crackle glaze, texture paste, gilding wax, stencilling and a stack of embellishments.  



Thank you for looking and enjoy the sun this weekend x

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Topic #3 Infusions

What great pots of colour - I need to buy a couple more. Love using them but don't get many chances to be messy. I hadn't realised how many ways they could be used until I read the recent posts on the Paperartsy blog - the challenge info is here

I've gone for a journal page using infusions with matt glaze for the background. I then stamped and embossed three flowers, sprinkled infusions in the centres and spritzed with water. For the top flower I repeated this on a piece of spare card and cut it out to add dimension. 

The smaller flowers needed more impact so a diluted a sprinkled of powder with water and painted in the centres. I had loads and loads left so mopped this up with card and cut out the flowers when it was dry.



Thank you for looking xx

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Paperartsy challenge - masks

Unfortunately I've been a short of time over the last couple weeks so haven't had time for anything more elaborate. There are some wonderful entries over on the Paperartsy blog they can be seen here

I've used the simplest of masks to protect the central panel of this card. I then used a variety of little stamps to randomly cover the top and bottom. A little sentiment finishes it off.


Thank you for looking xx

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Paperartsy Pink and Orange #3

Ok so I admit that I'm a pink and orange convert. Here's my third entry for the current challenge over at Paperartsy. see details here




Thank you for looking  x

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Paperartsy Pink and Orange Challenge ~#2

Ok I maybe coming round to the colour combo.  Gone for a simple journal page today.

I started with a pretty infusions background

Next I swirled some tango and bougainvillea fresco onto a piece of scrap paper - onto this I stamped flowers from JOFY 32 and also stamped the main image onto the infusions page.




 I then cut out the flowers and glued them onto and around the main image. A few liquid pearls dots and a black squiggly border added the finishing touches.

Thank you for looking xx

Paperartsy Pink and Orange Challenge

Quite a bit out of my comfort zone with this combination of colours . But here goes - nice to have time to play after Christmas cards, birthday cards and Save the date cards.

I started with a small tag onto which I'd stuck scraps of book pages. Next I scraped orchid and butternut fresco paint with an old credit card.  I then stencilled cosmic shimmer texture paste - which when heated bubbles and creates a fantastic texture. I also stencilled in some trees in a darker pink and stamped grasses along the bottom.  All that was then needed was a couple of cute owls to live in my rather bizarre coloured forest.




Thank you for looking xx