Sunday, 3 September 2017

Hybrid Inks #3 - can you believe it

Totally inspired by all the beautiful creations on the Paperartsy blog - had a go at the technique shown by Clare Messenger ( full details here) using distress oxides ink and pearl glaze as a resist.  I'll definitely be trying this one again.  So I didn't detract from the pretty background I decided to keep all my stamping to black and made this pretty little card.




The word "believe" came with the fairy Stamp - thought it was very apt as I can't "beieve" I've manage to make three entries to the current topic of Hybrid Inks ! thank you Paperartsy and all the designers for the fab inspiration blog can be found here






Thank you for looking xx

Friday, 1 September 2017

Hybrid Inks #2

I now know why everyone loves distress oxides - they're so addictive 😊

So here's my second entry to the latest Paperartsy Challenge  - see  here for some fantastic ideas and inspiration







To be honest I didn't really have a plan on where this would end up but the final background vaguely remind me of a gorgeous sky.  It's doesn't really show in the picture but there's a touch of treasure gold round the edge and distress glitter on the "path".

I then mounted the main panel and popped it in my journal on a fresco paint background - love how these complement the oxides







a bonus how the shadows of the metallic thread  show up on the right hand side.








Glorious sun this morning - took these photos on the new patio area our son has just built for us - pretty good for a first attempt,don't you think ?




Thank you looking - hope you all have an enjoyable weekend xx

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Hybrid Inks

Thanks to the recent Paperartsy challenge I've finally opened the distress oxide inks sitting on my desk  - see topic 12 details and masses of inspiration  here





Here's a couple of tags I've made















Thank you for looking xx


Sunday, 20 August 2017

Paperartsy topic #11 Books

I had so many ideas for this topic but too little time. I finally managed to make a tiny concertina book from a sheet of 12 x 12 patterned paper.

there's been some wonderful examples and ideas on the Paperarsty blog during the last 2 weeks - challenge details are here

I brayered a light covering over the paper - added some background stamping - next I went through my old under used stamps and just had fun - a few die cuts and pearl drops and heres the finished results.

I didn't properly bind it so I could still see both sides 













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Thank you looking xx

Saturday, 22 July 2017

PA topic #9 Aqua

what a brilliant topic on the Paperartsy blog see here for details and inspiration  - as blue's my favourite colour how could I miss it. Can't believe how long it's been since I had my fresco paints out - been MIA for a while........to be explained later in this post.

As a lover of blue I was amazed that I only have 2 paints I'd call aqua Captain Peacock which I used for the background and South Pacific for the stencilling.

I've made myself a promise to cut down on new supplies and use some things that have never been out of the packet - we'll see how long that lasts !! I think I won these fish minis on the PA blog a few years ago.....








The blue obviously conjures up "sea" and was the perfect background for these two skeleton fish stamps. Everything was looking at bit flat - a quick rummage through my bits and bobs and found an organza bag, this was cut into strips and adhered around the page.  I then cut an few weed shapes from some scrap and added a touch of stunning calypso WOW embossing powder.





I've started a few entries this year and either never finished them or not had time to blog them. Spare time has been taken up with my daughter Lauren and new son in law Ben's wedding prep.  This was back on 10th June  - here's the newly married couple




 

Myself and husband Tony




The reception was in a marquee we decorated- loads of bunting, vintage china and beautiful flowers arranged by the grooms mum.




Invites




And my card to them





And two days before this was our son Jacks 18th 😊 - this was taken at a family meal on the 3rd.



Thank you looking and will hopefully be taking part more often now.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Paperartsy challenge #5 Blue & Ochre

Well how could I resist a challenge involving blue........my 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.  

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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