Thursday, 28 April 2016

Art Journaling with DecoArt Media . . .

It`s been a while but I`m excited to be able to share with you all a quick look into how my girls come alive in an old second hand book.
Please join me over on the
for a quick step by step
You Tube video that I`ve popped together.

Thank you so much for looking.
Big hugs

Thursday, 18 February 2016

DecoArt " Oh Sweet Love of Mine " . . .

So excited to be able to share a quick look at the project I have up today over on the
what a fun time I had doodling and painting on a chunk of wood.
My girl was inspired by the love of those who are close to me, quiet reflection and flowers in abundance.
 Would you like to know how she came to be and the products I used?

Then please hop on over to the
to see my quick step by step tutorial.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look.

Till next time
Happy crafting
Big hugs

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Art Workshop ~ Lets go on an Adventure . . .

Sitting here looking back at all the photographs taken on the day of the Art workshop I taught on the 24th January, feeling overwhelmed with happiness seeing all the happy faces with completed artwork at the end!
It was a pleasure to be back at the new venue for Art Workshops
with the view as stunning as ever, a large airy room with a totally relaxed atmosphere
run by 
the ever gorgeous 
along with Debbie and Leroy.
Thank you so much for having me back guys and for looking after me so well!
 No class would be complete without a group of gorgeous ladies waiting to doodle doodle doo and have happy painty hands, putting up with my twang, huge hugs and giggles galore ...
... thank you for making it a day to remember, love you all!
The start of our adventure in a caravan ... childhood memories came alive . . . stories to be told 
{ see that gorgeous hot air balloon card .. we all got one .. something to cherish! }
Base coat of paint followed by yummy Crackle Paint ...
. . . all artists at work . . . 
Picasso eat your heart out . . .
. . . sharing . . .
. . . busy . . .
. . . my doodle doo`s mounted on card for inspiration at each table . 
 Once the crackle paint was applied to the boards it was time to leave them alone and let it work it`s magic!
 Which meant it was time to grab some watercolour paper, a pencil, white pen, DecoArt Fluid Acrylics and get our doodle doo on . . .
creating minature works of art that could be taken away and popped into frames.
Here`s a peek at some of the gorgeous ladies doodled . . .
A collection of whimsical goodness . . . 
I was over the moon to see some of them in frames 
. . .
oh my . . .
happy . . . happy lol ... I was clapping my hands with glee!
Time to get back to our caravans after lunch . . . 
heat tools at the ready . . .
{ oh, do you see the pictures in the background . . . they belong to the lovely Debbie after our last workshop }
 Backgrounds . . .
Happy painty hands and puffy clouds . . .
 . . . time to add more detail . . .
washing lines . . .
dogs, Suitcases, birdies . . .
. . . adding text, telling a story, memory along the way!
By the end of the day our smiles told a story all by themselves, so very proud of each and everyone.
Thank you, thank you for such an amazing day with you all!

Till next time

Workshop ~ 
Lets go on an Adventure . . .
bringing back childhood memories in a caravan.
Creating on mdf board with products from 
Andy Skinners
DecoArt Media Line

Friday, 15 January 2016

DecoArt Mixed Media Winter Challenge . . .

Excited to be sharing my first post of the new year with my DT Winter Wonderland project for the
 This challenge will be a winter theme full of blue and purple hues and maybe even some snow! 
The DecoArt Mixed Media Design Team have been busy creating some great inspiration pieces that have been featuring daily since December 28th over on the
 The challenge will be open for entries on December 28th and close on January 29th.
My project started with one of the
 Prima Mechanical Pendant caps 
air dry clay.
Just roll some into a ball and press it into the cap with your fingers.
Roll out a little more and create your house shape, adding a chimney and hearts along the way.
Rough up the back of the shapes with something sharp, add a touch of water and fix in place.
Leave to dry overnight or if your impatient like me, pop it on a tile over a radiator for a about an hour.
Once it`s turned white your good to go with the paints of your choice.
 Once the paint was dry I knew it needed some texture so....
 out came the 
Media Matte Medium
a spoonfull of Finnabair micro beads 
to mix together.
 I applied it to either side of the house, at this stage it looks really white but don`t worry as you can see this dries really clear!
Some waxed thread and a few silver stars to complete my 
" Little hoose on a frosty night in Scotland."
So now it`s over to you, let your imagination go wild!
 I can`t wait to see what you create for our
 remember to pop on over to the
for all the details!!!

Thank you so much for looking
Have fun

Supplies List ~
Prussian blue Hue, Titanium White, Quinacridone Violet
Prima Mechanicals - Pendant caps
Prima Micro Beads - Splash
Wax Thread
Silver Stars

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

DecoArt ~ Salt Dough Choir Angels . . .

Christmas is almost here, the angels are singing . . .
it`s amazing what you can create with
a little time in the oven . . .
. . . along with
DecoArt Mixed Media Fluid Acrylics
a little glitter 
words from an old book.
Meet " Merry " she`s always happy and so full of laughter . . .
 . . . " Kindness " doesn`t have a bad word to say about anyone, she`s always helping out were she can.
Were would we be without a little " Love ", unconditional and true!
As ornaments for your tree or as little gifts for someone special at next to nothing to create . . . all you need is a little imagination. 

Happy crafting