Sunday, 20 April 2014

Challenge 12 Go Grungy with Pan Pastels Challenge . . .

Happy Easter everyone, wishing you all that is good in the world today.
Time to reveal the new challenge over at
and the theme is
Go Grungy
 I had such a fun time altering a little set of MDF drawers Alex had bought me.
{ he`s a good man }
All I needed was some  . . .
Pretty papers Tim Holtz, MME
Sequins
Maimeri Matt Gel to adhere the papers, sequins down
Words typed, printed out on the computer
{ I missed out the word " away " and didn`t realise until now, lol }
Pan Pastels Black, Burnt Sienna Extra Dark, Titanium White
Metallic Pan Pastels Light Gold, Bronze, Pewter
Versamark ink pad
Tim Holtz Idea Ology Clock Keys 
I don`t have any steps by steps I`m afraid, but it`s so easy to distress and grunge up your papers with Pan Pastels.
I applied a versamark ink pad to all the edges then applied black and metallic pan pastels with a sponge.
Scuff up the papers with some sandpaper and apply more Pan Pastels until your happy.
A few handmade flowers
with words and embellies to finish.

Be sure to pop on by next Sunday to see what is hidden away in the drawers for safekeeping.

I sure hope you will join us for the challenge, remember you have 2 wks to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning some fabulous Stash!

Just click here to be taken over to the challenge blog and see what the rest of the girls have created for you.
Till next time
Big hugs
xoxoxo

Friday, 11 April 2014

Craft Stamper Take it Make it Challenge Inspiration

  Happy Friday everyone, just stopping by with a little inspiration for the
here`s a quick reminder of the theme 
and the
Technique:
 Use a bottle somewhere in your project. This could be an altered bottle, using small bottles/vials as a focal point in your project, or using a stamped image of a bottle!
Make a bottle wrap or a bottle tag (the kind that fits a wine bottle neck) -Use bottle stamps - wine bottles, milk bottles etc - to make a card -Create a 'bottle' on a card from acetate or Clearly for Art film -Personalise a wine bottle by stamping a DIY label -Make a 'message in a bottle'

I wanted to create a project of the page, a quick root around my shed for a chunk of wood.
I used the free stamp from this months 
 as my inspiration,
 along with papers from 
My Minds Eye Lost and Found Halloween collection
Gesso, Distress Stains and Metallic Pan Pastels.
Stamping and fussy cutting to add a little dimension and some
doodle doodle doo`s
to finish.
Well that`s all from me today, but be sure to hop on by the 
for even more inspiration from the team,
you will not be disapointed!
Thank you for looking
Till next time
Big hugs
xoxoxo

Monday, 7 April 2014

She let her inner artist explore...

 Hello sweet friends,
 I took some time out today to get creative just for the joy off it, I loved every sweet second!
Most of you know I have been doing  
Christy Tomlinson 
 and 
Junelle Jacobsen 
workshops . . . 
{ they are both such beautiful and inspirational ladies }
 Taking part in the workshops has given me the courage to stretch myself, taking my doodles to the next step.
I was sitting chilling when the urge to take
Pencil to paper
came over me.
Oh my I even managed features, not perfect but a start.
Some watercolor paints,
 a brush
and
some water 
it was time to bring her to life.
{ sorry about the quality pf pics, I took them with my phone as I was creating }
Some doodle doodle doos
 sparkley gems
 and
 a
 She Art quote from Christys workshop and I was done.

My first She Art girl with a face

 It had almost forgotten how heavenly it feels to just forget everything and create art just for the sake of it
 . . .
my little slice of heaven today and I wanted to share it with you all.

Go grab some supplies and just make art for the pure joy of it . . . go on I dare you!

Thank you so much for stopping by
and
for all your support
Big hugs
xoxoxo

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Challenge 11 Pan Pastel UK . . . Shabby Chic

 Hello sweet friends, I hope you are all having a great weekend so far!
It`s time for a new challenge over at
and
the theme is
You have until 19th April to join in the fun
plus
the winner will receive a super stash of Premium Craft Products including Maimeri Mediums, Pan Pastels, Masks and who knows what else!
. . . . .
Let me introduce you
 to 
 The keeper of our Dreams.
My take on the Shabby Chic Theme,
creating 
my colours
 from 4 Pan Pastels -
and
mixing each one with
before
applying them with my fingers.
A Dina Wakely Stamp, some words typed and printed from my computer, an old key and some loose threads and I was done.

Now it`s over to you, go grab some supplies and join in the fun!
Looking forward to seeing what you create.

Be sure to hop on over to the challenge blog for more inspiration from the design team.

Till next time
Big hugs
xoxox

List of materials and links -

Friday, 4 April 2014

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge . . . Bottles

 Hello sweet friends, it`s the first Friday of the month which means a new challenge over at
Craft Stampers
Take it Make it Challenge
and the theme for
April
is
Bottles

Technique: Use a bottle somewhere in your project. This could be an altered bottle, using small bottles/vials as a focal point in your project, or using a stamped image of a bottle!
Make a bottle wrap or a bottle tag (the kind that fits a wine bottle neck) -Use bottle stamps - wine bottles, milk bottles etc - to make a card -Create a 'bottle' on a card from acetate or Clearly for Art film -Personalise a wine bottle by stamping a DIY label -Make a 'message in a bottle'

  Alex brought home an old clear glass bottle with dimples for me to alter.
  I spent a happy time applying Gesso with my fingers, Pan Pastels, Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a set of 12 Sparkle paints that was gifted to me from a very kind friend.
I used Dina Wakely`s Mixed Media Stamps for this one. 

She was . . .
 All the purple, Greens and Reds are the sparkles and add a luminous quality to the bottle
BUT
boy oh boy
really hard to get a good picture to share, 
I must have taken ohhhhhh 40 ish pics all around my garden on the same morning . . . 
woman posessed comes to mind ,lol!
The two pics above were taken in full light and I think it gives a really ghostly look.
I wanted to show you how different the colors show up depending on the light . . .
this one was taken in the shade, not so much light bouncing around, the golds are muted but I think you can really see more of the colors and textures that I added with my fingers.
 Some string colored with Tim Holtz Distress Stains
and
 Gold wax melted around the top with a few drips and runs and I was done.
My hands I am sure glowed in the dark by this time!

 Well, that`s all from me today but be sure and stop by the
for even more inspiration from the team
you will not be disappointed I promise!
 Till next time
Big Hugs
and 
Thank you for looking.
xoxoxo 
Materials used -
Dina Wakely Mixed Media Stamp Set - All for the Gals
Pan Pastels
Metallic Pan Pastels - Light Gold
Maimeri Gesso
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Sparkles Paint - sorry they don`t have a manufacture name