28 Aug 2016

Back from a few days away

i spent a couple of days in Brighton, and went on the new http://britishairwaysi360.comBritish Airways i360. It slowly ascends 450 feet in the air. At night with the lights on it looked like a UFO!

Enjoyed a lovely sunset.

I found this lovely doll necklace in one of the eclectic shops in Brightons Lanes.I couldn't resist, isn't she gorgeous!

Kay is on Hochanda this afternoon with Indigoblu's new Stamps, it is set to be a great show with lots of inspiration.

 

18 Aug 2016

Beautiful Hare

I love this Hare stamp! I used a mask for the moon and watercoloured the background and the hare.I used Indigoblu's Luscious Pigment Powder in Raspberry for the flowers.

Thank you so much for visiting, and I hope you will visit again soon : )

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Craft Stamper Stencil or Mask

Simon Says Summer Fun

Artistic Stamper Anything Goes

 

Unicorn Party Theme

Hello and welcome to my Unicorn Party!

We all know that Unicorns are real, so of course they deserve to attend all of the special parties. With this in mind I decided to make a Unicorn Party Set. Consisting of Bunting, A Bag of Unicorn Magic, and the all important Invitation Card. It is a simple design and really easy to make.

Unicorn Bunting

You can add a name age or any greeting you like to the bunting. When you have decided what size and how many flags you will need, draw a triangle and cut around it. This flag can then be used as a template to trace around for further flags. You will need to punch a hole in the top corners of each flag.



I stamped the Unicorn on the first and last flag.I started by creating a mask for Jewel I stamped him on masking paper, or you could use a large post-it note instead. I carefully cut around him. I then stamped Jewel onto one of the flags, I only stamped his top half, then I laid the mask over the stamped image, it's a good idea to take your time doing this, and match it up as best as you can.

When Jewel was nicely masked I started creating a rainbow. I swept stonewashed ink diagonally on the left top corner of the flag. I used a brush, but you could use a make up sponge, or an ink blender tool. I followed it by Sunshine Yellow which I slightly overlapped with the blue to create a little green, then a sweep of Raspberry, and lastly a sweep of Purple Twilight. I followed this same sequence on the remainder of the flags.

After removing the mask I added a little colour to Jewel, of course he needed some Unicorn sparkles, so I put some slap it on on his mane and sprinkled generously with Unicorn Sparkles.

I used the wonderful stars stencil on the top part of the flags and secured it with low tac tape to stop it from moving around. I used a spatula to sweep some slap it on into the stencil. I carefully removed the stencil and sprinkled over the Unicorn Sparkles. Remember to Wash the stencil afterwards, before the glue sets.

I die cut Jewels name, but you could use stamps, or stickers to create the name of your choice. I wanted the banner to be colourful and cheerful so I painted the letters in Ruby Slippers Metallic Paint, and used 3D sticky pads to stick each one of them to a flag.

I finished by threading the flags onto some lovely red cord, and hung it up.

Unicorn Magic

I used M&Ms as my "magic mix" but any colourful sweets would be good. I placed them in cellophane and gathered it up around the sweets, and secured it with an elastic band. I used stickles glitter to add little dots of glitter to the cellophane. I finished by adding several colours of organza ribbons around the package and tied on the tag.

I wrote a little Unicorn Magic poem and printed it out. I used a die cut tag around the poem, but you could draw a tag, or find a template online. I stamped Jewel on the back of the tag with a rainbow and sparkly stars the same as I did for the bunting. I then edged the front of the tag with red ink

Unicorn Invitation Card

Follow the same steps for the flag bunting to create the rainbow, and the Unicorn and stars for the front of the card.

I typed up the invitation and adhered it to the inside of the card.

A few stars on the envelope, let the lucky recipient know that there was something very exciting inside!

Thank you so much for looking, and happy Unicorn Parties!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Craft Barn Blues

 

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10 Aug 2016

Hobbycraft Half Price Art Sale

 

Hobbycraft have a half price sale on art supplies at the moment. I picked up a mixed media pad, a watercolour pad, and a big tub of gesso, all half price! So if you are near a Hobbycraft it's worth stopping in and stocking up!

 

5 Aug 2016

Magical Unicorn Gift Box

Today I have created my first project for IndigoBlu, you can read all the details about how I made it on their blog Oh and you definitely, definitely need Unicorn Sparkles they are just amazing!

Don't forget that this months challenge theme at IndigoBlu is Summer Florals, and you could win some wonderful stamps!

Thank you so very much for visiting.

I would like to enter My Magical Unicorn Gift Box into the following challenges

Craft Stamper Stencils and Masks I hope this meets the rules as I used a stars stencil to create the stars which I then cut out individually.

Artistic Stamper Anything Goes

Creative Artistes Anything Goes

 

3 Aug 2016

An Apple Or Two A Day For Bernie

Do you have a folder of backgrounds which you have created but haven't used? I know I do so I pulled a colourful one of them out to use as my base for this picture.

I firmly taped my elephant stencil down with some masking tape. I swept some texture paste over the stencil with a palette knife, I wanted to give the elephant a cracked rough elephant type skin so I used a sponge (an inexpensive make up sponge) and pressed it into the paste and then quickly lifted it up. I have never used crackle paint, but you could probably create the same appearance with that.

When the paste was completely dry. I put the stencil back over the paste and carefully stuck it down. I used Rangers Cool Graphite dye ink to colour the elephant. I really should give him a name.... I think I will call him Bernie. I dabbed a sponge into the ink and dabbed it all over until Bernie was a glorious grey colour.

Now Bernie is often hungry so I quickly painted him a few apples, and coated them in glossy accents. When nice and dry I cut them all out.

I stamped a bird on a little piece of card and cut it out and sat him on Bernie's back. I added few green stamped branches and leaves, and glued the apples amongst them.Now Bernie is ready to have a feast!

 

Please join in the fun and add your project to this months Mixed Media Mojo

Challenge Harvest with a Twist of Fruit.

 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Artistic Stamper Anything Goes

Stamps and Stencils Take Flight, the bird is getting ready to fly!