Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts

16 Jun 2018

Hang In There Art Journal Cover


Hello how are you today, well I hope. I have nearly completed my latest art journal, this is my first one made by Jane Davenport. I love all  of her products, although I don’t have many. I didn’t cover my book before I started and of course I soon realised it was getting  very inky, painty spalshy!

Here is the messy cover!

I don’t have much space to keep my journals, and I knew it would need to be squashed in somewhere so the cover had to be one flat layer only. I began by applying two coats of gesso.  I used a Daler Rowney gesso as it was on offer in Hobbycraft, and it works very well even though it is a bit thinner than some of them.  I dabbed on some blue and pink acrylic paints with a sponge.I love the girl on a swing stencil by Clarity Stamps, which I used  with some black paint. I heat embossed all of the flowers which are by Lavinia Stamps. The art in my journal represents my struggles so I thought the “Hang In There” sentiment from a Phyliss Harris Stamp kit was very fitting! 

Thank you for stopping by, and hang in there friends!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.



5 Feb 2018

Love Letters





I must apologize for not posting very much so far this year, but I have been in hospital. I am feeling much better now and I am happily back to crafting and getting all inky : )

Well February has snuck up on us, and that of course means all things love for Valentines. For my first Indigoblu project this month I decided to decorate these wooden letters, unfortunately I didn’t have a matching ”O” but I found a slightly larger papier mache one. I hope it works.... a few more details as are on the Indigoblu blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you are well and having lots of fun crafting. I have lots to catch up on. When I was resting I enjoyed watching all of the Creativation videos, it looks like there is lots of lovely new goodies coming out soon.I have never tried distress oxides, I really must, the new Tim Holtz resist spray looked interesting too. Did you spot anything, you are hoping to try? 

I think I am getting the hang of the followers button thingy now, and I am happily following lots of blogs. Thank you and a very warm welcome if you have become a follower, I hope that you will enjoy your visits. Please leave me a comment as I would love to visit your blog too xx


There is still time to win some fabulous Indigoblu stamps, click here for more information.

I would like to enter my Love Letters into the following challenges.
A Vintage Journey Melt it - Lots and lots of embossing powder on the letters!
Penny Black Love, Hearts, Flowers
Stamping Sensations Anything With Flowers

18 Jan 2018

Floral Notebook


Hello, and if this is your first time here a very warm welcome to you! I hope you will enjoy your visit, please leave me a comment as I would love to visit your blog too. I hope you have escaped all of the nasty winter bugs going around, I am so looking forward to the spring! 
Today I would like to share my Floral Notebook with you, which I created for Indigoblu. Indigoblu make amazing, unique and very high quality rubber stamps which are all manufactured right here in the UK. Their new floral stamps are just gorgeous and are a joy to colour !

This is how I created my notebook. 




I removed some pages from an old book, this one happened to be “Wind In The Willows” I tore the pages into large strips, and adhered them  to both sides of the  notebook covers using Super Thick Slap It On.



Using a Versamarker ink pad I stamped the flowers and heat embossed them with brown embossing powder.
After colouring the flowers with Indigoblu paints I fussy cut them.I added some Mulberry Bush (this is my new favourite colour) paint to the edges of the notebook.I used sticky foam pads to adhere the flowers to the cover.I also added some pressed flowers to the cover.


I tied ribbons and twine to the book rings, and then stamped the anemones on the bottom of each of the inside pages.


Please visit the Indigoblu blog to see Mike Deakin’s Project this month too

Thank you for visiting.I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Country View Challenges Anything Goes 



If you would like a chance to win these fabulous 4 Indigoblu stamps just click here to find out more

5 May 2017

Walk Gently



 


I love the new Victorian Garden Stamp set by Indigoblu. It has gorgeous flowers, beautiful butterflies, two sentiments, and a bumble bee! It has quickly become a favourite of mine !

I enjoyed making this twiggy frame to display these gorgeous stamps. All the details of how I created this are on the Indigoblu blog


Thank you so much for visiting me today.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges


1 May 2016

Magic is Something You Make

 

For the canvas I used a chipboard backing from a paper pad and coated it with gesso.

I glued layers of tissue paper on the top part of the canvas. When dry I used watercolours on top of the tissue and then stamped the sentiment. The remaining canvas was coloured with dye inks and splattered with watercolours.

I made the flowers with strips of fabric which I rolled around and around into a circle. Some twisted green net became its leaves.

I finished by adding a little sparkle and some cross stitches in a silver thread.

Thank you for visiting.

Please take a look at all the fabulous projects from the Mixed Media Design Team we have a fabulous guest Designer this month Ingrid. I hope you will join in with the challenge this month, have fun!

 


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