Showing posts with label watercolours. Show all posts
Showing posts with label watercolours. Show all posts

19 May 2017

Tammy

 

My beloved Golden Retievers name was Tammy, her kennel club name was Tamara Anwen.Tammy was born in Wales and Anwen means very beautiful, which she was. Of course Tammy is also a song famously sung by Debbie Reynolds in the Tammy films.

I printed the music onto some canvas paper and heat embossed some heart balloons and the word Love, in a marbling pink embossing powder. Tammy used to love ballooons and she could hold them in her mouth without bursting them! I edged the paper with pink and brown inks.

 

Both the Dog and Angel are wooden stamps and must be well over 10 years old! I stamped the wings on vellum and embossed them with white embossing powder, and fussy cut both the wings and doggie.I watercoloured the doggie.

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I sat Tammy on some white net and added lots of beads and sequins onto the netting and background. 
I adhered a strip of fabric lace at the bottom and rolled up some of the lace to form a flower, and popped a little pink button in the middle.

Thank you so much for visiting.

I would love to enter this into the following challenges.

Frilly and Funkie The Sound of Music 


Words to Craft By Party Time balloons always mean party time !

16 Feb 2017

Mardi Gras

 

There is a wonderful Blog Challenge called Words to Craft By  Each month they give you a poem to create with. This month the verse is 

"It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen Edinburgh; 

and I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States 
until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans." ─ Mark Twain

I have a friend who plays Dixieland Jazz, and he has visited New Orleans many times. I have the trumpet player stamp just to create cards for him! I added lots of streamers, stars and glitter in the traditional Mardi Gras colours. Unfortunately the photo makes it look paler and less vibrant than it is in real life.

I created this card especially for the Words To Craft By Challenge. Why not stop by and join in the challenge too!


Thank you so much for visiting me today.

16 Jan 2017

Alice is in Winterland

Alice has fallen down the Rabbit Hole and has magically found herself in Winterland!

I created the background with watercolours and I used Indigoblu stamps for Alice and the tree.

I squeezed some glossy accents onto the top of the picture and let it drip down to look like icicles and then shook a generous amount of fine white glitter over the top.

I used glass beads at the bottom of the picture for Alice to stand on, I hope she does not get too cold!

Thank you so much for visiting myself and Alice today we are all mad here ; )

Lost Coast Stamps are holding a wonderful Alice in Winterland challenge, and their Design Team have created some lovely pieces! I would love to enter this into their challenge.

I would also like to enter it into the following challenges.

Happy Little Stampers Watercolours

Fashionable Stamping Challenge Winter or Spring I will let you guess which one I have done : ) Flonzcrafts make some lovely very unique stamps, and I was lucky to be their random winner last month.I am so looking forward to working with their wonderful stamps. I choose a variety of stamps from a Victorian child to a 1950's model - can't wait for them to arrive and share what I make!

 

29 Dec 2016

What a Surprise!

I discovered today that my little Christmas box (3 inch square) won the Readers Challenge in Papercraft Inspirations! I gave this box to my Mother for Christmas and filled it with lip balms and little chocs.

I made the box some time ago with some beautiful Forest Magic stamps which came with the magazine. I wrote a few words about it here.

My talented friend Sandra's gorgeous card was published too!

Thank you so much for visiting. May you have many happy days in 2017!

16 Dec 2016

December Daily Journal

 

 

How are all your Christmas preparations going? I had a bit of a fight with a falling Christmas tree earlier this week!

Every year I try to make a December Daily journal to record all of the Christmas mishaps and preparations.

I created the background with watercolours, I added some Iridescent Medium to them. I cut the beautiful swan from a Christmas card! I used the trees from the Indigoblu Winterland Wood stamp set on the cover, and the deers and trees on the tags which I popped into a pocket on the inside cover.

The inside pocket is made from Kaisercrafts Christmas Wishes range. I used glossy accents on the top edge of the pocket and let It drip down to make icicles and then shook lashings of white glitter over it!

I tied on blue, pink, and white organza ribbons to the tags.

The 8x8 scrapbook is from Hobbycraft.

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope all your Christmas preparations are going well!

Vintage Journey Winter Magic

Stamps and Stencils Christmas Wishes

Fashionable Stamping Challenge Anything Goes

Artistic Stamper Christmas

Emerald Creek Dares Winter Wishes

Words 2 Craft By Winter is the time for Comfort

 

12 Dec 2016

Magical Winter Unicorn Forest


I used a Lavinia Stamps Unicorn, and he told me that he wanted to be in a Magical Winter Forest! I decided to use a mixture of watercolours, glass beads, and gems to make a mystical home for him.

A close up pic of the frosty icicles, I love glass beads! : )

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I would love to read any comments you might have, and I look forward to visiting your blog too!

I am entering this into the Lavinia Stamps Challenge on their Facebook page.

I would also like to enter it into the following Challenges

Craft Stamper Snow and Ice

Artistic Stamper Christmas

Emerald Creek Dares Winter Wishes

Vintage Journey Winter Magic

13 Nov 2016

Christmas Gift Box

 

I have a rather large pile of boxes because they maybe useful one day! I have actually used one of those boxes to make a little 3 inch square gift box.

I painted the box pink, and stamped tiny snowflakes on the sides of the lid. The scene on the top was created with watercolours and glitter, and a lovely set of Forest Magic Stamps.

 

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope to see you again soon!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Stamps and Stencils Tags, Bags Boxes

Craft Stamper Anything Goes

 

8 Nov 2016

Papercrafter Inspirations


I was thrilled to see my clean and simple bauble card in Decembers Papercraft Inspirations!



This issue has an amazing set of woodland stamps with it, which are just lovely !




More good news Jacquie Lawsons Advent Calendar is ready o download for this year.I always look forward to her calendar, it is now part of Christmas for me! It is so Christmassy and beautiful.

13 Sep 2016

Back to School Matchbox drawers and Mini Books


Hello, I hope everyone has had a good summer. Its my most favourite time of the year, and it's always sad to see it slip into Autumn. It's now time for children to return to school so this months challenge at Mixed Media Mojo is Back to School with a Twist of Primary Colours.

I made this little set of drawers with a little girl making the best of her last days of school holidays, and happily flying her kite .

You can find many templates for matchboxes on Google. When you have found the one you like, print it onto card and carefully cut it out. I decided to make a three drawer box. Before assembling the boxes I coloured each one in primary colours. I used ink dusters to apply the dye inks. The boxes could also be covered in pretty papers, we all have plenty of those!
 

I stacked the boxes on top of one another and used PVA glue to keep them in place. A small decorative brad can be added as a handle.
I stamped and water coloured a lovely Phyllis Harris girl stamp. I wanted her to stand up on top of the box so I left a tab on the bottom of the stamp. I folded the tab up and glued it to the top of the box.

A diamond shape cut out of some card works well as a kite. I adhered it to some wire and placed it on top of the match box to appear as if the girl is holding on to it.

Now what to put inside the drawers? You could put small sweets or mini gifts such as erasers, pencil toppers etc I decided to make some miniature books. I used my Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and Classic Pooh stamps, to decorate both sides of the miniature accordian books.

Thank you,so much for stopping by. I hope to see you again soon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Craft Stamper Anything Goes

Creative Artiste Anything Goes

Sweet Stamping Cute and Cuddly

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2 Sep 2016

I Feel A Little Frayed Around The Edges

Here is a sneak peak of my "I Feel A Little Frayed Around The Edges" card which is in this months Craft Stamper Magazine.There are lots of great articles in this months magazine, including using real leaves in your artwork!

21 Jul 2016

My Thoughts Are With You Today Card

I used this beautiful stamp by Phyllis Harris, to make a Clean Simple card for the Craft Barn Challenge. I don't usually do clean and simple so this was a good challenge for me to try!

Thank you for visiting.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Craft Barn Clean and Simple

Artistic Stamper All Things Bright and Beautiful

That's Crafty Feminine Challenge

 

13 Jul 2016

Once upon a notebook

I recently found this cute little notebook. I decided to alter the cover by using A lovely Teddy stamp by Crafty Insividuals, and colouring her with watercolours.I created the background by using chalks on water I have written a short tutorial on how I did this here. I then added a few spalshes of watercolours.

I tied a lot of pretty organza ribbons onto the book spiral.

Thank you so much for visiting.

I would like to enter this little notebook into the following challenges.

Crafty Individuals Mini's Challenge

Artistic Stamper All Things Bright and Beautiful

Craft Stamper Anything Goes with stamping

That's Crafty Feminine Challenge

1 Jul 2016

The Voice of The Sea Speaks to the Soul Mini Scrapbook

This months Challenge theme at Mixed Media Mojo is Summertime with a Twist of Shells. you do not have to use the twist if you don't want to, it's all about having fun!

I made this fairly simple 6 x 6 mini book for the theme. I will be adding a few notes and pictures about how I created it later this month.

I hope you will join in the fun this month.

 

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!

 

17 Apr 2016

Flutterbye

This week I have been busy making 50 identical invitations. I have done about 14 so far, and well they are not all quite identical!

I took a break from them, to join in the Unity Challenge on Facebook which is to use the colours Teal and Grey. These are not my most favourite colours so this was a real challenge.

I cut the butterflies out of some very pretty tissue paper.

Thank you for visiting.

Don't forget there is plenty of time to enter The Mixed Media Mojo Challenge which this month is Recycle with a twist of using Metal.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

That's Crafty Face Value

Tando Creative Watercolours

Stamping Sensations Challenge One For the Girls

 

2 Mar 2016

Life's An Adventure

I created this for my Mother's Birthday, and I thought I would share how I made it, in case anyone was interested.
I stamped my "Life's an Adventure" using black Archical ink (it is waterproof) onto watercolour paper and used Aqua Marker pens to colour her. I did not use the pens directly onto the paper, instead I dabbed a little into my pallete and added a teeny bit of water. I added some pink flowersoft to accentuate her hair band.
I die cut a lot of small flowers, and then used a coloured pencil to edge them in a slightly darker shade. I used Liquid Pearls in Buttercup to make the centre of the flower. I bent the flowers up a little to try and make them look more realistic and not so flat.
I then Moulded green plasticine into a small hill shape, and scratched it up to look like grass.
When you have decided the size you would like your tree to be cut a length of 2mm thick brown wire to make the trunk and firmly place it in the centre of the hill.
Cut shorter lengths of 1mm thick brown wire and very tightly twist it around the trunk where you would like your branches to be.
Glue the flowers onto the branches, I used pva glue. I glued my swing girl very carefully onto the tree. Where she seems to be very happy!
I hope that I may have inspired you a little....
Thanks for reading.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Artistic Stamper Springtime
Tuesday Taggers Feminine and Fancy
Die Cut Divas Something Spring
Creative Artiste Anything Goes
Tando Creative Anything Goes