Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts

19 Jul 2019

Bubble background


Hello how are you today? I have been playing with bubbles which is always fun, and this time it was crafting too! I was experimenting with making bubbly backgrounds. I have tried this before without much success. This time was a little more successful, so I thought I would share my discoveries.



I began by putting some inexpensive acrylic paint in a shallow bowl, and adding some fairy liquid and water. I used a straw to blow into the colourful liquid to make bubbles. I soon discovered that I needed a lot more paint, fairy liquid and water than I thought I did. After adding more the bubbles overflowed the top of the bowl, hurrah! I lowered my Mixed Media paper onto the bubbles, but this was not too successful. So I went with a scooping motion, and scooped the bubbles up onto the paper and left them to pop naturally.


This was a lot more successful! I only used red, blue and a purple, but I will try more colours next time. 

I hope I have inspired you to play with bubbles and make some bubbly backgrounds xx

I would like to enter this card into the Craft Stamper Challenge Anything Goes and 
Paperbabe Anything Goes








13 May 2019

Alice In Wonderland Book

Hello, and thank you for stopping by. Today I am happy to be escaping to Wonderland. 

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”

 Lewis Carroll



I used a papier-mâché  book from Hobbycraft, on reflection I wish I had purchased a better quality one as this one had lumps and bumps, and was not very sturdy. I covered it with beautiful Alice rice papers and paint. I also added a white rabbit as he wanted to be followed into the book. 



I had never used moulds before, but when Stamperia released their new Alice range and it included moulds I of course had to get them! I used clay many years ago, but it was clay which had to be baked in the oven, and I made things freehand. So air drying clay and moulds were all new to me.After many attempts I decided to use one of the white rabbits which did not turn out too badly, some of them were dreadful, and looked a bit frightening ! I used acrylics to paint him. 



To cover the inside of the bookI used  pages from a vintage Alice book and stamped over them with playing card suits and other whatnots from my large collection of Alice Stamps.
I fussy cut the beautiful scenes  from the Stamperia papers and folded them and assembled it into the book so they would pop out when opened. I worked it all out on copy paper first :  )
I had fun adding lots of embellishments, hanging some down from the top of the book etc.

Thank you for popping into Wonderland today, and I hope you enjoyed your visit xx

I would like to enter my Alice book into the following challenges.

1 Jul 2018

Alice In Wonderland Challenge Reminder 7 Days left !




Hello, how are you, are you enjoying the sunny weather? 

Unusually for me I have created a clean and simple card today! If you are thinking of creating something for Alice Day, and I do so hope you are, there are 7 Days left to enter. 

There is a huge variety of  themes you could use for Alice, so why not take a look through your little box of crafty supplies (yes I know it isn’t really  little !) and I am sure with your creativity and talent you could conjure up a little something to celebrate Alice Day.

Alice Theme Ideas 
Tea party, cups, saucers, china, plates, cake, tea, sandwiches etc 
Time, clocks, watches etc 
Flowers, roses, etc 
Doors, keys, locks etc 
Butterfly, caterpillar
Trees, toadstools, rabbit holes 
Hare, Rabbit
Top hat
Playing cards,  suits hearts, spades, clubs, diamonds
Queen of hearts
Jabberwocky everyone must have on of those in their craft stash ! 


One random winner will selected to win the following

Thank you for stopping by today, stay cool xx

29 Mar 2018

Happy Easter Weekend



I would like to wish my crafty friends a wonderfully happy and healthy long Easter weekend. I still have some polystyrene eggs to somehow decorate before tomorrow, but I have managed to make a few Hare cards using the  beautiful new Hare die by Creative Expressions 



I am thrilled to say that my Spring Scene frame is in the May issue of Crafts Beautiful magazine! They have sent me  a huge and very generous package of Hunkydory goodies. To share the joy I will add some of the goodies to my next blog giveaway which I will be doing sometime soon.



Not long to the craft show at Alexandra Palace, sadly Indigoblu are not going to be there, so I won’t get my hug : (  but it will still be wonderful to meet everyone else. Just hope I will be ok on the day to go ..  

31 Mar 2017

Little House On The Prairie

 

Earlier this year I was very lucky and won the challenge at Fashionable Stamping.My wonderful prize was a voucher for Flonzcraft, so of course I immediately browsed their stamps. They have some very lovely and unique stamps. As soon as I saw this girl stamp I immediately thought of Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie! It is one of mine and my Mother's favourite tv shows, so I  just  had to choose her, and then of course I needed the wagon to go with her too!

 

I decided to make a bendi card, it was fairly easy to make, if you have never made one you should give it a try! On the bottom level I added some layers of raffia.on the higher level I added some texture paste which I later painted. I watercoloured a background. After stamping the images with black Archival ink, I coloured them with watercolours. I fussy cut the lovely images and adhered them to the card. I stamped some leaves and cut them out, and added them to the scene.

I think it looks a little like a scene from Little House, it is going to be my Mothers Easter card.

Thank you for visiting today.

I made this card for the following challenges


5 Feb 2017

Pride and Prejudice

 

This months theme at Indigoblu is All You Need Is Love.

One of English Literatures most famous romantic writers was Jane Austen. Amongst many other classic novels she of course wrote "Pride and Prejudice".I thought that it would be fitting to pay a her a special tribute, she did give us Mr Darcy after all!

You can read all the details about how I made this tribute on the Indigoblu Blog

Thank you so much for visiting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Artistic Stamper Love,Hearts

Simon Says Colour of Love

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge Optional Twist die cuts, my background, flower and leaves were all created with watercolours, and Jane Austen's signature is die cut.

Card Concept Love and Romance

Stamps used.


 

26 Nov 2016

Save 20% on Indigoblu Stamps !

I have had my eye on the new Robin stamp by Indigoblu for a while.This weekend they have 20% off so I may treat myself.....

I found a Christmas gift for a friend in the Amazon Black Friday Sale which was a very good buy. I can't say what it was incase he reads my blog!

I have sensitive skin so I always use Clinique products, they have 10% off all their products this weekend.

I think Hobbycraft stores have a Black Friday sale, but I have not been so I don't know exactly what they are offering in store.

Hope you all find some good crafting bargains in the sales!


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