Friday, 31 October 2014

Sneak peek's - for Sheena

This peek,  is showing you one of the new stamps that Sheena will  be launching on Create and Craft   Show times are Sat November  1st at  9 a.m. 12 and 6 p.m.
Sunday 2nd November at 11 a.m. 2 and 7 p.m.
This tree  so reminds me of the Whomping Willow tree from the Harry Potter books.
I used stencils and Spectrum Noir Aquatints  for the background.

Another abstract canvas, using lots of mediums and paint from the Mixed Media Kit.

Last one, an altered box, using the Mixed Media kit.

Thank you for taking time to visit me  and I hope you get to see some of the programs and these fantastic new stamps and kits.

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone.

Sharing journal pages  with you today.
I hope this friendly witch will fly over my house tonight and scare away  any unfriendly spooky creatures.
The background colours are random sprinkles of brusho powder.
The stamps from a Time Holtz set.
The stencil is shaded with lots of Black Soot distress inks
This page also fits the prompt - 'Magic',  for week 42 at Journal 52

A second page for week 37,  at Journal 52, the prompt - Newspaper.
Apart from a bit of random stamping and a skeleton image from  a Tim Holtz set, this page was made using a Waitrose's  free weekly newspaper. I could not miss using these pictures for Halloween. 

However you celebrate today, I hope you have a fun time.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

'Any old iron', for ATP Exchange

A new challenge theme starts today over at the Artists Trading Post Exchange.
 ' Any Old Iron',  was chosen for us by Ruth.  There is a picture for inspiration and  the theme is   based on 'rust', rusty colours like oranges, browns etc  Find all the details and see the inspiration picture here.

I chose to go down the Rusty route.
This is my book in its first stages with pieces of embossed card that I stuck on for added texture. Then added more texture using a Tim Holtz stencil

Making progress here.  The words were stamped and embossed. Now the colours,  Painted first with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints, French Roast and Very Berry. Next Distress Stains-Bronze.
Vintage Photo, and Weathered Wood  Distress ink, added where I needed some contrast.
Now my version of rusting. I sprinkled Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder, in a few places and got out the heat gun. Now this did blow around a bit, but you will agree, rust is never  a  well defined shape when you see it.

On the left is a close up of the rusty effect I achieved. on a metal embellishment.

The stamped, embossed image in the opening is from a Stampers Anonymous set.  Water coloured before shading  with Vintage Photo and Weathered wood distress inks.
Tim Holtz stencils were  again used to add texture.

Products used, that are available from the Artists Trading Post  were........
Note Book
Distress Inks
 Embossing powder
Distress stain
Paper Artsy Fresco paints
Stampers Anonymous Stamps

Thank you for taking time to stop by, I do always appreciate the comments you leave for me.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Sneak Peeks for Sheena - Day 2

Today's  first  'sneak peek' ,  is an 8 inch canvas. 
The Pebeo Mixed Media kit contains  all you need to get you started making mixed media pieces.
As you can see I have gone down the abstract route for this canvas, using lots of products from the kit.
Sheena's shows, are on Create and Craft this weekend  Saturday at 9,  12 and 6 . Sunday at 11, 2 and 7p.m.

Still in an abstract mode,  a fridge magnet,  using paints from the kit

Last peek for today is a card,  the background made using Aquatints and abstract shapes from one of the new sets of stamps to be launched. at the weekend.
Sheena  will be,  as always demonstrating lots of fantastic  techniques and ideas  in her shows at the weekend.
Thank you for taking time to stop by to take a look at what I have been making.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Sneak peek for Sheena -- day 1

A sneak peek of a  Door Hanger I made using  a New Mixed Media  Kit .
 Sheena Douglas will be launching this fantastic  Pebeo  kit  on Create and Craft.
Show times Nov. 1st. 9 a.m.  12 and 6 p.m.
Nov. 2nd  11 a.m. 2 and 7 p.m. 
The paints from the kit, will become a favourite of mine very quickly.
Thank you for taking time to take a look at this first project.

Colours of Autumn

The new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays is 'Colours of Autumn'.
We hope you will join us and celebrate the awesome  shades we see as autumn draws to a close.
The DT have some super projects to share with you, please pop over to take a look.
This background was sprinkled with brusho's in one corner and dried with a heat gun so they didn't spread around too far.  Next some random stamping with leaves and script [Stampers Anonymous] and a quote that I think is from Inkylicious.
The dried leaf was collected during a walk on our visit to Derbyshire. Then  pressed in my journal book as it was the only suitable place I had in the caravan at the time.

Thank you for stopping by the comments you leave for me are always appreciated.

Saturday, 25 October 2014


'I can See Clearly', is the new Challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow.

I think I can explain this best by showing you what I added.
The piece you make  must include Something Clear.
I stamped some grasses on to heat resistant acetate and embossed them in gold.
This panel is the see though layer, to my main image, which is from  the G45 An Eerie Tale pad.
Extra shading was Spiced Marmalade and  a little Vintage Photo.

Please pop over for all the details and see what we have all been making.
Thank you for stopping by to see me, the comments you leave are always appreciated.