Tuesday, 19 August 2014

De Stempel Winkel - Shabby Picture Frame

Afternoon. I hope you are all keeping well and not getting to wet with the changeable weather.
Well today it is my turn to share over at De Stempelwinkel and I have a little Ikea Picture frame that I have shabbied up using Decoarts Chalk Paint and their new Media fluid acrylics.

I also have a large peg to share, my internet has been all over the place the last week or so, thanks EE you are rubbish so I was not able to post a link at the time, you can find the peg HERE

Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Craft Barn - Oriental candle holder with Decoart Interference Paints Step by Step

Evening all, I'm back with my second post of the day today, My guest post for Calico Crafts can is HERE.
I have been very lucky this month and have also been asked to guest over at The Craft Barn.
I have made a couple of oriental inspired t-light holders. You can find a simple stemp by step tutorial over on the craft barn's blog.
Thanks for stopping by xx

Calico Crafts - Mixed media wall hanging

Morning all, I hope you are keeping well and all set for a great weekend.
I have a couple of teaser pics this morning for my second and final make for my guest spot over at Calico Crafts using the new Media Line from Decoart. It would be great to see you over there if you have some time. You can find the Calico Crafts Shop HERE.
Of course a great big thank you to the amazing team over there for asking me to join in. 

Thursday, 7 August 2014

De Stempelwinkel - Oriental Present Topper

A very small peek of my make over at De Stempelwinkel today.
Sorry for the quick posts, I will hopefully be back to normal soon ish, Our offer on the house we want has been accepted so fingers crossed this time it will all go smoothly.
Thanks as always for stopping by, It really means allot having you stop by. xxx

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Grungy Mirror Class at That Craft Place

Morning all, A very quick little post to share all the wonderful Ikea mirrors the Ladies at That Craft Place created yesterday. I love the variation in finish seeing as the same colour pallet was used throughout.

Here are the ladies in action.

Ill be back at That Craft Place  in October.
Thanks for stopping by. xxx

Saturday, 2 August 2014

De Stempelwinkel -Embrace Your Dreams Tag

Running late with my post today as I have been teaching my Grungy Ikea Mirror class over at That Craft Place in Eastbourne today, More of that tomorrow. ;)
Back to today's post and it's my turn over at De Stempelwinkel for a little share. I used a Tando-Creative  media board for my base and Decoart Media Acrilic Fluids for the colour ;)
Thanks for stopping by xx.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A Little Peek of my Shabby make on my New Blog.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are all keeping well, I would like to thank you for all the lovely comments and support I have received.
Just a very quick post this arvo as I have just blogged a couple of tables on my New Shabby Chic blog Spesh-chic.blogspot.co.uk 
If you have some time I would love to see you over there where you can see more pics and the other table xxx.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Stampendous Stack Art with Decoart Media Line

Thanks for stopping by. After the Stampendous blog hop a couple of weeks ago that the Decoart International DT took part in we were kindly asked back to play along in their Stack Art week.
You can find all the details HERE with a list of the Blog Hoppers.(this will be up a little later as I am on UK time and they are USA) 
There are prizes on offer for those that hop through the list and leave comments.

You can find the Stack Art Kits HERE, In short they are kits that work together, there are several to choose from and they are interchangeable, You start with the Kraft board packs, You get enough for 4 stacked cards (about ATC Size), there is also a stamp kit for each pack that is designed to fit the pieces in your kit. Finally there is an elements pack with glitter, fragments and frantage embossing powders to decorate your Stacked ATC's

All Products used are from the New Decoart Media Line, You can sign up for Our new Media News letter HERE, The news letter should be startting in August.

For my Stacked ATC I Used the New Crackle paste on the base and used the fluid acrylics to paint, These new paints are pretty much 100% pure pigment with no fillers or bulking agents, this basically means a little goes a long way, a couple of drops is enough for something like this.A coat of the black Antiquing Cream helped make the cracks stand out.
I used one of the back ground stamps and stamped over the top of the cracked surface with archival black ink.
I used the frame section from the kit and used Decoarts decoupage glue to stick the mica fragments to the surface, a coat of Gesso and some paint effects left a nice flakey rusty look.
The Heart,Wings and Sentiment were also painted and given a worn cracked effect with the crackle glaze and the ATC was finished by adding a couple of screw heads from Prima, Thanks Susan ;) an old Fuse and a Dragon fly charm that has been aged with a little paint.

Thanks for stopping by, It means so much to have you spend your time here, If you have some more time please check out the other artists taking part in this week long hop, there are new artists and projects every day. 

I would like to enter this ATC into.....

Try It On Tuesday are having a Things With Wings challenge.

Friday, 25 July 2014

De Stempelwinkel - Media line heart

Morning, I hope you are all keeping well, Thanks as always for stopping by xxx.
A quick sneak peek today of my make over at De Stempelwinkel using products from the new Decoart Media Line.
If you have time it would be great to see you over there x.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Calico Crafts Guest Designer Spot - 3 Trays

Morning all, Sorry things have been a little quiet recently.
I am back this morning with a quick post, I am over the moon to have been asked to be the guest designer for Calico Crafts, you can see my make HERE, They are a great on line craft shop with a plethora of crafty goodness and an amazing DT.
If you have time it would be great to have you join me over there. xx

Sunday, 13 July 2014

De Stempelwinkel - Flying High Again

Sorry I have not been very active recently, I am still crafting out of boxes as we search for a house to buy. 
Today I am sharing a quick little fat book page over at De Stempelwinkel. If you have time it would be great to see you over there xxx.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

De stempelwinkel - vintage Atc step by step

Morning all, thanks for stopping by, I sharing over at De Stempelwinkel a simple vintage Atc step by step using the new Decoartt Media line.
If you have time it would be great to see you over there. Xxx

Friday, 27 June 2014

Decoart/Stampendous Blog Hop - Mixed Media Canvas. The New Media Line Is Here.

 The excitement continues as we conclude our grand tour of amazing artists playing with Stampendous, DecoArt, and Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe products! The inspiration has been amazing, and today you'll be even more astonished! If you missed the beginning of our journey, be sure to go back and check it out! MONDAY - TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY Of course, there are prizes! DecoArt is sending three sets of their Media Fluid Acrylics, Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe is donating Select 3750 Brushes and some Catalyst Wedges, and we'll be adding a Stampendous Creative Palette so you can practice all the techniques you'll see this week. We'll be sending three prize packages to commenters with U.S. Mailing Addresses, and DecoArt will be sending three generous sample packages to international commenters, so all our friends can play. This week we've shown you how to use Stampendous Rubber Stamps to transfer a terrific pattern for painting. Did you know you can sell your projects made with our images? As long as you hand stamp each one, you can sell as many as you like of any kind of project anywhere you want. You can find our detailed Angel Policy on our website. One of the terrific prizes is a Catalyst Wedge from Princeton Artist Brushes and inspired by Willow Wolfe. These wedges are terrific for using with our Creative Palette and DecoArt paints. In this video Stampendous owner Fran Seiford demonstrates how easy it is to make amazing backgrounds with these tools. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7UqUFDrTXg&w=560&h=315] Wait until you see what our other artists have created!

Visit each blog, leave a comment! • Like Stampendous, DecoArt, Princeton Artist Brushes, and inspired by Willow Wolfe on Facebook! • We've also got a Pinterest Board started!

Please repin our projects on to your boards and be sure to tag us when you do (#Stampendous, #DecoArt, #PrincetonArtistBrushes, #byWillowWolfe) - we'll be tracking. Your comments on the blogs are your entry into the drawing! AND I have a few bonus goodies hanging around my office for some lucky people who SHARE our Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins! Ready for your trip around the world??? Pack your bags, get a cup of coffee and a kitten, and get comfy. You have until the end of Sunday, June 29 PDT to comment on all the blog posts.

Louise Crosbie (Scotland, UK)

Lea Kimmel (North Carolina, USA)

Claudia Neubacher (Vienna, Austria)

Asia King (Oxford, UK)

Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)

Suzanne Czosek (Illinois, USA)

Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, UK)

Kristine Reynolds (California, USA)

Angelica Stark (Hudiksvall, Sweden)

Mark Gould (West Sussex, UK)

Debbie Cole (California, USA)

Jamie Martin (Oklahoma, USA)

Tobi Crawford (BC, Canada)

Wendy Price (New Jersey, USA)

Jessa Plant (Arizona, USA)

A few of the bloggers this week are new to hopping, so if you have an issue with any of the links, here's a little tip! If you get a page that says "Sorry that Page is not here" or something similar, try clicking on the header of the blog, or look for something that says Home.

Morning all, thanks for stopping by, as you can see there is something a little different going on today. With the launch of the new Decoart Media line the Decoart International DT are very pleased to be taking part in the week long blog hop held by Stampendous,we are also joined by Princeton Artist Brush Co.
Today is the last day of the hop, if you have missed out on the beginning of the week you really have missed out on some amazing creativity.
I am sharing a  canvas this morning. Here are the Products I have used.

Using the Decoart modelling paste I gave some texture to the canvas leaving a central panel around a section of text tissue paper that was glued down.
Once the modelling paste had started to dry out I used the Circle image from Stampendous and stamped gently into the surface, I also used the circles stencil from their stamp set and applied more modelling paste.
Some Burlap was also pushed into the paste as were some half pearls. I added some of Stampedous's mica fragments to add even more texture.You can see a couple of them in the pic below.They add a beautiful flaky look.The edges were finished of with some texture sand.

After a coat of Gesso the colour was built up with washes. I am amazed at how little of the fluid acrylic is needed, One drop of each colour was needed to get the blue tones, using a wet brush I picked up a little colour and started to apply randomly mixing the shades together varying the intensity of colour.

The spots were painted carefully with white and the hand was added as the focal point.
To tidy everything up the edged of the canvas were painted black and the whole piece was given a coat of the satin varnish.

Thanks fo stopping by, Hopefully you have liked what you have seen and will be eager to get to the next blog. 
Happy Hopping ;)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

De Stempelwinkel - Mixed Media Board Tag

Morning All, Thanks for stopping by, It's my turn over at De Stempelwinkel today and I have a little mixed media board tag I made using the new fluid acrylics and mixed media products from the new media line by Decoart.
If you have time I would love to see you over there where you can see the full tag x
Thanks for stopping by xx.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

De Stempelwinkel - Fat Book Cover

Afternoon Another little teaser pic for today's make over at De Stempelwinkel.
I picked up a kids Postman Pat book from the charity shop as I thought the chunky pages would be great for a new Fat Book.
If you have time I would love to see you over there where you can see more pics and the whole thing xx.