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. 

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.

Friday, 13 June 2014

De Stempelwinkel - Simple Wedding Invites

Afternoon all, I am running late today with my share over at De Stempelwinkel.
My make today are these wedding invites that I some how got roped into making for one of our friends.
Thanks for stopping by. x

Saturday, 7 June 2014

De Stempelwinkel - Book Stationary Caddy

Morning all, thanks for stopping by, another quick post today as I am sharing over at De Stempelwinkel.
If you have time it would be great to see you over there, You can see the full project and more pics. 

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Two Become One Rescued Shabby Table Tutorial And A Demo Day In Burnley

Just a little post to share my latest blog post over on my new Shabby Chic blog Spesh-chic.
If you have time it would be great to see you over there, I have lots more Photos and a step by step of what was done x

I am also very excited to share that I will be demoing the chalk paints at The CraftRange in Burnley as part of their Big Craft Event, there are several other artists demoing products including Andy Skinner and Lindsay Mason.
If you have the day free I would love to see you and if you do make it up come and say hi.

Photo: Good Afternoon,  where did my morning go !!  Just putting the final orders into action for our Demonstration Day on Saturday 14th June 2014,  I am Soooooo Excited about this demonstration day it promises to be the best yet, x

Sunday, 1 June 2014

De Stempelwinkel - June Calendar Pages Kate Crane style ish ;)

Morning all, here is a little teaser post form my June Calendar pages over at De Stempelwinkel, I have used Decoart Chalk Paints for the background, to see the full images and a little what's what it would be great to see you over there xx.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Altered Note Book

So, Slowly slowly things are getting back to normal and it really helped to get the mojo back on board by attending a class at my local store held by Andy Skinner.
A short sweet post today with a few pictures of what we made in class using Decoart mediums and paints.The cover was finished of with some Tim Holtz rub ons and some ideology.It was great catching up with some lots of familiar faces and meeting a few new ones too.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Sneak Peek of a Spesh-Chic post

Ok, so I am back in the land of Blog, Sorry for the absence I have been moving house and it has been a nightmare, I am finally getting settled and finding some of my craft stash.
I have just blogged this News Paper Caddy over at Spesh-Chic and if you have time it would be great to see you over on my new Shabby Chic Blog xx

Monday, 28 April 2014

Pics from Saturdays Class and an ATC for a Swap

Morning all, I hope you are all keeping well, Sorry it has been so quiet here but I am still mid move and the craft room has pretty much been boxed up so I am in a bit of a crafty limbo.
I can however share this ATC I made, this was done for a swap hosted by That Craft Place's Face Book Group Natter and Chatter and after a little delay due to the move I know Erin has received it ;) The theme was Turquoise and Brown or use a non traditional crafty item.
Now this may not look to Turquoise but they did allow some leeway ;) but under all the colour washes and dry brushing this did start out a very nice Turquoise. My brown came in the way of the little picture frame that I gave a rusty finish to.I also decided to use a non crafty item which was the fuse.
At the trade show earlier this year I was lucky enough to be given a few bottles and products from the new Media line and they are what I have used on this ATC, I have used the fluid acrylics (love these) modelling paste, texture sand, interference paint and satin glaze.
The only thing I am not keen on now is the size of the portrait in the frame, It's just that little bit to small, I used one of Tim Holtz's rub ons but thinking back maybe I should have printed an image or found something different.

Saturday also had me teaching my second class at That Craft Place in Eastbourne here are some pics from the day and the projects that were made. It was the chalk memo board class. Their image transfers came out so well and its always good to see so much variation in finishes.

Thank you ladies for making the class so much fun, I can not wait for the next class x