Welcome to my blog!

From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 31 March 2016

30 Day Journal - day 23

Slightly out of order as I haven't done day 21 or 22 yet...

Today’s Journal Prompts

I’ve been nurturing this spark of an idea…
I think it could become…
It would be bold to…
If I got really audacious, it would be daring to…

How's that for positive thinking??


Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Journal 52 - Week 11

Week #11
“Favourite Imaginary Creature”
Create a spread that includes an imaginary creature.

I used a brayer to put gold, copper, bronze and a deep red on the paper. The image I found on the interwebs. I then stamped with versafine red, black and orange. I used a red brilliance ink pad for the dragon stamp.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Crazy Dragons

is finally finished!

Hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday weekend!

Friday, 25 March 2016

Rudolph Day Challenge - Use Fabric and/or Texture

Happy Good Friday everyone - hope you have nice stuff planned for the Easter Weekend, be it crafty or family orientated!

The challenge is to use fabric and/or texture.

 I used some aquatint silver to dye some cheesecloth and used matte medium to adhere it to the card.

 I glued 2 pieces of ribbon together and stuck Tim Holtz stickers to another piece of ribbon. I then added sequins.

I added some glass bead glitter gel and die cut a snowflake.


Hope you all have a fabulous bank holiday weekend!

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Journal 52 - Week 10

Explore what might have lain dormant all winter that might now be coming through with the spring. Bonus points for the use of a cocoon!

Her wings are map pieces and glitter foil ( I think that is what it is called). The background is covered with bits of tissue paper and painted with a mix of silver and purple aquatints.


Sunday, 13 March 2016

Journal 52 - Week 9

Week #9 Alternate
“That thing (those things) you love.”
Explore something you love (or multiple somethings) in an art journal spread.

I liked the idea of a dream catcher and went on to make a card.

I used crackle glaze on the heart.


Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Mothers Day Canvas

This is how it started off....

I added a few more bits and covered it with gesso.

I went at it with dylusions sprays.

I covered it with black gesso and took wiped it back off with a baby wipe.  I then added blush and pewter gilding wax.

I think I am happy with it - not sure whether my mum will like it or not - oh well!