Friday, 7 December 2018

My Snowy Door....Mixed Media

I love this snowy door i have been working on it for the past week, 
lots of Gesso for the snow so lots of drying time.

i love fiddling and faffing so this was right up my street, i didn't really have  a plan when i started  and it didn't involve snow but as i worked on it it just developed, as they often do.


the Gesso mixed with glass glitter and 3d balls make for perfect snow, 
but does take some drying lol


and fiddling to get them round the tops of the wall and to stay long enough to dry.



but that's my faffing coming out, i love doing this to projects.



the Gesso and a stencil brick work i think looks amazing, and the brick work step.



i wish i had this in my garden and the snow lol, love fresh snow!!

then the flowers and foliage creeping up the sides, with splatters of white paint really does finish it off and give it the snowy day effect.

i am so happy with the result of this project.
come on lets have some snow for real.




Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Altered Jar......Mixed Media

So from the very relaxed week away on my retreat it was back straight into a very busy working week so not much time to play.
but that out of the way i have managed to start creating again, this has been waiting since before the retreat, it even went with me but never got past the gesso stage lol.
not any more here it is finished and i love it.

with all metal embellishments glued onto the gesso base that had some bits in it like glass glitter to give it some texture, then all painted white so i started off with one colour.



i then added some colour with the imaginations in sprays, an orange and a magenta, love the resulting colour mix.


with the owl as my centre piece,
 i then added some silver wax just on the metal embellishments, 
this made them pop from the rest of the jar.



i could use it as storage maybe for buttons or as a vase maybe, 
i cant decide lol



Monday, 26 November 2018

Sewing Retreat

I have been a bit quiet online for the last week, i have been away with friends on my sewing retreat.
such a lovely time with lovely people but why do they go so fast,

a full week has just gone in a flash and i feel like i need another holiday after a busy weekend as soon as i got home on Friday it was straight into a busy working weekend.
anyway we had a very productive time.


we spent our daus sewing and our evening crocheting and knitting


dolls seemed to be the theme this year, 
and we made a few lol

i also worked on a quilt for my grandson and i made an exchange quilt, plus a small gift to go with the exchange quilt.



just love my luna rabbits and my bee rag doll


loved doing the details on her apron







Friday, 16 November 2018

Cherub Hanger...Mixed Media

Just a little something to keep my hand in while i pack for my retreat......i am off into the country side, well i already live in the country side but i'm off to another part of the countryside with a group of friends for a whole week of crafting.
WOOHOOOOHOOOO
only 5 hours of work to go, load the car and then off.
i will be in, feet up rolling my fingers wondering what to start with by half past three lol
CAN NOT WAIT !!

any way back the the cherub.......


a little cherub that i have taken off a candle glass and onto a pair of MDF wings, 
some hessian and string and some texture.




then some foam roses that have been waxed a little, 
some punched leaves waxed again 
and some spirals made from the stems of the roses


just added a little bit of colour to the cherub so it was not too white
and some wax to define the texture on the background wings


added a bit of ribbon.
cute little thing lol



Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Enjoy Today Wooden Scrapbook Layout.

It doesn't have to be a 12 x 12 cardstock to be a scrapbook layout........this layout is on 3 pieces of pallet wood, no sanding or altering, its just as it was taken from the pallet nail holes and all!!
it measures about 10x11 inch
its really nice to work on something a little different.
i am going to fit some hooks n the back to hang on the wall.


ive used crackle paste, stencils, paste and metallic paint on the back ground, i coloured the paste with ink.


i have used some acrylic flowers and the title and ephemera from the Vicki Boutin range.



we have a real outside boy here who you have trouble keeping in, this was a trip to the park to do some conker picking.




Monday, 12 November 2018

Dream Plaque....Mixed Media

i have had this hanging around for a few years, 
think it said home sweet home, not any more it now is a Dream .


lots of lovely texture then the Dream which has been painted and splattered and waxed.



adding some gorgeous Prima Flowers  and leaves and punched out leaves


i also used the stems from the leaves that i chopped off to make some spirals which add some dimension, love the result, now need somewhere to hang it.


using paste, stencils, glass glitter, paint, ink, chipboard letters, Prima flowers, gilding wax.



Saturday, 10 November 2018

Mixed Media Reindeer Tag

Its all about the tags.......
well for me it is at the minute, i am really enjoying making them, they are small enough to not take too long and big enough to get all you need on, my tag is about 4"x 9"

i love this cute reindeer, he looks so cheeky and fun.


its snowing in the forest and this reindeer is loving it lol


he has a textured background with die cut trees going off into the distance, 
die cut reindeer and punched bushes along the bottom that have glossy accents.



the snow is gathering along the bottom using art stones and then painted, 
small art stones among the bushes.



then white paint splatters for the falling snow, 
love playing like this and getting all messy lol