In the Summer issue of Somerset Studio Gallery I am so happy to have a Spotlight on four mixed media panels featuring PaperArtsy products:- stamps, Grungepaste and Fresco chalk acrylics.
This is a photo heavy post so I will keep chat to a minimum!On each panel I wanted the texture to be prominentand on each, a star would be the focal alongside sentimentsand sparkle.No. 2A hint of yellow to represent the sun. I was so happy at the texture achieved on this area of the panel.No. 3Smudges of Pewter catches the light beautifully alongside mica flakes.I absolutely love Sara Naumann’s word stamps as it is so relaxing to play around with the words to form my own sentiments.
This star is embellished with Fresco painted lace with a scattering of mica flakes.No. 4
Doesn’t time just disappear when you have paints and stamps and set to work on backgrounds. I’ve said ofte.The changing colours of the panels depending on how the light catches the paint and mica flakes.
Grungepaste is a “must”. I’ve used other texture pastes but nothing compares to Grungepaste for that perfectly imperfect grungy quality.It was fun to let loose with texture on each of those panels even though the style is bolder than my “norm”.
This was a big issue for me as my artwork also graces the cover!
Thank you so much for your visit.
29 Sep 2016 14 Comments
27 Sep 2016 17 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: cards, mixed media, paint, PaperArtsy, PaperArtsy Eclectica Sara Naumann, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paint, published artwork, Sara Naumann stamps, stamping with paint, Stampington & co, The Stampers' Sampler
After being involved with creating samples for PaperArtsy, for what were at the time, new releases, two sets designed by Sara Naumann. One of the sets was ESN15 and for the samples I played around with the bird, in particular using his wing to form a flower. I wanted to play around further with that wing, the following cards are the result of that playtime. They had gone completely out of my mind until they made an appearance in the summer issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
Bird stamps are amongst my favourites although he is more whimsical than what I usually ink up.The wing was begging to be made into a daisy style flowerand tulips!The backgrounds are heavy in texture with Grungepaste and Fresco paint,
with an ESN handwritten script stamped here and there along with circles stamped with Frescos.The wing makes another appearance!A lone daisy.Looking at the cards after all this time, I wish I had included a sentiment, even just a word. At the time I played around with a stamped sentiment and remember ruling against the addition as I wanted the background to be seen and I could not settle on placement of words/sentiment but now I look at each card and they are all lacking “something”.Stamping with paint brings another wonderful layer of interest to mixed media backgrounds.
The final card sees the birdie making a return appearance.Making my own flowers allowed the freedom to create slight variations.Thank you to The Stampers’ Sampler for their feature.
Also, thank you for visiting this blog post. I tend not to mention my life beyond crafting but I wanted to explain that health matters are hindering me from visiting your Blogs and other on-line activity but I am trying to build up my on-line time and sure do hope to get “back on track” soon.
Thank you for being so loyal.
25 Sep 2016 11 Comments
Working with That’s Crafty recently released stamps, designed by DT member Donna, to create this paperclay brooch.If you are interested in reading more, then please visit HERE.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I am still unable to commit to Blog visits at this time (grumpy face!!!) and sure am missing viewing your art. I hope this enforced time away will not last for too much longer.
21 Sep 2016 2 Comments
Thank you to all of you who joined my recent Giveaway, a chance to win a digital issue of Willow and Sage.
I added the names here to the Facebook names. The winning names are:-
Congratulations to both of you! I will make contact with you so that we can arrange for you to receive the digital issues.
Thanks again to all of you and to Stampington & Company for generously providing two copies of Willow and Sage. Hopefully it will not be too long before I share another Giveaway.
20 Sep 2016 9 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: fabric, gift ideas, mark making tools, mixed media, Notebooks, paint, Paper Artsy, PaperArtsy, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paint, PaperArtsy JOFY designs, stamping onto fabric
I am very late in sharing this blog post!
Last Monday evening I had a tutorial over at PaperArtsy. It is always fun to be involved with a PaperArtsy tutorial as they always come up with such wonderful and varied themes for us to work with. I knew in advance I would be doing some mark making and also working in conjunction with JOFY stamps.
Here is a peek at the projects made for the tutorial…If you would like to view the tutorial it can be seen HERE.
Sorry I haven’t managed to visit your own blogs. I wish I could say it is because I am in a creative whirlwind but that is not the case but hopefully soon I will be back amongst my supplies. Your visits are always appreciated by me, especially during those times when I cannot find my way to your own blogs.
19 Sep 2016 11 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: Creative Paperclay, hearts, jewellery, Lynne Perrella stamps, MDF, mixed media, PaperArtsy, published artwork, Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts, stamping into paperclay, That's Crafty Alterable Surface, That's Crafty DT artwork
Being a small part of the That’s Crafty DT is so rewarding and so it was really lovely to see all the DT, as a collective: Alison, Amanda, Donna, Fliss, Moira and me, in the October issue of Craft StamperWe all received two sizes of That’s Crafty MDF hearts to create with for the Craft Stamper 3D Challenge.
I am only permitted to share a sneaky peek of my project which really doesn’t give much away! I think it is okay for me to tell you that this is a peek at a piece of jewellery which features many of my favourites craft items. That heart is actually a stamp, all our projects had to feature stamping.
Craft Stamper is available in the U.K., in shops and online and also available from Crafty Individuals site.
The MDF hearts we worked with are available from That’s Crafty, in various sizes.
Congratulations and Thanks to Laura and Graham for creating such fabulous products for us to play with and thanks also to Trish Latimer.
18 Sep 2016 10 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: canvas, Creative Paperclay, Dinky Stencil, Dinky Stencils - That's Crafty, Grungepaste, hearts, home decor, masks/stencils, MDF, mixed media, stamping into paperclay, That's Crafty Alterable Surface, That's Crafty DT artwork
This past week, at That’s Crafty, we have been celebrating the release of That’s Crafty stamps, as designed by Donna.
I particularly liked that Donna designed the stamps with the inclusion of words, so decided to make a word stamp the focal for my DT project.If you would like to read more, then please visit HERE.
Thank you for your visits this past week and for those of you who joined my Giveaway.