Good morning, thank you for the lovely comments on my butterfly canvas for Lisa B Designs. I was thrilled to get the fantastic, new Limor Webber stamps for IndigoBlu & I used the Ink Splat Butterfly on this sample for today’s post on the Lisa B Designs Inspiration blog………..
Good morning, the fantastic Brusho Crystal colours were a huge hit at last week’s Lisa B Designs classes & I have the first of my class samples on the Lisa B Designs Inspiration blog this morning……
Me again. I made this last month for a Stampotique challenge & then forgot to blog it………….
I used an MDF three piece frame from Imagination Crafts, covering the top piece with a square of patterned paper.
I used a baby wipe to blend PaperArtsy Fresco paints, I can’t remember which ones exactly………..
Added stencilling (TCW & Andy Skinner)…………
Gold embossing paste through a Dina Wakley stencil for TCW. Moth Fab was painted with Frescos…….
I added some stamping with black Archival ink & used a Luminarte shimmer spray in blue, it gives a very subtle shimmer……
The heart is MDF, also from Imagination Crafts. I painted it with white gesso & Eggplant Fresco, then Snowflake Fresco through a stencil. I covered it with Glossy Accents to finish….
I debated with myself about adding a sentiment or a quote, but decided not to, I think it’s okay as it is.
I would like to enter this into the challenge on the new Mixed Media World blog. Thanks for looking.
It was my birthday earlier in the week & I got so many gorgeous cards that I had to share them.
Kate, Gill & my Chocolate Baroque friends….
Lesley & Karen….
Julie Ann & Jan….
Hazel & Helen….
A close-up of Hazel’s amazing UTEE embellishment….
Emma & Lin….
Sarah & Margaret….
Chris & Georgina….
Claire & Lisa….
Aren’t they all wonderful?? Enormous thanks to everyone, I feel very lucky.
Good morning. The PaperArtsy challenge this week is all about things in miniature & yet again, there was incredible inspiration from all the designers. I had a few ideas, none of which I’ve had time to make, but yesterday I came up with this, my first ATB………………
The block was made from kraft card, using a WRMK board, which I borrowed from a friend to try out. Very easy to make boxes with it, but scoring heavy weight card irritated the carpal tunnel in my left hand & I don’t like the ‘link the two sides together’ closure – sorry, can’t think how to describe it. Anyway, I still want the ATB dies. I painted this one – it’s the smallest size ATB, btw – with black gesso & set it aside.
I created a masterboard following Leandra’s series of YouTube videos, using a variety of Fresco paints & a brayer.
I added various colours, including Orchid, Turquoise, Caribbean Sea, Cheesecake & Guacamole………..
Then stamping with assorted PA stamps, including Lin Brown & Ellen Vargo sets……………..
I painted the Lin Brown owl from & sat him in flowers I’d cut from the masterboard with the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die……..
I glued the ATB to a spool I’d painted with black gesso & Fresco Old Gold, then I sanded it & added Little Black Dress Fresco to the sanded areas……
That’s it, thanks for looking. I’d like to enter this into the PaperArtsy challenge.
Happy Sunday to one & all, yet again I’ve left my entry into the PA challenge almost to the last minute. There’s been so much fantastic inspiration on the PA blog for this challenge, but when I saw Clare Lloyd’s wonderful ledger book portrait last night, I knew that was the one I wanted to attempt. I also knew it would take me ages to finish, so I decided I would copy Clare’s page, even down to using similar colours, because that would give me more time to work on the face.
The background is Bora Bora & Turquoise Fresco paints over black gesso. I painted a rough face shape with Honeydew Fresco, added a few details & some colour – Orchid for the hair, Turquoise for the eyes – to get me started. (Already, my ‘inner critic’ was screaming so loud I’m surprised the neighbours weren’t complaining)………
After this I got so engrossed I forgot to take photos, but trust me, I spent HOURS on this face. Thank goodness for opaque Frescos, I kept painting over & redoing the facial features because I couldn’t get them right, but each time the Honeydew paint covered up perfectly what was underneath.
I used Sky & Limelight Frescos for the shading with baby wipes & a water brush.
As with the first face I did, everything is wrong with this one, but if you just glance at it quickly, it doesn’t look too bad. (At least, that’s what I keep telling myself)
Thank you so much to Clare for the inspiration & I would like to enter this page into the PaperArtsy challenge HERE.
A few weeks ago I received a lovely surprise in the post; a gorgeous A6 journal from my Twitter friend, Sam. She altered the cover with various mixed media items, mostly by Deco art & you can see how she did it in her blog post HERE. She sent me the blue one & I’m thrilled with it. I adhered the little card she sent with it to the inside cover & then made a quick page while I was waiting for other things to dry………..
I gessoed the page first, then stamped Topknot from Stampotique & covered her with masking fluid. Applied Zesty Zing, Limelight & Yellow Submarine Fresco paints with a cosmetic sponge & wiped off the masking fluid, the added the black & white details…………….
Thank you so much Sam, I LOVE my little journal.