Arts & Crafts, Collage, Colouring, crafting, Distressing, Gift Cards, Inking, Mini Album, Mixed Media, Mulberry Flowers, Painting, Paper Crafting, Projects, Uncategorized

The Dog Tag and a Love Plaque…

I sneaked a couple of hours up in the workshop this evening, tidied up some of the mess and made a few bits n bobs πŸ™‚

First up is a wee dog tag…

Supplies List :~

  • Sizzix Scallop Tag Die
  • DCWV Linen Closet Patterned Paper from the 8 x 8 stack
  • Prima Jack & Jill Patterned Paper from the 6 x 6 stack
  • 2 x chocolate brown Prima E.Line Pearls
  • Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink
  • Woodware Heart Punch
  • Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive
  • Scotch 714 adhesive
  • Pink & Brown Fibres
  • Eyelet
  • Cropodile
  • Copic Spica Clear Glitter Pen
  • Uniball Broad White Opaque Gel Pen

I then made another thingy silimar to the one I made last night… light green and pink this time

Supplies List :~

  • Top 1/3rd of a $1 chipboard album page
  • Reeves Acrylic Paint : Titanium White, Light Green & Crimson
  • American Crafts Thickers “Love”
  • Prima E.Line Pink Pearl
  • Papermania Light Pink Chalk Ink
  • Eyelet & Cropodile
  • Paintbrushes
  • Prima Flights of Fancy Β Patterned Paper
  • Prima Pink Flower
  • Wild Orchid Crafts 10mm Foundation Rose in Light Greeny Blue
  • Scotch ATG 714 Gun

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Painted Love

A tag to celebrate my “Love” of messing around with paint πŸ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • 1 x Tag (it’s a chipboard page from a mini album) 4″ x 6″
  • Daler & Rowny Gesso
  • Anita’s Country Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Adirondack Lights Cloudy Blue Paint Dauber
  • Tattered Angels Patina Glimmer Mist
  • Folkart Taffy Acrylic Paint
  • Anitas Wedgewood Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Artiste Lagoon Acrylic Paint
  • Stickles – Crystal
  • Scenic Route Chipboard Alpha pieces
  • Decoart Ornamental Snow Tex
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Ranger Crackle Accents
  • Classic K Charlotte Patterned Paper (scrap)
  • Heart Punch by Woodware
  • Prima Cardstock Stickers – Glittered Heart
  • Sharpie Opaque White Poster Paint Marker


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ATC : Past & Future

I spent this morning tidying and cleaning my workshop… it was…. the biggest hugest mess you ever did see

So once it was all tidy and clean, I decided to mess it all up again and get the paints out πŸ˜‰

Last night I spent an hour or so researching ATC’s and watching videos of people making them on Youtube

Today I decided to make one and here Β is my first attempt…

Supplies List :-

  • Chipboard cut to 2.5″ x 3.5″
  • Gesso to prime the chipboard and I also used it for the stamped image (a tip from Deb)
  • Acrylic Paint : Lagoon
  • Gel Medium
  • Paper Artsy Swirly Stamp
  • Basic Grey Flower Stamp
  • Donna Salazar Daily Chronicles Newspaper Quote
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink : Vintage Photo
  • A Jam Jar of Cold water and a couple of paint brushes
  • Pumpkin Stazon (to cover up the botched up swirl where the Gesso went on too thick)

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I have been playing around in the workshop tonight with all the bits and bobs I have bought today and this is the result… its a bit of a first attempt at Mixed Media Art (of sorts) because I didnt glue anything down lol…. However, I did a bit of stamping and used different mediums πŸ˜‰

All comments and pointers in the right direction welcomed πŸ™‚

There is rather a long list of materials used so I have broken it into 2 sections inbetween the photographs… took me 45 mins to clear everything away once i’d finished, but had loads of fun!!

Supplies List : –

  • Daler Rowney Gesso Primer White
  • Daler Rowney Watercolour paper – cut to 4.5″ x 4.5″
  • Windsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Paint in Cerulean Blue Hue and Titanium White
  • Anitas Acrylic Paint in Country Blue
  • Artiste Acrylic Paint in Buttercup
  • Crystal Stickles
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters and Broken China

Supplies List Continued …

  • My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow Stamp Set
  • Fancy Pants Brush Strokes Stamp Set
  • Promarkers in Lime Green, Blue Pearl and Sky Blue
  • Copic Ciao’s in Β B12 Ice Blue and BG93 Green Gray
  • Versafine Onyx Black Instant Dry Pigment Ink
  • Dew Drop Brilliance Pearlescent Olive Fast Drying Pigment Ink
  • Studio G Smile Stamp

This painting is destined for a lovely wee frame and i’m going to hang it in my downstairs loo πŸ™‚

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Summer-y Notecard

I was playing around earlier today and took a square piece of chipboard and painted it with acrylic paint then sprinkled some ultra fine glitter over the wet paint and left it to dry….. it’s been looking at me all day lol so tonight I got some fibre and glossy accented it around the edge of the chipboard, then left it to dry…

Well the glitterd painted fibred square sat and looked back at me for a while, I mulled a few ideas over in my head and came up with this…

I took a copic ciao marker YG00 and coloured in one of the white prima flowers that came in the mail this morning, stuck it onto the fibrey glitter board and attached one of the new yellow prima pearls to it..

I took some turquoise cardstock and mounted the above creation… et voila a nice wee summery notecard πŸ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • Turquoise Cardstock from The Paper Mill Shop
  • 1 x Square piece of Chipboard
  • Folkart Turquoise Acrylic Paint
  • Ultra Fine Glitter
  • 1 x Prima Flower
  • Copic Ciao Marker YG00 Mimosa Yellow
  • Stampin Up Dimensionals
  • Turquoise Fibre
  • Prima e.line Pearl
  • Corner Chomper

Arts & Crafts, crafting, Distressing, Paper Crafting

I Cracked Up!

Last week I had a go at doing the crackle medium and acrylic paint technique and I failed miserably…. then I found out, through watching some video tutorials on youtube that I had in fact shut the door after the horse had bolted so to speak…

I painted the acrylic paint on the chipboard first, then I applied the crackle medium….. clearly the wrong way round… you should apply the crackle medium first, allow to dry, then apply the acrylic paint lol ….. i’m such a dozy mare!!

Anyway, i’m quite happy to share my disasters here too… it’s all about learning new things πŸ™‚

So here we have 2 tags of chipboard, sent over to me from my friend Micki in the US all lovely and cracked up, just as they should be πŸ™‚ so these will be making their way into my Dogs mini album very soon

Supplies Used :-

  • 2 x chipboard Tags (Thanks Micki)
  • Plaid FolkArt Crackle Medium
  • Plaid FolkArt 902 Taffy Acrylic Paint
  • Plaid FolkArt Licorice Acrylic Paint
  • 1 x Jam Jar of Water and a wee paint brush πŸ™‚

Arts & Crafts, crafting, Decoupage, Distressing, Paper Crafting, Projects, stamping

Paint & Decoupage

It’s Easter Sunday and I just wanted to wish you all have a wonderful Easter with your Family, Friends and Loved Ones.

I have to say that today has just flown in really quickly, I tidied up my craft workshop, it was a mess :-/ you how it is.. you get so creative that you forget just how much stuff you have pulled out, used and not tidied up lol…

I uploaded a couple of videos onto YouTube of the RAK my friend Micki in South Carolina sent over for me… I just heart everything she sent me (thankyou Micki) πŸ˜€

So once the craft space was cleared I decided to have a play around and try doing some decoupage, I touched the subject lightly last night with the card I made here.

Then I got the chipboard pieces out that Debra sent me and my acrylic paint, paint daubers and crackle paint and really enjoyed doing a spot to painting…. here’s what I got up to

and finally I made this, a wee wall hanging for my workshop.. it;s bright and cheery πŸ™‚