Mixed Media

Spring is in the Air

Hi Everyone,

Here is my latest design team project for Colourcraft with the theme for February being “spring”.

I made a hand stitched and bound book from scratch and the products incorporated in this project are :-

  • Colourcraft Acrylic Paints – White Greens, Blues and yellows
  • Colourcraft Soft Form Relief Paste in White
  • Colourcraft Acrylic Spray Mists in Blue and yellow.

There is a step by step process over on the Colourcraft Blog, if you wish to go have a peek, link is HERE



Thanks for popping round


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Butterflies . . . . .

Its a wee bit blustery out there tonight .. it seems that Scotland is in for a bit of a battering with hurricane force winds sweeping across the country!

Tonight In the workshop I made an altered/decorated A5 ring bound notebook.

The front panel I had started a couple of months back when I got into he old sewing kick, and I found it by accident in one of my drawers tonight, Β  it was just perfect for the colour scheme of the painted covers so I used it πŸ˜‰

I painted all sides of the front and back covers, then did a bit of stamping with Brilliance starlight silver ink.. and some new Urban stamps from papermania

and the back page…

Thanks for popping in πŸ™‚

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Decorated Accucut Gift Box

Hi Everyone… as promised here is the accucut gift box that I altered and embelished yesterday πŸ™‚ Β  Β The Video is now up on Youtube here

I decided to take the pictures in the garden this morning as the sun was shining away πŸ™‚

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used for this project :-

  • FM-00336 Pink 2 Tone 25mm Tea Roses
  • EX-00018 Pink Tone 25mm Foundation Roses
  • LL-00030 2 Tone Mulberry Rose Leaves 30mm
Thanks so much for popping by… Sarah πŸ™‚


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You Made Me Love You .. .. .

Yesterday in my workshop I made a DT project for Wild Orchid Crafts, I’ll have the video up on Youtube later today, and the blog post on here too, by the time i’d finished the project last night the lighting was a bit dull to take decent pics .. I took one to give you a sneek peek, but i’ll take better ones soon πŸ™‚

I made the project live on Ustream and did record it from start to finish if you fancy a bigger sneek peek you can head over to my Ustream Channel πŸ˜‰

Also last night I made a little postcard, I love combining paper and fabric into the things I make πŸ™‚

Supplies List :-

  • Scalloped Rectangle from Accucut cut from Matboard (thanks Deb x)
  • Seafoam Green, Silver Pearlescent and Taffy (cream) Acrylic Paint
  • Fine Burlap and Muslin Material
  • Calico Material
  • Chipboard Key Dabbed with silver Brilliance Ink
  • Some watch pieces, cogs etc
  • Silver and Blue Grey Embroidery thread french knots
  • French scrip stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Various Lindys Stamp Gang and Tattered Angels Sprays to dye the muslin
  • Silver thread
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Shabby September…

Tonight’s project is a little material notebook.. I used a Sizzix Die for the template and with a little bit more practice on the sewing machine the book came together fairly quickly, easy enough to put together in an evening, depending on the amount of sewing and embelishments you put on the front πŸ™‚

Supplies Used :

  • Sizzix Folder Die
  • Material from charity shop
  • Lace & some May Arts Lace Trim
  • Leftover Seam Binding bits from a previous project
  • Sewing machine
  • Water colour paper
  • Blue Seed Beads
  • Puffy Hearts
  • Eyelets
  • September is a rub on
  • handmade paper material label
Its also a great wee project for using up leftover bits πŸ™‚
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Linen and Lace Altered Notebook

I’m practicing my stitching and sewing machine skills tonight in the workshop and… i’m having so much fun πŸ™‚ My mother in law gave me a lovely wee desktop sewing machine at the weekend

I am taking part in a mixed media material mini book swap, and I really fancied having a practice on something small before going the whole hog πŸ˜‰

Supplies List :~

  • 1 x Hardboard Notebook 5″ x 7″
  • Acrylic Paint in Brown, Cream and Blue and White
  • Snowtex Paste
  • Seam Binding
  • Lace
  • Buttons
  • Linen Thread
  • Swarovski Rose Rondelle Bead
  • Linen Material
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Stampin Up En Francais Background Stamp
  • Watercolour Paper
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A bit of this and a bit of that…..

Ok…. i’m starting to get a little bit worried here, it’s about me and this whole flower thing that’s going on in my workshop at the moment … I’ve promised myself NOT to make any flowers this week, it’s becoming too much of an obsession….. Flower OCD πŸ™‚

SO …..yesterday saw me making yet more flowers…… felt flowers!……felt flowers that I had to sew together !!….. and here’s the ironic thing ..I cant sew !! Β  Β Me…, I was the bane of my sewing teachers life at school, I just didn’t get the whole sewing thing… Β so now i’m sewing flowers…OMG! Β Quick someone phone my old sewing teacher, someone let her know I can sew after all…. and it’s only taken me 28 years YAY!!

Here is my flower… I’m so proud of it, I might just do a tutorial on how to make one…. but not this week πŸ˜‰

I enjoyed making that one so much I made another, this time smaller and all pink and lovely πŸ™‚

Then I decided to try out my Ranger Glossy Accents on a Making Memories Polka Dot Flower……. It turned out great!!

And finally a sneeky peeek at a tag I made for a mini album that I’m making at the moment… can you guess what colour it’s going to be? πŸ˜‰