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Monday, 14 May 2018

Enjoy Life!



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So many options for this challenge...
so I found it easiest to begin by selecting a few
patterned papers to create a "summery" landscape.
 Next, match up some Promarkers to colour my
image with.
 I wanted her to be "flying" through the scene so 
tore her out to soften the edges.
 The white looked a little stark against the summeriness...
 so I roughly coloured the edges with complimentary colours
 which I think gives a much "warmer" feel :D
A bit of subtle glitter and some meaningful words...
a very "smiley" card I think :D 

Enjoy XXX
I would like to enter this card for the following 
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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Well Summer arrived suddenly in Yorkshire lol

So after all that grey coldness we woke up to this
on Friday..WOooHoooo!
 First things first....
 Then an awful lot of garden tidying...
 Bunny got her first trim of the year.
 Poorly Manthing got some fresh air in the shade...
 *though Buster was desperate not to share the hammock*
 while Poppy prefers to "lounge" :D
 2 days from bud to full bloom the Crab Apple is smothered
in blossom...
and then a new arrival.
 18 and a half years old "Sadie" is back to stay.
She is my Mum's dog who we re-homed after Mum 
had to go into care. Unfortunately her new owner got
taken into hospital on Saturday and will also be going
 into care, so his daughter asked if we could take her in.
 We spent yesterday fencing off all the ponds/waterhole 
as she is almost blind and fell in twice,
 which meant she had to be on the lead all the time. Now she
can come and go as she pleases :D
Busy weekend , but took time to chill...
 Hope you are enjoying whatever Nature is throwing 
at you right now XXX

Monday, 30 April 2018

The Power of Flowers


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Ok...so I got busy in the greenhouse and forgot to
take "in progress" shots again....
Simple matting and layering using a gorgeous
"summery" backing card from my
Crafter's Companion "Fairyopolis" stash,
old glitter card stock and a pre-printed base card.
I coloured with my fav ProMarkers, matching shades
from the card stock...
and tore the image out to soften the "white" edges.
Balanced the white with satin ribbon, overlayed with
organza ribbon and trimmed with white lace.
The sentiment is stamped directly onto the background.

Enjoy :D XXX

Entering the following challenges;
Through The Craft Room Door # April 24th Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge # 365 Anything Goes
I (heart) ProMarkers # 357 Speedy Recovery/Get Well Soon
Crafting with Friends # 66 Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge # wk 17 Anything Goes


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Is it Art O'clock yet?

I mentioned I'd been rearranging rooms
recently...and realised I no longer had a
clock in my Art room....
so  I made one :D

I took this old canvas I'd "borrowed" bits from...
and gave it a thick coating of gesso, 
scraping some extra texture as I went along.
 Been dying to try some "weak washes"...
 letting each layer dry*not my strong point lol*
 before adding another...
til I got this yummy crusty finish :D
I love the way Brenda Brown uses metal on her projects
*see her amazing projects at Bumblebees and Butterflies*
so I made myself a metal embellie by embossing an
old Tomato puree tube and cutting a piece out.
 Keeping to faded colour tones I collected some papers
to layer (distressing as I went along)...
 attaching everything with matt medium and tape.
 Really pleased with the final "grunginess" of the canvas
 and the depth created by the different washes.
I also used pencil around the edges of the individual elements
to add definition.
Now to position the "clock" mechanism.
 Once I decided where, I stamped a clock face onto
 tissue paper and glued it down with matt medium.
 I also added glazing medium to the clock face for
extra protection.
over all I am very pleased with my new
"Arty O'Clock"
Enjoy :D XXX

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