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Friday, 13 July 2018

Wax works..

I've been playing along with
Amy at Boobies ning
*I know...awesome name right?*
and made this waxed piece called
"It's not Funny!"

The classes are free to view, but  I still will only
share a few pics. The idea of this particular Group activity
is to "paint a story" using an old photo as inspiration
I chose to use this old photo of a lady who looks to be having 
"too much fun" lol
 quick base sketch..
and then lots of  "pushing" and "pulling"
until the final piece is achieved :D
Then the alchemy that makes this image more
"dream/nightmare- like"
Enjoy :D XXX

I would like to share this piece at;

Monday, 9 July 2018

Just another Work in Progress!

But then this one doesn't have an end date :)
Hubby decided we needed to get out more as a couple
so I decided we needed an "Adventure Journal"

I had bought this pair of wall calendars a while ago...
*to cut up for the fancy papers*
They are already collaged/layered, but single sided (obviously),
so I took one apart...trimmed the edges...
and glued the separate pages over the "dates" pages of
the second calendar :D
Except I was one page short as I used one to cover the back,
which meant I had to actually "collage" a page myself lol.
*Used pieces from my scrap box*
The calendars came with lots of lovely stickers and bits!!!
which I am using to decorate the pages...
and the front cover :D
I wanted to add a photo of Me and Him to the front
*this is the only one I have(shame on me), but it
looked a bit boring...
Needed a frame....
Cut out with 2 dies, black gessoed,
and "rusted" up using Sand texture gel and acrylic paints.
Looking much more impressive now...
and much more "Me" lol
Looking forward to adding our memories 
Next stop "Glastonbury Tor"
Enjoy :D XXX

I would like to share this with the following challenges;
*yes  I'm on the DT, we just don't win any prizes lol*

Friday, 6 July 2018

Hello Sailor!

And welcome to my new project for 
Our amazing sponsor for this fortnight is

I got to work with the gorgeous  Mermaid image

She is so beautiful and delicate that I wanted to keep
that "floatiness", so decided to make a "single layer" card.

I started by printing 2 copies and "fussy-cutting" one
to use as a mask....
which allowed me to use inkpads to create a subtle background.
It is surprising how well the image stands out against
the soft blues and greens :D
Next up *still using the mask* I added stamped
images in equally soft colours to add depth and 
create a scene.
Now I could begin colouring with my 
adding layers of colours as each dried.
Finally a suitable sentiment stamp and some
subtle glittering 
before gluing onto a plain white card base.

I don't often do "delicate" or "subtle" but love
how this card turned out :D
I would like to enter the following challenges;

Sunday, 1 July 2018

I'm just a Busy Bee...

So excited to be sharing my first DT post for

As always it is 
Anything Goes, but MUST include
Patterned Papers.

  I have a huge stash of patterned papers as I 
find them irresistible, and I promised Hubby
I wouldn't buy any more until I'd used some lol
So joining in Hazel's Challenge has been a real
tonic for me...joining the DT is "icing on the cake"
*and I do love cake* :D

 I've been making quite a few "tags" lately, so 
dug out this tag holder book from my stash.
I hadn't used it as I am not really a "Pink" person.
This is where patterned papers are so useful..
 I have a collection of "Bee" related papers.
 A coat of black gesso, some inked edges
 and several layers of patterned paper...
 it is now much more "me" :D
 *See how I made the "grunge textured plaque and Bee"*

 The beehive image is torn from a topper set.

Still pink inside...but that may change at a later date.

Hope you have enjoyed my first project,
I know I have :D
I would like to enter the following Challenges;