Tuesday, 24 May 2016

12 tags 2016 - May!

 Hello friends
Hope you are all good!
A very quick post from me today..... Im meant to be doing something else!

I'm running late with my May entry for 12 tags....
To find out how to enter click here for all the details.....

Here's my entry....

feel free to leave a comment
Have a great day


Sunday, 22 May 2016

PaperArtsy Infusions

Hello friends

I hope you are all good!
Just a really quick post today to share with you how 
I have used the new Paperartsy Infusions...
(I'm a little late to the Infusions party....how rude of me!)
If you haven't seen them yet then you really need to give them a go......you won't be disappointed
 I got mine from country view crafts  here 

I used the infusions to create a negative print using a stencil....

(Ive got a how too you tube tutorial at the end of this post)
The Infusions look like this.....
really cool little bottles, you just piece a hole in the top of the lid and gentle  shake out the granules, a little product really does go a long way!
(to seal just pop a little tape over the lid so the granules don't escape)
For my hanging I used Emerald Isle, golden sands and A bit Jaded.... 
I just love the walnut residue left by the tiny granules....it gives a really cool vintage feel

Here's a little tutorial on how I put it all together...
(p.s there is music....didnt want to make you jump!)
I hope you found the clip helpful....I'm still new to filming/editing!
I hope its inspired you to give them ago...
As always feel free to leave a comment, always great to know you popped by xx
have a great week 


Saturday, 14 May 2016

Found girl....

Hello friends

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather,
its a gorgeous day here in sunny Shropshire...

Maybe because of the sunshine or the fact that its late spring, the fields where I live are filled with the brightest, rapeseed yellow ever....it must have had an influence on me to use more colour in my work......
(Those who know me well, know that I'm on the dark side....I pretty much always wear my comfort colour, black, black or more black!)
That really hasn't changed and probably never will but I have to admit, 
Ive really enjoyed experimenting with colour....

So today I thought I would share some subtle vintage colour, courtesy of Paperartsy fresco chalk paints....
To create the background I painted up an XL Manilla tag
I used lots of Fresco colours to create the background
I stamped over the paint using Papersrtsy stamp set Word plate 2 using Tim Holtz distress Archival (hickory smoke)
Then I started layering using some of my original vintage ephemera, 
along with some Tim Holtz Idea-ology.
To create the crackle I used Paperartsy crackle glaze with lilac and snowflake white fresco paint. 
The image is an original photo I found from an auction sale
 ( I'm always buying other peoples memories....hate to see them being thrown away!) 
I used my sewing machine to add lots of stitches too!
To finish I added some rusty wire to hang it from....
I hope you like it?
To find more info on Paperartsy and their products, hop over to their website here....there's some really useful you tube clips too!

As always feel free to leave a comment....its always great to know you popped by!
Right, I'm off sip a large G&T in the sunshine
Hope you enjoy the sun too!
bye for now


Tuesday, 10 May 2016


 Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
Yikes...I'm playing catch up this week.....
 seriously there's just never enough hours in the day!
Anyway, I wanted to share this make with you, I actually made it a few weeks ago but I wasn't happy with how it originally looked ( It nearly ended up in the bin on several occasions!)
Ive been persevering and tweaking it every now and then, when time allowed!
I created the background using lots of distress paints and a brayer, I then added more layers stamping in Archival ink with the Tim Holtz mixed media 2 stamp set 
I got splattering with the distress splatter brush, its gives a great effect!
I always love to add stitches to my work, so Ive added lots to this piece.... I also added texture paste through Tim Holtz stencils when dry I coloured the paste with distress crayons 
The butterfly is from Tim's  Watercolour stamp set, again coloured using distress crayons.
I added Remnant rub-ons and framed the photo using the Idea-ology frame painted with distress paints.
(The quote is from the Perspective stamp set)
I'm so glad I stuck with it, sometimes it is worth all the hair pulling and keeping it out of the bin!
 I'm finally happy with how it turned out 
(mmm.... i think, lol!)

Anyway feel free to leave a comment, always great to know you popped by
Have yourselves a fabulous week
bye for now