Sunday, 27 November 2016

Me and you...

Hello friends...
Hope you are all good!
It's getting to that really busy time of the year....
eekkk, so many things to sort, buy, organise
I always find December a bit of a challenge!
I'm not a big fan of christmas, don't get me wrong i love the day,
 but really don't like the build up to it....
I'm actually thinking I may hibernate for the whole of December!!

Anyway before I squirrel away.......I wanted to share this quick make with you
I created it with a left over tag
The tag was covered in old text paper, dried then I applied a coat of gesso through Tim holtz stencils, along with adding some off cuts of vintage lace....
When it had all dried I applied distress paint and distress crayons to get a nice wash of colour...
I then added some splashes of black soot.
The photo is from Photo booth (Idea-ology) framed with a wooden frame from my stash, I also added some paper flowers that also I coloured with distress crayons.
 To finish,  I layered the tag onto some parcel paper, then backed it onto a cabinet card (Idea-ology)
I then added some stitching and the words from chit chat (Idea-ology)

As always feel free to leave a comment, always great to hear from you....

December is a super busy not sure when I will get chance to blog...
don't worry, I'm sure I will pop back over the festive season to share a make or two!
Have a great week!

bye for now 


Friday, 25 November 2016

Art, Imagine,Create

Hello friends...

Hope you are all good!
Wow its been such a busy week...
Last weekend was my birthday, 
 (thanks for the good wishes!)
so I was very spoilt by my family and friends, 
I had a really lovely day, but now Im playing catch up in a big way!

Anyway, today I wanted to share this Andy Skinner inspired make....
I'm still working my way through my Deco-art/Hochanda shopping spree..
(thinking I may NEED some more supplies very soon!)

I created a triptych using three Tando tags backed onto some card
I coloured them with Deco-art media paints
 (yellow green light, cyan and Pyrrole red)
When dry I stencilled some Titan buff paint through Andy skinners stencils
The bolts are also from Tando ( Industrial elements) 
The stars are actually from a christmas decoration
I applied texture sand paste to the star, when it had dried 
I painted them using burnt umber and Quin gold to get a cool rusty look.
The circles are actually old curtain rings....

I really like the grungy look so this was right up my street!
Please feel free to leave a comment, I really appreciate each one!

Right my desk looks like a disaster zone...looks like I'm going to be busy!
(I may need help!)

Have a great weekend!


Saturday, 19 November 2016


Hello friends
Hope you are all good!
I wanted to share a piece Ive been working on over the last few days...
Its been one of those makes where I didn't know
where I was going with it....
but eventually after lots of mugs of tea, some pulling of hair I was happy with how it turned out
I created the background using a mix of gesso and texture paste through Tim Holtz stencils
I coloured the background with distress paints and crayons
I added some background strips by sewing them in,
I then added some ripped up cheese cloth, wire and old washers and bolts
The centre piece is a n Idea-ology pocket watch, painted and filled with a star from the Tim Holtz ephemera pack and more wire
To finish I added some of my own vintage keys, a vintage pocket watch key and some big chat words
I also used a couple of stamp set Tim Holtz, correspondence, Halftone and rings and Mixed Media 2 sets and stamped randomly with black archival ink.

As always feel free to leave a comment, I really do appreciate you popping by
Enjoy your weekend...

bye for now 


Tuesday, 15 November 2016


Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
A quick post to share with you this recent make,
(actually I'm procrastinating......
I have so much to do but you know how it goes...the jobs can wait!)

I recently created some grungy backgrounds for another project.... this was one of the off cuts, 
so instead of throwing it away I filed it under one of the very messy piles on my desk and knew it would come in handy!

I used gesso through some Tim holtz stencils, when dry I 
coloured with distress paints and distress crayons.
To add some extra details, I hand stitched into the card and used my trusty sewing machine
 to sew the edges to frame the card.
The photo is Idea-ology  (photo booth) framed with an Idea-ology Baroque frame, which was coloured with black soot distress paint and a gold sharpie pen.
I hand stitched the quote in place and stamped stars and numbers
from the Tim Holtz (correspondence stamp set)
To finish I added a large (Idea-ology) arrow and layered it onto card
As I said earlier, this was  an off-cut, 
which may of easily been thrown away....
maybe  you could create a save it pile and join me in the very messy desk brigade!

Right I really do need to get busy!
Feel free to leave a comment, always great to hear from you!
Have a great week


Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Great friends....

Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
A quickie post from me today, to share my latest make
Not one to embrace colour,
surprise surprise....Ive gone for a very grungy look
(I just couldn't help myself!)

The base is made from wood (from hobbycraft)
which was painted with gesso,
I then I added lots of layers of distress paints to it
(walnut stain, black soot)
I used an then used a Tim Holtz Idea-ology cabinet card,
applied a layer of gesso, texture paste and grit paste
through Tim Holtz Stencils 
(THS070, THS006 and THS005)

When it had dried I used distress crayons and more paints to enhance the stencil marks
The Baroque frame (Idea-ology) was painted with grit paste, when dry,
 I painted it in black soot distress paint.  To highlight areas I used a gold sharpie pen.
I then added the photograph ( from found relatives-occasions set)and stitched the outside of the
cabinet card.
To add some finishing touches I added some lace and stars (stars are from finnabair) I added some arrows and bolts from Idea-ology and mounted it all onto the wooden base
All products are available from Art from the Heart (link in side bar)
As always feel free to leave a comment, great to know your popped by....

Have a fabulous week!
bye for now 


Friday, 4 November 2016


Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
November is here and the temperature has certainly dropped, brrrr!

The leaves are just beautiful at the moment, 
I collected some beautiful leaves from our Acer tree in our garden....
and I wanted to incorporate them in some journal pages  
I used lots of layers of gesso, texture paste and grit paste
through a variety of Tim Holtz stencils
(THS 061,070,068)
I used distress paints ( wild honey, walnut stain) along with distress crayons to add layers of colours to match the leaves.
I also used some rust pastes by finnabair to colour the background, star and arrow.
I added some rusty wire to frame the photo, words and the star 
The text stamp is Tim holtz (Ledger script) 
I also used the Patchwork pieces set,I stamped using coffee archival ink.
Ive left some areas blank as I may journal some thoughts onto it later...
I hope you like.... feel free to leave a comment, i appreciate each and every one xx

Have a lovely weekend 

kaz x