Tuesday, 20 June 2017


 Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
Wow its been a hot few days here in the U.K.
I hope you are enjoying the weather too, wherever you may be!

Today I want to share with you my latest make....
Sometimes it can take me forever to find the right photo for a project, 
but today while I was moving some of my lovely junk around, this photo fell out and I found it on the floor....so I decided to use it and to try and bring the lovely lady back to life...
The gesso has been painted on a journal page, I tore lots of text from an old book and stuck it down....more gesso, paint and crackle paint were added.... 
I added some vintage lace from my collection and added some chit chat words (Tim Holtz) 
The frame (Idea-ology) was painted with gesso then distress paint.
I love to collet things, so while out walking the dog I collected some twigs and moss and added some to the base of the frame.
I always like to add a vintage key, this one fitted perfectly!
To finish I layered the journal page onto some waxed paper, black card and then added some stitching

I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed creating it....
As always feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate you stopping by!

Have a great week 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017


 Hello friends

Hope you are good!

Today I want to share with you a large ETCETERA tag
by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous 
These tags are a base for any mixed media project and they come in various sizes. The tags are made from a Thickboard and are perfect for altering or collaging.
(They and all the other items used on this post are available from Art from the Heart here)
I love vintage and wanted to create an old vintage look.....
So I covered my tag with gesso then applied several layers of Rangers texture (opaque crackle) paste
When it had dried I applied distress paint using a dabber (ground expresso) wiping away away the paint with a wet wipe.

The centre piece (some grey board) was given the same treatment, but I also added 
distress grit paste through some stencils to add more texture. 
The photograph is from my own vintage collection, 
I then added some stitching, a circle of rusty wire, a rusty old key and some words from big chat/chit chat.  The butterflies are from Tim Holtz  Botanical ephemera set and I added number rub-ons. 
To finish I added a quote chip and some stars 
I hope you like the project....as always feel free to leave a comment, 
I appreciate each and everyone!
Have a lovely week!
Bye for now