Saturday, 26 December 2015

The Magic of Christmas

Merry Christmas from blogland! Here is a configurations book I made for my mom and dad; it was really fun to make and to decide what to put in each section and basically it was any excuse to cover the entire thing in as much glitter and sparkle as possible!

The cover is painted mostly gold and a bit red inside with some added gilding flakes and chipboard letters painted and then some inka gold in red and them some glitter paint and inside some gilding wax and then I used red sparkle medium through a stencil to make the stars. The snowflake is 3d printed.

Inside the snowman is 3d printed and then painted; then the little tree and wreath I inked and then added some white paint to the tree for snow. Then I used some snowtex type stuff. Wooden letters to spell out noel with some berries. Mini bells, string beads, a 3d printed angel; the little green house is cut out on the cricut, mini pretend lights, a wooden 25th December decorated with gilding wax, glitter in tiny bottles; another little bell; a gingerbread man which is patterned paper and then loads of added glitter and sparkles. And it all couldn't have been done without loads of heavy body gel medium to stick everything down.

Monday, 21 December 2015


Here are some other cards I've made over the past few months....

Class of 2015!

Well it's long time no blog for me.......! So here are this years Christmas cards I've made...

 I've had these sparkly flowers for a while and finally got round to using them
 Some sparkle medium on black card and I've got these Tim Holtz word stickers which are really useful
 Sparkle medium again....this and above are both prima stencils
 There's a mixture of Oxford Impressions, Paper Artsy, Hobby Art, Dylusions and Stampendous I think. I used Derwent Inktense to colour in santa as well.
 This is a Hobby Art rudolph
 These are Hobby Art as well
 This is Oxford Impressions with added embellishments
And another with Sparkle medium in a different colour. Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, 30 May 2015


Here are some cards I made recently, don't think I've already posted any of to say I tend to post things on instagram these days and so my blog gets a little neglected!

Top one is just a few toppers, gems and some washi tape; next one is dylusions paint through a splodgeaway stencil with some gems and glitter. Next one is dylusions paints, molotow pens and a happy birthday stamp and the bottom one is dylusions paints and hand drawn lettering with a signo uniball pen.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

All hail the Dylusions paints

Well what can I say....I've been so excited to get my hands on the new Dylusions paints and I certainly wasn't disappointed. They are brilliant. Using the mini blending foam as an applicator is genius and they are so quick drying and the finish is so smooth, no soaking through to the next page either. It's just so easy to create page after page.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Sights around Britain

Another new project is to make a sort of art journal/scrapbook of places I've been around Britain, with photos, journalling and whatever else I feel like!

Here is the front cover and the first page. The cover I first painted with black gesso and then I stuck down various letters I had which I also painted over with black gesso. Once dry I added foil to the letters in Around and then paint the whole thing silver, then I added some gelato, inka gold and gilding wax to the letters. I added some washi tape and some distress ink before painting it all over with a layer of mod podge to add some protection and keep the tape glued down.

The first page I took two photos of Ynyscedwyn Ironworks in Wales and stuck them down and added a layer of washi tape. I had already painted the page with gesso to prevent any inks soaking through to the other pages. I added some blue distress ink and wrote on the title and journalling.

Mean while in the bird house a blue tit has been busy emptying out the contents and there's only a bit left in the bottom now. It went quiet for a few days and then a couple more blue tits came prospecting so we'll wait and see if anyone moves in!!

A study in Blue

I've been working on some new usual my mind is working over about 58 things some of which turn in to real things at some point now or in the future.....

So here's another canvas I decorated, testing some techniques I've read about and just basically messing about. The paints are mostly paper artsy fresco paints, with some gesso and also a pearlescent pebeo dyna paint all in shades of blue, and a touch of green and silver. I did also manage to splat paint up the wall but don't tell anyone though hehe!!

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Well Happy Mother's Day to all mother's out there......

Here are this years cards I made. The gold one is a variety of gold paints and gelato with a frame also then painted gold; in the background of the frame is some metallic leaf stuck down and then the letters a pre-made plastic ones that I've added some paint to (which makes me wonder if we could print some letters like this on the 3d printer.....).

Then I added a bunch of buttons and embellishments also painted and waxed and glitter added to finish.
This one is a couple of paper artsy fresco paints and then some paint through a stencil; then I made a heart and letters using a silicone mold with some modelling paste and then I added some ink and wax to the heart to colour it. A quick swipe of gelato finishes the corners.
Finally one of the monthly Splodge away kits was this wishing well kit which I thought was ideal for mothers day. I glued it all together and then I used texture paste with a splodge away stencil which came with the kit for the bricks. I then painted it with paper artsy fresco paints; these new limited edition ones are my new favourite colours (you might have noticed!!). I used texture paste with a splodge away stencil which came with the kit for the bricks. Then I filled it with chocolate hehe!!

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Somewhere over the rainbow....

Well I made this rainbow today.....I started it a while creating a rainbow of Dylusions ink sprays on a canvas board then I left it for a while and I just uncovered it today and thought hmm I think I'll finish this off.

Basically it's an assortment of buttons, sequins, glitter, beads and other embellishments; with some added assortments of paint, glazes, waxes and whatever else sprung to mind....

The true hero of the piece other than the power of the rainbow itself was Golden's extra heavy gel medium which just sticks everything down but in a less gluey way than glue and is just an excellent medium to work with.


Here are some recent cards I have made.....

The Bee one is using JOFY stamps from Paper artsy painted with fresco paints; then in the background is a die cut honeycomb on a painted background.

This one is random inks then a honeycomb stamp and I used some Splodge away numbers as a mask for the 50's and then outlined them with a white pen. Then stamped the Happy Birthday on another background and added some metallic gelato as well.

This one is birds die cut from patterned paper; with some washi tape, a craftwork cards greeting and a little distress ink

This one is JOFY stamps again coloured in with promarkers and a I hand drew the Happy birthday and mounted it one some bird house paper and added a few buttons.