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Saturday 27 May 2017

Docrafts Demos May to June 2017

Good morning everyone. Happy Saturday. 
I have more Docrafts demonstrations coming up starting with today in Carmarthen. I shall be at The Range from 10 am until 4 pm. If you're in the area please stop by.

The new Capsule Elements collection is Metallics. It has gorgeous super shiny papers, tags, embellishments and alphabets. Perfect for adding a touch of elegance.

There are some fabulous new Santoro products including Gorjuss stamps, papers, decoupage and dies. Also colouring books, stickers, washi tape and wooden elements.

Perfect for the summer are some lovely romantic dies and pretty Anita's decoupage. All wonderful for wedding, anniversary and birthday cards.
There are lots more new fabulous Docrafts goodies starting to arrive in the stores. Don't forget to check out your local stockist and stock up.

I will be demonstrating in Carmarthen today but you can check on the Docrafts website to see if there is a demonstration local to you.  My next demo for Docrafts is on June 10th in Cwmdu.
Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Saturday 20 May 2017

Cherish Canvas

Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping well. Another busy weekend for me. I shall be demoing from 10 am till 4 pm for Trimcraft in The Range at Cwmdu today. Before I go I wanted to show you the Valentine present I made for my husband.

This is a 5" x 7" (12.5 cm x 17.5 cm) canvas board. I started with black gesso then an uneven layer of DecoArt Media Crackle Paste. Once dry and nicely cracked I stamped some Stampendous text with Archival black ink and splattered black and red DecoArt Media Mister inks and watered down gold acrylic paint. 

The heart is a Flaming Heart from Prima's Relics & Artifacts range which I painted with red acrylic. I then used gold acrylic paint to stamp the veins. I made the 'wings' using air dry clay and an IOD mould by Prima. They were then painted with gold acrylic.

The heart and wings were fixed to the canvas with Heavy Matt Gel and I finished it with the Tim Holtz die-cut word Cherish in red card. 

I hope you all have nice plans for the weekend and have a lovely time whatever you do.

Friday 5 May 2017

Creative Artiste #26 May 2017

Happy Friday everyone. I hope you all have a nice weekend planned. I'm hoping that now May is here the weather will get warmer and more settled.

On to today's business which is my May challenge post for
Creative Artiste.
We are a challenge blog for everyone who likes to mix their media. So, as long as you like to use various mediums on your creations we'd love to see you enter the challenge.
A big Thank You to everyone who entered Challenge #25 in April. Your projects were fabulous and our winner has been announced on the blog. 

Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

This month we are being sponsored by

Lindy's Stamp Gang

who are offering a voucher for the lucky winner.

I love Lindy's sprays and have used them on this canvas.

I started by dry brushing a light blue acrylic paint and white gesso all over the canvas. Then I used texture paste through a Tim Holtz flourish stencil before
fixing lengths of lace onto the canvas with a matt gel.

I die cut the heart from card, used the stencil and texture paste and painted it with pink acrylic paint. The flowers are from my stash and I arranged them and the heart on the canvas with matt gel. The little stars are iridescent beads.

Once everything was in place I sprayed, sprinkled and squirted with Plumeria Pink, Hibiscus Rose, Salt Water Taffy and Ocean Breeze Blue Magicals from Lindy's.

This is a month long challenge so you have time to create projects and enter up to three times. A full list of the rules is on the challenge blog. For more inspiration please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the wonderful mixed media projects created by our talented team.  Remember to have fun and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in the challenge.
Have a lovely weekend everyone, whatever you have planned.

I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://welove2create.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-9-anything-creativemixed.html x
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/may-challenge-here-at-altered-eclectics.html x
http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/mays-challenge.html x
http://mixedmediaworld.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/mmw24-anything-mixed-media-goes-with.html#more x
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/may-2017-flower-power.html x

Monday 1 May 2017

Craft Galore Encore May 2017

Happy May Day everyone! I hope those of you in the UK are enjoying the long weekend.
Welcome to May's challenge on the  
Thank you to everyone who joined in with April's challenge. The winners are on the challenge blog's 'winner's page'. This is a month long challenge and you can enter up to three times. A full list of rules are on the challenge blog.

Our theme every month is the popular
"Anything Goes"

We have two sponsors this month:
Ppinkydolls art



I chose a Ppinkydolls image and created this card.

I started by printing a musical paper and matting it onto red card.

I chose this image called Alice and coloured it with my Copics.

I die-cut some hearts from red card and used miniature playing cards as embellishments.

I printed some vintage Alice in Wonderland related images and matted them onto red card.

Please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog to see the wonderful projects and cards created by the rest of the talented team and to enter your "Anything Goes" creations.

I've entered this project into the following challenges: