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Thursday, 19 May 2016

What Lies Beneath...


Last month I was lucky enough to win the Tando Creative challenge, and part of my prize was some skulls. I've been dying to use these ever since, so when That's Crafty had a Friday 13th challenge I knew that they would be coming out.
All of the paints and mediums used are by DecoArt.
Lots of pictures coming up so I'll keep the words down :-)


The 'coffin' is an old wooden domino box, that's been painted with black gesso. This side has the Andy Skinner skull stencil that's had crackle glaze put through it then painted with a mix of Quin gold and transparent yellow oxide.
The lid has been been stencilled with the same colour mix, and the stamps are by Sheena Douglass. 
Do you like Basil - he's a fox skull that my dad found about 15 years ago, and my son's had him ever since. He still has most of his teeth though they have had to be superglued in over the years lol.

This is the reverse of the lid, again it's a Sheena die and stamp.
This is the other side. The 'blood' is DecoArt red chalk paint.
The hand prints have been stencilled with texture sand and painted with a Quin Gold and Transparent Yellow Oxide wash.
This is an Andy Skinner stamp that's been stamped into texture paste and rubbed over with Metallic Lustre.
And this is what started it all off. This is my Tando skull that's been painted with crackle paint. The background is another Andy Skinner texture stamp.
This was such fun to make, and who knows what may end up inside - certainly not the dominoes.
I'm also entering this into the Lost Coast Designs Half O'Ween challenge.
Have a fab week, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Happy Birthday To You

Lost Coast Designs are having a Blogiversary, and a giveaway to celebrate. Go check it out (I'm such an enabler) xx

A Long Time Ago...

Good morning and happy Wednesday. It's time for a brand new challenge at Stampotique, and today Kristen has chosen circles. Here is what she has to say.
I love to use circles in my projects, so this week, I am challenging you to get creative and show us what you can create with circles in your project!
Here's mine


All the paints and mediums are by DecoArt. I cut some circles and used a stencil to make a geli plate background.
So circles - check.
Now for some stamping, I've used Spiraling Out of Control in the background.
And Design Cube on the 'moon'
All good movies need a star, so here we have Screaming Bunny as The Narator. I think he looks rather dapper in his silver space suit :-).
I had such fun making this (can you tell lol) and hope you join in too.
Have a fun week, and thanks very much for looking x

Monday, 16 May 2016

Adventure Awaits

I had a fab day on Saturday at a Kassa Hayselden class using all things Tim.
This is what we made.


I had a really fun day and got to meet lots of lovely people in the flesh rather than just in blog land. I also came home with a rather long shopping list :-)

Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking x 

Friday, 13 May 2016

Always Believe...

Hi and happy Friday 13th! This is my second piece for the Country View Crafts  'use a stencil' challenge.



All the paints used are by DecoArt.

Lots of painted and stencilled layers with Deco Art Media paints. then stamping with a Stampotique text stamp. 
And finally a splash of colour with Portfolio pastels and a JOFY stencil. I love this colour, it just makes me happy!


My Girl is a Paper Babe stencil and the corresponding stamps.
She's been coloured with DecoArt Media paints, with lots of the Quinacridone colours in her hair.
She's been outlined in the blue Portfolio just because I like it lol.
It's the first time that I've used these stencils and stamps, but I did enjoy it. They really make you think about where you need to put things, but they are easy to use.



I love this sentiment!

There's still lots of time to enter our challenge, so get out your stencils, and if you haven't already, please join in our blog hop for a chance to win a Big Shot bundle.
Have a great weekend, and thanks very much for looking xx

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Soft Kitty

I was lucky enough to win last months challenge at Lost Coast Designs, and part of my prize was Happy Cat.
He arrived today and this is what I made with him.


I really think he should be re-named Smug Kitty lol.
The background is a gelli plate print, and smug kitty has been stamped onto card that had been painted with neon and metallic paint sticks.
I'm entering this into the Lost Coast  splash of neon or bright colour challenge.
Have a fun week, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Pretty Woman

Hi and happy Wednesday, this must mean it's time for another challenge at Stampotique.

This week Arwen McCullen is our hostess and she is challenging us to Scribbles, here is what Arwen says about this challenge:

"I want to see scribbles in your projects this week, that can be by hand or by stamp, just add some scribbles."

Until the Mixology course with the lovely Kate Crane this would have scared the living daylights out of me, but Kate showed us how to scribble - with style!

All the paints and mediums are from the DecoArt media range.


This is a technique that Kate showed us so I won't go into detail - try and take the class it's such fun.
Here we have paint and stencilling. You can just see Karen's Dora Doodle Dolly poking her nose out - she was stamped after the card had been gessoed, the covered with masking fluid.

Time for some stemping, this is Carol's flower (small) one of my favourite stamps.
Time for the fun now, lots of scribbles with my white Posca pen.
There's also stamping with Text Block 3 and Mesh.
Here's Dora Doodle Dolly once she's had her masking fluid removed. She's been coloured with pencils.
There's more scribbles
Smile is obviously in love - I hope Dora doesn't break his heart...
Just a few bits of washi tape to finish. As a non doodler this was great fun to make, so thank you Kate.

I hope you get chance to join in with us and have a scribble.
Have a fun week,and thanks very much for looking x

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Secret Garden

This fortnight PaperArtsy have a mono print challenge, which encouraged me to get out my very neglected gelli plate.
This is the ghost image from a print I pulled.


There are Fresco paints in blue and green, with Paper Artsy stencils. I liked it very much so I left well alone and walked away (not like me).


It's just finished off with a bit of stitching and the Secret Garden stencilling in black gesso.

I'm entering this into the PA Mono print challenge.
Have a fun week, and thanks for looking x