Monday, 29 August 2011

Good bank Holiday morning!

Well I had a good afternoon yesterday finishing off bits a pieces and then doing some paint fusion! I bought 2 plant pots to paint and finally got round to doing one yesterday. I used the little bow out of the Christmas wreath set round the top and linked them all together with some painted swags which I did freehand.

I love the daisies and so those went round the body of the pot.

Once I had finished that I decided to paint a candle. We are going out to dinner later to our good friends house. She loves candles and is a very girly girl so I had to do something pink!
I tried to do gerberas and used the brush stokes that I used for the daisy but in pink! I also did it freehand as I didn't want it as big as the daisy on the candle!
Then I used a smaller brush for the centre then my stubby brush for the centre in yellow and then in brown.
I think it works!
Here is a photo of it anyway and then you can decide.

I am looking forward to our trip out later but it does mean that I can't do any crafting today so the house will stay tidy!

See you all soon

Jane xx

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Cottage Flowers

When I was having a little tidy up of my craft stuff I found some stamps that I bought ages ago but have never used. It was a set of unmounted stamps by Creative Expressions called Country Flowers and another called Button Florals

So this afternoon my mission was to use the stamp sets to make a card.
I had to cut both sets out first ...thats how I knew I had not used them!!!

Anyway in the end this is what I made.

These are pictures of each part of it
I think I am having a green phase again!!! with a bit of blue thrown in!
Anyway I better go and tidy up's amazing how much stuff I have got out to make this and how much mess I have made!!!

Christmas Paint Fusion

Well I just couldn't resist it!!! And I had to get the new range! Love them. The Ivy is so useful using it with my painted roses as a filler on th ecandles...they are in the post I put on earlier.

Here are 2 pictures of my christmas toppers I have painted ...not made them into cards yet but will be doing!!!

Friday, 26 August 2011

Truely Rosey!

Here is a card I made this afternoon from a topper I painted at my craft group. I love these roses and think they make a stunning card with a simple card layout. Let me know what you think!

It's a bit distressing really!

Having been making my christmas cards over the last 4 weeks I decided I had had enough and needed to do something a bit different!

I went to a demo at Poynton Garden Centre and saw how to use alcohol inks. It was something I had seen before but never really bothered with it. However once I saw how to use them in conjuction with stamping and distree inks I was hooked.

Here is the card I just made. It is quite a different style than I am used to but I think it is something I could quite easily get used to!!! I used my Natures Wonder stamps by Creative expressions for the images and the background to the topper was done with the alcohol inks dripped randomly onto the blending tool and dabbed on.

Anyway enough of my is the card

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Keeping up with things

I was asked earlier today if I have a blog and I forget I have...I have not kept it going as I should do so I am going to try and update it as often as I can.
Those of you who know me on Facebook and on the docrafts website will know I have made many cards over the summer and also have been madly painting using my new favourite crafty technique.

I actually can't believe that my summer holiday is nearly at an end and that next Thursday its the start of a new school year and the start of September!

But with it comes the fact that Harrogate show is therefore getting close and also my birthday (although at my age the less said about that the better).

I will try and add some more photos of stuff tomorrow so be patient with me and if you have any tips of how I can improve my blog please let me know!

I just love Paint Fusion

This is becoming my most favourite hobby. I just love that I can get good professional looking picture despite me being unable to draw or paint til I had a go at this.

Here are some of my pictures and cards made using paint fusion or folk art style painting!

Painting again!

This is a candle I have done. Front and back of the candle is shown.