Sunday, 28 June 2015

'Flower Power' Mini Canvas

A very happy Sunday to you and thanks for popping over, today I've being getting 'painty' whilst preparing a mini canvas for Tando-Creative's challenge whose theme for this week is 'Flower Power".
To view their DT's wonderful samples click on the link here.

I started with a mini canvas measuring 10cm square which I painted using Fresco Chalk Acrylics in Seaweed, Haystack, Tikka and Chartreuse.

I then drew around one of the arches from the 4 arch set onto the canvas where it would be placed later. I proceeded to paint the sky using China, Lake Wanaka and Snowflake.

Next I made a post-it note mask of the arch and cut out the centre aperture so that I could stamp the trees and flying birds to form a view.

For this I used Crafty Individuals 429 stamp set, black archival ink and then clear embossed.

The arch was painted with a coat of Evergreen paint, then a coat of Americana Weathered Wood and finally a coat of Hint of Mint. The edges were lightly rubbed with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Black Shimmer.

The fern leaves are from the Mini Leaves set and were painted in Toad Hall.

For the brick work I used Rectangle Grids and painted the grout with a mix of Haystack, Slate and Snowflake and for the bricks Autumn Fire, Chutney, Tikka and Slate.

The words were stamped using archival watering can on to tissue paper, then once completely dry turned over and painted with Tikka. These were then torn out and applied to the canvas with a coat of PaperArtsy Satin Glaze.

Finally the flower was given a coat of Very Berry, then stamped in VersaMagic perfect Plumeria and clear embossed.

A flower shaped button was then threaded with some bakers twine and added to the flower centre.

Well that's all from me, I'm off to put the lunch on. Hope you all have a good week, it's just started to rain so that's put a stop to cutting the grass later ----- ( what a shame !) Take care Jane x

Sunday, 21 June 2015

'Hidden Objects'

Hi and welcome, today I'd like to share my entry for PaperArsty's challenge titled 'Hidden Objects'. I was so enthralled by the video titled 'Patience' on their blog site that I just had to make something. If you have a few moments , grab a coffee and do have a look at the video which can be found on the link here.

Several Christmases ago I received this wonderful book of William Morris designs,

it's full of papers that are to be removed and used,

but I have always felt I didn't want to cut into the pages and in my mind 'spoil' the book.

Then sensible Hubby said "Use it and if you want buy another" ahhh I thought.

Needless to say the book of papers is no longer pristine!

The inside cover and first page.

One of his stained glass designs I printed onto acetate.

How the booklet came to be.

Both wallpaper patterns taken from the book.

Tag with one of his reputed sayings.

Some of the items he was famous for designing.

The hare is one of his well known tapestry designs.

Tag made from some curtain fabric. 

This is a picture I down loaded of some of his ceramic tile designs.

The chap himself.

And finally a few details.

Well I have to say this took much longer than I anticipated but then I did get rather 'wrapped up' in it!
As he was such a prolific artist and designer it was hard to chose which patterns or designs I included.

Thought I'd add this picture to give an indication as to the booklet's size, quite small --- measuring  just 10cm high and 9cm wide.

I hope you have enjoyed looking through my hidden world of William Morris, thanks as always for stopping by and do head over to PaperArtsy's blog if you get a chance. take care and have a good week, Jane x

Sunday, 14 June 2015

"Any Colours You Like"

Good morning and welcome, hope everything is good in your world and that fingers crossed some of you might have some summer sunshine! ----- really not quite sure where it's popped off too.

It's been a few weeks since I last blogged as I've been gardening----

and making a few items for our local care homes fete---

So, back to todays entry which is a card I've made for Lavinia Stamps Challenge titled "Any Colours You Like". To view their DT's wonderful samples click on the link here.

For this I started with a piece of linen card which I brayered with chalk acrylics in Lake Wanaka, Haystack, Snowflake and Beach Hut.

I then stamped the fairy in the middle with Versafine black onyx and then clear embossed.

Next I made a post-it note mask of the fairy to cover up the embossed image before stamping the Spiral of Spells.

This I stamped in Versa-magic and embossed in white powder.

I then cut out the embossed image and using the spare painted card stamped stars in Versa-magic and again white embossed.

Having chosen some blue checked card to mount this onto I inked all the edges with antique Linen and Vintage Photo DI.

I had decided to use a dried poppy seed head but felt I needed something else to go with it as an embellishment--- so I cut a card tag as a template and drew around it onto some floral material twice, cut them out and frayed the edges and then lightly inked the edges with Archival Cornflower Blue. Then I chose 2 phrases from the spell and stamped these onto the tags in the cornflower blue ink.

The embossed fairy was lightly rubbed with Inka-Gold in Platinum and the poppy had touches of Treasure Gold in Olive Bronze added.

Thanks for stopping by today I hope you have a restful Sunday and can perhaps squeeze in a little crafty-time for yourself!
Any comments are always appreciated, take care, Jane x