Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Dreaming of the Beach

The latest challenge over on Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog

 .......................................................Current Challenge
For my card I have used the lovely Beach Huts stamp from Seaside Dreams.

I wish I was at one of those beach huts, preferably on a tropical island! The weather is very grey and dreary here today, not good for taking photos.
Card was coloured with Promarkers.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, 15 January 2017


Sharing an art journal page with you.
I started by applying gesso to both pages, closing the pages and pulling apart whilst still wet gives a lovely texture. I then built up the background colours with Gelatos. Using DecoArt Texture Sand Paste I stenciled with Andy Skinner "French Elements",  Crafters Workshop "Mini Screen Print" and Indigoblu "Wild Butterflies". I then brushed over the paste with Indigoblu Bronze Luscious Powder which gave a lovely rusty finish. Some text stamping in the background. Finally I used Distress Crayons around the edges and a little bit of gilding flake for the "hello"

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge

I recently purchased a stash box from Chocolate Baroque and inside were these two wooden blocks, so I thought I would use them for this challenge.

Current Challenge

I used Archival Fern Green to stamp the images and coloured using Distress Inks Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed and Antique Linen. The stamp set is Flora and Fauna.
Thanks for looking,

Monday, 7 March 2016

Finnabair Inspired Canvas

I recently attended a workshop with my craft club friends at Craft of Hearts, Tonypandy and this is what we made!
Going again soon to do an Art Journal cover and then we are having a go with Powertex.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Wanderlust Week 4

Week 4 already and this week we are encouraged to try our hand at still life painting. Eek I can't draw a straight line, that's why I buy stamps!
Well, I had a go and quite pleased for a first attempt. Maybe I'll be brave next time and use a canvas and not my art journal.
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Wanderlust Week 3

Another prompt for the Art Journal.

I used TH Distress Paint, Tissue, Tape and stamps, some texture paste and beads.

Monday, 18 January 2016


I am taking part in Wanderlust, a year long mixed media course. We have a video each week, a prompt for the art journal twice a month and lots of other wonderful things. I have learnt so much and it's only the third week! You can find out more here.

Here is my first art journal page....

 ....and here is a travel journal I have made from the Kate Crane video.

Lots of spaces left to add photos, tickets, receipts, etc. Memories from a Baltic Cruise 4 years ago.