Monday, 28 December 2015

Polymer Clay - Dragons Eye and Owl book cover

Wow did I indulge myself yesterday with a full day of Polymer Clay playing.

I decided to cover two A5 2016 Diaries for the younger members of our family.

The Dragons Eye cover looks like a piece of old leather in real life.

Left over food and left over Polymer Clay - the perfect day for between Xmas and New Year.

Hope you all had a great time xxx

Sunday, 20 December 2015

PanPastel Altered Dictionary

For my inspiration today I decided to add to my Altered Dictionary.  PanPastels are the perfect medium for this work as they don't bleed through the quite thin paper.

Firstly I did all the stamping,

I then started to add the colour

Finally I added glitter to the lips, eyes and bells.

Have a very Happy Xmas everyone and thank you so much for all your support throughout 2015 xxxx

Saturday, 5 December 2015

PanPastel Challenge

Morning all!

For this weeks Panpastel Challenge I set myself a personal Challenge which was to only use bits and bobs which were already on my desk left over from previous projects.  This was the end result.

The base was half embossed through an embossing folder and half had added texture from some leftover texture paste popped through a stencil.

I painted over this with white Gesso.

When dry I added a mixture of metallic PanPastels and Diarylide Yellow to show off the texture.

I then had some flowers, leaves and stems which had already been stamped and coloured with ink but I added metallic PanPastels to tie everything together.

I put it altogether and layered onto some lovely purple card to finish off, hope you like it.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Wire Tree of Life Pendants

I've so been enjoying my Tree of Life projects over the last couple of weeks.

Here's a selection - a bare tree, one with a moon, one in full bloom and one with a flourish.

Hope you like them too.

Wire Tree of Life Pendants

I've so been enjoying my Tree of Life projects over the last couple of weeks.

Here's a selection - a bare tree, one with a moon, one in full bloom and one with a flourish.

Hope you like them too.

Friday, 20 November 2015

PanPastel photo step by step

Hi everyone, I've been asked to post a step by step for this project so I'll keep the words short and sweet!  I loved the layers on this but not sure it shows too well in the final photo.

Firstly I took a piece of watercolour card which was left over from another project, this had silver Dyna paint which had been applied through a stencil.

I then offset the same stencil and applied light modelling paste.  

Once this was dry I added PanPastels.

I then took a script stencil and added more modelling paste.

When dry I replaced the stencil and added the Coarse White Pearl Panpastel which added an amazing shimmer.

I then added a few bits and bobs, the butterfly I made from air dry clay and coloured it with the yellow and orange PanPastels.

A bit of matting and layering, all finished.  I deliberately left the centre area clear so that the layers could be seen.

Well done if you stayed with me to the end.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners

Today is the start of Sheena's 4 day deal on Create and Craft.

The samples I made for the shows are below.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Sweet Lilac Flowers

There's a new challenge starting today over on the Sweet Lilac Flowers Challenge blog.
You can win a fabulous hamper of flowers just by popping your project on the blog

Here's a little bit of inspiration for you - the theme is Seasons Greetings.

Monday, 9 November 2015

PanPastels and Lovely As A Tree

I'm so late posting this, I can inky apologise, but we've been away to Ross on Wye for a friends birthday party.  This was his card!!!

I used lots of Pans and heavily shaded round the edges.  The stamp is from the Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree set.

My friend loved his card - phew!!!!

Thanks for dropping in xxxxx

Sunday, 1 November 2015

PanPastels and Indigoblu Stamps

OToday I'm using all Indigoblu stamps for my project.  Firstly I stamped the large butterfly with Versamark and the used Wow Embossing Powder which is called clear sparkle.  Unfortunately sparkle never shows up well in photos.

The speckles around the butterfly were created by dabbing a Versamark pen onto the card and then dabbing with PanPastels and the sparkle powder.

I then used some lovely Friend stamps, also from Indigoblu, to finish off the project.  I love the BFF stamp - I only have a few BFF's but they are very special and know who they are.

To join in with the Challenge pop over to where you will also find lots of fabulous inspiration from my Team mates.