18 Sep 2016

Alice In Winterland

In the winter, Wonderland becomes Winterland, and Alice loves to walk in the snowy forest.

I painted the top of my 20cm (8inch) canvas with Iced Gem paint, and randomly painted on Snow White metallic paint on the bottom. I used the star stencil and Slap it On to add some raised stars to the top of the canvas and also painted those pink.

 

I used Archival Olive Ink pad to stamp the trees from the Winterland wood stamp set. I stamped the two distance trees without reinking the stamp, so it gave a more faded and distant look. I used white paint to add snow to the trees which was followed by flitterglu and white glitter.

 

I stamped and coloured Alice from the Indigoblu Alice stamp set, and stamped the bunnies in black Archival from the Winterland set. I fussy cut them all out and adhered them to the canvas.

I spread glass bead gel medium to the bottom of the canvas to give some glistening texture to the snow. When it was dry, I lightly added white paint to some areas.

 

I Die cut some snowflakes and stars in various sizes and covered them in Flitterglu and white glitter. I adhered them to the top of the canvas using sticky foam pads.

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Crafting at Alexandra Palace

The view over London was a bit misty.

Myself and my Mother went to the Craft Show Ally Pally yesterday. it was very, very cold quite a change from the last few hot humid days!

We decided to go so I could meet the Indigoblu team.I was a little nervous to meet them, but Kay, Jenny and Alfie were all so lovely and very kind, hugs all round! I tend to worry that maybe the things I make are not good enough, especially when compared to all of the talented artists out there.

They were very complimentary about my little whatnots, so I feel reassured that I am doing them justice. I am so very lucky and honoured to be on their International Design Team.


With Kay
 
 

With Jenny.
I also met up with the lovely Sue who has recently joined the Indigoblu team, but we both forgot to take photos!
 
 


Here you can see the beautiful Rose stained glass window in the hall.
It was very, very busy in the hall!
 

The Indigoblu stand was wonderfully busy with all of the Indigoblu fans.
My favourite canvas by Elizabeth Robinson was on display
(near the top right in the photo)
 

Gorgeous works on show!
 
 

My Indigoblu goodies I bought.
 

I really enjoyed seeing the very talented Sandra's work on the Inkylicious stand.

 

There was a stand there called "Every Craft a Pound" I couldn't get close but my mum struggled in and got some goodies for me which I had spotted from afar! A frame, chipboards, foam pads, cards!

I won't be able to use my goodies for a while, as this Tuesday I am having an op on a finger on my right hand (I am right handed), but I will be thinking up all sorts of ideas for when I can craft again, which will hopefully be soon.

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13 Sep 2016

Back to School Matchbox drawers and Mini Books


Hello, I hope everyone has had a good summer. Its my most favourite time of the year, and it's always sad to see it slip into Autumn. It's now time for children to return to school so this months challenge at Mixed Media Mojo is Back to School with a Twist of Primary Colours.

I made this little set of drawers with a little girl making the best of her last days of school holidays, and happily flying her kite .

You can find many templates for matchboxes on Google. When you have found the one you like, print it onto card and carefully cut it out. I decided to make a three drawer box. Before assembling the boxes I coloured each one in primary colours. I used ink dusters to apply the dye inks. The boxes could also be covered in pretty papers, we all have plenty of those!
 

I stacked the boxes on top of one another and used PVA glue to keep them in place. A small decorative brad can be added as a handle.
I stamped and water coloured a lovely Phyllis Harris girl stamp. I wanted her to stand up on top of the box so I left a tab on the bottom of the stamp. I folded the tab up and glued it to the top of the box.

A diamond shape cut out of some card works well as a kite. I adhered it to some wire and placed it on top of the match box to appear as if the girl is holding on to it.

Now what to put inside the drawers? You could put small sweets or mini gifts such as erasers, pencil toppers etc I decided to make some miniature books. I used my Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and Classic Pooh stamps, to decorate both sides of the miniature accordian books.

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5 Sep 2016

Sparkle and Glisten Christmas Box

On Christmas Eve two deers Sparkle and Glisten are patiently waiting in the forest for Father Christmas to arrive.Underneath their feet they have a box of goodies just for him to deliver to his own very special deers!

All the details about how I made this special box are on the Indigoblu blog today.

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2 Sep 2016

I Feel A Little Frayed Around The Edges

Here is a sneak peak of my "I Feel A Little Frayed Around The Edges" card which is in this months Craft Stamper Magazine.There are lots of great articles in this months magazine, including using real leaves in your artwork!

28 Aug 2016

Back from a few days away

i spent a couple of days in Brighton, and went on the new http://britishairwaysi360.comBritish Airways i360. It slowly ascends 450 feet in the air. At night with the lights on it looked like a UFO!

Enjoyed a lovely sunset.

I found this lovely doll necklace in one of the eclectic shops in Brightons Lanes.I couldn't resist, isn't she gorgeous!

Kay is on Hochanda this afternoon with Indigoblu's new Stamps, it is set to be a great show with lots of inspiration.

 

18 Aug 2016

Beautiful Hare

I love this Hare stamp! I used a mask for the moon and watercoloured the background and the hare.I used Indigoblu's Luscious Pigment Powder in Raspberry for the flowers.

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