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Monday, December 29, 2014

Cards

Anne - Birthday (Christmas day)
One of my long time scrap friends.
Stamps Foxes - Gorjuss
Foliage & stars - Indigoblu
Dies cut - Papermania
Coloured with Inktense Pencils
Perfect Pearls on stars
 

My Dad's - Xmas Card
Stampendous stamp - St Nick
Wink of Stella clear brush pen
Inktense Pencils
Doily with acrylic paint
& Inka gold
 

 
My Sister Tracy & BIL Martin's Xmas Card
Stampendous stamp - Snowy Postcard
Inktense pencils
Wink of Stella clear brush pen
Doily with acrylic paint & Inka gold
Label tag - Papermania
 

Queen Bee Beauty Salon - Xmas Card
Doily with acrylic paint & Inka Gold
Crafty Individuals - Angels
Inktense Pencils
Wink of Stella clear brush pen
 


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Wishes

Merry Christmas to all my
craft friends old & new!
Some of us go way back
& it is good to be seeing 
a whole New Year coming to
spend with you & the possibility 
of meeting new friends along the way!

So eat, drink & be merry!
Cherish time spent with loved ones 
& let's hope 2015 doesn't fly by
quite as fast as 2014 did because there
are so many thinks I want to try
& new products to play with!!

Merry Christmas Everyone. X

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bottom of the Sea Art Journal Page

I started this page in June. It has been
re-worked 5 times. I finally got it how I wanted it
and then I added my chosen wording in black
stamping and it looked awful!
The words were too black and ruined the
feel I wanted for the piece. So I had to get out
some acrylic paint and cover it all up.
Now I can not get it back to the colour that it was :(
But, I am happy enough to call this DONE!
 
 
I applied home made texture paste through the
CW branches stencil at the top left to look like seaweed.
Then bottom right through my Clarity Stamps stencil Pods
to resemble Sea Anemones. I coloured them with Inka Gold
in Turquoise & greens. This made it too shiny.
 
So I applied some acrylic paint first & them over painted
most of the textured sections with Silks Acrylic Glazes.
It looked fabulous (until the stamping)
 
I ended up painting dark blue & then re- applying
Silks & Primary elements over the top.
My fish & crab are coloured with Inktense Pencils.
I added sequins to give shimmery bubbles to the water
and computer generated the words which are more suited
to the overall tranquil feeling I wanted for this piece.