Monday, 21 May 2018

Floral tumblers with edding glass paint markers

 I bought some tumblers on Saturday and painted a few freehand flowers onto them with the edding paint markers (751). I am loving how easy these are to use 

Friday, 18 May 2018

Painting on Glass with Edding markers

 I had used these fantastic markers from Edding earlier to paint some pebbles and then wanted to try them out on glass. For practise purposes (although I do like to recycle and re-use) I painted some flowers onto a selection of jam jars and a spice jar. The paint flows so well from the markers and looks great even as it is drying, that I've already got some tumblers etc ready and waiting for my next project!

These are the pens I used for the freehand flowers on the jars :)

Home - painted pebbles

 This is one of the first things I painted with the edding markers. I loved how the paint flowed from the pen and dried with a lovely sheen. I used the edding 751 1-2mm pens on the pebbles and the edding 1-4mm Porcelain Brushpen for the HOME at the top of the heart.
The leaves are die cut from a Trimcraft Woodland Themed die set and I used Simply Creative Pearls as berries.

edding pens

 I've been using these pens over the last few days and am really impressed! Paint in a pen - what more would you want? No jam jar is safe now in my "recycle, re-use and re -purpose" drive!
I'll be back later with photos of some of the things I've been using them on :)

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Fuchsia Extreme Glitter Paint (Folk Art from Plaid)

Still fascinated with Folk Art Extreme Glitter Paint from Plaid Crafts. I painted several layers of Fuchsia on this empty spice bottle and added lots of Simply Creative gems around the top. The sparkle is amazing!!

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Sweet Treats - centre tent card

I hope you're all enjoying some sunshine wherever you are today  I'm just sharing another Dovecraft "Sweet Moments" card which I made a few weeks ago. It's a "centre tent card" - at least that's my name for it. I used the 8x8 Decoupage pad for the centre.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Let's Celebrate pocket card -Trimcraft

 This is a front pocket card which I made with Trimcraft's "Let's Celebrate" papers. I made a little rosette and also used the Love themed dies for the small heart and the tails beside the rosette. The Washi tape on the pocket tag is Dovecraft Washi Tape DCACC003. The tiny pearls are Simply Creative :)
The top photo is a bit blurry but I didn't notice until now and the card left home a few weeks ago so I can't fix it :( !

Monday, 14 May 2018

Unicorn with Foam Clay mane

Foam Clay is a really easy product to use and sticks to itself and to the surface being covered.
I've used the bright colours here to make the mane for a unicorn. 

You will need:
Papier Mache Unicorn Head
White paint
Folk Art Extreme Glitter Paint - Gold  
Foam Clay - pink, purple, yellow, lime green, black and white and Blue Glitter Foam Clay

How to make it:
 1. Paint the unicorn head with white paint. It may take two coats.

 2. When the white paint has dried, paint the horn with 3 coats of Gold Extreme Glitter Paint.

3. Have the tubs of Foam Clay ready to use.

 4. Make this sausage shapes with the Foam Clay, starting with one for behind the ear and then make the next ones slightly longer. Simply press them lightly onto the surface of the unicorn and bend slightly to create a little "movement". 

 5. Take a little black Foam Clay and make 2 eye shapes and 2 nostrils. Press into place. Add a little dot of white in each eye.

 6. Continue on the other side of the unicorn's head.

Dovecraft "Sweet Moments" double z fold card

Good morning :)  This is a double Z fold card I made with the Dovecraft "Sweet Moments" paper and embellishments. The colours and patterns are so sweet and and I just love the little heart shaped accordion stickers :)
If you like this shape of card and want to try it, check out my blog post HERE

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Happy Birthday

A birthday card made with Tonic Studios' Circle Lily Die set from the recent Floral Aperture collection, with Elaborate Edge Corners and an older happy Birthday die (also from Tonic Studios).
I love how the white on white looks like embossing :)

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Watercolouring again

It seems like ages since I did any watercolouring and the sunshine today made me feel like trying some florals. I'm a bit rusty but hope to get some more practise. 

In Love with Extreme Glitter Paint

 More Folk Art Extreme Glitter Paint from Plaid Crafts today. This time the colour is Champagne and I've added lots of Simply Creative ivory pearls in 3mm, 6mm and 10mm. The shine off the glitter is amazing!!

Friday, 11 May 2018

3D MR & MRS - Plaid Folk Art Extreme Glitter Paint

 I've been decorating more large 3D letters - MR& MRS this time. I used Plaid Crafts Folk Art Hologram Extreme Glitter Paint with Bee Themed dies from Trimcraft and some Simply Creative gems. The paper for the dies cuts was from the Trimcraft First Edition "Wanderlust" pad. 

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Dovecraft "Sweet Moments" from Trimcraft

Good afternoon :) Time for a cuppa with the beautiful Dovecraft "Sweet Moments" paper and Decoupage pad from Trimcraft. I made an easel card and trimmed off the sides to make the folded part narrower. The little pearls are also from the collection.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine- issue 183 (June 2018)

 Hi again. It's time for the latest edition of Cardmaking and Papercraft (183 June) and I have two different commissions in this issue. The first is a set of travel themed cards and the other is a set of cards made with the bonus papers in the magazine.
There's also a super free gift, as always. This month it's a beautiful stamp set with a fence embossing folder.

Foam Clay used in different ways

 Have you ever tried creating with Foam Clay? I've been using it to make some things over the last few days and have discovered it's not just for kids! However, it's a fantastic product to keep in mind if you are planning to spend some time with your kids/ grandchildren etc over the holidays as it's not only very easy to use but virtually mess free too :)

I have just pulled off some foam clay of each colour and pressed it onto the wooden heart. To make the flip flops, I let a little piece of blue clay dry for a couple of minutes , then shaped it.

The foam clay sticks cery easiily to any surface and also to itself.

I let a little aqua glitter clay foam dry for a couple of minutes, then cut 5 leaf shapes with a tiny cutter (Sculpey 12 piece mini cutter shapes) and pressed together in the centre.

I made theses leaves with the larger shape cutter from the same set as above.

I used the heart shaped cutter form the Sculpey set to make the flower and added a 10mm Simply Creative silver gem in the centre and 3mm pearls around it.

The crackled background was a happy accident - I initially started to cover the bird house with red foam clay and then decided against it. I scraped it off again but a little was left behind. When I painted the white over it, the crackle effect was the result! The roof tiles are made with Silk Clay.

I covered diecuts with small pieces of Foam Clay.