Wednesday 9 March 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge #5 ....OMG this is so not me, lol!

Morning everyone,

I had a play last night with something waaayyyyy out of my comfort zone, lol!  The current PaperArtsy Blog challenge is Artdolls.  Firstly I have to be honest and say it's one form of crafting that has never interested me to include in my makes but I decided to have a go (such as it is ;D) and as I was going out of my comfort zone with topic I also decided to go the whole hog and use a mish mash of bright colours.  I was actually trying to make myself use clashing colours but somehow, I don't really think I succeeded there, lol!  This challenge, Darcy did a great intro post over on the blog on Sunday and the inspiration has already kicked off with a quirky doll from Gabrielle Price on Monday.

I used a size 10 tag, Lynne Perella stamps, Fresco Finish paints, Distress Inks, stencils and an arm and legs cut from a fashion catalogue and this is what I came up with as an entry to the challenge.

It's absolutely hammering down with rain this morning so it's taken some of the brightness from the colours when I added light to the pics.

Enjoy the rest of your day everyone.....  I'm off to link up and then, wouldn't you know it, I'm off to the hairdresser' the rain!

Lesley  Xx

Sunday 6 March 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge #4 - Image Transfers....I think I like this challenge, lol!

Happy Mothering Sunday to all you lovely Mums out there and good morning to everyone,

It's a nippy morning here in Nottinghamshire but for the moment we have beautiful bright sunshine so that's a nice start to the day.

Why is it that after sitting in my craftroom all day doing nothing very constructive inspiration or whatever you call it, jumps into my head when it's almost bedtime, lol!  Well, that's what happened last night and the result is an MDF plaque (plus another late night ;D) using one of the transfered images I decided not to use for my Guest DT piece over on the PaperArtsy Blog.  As always there has been some amazing inspiration from the guest designers for this challenge which Leandra introduced beautifully HERE.

 This was another archway photo taken at a place I love, Fountains Abbey, but this time I printed onto a transparency and used PaperArtsy Satin Glaze to transfer the image to cotton fabric as Leandra shows HERE.  Perhaps I didn't quite get a good all over contact between the transparency and fabric as there are one or two what look like bubbles which failed to transfer but I still like the effect.

I gave an MDF plaque a coat of Nougat Fresco Finish then started randomly brayering with various Frescos in toning shades.  Believe it or not there's even some pink (Rose) in there, lol!  I adhered the transfer with gel medium then added stencilling followed by stamping from a couple of PaperArtsy Hot Picks sets.  Finally I added the metal embellishments.

I've really enjoyed this challenge as image transfer is something I had previously only tried once before in a workshop many years ago.  I'm off to link up to the challenge as the deadline is later today.  Have a lovely Sunday everyone.

Lesley  Xx

Wednesday 2 March 2016

I got to play for PaperArtsy again!

Hello Everyone,

How exciting (and a bit nerve wracking) it is when I get to share something I made over on the inspirational PaperArtsy Blog and tonight it's my turn to do just that.

Here's a sneak peek of my project and I do hope you have time to pop over to the PaperArtsy Blog to see the whole project and how I made it.

Lesley  Xx

Tuesday 1 March 2016

A nice little weekend play....................

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I didn't get to post over the weekend as I'd hoped.  I did get this project finished but didn't get chance to take pics or blog it.  As it is I've taken the photos tonight so they're not brilliant (apologies) but as least you get to see the sparkle better than in daylight ;-).

While I was searching for something else I came across one of the MDF Man's hearts which I had already painted with Fresco Finish Paints and Crackle Glaze topped off with some shimmery misting (probably Glimmer Mists) so I decided it was just crying out to be finished off using my pretty, new Kay Carley stamps from the latest PaperArtsy releases.

Most of the stamping was done with Archival Inks except for the dandelions in the background which were stamped using Snowflake Fresco Finish paint.  The tiny flowers were coloured with Copics and the butterfly was stamped onto card and coloured with pencils before cutting it out and attaching to the heart.

Finally I added tiny spots of Stickles, dark blue on the alliums and diamond on the dandelions.

Short and sweet from me again tonight ;-).  I'm trying to decide whether to have an hour or so crafting or carry on moodling about online...... it's lashing down with rain ....again...... which means it will be hammering on the craftroom (conservatory) roof!  According to my OH we could well wake up to snow in the morning... lurvely ...NOT!!!

Thanks for dropping by!

Lesley  Xx