Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Every Inchie Mondays Inchie 13 'With Wings'

This weeks challenge over at Every Inchie Monday was 'With Wings'

I decided to do an angel inchie and use embossing powder to highlight the wings.

At Every Inchie Monday we make 1 Inchie a week, this is based on the weekly theme.  At the end of the year you will have 52 lovely Inchies !
This was a fun challenge ! Join in the fun at:

LaWendula Collage box

I signed up for LaWendulas collage box swap last year.
Well it has arrived !
It was a lovely surprise.
Here it is !
I could choose 12 pieces from the box, the pieces that I chose are:

I now have to make a collage with all these pieces, I have chosen items that will go together.

The Items I put back into the box are:

I have now posted the box to the next participant Jolette who lives in the Netherlands.
This was a fun event, their are many more paper swaps, if you fancy joining in the fun pop over to 

see you there !

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Every Inchie Monday challenge 12 'Rhythm'

Sorry I am so, so late with this one this week, where has this week gone I've had so much to post and no time to do it!

Well for every Inchie Mondays week 12 the challenge is 'Rhythm'
I have chosen to do my Inchie based on time and music.

to visit the challenge pop over to:

Last Friday I went to a crafting class at 'Moments' in Bude.  The theme for our cards was time.  The class was relaxed and fun, I will definitely be attending another one.
Here is my time card
one of the products that we used that I have never used before was Glossy accents, I really liked the way it highlights part of the artwork.

Today the weather has been lovely and this evening was warm and balmy, I have taken a shot of the sun going down over Crooklets beach.

Have a great weekend !

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Every Inchie Monday challenge11*endless

I have just completed my every inchie Monday's challenge, this weeks was endless, I had decided to use words and music as endless, 

If you fancy joining in the challenge visit

Today I also cleaned up my printers letterpress tray,and gave It a wax. This is the item that I am altering, I'm trying to work out what I am going to put in it, I am thinking all my Inchies would be perfect !

I also received these in the post today, such lovely words that will fit nicely in my art tray.

I hope to keep you posted with the progress that I make during this project along the way, if anyone else has done one and could recommend ideas please leave a comment!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

New paintings

What a beautiful day, I was meant to take some pictures to show you, but forgot to take my camera out with me.  I was in such a hurry as the sun was shining, the sky was blue, the birds were singing.
Have finished two paintings also !
It must have been the inspiration in the sea air.
The first painting is 7" X 5" it is a stretched canvas, I have painted this in acrylics and found part of a passage which I thought appropriate and also used this.
I am calling this painting 'trust'.
Many people do not understand the power behind the waves, living so near the beach I observe many incidents throughout the year of adults and children being rescued from the sea.


This painting will be going up for sale in my artwork  for sale.


I have also painted a miniature, a stretched canvas which comes on a easel !
The painting measures 2 .5" x 3. 5"
This is also a Acrylic painting of the sea.
this is titled 'Blue'


This painting is also for sale in 'Artwork for sale'

I have had a delivery of a item for some altered art, I cant wait to start this. I will post about this tomorrow.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Lawendula paper swap March

Have been part of March's paper swap at Lawendula, such a fun event.  My swap partner is Orit from Israel.
In the swap which was entitled scavenger hunt we had to include these items:

-something blue
-something old
-something new
-a paper that is nice to touch
-a paper with all colours of the rainbow on it
-a paper with words in a strange/foreign language
-a lovely package (e.g. from your favorite tea, sweets, perfume, whatever)
-a page from a magazine or newspaper you love
-an ad(vertisment) you love
-a piece of handpainted paper
-a doodle
-a newspaper page from your country/area
-a bus ticket (or train/Underground/metro, tram)
-a scented paper
-a found paper
-a paper with a quote you love
-a shocking paper (why? Color? Theme? Meaning?)
-a paper that means comfort to you (why?)
-a paper that is totally „you“ (why?)
We also had to write a few words on the questions to the last three items.

Here are a few of the papers that I posted
If you would like to join in the next swap for April, which is doodles pop over to Lawendula

Today I popped into my local crafting store Moments and bought a few new papers. They are now stocking the decoupage tissue papers, I bought one in pebbles.
These papers don't wrinkle like normal tissue paper and can adhere to anything!
will show what I make with it soon.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Every Inchie Monday challenge 10* Dance

Hello All,
well surprise surprise I have got Every Inchie Mondays challenge done on a Monday! I have finally got my act together ! LOL

I enjoyed this weeks challenge, Dance.  I have painted two ballet shoes and glued them on to some music paper.  I then added some ribbon and pretty button.
Here it is!

 What a great weekend, such lovely weather cold but sunny, this weather just gives me a boost to start crafting, I cant wait until summer.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Butterfly beeswax ATC

Hi All,
I have joined paper traders art group, on this site you can join in with different swaps.
I have just made 4 beeswax butterfly ATC's.

  These will be sent out and I will receive 4 in return.
If you fancy joining in, join the group.

Here are my ATC's

I have never used this technique before and my butterfly's have curled slightly, I have varnished the whole atc to make it more hardy (will be in the post).
If anyone has any advise they can offer I would be glad of it!
I am happy with the outcome though, and they look better in real life than the photo(not sure what has happened with photo quality).
The varnish seems to be distorting the image.

I am going to try this technique again on a small canvas, will keep you posted of the outcome!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Every Inchie Mondays Challenge 'FROLIC'

Hello all,
well this weeks challenge was a challenge, I had difficulty thinking of what to do!
I decided to paint the beach and have two silhouettes frolicking in the surf.

This was very difficult on such a tiny 1"x1" square.
I had been making 4 tags for paper traders challenge, these have to be encoustic wax butterfly's.
I have never used this technique before so am pleased with the outcome.
I will post these tomorrow as still a bit tacky to handle.