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Monday, 7 May 2018

Stamperia Lilac box



A picture step by step decorated box.



Firstly remove hinges and closure and give box a light wash of white. As you can see I painted first then remembered to remove fittings, whoops!!



Cut to size patterned paper, I used some from a Stamperia Lilac pad.



Emboss some snip art chipboard pieces, I used Luscious powders mixed with clear embossing powder.



 Edge each piece of pattern paper with a soft lilac ink. ( I decided to add lilac paint sponged around the edges later, so this step can be left out if you decide to do the same)


Glue on all pieces of patterned paper.


Glue on the snip art around a topper from the same lilac paper pad


Add a lilac pink applique to the top right corner


Re attach hinges and fastener


Embellish with a mix of mulberry flowers, foam flowers,  silk leaves,



die cut leaves, flourishes,


and lilac gem stones.


Voila!!

Challenges:
Altered eclectics anything goes
Creative artiste mixed media  anything mixed media
Make my monday - embossing wet or dry
A bit more time to craft  - anything goes
Lets create challenges - lace, ribbon, twine


Thanks for looking
Hugs Sue xx



Sunday, 6 May 2018

Vintage lady -mixed media canvas


Good morning, 
A quick post today, showing a mixed media canvas I made using rice paper, modelling paste, stencils, paint, gelatoes, thick gel medium and Luscious powders from Indigoblu.


Embellished with paper flowers, leaves and pearls.




Challenges:
More mixed media challenge - anything goes + optional pink
Altered eclectics Anything mixed media
We love 2 create - anything mixed media

Thanks for looking
Hugs Sue xx

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Stamperia unicorn mixed media canvas

Hello my creative friends, I have been watching some videos on Stamperia You tube channel, where they apply rice paper, paints, stencils and stamps, to create a background, then cut through the canvas to lift it up giving a 3d look.
I decided to have a go using a unicorn rice paper and a flower and butterfly rice paper.
Unfortunately it didnt quite go to plan and when I cut through the canvas the paint and rice paper started to lift and seperate from the canvas. The butterflies and wings on the unicorn looked ok, but the flowers looked dreadful, so I used some mulberry and foam flowers to disguise the messy canvas.
Here's the result...








I will have to have another watch of the videos to see where I went wrong and have another go.

Challenges:
A inky mess -Anything mixed media 
Creative artiste mixed media - Anything mixed media
More mixed media challenge  - Anything goes + optional pink

Thanks for looking
Hugs Sue xx





Friday, 4 May 2018

Unicorn painting


Hi there crafty friends, today I'd like to share a painting I've just finished. I know its not a masterpiece, I'm just learning, but my Aunt asked me to paint a unicorn for her grandaughters bedroom and this is the first one.  I just love unicorns, so I'm going to paint a few and let her choose the one she likes the best. Her room is mainly blues and greys and she said she would like muted tones, so I think this should fit in.
I used paints from Indigblu, matte and metallic, with the addition of Slap it on to help blend the colours, on a 50cm x 40cm canvas.


Here's step by step pictures from start to finish













Thanks for looking, please feel free to comment any constructive criticism. I am self taught so always thankful for any painting tips and techniques.

Challenges:
We love 2 create - #7 anything goes

Simply create too - #138 anything but a card

As you like it challenge - Favourite animal and why 
( I love horses, fantasy and anything magical, so it has to be a unicorn.)

C.R.A.F.T challenge - colour combo
 

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge -Animal Magic ( I hope this is allowed as I havent used a stamp)

Hugs Sue x 


Sunday, 1 April 2018

Flower girl mirror


Good evening my creative friends, I hope you're all enjoying your Easter weekend. 
I have just finished altering / decorating this large framed mirror. I just love the shabby chic, soft, romantic feel of it.


After the mirror was removed, the whole frame was covered in a soft coloured patterned paper, I brayered a little gesso over, then I've used a beautiful sheet of rice paper from Stamperia which after applying,  I spread some texture paste, mixed with a little paint to tone in the colour, through a couple of stencils.



Next I added a beautiful mix of flowers, die cut swirls and leaves, buttons and pearls, to the top of the ladies head and the bottom left for balance. As well as giving her a pearl necklace.

Finally I replaced the mirror, in hindsight I perhaps should have taken the photos before replacing the mirror, as it made it very difficult to take nice pictures without getting myself in the reflection.

Challenges:
Creative artiste mixed media-challenge-36 -anything goes
We love 2 create- challenge #7-anything creative mixed media goes
Altered eclectics - April challenge- Anything mixed media /altered



Thanks for looking
Hugs Sue x


                              

Saturday, 17 March 2018

The sky's the limit...

I've created a new double page in my black journal.

I painted over with a quick coat of gesso, followed by a few splashes of Indigo blu paint in shades of brown and orange and a little green. Then sponged some metallic paint through a stencil.


Next I stamped some clocks, cogs and various backgrounds stamps all over in black, yellow and green. 


To create lots of layers I diecut some cogs out of brown and yellow card and rubbed in 2 shades of gold gilding wax and glued them around the edges of both pages.


I stamped some steampunk animals from crafters companion and coloured one with watercolours.


And the other with spectrum illustrator pens. Once stuck on the page I went round each image with dark graphite pencil and smudged it in.
Then I used a white pen to draw round all the cogs and to apply a bit of highlight to the page.


It was finished off with a stamped sentiment.
So there you are, I hope you like it.

I am entering this into these challenges:
A inky mess - #18 challenge - Anything mixed media goes

Thanks for looking
Hugs Sue



                          

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