Friday, 29 April 2016

Go Figure At That's Crafty! Challenge Blog

Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for our new challenge today over at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog which has the theme of Go Figure so we'd like to see entries with numbers on - how easy is that!


I came across the tag that I used as the base for this creation in my unfinished bits box. It was a mop up tag from a play session with my Gelli plate and some DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in shades of green and yellow.
I stamped the umbrella man image from the Tim Holtz Sideshow cling stamp set on to the tag with Archival Jet Black ink . I then stamped on the numbers from the set using Archival Fern Green ink using first and second generation stamping.
I finished off by hand writing on the text with a fine black Sharpie pen and tied some cord through the top.

Have a great day and a lovely weekend and hopefully see you soon.
Fliss xx

One For The Boys At That's Crafty!

Hello everyone, I hope you're keeping warm in this somewhat unseasonable weather. I'm definitely wishing for the Spring to come back!

I'm over at That's Crafty! today with a card for the boys in your life which I hope you'll like. It features my treasured Brusho Crystals and my new set of Tim Holtz stamps.


You'll find all the details over at the blog and i'd love it if you hopped over to take a look.

I'll be back in a bit as we have a great new challenge today over at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog and I have some inspiration to share.

Fliss xx

Monday, 25 April 2016

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend. It's gone very cold down here in the South with a rather strong northerly breeze so I'm wondering where the Spring has gone!
Today's post is to let you know that we have a new challenge over at Make My Monday and this week I chose the theme which is April Showers Bring May Flowers and in the case of my garden that's actually tulips which are really late flowering this year!
My inspiration, however, has a hydrangea which I suspect will be a long time coming!


I stamped the gorgeous hydrangea, leaves and butterfly from the Stampendous Hydrangea Garden stamp set on some Gelli printed paper from my stash and added some detail with Prisma pencils. I then cut them out with the matching die set.
I assembled the elements on a white card blank, using foam tape for added dimension.

Very quick and easy, huh!

Have a great day and a good week.
Fliss xx

Friday, 22 April 2016

What If......? For That's Crafty

Hello everyone, I hope you've all had a good week. Things are still hectic down here as I've got a huge amount of work to get through by the end of the month so I've got very little time for blogging.

It's my turn to post over at That's Crafty! Blog todayand I'm sharing a quick and easy journal page which I hope you like. It's very bright and cheery - here's a sneak peek and hope you'll visit to see the whole thing.






Have a great day and a lovely weekend and see you soon.

Fliss xx

Friday, 15 April 2016

About Face! at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog

Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for today's new challenge at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog with the theme of About Face!
I interpreted the theme literally to mean creating something with a face on as it gave me the chance to ink up one of my favourite Stampendous images and this mixed media panel was the result - warning, it's rather girly!

 
My substrate was a white/grey board 8x10 panel which is one of the fab That's Crafty! surfaces.
I first stamped the Stampendous Glance image on the right hand side just below the centre using Archival Olive ink. I made a mask for the image and secured this over the stamping.
I coloured the panel by brayering on Paper Artsy Frsco Finish Acrylic paints in Blush and Haystack. Once I had done this I removed the mask from the image.
I then used the Hole In The Wall Repeat Dinky Stencil with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Rose paint to create the brick wall pattern and toned it down a little by sponging on some Blush paint.
I stamped the remaining space on the panel with a script stamp and a trellis type image (mine are Kaisercraft but there are similar designs in the online shop) using the olive Archival ink.
I stamped the Stampendous hydrangeas on some papers from my Gelli stash which were made with various Paper Artsy acrylics. I used the Archival Olive ink for stamping. I then used the matching die set to cut the images out.
I painted the main image with the Blush and Rose paints then used a grey pencil round the edges to emphasise the face. I then added the flowers and leaves with foam pads for dimension to finish.

If you haven't yet entered one of the challenges, the prize is a voucher for the online shop where you'll be spoilt for choice.

Have a great weekend.
Fliss xx

Happiness In Bloom At That's Crafty!

Hello everyone, really sorry to be awol again and will try to do better but I'm running to keep up with everything going on at the moment and hoping to slow down soon!
This is to point you in the direction of my post today at That's Crafty! where I'm sharing a quick to make tag with one of Sir Tim's lovely Flower Garden stamps and a stencilled background.
Here's a sneak peek and I'd love it if you hopped over for all the details.


Hope you like what I created and it was really fun to make too.

I'll be back in a bit with news of the new challenge at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog so watch this space!

Fliss xx

Friday, 8 April 2016

Colour My World At That's Crafty!

Hello everyone, I hope you've all had a good week. I'm still in Swanage at the moment on my few days break which has been lovely despite the rather mixed weather but we've still managed to get out and about most days and there has been sunshine although it is still very windy and rather cold.
This post is to let you know I have a prject to share over at That's Crafty! today which is an art panel using one of the surfaces, in this case an MDF panel, with my newly acquired Paper Artsy stamps by Darcy.
It's one of my favourite colour combinations too so I hope you like it.


You'll find all the details over at the blog as usual if you'd like to hop on over to see how I created it.

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.
Fliss xx

Monday, 4 April 2016

Watercolour At Make My Monday

Hello everyone, by the time this post pops up I'll be on my way to exotic Swanage for a few days break which I'm sorely in need of as things have been really hectic lately and I could do with a rest! I'm hoping a change of scene will help and of course, no cooking or washing up!!!
We have a new challenge for you today at Make My Monday and Shawna would like to see your creations involving the use of Watercolour.
Here's my inspiration which is my brother in law's birthday card.


The image I've used is by Just Inklined and I printed it out on to mixed madia paper. I then coloured it with a mix of atercolour pencils and Prisma pencils, painting the sky with watercolour paint.
I added the painted panel to a navy blue mat and stuck it to my card blank. 
That's it - done! 

I'll be back at the weekend and until then, have a great week.
Fliss xx


Friday, 1 April 2016

All Things Bright And Beautiful

Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for That's Crafty! new challenge today with the theme of All Things Bright and Beautiful.
I've gone down the route of bright plus creatures small for my journal page.


I coloured my page with DecoArt Media Fluid acrylics using Hansa Yellow Light and Medium, Pyrrole Orange and Grren Gold.
I then stencilled on the dragonflies which are a That's Crafty! Dinky Stencil using Yellow Green Light.
I stamped on the border image from Craters Companion Splats & Accessories Set 2 with Archival Cactus Flower ink. I stamped on the text from Tim Holtz Handwritten Thoughts with the same ink.
The butterfly (Carabelle Studio) was stamped on with Archival Olive ink and added a little colour with Green Gold.
I stencilled on some bubbles with the Bubbly All Over Dinky Stencil with the orange and yellow green light paints to finish.

I hope you decide to enter as theres a fab prize of a voucher for the online shop for the randomly drawn winner.

Have a great weekend.
Fliss xx

Enchantment For That's Crafty!

Hello everyone, apologies if I haven't been round this week but I'm in the wars yet again with a scratched left eye this time so the glasses have had to come out again until it recovers so I'm squinting at the screen! Any spelling errors are cause I can't see properly, she says, tongue in cheek :D

I'm over at That's Crafty! blog today with a mixed media art panel which I hope you'll like. Here's a sneak peek and you'll find all the details over at the blog if you'd like to hop over and see how it came about.






I'll be back in a while as we have a new challenge today over at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog.

See ya later!

Fliss xx

Monday, 28 March 2016

Going Round In Circles At Make My Monday

Hello everyone, I hope you're all having a lovely Easter break with hopefully not too much in the way of bad weather. It's been very windy, wet and cold here since yesterday which was such a change after Friday which was sunny and much warmer!
Today's the day for a new challenge at Make My Monday and this week I chose the theme which is Going Round In Circles as I'm sure you all know how much I love those!


For my inspiration my Inkadinkado stamping gear has come out to play again and I used the round cog with one of the lovely flower petal stamps to make 2 circles of petals with Memento Cottage Ivy ink.
I then coloured the petals with Brusho Crystals used as paint by sprinkling them in a paint dish and misting them with water. I used lemon, gamboge and lime green. When the paint was dry I cut the floral circles out.
I assembled my little plaque using a round chipboard shape by Papermania and added an embossed circle and some ribbon to finish.

Have a great day and a good week.
Fliss xx

I'd like to enter my little plaque in the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations March Challenge - Flower Power (as you see I have a rather big flower here :D)
Creative Corner - Anything But A Card

Friday, 25 March 2016

Birds of a Feather For That's Crafty!

Happy Easter everyone and hoping everyone who celebrates has a lovely long weekend too.

My post is also to let you know I have a tag to share at That's Crafty this week which is one of the fabulous substrate surfaces great for mixed media which is what my creation turned out to be.


You'll find all the details over at the blog as usual if you'd like to visit and I'd be so pleased if you did too.

See you again soon.
Fliss xx

Monday, 21 March 2016

Something Fluffy For Make My Monday

Hello all, I hope you had a lovely weekend and managed to fit in some crafting time as I did, although only a little in my case as I had quite a lot of other things to do!
Our new challenge today at Make My Monday is rather a fun one as we would like to see your creations with Something Fluffy on and yes - you did read that right!
When it comes to something fluffy, what else could I pick for my card but this cute Just Inklined bunny - isn't he just adorable?



OK, so my card actually became mixed media as I had the background floating around just waiting for the right image and as it has a meadow look to it I thought it perfect for this cute Meadow Rabbit.
The paper was made by sprinkling lemon, yellow and gamboge Brusho Crystals on a piece of mixed media paper and misting it with water. I then allowed the paint to run and it formed streaks down the paper. When it was dry, I turned it upside down (can you see the streaks at the bottom).
I then put some lime green and olive crystals on a plate, misted them with water and picked up colour with an old store card, using it to form the blades of grass on my paper.
I printed the bunny out on to mixed media paper and coloured the image with a mix of Prismacolor pencils and Distress markers, trimmed it to a panel and added a blue mat.
I assembled the card as you see, adding a Tim Holtz Chit Chat sticker also on a blue mat to finish.

Have a great week and see you again soon. Sorry if I haven't been round lately, I've been really busy with little time for blogging.
Fliss xx

Some Challenges I'd like to enter:
Try It On Tuesday - Nature
Dragonfly Journeys - Hippity Hoppity
Challenge Up Your Life - Bunnies

Friday, 18 March 2016

A New Challenge At That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for our new challenge today over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog.
For the next fortnight we're going Red and Green although you nearly didn't get my inspiration as I misunderstood the theme! Happily for once I actually made something that came together really quickly which has to be a first from me as it's not clean and simple!


I used my Gelli plate to colour the MDF tag by swiping on Paper Artsy Fresco Finish acrylics and pressing the tag on to pick up the paint.
I then used an old credit card to swipe on more paint to make blades of grass. I stamped some stalks from the Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp set with Archival ink and painted them the same green.
I stamped the poppy heads and painted them with Martha Stewart Satin Acrylics then cut them out and glued them to the tag.
I finished off by addding stencilled dots which I did with my current favourite Dinky Stencil. I tied some green crochet ribbon through the top.

I used:
Tim Holtz Flower Garden Cling Stamp Set
That's Crafty Dinky Stencil - Bubbly All Over
That's Crafty Surfaces - MDF Tag
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints - London Bus, Zucchini, Tinned Peas
Martha Stewart Satin Acrylic Paints - Geranium, Green Olive

There's a fab prize for the randomly drawn winner so do enter if you can.

Have a great weekend.
Fliss x

A Chaotic Life Journal Page

Hello everyone, I hope you've all had a good week. This is my first post to day which is to let you know I'm over at That's Crafty today sharing a page in my journal.


Maybe you can see what I mean by chaotic now! If you'd like to see how it came about, please hop on over to the blog and I'd love it if you did.

I'll be back in a while with news of our new challenge today over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and I have my inspiration to share.

See you soon.
Fliss x

Monday, 14 March 2016

Lucky - A State Of Mind

Hello there, I hope you all had a lovely weekend with some sunshine as we did down here in the South - it was really lovely although I didn't see that much of it as we had loads of family stuff going on.
I did manage a bit of crafting though for my inspiration for the new challenge at Make My Monday which has the theme of Lucky this week. I struggled with this a bit until I realised that one of the Handwritten Thoughts by Tim Holtz was about lucky being a state of mind and my journal page below is the result. Hope you like it.


This was a really quick page to make and I began by sponging on Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade Distress inks on the blank page. As the edges had a bit of grey on them already fom a previous page, I stamped on my new favourite edge stamp (Crafters Companion Textures Splats & Accessories Set 2) with Watering Can Archival ink.
I stamped the flowers (Penny Black) and the text with the same ink to finish - ta dah!

Have a great week and see you again soon.
Fliss xx

Friday, 11 March 2016

Be Unique For That's Crafty

Hello everyone and welcome to my post for today which is to let you know that I'm over at That's Crafty blog to share an art panel I've made using one of the fab substrate surfaces, an MDF panel.

Here's a peek and all the details are over at the blog if you'd like to hop over for the whole pic and the instructions on how to make it, although it's one of those creations that kind of went with the flow this time.






Hope to see you there!

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.

Fliss xx

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Imagine

Hello everyone, a really quick post from me to share a piece of artwork that I thought was never going to happen! I'm still not quite sure about it but I really wanted to join in with Andy Skinner's DecoArt Bright Colours Challenge (you know how I love those!) so this will have to do!


As you can see, it's definitely bright! It involves using my fingers to apply lots of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics to a natural coloured canvas board.
I then used the end of a wooden doewl to add the tiny circular shapes to the panel. I stamped on the text from Andy's Batik Garden stamp set with Archival Jet Black ink and stencilled on imagine from the Serendipity stencil with Carbon Black.
The butterfly was die cur from paper coloured with Pyrrole Orange and I swiped on Hicory Smoke Distress ink to colour the raised areas.

I used:
 
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics – Hansa Yellow Light, Hansa Yellow Medium, Green Gold, Yellow Green Light, Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Pyrrole Red, Pyrrole Orange, Primary Magenta, Carbon Black

White Gesso

Serendipity Stencil

Batik Garden Stamp Set

Have a great day and see you again soon!
Fliss x