.. aesthetically described as one of beauty that is 'imperfect', 'impermanent' and 'incomplete'.

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Recycled Art-CraftaScope Blog Hop

I love creating with recycled items. Cardboard packing is fab, the inside surface is great for stamping, paints and inks.



I started off with some supplies, cardboard packaging, book page and the reverse of an old piece of art.



Made some copier paper masks and practiced some stamping with some of the trees from the Lush Landscapes set of stamps.



I used the Fantasy Fields stencil onto the cardboard packaging. I wanted to keep it all simple so no colour was added. A little piece of hessian with a stitched b to finish off!!



Next up is Jacqueline, here

Craftascope Etsy store here

Monday, 21 October 2019

Bokeh Part 2!!!

Having a lot of fun with the Bokeh theme on the CountryView crafts blog.


I found some inspiration via Pinterest..


I made my background by mixing some PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic paints Little Black Dress and Cloud 9 to make a grey colour. The stamp is from Picture This.


Using the rubber on the end of a pencil, I added some dots of colour. I used PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic Paints Yellow Submarine, Zesty Zing, Banana and Cloud 9.


Tuesday, 8 October 2019

'Bokeh' Art.

This month on the Country View Challenges, the theme is Bokeh. The details can be found here. Loads of inspiration from the designers.

The background I made some time ago. I used PaperArsy Mini 69 stamp, and added my circles using PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic Paints called Cloud 9 and Calypso.


Thanks to Sue for the topic theme, had a lot of fun, off to experiment some more.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

CraftaScope Blog Hop-Autumn Leaves.

Hi, and welcome to the CraftaScope monthly blog hop. This month the theme is Autumn Leaves.



I love finding different substrates to work on, so I cut out a section of fine weave hessian and positioned some leaf stamps for my design.



Some texture paste..



As this is a very uneven surface, I used tissue paper to stamp on to. I used Archival Ink Coffee for a crisp image.



Mixed up several acrylic paints and painted around each image. Added some embellishments to complete.



A great set of stamps, they can be found here

Next up is Jacqueline, here

Monday, 1 July 2019

Quilting with Card!

Here is my creation for  PaperArtsy, the current theme on the blog is Tiled/ Repeat patterns.



Pay a visit to the PaperArtsy blog!!

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Craftascope Large Rose Petal Mini Book.

When I saw these Large Rose Petal dies from Craftascope, I thought they would make a cool Mini Book.


I used the largest die to make my covers from some board from a Please Do Not Bend envelope. Love to recycle!!


I am exploring earthy colours, so painted with layers of Amsterdam Acrylic Paints, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Naples Yellow and Naples Red.


The inside of my covers I cut using the 3rd largest size die some pieces of patterned paper. Black acrylic gave me a nice border.



The pages were cut using the 2nd largest die, I wanted them to be smaller that the covers. Punched a whole and secured with a metal ring so I can add pages. On going project and great fun.


The rose petal dies can be found here