Sunday, 21 April 2019

Friend Birthday


This was made to order for a friend. I used textured linen card as base and fussy cut and layered up the flowers by hand. I was very pleased how this pretty card turned out. Pastel and pretty but still very simple. I hope that  the recipient is going to like it as much as I do.
Until next time
C xx

Monday, 15 April 2019

MoM Day two.... Desk Organiser







This was the practical project we made in the workshop with Andy Skinner. Not a skull in sight but lots of rust and industrial grunge to make this desk organiser. There were a lot of processes to take this from pieces of wood to the finished product and it was a lot of fun.
The light is not good here at the moment but hopefully you can get a decent idea  of the finishes from the detail pics.



The finished piece has a working clock mechanism  and since I don't have a clock in my craftroom at the moment that is an added bonus....although the loud ticking might drive me crazy over time.




Although sitting on my desk it is unlikely to be seen much, I also decorated the back of my project...because I could and because I will know it is done.


I really enjoyed making this and I love a practical project....There is something particularly satisfying about making something with a purpose that I can put to use every day ....and especially something as cool as this piece.

Until next time,
Cxx 

Friday, 12 April 2019

Back from our travels


Had a great time in the USA as always and got home with just a few days to spare before the wonderful Ministry of Mixology weekend retreat...this time in Milton Keynes.

It was so good to get back to creative pursuits after a couple of weeks of sightseeing, meeting up with friends, eating, lazing by the pool in the sunshine - yep its  hard life going on holiday- and what better than the immersive MoM experience.

This was my day one project...made in a lively workshop with Maria Kantzali - a clay artist from Greece. I absolutely loved this project and definitely intend to incorporate more clay into my mixed media art in the future. I am currently trying to figure out the best place to display it at home because this one is most definitely staying with us.

Day two was spent with Andy Skinner and I still have a couple of things I want to add to that one before calling it done...but once it is (done) I will post pics here. It is a practical items and  as much I love making art for the sake of it , I also love making art and coming away with something useful at the end of the day. I don't part with my practical makes either ;)

Until next time
Cxx

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Happy Birthday ...celebration of fabulousness


This is the card I made for my nephew's birthday last month. He is definitely a one of a kind individual and this stamp was perfect for him. We went to visit them the  weekend before his birthday and he opened the door to reveal an orange stripe across his face...his almost three year old daughter had face paint too... and so when making this card I simply couldn't resist. I hope it made him smile when he opened it.

Until next time
Cxx

Monday, 4 March 2019

Happy Birthday


This bright and cheery card was made as a last minute request. I used some SU designer paper, butterfly stamps and punches and a memory box die to make this quick and simple card.

Until next time
Cxx

Monday, 25 February 2019

Teenage Birthday Girl



This was made for a teenage birthday girl. I used patterned paper for the background. For the focal panel I used distress oxides and a spritz of water for the background, then added pink ink through a stencil and went round each circle with white gel pen. The image and sentiment were stamped with black archival ink. Both panels were matted onto black card to make the pink really pop. I was happy with the end result.

Until next time
C xx

Friday, 22 February 2019

Happy Birthday Dad



This week its my Dad's birthday and this was the card I made for him this year. Very simple mat and layered base with die cut wording and birds. I liked how it turned out. I am sure he will like it too.

Until next time
Cxx

Friend Birthday

This was made to order for a friend. I used textured linen card as base and fussy cut and layered up the flowers by hand. I was very plea...