Sunday, 23 July 2017

The birds and the bees...

I've got a class on Saturday 29 July (next week) at The Craft Barn and we're making this canvas:


We'll be painting the background directly onto the reverse of the canvas and then building up detail over the top and on the frame:


Just follow the links if you fancy joining me.
Helen

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Christmas again!

Hope you enjoyed Crafty Individuals shows on Hochanda. Thought I'd show you another of my makes, this time some Christmas tree decorations.
Here's the box:


And here are the decorations:





They all use the same stamp, CI-463, which also happens to be one of my favourites, and are made with curtain rings, which are great as they come with that hook thing already attached!

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Christmas in July....

Yes, Crafty Individuals are on Hochanda on Friday with some lovely Christmas shows.
Unfortunately they couldn't use these little Christmas houses that I made:



as they use some of their old papers - my bad, I forgot to check! However I'm posting them here as I really enjoyed creating them and they should get you in the mood for Friday's shows (3.00pm and 7.00pm) .



Thanks for looking!

Helen

Friday, 7 July 2017

Owls project no. 2...


This was the whole project, made using one of the GiganTags. I've sprayed it with the new Sparklers sprays which are specifically designed to go on dark backgrounds:


Here it shows up on the dark lettering:


I've used Tyvek again, painted black, spritzed, heated and then highlighted with the Shimmer paints:


Thanks for looking!

Helen


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Rubber Dance stamps...




...these owls featured on That's Crafty Hochanda and they're made by Rubber Dance and are irresistible. I used them on two projects, an 8 x 8 panel:


which I die cut a hole out of. The crinkly stuff is Tyvek, ironed and painted to give texture and the feathers and wings are from a die cuts' set.



I'll post the other project tomorrow.

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Monday, 3 July 2017

This will wake you up!

A bit of psychedelic art for you using some of the new die cuts from That's Crafty!:




The decorative dots etc are made with Ranger Enamel Accents.

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Sunday, 25 June 2017

GiganTags....

from That's Crafty. These really are enormous tags and tie in very well with their new die cut greyboard shapes which are gorgeous.
I've used Gelatos on this one, just for a change, which give really vibrant colours:






Thanks for looking!

Helen


Sunday, 18 June 2017

A bit of 50's retro....

For the next Kit and Kaboodle class we're going to make a retro clock. I've gone for 50's sort of colours and was inspired by the designs of Angie Lewin:


I think I was supposed to be doing 70's retro but you know me, I'm easily sidetracked - anyway, I couldn't face all that orange and brown! You, however, will be able to work in whatever colours you choose.

So, if you fancy joining me, just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!

Helen




Thursday, 15 June 2017

TV time again!

 That's Crafty! are on Hochanda this Friday at 8.00am and 2.00pm. Don't forget to tune in as they've got some fantastic new products at fantastic prices.
They're taking the Rubber Dance stamps on the shows which work really well with their own and have also got some really lovely big die cuts, big tags (and I mean BIG), Tyvek  sheets, new paints and more.

Here are a few sneak peeks of some of those products in action:







You can see I've had a ball!

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Bit of a tropical theme....

Here's a fabric tag that I made for the Craft Barn blog:


The parrot in the centre is done by image transfer using the Express Transfer Solution. I've then stamped around it and stitched it onto painted burlap (the sewing machine was playing up hence the even worse stitching than usual!):


Finish off with some upholstery braid and a stamped button:



Thanks for looking!

Helen

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Christmas in June....

Noooooo! Far too early, I know but I just wanted to show you this tile I made for the Flower Festival at church. I actually made four of them, based round hymns, but I think this was my favourite using all Crafty Individuals stamps:


The stamps all fit so perfectly and it's one of my favourite carols.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Rustiness in all its gorgeousness!

I'm hooked by all the rust techniques out there and the wonderful old metal effects you can create.
Here's a porthole that I made for That's Crafty using one of their ATC size shrines:


The shrines are free standing and quite deep as you can see here:


The jellyfish comes from one of the new sea themed stamp sets:


Thanks for looking!

Helen



Monday, 29 May 2017

I had a little turtle....

and he's happily swimming away on my card over on the That's Crafty blog today:


This is an Alice Palace stamp from Crafty Individuals, combined with one of their Crafty Elements sets.
So, swim on over and take a look!

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Under the Sea....

Today's the launch date for the new stamps from That's Crafty and here's a sneak peek at what I've been making:



Head on over to the blog to see more. The stamps are a lot of fun to use and coordinate well with the other That's Crafty stamp sets.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Monday, 15 May 2017

And finally....

Here I've used the Distress Oxides on a doorhanger. I've done the spritz and dip method and added stencilling over the top.



Joggles stamps (the birds), PaperArtsy stamps, Blue Fern Studios stamps all available from The Craft Barn.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Saturday, 13 May 2017

On canvas this time....

Distress Oxides again, this time blending 2 colours straight onto canvas and then stencilling over the top. The colours all hold their own. I've made two slightly different versions:



PaperArtsy stamps and stencil, Blue Fern Studios stamps all available from The Craft Barn.

Thanks for looking!

helen