Tuesday, 18 September 2018

In the round...

I went a bit mad with this project and made a 3D village with Melina's stamps:




This sort of project is just up my street! Bright colours, lots of fiddly bits, working out how to get it all put together - lots of fun.
I discovered several things - the multi surface paints go on beautifully without obliterating the stamped lines; you can stamp the houses close enough on the back to make a double sided image; you can make a 3D house out of part of the large house; the flowers also make very useful back to back shrubs.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Friday, 14 September 2018

Row upon row...

What I love about these houses is how easy it is to stamp long rows and also build them up one behind the other as I've done here:



I've die cut and raised the centre, folding the houses to go round a corner:


The background is done with some of the new Dinky stencils and coloured texture paste. The wording uses Tim Holtz rub ons.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Follow the rainbow...

I hope you had a chance to watch That's Crafty! on Hochanda with Jo yesterday and see all the new stamps and other products.
Here are a couple of my samples in full:



The stone path uses the stones under the houses and the swirls in the sky are stencilled with Interference paint.



I've folded the large house to make it 3D:


I've used Melina's Sketchy Houses set here, but there are three other new sets as well.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Monday, 10 September 2018

Final peek...

Lastly I've gone a bit 3D - had lots of fun with this one:


I've used just one of the new That's Crafty! stamp sets, there are three more as well and lots more samples from the rest of the DT.
So, tune in at 10.00am tomorrow on Hochanda to see what we've all been up to!

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Sunday, 9 September 2018

Blues and greens this time...

Of course it's not just stamps on the show but new stencils and substrates too so tune in if you can:


Thanks for looking!

Helen


Saturday, 8 September 2018

Sneak peek...

Here's another house for the That's Crafty! Hochanda show on Tuesday at 10.00:


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Friday, 7 September 2018

Sketchy Houses...

That's the new set of stamps I worked with for the That's Crafty! show over on Hochanda next Tuesday at 10.00am.


It's going to be a great show and I'll show you more sneak peeks over the next few days.

Helen

Monday, 3 September 2018

Let's get trading...

A bit difficult in this case as I've hung mine up, but Artist Trading Coins are the theme on the PaperArtsy blog at the moment.

I've made mine using Lynne Perrella stamps:



There are going to be lots of different ideas over the next two weeks.

Thanks for looking

Helen

Thursday, 23 August 2018

In the red....

I've gone for bright red and yellow on this tag and flower:




It's over on the That's Crafty! blog today with a list of all the supplies I used.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Thursday, 16 August 2018

A little bit of what you fancy....

....and I fancied blues and greens and Lynne's tree stamp over on the That's Crafty! Blog today.


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

By the Seaside...


Here are a couple of cards using some of the new Crafty Individuals stamps that have just come out. Bit of a tropical theme for the first two:


I added two of the girls from CI-284 as they're just the right size:


And then this one uses the shell collage stamp which I absolutely love:


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Dare to Dream...

Here I've used the Boho Vibes spray of flowers twice and it makes a wreath sort of shape:


I then added a few extra leaves to bulk it out.


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Friday, 3 August 2018

We all like to be beside the seaside...

Crafty Individuals have got some lovely seaside products on Hochanda today at 10.00 and tomorrow
at 3.00.
Here are some sneak peeks:





There'll be some new stamps and A4 papers.

Thanks for looking!
Helen

Thursday, 2 August 2018

It's Art time...

... or 13 Arts, that is.
Hop over to the That's Crafty! blog to see how to use the 13 Arts Magic Powder!


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

A bit grungier...

This panel showcases the new Interference paints from That's Crafty!. I've used them over a black gessoed, stencilled background and they show up really well.


Just love the feathers in Ingrid's designs:


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Saturday, 28 July 2018

A floral bouquet...

This card is made using Ingrid's new Boho Vibe Set 2 stamps from That's Crafty! and watercolours. I didn't bother with any masking, the stamps just seemed to fit together really well.


Any overlapping sort of disappeared by the time I'd coloured it.

Thanks for looking!
Helen


Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Bright and beautiful....

I've got a blog post over on the That's Crafty! Blog today using some of the new lustre sprays and Ingrid Kristina Boho Vibes stamps.


Hop on over and take a look!

Helen

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Floaty feathers...

This feather stamp is from one of Ingrid's Boho Vibes sets from That's Crafty! I just love it!
Here I've stamped it directly onto an acrylic tag and then painted it on the back with some of the Interference Green and Interference Lilac paints. I wanted to see if they'd show through and so painted three layers. 


Although the pic doesn't pick it up, they're actually iridescent.


I then spent ages picking out some paper to go on the back, dark or light? Eventually I went with this pale green that I overstamped in grey.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Feathers and flowers...

Don't forget to tune into That's Crafty! on Hochanda for some great shows at 11.00 and 3.00 tomorrow.


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Light as a feather...

Just love this feather stamp on one of Ingrid's sets by That's Crafty!


See the rest of the stamps on Hochanda on Monday.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Sneak peek time!

That's Crafty! are on Hochanda next Monday 16 July at 11.00am and 3.00pm.
There are new stamps on the show designed by Ingrid Kristina V. Here's a couple of close ups of stuff I've made:



These use some of the new Interference paint and sprays.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Old and decrepit...

Inspired by the West Pier in Brighton, I've made my own one using the MDF Squares pack , Magda's stamps, Dinky stencils and lots of mediums all from That's Crafty!

I cut up the top layer of the squares pack to the shape I wanted - you don't have to use them as is. And then, I went to town on all the details!



Here's a birds-eye view:


The large cotton reel supports were rusted up,


as was the stencilling onto acetate on the sides (supposed to look like old pier struts):


I used Oxides to colour the fish and that's a bit of orange netting in the background!


Thanks for looking!

Helen

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Transfer techniques...

Over on the PaperArtsy Blog the theme is transfer techniques and I'm kicking it off with the Express Transfer Solution. I've tried it out on multiple surfaces to see what it does.


What I love about this stuff is the speed of the process.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Saturday, 30 June 2018

A little bit fishy...

Here we have a small shrine, one from a set of four from That's Crafty!







All the holey bits pop out so you can use those as well. The fish swimming in and out are by Magda.

Thanks for looking!

Helen 

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Lollipops!

This time I used some of the ATCs  from That's Crafty! to make lollipops:



Just love those bears! They came from one of Magda's stencils.

Thanks for looking!

Helen


Monday, 25 June 2018

All in the round...

Here are some of the ATCs (coins) I made for That's Crafty! using the new Magda Polakow stamps and stencils:



These coins are the latest trend and you can buy a set of 10 MDF ones for just £2.99. I love the MDF as you can throw almost anything at it and you can work both sides of each coin.

Thanks for looking!

Helen