Thursday 1 October 2015

Whatever it is make it 3D

HI everybody and welcome to the October challenge for Stamps And Stencils, our host for this month is the super talented Sue (our Team Leader). So for this challenge you can make anything 3D. i.e.
a box canvas, box, home decor piece ATB etc. You must keep it mixed media with either stamping or stencilling or both.
Also this month we are doing a blog hop, so please join in and be in with a chance to win a prize....

If you have arrived from Julia you have hopped from the correct blog.

I must admit this is not the project I was going to share with you, but I did think I had another week to complete my piece...

My journal cover was inspired by Lyn Brown after doing a workshop with her. I decided to turn it into my journal cover.

There is a lot of background stencilling and stamping to build up the layers. I have used Paper Artsy Fresco paints for all of it.

Above a piece of recycled card board to give it some extra depth and interest and before the quotes has been mounted onto grey board.

The cover for my Dylusions Journal..

Thanks for stopping by and please collect my secret letter which is "E" and hop over to the lovely Toni to see her challenge and collect her letter..

Thanks again 

Sharon xx

Thursday 24 September 2015

Travelling Light

Hi, just back from my Holidays and managed to do a Inspiration post for Stamps and Stencils about journaling on Holiday. So please pop over to see what I have been up to.....

Thanks for stopping by

Sharon xx

Thursday 3 September 2015

Up Up and Away

Hello and welcome to the challenge which you can join over at Stamps and Stencils the theme for September is

 Up, Up and away with a twist ! For this challenge we would like to see something that goes Up Up and away. It could be a plane, bird a feather anything that can go up, but you must use /autumnal colours. So get out the copper, rust and burnt oranges. Be it paint, metal or embossing powders, don't forget to include some Stamps and Stencilling..

Here are some pictures of my take on Up Up and Away...

 Most of the pieces in place before painting and spraying the background...

The tree trunk is made out of a scrape piece of ply which I broke into strips. the bird and branch has been cut using the big shot cutter...

The Ballon is copper sheeting which has been embossed and  dabbed with Alcohol Inks and puffed out.
I have filled it in the end with cotton pads to stop it being pressed in.
The wicker basket is made from Raffia.

 The quote is from Indigo Blu... Let your soul and spirit fly....

I've tried to capture the colours of Autumn

Hope you get the idea of what I was thinking?

I hope you can join us over at Stamps and Stencils for this month's Challenge, and you will love what the other team members have created
Bye for now 
Sharon xx

Thursday 6 August 2015

Times Flies

Time Flies is the title for the challenge in August over at Stamps and Stencils Yvonne is the very talented host for this month.

We would love for you all to join in, Yvonne would like you to use clocks or watches or any time related element as a focus of your project.

I have altered a canvas by apply Grunge paste through a stencil to give the first layer.
I've delaminated a strip of cardboard to give some height underneath the clock.

A pocket watch cut out and a spare piece of copper was used to make some cogs for added texture..

All the elements added then painted with black gesso....

I have dry brushed over the high points with three different colours of Silks acrylic paints... 
A touch of treasure gold added too the corners...

A sizzix pocket watch and the centre had been though a cogs embossing folder and a little alarm clock embellishment added to the centre

The heart has been kicking about in my stash for ages, it is made out of Utee 

Good Times

The title of my canvas, as good times are being had by all....

Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate all you comments, pop over to Stamps and Stencils and see what the other lovely ladies have created.

Sharon x  

Thursday 9 July 2015

Marbling with Shaving Foam

Hello, I'm going to be doing the Inspiration post over at Stamps and Stencils so please pop over and have a peak at what mess I have been getting into???

Also have a look at the new challenge "Happy Holidays" we would love you to join in.

Thanks for stopping by

Sharon xx

Thursday 2 July 2015

Happy Holidays

Hello, are you ready for this months challenge at Stamps and Stencils the theme for July is Happy Holidays. You can pop over and see the rules for the challenge.

Not sure if my interpretation fits the bill, but as I'm off work today and its the hottest day of the year so far, I wanted to share the view I am looking at while crafting.

There are lots of beautiful poppies scattered in the field of wheat, Which I tried to capture in my journaling page.

The Quote is:-

Turn your face
to the sun and the
shadow's will always
fall behind you.

Lots of layers using Paper Artsy Acrylic Paints

This is the gorgeous view from where I was crafting.

Not a very long post but its getting hotter & hotter

Thank you for stopping by

Sharon x

Thursday 4 June 2015

Small is Beautiful.

Hello and welcome to the 3rd challenge from Stamps and Stencils The theme is Small is Beautiful and the lovely and very talented host for June is Julia.

The challenge is to keep it small, you can make or alter something. A tiny book or journal, ATC or ATB. A tin or box even a small piece of jewellery.
You must use at least one stamp or stencil on your project and please remember we are a mixed media challenge blog and the style of your work should reflect this.

For more details and to see what the other ladies in the design team have created hop over to Stamps and Stencils.

Here is my entry which is inspired by Finnabair. Went to a workshop at Art from the Heart last Saturday with Sue and Ruth we had a fantastic day, after a scrummy lunch at Bettys Tearooms.

Mini Canvas

I have used the reverse side of the canvas, so that I could add a Word into the recess.
This is the  window to my Dream cottage in the Lake District!

The quote is from Donna Downy's stamp "Empowered Words"
I have used a ATC which is coloured with Distress Inks and the same rubbed through a Spinning top stencil.

The reverse of the frame painted with black gesso. The scissors are just to show the size....

Adding some lace to build up texture....

The window sill and the shutters are the small blocks of wood that you get in a new canvas for stretching it out (you know the bits that never get used) and little MDF hearts...
I added extra details through a stencil using  Paper Artsy's grunge paste.

The side with stencilling

 Same side painted. The Tinting is Primary Elements mixed Golden Acrylic Glaze.

Hope you enjoyed and will join us for the challenge..

Thank you in advance for all your kind comments xx
Happy crafting

Sharon xx