Thursday, 30 April 2015

Getting to Grips with Graphik at Stamps and Stencils

Hello and welcome, Ive been getting to grips with Derwent Graphik Pens for my 1st Inspiration post for stamps and stampsandstencils stencils. please hop over to see what I've been up to..

Sharon xx

Friday, 24 April 2015

Window Hanging

I would just like to share with you a window hanging I made, the idea is to stop me walking into the the rather large patio window at my new house.

The hearts are metal, the beads are on memory wire, which is very hard to bend but it does keep it's shape.

Tim Holtz Tissue paper glued onto the metal as a background.

Paint applied through a stencil and stamping in the background.

The same poppies from a die as above, these have been triple embossed.

Close up of texture paste through a stencil.

I left the metal bare and applied art basics 3D Matte Gel through the spinning top stencil and tinted with Paper Artsy paint.

 This cute little owl is from one of Lin Browns new stamps, I have also used crackle paint on the background.

I couldn't get a good photo of the whole hanger on the window, the camera just focused on the outside. 

Please go over to to see the Inspiration Post Ruth has to share with you (its very good) and there's still time to enter the challenge "Anything Goes"

Thanks for stopping by and all your comments are really appreciated. Hope you have a great crafty weekend.

Sharon xx

Thursday, 2 April 2015

New Challenge Blog "Stamps & Stencils"

Hello and Welcome back to my poor neglected blog...

I have some exciting news about a New Monthly Challenge Blog "Stamps and Stencils" which is being launched today 2nd of April but more exciting for me I am going to be a member of the design team.

It will continue on the 1st Thursday of each month.

So if you would like to join us you need to follow a Mixed Media style and include Stamping or Stencilling or even both. Entries can be anything from cards, to altered items, but they must have mixed media roots.
No digital images allowed, but vintage photo's will be accepted.

Sue is the host for the 1st challenge and the theme she has chosen is - Anything Goes, so please hop over to the blog and meet the other lovely ladies in the Design Team.

Here is my 1st entry, it has not been easy as I have just moved house, no excuses but my crafting
table is currently a cardboard box with a tray on it!!!!!

Her fine tail feathers are the flowers off Lin Brown new stamp by Paper Artsy.

Grunge paste through a stencil then stamped.

Leaves cut out to to give some dimension.

Flowers tinted with paint, another use for a copper plant label.

Again flowers used for sunshine, the copper has been puffed out.

The canvas is called New Beginnings for several reasons, or it could be called Freedom (note that the bird is not caged) 

Thank you Sue for all the hard work you have put into this new challenge, it is going to be such a joy to be part of the team xx


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Quick Post Before the Big Day

Hi everyone and welcome, I have some very exciting news about a new challenge blog called

Stamps and Stencils  and I am very proud to be a member of the design team, I'm sure you will recognise the other very talented ladies.

 We will be mixed media style blog, so you can use anything so long as it includes Stamp or Stencils or better still both...

Sorry no digi images but vintage photo's are ok.

So please hop over and join in the fun. We go live 2nd April, looking forward to seeing you there xxx