Sunday, 12 May 2013

Finished!

- and if there's some decent light tomorrow, I'll take some photos. The final thing is very self indulgent, involving metallic stains, die cuts, wooden embellishments and pins. Now to make one for my lounge. Mr mojo has come back, at long last :)

A bit more....

.....progress with my canvas...



I really didn't have any plans or designs in mind when I started this little project, other than colours that might match my bedroom. I've added a bit of random stamping using Archival ink, and coloured the card for the flowers using the same Distress colours I used on the canvas. I've added 2 wooden embellishments. Tomorrow I'm going to add some detail to the middle - probably some words.

Feeling good to actually be creating again - this was just an experiment, but it may just find a space on my bedroom wall.  I'll be back with more photos when it's finished!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Bargains!

Got these lovely goodies in my local branch of Home Sense last week:-



The craft tote was £9.99 (usually around £20), and the gorgeous paper pad (some fab designs) was £7.99 - and they're on sale at £19.99 at various outlets online!!
Think I might just go back for more!



Canvas

Finally started work on a canvas! I've had a real crisis of confidence and lack of mojo in recent months, but looking at some work done by Hels Sheridan and Nicky from Polkadoodles has sparked my creativity - yay!

Early stages: I applied a thin coat of gesso to a plain white canvass, and once dried covered it with a silvery Distress stain.  I then applied some distress stains and distress inks through some Stamps Away stencils. At one of Hels demos, she said it's all about building up layers - so here I go! Going to let it dry out overnight, then add some more - and go a bit 3D with some embellishments - so watch this space.  Visit Hels at http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/ to see her inspirational work



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