Monday, 13 July 2015

Wall hanging

Last Saturday, I had an absolutely wonderful day, a mixed media class with the amazingly talented Lindsay Mason. It was held in the Heritage Centre at Carnforth railway station - the setting for the 1946 film called "Brief Encounter" starring Trevor Johnson and Celia Howard. Quintessentially English, terribly proper and oh so romantic :-)  The refreshment rooms have been very carefully restored, using period furniture etc, and it really was very atmospheric. By a coincidence, a steam train came racing through the station - must've been a very particular event as there were a lot of people waiting with their cameras. We'll dashed out of our room which is near the platform to have a look, and waved to everybody on the train. Great fun!

So back to my wall hanging.....
This started off life as three plain pieces of MDF. Layers of texture were added with scrunched up paper, glue,  embellishments, black paint, delicious inks and gilding waxes. Ta-da!

The other photo I took doesn't really do justice to the colours-I'll try to get a better shot tomorrow and add it to this blog post. This photo at least does justice to the textures and the sheen. 
This is a very messy crafting, which I absolutely love. I do neat and precise work also, but I do enjoy variety in my crafting, and tackling different projects. 

(That's me, front right)

Meanwhile, some pics I took at the station, and a couple borrowed from Lindsay's album......

Monday, 6 July 2015


Just a quick card I made tonight. I managed to track down a die to cut out a doily shape - I had seen a card on Pinterest and was dying to have a go at it. in my haste, I glued the various bits and pieces on without checking that the card opened - and of course it didn't :-). So, I did a little bit of trimming, and it now works just fine. Got lots of ideas for different cards using the doily -soon as I get time I shall be having a good play!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Another crafty day!

Had a lovely day today over at a friends house, playing with papers, card stock inks, heat gun, stamps, dies - you name it, we played with it! Today was about sharing ideas, tips and techniques - and we also share our stash so we can play with different things. 

No finished product to show as yet, but I've cut out some flowers that I stamped - these will be incorporated into a card over the next day or so, can't wait to see how it all turns out :-)

Oops - hit the wrong button, but here is my little sweetheart Tiny, having a lovely sleep on a cushion next to me :-)

And so - here are the flowers!