Friday, 19 January 2018

At Random

At Random

Hi Everyone!

Fed up with the long dark nights?
Well, here's a cheery thought, this
time next month we shall be
having our tea in daylight.  Now
there's something to look forward 
to.

To help us on our way, 
Louise Thomson has brought
abeautiful canvas with her:


"I made a simple canvas using PaperArtsy
stamps and fresco finish paints.

To begin with I simply blobbed some paint
on to my canvas and spread it using a small spatula.



Once dry, I stamped using archival inks and began painting.


When all the pink flowers were painted 
and dry, I added in more stamping
 and painted this. 



There's a shimmer coming from the 
white gold fresco paint which has
 a lovely metallic finish."

Thank you Louise - makes me
feel all smiley inside as I
contemplate summer walks
in the countryside


'Til tomorrow

Mickie xx


PS:  Have you been to the SALE
today?  take a look you might
just find a few surprises!





Thursday, 18 January 2018

At Random

At Random


Hallo Everyone!

How's it going?........
You know, if often wondered
what is being referred to.....
Well, whatever, everything is
good in my little corner of
the crafty world and I hope it
is the same in yours

Helen Chilton has a tag for us
today using just one set of 
stamps.  Take a look:



Lots of zingy colours on this tag.


Scrape on some Zesty Zing with a 
plastic card and let dry.


Add patches of white especially where 
you're going to stamp the face.


Stamp main image in black and then add
 parts of the image to create a diagonal design.


Fill in with stencilling with Distress Oxides



Layer onto black card and add embellishments."


Thanks Helen, so bright and
cheerful on this grey January day!


Of course, it doesn't have to be
this particular set of stamps - it
could be any, or even a selection
of individual stamps  

If you are into mindfulness then
this is certainly one for you.....

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

PS Don't forget the SALE lots of
half price goodies to be had.  







Wednesday, 17 January 2018

At Random


At Random

Hi Everyone!

Gosh!  Have you noticed?
It's halfway through the
month.....already!

Days are getting a little longer
too.  Fantastic!

Claire Jackson has brought in
a lovely summery project for
us to delight in........




First I assembled all of the pieces, glued them 
together and stuck them to a cardboard mat.

 I gave the base a layer of texture paste
 and embedded microbeads on one side 
and flower sequins on the other, before 
giving it all a coat of gesso. 

I then decided it needed a little more
 dimension and added some Kaisercraft
 leaf flourishes.


All that was left to do was paint the 
houses with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish
 chalk paint and add the charms.




I’ve tried out a few of the Art-C kits now 
and they are really good quality and fit 
together very closely. 

This kit is fun if you’re looking for a quick 
project and would be ideal as an afternoon 
activity with children."



Thank you Claire - Love what you
have made here.  I have this
particular set and all I've done so
far is glue all the pieces together
and so two little houses have
been shunted back and forth 
across my desk for a while!  I
shall have no trouble finishing
them off now!


In fact, I might go and see if
any of the Art-C kits have made
it to the SALE along with some
extra embellishments!

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx