A mixed media piece

A mixed media piece

Friday, 26 February 2016

1 Stencil, 2 buttons, 3 colours

Hi everyone just a sneak peek at my latest post 
over on the Tando creative blog.
The theme this week is recipe week.
The recipe is One stencil, Two buttons, Three colours.
So pop over to have a peek.
Cheers Dee x

Monday, 22 February 2016

Bubbles & Fish

Hi everyone Dee here with a sneaky peek at my latest post over
 at the Artistic Stamper.
Why not pop over to the blog and see the full how to and 
project revealed.
Cheers Dee x

Friday, 19 February 2016

Oops really sorry forgot to ad the link!!!

Okay I forgot to add the link for the Tando creative blog!!
Sorry again teach me for doing it last minute Lol!!
Cheers Dee X

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Anything goes Over at Tando

Hi everyone I have a very Blingy post for you over at
 Tando creative. This post is the result of
play with a stamp set that I won. 
Why not pop across to  the blog to see the how to.
Or if you fancy winning some lovely Tando 
goodies join in with us.
Cheers Dee x

Monday, 15 February 2016

A new challenge over at SASPC

This was inspired by Butterfly and a piece that she did gave me 
the inspiration for this piece. It was created with Deco Art
media products and various stamps.

I started by making my own background paper with stamps
 and tissue paper.

Next I glued this onto a Tando creative media board.

I then used Deco Art media line crackle glaze onto the tissue paper.

                   Once dry I used Deco Art Antiquing cream In Patina, Red english oxide
                                                                            & Black.

Black modelling paste was put through a stencil and texture sand paste was 
used on the Tando compass.

Okay thats it for today folks please feel free to leave a comment
or ask a question or two.  

Don't forget its anything goes over at 
Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge the team have 
created some amazing projects to inspire you. Why not pop 
over and join in with us in the challenge  & check out 
the new sponsors boozy bear.
Cheers Dee x

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Love and hearts Steam Punk style

Hi every one I have a steam punk for you today over on the Tando 
blog why not pop over and see what the rest of the team 
have created to inspire you.
Heres a close up of the pattern on the heart.
Pop over and join in with us and see the step by step.
Cheers Dee x

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Deco Art experimenting with Dazzling Metallics

Hi Everyone I hope you are well as my followers will know I am on the 
Deco Art Outreach blogger program & have been for about a year now
if not a bit longer. I generally use Deco art products in most of 
my projects as I love the range but I mainly stick to the Media 
Range but wanted to try the Dazzling Metallics range. This
range has a vast array of colours and numerous
golds again a great favourite of mine.
 So for this first play with using it on a project I started with a tag
and stamped a heart on it 4 times in black staz on. Next I used
ecoline inks to trace round the hearts lots of water and
brown Bistre was sprinkles and spritzed with water
till I was happy withe the result.
Next I picked 5 golds from the Deco Art Dazzeling Metallics range 
Rich Expresso is @ the very bottom,  Venitian gold, splendid gold,
 emperors gold covered with Champagne gold. next I used 
the media range clear crackle glaze which 
I applied with my finger.
while I waited for the glaze to dry I covered a Tando creative 
small key with texture sand paste which again I applied
 with my finger. 
Once dry I painted it with Media carbon black fluid acrylic paint
 once dried I then picked up Rich expresso with my finger and just 
lightly touched the key so it just picked it up in areas, 
very much how you would used treasure gold.
Back to the hearts the gold is translucent so again using my fingers
 I used Media antiquing cream in black over the hearts and 
knocked back once dry with a baby wipe.  
My fingers are looking glorious by now!!!!
 The black has gone into the cracks as you can see above.
Next I gave the whole tag a coat soft touch matt varnish to seal the 
inks and bistre but did not go over the hearts. I then covered 
the area again with deco page matt sealer then I 
applied stamped tissue paper over the top. I
have just realised there is some glue residue 
on the above heart just be careful.
I pulled off the tissue paper and decorated my scabbed pieces with
carbon black media fluid acrylic knocking it back and edging with
rich expresso all applied by my very messy fingers!!!
I backed it onto black card they had been roughed up with a blade then 
edged with rich expresso think this might be my favourite.
Okay so what I learned was that the colours are translucent
 which I love as you can just glimps the pattern
 underneath. The other brilliant thing is they are 
all interchangeable across the range's.
I also find it helpful to make colour charts of the colours I have on
both black and white card as colours vary on different backgrounds
also it fives you a feel of how to work the paint and its properties 
as all paints have their own. One last bit of information 
regarding Deco art products they can be purchase from 
Hobby craft and are very reasonably priced compared to 
some of their competitors. 
These really are amazing products go and try for yourself. 
Well that's it for today folks thank you for popping by please 
let me know what you think and if you found it useful.
Cheers Dee x

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Heart Art Part II The Love Letter

Hi Everyone I hope this post finds you all well. I have a sneaky 
view of the second part of my earlier post for 
Our challenge this months is hearts why not pop over and see if this can 
inspire you to join in with us for your chance to win
 some lovely stamps.
Please feel free to leave a comment or two as these really make it rewarding and 
help to inspire me on. I work full time as many of you do and don't
 always managed to get back to you but please be assured 
that they all mean a lot to me.
Cheers Dee x

Monday, 1 February 2016

Heart Art Part I 'The Love Keepers Box'

Hi everyone I hope you are all well and looking forward to our next challenge over at the Artistic Stamper the tittle is Heart Art. I have done a two part piece for this challenge
this being the first part.
I have created a lid on a wooden box using some of the amazing stamps from The
 Artistic Stamper Neil Walker's Doodle Bubbles & Large Heart & Bark Background. Firstly 
I put a layer of texture paste onto the lid of a wooden box. Once it had dried out 
a bit but before it had fully set I wet the Neil Walker Doodle stamp
 and pressed it into the texture paste and allowed to fully set.
Next I coloured the wooden box lid with Distress paints and the outside
edges. The edges were then stamped with the bark background stamp 
and varnished with Deco art gloss varnish from the Media Range.
I only glossed around the edges not on the lid.
I used media antiquing cream in black after the paint had dried, this was 
then knocked back with a baby wipe. This was followed with a touch 
of treasure gold.
I used a Tando creative key that I had covered in Deco Art
texture sand paste and then painted
it with Deco Art Paynes grey from the Media Range.
This was followed with dazzling metallic's venetian gold. A piece of 
craft paper and torn black card was glued beneath the key.
The heart was made by triple embossing onto black card which was then 
stamped into once hot. It was all finished off with three Chinese coins 
from my stash.
Don't forget to look out for part II on the 4th Feb 'The Love Letter'
I hope that this has inspired you to join in with us at
The Artistic Stamper
for this months challenge of heart art.
Cheers Dee x