Thursday, 26 March 2020
Hi everyone just a quick note 2020 hasn't been any better than 2019 but this time the whole country is involved. My mum died last week and unfortunately I am one of the venerable so I am unable to go to her funeral as I am currently in isolation for the next 12 weeks. I hope all you lovely peeps are well and like me taking to your craft rooms and crafting like crazy.
Here follows some close ups but love this way of painting its so soothing and relaxing compared to my normal style.
I hope you enjoyed the post minus the neg vibe. Keep safe and thanks for popping by,
Cheers Dee x
Saturday, 1 February 2020
Hi everyone Dee here with a post for Tando Creative this weeks theme is layers.
I have created this #Tando tag using layers of paint along with layers of paper &
pastes. Then layering up the elements.
Firstly I started with a grey board tag from Tando which I covered with cut up paper to
create texture. Some of this paper was embossed to give a deeper depth to the tag.
Next came the #Deco Art mediums & pastes sand crackle and modelling paste
was all used.
I allowed this to dry overnight which allows everything to dry out fully. I started with a
fabulous Sapphire blue from #Deco Art Traditions artist acrylics. I sprayed the tag with water and
just added with the tip go my paintbrush this was followed by #Deco Art Media Paynes grey,
then raw umber.
The stamp I used was a stamp by #Carabello Studio this was painted with media paints
the heart was given a glaze.
The stars are moulds you have to be careful as the ends tend to break off but I thought it looked distressed so thats what I am going with. Rusty wire was from #Hannah Oxberry. Thats it
from me feel free to leave a comment or ask a question or give it a go and
let us see it on facebook. Cheers Dee x
Tando products used
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Hi everyone Dee here with one of Fiona's layered tags, there is so many layers to this tag not sure where to begin. I am over on the Tando blog today if you would like to know how I made this tag pop over to take a look link is below just click on the logo.
Cheers Dee x
Sunday, 3 November 2019
My baby Sean is 26 today and over the last year he has been a massive support to me he has been by my side through everything all the hospital visits including stays. He has travelled up to Kings everyday to see me and hug me when I was scared would always make me laugh when I wobbled.
I am so very lucky to have such a fantastic family each and everyone of them have been amazing.
So for his birthday my husband and I found a really funny card that was very apt could I find it I put it away somewhere so safe I have no recollection of where!
So at 5AM when sleep was eluding me up I got and made him this card with a Seth Apter stencil.
A few sprinkles of infusions and bister and we are ready to go.
Cheers Dee x
Thursday, 31 October 2019
Hi everyone as today is Halloween I have done a journal page with the help of some of #Mechanical Fantasy papers designed by Antonis Tzanidakis.
I used #Deco art Media fluid acrylics Titan buff, Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Prussian blue hue,
Some stamps and water colour crayons to finish the look.
I am really happy with it i hope you all like it to Cheers Dee x
Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Hi everyone Dee here with my decorated sundial designed by Fiona Randal. I love this it is
such lovely set. I started by making the sundial bit first I had decided that I would emboss it so that it looked like metal. I triple embossed to give it a beaten metal feel.
I used Deco art paint to add colour to the embossed dial i used fluid acrylic in Prussian Blue Hue, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Quinacridone gold. I used antiquing cream in Patina & Black alongside the fluid acrylic.
I started with gluing it all together then painting the entire piece with Deco art black gesso mixed with Raw Umber Premium acrylic.
Next I applied Deco Art Crackle paint i allowed it to dry naturally I had also put Deco art texture sand paste on the base and on the top of the sun Dial.
I painted the base of the sundial plate with media fluid acrylic silver paint then watery washes of Raw Umber Prusian Blue, Transparent yellow Iron Oxide, Quinacridone gold. I used a sponge to apply versa fine ink in patches and sprinkled on chunky silver embossing powders. I painted patina antiquing cream into the arms of the star this was then filled with crackle graze.
Washes of Raw Umber see above were applied also quinacridone gold to rust it up and patches of Raw Umber were applied where I had used Andy Skinners resist paste.
I used Antonis Tzanidakis - Mechanical Fantasy to help decorate the base of the dial which I have decorated with washes of raw umber along with Transparent iron oxide and some quinacridone gold.
Butterfly were used to give a slightly different slant to it.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about how I created the sundial as much as I have enjoyed making it. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x
This kit is being shown on Hochanda today
Hi everyone Dee here with my post for Spooky and Creepy I wasn't sure what to do for this `i have some amazing stamps and I wanted to do a folder that I have from Tando with lovely pages in unfortunately had to take mum to hospital so didn't have time in the end so I have done this tag.
I used a Tango tag, Tando's mini Flourish stencil and Extra thins Harlequin. I used modelling paste through the stencil to the top left and bottom right of the tag. On the opposite sides I glued the Tando Harlequin's extra thins.
I stamped the Tim holtz skull from his life of the party set along with the compass from indigo blue and the butterfly onto paper I then cut them out. I coated the tag with # Deco art chalk paint in whisper.
Next i glued the stamped images onto the tag then I used crackle paste around the skull and the edges of the tag and allowed to dry. I also used the crackle paste through my old spider stencil as I love him.
I dry brushed colours onto the tag I used raw umber fluid acrylic on the Deco art crackle paste and the followed by black antiquing cream. I used ultra matt varnish on the skull and the compass so that they would not absorb any other colours and if they did I could knock them back. Next I used artisan powders and quinacridone gold I dry brushed with them till I was happy
I hope you have all enjoyed my project please feel free to let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x
Friday, 11 October 2019
Monday, 7 October 2019
Hi everyone I am showing you a stamp holder I made using 2 canvasses and some large circle
binders . I used a clock stencil from Deli art along with home made stamped parchment paper using stamps from Stamperia.
I used crackle paste along with modelling paste I also used further stencils over the base i used a written stencil you can just see below.
I used Andy Skinners Time warp stencil also seen above I used Lindy's stamp gang sprays and antiquing cream from Deco Art.
I love how the inks find their own path over the surface and highlight all the different textures.
I really enjoyed making this album and made further onset store my stamps. The stamps used and stored in here are #Dali Art and Stamperia.
Thank you for stopping by please leave your thoughts they are appreciated
Cheers Dee x
Sunday, 6 October 2019
Saturday, 5 October 2019
Hi everyone Dee here with a post about my Journals this is a very personal post if you just want to look at the journals thats okay. I was never really into journalling but late last year my mother had a couple of strokes and I thought I would like to remember bits so I started keeping a small journal about funny and sad things. The pages are the green ones and the collection at the base of this post.
Following on from that at the end of March this year I was told I had a large brain tumor I am very lucky they removed it in July I had a few complications but am well on the way to recovery and as I couldn't tell my mum I wrote it all down in my journals . As I now forget things even more than before I made the book below to write down all the new changes about me that I will need to tell the doctors when I see them at the end of the month.
This Journal I made years ago and never used it I loved it but didn't journal so this became my medical journal with all the appointments and medical bits recorded.
This little book/journal I made for Andy Skinner Design Team and this one keeps a list of all my medical appointments.
These are the pages of my mum's journal.
These are the pages of my personal feelings Journal ready for me to date and write in.
Below is my mum's one again I write on the back of the tags.
So now I hope you will understand why I have been very quite over the last months
but hope to be carrying on with my art as it is what has helped me through.
Cheers Dee x
Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Hi everyone I have Andy's retro stencil set for you today this set contains 5 stencils and the covers.
I have decorated the covers with 2 stencils from the set.
The step by step can be found www.andyskinnerorg.blogspot.com
Why not pop over and check it out.