Sunday, 28 August 2011

Warning - contains scenes of a sexual nature!

Had a brilliant day yesterday at AFHT taking a workshop with the super talented Kate Crane. It was a full class and I met some blogging friends, so it was nice to put names to faces.

This is the first page we did...

Background is created with Dyulsion paints, we gessoed through some stencils, then put on some gorgeous layers of Dylusion inks.  A Stampotique image with acetate bee wings from Jo Capper-Sandons bee stamp, bit of doodling and finishing off.

My second page took on a different theme from everyone else's.  It was inspired by the lovely Christine (who has a blog but rarely does blog).  You see she always wears rubber gloves when using inks and sprays and we were having a bit of banter and she got hold of the top of her gloves and snapped them, well the conversation degenerated after that so much so that I can't repeat it, but you'll get the theme when I show you my next page, but you've been warned, do not carry on reading if you are easily offended.....

Thanks Kate and to all who were there, I had a great day.

Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

A lovely afternoon creating art

Had a wonderful afternoon yesterday with my youngest granddaughter, Charlotte, crafting.  Whilst she was happily playing with acrylic paints and crackle glaze, I did a journal page.

I used Paperartsy Fresco paints from here, then sprayed Dylusion ink sprays through various stencils, used a couple of the new Dina Wakely stamps, a couple of Stampotique stamps and the sentiment is a Wendy Vecchi.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Bucket bag

A couple of weeks ago we made a bucket bag at Craft Den, instructed by the very talented and patient, and I mean patient Jo, we had to make these flying swans.  Well she tried and tried her best to make it easy for us all, but no chance.  It took us ages and by the end of the day Jo was bright red in the face and had a bit of a dab on, lol.  Still we certainly laughed and laughed and eventually managed to get it right.  

You can see the 'flying swans' here

Different angle

Here you can see the toggle which helps to fasten it

You may wonder why there is a fly swatter on one of the photos - well a pesky wasp decided to land on my head, so I ran around a bit, hands all over the place trying to get rid of it, just made it madder, so got the b***er with the swatter!

Monday, 1 August 2011

July finished but where's August

Only managed to do July's pages yesterday morning, I seem to have been very busy over recent weeks, so although I'd kept a note of what I'd been up to, I'd never actually painted and prepared my pages, so unfortunately it's a very simple design.

Went all Wendy Vecchi.......I just love her stamps, backgrounds are Dylusion paints and sprays.  Take a look at Kate's blog to see all the entries.

......and where is August, it's well on it's way, been busy doing it today and almost done, just needs a few finishing touches.

It's been really humid here today, a day for just being lazy really, some hope.