Wednesday, 27 May 2015


This is a 12 x 12 canvas using acrylic paints, Faber-Castell Pitt Brush Pens, Water Oil Pastels, and an alphabet / number stencil.  This was originally a canvas I made some years ago that was not very good so it was time for a start over, on went gesso and texture paste and paints and yet again I was not happy.  Another round of gesso and I started to get somewhere I liked with the flowers but wasn't sure about the middle part, I tried a face but all the texture made the poor girl look like she had a bad case of acne, so eventually and remembering the old adage " if in doubt put a bird on it" here we are with something I am (for now anyway) happy with.  I am entering it into the following challenges:

                                            That's Crafty Numbers Up 

                           Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - May Flowers

                           A Sprinkle of Imagination May Challenge

                      The Faber-Castell Take the Challenge with Mou, May 2015

               The Love to Create  Challenge 11 Anything Creative / Mixed Media Goes

Monday, 11 May 2015

Steampunk Birdhouse

For the That's Crafty challenge Steampunk Surprise I am submitting this wee birdhouse, altered with embossed metals wings and bits and bobs of Tim Holtz type stuff

Upcycled Spoon

I did  this spoon as part of a swap I was involved in to upcycle a household item.  I really enjoyed doing something altered and going vintage not done either of those things for age.  I am entering it into the Sprinkle of Imagination April challenge.  I have used Vintaj Patina, stickles, beadazzles, glossy accents, crackle accents, collage, paints, and bits