Thursday 28 September 2017

Fright Night

For my second Halloween themed project this month I made a mdf plaque to add to my growing set of decorations for the big day.
I do need to confess that I forgot to take lots of photos (sometimes we get caught up in making the piece!) I started by covering the plaque with Tango paint then added Black Soot Distress Ink through a stencil.
Isn't it effective?!
I added some tissue tape, paper dolls and extra stamping courtesy of this fab Emma Godfrey set. To give the paper dolls a little more of an aged finish I sanded them and added Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.
Thank you, as always, for popping by!

Monday 18 September 2017

Country View Crafts Workshops

We are pleased to announce the calendar of workshops for 2017. These will all take place at Country View Crafts, Bedfordshire, within easy access of the A1 and by train.

Workshop Saturday 7th October 2017 - 8x8 Foxglove Flower Canvas Board with Kay Carley
Thursday 16th November 2017 - A Mixed Media Shadowbox 'Discover' with Brenda Brown
Thursday 30th November 2017  - Lantern with Clare Charvill
Saturday 18th November 2017 - Steampunk Clock with Andy Skinner
Saturday 9th December 2017 - Box Of Secrets with Andy Skinner
Details and Bookings of the workshops can be found on the website

Thursday 14 September 2017


With the start of September and more Autumnal weather, my thoughts have turned towards Halloween and using the Halloween themed stash I have. I try not to limit Halloween or Christmas goodies to just those holidays because it seems a waste to leave them sitting on the shelf for a year but inevitably we do. So, time for me to dust them off and ink them up!
I started by spraying a page in my Small Creative Flip Journal with Pure Sunshine ink. I love this colour!
I then added a border for the bat  and spider to hang from. The spider's body was coloured with Squeezed Orange ink decanted into a water brush. By stamping the bat on the page you retain all of the little details that would be really difficult to cut out. I also stamped him (and the chap from the stamps set) on card to colour and cut out.
I then added some Speckles using Black Soot Distress Ink.
I stamped out some accessories and die cut them. I should have coloured them before cutting them out (which is what I usually do) as the broomstick in particular felt very delicate! Always learning!
The sentiment was stamped with alphabet stamps (I LOVE these!) and some additional word stamps by Emma Godfrey. The washi tape is from the Aristocrat set. Some white circles (made with an old lid) and gold painty lines finished the page off.
Hope you feel like dusting off your seasonal stamps too!