Treasures of the Sea for Artful Days

I couldn’t resist using some more of the fantastic summer products that I had from Artful Days, and had the idea to create this richly textured Altered Bottle: Hop over to the Artful Days blog for more pictures and a walkthrough of how I created…

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!!

I can’t believe that we are in August already!! It’s time for another challenge on the Country View Challenge blog, and the theme is Sun, Sea and Sand. Here in the UK we have been having a prolonged spell of very hot weather, so it…

Deep Blue Sea Canvas

Good evening!! I hope that you are enjoying the heatwave we have here in the UK. It’s been a scorching week, and we are still in seaside/beach mode here at Artful Days. Today’s project is a mixed media canvas, here is a quick look at…

Seahorse Journey

This month at Artful Days we are embracing the summer season with ocean themed projects. Today I have a beautiful mixed media project to share:   Hop over to the Artful Days blog for more pictures and a walkthrough of how I created it. Artful…

Quirky Canvas – The Written Word

Welcome back to my second post for the Written Word challenge at Country View Challenges. This time I have a quirky mixed media canvas. I used modelling paste through a stencil from AALL and Create and set aside to dry. Meanwhile I stamped the Stampotique…

Magical Peacock Canvas

It’s my turn to share a step by step project on the Artful Days blog today. I created a mixed media canvas using the fabulous background stamps and lots of cool embellishments. Here’s a sneak peek for you: Hop over to the Artful Days blog…

It’s All About The Texture

This canvas is a celebration of texture (as well as some gorgeous drippy colour!) I used a selection of different papers and fabrics to create a layered textured effect on my canvas. I love the vibrant colours of the Brusho Powders, they are concentrated so…

Beautiful Butterflies

Papercrafting isn’t just about cardmaking. Sometimes it’s fun to create a 3d project to display in your home, and these pretty butterfly stamps from AALL and Create (designed by Tracy Evans) were just what I needed. I took a wooden embroidery hoop and painted it…

Pimp It Up (Again!) – Upcycled Tin

Today I am sharing my second Pimp It Up project for Country View Challenges. This time I rescued a tin from the recycle box and turned it into some crafty storage for my desk. I brayered some acrylic paints onto some paper and added background…

Pimp It Up! with Country View Challenges

It’s time for a new challenge over on the Country View Challenges blog and the theme this month is Pimp It Up, or in other words – reuse or alter something. I took a cheap and cheerful door hanger from Ikea and turned it into…