Saturday, 23 September 2017

The Sketchy Challenges #127 Team A Anything Goes Theme

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I hope you are all well and are enjoying Autumn its getting darker here and it is cold and wet !!!
 I refuse to let go of Summer so I made a sea themed card . I have made this for 
Team A have a theme this fortnight which is 
all the details are on the blog as well as my teamies awesome inspiration
 including the details of our prize !!!


I had recieved some wonderful goodies from my friend with a gift certificate from
Swedish House Crafts the service was so fast and I love their products !!
 I have used these gorgeous Pion design papers from there using an awsesome old paper die to matt the first layer onto Papermill linen card . I used the smaller old paper die for an image from the Legends of the sea collection . 

I have also used the circle doodle die to frame the image and lastly the other die I have cut on acetate and the paper to make windows and filled with sequins . The gorgeous charm, rope string and bling are from Liza's Craft Shop from a Mixed Media kit .

I hope you can join us <3

Thank you for stopping by my blog 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Mixed Media Makes August /September

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's been super hectic and I have been crafting for an hour here and there to relax . Firstly I have decorated a brown kraft bag with gorgeous goodies from Liza's Craft shop . The theme this time was  the SEA and there was so many beautiful hand picked items .

I have primed the chipboard first . Then I glued the papers and ephemera to the bag . I then primed them and the whole area . Once dry I have used some texture paste and some stencils and then used Lindys stamp gang sprays to colour the page . I have used some graphite to add shadows all around and then added the netting rope and bling .

 I have been learning with turorials online with
 I have learned so much and made this arty folder
 to place all my artwork in . So much fun and really cheap to make !!

I also did some classes on watercolor there and I am learning about sketchibg faces 

She is quite masculine so learning about placement of drawing features and how to sketch loosely as currently I am trying to be a perfectionist lol !! 

I am practising eyes and noses so hard to get right lol !!

I have been inspired by Marta on MaremiSmallArt and at Maremi's Creative Cafe on facebook !! 

I have made a journal  page inspired by her Whisper Board 

I have used stencils, lace applique and hessian to add texture and used a mix of 14 arts sprays and Lindys stamp gang to colour with some graphite to add shadows . Lastly I have added some flowers from The Trinket Parlour and some of Marta's stickers and gems to decorate .

More inspiration from the Whispers Boards 

Using watercolours on all three !!

Here is apage using one of the tutorials on youtube using designer paper and punched circles loved how this turned out !!


I can see so much progress and I am addicted to sketching faces at the moment as you can tell
 so much to try out and not enough time !!

Thank you for visiting my page 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xox

Saturday, 26 August 2017

The Sketchy Challenges #125 Team A & Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time for a super new challenge at 
The Sketchy Challenges
 After our wonderful Summer break !! 
Team A have a sketch that you can work with 

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We have such a generous sponsor

for all the details of the prize and to see all my teamies inspiration 
please check out the blog .

I have made a card

I have used watercolor paper and  put down lines of watercolor paint then I added small thin short strokes at each side . Then I used a straw to make the strokes splatter !! I used the Magnolia Die & stamps from the latest Vintage box them <3
I embossed the dusty attic chipboard frame in white and used crochet thread around it . I have used a large mulberry flower which I splattered with white ink and black spray. I have used a Hero Arts die cut and stamp for the sentiment and finished with an assortment of Nuvo drops .

I hope you like my card and are inspired to join us 

Thank you for visiting
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Mixed Media Makes July/ August

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I hope you are all well ...It has been lovely here in Scotland lots of lovely sunshine some rain but really a fantastic Summer ;0)

I have been so lucky to attend a Workshop retreat at Handmade in Helen's in Dumfries with Marta from MaremiSmallArt teaching us over 2 days with her wonderful Mixed Media Art . The setting and grounds in Dumfries were beautiful and I met so many wonderful crafter's it was such an awesome experience that I will treasure .

On the first day we did our first class in the morning  
How to break a blank page !
We were given an old book and we placed lots of bits and bobs on the page 

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After adding some guesso we added colour with sprays and water

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Then added some shading around the edges

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The second project of the afternoon was to make a galaxy picture . We sprayed mists or used powder pigments with water to create two pages with similar colours one slightly lighter . We used the darker page as the background and used our circle punches to create the circles . Then we added shading around and in the circles and lastly added some words and splatters .

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We also used a paper bag with stencils and guesso and used the sprays with string, stickers and some chipboard . Lastly black was used to shade and some splatters to highlight .

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The second day my book had dried and our next kit there ready to start 
Tiny Freedom
Can;t give away to much but Marta has classes online soon so that everyone can get a kit and make their own gorgeous bird !!

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This was our example to inspire our own bird 

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Here is my birdie !!

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We also had a heart to alter in the kit and while our other projects dried we had a play and I made this !!

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The last lesson was called Rust of The Soul 
It is such a new twist on patina effect which I love. 
This is the example for us to try out !!

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Here was the gorgeous kit !!!

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Before painting my plan 

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Once stuck firmly it was painted with black guesso

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Then adding paint awesome colours !! then dry brushing and some bling !!

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I was so inspired I used some of the techniques and inspiration to alter this paintbrush using metal trinkets and resin pieces. Finishing with art beads and bling.

This one I used the black guesso with the dry brushing technique

I have added little flowers in the dome 

I have used Marta's awesome stickers and stencils on most of my projects available at 13 arts . Also I would highly recommend their products as we used them at the retreat and the quality and results were fantastic !!

Here are some journal pages where I have played with stencils and acrylic paint in my old book !! Love it as you don't have any plan and you never know what you are going to create in the end and the best thing if you don't like it you can paint over it and start again !!!

I was inspired by Maremi's Whisper Board on Maremi's Creative Cafe on facebook to alter this bottle with metal trinkets an old paintbrush and lastly some bling !!

I used sprays lightly and some string and stenciling for texture 

I also added some chipboard 

I used some dry brushing and lastly some wax and not to forget some splashes 

Here is a quick journal page in my watercolor book using one of Marta's awesome videos for some doodling to relax 

Another journal page inspired by Maremi's Whisper Board . Love how this turned out as I used so many stencils and drew it all and just kept adding and adding more colour 

That's all my crafty fun for now I hope you are inspired to try something new and get crafting . 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Liza's Craft Shop Canvas Swapsie

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all? off work for a week Whoop Whoop !!
 so plan to get some crafty time in <3

I decorated a canvas board for a swap at Liza's Craft Shop .
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I first added some tissue paper with clear guesso for texture and then used a stencil with texture paste from Liza's Craft Shop Mixed media Kit . I then placed all my chipboard pieces , metal trinkets and pebbles on the board for composition . I take a picture for reference and then paint each individually with guesso then I use the photo to guide me where to place the embellishments with matt medium 

I then use Lindy's stamp gang sprays in three colours in layers drying in between until happy with the colours . To blend I use a paper towel to mop up any areas/puddles and also add water to disperse any colour .

Lastly I paint the mullberry flowers with guesso and dip in fine glitter. I use Nuvo drops on the lettering and randomly on the embellishments .

I finish with Tim Holtz stickers .

Here is my swap partners canvas wow was so excited to receive mine from Liza and wow it's stunning and a its such a fun idea so that you can treasure another crafters handmade creation !!

I adore the colours picture just does not do it justice !!

I am inspired by the textures with the lace <3

I have made 6 projects with just the first mixed media kit and love how the kits are themed and you can pay in installments . The second sea theme kit is sold out but if you want you can still get your hands on the upcoming 
so why not check it out before it's gone !!!
Why not join in on the fun and meet new crafty friends and
 get lots of inspiration at Liza's Craft Shop group on facebook ;0) 

Thanks for stopping by my blog 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx