Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Mixed Media Kit Make

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter <3
I have been having lots of crafty fun with my Mixed Media box that I purchased from Liza's Craft Place on Facebook !! Such amazing value for money and beautifully coordinated with so much to play with and lots of new products to try out !!

I have used the guesso to paint the wooden palette . I then used textured paste with the 13 arts stencil onto the palette and left to dry . Once dried I sprinkled the Lindys shaker and lightly sprayed with water to activate . I used a paper towel to lift any puddles . I then added guesso to a cheap paintbrush and also used the shaker pigments to colour . I have used the same process  bird charm . The corrugated heart underneath has been spayed with the tattered angel mists and the flowers too...and some shaker magic.. when dry I added some dry brushing with guesso .

I hooked the cute paperclip and flowers to the flower stem and added some berries, pearl spray,leaves and tiny resin flowers from my own stash .

Once everything was adhered with matte gel and the heavier items with E6000 I added some mini art stones with the gel . Lastly I used my chalk marker pen to flick some white splatters .

I hope you are inspired to get covered in paint lol <3

Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0)

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Midweek Magnolias #162 Anything goes with A Magnolia Image

Hi Crafty Bloggers

How are we all ?? It's a new challenge at 

Midweek Magnolias

The theme is ANYTHING GOES with a MAGNOLIA image <3

Our awesome sponsor is

                                MAGNOLIA SWEDEN

For all the details and wonderful inspiration please check it out at the blog !!

I have made a card featuring Wihoo Tilda she is so cute and I loved the size of her !! I made my own background papers with watercolor confections paints and then embossed an older Magnolia Postcard stamp in white . I have coloured her with prismacolor pencils and put a chippie frame around her . The gorgeous flowers I also cut from the handmade paper with Sue Wilson dies . I have added a curtain pleat which I had learned from a youtube video and put some stunning lace at the center from The Lace Attic on facebook. Lastly I have added some crystal leaves and some bling centers . The sentiments are from Hero Arts .

I hope you will join us in the challenge <3

Thank you for visiting 

Sending Crafty Hugs 

Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Saturday, 8 April 2017

The Sketchy Challenges #117 Team A Veronique's Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I hope all is well with you <3
We have a super new challenge at 
The Sketchy Challenges
It's Team A's turn and we have a wonderful sketch by Veronique 

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Our sponsor is 

please visit the blog for all the inspiration and details <3

I have made my own design papers with distress inks which I dry brushed with stencil brushes and Tim Holtz stencils . One of the panels I used distress inks to stamp A Tim Holtz stamp . I have coloured okay Tilda with distress inks . I have used the doohickey tag and stamped a Hero arts sentiment  . The tag has been finished with some crochet thread . I have decorated around Tilda with some gorgeous flower pearl trim and used some gorgeous sequin string from The Trinket Parlour . Lastly the flower I made with a Sue Wilson die and topped with a cabachon .

I do hope you can join us 
Thank you for visiting 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xox

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Mixed Media Makes March

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

Had some holidays from work so had some crafty fun !!!

Here are my ATC's for Maremis Creative Cafe on facebook . They really do challenge myself and not always a fantasic result but I thourghly enjoy trying different textures and mediums and learning so much !! There is so much inspiration on there and so many wonderful people it really is a wonderful place to be <3

J for Journey - I have used Lindy's magicals on this one with a chippie some bling and charms ...stamp and word sticker . The texture underneath is a dried out t-bag cover !!

K-Kaleisescope - struggled with this one but have early memories of playing as a child and it was all about colour for me . I used eggshells for this texture and handmade sprays with distress inks a chippie and a die cut and word sticker . Enjoyed cutting the die from  coloured watercolor paper.

L- Lace - I used lace on the card and then painted with acrylic paints and added some gesso on top to finish . I added some wire and punched out some butterflies from the remaining card and added a gorgeous bling center.

I have also tried a canvas with a photograph my first try I like the composition but messed up the hair a wee bit but loved trying it out !! I used lots of Dusty Attic chippies & resins from The Trinket Parlour . I was so inspired to try it out after watching Maremi Small Art on Youtube . I love trying out every video and especially when one is posted on a day off lol !! hate it when at work and all I want to do is go home and craft lol ;0)

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I also am learning to use watercolours and found some awesome tutorials on youtube from Jay Lee

I have used a mask from The Trinket Parlour then used the trchniques in the video for the splatters of colour was so much fun !!

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Lastly another gorgeous tutorial from Maremi and I did this similar to the video as wanted to achieve some confidence with the mediums which were magicals . I have made the flowers cutting out using a die and some chippies and crochet thread . I decided to mount the tags onto a flat canvas and then made the background using stencils and dry brushing with distress inks and  some word stickers . Just adore how it turned out <3

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope to keep learning and discovering new techniques in April . The videos I have followed are on my facebook page or go to the links in the post if you want to try them out too .

Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xox

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Midweek Magnolias #161 Inspirational Photoboard

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's Challenge time again at 
Midweek Magnolias

Our Theme this fortnight is an Inspirational Photo Board 
you can choose colours or flowers or eggs or Easter/Spring... lots of options !!

Our wonderful sponsor is 

All the gorgeous inspiration from the design team and all the details of how to enter are all on over at the blog so please check it out !!
 I have chosen the inspiration from the colours and flowers to add to my card . I have chosen Tilda with Spring Flowers to colour with Distress ink mediums . I have also used gorgeous Magnolia Design Easter Papers . The stunning lace is from The Lace Attic on Facebook it is so pretty <3. I have added a small kraft tag with a whitewash of guesso and finished with button and embroidery thread . 
I had bought this berry twig some time ago from ebay and used it around her .

The button butterfly and birds nest along with the chippie,enamel flowers and sequins inside the shaker I made are all from The Trinket Parlour on Facebook .

I had great fun making the card and hope you can join us <3
We are also having a Design Team call if you would like to join us 
check out all the details HERE <3

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

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Midweek Magnolias #160 Anything Goes with A Magnolia Image

Hi Crafty Bloggers
It's time for a new Challenge at

Midweek Magnolias
for this fortnight the theme is
ANYTHING GOES with A Magnolia Image

there is lots of super inspiration on the blog
 all the ROOLZ of how to enter and the
 details of the awesome prize from
so please pop on over & check it all out !!

I have used some design papers from Crate Paper and then coloured
Have dinner with me Tilda with watercolors from Prima confections.
I have framed her with a chippie and painted that too .

I have used some gorgeous lace trim and made a pin with beads and added this awesome flower also from The Trinket Parlour on Facebook . The tag is cut from a Vintage Magnolia luggage tag and I have used a LOTV stamp on there . Lastly I have some butterflies with another Magnolia Vintage box die from the design papers .

I do hope you will join us 
Many Thanks for visiting 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0)

Saturday, 11 March 2017

The Sketchy Challenges #115 Inspirational photoboard Team A

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ? it's time for a super new challenge at 

The Sketchy Challenges
It's Team A this fortnight with a Inspirational Photoboard !!
To check out all the details and fab ideas from the team then please visit the blog 

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We have an awesome sponsor too !!

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Emily is providing one monthly box of goodies which is so generous to the winner.  The monthly box is themed and is full of crafty surprises including hand cast resin and embellishments. 
You can find lots of wonderful TUTORIALS and inspiration there too.

I have chosen the colours and berries to use on my card !! I have used some Papermill Linen card for the base . I have colour washed watercolours for the background and then used them to stamp & colour Festivity Tilda from Magnolia Sweden.

I have used a Sue Wilson die and stamped some strawberries which I painted and cut out and lastly added some sequins felt the need for a CAS card lol ;0)

I hope you will join us and thank you for visiting 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0)

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Mixed Media Makes February

Hi Crafty Bloggers

I have had some relaxing time off work and have been enjoying getting crafty and playing with Mixed Media .

I had made some backgrounds using masking tape and watercolor paints .
I then doodled on them and then stamped on them . The first card I used a chippie and made a tag used some twine and little flowers . The stamp with my doodles is from Kaisercraft and is lace . The text stamps on all of them are from Stempleglede.

Here I have added another different dot stamp with my doodles and some flowers from my wonderful bloggy friend <3

The Last card I used a crafters workshop harlequin stamp with the doodles .

They are all ready for when you need a quick card !!

I was inspired by MaremiSmallArt on youtube for the double bows and the masking tape texture effect ,

On this canvas I was inspired by Emily's tutorial at The Trinket Parlour where you add lots of texture , metal pieces,  resin pieces and chippies onto a black guesso board or canvas . Then you add foil aluminium tape over and rub it down it was so therapeutic .When you paint guesso over it again and rub it off it looks like brushed metal it is so cool . I have went a step further and put some acrylic opal paints on top . I put way to much on it and it looks really eerie but loved making it <3

Here are my ATC cards for the 52 CafeCards challenge at Maremis
Creative Cafe on Facebook 
This is E for Eclipse I have painted the background with guesso and used distress crayons and added a chippie and sticker

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This is F for Folk Art 
I saw an awesome doodle of a thistle so had a go
 with my watercolors and finished with a fine marker and white gel pen

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G is for gears 
I have used  watch gears to make the butterfly and flower and used mini art stones coloured with watercolors and I wrote the word 
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H is for Hearts or Hummingbird
I chose hearts I had done some acrylic painting on old packaging with sand texture paste and added glitter . I added hearts with homemade texture paste and stencil . I finished with embossed chippie hearts and beads and twine . 

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I is for Imagination 
I made the background with rubbing distress crayons. I had stamped a vintage wood grain stamp on water colored wash paper and fussy cut a tree . I used a die to cut out the cloud to tuck behind the tree. I added some art stones and mixed with soft gel and watercolors for the flowers . I painted some chippies for the birdhouse and butterflies . I then stamped randomly with ink and a mini harlequin stamp and used kitchen roll tube  for the circles using guesso and lastly used a graphite pencil to shade and coloured the chippie word with a black ecoline marker .

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Have thoroughly enjoyed getting messy and trying out new techniques and can't wait to see what makes are in March <3

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

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Midweek Magnolias #159 Celine's Bingo

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's another super challenge at

Midweek Magnolias

We have a theme of BINGO designed by Celine 
you can choose a line double line or why not even go for a full house !!!

There is lots of super inspiration on the blog along with all the
 details of how to enter and our generous prize from 

I have chosen Tilda bringing flowers to colour on Neenah dessert storm card with prismacolor pencils . The gorgeous papers are from Dear Lizzy which have been matted onto Papermill linen card and I used the Recipe Card collection large die for the frame .

I have cut the jar from the papers and butterflies which I edged with a white uniball pen . The cute tag is also from the recipe collection . I have used some bow sparkles and large pearl from the Trinket Parlour on facebook . Lastly I have finished with some sequins and Nuvo drops .

I do hope you will join us in the challenge 
Thank you for stopping by
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Midweek Magnolias #158 Anything Goes with A Magnolia Image

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all? It's time for a super new challenge at the

Midweek Magnolias

The theme is ANYTHING Goes with A MAGNOLIA IMAGE
We have a wonderful prize from 

For all the ROOLZ and fantastic inspiration
 please visit the blog for all the details.

I have used Tilda enjoying summer coloured with prismacolor pencils on Neenah dessert storm card and framed her with a chippie from The Trinket parlour . The background paper was made with stripes of painted prima watercolors confections and I used a Vintage box die to cut the shape .

All the pretty dies are from the Magnolia recipe card collection and Vintage Box cut from the handmade background paper .
I have finished with a teardrop pearl and Nuvo drops.

I hope you can join us <3

Thank you for stopping by 
Sending Crafty hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Saturday, 11 February 2017

The Sketchy Challenges #113 Team A Sketch

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It's time for a brand new challenge at 

The Sketchy Challenges
It's Team A's turn and I have designed a sketch for this fortnights challenge 

feel free to flip the sketch too !!

The awesome sponsor is 

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to check out all the generous details of the prize and all my teamies gorgeous creations please pop on over to the blog 

The weather is horrible cold and non stop rain and snow on the way so I needed some bright colours so I decided to colour Heavenly Tilda trying a new colouring medium Prima watercolor confections just adore them and hoping to try out new sets I have used the pastel dreams set to colour her on Prima watercolor paper. I was quite surprised it's very similar to Langton aquarelle paper but cheaper !! 

I have made my own background using the paints blending the colours in stripes  I have added some black card and white card with foam cutting a Hero Arts Love die and Tim Holtz chit chat sticker . The dies are from various Magnolia kits. The flowers are from The Trinket Parlour and lastly I have finished with some Nuvo drops .

I hope you will join us 
I would like to enter my card into the following super challenge ;-

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

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Mixed media Journey continues

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I have been so inspired by MaremiSmallArt on youtube and at Maremiscreative cafe on facebook that I have been enjoying learning mixed media and it reminds me of my younger days when I used to love drawing and painting .

First up I have made a handmade journal with envelopes from a video tutorial on her channel had so much fun decorating I love that there is never a real plan and its awesome to see how it turns out !!

I have used designer papers on the chipboard cover and lightly put on a coat of white guesso .  I have glued all the metal ,chipboard pieces and resin with E6000 mostly all from the trinket parlour on facebook . I then lightly paint the pieces with a dry brush with guesso . Once dried I have used prima watercolor confections in pastel dreams to colour applying with a brush .

Lastly I added some pearls and used a gold metallic gelato to highlight.

A shot of the inside the clasp closes with some wax cord

Here is some of the texture paste that I had also used with a Tim Holtz stencil  to add interest before applying the watercolor.

Here is my first page inside the journal after the pastels I wanted some colour . I have used Tim Holtz distress crayons directly in stripes and used my finger to blend out . I then used a baby wipe on the Tim Holtz stencil to remove the wax to leave white dots and then used the same stencil with a black crayon for the darker dots.
I had watched another video where we were encouraged to use test pages and had made the watercolor flowers , I used a circle punch to cut them out . I have used a black crayon to smudge around the flowers and white gel pen to add highlights . Thread was added for the stalks and lastly stamped butterfly's on the waste test paper to create the butterflies . I have use Tim Holtz chit chat stickers to finish .

There is a wonderful challenge at the creative cafe that is called 52cafecards . 
For A & B the challenge was Art & Bubbles .
I have used Prima Vintage Alphabet cards as the base . A light coat of guesso first to prime . The first I used gelatos and a water spray with stencils for texture and a harlequin stamp . I splattered some paint and used a die cut for the art and sticker for the word . The second I used prima art alchemy paint on top of a stencil with texture paste . I used a black pen to outline and then stamped the words on paper and cut and corner chomped the sentiment . Lastly some bling !! and white gel pen to finish !!

The next part of the challenge is C for Coffee & D for Dragonfly 
I played with textures in the first using sand texture paste and cheesecloth . I then added distress ink with water to the textures . I have used darkroom door stamps to cut out the coffee cup stain and coffee word and then used distress inks and gel pen to colour , The last ATC I have used a stencil with texture paste using distress prima watercolours to colour with some water and to paint the chippies . I have added a bling dragonfly and words sticker to finish .

Next up is E for eclipse so looking forward to getting crafty soon . 
 Mixed media  tips I have learned so far 
1. Always use inks with water on craft mat don't apply straight to project .
2. Water down guesso or use chalk paint over design papers with script you want to show through .
3, Spread out glue and dry evenly to stop warping of paper .
4. Dry each layer before adding another 
5. Do not use heat gun for texture paste as it looks great when all puffed out but goes flat again when you touch it .
5. Leave white spray to the very end and practice a light mist as hard to cover over if too much applied.
6. Do not be afraid just do it !!! have fun  there is no pressure to be the best mixed media artist and every artist has there own interpretation <3

Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to try new things !!
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx