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Monday, 22 May 2017

Mini Canvas


Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I have made a mini canvas it is super cute !!



I have used another 2 teeny weeny canvases and some 7 Gypsies design paper which I have adhered with matte gel and then used clear guesso over the papers .



I have let that dry and then added texture paste with a stencil on each corresponding corner opposite from the mini canvases.
I embossed the chipboard with white embossing powder and put that on top of the canvas squares with ranger multi matt medium . I have painted metal butterflies , small glass cabochons. resin pieces and tiny roses with guesso using little paint like a dry brush technique. I found the sentiment from 7 dots studio.




I have sprayed the whole flat canvas before adding embellishments with Lindy's Starburst sprays . When the guesso was dry on the embellishments I sprayed them too separately from the main canvas .


Lastly I have added decoart metallic lustre to the stenciled areas and on the resins to highlight and lastly a few flicks with the chalk pen to finish !!




I hope you are inspired to get crafty . The resins and butterflies are from The Trinket Parlour on Facebook and the chipboard, Sprays, 7 Gypsies 
 design paper & 7 dots studio sentiment  and lustre are all from Liza's Craft Shop 

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



Mixed Media Jar attack Design Team Liza's Craft Shop - Step by Step Picture Tutorial


Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are you all today ?? 
I have been having crafty fun with a small glass jar !!
It's perfect for my brushes <3


Here is a quick guide if you would like to try it out .
I have painted a small glass jar with 13 arts guesso love this as really thick .
Leave to dry does it not need to be perfect . I painted the bottom too


I have some tissue paper which I cut into some strips picking the patterns I like


I then use modge podge or you can use gel medium I have glued them randomly on the jar under and over each piece



again at the bottom .


I then use a large metal butterfly and paint with guesso I dont put too much paint on the brush so it does not clog in any holes but if it does I use a cotton bud to unclog.


once the butterfly is dry I  I use gel to adhere art stones or you can use beads to the jar and on the butterfly for texture 


I then used Lindy's stamp gang sprays and shaker again and butterfly . I just keep adding spay and use a paper towel for any puddles and dry with heat gun. It's all about layering until you are happy with the effect



I then glue the butterfly with e6000 as will hold better .



I have added some rope around the top glueing again the join with E6000.
Lastly some flicks with my white chalk pen and it's finished .


There it is fun and easy to alter 



I hope you will be inspired to have a go !!

Here is the supply list from Liza's Craft Shop

13 arts Guesso
Tissue Paper
Metal Butterfly
Lindy's Starburst Sprays & Magical Shakers
Beads 

She has an awesome new website coming soon too !
 The prices and service is just awesome <3

Thank you for stopping by my blog 

Sending Crafty Hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx








Monday, 15 May 2017

Canvas with Liza's Craft Shop Goodies Design Team - Project Tutorial


Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I am showing you a canvas I made with lots of goodies from
This is my design team creation I do just adore the shop as you can buy everything from tools to mediums to embellishments and the prices are awesome as I have looked for example at American products and the shipping and custom charges are crazy so I was so happy to see Liza stocking these items at such a fab price !! There are so many awesome brands .

I am still learning Mixed Media and hope you will be inspired to give it a go and get messy lol !! 



First of all I started with a cheap canvas from Wilko . I have used 13 arts guesso it's lovely and thick I have painted the sides. I have also applied it to the wooden tag from the shop . I used a cotton bud to unclog the hole in the tag .



I have used gel to attach the little wooden pieces that are used to stretch the canvas.  I am using them on the project so do not throw them away !!


I now paint the wooden pieces with guesso and also go back over the canvas using large flat brush from one side to the other in one stroke . I had some art stones in my guesso so you can see them on here too lol . Let the paint dry/ can use your heat gun but not to close as the paint will bubble . I now use texture paste and 13 arts stencil on the tag and sides next to the wooden pieces. I like to let this air dry as heat gun can make the paste bubble and when dry collapses.


I am trying out the Lindy's starburst sprays . So much fun . Here I sprayed on apposite corners and used some towel scrunched up to mop any puddles or anything I did not like lol . I sprayed several times to get the coverage I liked.



The sprays dry quick !! Next I choose some Lindy's magical shakers and add some sprays to get the colour effect I want . I fill my spray bottle with water and water pen .



I used the sprays at the top and mop up with towel . I then take spray from bottle /opened.... and use the tube to directly apply the ink to the canvas from the top of the wooden pieces and then underneath . I spray with water and hold the canvas up to let the ink naturally flow down . I let it dry and do the same again and again If the colour is too dark I spray water and mop up any excess and if lighter I just add directly. I even used the pen to help the flow in the direction I needed . 


I then spray on the tag and also use the Magicals using the pen to fix the flow of colours to work together .... for  the Magicals I use the sprinkle section onto the craft mat and spray water and then paint with the aqua pen .


While the ink is drying I move onto making some embellishments .
I have cut the paper cuts with small sharp scissors and used embossing ink to cover them with Lindy's embossing powder with heat gun . Adore the sparkle of these embossing powders .



I then cut a circle from the textured fabric and spray with Lindy's. I also use guesso with a smaller brush on the resin using the paint sparingly like dry brushing .


I cut some gorgeous paper for the back of the resin and used coloured beads on the frame adhered with some gel. I used the Nuvo drops on the mat for later as take some time to dry . I attached the embossed paper cuts to others that I had just sprayed directly onto to add dimension.


I put all my embellishments including these gorgeous flowers and stunning center pearl onto the canvas and moved around until happy and then glued into place . I have put some Nuvo drops in the middle of the butterfly and used the gels for the random beads around the wooden pieces . The larger flowers I have bent together so they will lie flat and add some dimension.


I have added some embroidery thread to the tag and twisted it around in places and used the embellishments and beads to hold it in place when glued/gel.



I have added some Nuvo jewel drops on the wooden pieces .



Lastly I flick my chalk pen all over the canvas 
while I cover the pearl center with some towel roll .


I hope you are inspired to get crafty and please take a look at
for lots of gorgeous products and inspiration <3. 
Just about everything is from the shop so why not pop over for a nosey !! It's also a great place to meet other crafters from all over the world .
Any questions I will happy to help  ;0)
Practicing video tutorials so hoping to do that in the future !

Thank you for visiting today 

Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx














Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Midweek Magnolias #164 Anything goes with A Magnolia image


Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It is time for a super new Challenge at 

Midweek Magnolias

Our them for the next fortnight is 
Anything goes with A Magnolia image 
and as always we have so much inspiration and all the 
roolz on over at the blog as with the details of 
our wonderful sponsor <3

Our Sponsor

I have used Tilda holding willow branch for my  tag card . I have painted her and the clouds with watercolours . The sentiment is an older Magnolia stamp which I put directly onto the painted background using my misti stamping tool . I have used Magnolia Vintage box dies with Magnolia design paper for the tag and butterfly . I have used a chippie which was a gift and embossed it white for the wall . Sue Wilson dies were used to cut out  the flowers and  stamens pulled through the middle  . I have added rose trim and finished with this
 gorgeous fairy charm seam binding and lace !!


I do hope you can join us in the challenge 
Thank you for visiting today 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Saturday, 6 May 2017

The Sketchy Challenges #119 Team A CAS or Shabby Chic

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

We have a super new challenge over at 
The Sketchy Challenges
With Team A ;0)
The theme is CAS or Shabby Chic 
for the next fortnight 
there is lots of gorgeous inspiration and all the details are at the blog 
including our wonderful generous sponsor 

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I have went with CAS as life has been pretty busy lately so I thought I would make a quick note card using A Magnolia stamp called  Sitting Spring Tilda .


I have used Magnolia design paper and coloured her with pencils as with the Magnolia kit stamp (the flowers) . I have used a stempelglede stamp for the sentiment and topped it with a wonderful resin from The Trinket Parlour <3

I hope you will join us 
Sending lots of Sunny Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne xx


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Mixed Media Makes April

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

How are we all ??
It's a sunny day here in Scotland ;0)
 I hope it's lovely where you are to !!

I have continued to join in the 52 Card Challenge at
 Maremi's Creative Cafe on facebook 

N is for numbers 
I have cut our the numbers freehand and water coloured some mini flowers inside . I picked 12 as I was married on the 12th of the 12th 2012 lol 
The background I embossed a darkroom door stamp and used oxide inks . I have placed a small frame and butterfly to finish <3



M is for me 
I used oxide inks again on the background and made each individual tiny art piece to show what I have enjoyed making recently following Maremi SmalArt videos on youtube !!
 I have finished with a permanent pen and Tim Holtz sticker . I have learned on this one that the background is not right for the painting style and the butterfly would have been better painted too !


Here I made a page using another video to learn from Marta's videos . I have used acrylic paints from Tiger and a charcoal pencil finishing with white splatters from a chalk pen and embossed chippie  <3



Here I have used my monthly box from The Trinket Parlour which was a theme of Steampunk. I made the shadow box painting with gesso and used acrylic paints over the glued resins and trinkets . Lastly I sprayed with tattered angels mist and added some highlights of white guesso on top . Had so much fun !! I learned not to mix mists and acrylics on this one <3


Lastly I have made a card using embossing kaisercraft stamps
 on the background with oxide ink as the background . 
Then finished with this stunning lace applique available at The Lace Attic 


That's me for April and off to enjoy the sunshine as it is pretty rare here !! 

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



Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Midweek Magnolias #163 Favourite Colours

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I hope you are all well and are enjoying Spring <3
It's time for a wonderful new challenge at 

Midweek Magnolias

The challenge is 
"Favourite Colours "

There is lots of gorgeous inspiration over on the blog as with all the details of how to enter and the surprise package for the winner from 

Our Sponsor

I have chosen Dandelion Tilda . I have coloured her and the background with watercolour paints and painted the daffodils with a cut straw technique which was fun <3 



I have added a sentiment stamp from Darkroom Door which I embossed . The gorgeous flowers ...pearl trim , flowers and lace are all from The Trinket Parlour on facebook .

I hope you are inspired to join us and thank you for visiting <3

Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0)

Monday, 24 April 2017

Mixed Media Kit /Liza's Craft Shop

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I hope your having a lovely day ??..
I had so much fun getting covered in paint and ink today lol 

I purchased the Mixed Media Kit from Liza's Craft Shop and it had so  many awesome goodies to play with and it was fab as can pay in installments too . She has added so many cool items in the shop from all the awesome Mixed Media brands so please check it out before they are gone gone gone !!! 

I am so excited to tell you that I am now a design team member for the Mixed Media team at Liza's Craft Shop .....
so excited and so lucky to have the opportunity ;0)  !!! Whoop Whoop 




I lightly painted the entire box with guesso and left to dry . I then added some Lindy's shaker with the sprinkle pour section and added water and dabbed up any puddles with kitchen roll . I kept sprinkling until I was happy with the gorgeous mica pigments it's like magic .


I have decorated the gorgeous box from the kit with the design paper . I used clear guesso over it .  I then used the stencil with texture paste on the box and tag . I used the Tattered Angels  mists all over when  dry and also added some shaker pigments onto the paper and also used the tag and cardboard in the charm packet for the same technique . I have layered the tags  with some doily die cuts and added some embroidery thread . The flower was made from soaking up the drops of ink and leaving to dry . I cut 4 circles from the wipe and pinched at the bottom and stapled to create the curls .

I have painted a butterfly charm with a light coat of guesso and then added some gel medium to stick the micro beads and lastly added some more colour with the shaker and put it on a paper butterfly .



The key was the same really as the butterfly I took the sticker off the cabochon on the key and added a word sticker instead.
 I added the chippie Happy which I used guesso to colour with a really sparse amount so the brush is almost dry . I have flicked/
splattered all over with a chalk pen to finish .


I hope you are inspired to get crafty and have a go ;0) . I am going to keep my test pieces in here as they are currently all over the place and will be easy to find 

Thanks for visiting today 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx