Saturday, 30 July 2016

Layout love at first sight!

So I was in town yesterday in Bath and we have a shop called Anthropologie. They always have really elaborate and beautiful window displays but the one I saw today I thought would look awesome as part of a scrapbook layout. Then I saw some tissue paper in Paperchase that I completely loved and the rest is history!!! Layout love at first sight! Here is the process video for it and a picture of the finished article as well as a list of of the products used below.
  • 12x12 paper called "Life" from My Minds Eye Jubliee Wild Berries Collection
  • BBQ skewers
  • Tissue paper from  Paperchase called "Fruits"
  • White A4 card stock
  • Alphas - Thickers called "Sunny"
  • Chipboard fruits from ebay random ephemera pack
  • Green phrases from my stash
  • Foam hearts from The Works
  • "Captured" die cut label from Carpe Diem collection from Simple Stories
  • Green gems by Papermania

Friday, 22 July 2016

Getting into the rhythm of it!

So I'm on a bit of a roll and videoing everything I do now. Not so easy when you are working in a corner of the kitchen but I think I'm getting into the rhythm of it now. It took me a lot less time to produce this than the others. I've learned that less waffling is the way forward! I made this little wedding card to give to a friend tomorrow and managed to get it made and the video editing in one evening! Much speediness!! Now that ive got a few subscribers on YouTube I don't want to let them down by not continuing to pressure! Anyway here is the finished card and a link to the process video.

A list of supplies used can be found below.

Card blank from Paperchase
Rectangle of watercolour paper
Faber Castell Big Brush Markers in the following colours:
  • Light cobalt turquoise
  • Pink madder lake
  • Colbalt turquoise
  • Manganese violet
Script stamp
doCrafts Artiste stamping ink in Chocolate
Corrogated card shapes from The Range
Ivory Organza Bow by Club Green
Windsor and Newton Matt Medium
Lawn Fawn stamp - Big Scripty Words
Ranger Archival Ink in Black
Sakura Micron Pen 03
Fun foam
Double sided sticky tape

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Daliahs and another video

So I reeeeeally struggled with this canvas. I wanted it to have a delicate floral look but on reflection I think the texture paste I initially started with was too heavy. I don't think I will ever be fully satisfied with this but hopefully someone will like it and buy it off me. I also did my second process video for this canvas but I reworked it so many times it has become rather long.

I continued with it and kept in all the reworkings mainly because I think this is a process that everyone goes through and I wanted to 'keep it real' so to speak and let everyone see that I'm not perfect and that things require repeated effort in order to come out with a good result.

Here is the finished canvas and below a list of products I used.

30x30cm canvas
Tissue paper by Papermania
Windsor and Newton Modelling Paste
Toilet roll (!)
Daler Rowney Graduate Acrylic in Titanium White
doCrafts Artiste Arcylic Paints in the following colours:
  • Pearl
  • Wisteria
  • Antique Gold
  • Rose Pink
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Iris
  • Blackberry
  • Lavender
  • Amethyst
  • Banana Yellow
  • Christmas Green
  • Burnt Umber
  • Emerald Green
doCrafts Glitz it Glitter Glue in the following colours:
  • Rose Gold
  • Pink Powder
  • Soft Lavender
  • Clear Frosting
Large White Flowers - HobbyCraft
Pink Paper Cherry Blossoms - HobbyCraft
White Paper Cherry Blossoms - HobbyCraft

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Process video is up!!!

Its official! I have managed to get a process video up on YouTube!!Its not particularly good but I'm learning absolutely loads by doing it and I know that I will improve as I do more of them. I'm sure I will go back to it in a few years and be horrified by its quality. I started off really small by doing a mini canvas so I didn't get overwhelmed but even editing the video took me hours! I really need to speed up what I'm doing too. Its only a tiny canvas but the video was 11 minutes long. If I do a bigger canvas it could go on for hours. Here is the link to the YouTube video and a picture of the final product.