Saturday 25 April 2009

Paintings reworked

I am never happy with a painting I complete and tend to rework them several times before I am sort of content with them. So..............., I now have a diptych which I am fairly happy with :0)). There is a bit of a glare from the light but they are fairly large to get a decent photo of atm. I have shown you a photo of them at the begining with their first and second coats of paint and then the finished pieces. They are polyfilla on mdf board with natural jute embedded for the trees. If you click on the top image you get a better idea of the texture.

Friday 24 April 2009

Stop the Clock!!

Where is time going and why is it going so fast (I'm obviously getting very old lol) Here is a card I made for Jo's birthday recently keeping the theme going from my recent class showing the paint distress technique. Its quite addictive when you start as you never know what the end result will be. TFL.

Sunday 5 April 2009


Hey folks - I had just told myself I needed a craft break as I am on overload with too many things going on - it lasted all of 5 minutes lol......... I popped over to Jo Capper-Sandon's blog and she is guest artist this week for TGIF and I was inspired. The theme is secret garden - not sure about this piece being a secret garden but its my interpretation to it. Why not pop over and have a look at some of the fabulous creations.

Wednesday 1 April 2009

Easter Party - Are you free ????

Hey girls - Annamarie from The Scrapbook Store and Elaine have organised another great party where you can scrapbook, make cards, shop, take some classes and generally have a fun filled day in Dublin on 18th April. They have very kindly asked me to teach a class and I thought I would show you some photos of whats in store for you.

I am going to teach the distressed paint technique which was recently published in the Stampers Sampler and create a fabulous sketchbook/journal with your finished design. I have lots and lots of little 8 fold inserts which I use for quotes and notes or basic sketches for my artwork and have made these into handy journals to fit in my handbag. I would love to see you there and hope you will join in and have fun with lots of like minded folk.

Annamarie is taking bookings through her shop or you can log onto the forum for some further info.
Hope to see you all there :0)

Here are some samples of the completed journal covers :

And here are some piccies of inserts which I had done last year with coffee stained pages and some added stitching to make pockets etc (my fav)
For Katie Scarlet - Edited to add the hummingbird flourish stamp shown below left here is from here:

I will post you required list of supplies on the forum over the coming days.