Series: Collage exploration #1 Ages ago I bought some pre-cut mounts in three different sizes and, while I've used a handful of the larger two sizes, I've been stumped for a use for the smallest ones. The outer dimensions are a reasonable 5″×7″ but a 1″ border means that the aperture is only 3″×5″ and… Continue reading Collage exploration #1
I set the bar high for making cards for my other half's niece when I made the kitty Christmas card, so I was having problems coming up with a good enough idea for her birthday card. Then I realised it was her thirtieth and I had to do something different. I had found some cute… Continue reading Thirty cats
Copic markers: skin - BV20, E21, E00spines - E42, E43, E44, E47background - YG61grass - YG61 (base), YG03, YG63, YG17flowers - RV09, B34, G07 Supplies: digital stamps:Lee Holland Art - hedgehog with ladybirdpaper and card:Neenah Solar White 216gsm This image was coloured in July 2020.
A while ago, out of curiosity, I picked up some Derivan Matisse dry medium ferrous powder. Apparently it can be used to create magnetic coatings when mixed with varnish, but I was far more interested in its rusting abilities. I could have just mixed it up and painted it on some card to test it… Continue reading Rusty box
Copic markers: red/brown - E37, E99, YR27, E97Light brown - E53, E51, E50ear pink - R20 The scene was created using colours from the mini Copic course: Autumn Scenes. Supplies: digital stamps:Lee Holland Art - squirrel with beepaper and card:Neenah solar white 216gsm
While doing a (very) little bit of tidying up, I came across December’s Scrawlrbox and decided to have a quick play. This subscription box included 3 Spectrum Noir metallic paint markers, a black POSCA marker, a pink Gelly Roll Moonlight, a pencil and a square Art Gecko pad with black paper. I loved the silver… Continue reading Quick play: butterfly in stars
Copic markers: dragon (red) - B23, R59, R46, R37, R17dragon (cream) - BV0000, YR30, YR20, YR31claws - YR20 base, W4, W2, W0flame - YR09, YR04, Y17, Y02smoke - W4, W2, W0path - E41, E42, E43, E44, Y28grass - B34, YG17, YG03clouds - C3, C2, C1, C00, B000sky - B23, B12, B01 Supplies: digital stamps:The Paper… Continue reading Just coloured: dragon on a country path
This workshop — True North Star — used to be offered as a standalone class by Laly Mille, though it's now only included in one of her longer classes. It was also one of the bonuses with Wanderlust 2021 and that's how I came to make this. And one of these days I will managed… Continue reading Star-gazing hare
Copic markers: unicorn - R56, R85, R83, R81unicorn hair - R39, R56, R85hooves & horn - E51, E53, E55grass - YG25, YG63flowers & butterflies - V12, V15, V17, BV17, W5background - B000, C00, C0 Polychromos pencils: 268 green gold, 125 middle purple pink, 142 madder, 129 pink madder lake, 103 ivory Supplies: digital stamps:Lee Holland… Continue reading Just coloured: unicorn
I often use collage as a base layer in mixed media pieces, but it's rare that it's visible, other than as texture, by the time I've finished. In recent months, I've had this underlying curiosity about using collage as the main form rather than just a starting point. So, when I saw some discarded papers… Continue reading Scrap collage
Copic markers: skin - E50, E21, BV00hair - E09, YR27, YR24dress - Y17, YR16, YR09green - BG93, BG96, BG99 Supplies: digital stamps:The East Wind - Lucy Loo punk will never diepaper and card:Neenah solar white 216gsm This image was coloured in February 2019.
I've seen a lot of shadow box designs around and, while I think a lot of them are really clever, they're not the sort of thing I would make for myself. They are, however, a great way to experiment with my Cricut Maker and try out different types of card with it. Luckily we have… Continue reading Unicorn shadow box
It's been another odd year. More Covid-19 but fewer people seeming to take it seriously. We're still taking it seriously in this house so I have been extremely grateful to have had my arts and crafts to keep me distracted. Card making I've just made the cards I needed to make this year. I even… Continue reading 2021 round-up
When I did the watercolour rose page for Wanderlust earlier this year, I had a spare rose left over and no idea what to do with it. It ended up floating around my craft room for ages and every time I came across it I would have another think about what I could do with… Continue reading Pink rose
The last Christmas card of the year and one of my favourites. One of my other half's nieces got a new kitty cat earlier this year and she has turned into a self-confessed crazy cat lady and absolutely adores Tommy. So, when I came across this digi stamp I just had to try and turn… Continue reading Christmas kitty