Saturday, 21 February 2015


I hope you are all ready for the weekend and have some exciting plans. Today I am sharing with you a canvas I made. I loved making the tag inspired by Tim Holtz so much that I decided to make a similar canvas.

Ingredients List :
Tim Holtz Vintage Images and Stickers
Embossing Folder - Bingo
Wooden Key
Acrylic Paint - White
Crackle Paint
Tissue Paper
Various stamps
Tissue Tape

I created a collage on the canvas with various images from Tim Holtz's pads and papers. The canvas has been edged with tissue tape. I then painted a layer of white acrylic paint over the top to distress them further. The tag was created with a Ranger Embossing Bingo Folder which I sanded back and then rubbed over with gold ink to enhance the embossing. I added the 14 sticker and an altered wooden key to it.  The musical notes and image of the lady were stamped onto tissue paper, adhered with gel medium and then I added some Distress Ink to age them. To complete the canvas I added the little red heart - embossed and painted with crackle paint and the lace.

Challenges I am entering :
That's Crafty - Be My Valentine
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes 
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Anything Mixed Media

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Love is still around!

I know Valentine's Day has now passed us by, but I couldn't resist creating this card. You know when you think about crafting in your sleep? Well this is one such creation.

To create this card I used the materials below.

First I painted the thick card with acrylic paint and used the ink spray to add the red colour.  The purple spots were created with a stencil. Using various WOW! Embossing stamps I ramdomly stamped over the background in black ink. I used a white pencil to highlight the string of hearts. Finally I stamoed the flower image onto the card and then again onto plain card so I could decoupage the image.

I think all good ideas come to you when you are sleeping!!

Challenges I am entering:
Rhedds Creative Challenge - Anything (Mixed Media)
Unruly Art Quest - Heartfelt
Opus Gluei - Be My Valentine

Monday, 16 February 2015

Wildflower Walk

If you go down to Create and Craft TV today you may be in for a surprise! These new kits from Serif Craft Artist are simply delightful to work with.

Below are some of the samples I created for Serif :

Kits used are :

Wildflower Emporium
Rabbits Tea Party
Dawn Chorus
Punches and Stamps

They contain the most beautiful artwork featuring rabbits, hedgehogs, birds and more. The floral alphabets are so useful too.

To see more samples from myself and the Design Team visit Daisytrail 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Key to My Heart

Its been ages since I joined in with any of Tim Holtz's tag challenges, but I was so inspired by February's tag I started to make my own.  Its also been a long time since I played with mixed media and I've really missed it!

To make mine I used the same background technique as Tim, using various images to create a collage. These were all pulled together by dry brushing with white acrylic paint.

I then added a few brighter images and the ticket. The red heart on Tim's tag gave me the idea to use felt for mine, add some lace and the keyplate.

To finish I coloured some twine with Frayed Burlap ink and used it to tie on the key.

I am so pleased with the end result and am now working on a little canvas to match - pictures to come soon!!

I am entering the following challenges:

A Vintage Journey - Love is in the Air
Frilly and Funky - Be My Valen - twine

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!