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Friday, 25 May 2018

One big Crafty Family!

My name is Gina...
and I am a Craftoholic!

so I couldn't resist the DT call
over at the lovely

challenge blog

and guess what?
WOOHOO!

Can't wait to join in...
my first post for them will be 
June 8th, so wish me luck :D

While I'm here....a few "in progress" pics of
a wooden wardrobe shelf I am recycling as
a canvas :D

sanded surface...
 thin coat of white gesso to let wood grain show...
 burnt umber alcohol ink + very watery" Golden" bronze paint...
more gesso...emulsion paint through stencils...
more alcohol ink...

Already added more thin layers, trying to keep all layers visible.
Now what to paint on it :D
Will do a post on this next week
Enjoy
XXX

Monday, 14 May 2018

Enjoy Life!



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So many options for this challenge...
so I found it easiest to begin by selecting a few
patterned papers to create a "summery" landscape.
 Next, match up some Promarkers to colour my
image with.
 I wanted her to be "flying" through the scene so 
tore her out to soften the edges.
 The white looked a little stark against the summeriness...
 so I roughly coloured the edges with complimentary colours
 which I think gives a much "warmer" feel :D
A bit of subtle glitter and some meaningful words...
a very "smiley" card I think :D 

Enjoy XXX
I would like to enter this card for the following 
challenges;

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Well Summer arrived suddenly in Yorkshire lol

So after all that grey coldness we woke up to this
on Friday..WOooHoooo!
 First things first....
 Then an awful lot of garden tidying...
 Bunny got her first trim of the year.
 Poorly Manthing got some fresh air in the shade...
 *though Buster was desperate not to share the hammock*
 while Poppy prefers to "lounge" :D
 2 days from bud to full bloom the Crab Apple is smothered
in blossom...
and then a new arrival.
 18 and a half years old "Sadie" is back to stay.
She is my Mum's dog who we re-homed after Mum 
had to go into care. Unfortunately her new owner got
taken into hospital on Saturday and will also be going
 into care, so his daughter asked if we could take her in.
 We spent yesterday fencing off all the ponds/waterhole 
as she is almost blind and fell in twice,
 which meant she had to be on the lead all the time. Now she
can come and go as she pleases :D
Busy weekend , but took time to chill...
 Hope you are enjoying whatever Nature is throwing 
at you right now XXX

Monday, 30 April 2018

The Power of Flowers


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Ok...so I got busy in the greenhouse and forgot to
take "in progress" shots again....
Simple matting and layering using a gorgeous
"summery" backing card from my
Crafter's Companion "Fairyopolis" stash,
old glitter card stock and a pre-printed base card.
I coloured with my fav ProMarkers, matching shades
from the card stock...
and tore the image out to soften the "white" edges.
Balanced the white with satin ribbon, overlayed with
organza ribbon and trimmed with white lace.
The sentiment is stamped directly onto the background.

Enjoy :D XXX

Entering the following challenges;
Through The Craft Room Door # April 24th Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge # 365 Anything Goes
I (heart) ProMarkers # 357 Speedy Recovery/Get Well Soon
Crafting with Friends # 66 Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge # wk 17 Anything Goes