Saturday, 30 January 2016

Watering Can workshop

Here is a pretty watering can I made today
at Sunrise Crafts in Wombourne.
Sue Jennings took the workshop today and we had a lovely time as we always do at Sunrise. Unfortunately Bhanu our host was not able to join us as she is recovering at home after having an operation.

We used a variety of squares and rectangles cut from pretty papers and used them to cover the card shape, edging all the pieces with distress ink. We added a touch of gold embossing powder here and there around the edges.  We then added the finishing touches with die cut leaves and flowers.

We were all really pleased with the results and they would make lovely gifts.

Kind regards
Pat xx

Thursday, 21 January 2016

A trio

Here are three creations from this week.
The first is modelling medium, cosmic shimmer mica powders with a touch of stickles through the gorgeous  Sweet Poppy stencil. Used a micron pen for the border and coloured it using the same micas. I haven't made it up as a card yet.

For this next one I used brushos through a Sweet Poppy stencil then added definition with a black micron pen. 

The final one is a stamp board I created after getting inspired by the talented Eileen Godwin's YouTube video

Well that's it for today
Thank's for visiting
Pat xx

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Good and bad news

Well 2016 has started out with bad news for us as we have lost two dear friends. John and I met through a love of football in 1968. He supported West Ham and lived in London and I supported Wolves and lived in Walsall. Sadly his best mate and fellow West Ham supporter who was responsible for our getting together passed away just after New Year. Then on Monday we heard that an ex work colleague of mine and Mother of our next door neighbour had passed away too.  Two lovely people who will be deeply missed.

On a brighter note here is an art journal page that I created over the weekend.  I am never too sure where I am going when I start out but gradually things come together and I am very happy with the end result. That's what I love that you can lose yourself in the project.  I am still learning but enjoying the journey.

I am compiling this post using my new laptop. This is a replacement for one I bought on New Years day which was faulty. So fingers crossed that this one is ok. So far so good.

Here's hoping that the bad news is all out of the way. Well we do have something to look forward to in June a new addition to our family for my son and his lovely wife. Excited muchly!

Pat xx

Friday, 1 January 2016

New Year 2016!

Here's wishing everyone a very Happy and  Healthy New Year 
I'm hoping it gets off to a better start for us this year. Anyway we have something very special to look forward to in June so 2016 will definately be one to remember.

It was our Wedding Anniversary on 27th December, 46years. OMG where have the years gone? This is the card I made for John.
I freehand cut some hearts from paper coloured using brushos and 
added some detail with a black micron pen. Coloured some pearls using copics. I really love this card.

This next card was created using Visible Image stamps and brushos for the colour burst. As you can tell I am having fun using my brushos at the moment, love 'em!

This is my last post using this laptop, new one being set up. Just hoping I can get my head around it. 
Bye for now
Pat xx