Wednesday 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas One an All

This year has just whizzed by for me, it's amazing how going back to work part time can take up so much time so hats off to those of you who work and manage your time better than me, I've been so rubbish at it I haven't made 1 single Christmas card so a SUPER BIG apology from me.

It's also been a good year as I  have  been given the all clear for cancer so no more check ups which is a bit scary, some of you will already know that I had a tumour on my tongue,it has left me with a few problems but I work round them as we do. If anyone wants to know more I'm happy to talk about it just email me.

I have still been creating and making jewellery and have done 2 workshops one with talented Andy Skinner and the lovely  Brenda Brown I'm just rubbish at remembering to take photos and making  the time to blog

These pens are covered with polymer clay

Oh yes and I have done the one thing I have always wanted to do and coloured my hair magenta only wash in wash out but looks great especially on the grey bits lol
Well take care all and hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year 
Luv Von ♥

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Still creating Just

Gosh has it really been so long since I last blogged ! what must you think of me, working sure throws a spanner in the works and of course I have been making jams and chutneys among doing other things.

A trip to Sincerely Yours craft show at Portsmouth  found me buying the Silks acrylic glazes from Ali Crafts so of course I have had to have a play with them.
This little tin has been covered with Terra Paste and painted with the glazes little touches of gilders paste and stickles 

Then another thing I have been wanting to try for  ages is the faux leather, which I did and thought does it have to look vintage ? no it can look bright and colourful.
I started with a pale colour card did all the wetting with the water and glycerine scrunched it up and used Peacock and Worn lipstick, embossed it and coloured the raised flowers with Pan Pastels. What I love about the Silks glazes is you can paint over a medium which would normally react if you used a water based product, so I've used a pale gold over the top of the PP's giving a soft warm glow, but as you can see this is still a work in progress waiting to be made into a book cover 

I'd like to link these to the Try It on Tuesday colour of summer challenge 

Friday 23 May 2014

My last post for Artful Times

This is my final post for Artful Times as I'm finding it hard to keep up creating challenge pieces now that I am back at work with all the other things I do though I do still intend to create when inspiration strikes, so thank you Neet for putting up with me and Chrissie who is taking her unique style to another challenge blog

Owls are the theme this time and I have only the one stamp from Personal Impression

My starting point was a mono print I did a while back mounted onto to stripped back and painted corrugated card, Timmy's die cut tree and fence and my fussy cut owl the black was then stamped with bubble wrap and Brilliance moonlight white,it still needed some thing so added a strip I'd cut off  to square up the card .
Hope you like it and feel inspired to join us at Artful Times 

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Summers comming

Inspired by the lovely sunny days we have been having and a set of free Indigo Blu stamps from simply cards and papercraft.
A wrinkle free background with dried marigold squeezed lemonade spun sugar and tumbled glass, then a stencil from Creative Expressions and milled lavender an often forgotten colour.The flowers and butterfly were then stamped onto the remaining coloured card and coloured with distress markers before being fussy cut.

I hope this is excitable for Less is More were the challenge is flowers
What a shame the weather has changed in the blink of an eye and it's back to raining  

Friday 25 April 2014

Challenge 54 at Artful Times

I love this theme At Artful Times which is to make a badge, button or brooch with any medium you like, though I feel I  haven't done it justice, time just ran away with me and I have been away on a canal break, I'll say no more other than it's ticked of the bucket list.

For my simple brooch I have used a chipboard disc and embossing powders starting with 2 layers of ultra thick, this gives a nice surface to then add your colour embossing powders the nice thing is if you don't like what you have added you can just add another colour on top there are a few colours you can't see but all add the finished effect, once I was happy with the colours I edged with silver powder,stamped the flower with versamark and embossed with black.Finished with a little lace trim and a brooch back.

Did you know that the old ink it up embossing powders with the clear lids they are translucent .

Hope you will be inspired to join us at Artful Times  where you will see more fab ideas 

Friday 11 April 2014

Challenge 53 at Artful Times

Hello and welcome to another challenge at Artful Times were we are asking you to use any kind of spray inks.
It's a busy old life and there seems little time for daydreams hence the title of the page in my altered book, I've sprayed Dylusion inks for the background and tried the ghosting technique but it didn't work very well probably because of the old paper soaking up the ink, there's lots of white embossing and the leaves have been painted with the Dylusion ink, my sweet little bunny was stamped on the over spray paper

If you love your spray inks then come and join us in the challenge and you could win a £10 voucher to spend at Oyster Stamps