People I love

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Re-Vamping on old canvas

I made this canvas a while ago for a competition...
and actually won a prize!!!!
I loved the little sprite but the rest feels a bit
"not me"
 So I reverted to type and  smooshed the 
fuck out of it.
Just leaving the face as a new starting point...
 After adding inks I remembered I'd varnished the original
so I added a coating of white gesso...
and as expected everything just blended.
 So before continuing I added a coat of clear gesso 
and let it all dry .
I used charcoal to sketch out the new figure...
 replacing the toadstool with a block of stone...
 and a collar with broken chain links.
 Starting to feel much more "me"
Mwahahahaha..... :D
Enjoy XXX

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Just waiting....

I have been struggling to write lately
 as I choose to try not to offend. 
Every one says we are entitled to free speech 
and our own opinion on whatever...
unless you are on the opposite side of the argument to them.
So I choose not to join in....but I am getting bored now.
Bored is not good.
It leaves room for annoyance and anger.
I don't like being angry. It is a waste of energy.
So I just wait....


Silently I wait.
A dull soft warmth within.
Will you sit with me?
Will you rekindle the spark of life
and share that warmth again?
Do you prefer to fan the flames that 
destroyed my desire...
or will you watch silently,
patiently waiting til the time is right?

While you consider
I will just wait.
Silently watching.
Protecting my inner flame.


Blessed Spring Equinox to all XXX

Monday, 20 March 2017

In my dreams...

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OMG  have been sitting on this post for ages!!!
Beccy sent the images through in plenty of time
 and I couldn't wait to play!!!
I started by creating a "Fantasy" background.
I got these acrylic paint spritzers for just £5 and they are fabulous!
I wet a piece of watercolour paper...
and spritzed...
After the squeeeeing subsided I gathered some
co-ordinating papers.
I wanted to make the background more detailed so
I over stamped using foliage from Stamps by Me.
 I just did simple matting with holographic card and 
matt green card which made the background feel more
dimensional .

Now to add the image!!!!!
I am sooooooooo in lurve wth
Neville from Beccy's
I cut him up to decoupage with,
and used my Cameleon Pens for the first time
*had them ages but hadn't tried them.
 Totally different to using Promarkers*
Simply mounted onto the background he looks so at home lol.
I just added a sentiment which reads
"appreciate the little things in life"
He certainly makes me smile :D

Enjoy :D XXX

Entering for the following challenges;


Sunday, 19 March 2017

He said books are "literary" gold!!!!

We got to choose our own image from
the glorious collection at 

I chose "Wise Dragon"

  I love the combination of Dragon and books,
and the little gnomes scurrying around seem to be 
pointing out that the books are
"literary" not "literally" gold lol
 I started by colouring the image with Chameleon pens,
glued it down onto a homemade spritzed background....
and then got carried away and forgot to take progress shots.
Items used:
 The base card is from my Anna Griffin stash.
Large lacy circle Tonic verso die.
(backed with yellow glitter card)
Old border die (X-cut I think).
Bonsai tree die from Spellbinders
(as is fancy label die used to shape topper).
Blue fabric ribbon and sparkly twine from 
Create and Craft.

This will make the perfect birthday card for my eldest
who loves books and Dragons lol.

Entering for the following challenges;

Crafting with Friends # 39 Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge # week 11 Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #124 Anything Goes