Saturday, 28 July 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Hey Girl

On holiday now for a couple of weeks so I had some time to play with inks, stamps and another drawing of a Natasha May Cotton Candy Girl - can you tell I am just loving drawing these faces.  I have used a 5" by 7" canvas which I covered with Dylusions inks, added paper which I had spritzed, sprayed and splattered with the inks, a Crafty Individual Script stamp, some My Minds Eye Scrapbook paper, and the Tim Holtz Butterfly die and here it is..........

I am entering this canvas into Simon Says Stamp and Show - Hey Girl

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Natasha May Cotton Candy Girl

I joined Natasha May's online workshop 'Cotton Candy Girls' a few weeks ago - FABULOUS!!!  Her artwork is fantastic, the tutorials and workshops are so easy to follow - highly recommend it! And at $25 (about £15) - so cheap and I really would have paid more.

I got a 13" x 10" canvas out, some Dylusion inks, gesso, stamps and created a bright background, stenciled some gesso through a stencil.  Whilst that was drying I drew out the face on some scrapbook paper, coloured her in with Polychromos pencils, cut out a basic dress for her and stuck her onto the background with Golden Gel Medium.  I then stamped the free flower stamp from Craft Stamper onto scraps of paper and cut them now, stamped the flower stamp and grass stamp from Hot Picks Paperartsy 'Lifes a Garden at the bottom and glued on the flowers.  Added some more script text over the image, added lace and buttons, stamped the title 'Lifes a Garden' and here it is.....

Can't wait to make more :O)

I am joining in with the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show - Spritz, spray or stencil
Thanks for looking


Sunday, 1 July 2012

Stampotique Challenge - Out of the Box

I finally have the full set of Stampotique Mermaids designed by Daniel Torrente - yeayyy!!!!  Have wanted these stamps for ages.  So time to join in with the current challenge over at Stampotique - Outside the Box  - in other words out of your comfort zone). 
As you know I'm not that comfortable making a mess - like things a little 'just so' so armed with a 8" flat canvas, Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans and Picket Fence Distress Stains and some water I made little puddles of colour on my mat and squashed my canvas on it to create the background.  Once dried I added splodges and flicks of black ink, daubed on some gold paint and drew a border round the canvas with a Black Sharpie pen.  I coloured my mermaids with Spectrum Noir pens, drew some clouds on some old text paper and daubed some white paint through some sequin waste.  I then stamped the Stampotique Bee stamp onto some acetate, cut out the wings and added them to the mermaids and here is my little wall hanging...

I really really like this and will definitely be creating more little canvases like these  :O)

Thanks for looking   
(2nd post of the day - must be something to do with getting up before 7am - got so much done!!!  )

Polly xx

StuckOnUSketches - MUM

In the few years that I have been scrapbooking this is the first completed layout I have made using a photo of my late Mum.  I have at least 3 in progress but have never been able to finish them - this time I created the layout THEN added the photo - think it is down to the fact that I only have this one photo of her and she was only 19 at the time.

As usual the sketch over at StuckonUSketches is fantastic and perfect for the Kaisercraft papers I bought recently at Grimsby Crafts - yummy scrummy vintage - luurve them!!!.  I used my faithful MS round the edge punch, a Cheery Lynn Doily die, Spellbinders Banner die, TH Tag die for the label, cream ribbon and pearls, a lovely cream Prima butterflies, a pearl flourish cut in half, TH photo strip and some Prima Flowers to finish it off and here it is....

Right - off to photo my Stampotique piece

Thanks for looking

Polly x