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Monday, 21 June 2010

To make my sister Eileen... smile.. I hope

All images and DP from Polka Doodles Back to Nature CD. It's Eileens B/D on Tuesday 22nd. She lives near open fields (lucky her) with cows in, she now has her very own Gertrude!

tc xx Sue xx

Friday, 18 June 2010

My paintings?... I wish

I've just got back from having a few days with my sister,Anne who lives in a place called Warsop which is  in Nottinghamshire.
 Anne is a self taught artist and paints and draws in many different mediums.  Here are a couple of her watercolours

This is Snowdonia in North Wales one of her favourite places.

This is a sea scape ( noo really..)
No particular place.

I took a load of my crafty stash along to Anne's to give her an idea of what I get up to.  She wasn't all that keen until we spent an afternoon playing with my stash. we "played" with a canvas, each doing our own thing using acrylic paints, baby wipes and rubber stamps etc. We had fun, Anne was amazed at how the time flew..  I was supposed to be cooking chicken tikka but at 7.30pm we were still "playing" so we had a snack! and carried on!

To my surprise when we were out the next day in Derby with my other sister, Eileen, Anne bought some rubber stamps!!!.... to use on her "in progress" canvas. She had reached am impasse with her canvass then she spotted just the image she wanted on a craft store in the market...a fairy silhouette stamp set.

 My canvas .. was gessoed over.. nuff said! I hope to get you a photo of Anne's asap.

tc xx Sue xx

Monday, 14 June 2010

Stitchy, Waxy, Textured Canvas at the Cubby Hole

We had a great time at the CH on Sat. Sarah had us STITCHING! ME sewing! not my favourite occupation .. but I thoroughly enjoyed every moment even though I tried hard to get out of the stitchy bit but glad I didn't  in the end!

I thought my background looked oriental so I chose a rubber stamp image as inspiration for the flower.

 I made the support from cocktail sticks with the points cut off. I will be putting some little black beads in the centre of the flowers, I might but dangly beads to the right of the cocktail sticks.

This shows some of the stitching, just to prove that I did it.

Hope you can see the wax effect.

You can see everones efforts on Sarah's blog.. The Art of Moodling.

tc xx Sue B xx

 !3th july 2010
I've entered this into the Play Date Cafe #37 challenge Provencal style

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Stamping on a canvass board

Not sure I've got this right... composition and inks!... but I do like it...Though I wish I could chop it in half...!

Paper Artsy...large dandilion? and thistle
Lavinia.. dandilions
La Blanche.. script
Can't remember where the stair rod type stamp came from but it is from a wonderful A4 sheet of texture stamps. It may have been in a stash box from Graphicus.
Sugar loaf .. blocks.

Stazon.script & blocks
Distress.. background.. Antique Linen, Scattered straw & Frayed Burlap
Adirondacks.. Woodland.. stair rods, dandilions, thistle &, quote.

Qote..Craziaboutstamps, Ebay.

tc xx Sue B xx

Friday, 4 June 2010

What no stamping!

 The DP and flowers are from Polka Doodles All Around the World CD. The only thing stamped is the greeting. The little tag is a Nellie die. Thank you Val, (Aquarius Blog on my side bar) for the info re: Nellie dies

tc xx Sue B xx

Thursday, 3 June 2010

For all the woman we are!

I love this stamp by Inkadinkado... I know its a bit late for National Woman's Day but to my mind it's NWD every day!

products Used
Crafty Individuals.... backing paper and swirl
Elusive Images..... Filigree stamp, spot the deliberate mistake!  tee hee
Making Memories... black ink pad
Kaleidacolor... Spectrum ink pad.
Wavy Line stamp...  can't remember where it's from...  :-(

At one point I was thinking of using ribbon, wasn't sure, then I thought hang on a minute... less is more as  Carol from the Cubby Hole says.

I'm using FireFox instead of Windows Explorer... it's great... much easier plus it has a spell check that can be used on any document, even here, how I lurve that!

xx Sue xx