Thursday, 19 April 2012

Spash of Paint

Thought we would have a bit of splashing around with paint, well a bit of dripping really!  Also, the butterflies are from a new technique in Tim Holtz nnew book so I thought we could give them a go too.  This is a place we visited last year when we went to Beverley in Yorkshire for the weekend.  I saw this place on the map so off we set for a visit - it is near Bridlington.  The gardens are really pretty and there are quite a very topiaries in the midde of flower beds.

First off you have to make your paint a bit runny and then drip it on from the top edge and let it run down the page.  I tried not to get too messy doing this.  Sorry about the colour of the brown butterfly, it really does look a bit more interesting than this - looks like a moth. 

The butterflies are stamped and die cut and are layered with a coat of rock candy crackle paint which is left to dry,  then distress stains are used to colour them
Finally I did some stamping with distressed stains and I was really pleased with how that turned out.  Finished off with a bit of stencilling.  Hope you like it and I will see you all next week.  You will note that I have posted really early, this is because I'm buzzing off for a long weekend and hope it doesn't rain too much.  See you all soon.

Monday, 9 April 2012


This picture is of my grandson Jamie taken with his three Greek cousins in Athens last week.  I managed to get it thanks to his Aunty Kerry and Facebook.  My main idea is to try and use up some old card and underneath this is a vile shocking pink (why did we ever buy it?). Anyway it now has a nice piece of paper over the top and some bits off another sheet underneath the torn areas - yes, it's exactly the same paper some has blue paint over it and the piece behind the photo had fired brick distress stain on it.  After the painting and stick down of the photo is is pretty much just embellishing.

A die cut birdcage and bird and a stamped bird, a couple of used stamps and some flowers.

 a close up of the bunting which is supposed to be the Greek flag and the Union Jack.  I had to make the Greek flag up which was quite difficult in a triangle.  lol
Finally a close up of the stamped bird, skeleton leaf, and the swirl.  I think I'm loving this page as I have wanted to do one of Jamie and his cousins for ages for his album so loads and loads of thanks to Aunty Kerry for putting some pics on facebook, and of course I am not biased but it is one beautiful picture.