Monday 28 September 2015

Inspiration Mondays

Hello everyone! I hope you are all in fine fettle. Recently I have been thinking about sprucing things up a little around here and after some thoughts decided to start things off with some different blog features.

It's always fun to see what is inspiring people and I figured we could all do with a spot of inspiration at the begining of the week, hence this new feature (ingeniously titled lol) Inspiration Monday. So the plan is to show you pictures, quotes, words, colours etc to give you a little creative jump start.

So to kick off with this week I have these beautiful snaps I took these whilst I was out walking.

Now I am completely a Summer person but there is something captivating about Autumnal colours, don't you think? The stunningly bright oranges, reds and yellows against a blue sky can be breathtaking. I am finding myself being drawn to these rich warm colours and have been filled with many ideas for projects.

I am very much looking forward to playing with  these colours soon :)

What is currently inspiring you? I'd love to know!


Saturday 5 September 2015

Happy to Fly

Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying your weekend. I'm back to here with my project for today's Mixed Media Place post!

This mini card has been created with some of my favourite textures; denim, corrugated cardboard, wire and burlap flowers.

I created the background by layering papers and die cut elements adding metal embellishments then softening the composition with flowers. Texture has been added with mica flakes which I sprinkled into wet gesso ground the flowers.

I used an old jigsaw puzzle piece from my junk box which I painted with gesso, then added paint and pencil highlights. The resin bird was coloured the same way, which works so well when the pencils catch all those details of the bird.

Hugs until next time,

Wednesday 2 September 2015

October Dates

Hi everyone, hope your week is being kind to you! Just a little update on some upcoming workshop dates in October.  

I'm back at The Artistic Stamper on October 10th with The Wall canvas worskshop. 10am-4pm priced at £35  Click here for booking / details.

I'm showcasing a BRAND NEW project at Daisy's Jewels & Crafts on October 17th. 10am-4pm priced at £35. Click here for booking / details.