Sunday, 21 April 2013

Paint Fusion

On Saturday I decided to have a trip out to Inspiation crafts in Preston. This was the first time I had been and was going on a good friends advice, thank you Maureen. While I was there I spotted some beautifully painted wooden items. After receiving some fantastic advise and help from one of the shop assistance (Sue), I was able to buy the correct items to achieve the desired look.
Paint Fussion is for me I love it and it is so easy.
Below is my very first attempt at paint fusion.
Before starting I read and watched on the WEB as much information about techniques etc that Sheena Douglass has very kindly provided.
To make the heart plaque I firstly crackled the background to give it that aged look.
I then stamped my image on ( Sheena Douglass Fushia stamp set).
Finally I started to paint in the image using the paint fusion technique (very easy to do).
To add a little sparkle I embossed some swirls on to the heart.


Friday, 19 April 2013

Crafting to take my mind off the pain.

Hello and welcome to all my new followers, thank you for taking the time to look at my crafting.

This last week has been spent recovering from exstensive dental work, so to keep my mind off the pain I have tried to craft.

The first of my items is a memory wedding box, to make this I first made a 5in x 5in x 2.5in box. Using white century pearl 300 gsm card.

I then decorated the lid with spellbinder dies.

Spellbinder Dies used are:

Nestabilities majestic elements. This die is so useful as it gives you so many different options.

Shapeabilities antique frame and accents. This was used to decorate around the edge of the lid.

To finish off I used cosmic shimmer to make little pearls.

My second project is a commissioned card.

I made this by using an emossibilities folder to emboss the background using kanban cream card.

Using spell binders majestic elements I layered the centre topper again using Kanban card. I think this card came with the Great British kit of 2012.

Embellishments are from my stash

Cream cosmic shimmer has been used to make little pearls on the background.

My third project is a wedding card

For this I have matted and layered onto glittered embossed parchment paper from my stash.

Embossed using my emossibilities

I have then used the die d lites gilded gate 2. I cut 2 of these cut out the middles and stuck them end to end to form a frame.

I then used die d lites vines of passion, cutting 2 again to make the main topper in the middle.

The rose I made by sticking double sided tape to the bottom edge of the ribbon and rolling it up to form the flower. A bow was made with ribbon from my stash to form the embellishment.

I hope you like my creations and I thank you in advance for any comments you may leave.

Hope you have a great day xx