Monday, 31 March 2014

#35 Steampunk

Hi there i hope you had a lovely sunny weekend? i know i enjoyed all of that sunshine.

This week at

We are sponsored by 

Who has a fabulous Etsy site with all sorts of lovely detailed images and if you click the link above it will take you straight there!

So this week i was lucky enough to play with the Pirate Nayja

I made her into an A4 image and i have to admit this is the biggest digi i have ever coloured and i was very happy with how she turned out!  And much to my surprise i had a bidding war for who was going to buy her? Amazing! But she is lovely in person and the pictures don't do her justice by any means

ok so i framed her in an A4 frame that i had previously distressed in Forest Moss that gave it a complimentary green hue.


I used the following copic markers to colour her:

Skin E 50, 51, 21, 11
Hair E 70, 27, 29, 79
Skirt/Top R 56, 39, 59
Hat/Bolero and Kerchief  G 24, 94, 99

I added a little glitter pen in strategic places on her skirt and gold highlight to her bolero

I then distressed the edge of the picture with forest moss, Tea dye and Scattered straw

The above embellishment i made out of a couple of feathers topped with two metal leaves coloured with green and added two flowers with another smaller center flower that i then filled the petals with some glitter glue in Kinzite from Martha Stewart and put a big bling y crystal in the middle.  I didn't want to over do it so i decided to leave her as she was and was very pleased with the effect.

I hope you like what i did with my Steampunk image which was a first for me!

Thanks for visiting and even more so for leaving a little bit of love :-)

Monday, 24 March 2014

Bingo with The Stamping Chef

Hi there welcome this week to our weekly challenge at the 

This week we are sponsored by The Stamping Chef so pop along and have a look at the lovely digi's that are available for you to buy!

And here is my lovely image that i made into a round box for my mum for mothers day full of her favourite goodies!

I decorated the box with deco mache paper and mod podge and then added a gold ribbon around the outside with antique metal fixings that i then added a pearl into the middle.

The lid is decomached and mod podged the same as the bottom and i added a rippled ribbon and some cream coloured beading at the top.

The top of the box i decorated with an easel type attachment and surrounded it with roses and flowers complimenting both the image and the deco mache used on the circular box.  I added a few white flourishes to finish off with some bling made into flower sprigs that are such a dark purple they almost look black

This a close up of the lovely image called Dolly Birthday

I hope you like what i have made this week and will be entering in the following challenges:

Monday, 10 March 2014

Crafts U Print - Grandmas House

Hi there and welcome to another challenge 

And this week the theme is use digital elements.

I decided to use Grandma's house from Crafts U Print and made a treat box!  what child doesn't love goodies from their grandma??

I started with a paper mache box and used a pack of paper with a lovely design but with the consistency almost like tissue paper.
I tore them into strips and glued using mod podge and that stuff is so sticky and messy.  I gave it two coats to make sure it had a really good seal.

I cut out Grandmas house and i sure had fun cutting out all the bits to make the Decoupage.  so i layered and glued her together using that lovely thick glue that you can maneuver about to get the right shape and everyone  calls it something different and i call it magic glue!!

I added some glittery dazzles on the right side and i added some crackle glaze to her hair and a bit of glossy accents to the top of the cakes....just to give a variety of textures.  I also added a little pink tissue paper to hise the foam pads i used to get that nice curve to the top of the picture...and last but not least i fashioned some legs and glued them on to!

I then added ribbon and lace ribbon in complementary colours to the top and bottom of the box and attached a lovely homemade flower to the front.  I hope you like my effort as i don't usually make decoupage but i had lots of fun with this...Thanks Crafts U Print!!