Baked Texture embossing powder, Derwent Line painter pens, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Tim Holtz, YouTube video

Using some masterboard pieces

When I got some new stash I had a play on camera and made this masterboard using the Seth Apter paints and embossing powders…

Well I finally got around to using some it.

I made a couple of cards using it and some other bits and pieces from the stash…

Card one features a butterfly stamped and embossed using the same Seth Apter embossing powders and a little tag and doily added for more texture and to make it very pretty!

Card 2 has a very very very embossed heart die cut on it and a black circle for contrast.

Absolutely adore the layers in the embossed heart. So scrummy!

So there is still some masterboard to use up but here are two of the finished pieces at least!

Happy crafting!


Derwent Line painter pens, Distress Crayons, Inktense, Derwent, Lin Brown, Masks/Stencils, Petal Palette, Watercolour paints, YouTube video

Petal Palette art journal piece

I made an art journal page and used my current favourite and go to stamp set for the feature… Petal Palette.

I made this with the video running so you can check out the progress here.

Love the layers, textures and the gentle images I used with this warm colour palette.

And that sentiment spoke to me perfectly at that moment… always a good way to choose your title for your piece!

Hope you like it. It was originally destined for a swap but then I realised that I had misunderstood the rules and that blue needed to be in the page…. ooops…. ah well a thoroughly enjoyable piece to make regardless. Once I realised that I found the perfect place to put the page in my journal… which covered some stamping I wasn’t keen on!

Happy crafting!


Art Alchemy paints, Badass Chick, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Deco art fluid acrylics, Derwent Line painter pens, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Tap tap tap

Art journaling … 2018 page

Today I have a journal page I’ve been working on for a few weeks on and off and it was for a monthly art journal fb group and the theme for this month is to include 2018 on the page…

So I did!

The page came together using lots of different stencils and a few stamps and then the focal image which was cut from some wallpaper leftover from the princess’ bedroom wall… I had this to hand as I had used another piece for another journal page I’ll be sharing in a few weeks.

This year my one little word is NEW. As I want this year to be about new starts and new experiences so I decided to capture that with this page.

I love all the texture and layers of pattern and colour I got by making this page over a few weeks rather than in one go.

Happy crafting!


Canvas and Mixed Media art, Darcy, Derwent Line painter pens, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gummiapan, Lin Brown, Masks/Stencils, PATWITS circle journal

PATWITS circle journal #3

Time for a new circle journal round to start and this time we are making journals where envelopes are the feature.

So here is my journal.  I used some cream envelopes which are 5×7 and stuck them together and then sewed it and added washi tape to the spines. 

I then added a cover from some kraft cardstock and glued the inside of the journal and the cover together. 

Then I set to on decorating the cover.   I used the fresco finish paints to lay down some colour and then added some stamping in the paint too.  Then I used a Paperartsy stencil to add some iridescent medium.  Then finally I added the title and the stickers. 

Then the inside page I went for a purple colour scheme. I also went a little Darcy heart crazy! Then inside the pocket created by the envelope I added a card onto the back of which I put my “rules” for the journal.

So my journal is off on a journey to other lovely artists for the next year. Looking forward to seeing what happens to it and to receiving and playing in the journals I get.

Happy crafting!


Derwent Line painter pens, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Hot Picks, Masks/Stencils

Happy happy happy birthday time

I have a couple more cards to share that I made for the Paperartsy birthday club stash.  This time I moved away from the ATC as the topper and instead went for a square piece of dsp which I had gessoed and added texture paste through a stencil. I did a lot at once a few weeks ago to make my life easy as I could just grab and gave something ready to work on! 

The one I used is the bottom left in this picture.  

And this is how it ended up.  Plenty of paint and ink and stencilling and doodling and finished with the fabulous Hot Picks queen of hearts image. 

I know by this stage the paper at the bottom is completely unseen but love how this worked and it was dsp I wasn’t using so why not do some more like this…. well funny you say that… check back another day to see how I made the others up that were in the top picture! 

Entering this into the More Mixed Media anything goes challenge.

Happy crafting!


Derwent Line painter pens, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils

Yup… guess what I made? 

Just for a change I made … yes you guessed it …. another ATC! 

I think the issue is that I am tired, busy and unwell and so only managing to grab the odd few minutes here and there so an ATC seems like a simple little achievement. Plus since I’m still tidying up the craft room I keep finding old scratch sheets and cutting them into ATC size so have a little stack of them wanting to get used right there on the desk. Well it would be a shame not to! 

This is one of those cut up old scratch sheets… ATC size! 

I decided I wanted a cool palette as I had an idea of what I wanted to use as the focal point so added book print scrap, a neutral coloured scrap dotty dsp, lome green washi tape, some gesso, Guacamole and Haystack fresco finish paint and then some dark green acrylic paint through a stencil, some punched out hearts from a piece of scrap palette paper from another project (again it was on my desk), and some more stencilling using the lovely terracotta colour fresco finish paint.

By now there is very little of the original card visible. But that is not the point of starting from the scratch card.  The scratch card just stops me looking at a blank card and wondering where to go. I feel less concerned about messing anything up as I am using a ‘waste’ supply not a paid for supply. Sometimes the colours and shapes help me decide a direction to go in, other times I just get rid of it all and go in a completely different direction. 

Anyways that was what I did last night. 

Tonight I finished it off…  I added doodles and outlines to the shapes in the background using the Derwent Line painters and the white sharpie and added a little scrap of hessian and then the cute little chipboard tag that I must have had for about 5 years in my stash! Lovely to find a use for it.  

Finished off the Tim Holtz chit chat sticker and some more doodling. Cute? Well I think so. 

Tomorrow I am hoping to feel up to doing something other than just an ATC… but if I’m not… well I’m not! And then you might get another ATC post! 

Happy crafting!