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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Emerald Creek Crafts Flowers On The Wall Altered Picture Frame

Hello all
I am up on the Emerald Creek Crafts blog this month with an altered frame. Check out how i made this bellow.




Products used
DecoArt Black Gesso
DecoArt Metallics Festive Red
DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Burgundy
DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Coffee



Take a cheap plastic frame, mine is from Poundland which is like Dollar store.
Cover whole frame in a few coats of black gesso.


Once the gesso has fully dried, paint on red metallic paint.


i created the roses by pressing paper clay into a silicone mold and then backing them until they set.
I then painted them in burgundy and brown acrylic paint. Before the paint dried i sprinkled on the embossing powder and melted it with a heat gun.


Monday, 20 May 2019

Ephemoire Magical Flying Macarons Artist Trading Block

Hi all
I am back with another project for Ephemoire. This time i have an Artist Trading Block using the Magical Flying Macarons and Fairies Kit.

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First of all you need to put the MDF ATB together and then paint it. Next use a nesting die to cut the papers to the correct size and stick those on.


Cut out all the bits and just stick them on with 3D foam tape.
Glue lace around the bottom.
Cut out the big fairy and then glue a dress pin to the back.
now take a cork, paint it, glue it on the top and stick the fairy in it.
Add Flying Macarons everywhere. 
Glue pink cabochons around the top of the ATB. 





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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Hellgnome's Death Digis Raven Skull Mixed Media Tag

Hi all
I am back with a that's a bit heavy metal. Well its a raven skull on a flaming red background so there's that.
I used the Raven Skull & Crossbones stamp by Hellgnome'e Death Digis


I used acrylic paints and stamps on the background.


I was a bit bored with using grey on the skulls so I tried red and it worked.


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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Bleeding Art Challenge Rusty Picture Frame

Hello all

It is time for a new challenge over at Bleeding Art and this month the theme is Anything Goes.
I altered a picture frame which must of been lying around the house sor 4 years lol. I am determined to use up all this stuff.


I used DecoArt Texture Sand Paste, Quinacridone Gold Acrylic, Black gesso and Americana Decor Metallics Bronze.


First paint the whole frame in black gesso as this will stop the paint coming unstuck.
Once that has fully dried,Paint over a coat of bronze paint. It doesn't matter if a bit of the black gesso is showing as this adds to the grungy look. Finally take the texture sand paste and add it to the details on the frame. Paint the textured bits with quincodone gold paint.


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The Gecko Galz Birthday Bonanza Giveaway

Hello crafty friends

It is the Gecko Galz 8th Birthday this year and we are all doing a give away!!! Yes the whole team so visit all our blogs and comment for your chance to win a $25 gift voucher. It is digital downloads so open world wide. Also the Etsy Store is having a buy one get one free sale on the 15th May as well so happy crafting.

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Here are a few birthday cards i made for the occasion

Products used
Funky Card Toppers
Happy Birthday To You Collage Sheet
Birthday Bash Digital Collage Sheet









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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Gecko Galz Steampunk Artist Trading Block

Hello all
This week i have a Artist Trading Block to share using digital papers and collage sheets from Gecko Galz.

Products used
DecoArt Texture Sand Paste
DecoArt Quincodone Gold Premium Acrylic Paint
ATB 3 inch and 5 inch Fernli Designs



I started off by using a square cutting die to cut out the paper pack to fit the ATB.
Next i added texture sand paste around the edges of the block and once set, i painted it with Quinacridone Gold Acrylic Paint.


I repeated the previous steps with the wings and clock parts too.
I then cut out the clocks and glued them on.
 Then added the rusted embellishments.


I reused a cotton bobbin that i had lying around from an old project. Ijust painted the top and base before adding the doll to the top. I added a large blob of texture sand paste and then pressed a piece of MDF in so i could prop the doll up.


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Friday, 10 May 2019

The Blank Page Muse Stamps Light Bulb Tags

Hello all

These gift tags are really quick and easy to make.


Stamp the light bulb onto the center of the tag. 
Colour in using yellow markers and use a darker yellow around the edge of the stamp.
Stamp the sentiments under the bulb. 
 If the sentiment stamp is too long, you can cut the words up so you can make room.

Stamps used



Wednesday, 8 May 2019

The Blank Page Muse Mermaid Mixed Media Tag

Hello all

Just sharing a quick make using stamps from The Blank Page Muse. This project contains nipples so fair warning ahead!!


I used the following stamps




Stamp the Chain Link Pattern Stamp onto the tag using embossing ink and then add the embossing powder.
Ink the blank tag with Brusho Powders and leave to dry
Stamp over the tag with the texture stamps.
Stamp out the mermaid and colour her in.
Add her to the tag along with a sentiment.



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Monday, 6 May 2019

Hellgnome's Death Digis Before My Coffee Card

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I am back with a mixed media card


Products used

The background is created by sponging  on a few shades of blue acrylic paint and then using a mixture of texture stamps on the background.



The image is coloured using marker pens.


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Sunday, 5 May 2019

The Blank Page Muse Free Your Mind Art Journal

Hello all

I have a quick make to share !!
I made this steampunk themed art journal page using stamps by the Blank Page Muse.


To create the background,Apply a stencil mask to part of the page and then add the inks. Once dry, Add a few layers of background stamps.


Stamp the Alice stamp onto old music sheet and then colour with inks. Repeat this step with the octopus stamp and then cut them out. Place the images onto the journal page, then gather up any odd alphabet stickers and use them to create a title.

Products used.
 Steampunk Wonderland
Octopus Time Steampunk Art Stamps
Background Grunge 
Lindy's Magicals Oktoberfest Orange, Oom Pah Pah Pink, Time Travel Teal and California Poppy Gold.
random letter stickers
Ranger Archival ink in Navy Blue and Hot Fuchsia 


Looking for more inspiration !!


Saturday, 4 May 2019

The Blank page May New Releases Donna Gray

           Hello crafty friends

It's time to take a look at another exciting new release from The Blank Page Muse!!.
We are onto the 3rd day of the new stamps release blog hop. Today we are introducing new features artist Donna Gray with Unicorn Wishes  Moon Stars & Words
Hop along all the blogs by following the link below.
Comment on each participating blog for a chance to win one of the new stamps sets.


I used the new Unicorns Art Rubber Stamp Set
The pages were painted with acrylic paints using a make up sponge. Start with the pale colours and then blend in a few stronger colours. Then i just stamped over a few texture stamps using different colour inks. I stamped the unicorns out in black so they would stand out from the background.




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Colourcraft Guest Designer Galaxy Effect Card

Hello all

I am guest designer today and i am going to show you how to make a space themed card.



Start off by mixing a bit of Black Brusho Powder in with water. Then take a makeup sponge and dab it onto a card blank. Leave white spaces so that you can add other colours later.


Next take Turquoise, Purple and Crimson Red Brusho powders and sprinkle them on. wet with water so they spread out. Dry off with a heat gun on a low setting so you don't blow the ink off the card.


i discovered that the SprinkleIt powders create this milky way sort of effect when sprinkled onto a dark background so sprinkle away until you have this dense night sky look. Add it while the ink is wet so it stays put. You can get this fabulous stuff here  and the brusho powders are here.


Next add a stencil over the card.
I used a tiny splatter one but it started to come out chunky so i then took a paint brush and flicked on some white paint. mix the paint with water to get a fine spray.


Lastly i coloured in the stamps with markers and glued them onto the card along with a sentiment.


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