Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Playing with Infusions and Doodles

Good evening, sorry it's been a week, I'm afraid the accounting has been a little bit of a sod lol, but almost finished, plus I have been doing samples for the workshop for the WI so blogging sort of got lost.  Paperartsy have had some brilliant challenges lately but each time I have be inspired to have a go it's been too late.  That of course never stops me lol, I like to make these my play days.  Of course when I play I like to try new techniques (resist with masking fluid and doodles this time) and something I haven't used but bought (infusions).  A lot of times when playing I don't end up with anything and as the step by step shows I ended up with 2 unusable cards as I went wrong at the end, but I loved them so much I redid them lol, but I did show the ones that went wrong.  As always the step by step is at the bottom of the post.
I would like to enter the following challenges :-
Paperartsy - doodles
Country View Crafts Challenges - Use A Stencil
Love to Create Challenge - Anything Goes Mixed Media

It was mega shining when I took the pics, a better one is below,
but I have added this one as well to remind me of the sunshine as tomorrow 
is supposed to be horrible.

Step by Step

I had this idea that maybe I could use masking fluid through
a stencil and I have to admit it was easy and it came off really easy.
I just used a piece of cut n dry and then I used a tooth brush (old of course lol)
to flick the masking fluid all over the cards.

 Next I sprinkled the infusions plus some of the magicals 

And then I sprayed.  I know I can be a bit heavy handed with water,
but I love the way I can move the water around so I get light and dark spots.

This was after the first layer dried, I loved it then and maybe I should have
left it but I like to keep layering when I play to see how far I can go.

This is the 2nd layer, still nice.

After the 3rd layer, definitely darker now and vivid which is what I wanted.
I love how I get specks of green.

Now for the blues and greens.

Again this was the finished piece after 3 layers.

I had a random piece of card that I had added clear texture paste through so I had a go
at that while I was at it.

Then I doodled with a mask pen, to colour this I picked the first layer
from the green and blue card left over on the mat, then during the
2nd and 3rd layers I just kept dipping it in, I love the effect it gave, it reminded me
of distress inks.

After the playing session.

 Now I had the idea of doodling on the flowers, I have a zentangle and 
doodle book and whilst watching tv I have been teaching myself the basics.
This is the first card which as you can see I ruined.  I decided to 
use white embossing powder know the card was dry, but completely forgot that
the zentangle part wasn't.  Then I heated it up and wiped it off and stamped
in black, but as you can see it looked awful and was definitely bit fodder.

Here you can see that before the idea of doodling I had tried outlining but
I didn't like that.  I used this to practise the doodles I was using.

So for the new cards I went with 2 layers and kept some areas quite light.
Everything used was the same as the step by step cards except I used
some flowers not just from the JOFY 008 stencil but also used 003 and 004.

And the card that was a piece extra I did some more doodling.
Think I might used this cut up as a border in my journal.

Right I better be off, still working on the last sample for the WI women so they can choose what to do.  I am excited I have never done a workshop before and looking forward to having some fun with them.  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit.

Happy Art :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Product List
Paperartsy Infusions - a bit jaded, emerald isle, are you cerise, orange county, sunset beach
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals - pretty in pink, red hot poker orange, tibetan poppy teal, bells of                                                               ireland green
Paperartsy Stencils - PS008, 003, 004
Daler Rowney Masking Fluid
Posca Pen Black
Watercolour Card

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Vintage Love

Good evening, hope your all well.  Still busy with accounts, but the end is nigh thank goodness lol. Today I am popping on to show you another swap I have done which is an ATC and it had to be vintage, grungy and some white.  It took me longer to do this then anything I have done, purely as I love to see this style, and so many artists I love do this style but when it comes to me I am lost.  But I thought I would join in and I am so happy with the end result.  I would love to have another go in the future but hmmmmmmm not sure I shall be this brave again lol.  All products use are at the bottom of the page.  No step by step this time as the whole process was changed so many times :-)
I would like to enter into the following challenges -
Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Opposites Attract
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Emboss It (I used a stencil on the background with modelling paste mixed with micro beads)
Our Creative Corner Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge - Anything Goes

Vintage Love

Right I shall be off.  Going to do some more art before more numbers in the morning.  Thank you so much for visiting.

Happy Art :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Mediums - Ranger (glossy accents), Dina Wakley (gel medium), Liquitex (gesso), DecoArt Media (crackle paste), Winsor & Newton Modelling Paste
Sprays - Tim Holtz (distress peacock feathers, antique linen), Dylusions (calypso teal, london blue), Lindys Stamp Gang (starburst tainted love teal, cajun carnelian red)
Prima - micro beads copper, bottle tops (Finnabair)
Ink Pads - Archival (jet black, potting soil), Tim Holtz (distress gathered twigs)
That's Crafty Mini Stencil - diamond
Patterned napkin
Creative Expressions clear micro glass beads
Stampendous Frantage - copper mica
Cardboard swirls
Flowers from stash

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


Good evening, hope your all feeling well.  And for certain fans ........  May the Fourth be with you!!!!! Yep I know, really bad lol, I haven't seen any of them but my sister is a huge fan so I had to do it for her lol.  Just popping on to show you my mess (as always), why don't you pop on over to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and share your creative space.  I have to admit I can't wait for the 27th May, I will have finished all accounts (hopefully a bit before) and then have a week off so I can tackle the mess that's built up in my craft room.  It's getting me a bit down at the moment as sometimes I like a clear space for a clear mind to allow the art to flow.

On my desk is a failed attempt of a workshop I shall be doing for the WI, my
very first and I will be doing it as a volunteer but everything has to 
be bought with under £20.  Now hopefully I shall be picking something
that I can provide myself and I had this idea of a wreath and flowers.
I had a roll of thin mulberry paper which I completely coloured in shimmer and distress inks.
But they don't hold up very well.  So I shall try with thicker paper.
I have all these flowers left which will be going as little gifts in my swaps
and woyww atc's.  I also tried on some scrap card to wet them
to see if they make a mark and they do so everyone who gets
some should have a bit of fun :-)
Also on my desk is a wooden hanger that I have just covered in Super Heavy
Gesso from Liquitex which is yummy, the texture is amazing.

These are the scrap papers the flowers lay on to dry, they do have
some old workshop sheets from years ago when I did some online
but I thought I might die cut or punch them out to give as well.
Oh that pile is seriously dangerous!!!!!

Not much change I'm afraid just a few things .................

Poor crochet canvas gone to the back again and some new stamps and stencil from

When I was trying to my embossing tools for the metal card I did I found
some old inks I used for Parchment craft and I got them out to see if
I could use them for anything else seems it's been about 7 years since doing parchment craft.
The houses ATC's should be going to new homes this week as I think the swap addresses
will be given out sometime soon.
On the floor which if they were a bit dryer I would have gave you a peek of
the woyww atc's I am in the middle of.
I am doing 10 so 9 for anyone who wants to swap and my partner swap on the day.

Right I shall be off.  Thanks a million for taking the time to see my creative messy desks lol.

Happy Art :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx