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Sunday, 13 April 2014

SOME CARDS FOR A CHANGE XXX

Morning guys well these are just rite stamps I fell in love with,so here they are colored with inks,then elements cut out and decoupaged hugs cheryl.

hope you are all well sending you all my love.




This card is colored with distress inks and H20'S

This also has been colored the same as one above.

have great day guys all my love Cheryl xx

Monday, 7 April 2014

MOUNTBOARD

Morning guys well its wet and cold here so great for crafting.

I found this piece of mount board so thought i would make a wall hanging with it.






Ingredients.
large piece mount board
gesso
modge podge
bees wax,
melting pot,
mica powders,
grunge paste which i used with my masks,
various sprays and paints,
embellishments,
main image graphic 45 dipped into bees wax.
finally chain to hang it with on my wall,

You may notice the letters are not perfect I wanted them like that so I  did not bother to separate them as love that look for altered art.
Oh I have stamped onto the canvas too as it adds to the background.

hugs cheryl xx

challenges
craft your passion no designer papers,
sugar creek hollow make your own background



Wednesday, 2 April 2014

NATURE

Morning guys hope you are all enjoying the sunshine.

Once again I  have been playing with a canvas paints and some beeswax.

So here it is;

I have used old postage stamps which I have covered in beeswax.






INGREDIENTS.

8 BY 8 CANVAS.
GESSO.
MODGE PODGE.
EMBELLISHMENTS.
WASHERS FROM HUBBIES TOOL BOX.
LETTERS.
PAINTS AND SPRAYS.
OLD STAMPS.
BITS OF CHAINS.
TEXTURE PASTE.
MASKS.

ONCE I HAVE THE COLOR I WANT I THEN SPRAYED SOME WATER LEFT IT TO DRY AS I WANTED THE DROPLETS.  THEN ADDED SOME BEESWAX,THEN MOVED IT AROUND WITH MY HEAT GUN.

Challenges
MMCS anything goes
papertake weekly anything goes
divas by design anything goes
imagination crafts anything goes


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

ANOTHER CANVAS AND A WALL HANGING XXX

Morning guys I am just home from the physio,and boy its cold and windy so just lit the fire in my craft room.
  Alfie fast asleep on my lap bless him he gets so stressed out when I have to go out,.

Here is my 8 by 8 canvas the only one I am pleased with lol.

This first picture shows the shine of the beeswax.




Ingredients various pink sprays used.
Gesso,
Modge Podge,
Beeswax,
Lots of charms,bits pieces.

And finally a wall hanging,that I made for a friend on FB, DORTHE.





For the wall hanging i used,crackle paint,then for the middle one I painted it with,twinkling H2,OS then added some charms and chipboard letters for her name.

Well that is it from me today,now off to,get some dreaded H done,rrrrrr then be in my craft room by my lovely wood burner crafting and keeping warm.

Take care guys hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Friday, 21 March 2014

I Keep seeing these Journals so I ....

HI guys hope you are all okay been sunny here but chilly, been over to lots of your blogs but lots wont let me coment so soory if it's one of yours. 

Well I keep seeing all those amazing journal type mixed media pages, but I have never done one, kept meaning too.

SO I cut up some magazines etc got pictures from craft artist and decided to make this large canvas, so here goes hope you like it. Hugs to you all cheryl.




I have used one large canvas, images magazines steampunk craft artist, then printed onto tissue paper.

Various masks clear texture paste,
Key charm and bike, wooden birds,
Various sprays.
Words printed also from craft artist and printed onto canvas.

Cheryl xxxx

Monday, 17 March 2014

A PRESENT FOR A FRIEND,AND SOMETHING FOR MY DAUGHTER

Hi guys,hope you are all enjoying the lovely sunshine,its just been,gorgeous,here.

My daughters best friend,sadly lost her dad a few weeks ago,and I made this canvas for her and her mum,its an,8 by 8 canvas.

I designed it first in craft artist.


I found the  words on,blogger under quotes,
charms from my stash,flowers made from cley,its  modge podge one. The,wooden,honeycomb I bought from that crafty place on FB,.  Then I just added together another word I had in my stash.

Paints,are pebeo and also twinkling H2O's.

This is another canvas I have just completed for my daughter,a picture I took on there wedding day,she wont look on here as she has not seen it yet.


Again I have used the honey comb,spellbinders,flowers blooms one,stencil and texture paste clear.swirls,pearls,butterflies,the rest I designed in craft artist then transferred it to the canvas.
Gesso's it all then used various paints on it,here wedding color was blue hence I used that color.
Tiny words also from my stash.

Hope she likes,it Katy loved her canvas hope Lisa will like hers
take care guys massive hugs to you all Cherylxxxxx

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

INSPIRED BY A WALK WITH THE DOGS

Hi guys,hope you are all well,the sun is out here much better than yesterday as it was freezing much better today.

Well I take my dogs,out every morning for there walk,and I always walk up to our church,and there is one,beautiful tree and I have tried to do this in my canvas,so see what you think. Its all done with cardboard,and texture paste.


Step one applying the cardboard,I did,sketch it first then followed the lines i had drawn.


Then I used some modge podge, to begin to mould it to the canvas.

The next step I covered it with,gesso.


Then I added some,fibres,onto the,base of the tree.

Then again I put some more gesso onto the canvas. Then found some,bits from my stash,to add to the base.



The next step was to cover it completely with Gesso,and then added some texture paste,to add more dimension.

The next stage was to start adding color to it,


Here is close up of one side of,the canvas now all finished.

Another,view of the canvas


And finally,the full view of the canvas.


I have added,some elements from my stash,paints,Ferro metal effect steel gold,and some croco crackling color to the edge,turquoise.

This is a large canvas,15,by 8 inches.
white Gesso.
modge podge.
croco turquoise croco colour.
ferro precious steel gold.
various sprays,glimmer mist,etc,
charms etc from my stash.
Finally,chipboard letters to spell,Nature.

Hope you like it,I tried to capture the tree,as its like a stub,they have cut of the top of the tree,and cut of most of the branches,
not to sure about this one but I know you will tell me what you think.

love Cheryl xxxx

Thursday, 6 March 2014

CANVAS TUTORIAL

Morning guys,well I have finished 100 order of service books for a funeral tomorrow,so I have had time to play,sorry no video yet just cant seem to get good picture.

 So I have done tutorial for you hope its okay.

Step one first I got the layout I wanted in my head and just went with it.  As you can see I took some corrugated cardboard and stuck onto the canvas using modge podge.
    Then I took some material and added that to create more texture,then at the bottom I took some netting from some oranges I bought when out shopping and added that. 
STEP 2

Next I added texture paste to the sides,using a palette knife to create more dimension and texture.  You can see the cardboard,better here too and the netting ect.  Then I added some, viles I had and some tiny beads,by just dropping them into the paste.

STEP 3
Now I am adding,the rest of the paste,and covering,the rest of the canvas with,Gesso and left overnight to dry.

STEP 4
Here I am adding the rest of my elements and just working out,how much more,texture I want, the picture is painted with a layer of,modge podge,

STEP 5
Here I am,now painting with gesso over the rest of the pieces I added,and I have also,added a stencil,on the bottom corner for more texture,and lots of tiny,beads too as this all addes to my layers. Notice,any bit of broken,embellishment works,well too.

STEP 6

Here you can see all the elemtents I added  nuts,bolts,and hinges from an old,lock,buttons,charms and were my picture is going to be I have added some flowers.  


STEP 7

Now here I am adding,my paints,I always start with the edges first then build up later if i need too,here i am using pebeo brown,paint.

FINAL PIECE.

This is a close up of one side of the canvas I added this large,bee or bug,not sure what it is,to the top of the canvas as I loved,it and thought it added something more.


This is close up of the other side of the canvas,were you can see the wheel I added,and more of the charms,the lady I added after I have finished,adding all my elements,I just swiped my brush along the edge of her to blend her into the canvas.

 Here is my final piece,I added some more flowers,butterfly's,and some feathers,then just added a few,blue flowers to finish.



Ingredients,used,
8 by 8 canvas.
modge podge,
gesso
texture paste.
cardboard.
material.
some netting from oranges,
charms,keys,viles,etc,plus bits of broken,ones too.
Beads, flowers,nuts bolts,hinges from hubby's,tool box,
the owl is,made from clay using a modge podge mould.

Paint,brown pebeo,
Pebeo Prisma fantasy chestnut 31.
Dylusions,vibrant turquoise.
And dylusions funky fushia.

So there you have it guys,hope this is okay for you should have taken more pictures,but I got so involved in,this i totally forgot hopefully I can get my,video sorted so,you can see me do it real time if that makes sense.

Anyway see you soon,now I have more spare time
,massive hugs to you all
Cheryl xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 27 February 2014

MORE PLAYING.

Hi guys been playing again with another canvas this one again is an 8 by 8 using Marianne die graphic 45 image painted with pebeo paint,added lots of embellishments,then picked some real leaves treated them with modge podge then left them overnight.
so here it is.

I am really busy at moment making cards for orders then I have a 100 funeral service books to make no pressure then so encase i am not about much you know why.

massive hugs to you all xx


Sunday, 23 February 2014

Another Canvas

Morning guys,well I have been playing again with an 8 by 8 canvas.
I started the video,and the battery went opps, so bear with me guys as I will be making another video today so bear with me.

So here is my latest canvas,I took some wire and made some bits to add to  the canvas you will see it on there,had to leave overnight for it to set but added great texture.

I added some paints,and some twinkling H2'0S to add some depth,then used some wax to highlight some of the embellishments.


So enough of me here it is.

I am going to enter this into,Brenda's give away which is HERE.
again using my favorite things wax,paint and embellishments,especially keys,etc.


Here you can see the wire, I made with the wax to highlight.


Here is the finished piece,with graphic 45 image.
take care guys hugs Cheryl xxx