Monday, 26 January 2015

Up, up and away!..

Hi everyone, this is one if the makes I made yeaterday for the Paperartsy challenge.

I was inspired by the great Trish Latimer; she made a gravity defiant house including stamps, copper wire and treasure gold (silver) on Saturdays post (24th). 
My mum LOVES the film 'up' so I thought I'd take what Trish did and make an 'up' themed house for her. I used copper wire (again!), treasure silver (nothing new!) and GP (again...nothing new there!).

I hope you like this...It would be great to read some of your comments saying what you think, I get lonely talking to myself!
Have a great arty day,
ArtymeB xxx.

...If you can't read what it says down in the right-hand corner of the model, it says expedition:).

Mini canvas...

Hey guys, another make for the contest! This one is a mini canvas using GP, treasure gold, and MORE copper wire.
Again inspired by Leandra from her first shiny challenge post. 
Hope you like it:).
Have a great arty day,
ArtymeB xxx.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Slow cooking...

Hey guys, my mum wanted me to cover a book she bought for when she writes her slow cooker recipes in it.

Over on the 'slow cooker saddos' page on Facebook some people have been askin if they could perchase one from me. 
With the customisations I will charge £6 including postage per book and you will have to tell me what colour you want the slow cooker and the bubble font. 
If you are interested in buying one, please  email me to discuss your requirements:

Have a great arty day,
ArtymeB xxx.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Tiny a nut shell (or trinket box!)

Hey guys, 
Here is another entry for the paperartsy challenge. I was so inspired by Leandras first post that I thought that would take full advantage of the creative juice and inspiring inspirational video also on the first post, and create until my idea tank has him rock bottom! I used paperartsy paints (nothing new!), treasure gold (love a bit o' treasure gold!), Lin brown stencil with grunge paste and whatever else shiny I could find! 
Hope you like it:), happy creating, ArtymeB xxx.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Haberdashers badge...

Hi guys, for the past two weeks Paper Artsy have been running a 'fragile papers' competition which ended last week. For the next three weeks the theme is 'shiny stuff'(just the word shiny makes me happy!:)). 
One of my (hopefully 2+) entry's is this...a haberdashers cotton spool badge:). Inspired by Leandra's post on Sunday 18th. 

The thing that got my inner magpie sense activated was when she said that we could use metal and treasure gold, (two of the many on the list, but these were my favourite!). Also, to kick start the shiny side of the arty juices, There is a video attached showing you LOADS of things you can do in the shiny category, I didn't know there were so many!

Hope you like it:).
Speak soon, but for now have a great arty day and I hope this has inspired you to route through you draws (pardon the pun!) and creat something shiny:).

ArtymeB xxx.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Here's another one!..

Here is another giant peg I made using the same techniques as last time but with different colours;). Hope you like it:). 
ArtymeB xxx:).

Too big for the washing line!..

Hey guys, sorry I haven't posted for a while but to make up for the arty time I haven't shared with you- I thought I'd blog a step-by-step 'guide' as it were to decorating a giant peg!

This is the end product...

I bought this from the Range for £1.99...

Step 1... Paint the entire peg with a Paper artsy paint (or another brand But it has to be opaque),  I used turquoise from the JOFY limited set 2.

Step 2... Stencil a leaf pattern on one face on the peg them outline part of the leaf with a darker shade of the same colour. Use an opaque paint so you can't see the undercoat of paint, I used Guacamole for the leaf and Hyde park for the outline. The stencil I used was a Paper artsy Lin Brown leaf and flower pattern combo stencil but you could use whichever one you want.

Step 3... ( sorry for the slanted photo!) use Archival ink and the bird stamp from Darcy set 10 and print on the upper quarter of the leafy side.

Step 4... Use snowflake paint and a circular pattern from Paper artsy Ellen Vargo set 06 and stamp on the lower quarter of the leafy side.

Step 5... Once the paint has full dried, cover the entire face on the leafy side with satin glaze. At first it will create a shiny effect but when it's dry it will become like a matte 'safety' covering and create a smooth texture.

Step 6... Again using Darcy set 10, coat the small script stamp with black Archival ink and stamp across the whole surface opposite to the leafy side. 

Step 7... Utilise the stencil used previously on the leafy side but this time using one of the floral stencils. On my peg I used orchid for the first full flower and dolly mix for the outline. For the second flower use Dolly mix for the full flower and orchid for the outline.
Then when both are dry paint them both with glaze, I used pearl (upper flower) and metallic glaze (lower flower).

Step 8... Print the singular circular stamp from Ellen Vargo 06 with snowflake in random places on the floral side.

Step 9... Again use Ellen Vargo stamp set 06 and print using one colour from the floral side. Stamp one both reverse sides.

Step 10... Print the 'nature never goes out of style' stamp from Ellen Vargo 10 with black Archival ink onto white card and cut out. Place randomly along the right side of the peg and stick down with cosmic shimmer glue.

Final stage... As an added visual point, print the 'soldiering circles' from Ellen Vargo 06 with the same paint as you did for the small circles on the front. Stamp the 'soldiering circles' on the bare wood of the peg.

Please feel free to leave comments, I love to hear what you have been creating and what you think of my posts. 
Hoped you liked my latest make and will post more makes soon, until then... I hope you have a very arty day:). 
ArtymeB xxx.