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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Masterboard Christmas


I have to do some Christmas cards with the masterboard. I love traditional colours so have gone with a red and green theme but in a modern way.

This is the finished card, it was dark when I took this photo for a chance!!!

I managed to get 4 cards from this A4 piece.

This last one is my favourite 

 Thanks for looking 

Jules xx

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Master Boards cards


Here's another Master board card which I made into a New Home card for a Friend 

I made the back ground and then added the extra stamping and a house etc. 

And here is the Christmas Masteboard card I did last year, love these think I may do them again. 

Jules xx



Over on the PA blog the last topic of the year is masterboards. See here!!

Love this one because is so easy and really effective plus you can turn the board into anything you want to. 

I started with the below colours and used a small brayer across an A4 sheet of what card

Using 3 different stencils with Archival inks this was the next pic

then I just carried on building the background with various stamps to get my finished sheet

I already knew I was going to use it to cover a matchbox for a share, its great to see the details after you cut it up, just need to go and finish this now....

I have loads left for another project I want to do as well.

Thanks for looks

Jules xx

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Filled with Wisdom

I wanted to create a face with age but no wrinkles lol

After seeing Leandra at Donny last week and getting the Dreamweaver crackle paste I had to try it out of this face. 

Using lots of layers and I mean lots of Frescos I painted the face and added a thin layer of crackle.

I choice the colour scheme so I could use my rusting powders, which even though I have had it for a few months this was the first outing.

Finished with my new Sara Naumann stamps 

I am quite happy with how this turned out, will be using the crackle paste on my faces again. 

Jules xx


The fortnightly challenge on the PA blog has been faces.

This was a simple sketch will I wanted to work with, lots of frescos paints and stamping in the background and on the dress.

Treasure gold die cut and embossed wings.

Jules xx

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Wearable Art - Brooch


This is my last project, I had 2 others I wanted to do for the PA challenge but ran out of time :(

So for the brooch I started with a die cut grey board circle and stamped Darcy's heart flower, cut out the hearts, painted them with frescos and stuck to the circle which I painted both sides in black. 

Next I used TG to cover and piece of card and again stamped the heart flowers using Stazon ink. I built up layers of clear embossing powder and stamped a script stamp and rubbed in black paint and cleaned off.

I used Golden gel to stick them together.

I had a cute little Prima charm which I wanted to hang from the flower. I used Darcy's little bird stamps and painted the background. Punched out a small circle which I later filled with pearl drops and glossy accents 

Before that though I threaded some beads onto wire and stuck under the main flower. 

Next I found a plastic star and stamped again with Stazon ink, covered in shimmer glaze and added a few pearl drops for the centre of the flower.

On the back I added the pin and covered in card and painted the whole back black.

I am really pleased with the finished piece. 



Wearable Art - baseball cap


I brought this plain white baseball cap on hols as they only had this one in the shop, but thought at some stage I could add some colour, it was perfect for the PA challenge 

I stamped the Flamingo stamp onto tissue paper as it would never stamp straight on, problem with this which I didn't discover until later is the matte medium dilutes the colour - live and learn!!!

I coloured in used frescos and then started on the brim.

The sewn lines helped with placing the colour, and I added some stamps and some pearl drops 

I finished with some ribbon.

 I can't say I am overly happy with the results, but I did learn about painting on to fabrics.



Wearable art - Ring


Whilst having a route through my broken jewellery I found and broken chunky ring so decided to give it a new top.

I stamped a small Darcy circle into paper clay and carefully cut out.

I left the to try out and found a button the right size to glue onto the ring, before I did this, I stamped using stanzon ink and then covered in shimmer glaze.

When the clay was dry I painted pink and used silver TG to highlight, then I took a black pen an traced some on the detail.

I finished with glossy accents and glued together.


Thanks for looking

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Wearable Art ~ Clay Necklace


Wearable Art, is something that has always fascinated me and there's some amazing people out there making it.

On the Paperartsy Blog the fortnightly challenge is Wearable Art, see here 

I have never really made any jewellery but inspired by the topic I thought I would give a necklace ago.

I found some jump rings, an old necklace and some cute charms to start with. 

I used paper clay for the main pendent and tried a few PA stamps in it but this one from Claire's range seemed to work best as it gave the best definition in the clay and I love faces!!

So how do you get things to hang??? I went with some eyelet pins and pushed them into the clay whilst wet and let it dry for about 14 hours. I found they still came out to ended up gluing them in. 

The I made some paper beads, another first, I did this from old book print and give them a shimmer glaze, I threaded them and some beads onto craft wire with a charm.

Next I painted the girl with Frescos and a very five brush. When that was dry I used glossy accents to seal and give some shine and when that was dry assembled the whole things.


Hard work for me as I wear long nails and this stuff is fiddly. 

I am quite pleased for a first go. 

Hoping to have time to do a second piece for the challenge as there's something I really want to do. 

Jules xx

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Pigment powders Banner


Paperartsy are looking at pigment powders over on the PA blog see here 

I don't actually own any of the Brusho or Blister products but I wanted to have a go with my minerals powders to see how the work.

Not bad also the colour isn't as rich and they leave bigger blobs of colour. I like the effect. 

I used my new JOFY alphabet stamps to create a tag. 

I will add to the challenge.

Jules xx 

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Circular girl

Quick last circle page.
On hols in the caravan so very limited supples.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Recycled Circles

For another page on the PA challenge, I decided to do some stamping with.... Loo rolls. They are a useful tool and a great way to recycle.

This was a quick fun and messy page.

I used assorted colours of acrylic paints.

Jules xx

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Twine Circles

Having a crafty bank hols and making another circle project.

This time its a 6x6cm box canvas.

First I used black paint and stencils for the background and a book paint using medium so I could pull in back off and leave some behind, then used 4 paints to wash over the top.

I love making the twine circles and have used them a lot when doing mixed media projects.

I painted under one of the circles and used a circle stencil with modelling paste and stuck down the twine. Used one of the PA script stamps, flicked black, white and red paint over the top.
Finished with buttons.

Around the edge I used one of the Ellen Vargo stamps on deli paper with black paint.

More fun.....dare I do another one.......

Jules x

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Circle Frenzy

I have gone into a circle frenzy with this double journal page for the PA Challenge.

I die cut circles from deli paper, fabric, hessian , tissue paper and card and painted in different colours, then for 1 of the fabric pieces I use Emma stencil with modelling paste.

For the deli papers I used all my circle PA stamps and then on the tissue paper some crafter's workshop stencils.

Lots of fun. 

Jules x