Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Owl always love you...

Hi there
Today's as good a day as any to be thinking about how we show those we love that our lives are made better for having them around, whether it be partners, family or friends.

Here's a card I've made using a digital hearts die cut, Heartfelt Creations die cut owls and alcohol inks on yupo.



Materials used:
Yupo synthetic paper
Ranger alcohol ink: purple twilight, turquoise
Silhouette digital die cut
Heartfelt Creations die: sugar hollow bungalow
Promarkers: cool grey 2
white gel pen


Monday, 6 February 2017

February brings the rain...

Not sure where the days are going but it's February already. The verse for this month on The Craft Barn poem challenge is:

February brings the rain, 
Thaws the frozen lake again.


I have started everyone off with a mini canvas but Mickie has added a couple of twists to be included. I'm VERY glad she didn't ask me to do the twists as well! Take a look at the blog for details of how to enter and everyone's take on the poem. I'm looking forward to seeing how those twists turn out!

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

London Town

A new theme on The Craft Barn blog is buildings and I get to kick off the week with a card using the Carabelle Studio London stamp and Gelatos.


Do take a look at the blog for full details and don't forget to check out what the other DT members have done later in the week.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Build-a-scene cards

I've been having fun recently with different projects that involve building up a scene. It's a very versatile way of making cards for different occasions and easy to change the colours to make a project for a man, woman, baby, celebration, sympathy...you get the idea!

The Craft Barn this week is showcasing projects using Card-io products, who have a great range of stamps specifically for building into frames and scenes.


If you'd like to see the full details of how I did this pop over to The Craft Barn blog and do check out the other projects the design team have put together for inspiration.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Bokeh

Bokeh is the word of the day! If you're none the wiser Wikipedia describes it as: 

In photography, bokeh (originally /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay — also sometimes pronounced as /ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə, Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light

You can see how to imitate this effect in mixed media at The Craft Barn this week starting with my project today.
 


For full project details check out The Craft Barn blog.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all!
I've started my year with a day dedicated to crafting, fingers crossed I can continue to carve out time for it as the months go on.

The new twelve month challenge has been announced at The Craft Barn and I am delighted to reveal that I will be creating the examples for the poem challenge.  Each month the challenge will focus on a verse from Sara Coleridge's poem, The Months.

January brings the snow,
Makes our feet and fingers glow.

For full details of how to enter the challenge and how to recreate this canvas pop over to The Craft Barn blog. You have until midnight on the 22nd January.  Happy crafting! xxx

Saturday, 31 December 2016

A year in review

...and so to the last day of the year.  For the last blog post of 2016 I've put all of The Craft Barn dictionary challenge entries together. 

2016 has been a pretty good year for me but I'm always looking forward and excited to try new things. The first few months of 2017 are going to be busy, but fun. 

I wish you all a very Happy New Year and wish that 2017 brings you many blessings. xxx