Friday, 29 March 2013

Last sneaky peek

Good morning, peeps!

I thought I'd just pop in and show you a final sneaky peek before Sheena's shows tomorrow.  There is a correction to the timings from my previous posts, the shows are at 11.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. and, as well as the lovely canvasses from my fellow teamies and the lovely lady herself, you might just catch a glimpse of this:

These iris are so easy to paint with the help of the stamp images.  The scrolls at the top right were produced by layering the Pebeo Acrylic Gel medium on to one of the stamps from the Flying Colours Stamp Set.  When it's dry, you can simply peel it away from the stamp and layer it on  to your canvas.  I just rubbed some of the lovely Gilding Wax over the result to show the relief.

The frame is from the usual place but unfortunately the glass didn't make it intact on the journey to wor Sheena so I hope that the canvas itself wasn't damaged in the fray!

I hope you enjoy the shows tomorrow, you can be certain that I'll be watching along to keep you company!


Thursday, 28 March 2013

A little bit Oriental

Good afternoon, peeps!  I hope you're all having a good day - things are getting better here and the snow is going away slowly so maybe Spring will come soon!

I have some more samples to show you that I've made for Sheena's shows on Saturday at 11.00 a.m. and 3.00 and 7.00p.m. (unless Create and Craft TV change their minds that is!!).  These three pictures are intended to be hung together:

As you can see, they were all produced with Sheena's fabulous Magnolia Blossom Stamp Set, which also has a wonderful corner design as a part of the set as well as smaller flowers and I really find it a very versatile set.  All the canvasses were painted with the wonderful Pebeo Acrylics that Sheena will be introducing to you on the shows.  They are 10 cms square and are mounted on those lovely £1.50 mirrors from that well known Swedish department store - such a brilliant bargain!  The charms are from my stash.

Whilst I'm showing you canvasses that are meant to be hung together, here is another project I created for the same shows where you don't have any choice but to hang them together because I firmly glued them that way!!

These are painted using four of the other stamps from the A little bit Floral series - all equally wonderful and large enough to use in wall art.

Thank you for looking today and I do hope you'll tune in to Sheena's shows or record them if you're going out - there are sure to be many useful tips from wor Sheena to help you!


Wednesday, 27 March 2013

On the canvas

Good morning, peeps!  Have you got snow today?  It's been snowing quite hard here in Yorkshire but at least it hasn't settled on the areas of ground that have already been cleared after the last lot - it's just sitting on top of the snow that's still lying around!

Anyhoo, let's move on to what's been going on inside Whitehouse Towers lately and I've been busy with me brush adding images to canvas to create wall art!  That's going to be the subject that wor Sheena will be covering in her shows this coming Saturday 30 March at 11.00 a.m., 3.00 and 7.00 p.m. - quite a marathon for the lovely lady!

Now, many of you might be saying to yourselves, 'Oooo, I couldn't paint pictures to hang on the wall' but let me tell you, peeps that with the lovely Sheena's help, her stamps and the new acrylics from Pebeo - you definitely can!

Here's one of my attempts:

This one uses the 'Floral Corners' stamp set, with a little help from 'Flying Colours' and 'Silhouette Grasses'.  The butterflies were stamped on to acetate with black Stazon and then painted from the back and the swirl from the Silhouette Grasses set was stamped straight over the blue acrylic paint with Olive Archival Ink.  Add a trellis cut from a Spellbinders die and finish it with the lovely gold wax that you'll see on the programme and you're done - all that remains is to mount it over one of those £1.50 mirrors from that well-known Swedish department store and it's ready to hang on the wall!.....simples!!

My lovely teamies Tracy and Fiona have been much more adventurous than I have with this mixed media game, to say nothing of the Lovely Lady herself so why not go and pay them a visit to see what they've been up to?

I'll see you again tomorrow with another sneaky peek but thanks for looking at this one.