Monday, 21 July 2014


This month's Mixed Media Challenge is to use items found round the house.
This is my entry

The house hold items used were: pattern from a rubber glove, a bottle brush to create border, a sieve for more texture and a funnel to make the sun's outline.
I used Dylusions: Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise, Lemon Zest and White Linen to colour the card.
Then acrylic paints using the house items. Sunflower SparkleTwinkling H2O for the sun. Stencils: Imaginations Crafts (Wisteria stencil), Crafter's Workshop (Water Lilies)(Imagination Crafts) and Sweet Poppy Stencils (from The Craft Station) for the Peacock. Turquoise Sparkle medium from Imaginations Crafts on the Peacock.

Monday, 7 July 2014


A mixed media canvas using digital elements from my Sweet Pea Summer digikit.

You will need:
A box canvas ( I used  12 x 9 ins.)
Computer paper, matt and glossy
Tissue paper
Spray temporary adhesive ( Crafter's Companion)
Matt medium
Stencil (Imagination Crafts)
Smooth texture paste or B&Q Flexible Filler
Acrylic paints...lilac and pearl lilac
Purple Sparkle medium (Imagination Crafts)
Pearl beading
Embellishments: I used, chipboard and wooden shapes (painted), skeleton leaf (painted), Dress It Up buttons with backs removed (painted), Sequin flowers, lacy bits, Stampendous Texture Flakes and Glass Glitter, flat-backed pearls.

1. I printed one of the papers from the kit on to paper and also on to tissue paper. Spray the paper with the adhesive and carefully lay the tissue paper over it. Print and then peel away the tissue. I also printed on of the toppers from the kit on to glossy photo paper.

2. Paint some of the canvas with the lilac paint and leave to dry.
3.Using the matt medium as an adhesive stick torn pieces of the patterned paper and tissue randomly on to   the canvas. Go over on to the side of the canvas as well. Leave to dry.

4. Colour the texture paste with pearl lilac paint and press through the stencil. You can add more paint or glaze with other colours if you wish.

5. Use the stencil and the Sparkle Medium to pattern elsewhere on the canvas. Leave to dry.

6. Glue the topper on to the canvas and glue the pearl beading as illustrated.

7. Glue the embellishments to the canvas. The Stampendous flakes and glitter can be fixed using the matt medium.
8. Give the canvas a coat of matt medium to seal.