Saturday, 26 March 2011

Inspired By Jennie B

Hi all, Please someone explain to me how I put a linky thing in!!
Because I was so inspired by Jennie B's (not a new Spice girl, but Jennie Boxall from The Artistic Stamper) Blog the other day, where she showed work from one of the workshops she had taught at, I wanted to show you how I intepretated it. Someone had blown Mr T's inks onto a white canvas and then drawn a flower as well to finish it off and it was stunning. Just wish I knew how to show you!
Eggnore the silly egg, it should be on the end of the post, but I don't know how to move it!!!!! I know, I know, I am a computer twit!!
Anyway I decided to try out what I had admired on Jennie's blog onto a pair of shoes!
"OMG thought my husband, she has flipped, I knew it would happen and now it has"!
I bought a pair of navy blue canvas shoes for £6 at Asda, put two coats of Claudine H's white acrylic paint (blank canvas) on as a base.

And then I painted and splattered with lots of her other lovely paint colours!

Don't look too closely, I managed to paint a bit of white inside by my over enthusiastic painting! I was going to paint a flower, but decided it was too busy for that.

Sprayed it with scotchguard, and Bob's your Auntie! Maybe i should have left them blue! But anyway I now have a funky pair of shoes, which my husband says will be good for painting in!
Well it makes a change from painting the lounge walls, which is almost finished by the way! Carpet arriving tomorrow. Hurray!
Thank you Jennie for the idea. All I need is to shink my feet by half a size, (I had to buy a size 4 as they didn't have a 4 and a half and the 5 fell off my feet) so my right foot is rather squished up and not very comfy, hopefully they might stretch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Facing my Demons

Now that could mean all sorts of things couldn't it! But it is not my fear of heights, nor is it my fear of of Mr Fox getting my girls(ducks), nor is it my fear that I may never be able to eat cheese again!

Anyway to explain:-

Each month a couple of mates and I meet to make cards (well more to put the world and the NHS to rights) and each month we take it in turns to set a challenge to bring along to the next meeting. It is my turn this time and at the last meeting I struggled to think of anything. My brain had gone walk about - in the outback! Then I thought "what do I hate (using craft wise) the most?" That way I could stretch my mind a bit!

Ahh I thought eventually! I hate the colour yellow! Now, as far as I am concerned, yellow is the colour of daffodils and custard and that is fine, (more than fine), but for me that is where the colour should stay! I know, I know, lots of you love yellow, but not me! So there lies my challenge, make a card using YELLOW and black only! I know for all you yellow lovers out there it would be easy, but not for me and many attempts later and half a bin full of yellow rubbish here are a few I came up with:-

This card My hubby who knows everything, tells me I have put the message the wrong way round, (the Structural Engineer in him), I am not going to tell him, but looking at it he is right, Ho hum! I like my little bee.

Lots of different stamps here but I think they go well together. Distressed ink and a smidge of glimmer mist give it a bit more life I thought. (used on the card above too)

The next two are a bit more conventional, using plain card and just stamping, I prefer the top two!

The last of my yellow cards, are you still awake?

And if you ever send me a card, please make it any colour other than YELLOW, but you could send me a bowl of custard if you like!