Friday, 30 August 2013

My Blackboard

Hello, once again I should be doing something else buy I am here instead - on hols tomorrow so I am taking a sneaky time out to show you the card I made last Sunday for the Paperartsy blog challenge.

Darcy made a stunning floral blackboard piece which I loved and I have made my version.

First I die cut the "black board" and painted with little black dress Fresco paint a couple of times. I use 1 flower die I got with my Monday Madness Mystery box and some leaf dies coloured them using Frescos and stamped with a script stamp, I decided they were a bit bright so covered with a light silver paint.

I have been wanting to do a background with the treasure gold, so I used by brickwork and ledger Stencil with grunge paste, and mixed 3 colours together, I left the middle as this was covered up.

At this stage I couldn't find my chalk so used more grunge paste the an alphabet stencil instead, and made some paper chalk.

Finished card!

I would like to enter into this weeks challenge at

I hope you like the project, please leave a nice comment.


Jules x

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Fish Tank

Well I should be cleaning as we are away next week and my niece is housing sitting but I am here....

I loved the Paperartsy blog this week, and decided to use Leandra technic of mixing paints to make metallic ones. I won the new fishy minis last week so had to use those and I was also inspired by the blog from Suzz Czosek where see took a block of wood and turned it into this fab project 

So here is my very quick attempt

I used a block of wood which has been in the bathroom for months now - no idea why - and made into into a fish tank.

I made a card base. Mixed my own brown paint as I don't have that fresco colour yet and painted a little cabinet. Making some cupboards and draws and using treasure gold to highlight.

I also punched circles into card for my on template to use with the grunge paste as again I don't own one of them yet either it worked well but can only be used once.

Using beach hut and a silver paint I made this lovely shimmy blue wash added a few "ferns" using my JOFY stamps. 

If I had more time I would have made a lid as well but I like the result.

I would like to entry this into this weeks blog challenge over at 

Now on with the cleaning Booooo!!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Dare to Dream

Morning, I have been inspired to create this card after watching Leandra at Paperartsy's new video. I have also mixed in Michelle Webb's white lines and I love the results with that. 
I have gone darker and mixed a real blend of Fresco paints as the background, then 

I used a piece of grey board and grudge paste through the harlequin mask and used a selection of small stamps to create the extra texture effect, over the top I used the blend of fresco paints again and silver embossing power, this was sanded back to reveal the pattern.

I stamped 2 Lynne Perrella stamps and coloured to match added a few embellishments and

Finished card 

I would like to enter the card into blog challenge for this week!

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Mannequin Tag

I have had a great Sunday which has involved not leaving the house, sorting craft things and of course making a few things.
Hope you like:) 

 I started with a large white tag and die cut some Tim Holtz Tattered Florals flowers. I then stuck these down and using my ledger mask covered with grudge paste, dried and painted white.

I used a craft work cards pre cut mannequin and covered in with a script stamp and coloured with inks.

I used a wash of orange, pink and red paint to cover the tag and then sanded back. I stamped out a key and covered in gold flake. Then added a greeting, metal embellishment and some ribbon.

Finished project!

I hope you like this and will leave a nice comment.