Wow the last two weeks have been totally manic I had to go to Manchester to work for a few days followed by the Heartfelt Retreat in Warwick back for a day and off to Euro Disney for a few days with my 3 year old grandson (where it rained continually) back from there totally knackered and straight out to see Miss Saigon with a real good friend Jan.
Here's a photo of my gorgeous little munchkin Mason at Disneyland.
I made this box for Jan for her travel photos. Inspired by Penny's use of metal embellishments and paints I made this without a piece of designer paper or copic in sight.
I stuck a whole mixture of things on the box which I then covered in gesso, added Paperartsy Grunge paste and crackle paste using various stamps and masks.
I then painted it with Very Berry, Rose, Smoked Paprika, Blood Orange and Claret Fresco Acrylic paints by Paperartsy. I then used black gold and white acrylic paints which I dry brushed over the top. Added Treasure gold in areas.
Some close ups of the details.
I then sprayed red glimmer mist over the whole thing, followed by a pearl and gold mist.
The insert is a postcard embossing folder I think maybe spellbinders but not too sure.
The bird and elephant I picked up at Camden Market along with other metalic bits.
The cogs and corner embellishments are from Make It Crafty
The faces I made with air dry clay.
Letters are Tim Holtz die cuts with gold Treasure Gold
and made this easel card using papers from the Once Upon a Time pad.
I just joined the Kit and Clowder site and am starting the colouring classes, I coloured Lady Jane after watching the videos on skin and hair (bit naughty cos I havent done the practise sections yet) but am pleased with the results and have used colours I wouldnt normally have tried. So looking forward to doing the lessons properly!
The horse and cart is a Tattered Lace die which I painted with gold and silver eco paints.