Friday, July 28, 2017

Move Over Monet...

Hi folks...I'm back to share my little adventure into the world of watercolour with the fabulous whimsical Artsy Fruits stamp set from Simon Says Stamp One Of A Kind release. I created a series of postcards which will be perfect for sending a note of thanks or support to friends. But before we go any further...let me make it quite clear that watercolouring and me are not a match made in heaven but they don't look too bad if you pop on your rose tinted spectacles or failing that...half close your eyes.




Let's face it...my efforts at a Monet style fruity still life are never in the month of Sundays going to set the art world alight but just like my foray into the world of golf earlier in the week...it's all about giving it a go and you'll never know whether you're rubbish at it or not until you do. I'll be back tomorrow to share some cards I made with the Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit and then I'll be donning my spooky witch's hat because this arrived in the cubbyhole yesterday...jammed pack full of gorgeous Idea-ology goodies from Santa Tim and Mario...let the spooky and Jingle Bells Christmas fun begin.
Enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


Thursday, July 27, 2017

If Life Gives You Lemons...

Hi Everyone...I had a little play last week with the Artsy Fruits stamp set from Simon Says "One Of A Kind" release to make an Art Journal page with a "If Life Gives You Lemons...Make Lemonade" theme...a lots of artistic licence and use your imagination page...
I applied a wash of Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink over the pages, dried, spritzed with water and then flicked the ink left on my craft mat over the pages using a small paintbrush...
I stamped the rind from the watermelon, the orange centre with Fossilized Amber, the stalk with Vintage Photo and leaves with Peeled Paint to create some (artistic licence) lemons...
and used Tim Holtz Block Lower and Type Lower foam stamps with Distress Paints to create the wording...

I stamped the Lemon outline with Black Archival and the centres with Fossilized Amber and used the Mini Layering Stencil with Twisted Citron to add some interest to the gaps between the fruits...
I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and the Detailer Brush to add shading on the lemons and Vintage Photo to create a shadow underneath.
I outlined the words with a Black Fine Liner Pen, added splatters of Black Soot Distress Paint and Idea-ology Label Letters to complete the sentiment
I'll be back tomorrow to share some fruity watercolours...in the meantime have fun whatever you're doing.
Hugs Kath xxx



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Swapping Hats...

Hi folks...I've closed up the cubbyhole...hung up my crafty hat and swapped it for the "have fun with the grandkiddos" variety. The weather hasn't exactly been great for outdoor activities but with our waterproof gear packed in the boot just in case...we took a little road trip yesterday to a nearby golf driving range...
and hang on to your galluses...this cool Grandma who has never ever swung a club before...actually managed to hit the ball ONCE although it didn't travel very far...
 unlike the experts who made it look so easy...

100 balls dispensed hither and thither later...
we retired to the clubhouse for a snack lunch
a pastime that's definitely more my cup of tea...
and according to Oliver...the bestest crispy chips ever...
and after a fun day we arrived home to find the postie had delivered my Simon Says Stamp DT and Card Kit Happy Mail parcels...
But no time to play...a visit to a Trampoline Centre is on the cards...crikey fingers crossed they have a restriction on senior citizens joining in...I've seen the day but now I fear it's night...my days of being airborne without the assistance of a jet engine are long gone.
Hugs Kath xxx

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