Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mixed Media Cards...

I needed to make some cards my stash is getting low.  If anyone needs a card they come and dig through my draw to see what they can find, often there is something there that they like.  My draw is getting quite low in stock though, so thought I would do a few Mixed Media cards to add to it.  
I added some distress ink to my craft mat and sprayed with water. Then I got a file folder that I had added some Tim Holtz washi tape and did the slap and drag method to get some colour on it. Then I cut them to card size so I got 4 cards out of one side of a file folder. I then added some stenciling with distress ink and the mini chicken wire Crafters Workshop stencil. Stamped my favourite stamp at the moment the doodled triangle. Grabbed some Gesso on my finger and rubbed over the top. Then added DecoArt Sea Breeze Americana paint with my finger to blend it.  This Butterfly stamp from Tim Holtz is one of my favourites. 





So added some embossing with Black and the blue is Faded Jeans embossing powder by Ranger. I used the great quote stamp from Stampin'up, it's from the stamp set called Butterfly prints. 

Well it was great to do some cards need to make a few more yet but this is a start. I have the other half of the file folder done with some distress colour so will do some more cards with that. 

I am entering this in the challenge at
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Use a Crafters Workshop stencil.

Have a great day.
Sandy :)

Day 24 #90daysofblogging

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Socks...

I was browsing Pinterest when I found this Sock Pattern and thought that would be perfect for using up some of my scrap wool.. Probably thinking this as my feet were cold. So I grabbed a set of 4 knitting needles and yup I knitted a sock. 
Never thought I would post a picture of my foot but think it kind of needed to be in the sock. So you could see how it stretches to fit. It was very snuggly and warm. 





Gee they are quick to knit its a fabulous pattern. Thinking I might just as the lady said on the pattern, get some home spun wool to knit. That would be really soft and comfy. Think this will not be my last pair of knitted socks that I do.. These could be quite addictive, kind of like the scarfs I like knitting. 

I like the stripe of burgundy and it is a good way to use up more scraps of wool. Although it looks quite red in the photo. 
At least one foot is cosy.. Should have the other foot warm by tomorrow.. I am making good progress now that I am getting the hang of using 4 needles again. So that is what I am creating at the moment and having a bit of fun with a new challenge. 

So day 20 of the #90daysofblogging. If you would like to pop over and see what the others joining in on this challenge are up to today.. 

Here are the links...
Tamiko McCurry
Donna Lueders
Sandee Setliff
Sharon Estes



Have a great day 
Sandy :)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Circles...

Well thought I would make some pretty file folders for me to use. As why not have them pretty to hold my papers in.. So now I have a lovely bright file folder all in my favourite colours with lots of circles. Yep think I have an addiction to these colours and doing circles. I am also really liking that little triangle stamp. Wonder how long I have had that and now it is on everything. 


First I collaged with some random left over papers that were on my desk. When it was finished I sewed all around it then one end as I wanted to have it so that I can keep it on my desk and not have everything fall out. Of course when I went to sew it my thread kept breaking.. Think I threaded my machine about 6 times till I figured out what the problem was.. The bobbin thread was running out and it wasn't getting the tension. So just swapped it out to white because I thought it was the thread.. So its black and white thread hey it all adds to it in the end.. 
I used the DecoArt Americana Acrylics in
Purple Pizzaz
Vivid Violet
Wisteria
Sea Breeze
and of course Black and Snow for splashes with the fan brush. 
I used a few different stencils today spots, triangles and the Andy Skinner Code Breaker with Black.

So day 19 of the #90daysofblogging accomplished. If you would like to pop over and see what the others joining in on this challenge are up to today.. 

Here are the links...
Tamiko McCurry
Donna Lueders
Sandee Setliff
Sharon Estes
Yvonne Armatage Gebauer 

Have a great day
Sandy :) 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Random art...

I just thought I would have a bit of a play with some stuff I have had sitting around unfinished. Thought I would add a few more layers and see where it went after that. I used collage, stamps and some DecoArt Americana Acrylics. These are on big Index cards so bit of a warm up for Index Card A Day that starts on June 1st. Have not heard of Index Card a day? Get all the details about it at the Daisy Yellow blog. Tammy runs it and we get a prompt every day. All you use is index cards and any Art supplies you have. You can do anything you like on the index cards, you don't even have to follow the prompts. The point is to do ART every day from June 1st to July 31. Awesome fun to do.. I did every day last year and it was a eyeopener for me. It was the first time I realised that you know what.. I can draw!! Yep I was always one of the people who thought I couldn't. Since then I sketch something just about every day.. Crazy characters are my favourites to do. Oh and Zendangles of course. 
So come along and join in the fun because that is all it is just pure fun. 
Hope to see you there. 

So day 18 of the #90daysofblogging accomplished. If you would like to pop over and see what the others joining in on this challenge are up to today.. 
Here are the links...
Tamiko McCurry
Donna Lueders
Sandee Setliff
Sharon Estes
Yvonne Armatage Gebauer 

Have a great day
Sandy :) 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Love the art...


Today I watched Tracy from Mixed Media Monday.. Tracy was having awful trouble with the Ustream today.. After the stream, we found out her teenage son was downloading a movie and that is why Ustream kept cutting out. Oh dear, bet there was a few words said.. I really liked the little bit I did see. It was enough to get me all inspired to do some pod type flowers. Tracy's ended up being more Dr Seuss like. 

I am not sure what mine are. I just had fun with colours and trying to blend them. I used all DecoArt Media line paints today, a  few of them too.. Background was Cobalt Turquoise Hue around the edge. Then I mixed Cobalt Teal Hue with Titan Buff to get the lighter blue. For the flower pod thingies. I used Primary Magenta and Quinacridone Violet and blended them together. Need to practice my blending more. Made some circles at the edges just because I can.. Paint pen for the stems with spots done with the signo white pen. Put highlights here and there with more of the white pen and around the border to blend it in. Went around the flowers with the Stabilo black pencil and then with a waterbrush. With the background to give it more interest, I used the Andy Skinner stencil Whirlpool with my round blending tool and Distress ink in Peacock feathers. France Papillon's design cube yep little spot side used today.. 
I realised flicking through my Moleskine Art Journal so far, that I had not written in this Art journal yet. I have been using print outs from my computer for the quotes. So thought it was time I did write in it today. 

So day 16 of the #90daysofblogging accomplished. If you would like to pop over and see what the others joining in on this challenge are up to today.. 
Here are the links...
Tamiko McCurry
Donna Lueders
Sandee Setliff
Sharon Estes
Yvonne Armatage Gebauer 

Have a great day
Sandy :) 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Dangles...

Realised today that I have not posted any of the dangles that I have been doing so thought you might like to see one.. This is done with the Sakura Glaze pens.. I find these so relaxing to do.. There is a few different ones on here.. I am always on the lookout for a new dangle to add.. Like those ones that look like little weights.


I love the way these pens make it sparkle.. 
So that's it for me today. A short and sparkly blog post.

So day 16 of the #90daysofblogging accomplished. If you would like to pop over and see what the others joining in on this challenge are up to today.. 
Here are the links...
Tamiko McCurry
Donna Lueders
Sandee Setliff
Sharon Estes
Yvonne Armatage Gebauer 

Have a great day
Sandy :) 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sketching...


Sometimes I just grab my sketchbook and draw.. Today I was looking at the characters on my computer. I have them on the background screen. I have always thought they were rather cute. So today I grabbed my pen and sketchbook and as it randomly changed I drew a few characters. So this is a mix of all the different ones that rolled by. Yes bugs need boots too. I like the person at the bottom they have a cape on. Kind of like they are there saying.. Just moving through you cant see me among all this weirdness. 

So day 15 of the #90daysofblogging accomplished. If you would like to pop over and see what the others joining in on this challenge are up to today.. 
Here are the links...
Tamiko McCurry
Donna Lueders
Sandee Setliff
Sharon Estes
Yvonne Armatage Gebauer 

Have a great day
Sandy :)