Monday, 5 December 2016

Bleaching Technique.....

Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
Ive not forgot you... its just such a busy time of year, 
and theres not enough hours in the day!
I will be back soon....

Here's a quickie post to let you know that Ive got a bleaching tutorial over at the lovely Paperartsy blog....hop  here to read how too....

Have yourselves a great week!
bye for now 


Sunday, 27 November 2016

Me and you...

Hello friends...
Hope you are all good!
It's getting to that really busy time of the year....
eekkk, so many things to sort, buy, organise
I always find December a bit of a challenge!
I'm not a big fan of christmas, don't get me wrong i love the day,
 but really don't like the build up to it....
I'm actually thinking I may hibernate for the whole of December!!

Anyway before I squirrel away.......I wanted to share this quick make with you
I created it with a left over tag
The tag was covered in old text paper, dried then I applied a coat of gesso through Tim holtz stencils, along with adding some off cuts of vintage lace....
When it had all dried I applied distress paint and distress crayons to get a nice wash of colour...
I then added some splashes of black soot.
The photo is from Photo booth (Idea-ology) framed with a wooden frame from my stash, I also added some paper flowers that also I coloured with distress crayons.
 To finish,  I layered the tag onto some parcel paper, then backed it onto a cabinet card (Idea-ology)
I then added some stitching and the words from chit chat (Idea-ology)

As always feel free to leave a comment, always great to hear from you....

December is a super busy not sure when I will get chance to blog...
don't worry, I'm sure I will pop back over the festive season to share a make or two!
Have a great week!

bye for now 


Friday, 25 November 2016

Art, Imagine,Create

Hello friends...

Hope you are all good!
Wow its been such a busy week...
Last weekend was my birthday, 
 (thanks for the good wishes!)
so I was very spoilt by my family and friends, 
I had a really lovely day, but now Im playing catch up in a big way!

Anyway, today I wanted to share this Andy Skinner inspired make....
I'm still working my way through my Deco-art/Hochanda shopping spree..
(thinking I may NEED some more supplies very soon!)

I created a triptych using three Tando tags backed onto some card
I coloured them with Deco-art media paints
 (yellow green light, cyan and Pyrrole red)
When dry I stencilled some Titan buff paint through Andy skinners stencils
The bolts are also from Tando ( Industrial elements) 
The stars are actually from a christmas decoration
I applied texture sand paste to the star, when it had dried 
I painted them using burnt umber and Quin gold to get a cool rusty look.
The circles are actually old curtain rings....

I really like the grungy look so this was right up my street!
Please feel free to leave a comment, I really appreciate each one!

Right my desk looks like a disaster zone...looks like I'm going to be busy!
(I may need help!)

Have a great weekend!


Saturday, 19 November 2016


Hello friends
Hope you are all good!
I wanted to share a piece Ive been working on over the last few days...
Its been one of those makes where I didn't know
where I was going with it....
but eventually after lots of mugs of tea, some pulling of hair I was happy with how it turned out
I created the background using a mix of gesso and texture paste through Tim Holtz stencils
I coloured the background with distress paints and crayons
I added some background strips by sewing them in,
I then added some ripped up cheese cloth, wire and old washers and bolts
The centre piece is a n Idea-ology pocket watch, painted and filled with a star from the Tim Holtz ephemera pack and more wire
To finish I added some of my own vintage keys, a vintage pocket watch key and some big chat words
I also used a couple of stamp set Tim Holtz, correspondence, Halftone and rings and Mixed Media 2 sets and stamped randomly with black archival ink.

As always feel free to leave a comment, I really do appreciate you popping by
Enjoy your weekend...

bye for now 


Tuesday, 15 November 2016


Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
A quick post to share with you this recent make,
(actually I'm procrastinating......
I have so much to do but you know how it goes...the jobs can wait!)

I recently created some grungy backgrounds for another project.... this was one of the off cuts, 
so instead of throwing it away I filed it under one of the very messy piles on my desk and knew it would come in handy!

I used gesso through some Tim holtz stencils, when dry I 
coloured with distress paints and distress crayons.
To add some extra details, I hand stitched into the card and used my trusty sewing machine
 to sew the edges to frame the card.
The photo is Idea-ology  (photo booth) framed with an Idea-ology Baroque frame, which was coloured with black soot distress paint and a gold sharpie pen.
I hand stitched the quote in place and stamped stars and numbers
from the Tim Holtz (correspondence stamp set)
To finish I added a large (Idea-ology) arrow and layered it onto card
As I said earlier, this was  an off-cut, 
which may of easily been thrown away....
maybe  you could create a save it pile and join me in the very messy desk brigade!

Right I really do need to get busy!
Feel free to leave a comment, always great to hear from you!
Have a great week


Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Great friends....

Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
A quickie post from me today, to share my latest make
Not one to embrace colour,
surprise surprise....Ive gone for a very grungy look
(I just couldn't help myself!)

The base is made from wood (from hobbycraft)
which was painted with gesso,
I then I added lots of layers of distress paints to it
(walnut stain, black soot)
I used an then used a Tim Holtz Idea-ology cabinet card,
applied a layer of gesso, texture paste and grit paste
through Tim Holtz Stencils 
(THS070, THS006 and THS005)

When it had dried I used distress crayons and more paints to enhance the stencil marks
The Baroque frame (Idea-ology) was painted with grit paste, when dry,
 I painted it in black soot distress paint.  To highlight areas I used a gold sharpie pen.
I then added the photograph ( from found relatives-occasions set)and stitched the outside of the
cabinet card.
To add some finishing touches I added some lace and stars (stars are from finnabair) I added some arrows and bolts from Idea-ology and mounted it all onto the wooden base
All products are available from Art from the Heart (link in side bar)
As always feel free to leave a comment, great to know your popped by....

Have a fabulous week!
bye for now 


Friday, 4 November 2016


Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
November is here and the temperature has certainly dropped, brrrr!

The leaves are just beautiful at the moment, 
I collected some beautiful leaves from our Acer tree in our garden....
and I wanted to incorporate them in some journal pages  
I used lots of layers of gesso, texture paste and grit paste
through a variety of Tim Holtz stencils
(THS 061,070,068)
I used distress paints ( wild honey, walnut stain) along with distress crayons to add layers of colours to match the leaves.
I also used some rust pastes by finnabair to colour the background, star and arrow.
I added some rusty wire to frame the photo, words and the star 
The text stamp is Tim holtz (Ledger script) 
I also used the Patchwork pieces set,I stamped using coffee archival ink.
Ive left some areas blank as I may journal some thoughts onto it later...
I hope you like.... feel free to leave a comment, i appreciate each and every one xx

Have a lovely weekend 

kaz x