Wednesday, 4 November 2015

A Triptych for PaperArtsy!

I'm so pleased to be featuring on the PaperArtsy blog tonight, showing off a triptych!
There are lots more pics over on the blog, but if you want a little peek....

Now here's a challenge... can you guess the theme of the triptych just by the pic of my whimsy girl above?!!
Please hop on over to the PA blog HERE to see if you're right!
Have a good week,
Trish xxx

Sunday, 1 November 2015

November Challenge: Our Creative Corner

It's time for another challenge over at Our Creative Corner! I'll hand you over to this months hostess with the mostest....... Lys!

November - Topsy Turvy! - Lys
We often try to do the 'right' way, use the suitable thing, organize our creations following definite lines or intentions… and sometimes it doesn’t go the way we wanted to. Sometimes it goes to the bin, sometimes we discover something new… and we love it!
On the right side or topsy turvy… Is there a right side in art?

So let’s play!:  whatever it is: upside down,  inverted, reversed or escaping from the right order…. Please show me one “topsy turvy” creation, and how it came to life in your hands!

This month, our sponsor is:

The Prize is a Decoart Media Sampler Kit and Andy will include a few of his stencils too!

colours may differ on the actual prize

My contribution took the theme rather literally....I sketched out a topsy turvy whimsy girl!

I'd love to see how you all interpret the theme, so why not join in with the challenge over on the OCC blog!
Have a great day,
Trish xxx

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Our Creative Corner October Challenge!

First of the month... so time for another challenge over at Our Creative Corner!

As it is an October challenge, the theme is a little spooky!

Forget cute cats and smiling pumpkins....

we want....

For this Halloween share with us some horror inspired
 creations that are sure to send shivers down our spines.

Bring out your most grotesque stamps and embellishments....
....or perhaps take on the challenge of finding a way to transform 
pretty stamps into something macabre.
Reach for the grungiest colours and textures....
Come over to the dark side of Halloween

Can you scare us?
The fabulous sponsor this month is Nicecrane Designs

 And the prize is a very generous $20 voucher to spend in store!

I now need to apologise to Laura for not really following her theme!
I just don't do macabre horror projects, but I have used a zombie... does he count?!

I created a painty background on an MDF plaque...

Then did a little stamping and splattering with UTEE crystals..

My zombie is a Dilly Beans digi stamp (#337 Martins Heart) I printed him off onto regular printer paper, then gave him a wash of clear gesso. This meant I could colour him with watersoluble pencils without any issues!

I typed some words with my vintage typewriter, then added them to the background. A little outlining and smudgy pencil to finish off!

So.... not really horror... but a cute zombie is always good!
Don't forget to hop on over to the OCC blog where I'm sure you'll see some REAL Halloween Horror from my talented teamies! 

Trish xxx

Saturday, 19 September 2015


When things get hectic...... take a couple of hours off, and get covered in paint and ink. DEFINITELY the way to de-stress, I find!
My messy play time this week led to the creation of an Art Doll (I know, go to your happy place when you just want to relax, eh?!). She became my DT piece for A Sprinkle Of Imagination this week.
Here is a little peek...

You can see all of her if you pop on over to the ASOI blog HERE!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Trish xxxx

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Scary cube!

I know I'm getting in a bit early... but I need to tell you all about the Halloween selection over at Calico Craft Parts so you have time to go look, buy stash amd then create your own!
FABULOUS range... check it out HERE!

My DT project today features a few pieces form the collection..... one of which is this word! Isn't that a wonderful font?!

You can see the full project in all it's glory over on the blog now!

Have a creative day!
Trish xxx

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Our Creative Corner : Autumn Challenge!

Our Creative Corner is back after the long summer challenge, with a brand new one to enter!

The challenge is all about Autumnal colours...

 Julia is our host, and this is what she has to say....
 "I love the colours of autumn! Those beautiful and dramatic reds, golds, yellows, browns, greens and all shades in between. Your challenge this month is to take some inspiration from the colours in the image provided and make an autumnal inspired project"

This month, the challenge is sponsored by Creative Embellishments

and the fabulous prize for our random prize winner is a $25 voucher to spend in their store..

So... what did I create?

This rustic wire figure...

Playing amongst stamped and glazed leaves....

So, why not pop on over to the OCC blog now.. and see all the wonderful art my teamies have created! (oh and then join in with the challenge, of course!) 

Trish xx

Monday, 31 August 2015


I am sharing a rather round project tonight over on the PaperArtsy blog..... all about circles!
I can share a little sneek peek... you'll need to pop on over HERE to see the whole thing!

Hope you have had a great Monday!
Trish xxx

Thursday, 27 August 2015


Hello, sadly neglected blog readers......

I seem to have been rather busy... so apologies for the lack of art shared here!

Today I am sharing a project over at the Calico Craft Parts blog... I just ADORE the printers trays used as shadow box frames... and the word? The word is from the Create Your own range... yep, you can ask them to make ANY WORD YOU WANT! Anything at all! in 5 different fonts and 5 different sizes! How cool is that! I chose 'dream' because I wasn't feeling that adventurous..... I have a list of weird and wonderful words all ready to order though!

Have a great day,
Trish xxx

Saturday, 8 August 2015

A Memorial Blog Hop for Lily

Today we are remembering Lily Chilvers a truly beautiful artist and soul taken from us too soon.
To honour Lily we are sharing projects we have made in her memory using the wonderful, whimsical and wacky art she shared with us all.

Blog Hop List

Leigh Snaith-Brunton
Laura Holland 

My project is this colourful panel...

I created layers of detail on the background using paint, stencilling, printing, splattering, stamping and a little bit of washi tape...

As it is quite a thick panel, I could create my favourire black and white striped edging..

The amazing octopode figure was printed off, then covered in clear gesso. As I like to colour with wet media, the clear grsso gives the paper a nice protective layer! I used acrylic inks and watercolour pencils to add the colour.

The quote I used feels very apt today.

Lily was such a fabulous, talented artist. She will be missed throughout the whole of the crafting community.

Trish xxx

Thursday, 30 July 2015


Are you into ATBs? Artist Trading Blocks? Creating with cubes, in other words
Calico Craft Parts has a selection of cube kits, just perfect for all that ATB art!
My DT piece this week just happens to be one of those ATBs...

Of course, that's just a sneeky peek.... to see the whole thing you'll need to pop on over HERE!
Feel free to leave me a comment :)

Have a fab day everyone,
Trish xxxx