Saturday, 20 September 2014

Butterfly Doll

Hello!
Today I have a tutorial over on the A Sprinkle Of Imagination creative team blog, showing you how I created this Butterfly Doll..
I hope you'll pop on over HERE and let me know what you think!
Trish xxxxx

Friday, 12 September 2014

Craft Stamper Blog Challenge: Tissue Stamping!

Hello!
The current challenge over on the Craft Stamper blog is all about stamping on tissue.....which is something I'm very fond of!
My contribution to the DT samples is this little lady...
(oh no...I can hear you groaning now...not another Art Doll!)
I promise to share other kinds of projects soon!!!
Back to little miss magic moment....!
The stamping on tissue part of my doll is actually recycled from another project! A while back, I created these:
I went through the whole stamping on tissue technique in a step by step tutorial HERE, if you want to see!
For my 'new' Art Doll, I simply removed the green face from it's stripy stalk, and made a body to go with it!
I sketched out a dress and leg shape from chipboard, cut it out and then painted it..
The dress shape was smeared with white, green and pink paint, then stamped with dots, stars and a grid pattern. The legs were masked off whilst all that was going on, once I finished I painted in the stripes and gave her some pink sparkly shoes...
The head was connected to the body with a teeny bit of bamboo skewer (painted pink!)
The arms of my doll double up as a hanger...simply a thick bit of wire, bent in a curve above her head, ballerina style!
A pair of dotty wings complete the look...
I hope you like her, and more importantly, I hope you get out the tissue and play along with the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge!
All the details can be found HERE....along with rather a lot of eye candy from the DT!
See you soon!
Trish xxxxx





Sunday, 7 September 2014

Art Dolls on a Sunday....

Hello!
Art Dolls? Again? Why not........!!!
A bit of a different shape than 'usual' though (although not sure you would call any of my Art Dolls 'usual' !!)
This is my DT project for A Sprinkle Of Imagination this week, there are lots more pictures and a full 'how to' over on the creative team blog right now!
See you soon!
Trish xxxx

Sunday, 31 August 2014

'To Dream Of A Fairy' : An Art Doll

Hello!
Art Dolls again! Yep, not going to apologise, I'm getting a bit obsessed with them at the moment!
This one is my DT project this week for A Sprinkle Of Imagination....
Please take a little look at some more pics and the 'how to' over on the creative team blog HERE if you get a minute?!
Have a relaxing Sunday everyone!
Trish xxx

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

'To Be Happy' : A Shrine Tutorial

Hello!
This week over on the A Sprinkle Of Imagination creative team blog I have another tutorial to share! This time, I'll show you how to make a shrine with a nice deep niche from a few scrap bits of chipboard.
A little peek...
That's the niche...want to see the top and the stand?! Please hop on over to the blog HERE to see the lot, with loads of step by step pics to show you just how easy it is to make!
Trish xxxx


Monday, 25 August 2014

'Love Potion Laboratory' : A hinged canvas book!

Hello!
I've gone all dark and vintage today for my DT project for Calico Crafts!
A created a hinged book from mini canvases, and used the niches of the canvases to house a little laboratory...
The whole thing is now live over on the Calico Crafts blog HERE.... why not hop on over and see what I did with the other niche!
Have a great week!
Trish xxxxx

Friday, 22 August 2014

Monochrome Flower canvas

Hello!
My DT project for WOW embossing powder this month is monochrome...something I always struggle with! When you're used to designing in colour, black and white is really difficult! However, using embossing powder is always an easy thing to do, so I created a triple embossed, spotty dotty flower and put it on a canvas...
The whole post is now live over on the WOW blog HERE...
 More pics, and a few hints and tips on triple embossing and how to get that dotty look!
Have a lovely Friday!
Trish xxxxx


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Speedy Paint Backgrounds: A Tutorial

Hello!
My turn again on the A Sprinkle Of Imagination creative team blog today, and yep, you guessed it, another tutorial!!
This one is for a painty background technique...creating super quick and super colourful backgrounds that you can then embellish to your hearts content!
A little peek of the finished piece...
Loads, (seriously, LOADS!) more pictures over on the ASOI blog here !
Have a great day,
Trish xxx

Friday, 15 August 2014

Drips and Dribbles: An Inky tutorial!

Hello!
Summer Tutorial number two is now live over on the A Sprinkle Of Imagination Creative team blog!
This time, I'm showing you how to create a nice drippy and dribbly background using inks.... I'll show you a little teaser..
I hope you'll pop on over and let me know what you think!
Have a creative day!
Trish xxxx

Monday, 11 August 2014

A mysterious altered matchbox!

Hello!
My DT project for Calico Crafts this week is an altered matchbox...
What's in the box? You'll need to hop on over to the Calico Crafts Blog to find out!!!!
Have a great week everyone!
Trish xxxx