Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Mexico moods!

 We have a fabulous summer challenge for you over at Our Creative Corner!

The theme is.....

Mexico Moods

We want you to grab any inspiration you like from these wonderfully exotic photographs...

Go for colours, shapes, textures, objects or style.
There is certainly plenty of inspiration to choose from here in this selection of glorious, vivid, colourful photographs.

Join us in the summer holiday mood....!!!

We have some FABULOUS prizes on offer! TWO prizes for TWO randomly drawn winners!

 There is a $20 voucher for anything Stampington over on!

Stampington are also offering a $2 voucher for EVERYONE who enters the challenge (1 per person) how great is that!

We also have the fabulous Tando as a sponsor...

Tando are offering a wonderful surprise selection or products to the winner!

My take on the mood board?
This little hanging panel! 

Have a great day!
Trish xxxxx

Monday, 22 June 2015

Here Comes The Sun

It's a Summer theme this month over at the WOW! Embossing Powder blog!
My contribution is this page:

Lots more pictures over on the blog HERE right now!

Have a fabulous day,
Trish xxx

Friday, 19 June 2015

Hidden Objects: Wish!

So happy to be back guesting on the PaperArtsy blog tonight!
The theme is 'Hidden Objects'... and I'm going to be mean and make you hop on over to the PA blog HERE to find out exactly what I did to embrace the theme!
Not totally mean though, here is a pic to be going on with..

(I know.... nothing about that says 'Hidden Object' does it? he he he... you'll need to go look!)
Have a great weekend everyone!
Trish xxxx

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Be A Dreamer Today

Calico Craft Parts are rather fabulous.. you need to take a little trip over there and see what's in store, so much to get the imagination firing!
My DT project today uses rather a lot of them... and if you're into this style of crafting, then these embellishments work wonderfully!

The whole thing is now live over on the Calico Craft parts blog..... HERE!

Have a great day!
Trish xxx

Saturday, 13 June 2015


Yep, been drawing again.... an open eyed whimsy girl for a change rather than the 'eek I'm too scared to do an eye' closed eye person!
This is my DT piece for A Sprinkle Of Imagination today, and is now live over on the blog HERE...

Have a lovely weekend!
Trish xxx

Monday, 1 June 2015

What Makes You Smile?

So, what makes you smile? That's the theme for the June challenge over at Our Creative Corner!
Jan is our host, and this is what she has to say:

 What makes you smile 

Close your eyes for a few minutes, relax and think about something that makes you smile..............
It could be a special person, a favourite place, a quote, an incident, the list is endless!
Your June challenge is to create something that will make us smile, it could be a scrapbook or journal page, a canvas, a tag, whatever your imagination dictates.

Our sponsor this month is Tando Creative!

Tando Creative are offering a selection of products for the winner of this months challenge, a prize well worth winning!
What makes me smile?
Creating painty backgrounds and drawing quirky figures!

I thought I would share just how my figure came into being. First, she was sketched out onto watercolour paper, and cut out. Yes, poor girl looks weird as she has no hair yet!

Sketch out the shape of the dress onto text paper...

Cut it out...

Make sure it fits!

Do the same for the wings..

Glue the text in place...

I then painted the dress...

And then added stamping for extra detail...

Her face was then painted..

And the whole  thing stuck to the background..

Now the hair can be sketched in...

and painted...

I added extra details to the hair with a fine liner pen..

My background is a typical 'Trish' painty, stencilly and stamped affair..

I added a heart and some words...

 As a finishing touch I edged the whole figure, with a smudgy black pencil.
I hope you like her!

Don't forget, the 'What Makes You Smile' challenge can be found over on the Our Creative Corner blog now!

Love Trish xxx

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Red Shoes

I've gone back into a 'draw people' phase! I'm practising sketching bodies in lots of different positions (sounds weird...they're all fully clothed, promise!) , today I want to share a dancing girl I have created for my DT turn over at A Sprinkle Of Imagination.....

Yep, you'll have to pop on over to see the whole thing! :)

She is now live over on the ASOI blog HERE
Have a lovely day!
Trish xxxxx

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Calico Craft Parts are back!

I'm so happy to share my first DT post for the new Calico Craft Parts blog today!
If you were a fan of Calico Crafts, you'll need to bookmark the new blog... all the 'old' DT are back, sharing new makes with the fabulous Calico Craft Parts!
My first creation uses some mini butterflies...
The whole thing is now live over on the new blog! Find it HERE....
Have a great day everyone!
Trish xxxx

Friday, 1 May 2015

Our Creative Corner: May Challenge time!

It's the first of the month, so that means it's a new challenge over at Our Creative Corner
Shari is our host this month....

April Showers bring May Flowers 
...Or so the proverb goes.  Spring comes late in my neck of the world, in the mountains of Northern Idaho.  In the month of May (with Summer just weeks away), our Spring flowers are still, usually, under a thin blanket of snow, until those Spring rains wash it all away. 
This month, the challenge is to create something, a mixed-media project, a journal page, a scrapbook page, a card or tag...Anything, that reflects the Spring rains and/or Spring flowers in your part of the world.   
Now, I'm not going to nit-pic your choices of Spring flowers, as the growing season here where I live is short and our Spring flowers don't last very long before the blooms of Summer start budding.  So, if you throw in flowers of Summer into your creation, that's OK, too.  
Our wonderful sponsor this month is:

Ryn is offering a lucky winner an unmounted sheet of one of her most popular designs (Water Effects 1) and three of her stencils. This is a prize worth $50!
So, what have I created?
Well, I have a confession to make....I'm a bit rubbish when it comes to complicated themes, or really any theme which requires a lot of deep thought lol! Create instinctively without too much thought, that's how I roll :)
So.... I read the theme and just latched onto two things, showers and flowers! A girl with a brolly and a big flower kind of evolved from that...

I created a canvas, with some stencilled texture in the background. (Bit too big for raindrops really, but that was kind of the idea!)
The canvas was painted with blues and a touch of turquoise. As its a box canvas, there are lovely deep edges to decorate too...

The lady (Art Journey) was stamped, cut out then glued down. As always, if you are including a figure in your work it's always a plan to have something for them to stand on, so they don't look like they are suspended in mid air!
My flower is made from stamped petals, glued together than glazed for a glossy look. The stamps are from the wonderful Carabelle Studios, and were stamped onto rainbow painted cardstock before I cut them out and stuck them down...

I hope you will pop on over to Our Creative Corner today to have a look at the other projects created by the DT, and then why not have a go and enter! We would love to see your art!
See you soon,
love Trish xxx

Friday, 24 April 2015

'Happy Clare' : For PaperArtsy

I am thrilled to be a guest designer over on the PaperArtsy blog again tonight!
The theme this time is 'niches', and I have created an art doll (oh really?!!), with a niche holding her heart!
She is called 'Happy Clare', after the designer of that wonderful face, Clare Lloyd!
There are step by step pictures over on the blog now, so have a look to see how she was made!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Trish xxxx