Saturday, 10 February 2018

The Sketchy Challenges #136 Team A Anything Goes

Hi crafty bloggers

There is a new challenge at The Sketchy Challenges

The Sketchy Challenges
with lots of inspiration from Team A and our theme for this fortnight is
our wonderful sponsor of the prize is

please visit the blog for all the details <3

I have made some Valentine cards . I had bought an item from CuddlyBunny crafts on ebay and got a free magazine with inspiration and their was a tutorial in there it had differenti tems but was great to use the ideas !! I have used design papers  and matted them onto papermill linen card.
I then added some calico squares and then used a dot stamp with oxide ink over the wooden hearts. I have stamped on the design paper for the sentiment and affed some seam binding and bling to finish .

I have used a circle puch on the inside and placed a tag in there using a die 
from The trinket Parlour

I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's day and thank you for stopping by my blog 
sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0)

Monday, 5 February 2018

Mixed Media Makes January

Hi Crafty Bloggers

I hope you are well and it's perfect weather here for crafting with all the snow and rain we have had in January . I have finished the Petite Vue class by Toni Burt online with the last 3  more sketches. Needing to practise perspective more but am inproving which each one !!

 Here is another I tried myself using a photo of a vintage door for reference .
 Cant wait to try out some more gorgeous buildings.

Another class I thourghly enjoyed from Toni burt is Loose Ladies.
 I have learned to practise /sketch them first before adding any paint lol !!!
 Really enjoying drawing again as I loved to when I was very young ;0)

Here are my first practise sketches on watercolour paper following the classes

Here all the loose ladies on canvas !
A different texture to paint on which was fun was harder to be loose
 but each layer dried quicker than the paper .

I have tried an couple of awseome youtube videos with Marta from Maremi Small Art 
First two quick cards with her abstract circle technique quick and fun to do  !


This decorated notebook with Marta's awesome old door technique
so enjoyed making this loved the end result !

Lastly I was inspired by a tutorial from Tiffany Solario on Youtube to make this canvas !!

I hope you are inspired to get crafty 
Thank you for stopping by
Sending Crafty hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0)

Saturday, 13 January 2018

The Sketchy Challenges #134 Team A Theme Use Your Crafty New Stash

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

The Sketchy Challenges

The Sketchy Girls are back for the first challenge of 2018 !!
The theme is " Use your crafty new stash "
and our wonderful sponsor is

All the details and fantasic inspiration from  team A is all over at the blog so please check it out <3

I have made my hubby a Valentine's card with new design papers from Maja design from a present from my wonderful crafty friend from Swedish House Crafts

I have used lots of dies from the Trinket parlour firsty I used the hearts die in different sizes for the base and layers . I then used a stencil with guesso for a mixed media feel to it . I used the love die on the heart at the top which is tucked in the inside of the card . The envelope die I have added a little metal fastening and plan to put in a gift card . The squares left from the heart die I used to make the denim pocket and placed a tiny scrap of material inside for the handkerchief and I used a white gel pen for the faux stitching . I have added a button and a metal ring from a bottle cap . 

Here is a picture inside showing all the tucked dies and matting

Here is the card opened out just adore these papers !!

We hope you will join us this fortnight and show us your  crafty new stash !!

Thank you for stopping by my wee blog and I hope your having a great start to 2018 !!

Sending Crafty Hugz 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Mixed Media Nov /Dec Makes

Hi Crafty Bloggers

My mixed media journey continues and mainly in watercolour .

I saw a youtube video with K Werner and it was really quick and easy to make these Christmas cards .with low tack tape to mask a tree with wet on wet technique for the colours
 and a pen to finish with doodles .
It was so nice to craft with my daughter who made these

and these too love how whimsical they look ;0)

Here is an example of one I made using gold watercolour and a Magnolia text stamp .

These were so much fun to make and were made from a tutorial from Maremi SmallArt on youtube  ,
I have used lots of scraps of lace and some new lace from the Trinket Parlour/Lace Attic on facebook The beads I bought from ebay and the chipboard star was a gift which I covered in glitter from Nuvo and also nuvo drops around the tree.

I made this one too tall so put is sideways and added a tag from 
The Trinket parlous adore the pearl clusters from there as well !!

And another in the same style had so much fun making these 

Here is another quick hand drawn and watercolored card again inspiration from K Werner
  loved doodling when dry with gel pens .

I loved this cheeky snowman and the tutorial came from
 Maria Raczynska using watercolours again from youtube

I was inspired to make a small canvas inspired by Tiffany Solario on youtube using string and lots of gorgeous resin pieces and metal embellishments from The Trinket Parlour . I added prima cabachons and I painted then all with white gesso and used sprays to colour and then used white guesso with a dry brush to highlight .

I have seen advertised lots of colourful artwork here in Scotland featuring our Highland cattle so thought I would get my pastels out and have a go at freehand drawing the cow and then using graphite and pastels to colour , Thre background was inspired by Toni Burt from her classes .

My current lessons from Toni burt are sketchung buildings and adding watercolor the lessons teach us to be loose with our paunts and pens

This is my second attempt and I am enjoying trying this out think it may become addictive aand the possibilities with practise will be endless 

Just need more time to finish the class !!

I would like to wish everyone of you crafty peeps
 a Magical Christmas and an Awesome 2018 !! See you then ;0)
Thank you for popping by my wee blog 
Sending Chritsmas Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0)

Saturday, 16 December 2017

The Sketchy Challenges #133 Teams A & B Theme Christmas

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

I am here today to share my last card for The Sketchy Design Team for 2017 !!! 
We have a wonderful challenge for you with Team A & B inspiration...
 for all the details of how to enter please visit the blog !! 

The Sketchy ChallengesOur Theme is CHRISTMAS and you have until the 12th January 2018 to enter <3

We have two wonderful sponsors 

I have made a mixed media card with lots of awesome goodies from the Trinket parlour and inspiration from Marta on Youtube ,
I have used natural card as my base and used Kaisercraft design papers for the sentiment and layers with a heart doily in between , I have embossed the chipboard lightly with white powder . The frame is used with an image from the papers and I have finished the decoration of the sleigh with this beautiful applique flower,  pearls and some bling diamantes .


I have made another similar with mint tuille and some scrap papers 
with another applique flower embossed chipboard and dome embellishment
with lace tucked under the tear in the paper .

I hope you are inspired to join us please check out all my teamies super creations on the blog too !!

Thank you for stopping by
Sending Crafty hugs
Kirsty-Anne ;0)

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The Sketchy Challenges #131 Team A Inspirational Photoboard

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

We have a super new challenge at 
The Sketchy Challenges 
Team A have an Inspirational Photoboard for you 

You can take inspiration from the colours or pictures and we have such a generous prize from

To see all the talented designers inspiration and for all the details please pop on over to the blog <3

I have made a mixed media Christmas card 

I have used dessign papers first and then added some lace on  top . Then I used texture paste with stencils for the next layer . The next is some beaded gems . A vintage postcard on top then a rosette made using a Tim Holtz die topped with pearl  bling, The top is a chipboard snowflake  coloured with gold embossing powder topped with a Magnolia vintage stamp and some berries surrounding the sentiment . Last but not least some white splashes . 

Thank you for stopping by my blog 
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Mixed Media Makes September / October

Hi Crafty Bloggers 

It had been a crazy couple of months have not had enough crafty time :0( !!!
I had thourghly enjoyed trying out Toni Burt's OF THE OTHERWORLD CLASS online where I have used pastels for the first time ;0)

The classes are so much fun might have to do it again !!!
 I  am learning about sketching, decoupage using brush markers and lots of fun arty products 

I hope you like them and I hope I have more time to get crafty in November lol
Thank you for visiting
Sending Crafty Hugs 
Kirsty-Anne ;0) xx