Friday, 15 January 2016

Workshops In Essex

Hi everyone,

I have some great news ... I'm going to be teaching and demoing at some fabulous shops in Essex over the next few months.

Saturday 12 March - Birds In The Barn
(Marks Tey, Essex - 01206 211099)

Mixed Media Card Making : 10am-12.30pm
Cost : £20

Free Demonstrations : 1.30pm-4pm

Saturday 2 April - The Forget Me Not Kraft Kabin
(Rochford, Essex - 01702 547833)

Art Journaling : 10am-3.30pm
Cost : TBC

Saturday 14 May - That's Crafty
(Harold Wood, Essex - 01708 344146)

Art Journaling : 10am-4pm
Cost : £35

As you know, I love bright colours ... and I have lots of ideas to share with you ... so each class will be a bit different.

We will of course be using the fabulous PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints ... plus my brand new stamp sets that are being launched at the CHSI Trade Show in February! We'll play with stamps, stencils & masks, mark making, textures, lots of layers and more...

I'd love to see you there ... so why not contact the shops above and book your place!

Monday, 11 January 2016

Because She Chooses To See The World In Bright Bold Colours

Hi everyone,

I spent a lovely day yesterday with Emma Humphreys and we played in our art journals. A couple of the pages I can't share just yet (new stamps alert!), but this one I can ...

I really wanted to use this quote (it's a Donna Downey stencil), and the brown splodges were already on my pages (a mop up from another page when I was playing with Bistres),

I stuck some music book text down and then added a few more splodges with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Limelight and Beach Hut paints.  I then stenciled the quote and stamped the circles from my PaperArtsy stamp set EEG15 using a Jet Black Archival Ink pad.

I coloured in the circles with the same paint colours, plus Eggplant (they're all translucents - so you can still see the stamping through them - yay!). To finish I stamped a PaperArtsy Mini text stamp in the big circles, added some scribbles (randomly and around the circles) with a HB pencil, some dots with the Eggplant paint (using the wrong end of a paintbrush), and some details with an Extra Fine White Sharpie Pen.  Done.  It was such a quick page to do - think it only took me 20 minutes!