Monday, 28 September 2015

Hocus Pocus . . .

It`s almost witching hour . . . 
Tick Tock . . . Tick Tock . . . 
 Witches . . . Goblins . . . and Ghosts oh my!
 Halloween in our house has always been a hive of activity . . .
scary masks 
painted faces
Trick or Treating
 sweeties and toffee apples.
 The boys are all grown up now, but still you can feel the magic in the air . . .
dark star filled skies, full moons, crisp air, seasons changing!
With that in mind I wanted to create a 
Whimsical witchy
DecoArt Media Line Products
mdf board.
Here`s a quick You Tube Video showing you how it came about.

Thank you so much for looking
Happy crafting
Till next time
Big Hugs 
List of Paints and Mediums ~
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics:
Titanium White
Titan Buff
Raw Umber
Burnt Sienna
Quinacridone Red
Cobalt Turquoise Hue
Carbon Black
Prussian Blue Hue
Green Gold
Quinacridone Magenta
Naphtol Red Light
DecoArt Media Misters :
Yellow Green
Shimmer White
 DecoArt Media Matte Medium
DecoArt Media Liquid Glass
DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze
DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream - 
 Patina Green 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Mixed Media on wood with DecoArt Media Line . . .

So happy to be back and be able to share a peek at  my first project as part of the
I spent a few happy carefree hours doodling, getting messy with paint and mediums to bring a memory from my childhood to life.
You can find the full project along with a tutorial over on the

 Thank you so much for stopping by
Till next time
Big hugs

Monday, 7 September 2015

Excited . . .

Excited to be able to share some happy news tonight!
I will be teaching again at 
21st/22nd November 2015
 River Tees Water sports Centre.
Thank you Sue Tucker!
Starting on the Saturday with ~
 " Believe in the Impossible "
Let me take you on an adventure creating your very own Hot Air Balloon to travel high in the sky where everything seems possible!
 We`re going to use old book pages, crackle paint and micro beads to add texture, get messy with paints and then add some detail, doodle doo`s and text with a pen to finish.
I really hope you can join me on this adventure, we are going to have so much fun along the way.

and on the Sunday ~
Please will you pop on your apron and come join me in creating your own 
" Baker of Dreams "
 She is the one that lies within us, never letting us give up on our dreams, hopes, wishes . . . always whispering in our ear, making us strive to make our dreams come true.
Lets bring to life your silent dreams onto MDF board, getting creative with Gesso to create her windswept dress, swirly hair, finishing with a batch of iced cakes and some doodle doo`s telling your story your way!
You can find all the information over on the
Art Workshops 
Facebook page
and any other up coming Workshops.
Big hugs

Thursday, 20 August 2015

You Live, You Learn . . . Keeper of Life

 Finally a little time to doodle and paint with
DecoArt Media Line
Please meet
" The Keeper Of Life "
It all started with a doodle . . . 
. . . straggly hair with eyes that saw everything . . .
 . . . at this point I set her aside, waiting to find out who she is!
Then I got carried away and did this . . . eeeek . . . nope she wasn`t having any of it and I wish I had taken pics of the rest of the process . . .BUT . . . yes I got carried away . . . I am truly sorry!
 I did use Old Book pages, pretty scraps of paper, Matte Medium, Gesso with lots of . . .
DecoArt Fluid Acrylics, Misters and my trusty doodle doo pen!
Adding a beautiful quote I found online over at Pinterest, scribbling it over her dress and the odd word added to the background.
Here`s the quote
{ Author Unknown }
You Fall, You rise,
you make mistakes, you live you learn.
Your Human, not perfect.
You`ve been hurt but your Alive.
Think of what a precious privilige it is to be alive -
to breathe, to think, to enjoy and to
choose the things you love.
Sometimes there is sadness in our journey,
but there is always lots of beauty.
We must keep putting one foot in front of the other even when we hurt,
for we will never know just what is waiting for us just around the bend.
 Thank you so much for stopping by
Till next time
Big hugs
Paints and Mediums ~
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White,
Titan Buff, Burnt Sienna,Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Primary Magenta, Pyrrole Red, Green Gold, Quinacridone Violet, Primary Yellow.
DecoArt Crafters Acrylic Cool Blue
DecoArt Media Shimmer Mist - White
DecoArt Media Mist - Primary Magenta
DecoArt Media Matte Medium, Gesso White

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Happy News . . . DecoArt Media Design Team

It`s been a while since I posted on here, life happened as it does and it was time to take a break.
I am now ready and raring to go on a new adventure and
 what better way to get started  than sharing happy news!
Beyond excited to share that I have been invited to join the design team for
DecoArt Mixed Media Design Team
{ Still recovering from Andy Skinner phoning ME at home, lol }
 . . . still pinching myself at just how lucky I am, doing something I love and getting happy paint splattered hands ... bliss.
I can`t wait to share some of the ideas that I have rolling and rushing around in my head just waiting to be turned into doodle doodle doooo`s  adding texture and paint along the way.
 I sure hope you will join me my new adventure!
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See you soon.
Big hugs