A mixed media piece

A mixed media piece

Friday, 23 March 2018

Andy Skinner Stamp files.

Hi everyone, I have a new post over on the Andy Skinners blog for his Design Team.

Here is a few photo's for you to check out.

If you like what you see pop over to the Blog to check it out.

Wow I thought i was at work then and actually signed of kind regards lol!
Cheers Dee x

Click on the link to get taken across to the blog.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Crackle over on the Tando Blog

Hi everyone I hope you are all well, we start the week over on Tando with crackle.
Why not pop over ti the Tando blog and check my post out.

Just click on the badge below.
Cheers Dee x

Monday, 12 March 2018

Hi everyone Dee here with my latest post over on the Tando creative blog have a peek at how I made the book below with Tando mini books and Deco art and #Stampendous embossing powders.
Above is the inside cover and first page.

This is the front cover of the book. why not pop over to the Tando blog by clicking on the Tando logo below. 

Cheers Dee X

Friday, 23 February 2018

Andy Skinner Something a Bit Differant

Hi everyone Dee here with Andy's new stamps they are fabulous I am loving playing with them.
I have done something a bit different with them.

So go check it out over on Andy's blog. 

That's it for today thank you for taking the time to stop by
Cheers Dee X

Thursday, 22 February 2018


Hi everyone! Dee here with my rust post for this weeks challenge. Those of you who know my work will know this is one of my favourite effects to recreate. This time though I used Pentart rust effect powder and regents and I must say I am pretty happy with the results. I also made my home made tissue paper with Stamparama stamps and used that on tag 2 and 3.


Tag 1
Firstly I painted the tag with Relic chalk paint next I used iron paste mixed with a few art stones at the base of a size 7 tag that had been cut and gouged with a craft knife. Next I used the iron powder over this and followed with the reagents liquids.

 I used a small amount of mica fragments to enhance the rust. Once developed I then used weather wood over the top part of the tag, once dry I then followed with Everlasting chalk paint and waited for it to crack. Using a small heart out of Tando's new heart collection I put dimensional paste on it then painted it and blinged it up with Treasure gold. Finally Hannah Oxberry's rusty wire wound in a circle around the heart.

Tag 2
The same as tag 1 but a sprinkling of sand glitter in the wet paint and a compass and another design of my handmade tissue paper.

Tag 3
Covered entirely with hand made tissue paper adhered to the tag with Matt medium if you look closely you can see flashed of gold and splashes of Raw Umber and Prussian Blue Hue.

I hope you all enjoyed my post thank you for taking the time to look through please feel free to leave a comment. A list of all the products used are below.

Tando Creative :- Hearts Mega Pack small distressed heart, Andy Skinners Tagtastic tag used as a template, Tags size 7,8,9.
Deco Art:-  Chalk finish paints Relic, and EverlastingWeather woodmatt medium, Raw umber and prussian blue hue fluid acrylics.
Stampendous:- Mica fragments bronze.
Hannah Oxberry:- Rusty wire 
From my stash:- Handmade tissue paper (can use shop bought i just like using my own).  Pentart iron paste and rusting kit. Treasure gold.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Valentines over at Tando creative.

Hi everyone I hope you are all well it feels like a while since I was here although its only a couple of weeks . I have a heart for you today as it is Valentines day so would be rude not to. 

  • Take a large heart from Tando and distressed it up a bit with my craft knife.
  • Using a stencil brush dab Gesso onto it until happy with the texture of it. 
  • Make a grove in with an artist pick from the top to half way down
  • Watery washes of Cobalt Teal dry in between coats.
  • Prussian blue hue was used around the edges taking a baby wipe to blend in.
  • Quinacridone gold was then used in the same way. 
  • Take a Versa fine ink pad and dab onto the areas you want to emboss.
  • Sprinkle ageing gold embossing powder over the heart.
  • Heat set.

  • Add gems and embellishments.
  • Tripple emboss a stamp and cut out to go under neath the heart when you mount it.

Thank you for taking the time to read through my post it would be lovely to hear what you think so  why not leave a comment so I know who visited.
Well thats it from me below is a list of all the products used.

Tando Heart:- large heart
Dco Art:- Media line Gesso, fluid acrylic paint Prussian blue hue, Cobalt Teal, Quinacridone Gold,
Stampendous:- Aged gold embossing powder.
From my stash:- Key rusted bolt and base plate, gems & alphabet stickers.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Anything goes Over at Tando

Hi everyone I have my latest post over on the Tando blog
why not pop over and see what I made with the new 
Andy Skinner Stamps from #Stampendous. 

Cheers Dee x

Click on logo to get to the blog.

Friday, 12 January 2018

New Goodies from Andy Skinner

Hi everyone I have a new post over on the Andy Skinner creative team blog using one of Andy's new kits from Tando Creative.

Also I am honoured to be part of the Andy Skinner Creative Team 2018 click here to be taken to the how to for todays post.
Thank you for visiting please feel free to let me know what you think  Cheers Dee X

Monday, 8 January 2018

Over on the Tando Creative blog Today

Hi folks Happy New Year!
I have a coat over on the Tando creative blog for you to get back into the 
swing of things after the Christmas break.

  Cheers Dee x

Friday, 22 December 2017

Trio of Tags using Boozy Bear and Deco Art

Hi everyone I hope you are well I have my piece using the lovely shapes that we 
were given from Boozy Bear I hope you enjoy reading how I did it as much 
as I did making the tags.
 This is a photo of the shapes that were sent to me and the other members of the DT 
we were all asked to make a piece and look at all the different results.
I also used a couple of other Boozy bear pieces that I had in my stash,
they were the picture frame and i cut up a couple of the pieces 
to fit in with what i was trying to achieve.
 So above I cut the hands off with the flourishes as you will see further on.
I started with the wings i put black modelling paste through a stencil 
then used a texture comb and ran it up and down the
 wings so it gave them ridges.
I triple embossed the piece that I had cut the hands off with chunky embossing powders from Stampendous.
 While still hot I pushed a cog stamp from stampendous
into the hot powder. Once cool I used Deco Art patina 
antiquing cream and left to dry. 
 I prepared all three tags by using the following process.
Deco Arts Media black modelling paste was put through 
a verity of stencils. Different stencils were used on
each tag.
 Once the modelling paste was dry I used black gesso followed by black 
media fluid Acrylic as it gives a different surface to the gesso.
This was followed by white then patina antiquing cream.
I embossed the clock and sprinkled some teal over to give it a patina effect. 
 Below you can see I cut the small clock off a bigger piece and 
gold embossed it.
 Tag 1 was collated together and finished off with building wax
and coloured gauze.
 Same for tag 2 I added a glass embellishment to the base of the tag.
Also the same for tag 3 I used the embossed clock and the photo frame
from Boozy bear the frame was painted with Deco art crackle paint and 
coloured with washes of fluid acrylic.
I hope you have all enjoyed my post and will be desperate to try these 
amazing chipboard shapes as they are so versatile and you can
 customise them if you so wish.
Cheers Dee x

Friday, 1 December 2017

My Final post for SASPC

Hi Everyone I hope you are all well and that your christmas preparations are well underway.I am sad to say that this will be my last blog post for SASPC I will be publishing a how to in December 
for their sponsor boozy bear, I hope you enjoy this piece.
I decided to do 2 journal pages for my last post and have used Pentart rust formula along with a couple of other mediums.
I started with Deco art media modelling paste in white which I put through a DaliART Stencils - Clock Face - 7x7".
I randomly applied some Deco art crackle paste in area's as well to add texture I put it aside to dry.
 Deco art chalk paint in Lace was used to paint over the entire page once dry I applied a coat of pentart silk paint dark brown over the page and wiped back with a dry tissue.
with station and used a wash of sienna and Prussian blue hue.
Antiquing cream in patina was used over the crackle paste and over areas of the clock face.
I knocked this back till I was happy with it.
I used the same stamp to stamp into air dry clay which when dry i painted with Raw umber and prussian blue hue. Once dried I highlighted with finnabairs wax's.
I used clay pieces from a mould I have and painted and guided with finnabairs wax's.
 NEW Stamperia Natural Rubber Stamp crackle was stamped in areas across the page.
Other embellishments were used to across both pages the rust effect at the bottom of both pages was created using pentart rusting powders.
A close up of the project showing the second clay piece using a Tim Holtz stamp.
Coloured using the same technique as the other one.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of this team and will try to pop back and take part in the monthly challenge when I can. I hope you have all enjoyed my projects over the last two years.
I will still be here on my blog creating steam punk pieces for you all to enjoy.
You have all been awesome 
Cheers Dee X