Tuesday, 17 January 2017

PaperArtsy New Release Stamps !!

Hey there beautiful friends, I'm absolutely thrilled tonight to be sharing my new release products from PaperArtsy......

I've got 3 new sets of stamps.....

3 of my own design stencils...

 and even my own paint colours.....I know I couldn't believe it either....

I've just loved playing with the new releases and invited two very talented ladies to join me....

The very fabulous Sandra Botham and the amazing Clare Messenger, the ladies have done a fantastic job creating some beautiful art for me. Check out their blogs for more photos of their work...

Some of Sandra's amazing creations...

Some of Clare's fabulous makes....

The girls did a stunning job and really showcased the versatility of the new collections. I am thrilled with their makes and eternally grateful to them for giving me their time....mwah xxx

I decided to play with my new stencils...

Check out the Paperartsy blog tonight for more information and a list of stockists

Thanks for stopping by...

Bright and painty hugs

Monday, 5 December 2016

Wahoo !!! One Badass Workshops is back !!!

Good morning and welcome !!!

Oh my goodness my dear friends i am sooooo ridiculously excited to be here today sharing this fabulous news with you....

I am ecstatic to be able to tell you that for the 2nd year I will be 'teaching' in an amazing online course with some truly 'Badass' tutors which has been organised by the very talented Tiare Smith.

If you joined us last year you'll know we had a fabulous time and I'd love to see you there again and if you didn't...... Why not? Come and join us....it's simply amazing !!!

Check out this video link to see what in store on this fabulous journey...

Some examples of my colourful style are shown below just to give you a taste....

I loooooves my bright colours and I promise that my lesson will be full of the brightest and most vibrant colours i can find. Learn my techniques, colour choices, favourite materials and mediums and join me to create a fabulously colourful Art Journal Page.

'One Badass Art Journal is starting on the 6th February 2017, the course will consist of tutorials from 14 amazing artists including 'little old me' sent to you weekly and at the end of the course you will have learnt some great tips, tricks and techniques and have created one truly 'Badass Journal' !!!!

I am truly ecstatic to be teaching amongst the talented teachers that Tiare has brought to you on the course and hope that you will join us all on this mega 'Badass' adventure together.

For more information or to sign up please click on the link below and show me some love.......

*****REGISTRATION OPENS NOW so what are you waiting for.....
Yes please i want to create 'One Badass Art Journal' SIGN ME UP or TELL ME MORE plus if you use the limited code URBADASS at checkout you can get an early bird 15% the cost of the course so what are you waiting for ??? check it out and sign up today and ill see you there!!!

Friday, 28 October 2016

Spooky Spell Book !!

Hey there gorgeous people, it's lovely to be back with you today.

Today I'm posting on the 'A Vintage Journey' blog as guest designer for this months theme 'Something Spooky'

I decided It was an ideal opportunity to use up some hoarded goodies and use up an old 2014 diary turning it into an art journal....

So this is what I came up with, I used Prima's Art Basics Heavy Body Gel Medium to glue down lots of fabric and bits and pieces into my cover and then covered it all with yummy DecoArt paints and metallic lustres....

Stop by at the 'A Vintage Journey' blog  (link at the start of post) for a full photo tutorial

Bright and painty hugs

Sunday, 2 October 2016

New Workshops at Art From The Heart

Hey there beautiful people, it's been so long since I posted....life and a full time day job just keeps getting in the way !!!

Well no more !!!! I am now officially a part time worker 🤗🤗🤗

For the first time in my working life I'll have extra time to play.....wahoo !!!! I'm just a little excited about this...can you tell??

Well to kick off my new found freedom I have 6 new workshops released at Art from the Heart here in the UK....


Treasure Box

Fast and Fabulous Art Journalling

Twinchies, Inchies & Rinchies

Altered Christmas Decorations

Envelope Junk Journal

Check out the website www.afth.co.uk or click the link above for details and prices. 
Classes will be released online Monday for bookings. I'd love to see some of you there. 

Bright and painty hugs

Thursday, 14 July 2016

DecoArt 'Under the Sea' challenge

Hey there beautiful people and welcome to another DecoArt Challenge......

This time we have a fabulous under the sea theme !!

Come and join in the fun and enter the challenge to be in with a chance of winning a $100 giftcard to spend on the fabulous DecoArt products from the online store.

Click HERE to enter and upload your piece before the 12th August and the winner will be announced on the 19th August......Come on give it a go !!!!

I was inspired by the swirling under the sea plants and knew that that was the route i wanted to approach for my piece........

I used a 7x5 Canvas board for my substrate and covered with gesso leaving to dry and chose the following media line colours for my background....

Prussian Blue Hue
Cobalt Teal Hue
Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Turquoise Hue
Titanium White

Mixing the colours up on my canvas meant that i could create lots of different shades of blue for my background

Step 1
Using my fingers i started with the lightest colours towards the centre of my canvas board building up the layers and darkening the colours as i moved to the outside (i like to use my fingers to do this stem but it can be equally acheived with a paint brush id you prefer!!) I continued to build up the layers until i was happy with the result.

Step 2
Once the background was dry i heated up my hot glue gun and layed down the basic shapes of some under the sea plants (you could sketch this with a pencil first if you are worried about freehand!!)
I didnt worry if the hot glue wasnt completely smooth as it came out of the gun and has little lumps and bumps, i think this adds to the effect. I then added some little bubbles with the glue around the outside of my design.

Step 3
Using the following Media Line colours......

Green Gold
Phthalo Green Yellow

I then started to colour in my leaves using a touch of titanium white to highlight and using the darker phthalo green to create shadows.

I continued to build up these colours until i was happy with the result

Step 4
Next using my very favourite Metaillic Lustres in the gorgeous Gold Rush i began rubbed this over the top of my hot glue outlines. i just added some of the metallic lustre to my finger and started rubbing over the top of the lines until the desired opaqueness was acheived.

Step 5
Using the titanium white and the prussian blue hue paints i added a small amount of these to my fingers and dotted them around my canvas board

Step 6
Back to my fabulous Mettalic Lustres in Majestic Purple i rubbed this all around the outside of my canvas board with my finger and also added some to the leaves for cohesion.

Step 7
My final step was to add a pre cut chipboard quote to my piece and this was adhered with Matte Gel

I love my final piece and will definately be trying this technique again in the future, maybe ill create a whole garden next...mmmmm.....the possibilities are endless !!

Thanks for stopping by and i hope to see you all again soon

bright and painty hugs