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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Acrylic Painting

Good morning to you all

Just a quick post as wanted to put this on my blog quickly before bed

I've had some acrylic paints for a while now and was quite dubious about using them. 
Tonight I needed a distraction so looked up some tutorials for acrylic painting. 
As you've probably realised I love scenes and night scenes more than anything. 


I found a fabulous playlist of step by step video on YouTube called "painting with Jane". You can click here to check it out:
Acrylic Painting tutorials

She does fabulous tutorials on painting with acrylics so used it as inspiration for this painting

It's a night scene of a wooded area with stars peeking through the trees reflecting on the water. 

Considering this is my first ever painting I'm quite pleased with this one.  Not perfect but I put that down to not having the best quality paintbrishes  


I hope you like it. 
I know my blog is not just card crafting lately but I do like to try new things and give them a go.  
A fabulous distraction too 

Have a lovely day
Lots of love
Sharon
Xxx

Sunday, 17 June 2018

3d scene bow front card

Good evening bloggers

For the past week I've seriously lost my inspiration for crafting. My mojo had definitely gone.  
Last night it just popped into my head that it would be a great idea to create a scene inside a acetate bow front card, so that's what I've been working on today 


You can find tutorial to a bow front card here:
Acetate bow front card tutorial
To create the scene inside I cut out two pieces of 2 inches width of black cardstock.
I then scored every 1/4 inch length ways and folded and scored on every line but as a concertina fold.


I then placed this on either side of inside of the card. Cut different sizes of 2 strips to go across length ways across to each side of the concertina folds. 
I just used different widths of each strips and placed different die cuts on each one making sure the strips bowed like the acetate will. 


I placed the birds on the back piece of the card which I got free as a download from tattered lace, you can download so much beautiful images and backgrounds for free here:
Tattered lace free downloads



I then arranged the die cuts on each strip and placed die cuts of trees on each side on each of the folds.

I then finished it off with acetate and decorated the front of the card. 
It wasn't that difficult. In real life the dimension is a lot more noticeable than it is in the photos 



Die cuts were all from tattered lace apart from just 2 from Joanna sheen. 
Background image from tattered lace and cardstock from Lynda Chapman


Hope you like and thank you so much for stopping by 



Lots of love 
Sharon Hudson 
Xxx

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Friday, 15 June 2018

DT post - Canvas Painting

Good morning everyone

It's been one of those weeks where everything that can go wrong does go wrong lol

I'm late doing DT post for creative moments dye to my printer breaking, I managed to get it working but then it smudged black ink all over my image and printed in red ink! Felt like chucking it out the window! 


So I finally admitted defeat. 
The theme for creative moments challenge blog is sewing/stitching as an option or anything goes. 
You can hop on over and enter here:
Creative moments Challenge blog

I've had to follow the anything goes due to no image so did a painting on a canvas using sparkle pens and nuvo white drops for highlights and using white gel pen. 

Stamps are from Crafters companion

The photo below is what it looks like with a light shining through it


If I'm totally honest I'm not that keen on this, I've a serious crafters block at the moment .  I really tried but just couldn't get flowing as I usually do but at least I tried. 

Thanks for stopping by

Lots of crafty love 
Sharon
Xxxxx

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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Where dreams are made

Good morning crafters and followers of all sorts


I wanted to have a play with my pens and watercolour paints to see if they go well together.  I created this scene with water but because it's so large there's no way of getting it on a card lol.

Now they do go well together but wherever the paint is placed it takes away the detail and vibrancy of the gorgeous sparkle pens. 


I hope you like 
Def where my dreams are made lol

Also below is a photo I took of a busy working bee, I took it to hopefully highlight the importance of of our bees and for the council to keep grass lomg in areas they can at this time of year to help them out.  It is after all
 For our future generations



Lots of love 
Sharon
Xxxxxx

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