Friday, 23 March 2018

Easter Egg

Easter Egg

Hello Everyone!

How are you all?  Hope you
are enjoying fine springlike
weather - it is snowing here
as I write!  Don't know about
Easter; it's beginning to 
look a lot like Christmas......

Claire Jackson is here with
a beautiful reminder of the

"Today I’m sharing an idea for an 
Easter or spring time gift. 

I started with a plain cotton bag and
 masked off a central square with tape 
and a homemade mask of a 
hare in the middle.

 I then painted the sky and grass
 with fabric paint.

When the paint was completely dry 
I stamped a variety of PaperArtsy flowers
 in Archival Ink and coloured them with 
more fabric paint. 

I added a little shading to the hare 
and stamped a border.

If you’re like me you have umpteen reusable
 bags in different places so that you 
never get caught out when you’re shopping."

This is just beautiful Claire
thank you very much for sharing

If you'd like to decorate a bag
then do take a look here
They're currently on offer.....

I have a lot of bags too, unfortunately
they don't seem to make it out to
the car very often................!!

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Boxing Clever

Boxing Clever

Hi There!

Beautiful sunshine here today!
Hope you have sunshine too
wherever you are

Helen Chilton dropped by with
a clever idea that would work
with any small box - might
be one to try in the Easter Holidays
if the weather turns inclement ...

"Here's my box. I actually used a domino box
 and took the lid off so I could make
 a diorama:

Painted the box in PaperArtsy Fresco,
 Pixie Dust and Starlights Rich Gold on the edge.

Covered the box inside and out 
with some rice paper 

Used this Crafty Individuals stamp on some card

watercoloured the image and then cut out the bits I wanted.
Gathered together some twiddly bits and added them all on"

This is delightful Helen, thank you very much

I have a small stash of rice paper.
Of course, I have watercolour and
I'm sure I can find a suitable box....

Guess what I shall be doing
 this afternoon..............?!!

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Boxing Clever

Boxing Clever

Hallo There!

How are you?  Feeling chirpy?
Hope so, I have a really nice
project to show you today by
Hazel Harler.

She has brought Spring
with her. take a look at this:

"Hi everyone, I have a decorated papier
 mache box to share with you today.

I started by giving the box a coat
 of white gesso, then I stencilled some 
script using a Carabelle Studio stencil 
and some modelling paste.

 I crumpled some tissue paper and 
adhered it to the spine then I painted 
it with some plum Fresco paint. 

I painted the rest of the box with taupe, 
plum and captain peacock Fresco paints, 
I also added some plum splatters.

Using my finger I lightly added some
 Imagination Crafts white gold 
Starlight paint.

 I adhered some patterned tissue paper that
 I found in my stash to the sides of the 
box and stamped some Paperartsy leaves
 with apple green Starlight paint.

I decorated the box with a wooden 
leaf spray, Forever In Time burlap daisies 
and some pearls, I also tore some
 birds out of the tissue paper and 
adhered it to the box."

I will have to make this one Hazel
It is a good design and I love the
techniques and colours you have
used.  Thank you very much

I'm sure you will agree that this
is an awesome project

"Till tomorrow

Mickie xx