Wednesday, 19 August 2015


I hope you've been keeping an eye on the PaperArtsy blog. If not you've missed out on some really fantastic techniques with an extensive array of Gels and Mediums. I think I can honestly say this has been one of the most inspiring topics on the PA Blog so far this year.  There seems to be no limit to what you can do with these amazing products and I've been gripped by what can be achieved.

Here is a quick peek at my own humble offering using a selection of my favourite Gels and Mediums, some gorgeous JOFY stencils and stamps and lovely Fresco Finish paints. Full step outs and all the links can be found at the PaperArtsy Blog, as always.

The fabulous acrylic tag was cut to order by the lovely Graham at That's Crafty. (Thanks Graham. I think I'm addicted :oD)  If you fancy playing with acrylic yourself That's Crafty offer a range of items and will cut to order if you don't see what you want.

Thanks for looking. I hope I've given you some ideas for your own projects. If not then please do check out Leandra's inspiration posts and the truly brilliant work of the PA Design Team. There's bound to be something there to tempt you.


Saturday, 15 August 2015

DRAGONS DREAM TIO # 197 - The Number Five

So then..... Number Five... There have been so many great takes on this theme already over at Dragons Dream that I really had to wrack my brain (cell!?) to come up with an idea. I rummaged around in my scrap box for a bit and this fairly clean and simple design is what I came up with using a well known phrase.

Yup, it's Five O'clock Shadow... I did kinda spell it right out didn't I :oD


Monday, 3 August 2015

DRAGONS DREAM TIO #196 - The Number Eight

Ooooh! Just squeaked in this time around, but I do LOVE the challenge over at Dragon's Dream. I like to have a good think about what I want to do and I've been dying to get this Time Traveller set by Tim Holtz inky SO....

Here is my No 8

...and, after a bit of a dry spell as far as colouring in goes, I coloured in my very dapper traveller with my Copics. I usually love nothing more than fussing over my colouring but I was up against it today and had to rush a bit. That said, I still think he turned out okay, which is more a tribute to the lovely stamp than it is to my colouring...

Anyhoo, hope you like it.