Wednesday, 28 October 2015

They're Coming Out To....Play!!!

🎃 Hello!!🎃
It's that time of year where all things spooky come out....and this crypt is no exception!! 😱
I'm not a great fan of the Trick or Treat side of Halloween...but it's always a fun time to create. So as we approach the bewitching hour, I'm posting my entry into the
DecoArt Haunts Challenge.

Being totally honest...I'm fairly new to the DecoArt range of products, and only have a few paint colours, and gesso, so I was a bit limited! I will just have to do some shopping in Coventry next weekend!! ;)

 So... armed (bones...armed....see what I did there?!! haha) with a deep framed canvas...I began!

The canvas was painted to within an inch of it's life (on the 'other' side) with black gesso...then randomly 'splodged' with texture paste. I then added some chipped plastic type pieces (tech term!)  to the paste and left it to dry. Once dried I added some cobweb in places for some texture, and painted over everything once again with black gesso.
I painted the skeletons with Titan Buff & Raw Umber... mixed both together for a paler dirty them up a bit, and drew on some cracks.

The base has had Raw Umber, Prussian Blue & Pyrrole Red paint added for soil and muck...some greenery for bushes and grass...and some plastic pumpkins for effect. The pumpkins had a coat of Pyrrole Red and Raw Umber mix ...and the spiders too! 

The fencing is...sorry...WAS... a Tattered Lace dainty it's a broken, rusty old bit of fencing, (thanks to Raw Umber and Patina Antiquing Cream...oh and a pair of trusty scissors!!) which I don't think is going to do the best job in the world of holding these crazy bits of bone in their holding!!! Eeeeek!!! 

And there we are!! :)
Not as detailed as I'd have liked, but think I need to invest in some more DecoArt Media yummyness!!  x

Happy Halloween!!

I'm also entering this into ...
That's Crafty! - Haunted Halloween
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes - On Wood ...I have used a deep wood framed canvas x
That Craft Place - Anything goes - Mixed Media

Eclectic Ellapu - Halloween/Dark/Horror
Altered Eclectics - Altered Art - Anything Goes

Happy Crafting

Lydia xx


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

IndigoBlu Demo Inspiration - Autumn Days....

Woah...where did October appear from??  
One minute it was summer holidays...I must have blinked...and here we are in Autumn!
But Autumn (so long as it isn't wet, yukky and miserable like today!!) has got to be THE nicest season EVER!!
It's beautiful...and so full of colour.
Which leads me on to my inspiration piece for the IndigoBlu Challenge today...
... Autumn Days ...

I think I have just found a new addiction!! Art Journalling!!!
This is my VERY FIRST art journal page!!!!
This started as a blank double page, in a journal that I have been wanting to 'play in' for ages.
Using IndigoBlu Black Gesso as a base...a couple of paint brushes...and IndigoBlu Cottage Garden Artist Quality Acrylic Paint...I hand painted this...can you spot my little bunny?  :)

I have used the following IndigoBlu products to create this page:

Poppy Meadow - The beautiful sentiment
Nature II - The birds & the squirrel
Hot Cocoa
Postbox Red
Banana Custard
Burning Bonfire
Emerald City
Miss Moneypenny
Other products:
Black Archival ink pad
White Charcoal Pencil

What is your take on Autumn? We would love to see! :)

The fabulous winner’s prize this month is your choice of IndigoBlu stamps.  As always, you have 3 options to choose from:

1:   2 Large stamp plates
2:   4 Small stamp plates
3:   1 Large and 2 small plates
There’s also the Winner’s Badge, and one for the Top 3, to display proudly on your blog, and the WINNER of the challenge will also be invited to do a GUEST SPOT on a future Challenge Launch post. That’s right, your work will be on the Challenge Blog alongside the Design Team!
Also the Top Three each month (chosen by our lovely DT) will all be invited to do an inspiration piece to be included on the new reminder post that now goes live mid challenge. So, if you’d like a chance to be featured on the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog get those stamps out and get creating!

You’ll find all the information on how to enter the challenge,  the rules (don’t worry, there’s not that many) and get to meet the Design Team in the tabs above. 

I'm entering this into:
Craft Stamper - Technique - Paint
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes with Autumn Colours
Fussy & Fancy - Autumn Colours

Good Luck...and 
Happy Crafting 
Lydia xx


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