Saturday, 17 March 2012

New stock ... and cupcakes ...

Hi All

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend.  I had a great day today at the Hertfordshire Craft Collective, demonstrating napkin decoupage to all the lovely customers.  It was great to meet so many people who turned up to enjoy the cupcakes and demonstrations at their Spring Open Day, despite the weather!

I managed to get some new items finished in the shop too, one of which I'm particularly pleased with ... it's a 'mini-book' which can be used as a dinky little photo album, only 2" square, perfect to fit in a handbag.  I hope you like it.

I made them with inks, stamps, cardstock, stampbord, Jo Sonja's acrylics and some cute little lock and key charms on a chain to hold it all in place ... : )

I also made some little sweet little mdf tags, perfect for that message to a special someone ...

... and for me, this just says it all ....

Anyway, on that note, I hope you have a good week.  I'm off to relax and enjoy Mother's Day ... which may include some more playtime in the studio : )

Happy Mother's Day ... and happy painting


Monday, 12 March 2012

Mixed Media Canvas ... Part 2

I had such fun creating my Mixed Media Canvas last week that when I found myself with a (relatively) free afternoon yesterday, I decided to have another go!  Well, let's face it, the washing/ironing etc isn't going anywhere and life really is too short .... ; )

So here it is ...

I used Jo Sonja's Acrylics in Storm Blue, French Blue, Warm White, Titanium White, Pearl White, Nimbus Grey and Silver, plus a few torn pages, stencils, masks, stamps and a bit of fancy brushwork too!  Simples ...

Just let your imagination go ...

Happy painting

Liz x

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Mixed Media Canvas

Hi All

I had a great time recently with Andy Skinner at The Craft Barn in Lingfield, creating this gorgeous mixed media canvas.  We had loads of fun playing with different techniques as well as catching up with old friends.  We were so busy, there nearly wasn't enough time to shop..... shock!!!!  Don't worry though, I managed to find a few titbits which I will share with you over the next few weeks (once I've had time to play some more of course!).

Hope you like it!  Thanks Andy, for a great day.

Happy painting ...


Monday, 5 March 2012

Shopping/Beach Bag

As the weather starts to get a bit warmer and sunnier (well today anyway!!), I don't know about you but it makes me think about holidays, sunshine, beaches etc etc.  So how about this for a great unique project for the beach!  Or you can use it as a shopping bag at any time of year!  The great thing is that no-body else will have one like it!

I am planning to run this as a class at the Hertfordshire Craft Collective, Battlers Green Farm in Radlett, in the near future.  It will be a one-day workshop, where you will learn napkin decoupage (seriously addicitive, I warn you now) and how to paint on fabric.  You will design and decorate your own canvas bag, which will be completely unique to you.

If you think you might be interested, drop me a line at and I can let you know dates and details.

Alternatively, if a class isn't for you, but you would like one decorated for you or as a gift, I can make one for you.  Get in touch for details.

Happy painting ...