Monthly Archives: July 2015

Swamp thing


Well hello there

Welcome to my blog today, I have now finished work for six lovely weeks as school is out, I hope the sun comes back soon!

I have been tidying up my craft room today to get ready for some more than usual crafty sessions.

So today I wanted to share with you a bottle which I have named swamp thing!

altered bottle discover

I used Gesso to cover the whole bottle, Using a string bag (which you buy oranges in) I glued this in place with Mod Podge, and randomly glued some strips of plasterers’ tape, some sticky backed ribbon around the top and bottom of the bottle.

Then used Gesso to cover it all again.

in the sea bottle

I sprayed Dylusions in Tangerine dream, chopped pesto and campso teal, and Lindy stamp gang starburst in milk chocolate brown.

Then to touch up I mixed a little white Gesso with distress ink – fossilized amber, and dry brushed just here and there.

altered art bottle

From air dry clay I made some shells and barnacles, painted them and glued into place.

swomp bottle

I found an old piece of white glittery Christmas decoration, covered it with Gesso and sprayed it with Dylusions to give it a more sea coloured look, and covered my crocodile with Inka gold.

altered bottle ocean

Finally I added some paper that had a map of the Indian Ocean on it and blended it in, and used rub on words from Tim Holtz, Create, Discover and discover beauty.

Thanks for popping today


Steampunk Bottle


Hi everyone, & welcome new followers,

I had a brilliant day on Sunday at Oyster Stamps, on the make and take tissue box, a big thank you to everyone that came along and tried it out, all of the boxes looked really great and each one so different.

So I just thought I would share a couple of photos with you

make & take

Lovely Ladies having a lovely day

make & take 1 make & take 2

Now for my steampunk!!

Also at the weekend I finished another bottle, yes it was a very busy two days! and nights lol.

so here are both sides

steampunk bottle side 2 steampunk bottle side 1

A close up of the front

steampunk close up

a view of the back, and the front

steampunk bottle front steampunk bottle back

I will post details of this altered art bottle and products used during the week

thanks for looking today

happy crafting


Delightful Daisy altered bottle


Hello visitors

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, I have been getting ready for Oyster Stamps open day, and this morning I decided to make another sample to go with my Tissue box that I made earlier in the week.

I love altering bottles so I just had to make time today and alter this bottle using Viva Decor Inka gold, which is one of the products I will be working with on the make and take tomorrow.

I used Gesso to cover the entire bottle, and Art Deco modelling paste through a Tim Holtz stencil : lace, it was a little tricky as I had to try to bend the stencil and tape it in place

tim holtz lace stencil bottle

I then used Viva Decor Inka Gold in Magenta and Violet as the main colours, then lightly added some Aquamarine, once dried, I buffed it up with a soft cloth.

inka gold bottle

I cut a piece of lace to size and using Viva Decor paper-soft-color, I stippled the ink on to the lace in Sea blue and Magenta, glued it into place and added some gems.

heartfelt daisy bottle

For the flowers I have used Heartfelt Creations delightful Daisy and coloured them with Inka gold, then stamped over them with Archival black ink.

and the same for the leaves.

hearfelt creations delightful daisy bottle

I made a few more flowers and leaves to decorate and made a bow from seam binding.

Hope to see you at Oyster Stamps tomorrow

thanks for popping in


Finnabair style Anniversary Card


Hello visitors,

Today I am sharing this Anniversary card, which I made for my Husband back in May, Well.. it was a card, but once the Anniversary is over cards usually get thrown away. But I really wanted to keep this one, so I ripped it back off its matt and layers so I just have the front, and now I am going to paste it into my journal, and touch up the edges with some textured paste.

finnabair style cogs & Gears

I used kraft card and embossing paste with Tim Holtz Bubble stencil, and Andy Skinner Incognito stencil, I then used Lindy Stamp Gang sprays to add colour and shimmer.

Then randomly stamped Finnabair Fence with black ink, and circles with white and black gesso using a glue lid.

Then using white gesso to highlight some areas by dry brushing.

I cut cog and gears from card with an x cut die and buffed them up the a metallic gilding wax.

Finally, I printed the words and cut them out in strips added some distress ink and glossy accents.

Thanks for looking


MDF Tissue Box


Hello visitors,

welcome to my blog today,

Sunday 19th July Oyster Stamps will be having an open day from 10am to 3pm, there will be members of our design team doing demo’s throughout the day, and I will be doing the make and take with this MDF tissue box using viva decor products, such as Inka gold and paper soft-color, which are available to purchase in the shop or on-line.

MDF tissue box

I have chosen the four seasons as my theme

tissue box corner 4

using Heartfelt Creations flowers and leaves

tissue box summer

various stamps

and of course Viva Decor.

come along and have a play

thanks for stopping by today