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Hi I'm Clare, and as you can probably tell by my blog name I love to craft. It is a hobby of mine which I fit in my hectic life whilst working as a teaching assistant in a primary school, looking after my son, daughter and hubby Gary. Not forgetting our two mad springer spaniels, Suzi and Jess.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Fishy Friend

This is an  unexpected blog post from me today.  It was one of those canvases that didn't turn out as expected.  I set off on a completely different direction to where I ended up but hey ho my journey changed and I arrived at my albeit altered destination.



I created my background using brushos, as it hadn't turned out as expected so I decided just to let loose and experiment.  I stencilled on some Dylusion paints and once dry I sealed it with a clear Matt sealer so that the brushos didn't react when I painted on top.


I drew the whimsical fish onto my canvas, applied a coat of gesso and proceeded to paint my fishy friend with Dylusion paints.  Once dried I added some details with Posca pens.

Thank you for popping over.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy crafting,
Clare X X.  

Sunday, 10 April 2016

A little bit whimsy

Hi bloggers I'm here today to share with you my latest entry into my large Dylusions journal.


 I took my inspiration from Willowing.  You can watch her work on you tube and she offers online tutorials which I plan on subscribing to a couple at some point.


My main mediums for this project were Neocolour II crayons along with Dylusion paints.

Thank you for popping over today.  Back to work tomorrow so not so much free time to create.  I hope to see you all soon.

Crafty hugs,
Clare X X X 

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

A Hearty Home


Good morning all.  I did say that I would be blogging a little more frequently!  Being on holiday seems to open my creative floodgates and once it's open I find it hard to stop.  At the moment I am wishing everyday were a holiday.

I'm here today to share with you a canvas which I completed yesterday.  


I used Dina Wakely Heavy body acrylics along with a couple of stencils.


I am hoping for another couple of crafty days before I go back to work next week.  I will stop by and show you what I have been up to X X X 

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Playing with the crazies!



What better to do on a drizzly Sunday afternoon than a little bit of colouring in!  Except once I'd finished colouring in these crazy birds I couldn't help but turn them into some birthday cards.  


Since I have been painting a lot my birthday cards box has somewhat depleted and needed to be replenished 


I used distress markers to colour in my birdies.  With a mixture of my Tim Holtz layering stencils and some other favourites I distress inked my background.


I also added some darker stencilling and some black stamping.


To the eyes, beaks and wings I applied some glossy accents for dimension.


To finish off I doodled with a Posca pen.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today?  If you have I love to hear your comments.  You can leave these below.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Crafty hugs, 
Clare Xx x