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Long time no post....

Hello everyone

Well I know I've not blogged for months and months, but I've been really busy and have been making the most of other social media platforms to chat with happy crafters and the like. 

But I'm back now and hopefully I should get to blogging maybe once a week or a couple of times a month.....who knows. 

Let me tell you what I've been up to whilst I've been absent from blogland.


1.  I had a big birthday in the summer and got a wonderful birthday present of a Townie bike and so spent every spare moment during the spring and summer (cos I got my present a little earlier than expected) taking in parks and other beautiful places and getting some fresh air and exercise and loved every minute of it.  But now that the nights are now darker earlier and winter is setting in I'm not able to get out and so she's been put to bed for a few months until the clocks go forward and the light nights come back.  So....hurry up winter and do one!!!

2.  Just…
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Pebeo Canvas Art

Hello everybody.
Hope you're having good weather at the moment.  The sun has been shining in Lancashire today and I've taken the opportunity to take some photos of my current art work which involved playing with Pebeo paints and resin based items.

I first came across these lovely products a few weeks ago at art group when the Skipton Art Shop came to demonstrate them for us.

I bought some of the items to play with and painted some canvases with them using a brush and also a pipette to create random blobs and splodges and then used Reeves Acrylic Paint for the backgrounds. I've created some super shiny sparkly abstract art.

 Hope you like what I've created and the close ups that show the patterns created.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create (ends 5th May 2017)
Mixed Media Challenge 23 (ends 7th April 2017)
A Bit More Time to Craft (ends 16th April 2017)

Take care
Tanya x

Yarn Dyeing

Hello everybody

Well I haven't done any yarn dyeing since the end of last summer and forgot about a lot of the stuff that I'd dyed, but since I've been working hard on revamping my craft room to organise it so it's more art and painting friendly, I've come across them all and as I hadn't shared any photos with you of my  dyeing for a while I thought I'd share them.

First up was a blank canvas knitted base that I bought as long ago as June 2015 from Woolfest.  The canvas is a long knitted piece of fabric with two separate ends so that you can dye it however you choose and then unravel it to make two identical balls of yarn.  I used a length of cling film on top of the work top and used Kool Aid to dye the canvas and then wrapped it up in cling film and put it in the microwave.  Once it had cooled I then rinsed it and popped it outdoors on the line to dry and then once dry I unravelled it into two equal and identical balls which are now waiting in my stash r…

Rabbit rabbit rabbit

Hi everyone 

Hope you've been keeping well since my last post. 
I've been attending art group still and learning new techniques as I go. 
I've done a few paintings since I shared my owl one, which I'll be sharing later this month, but here is my recent completed one from start to finish. I used watercolours from Royal Langnickel and water soluble oil pastels which were really cheap from The Works, fur texture created with KohINoor pencils and Posca white pen. Hope you like it. Here's some close ups and the finished project all framed up.

Starting to watercolour the background and the background and watercoloured bunny beginning to add detail  Close up of the detail using the Kohinoor pencils  Hello there.....just look at the texture on the fur.

 I achieved the background flowers by just dabbing a paint brush in multi colours and then dabbing them onto the paper after adding brush strokes of green for the stems and grass.  Boo......just look at my beautiful eyes.  a…

Owl 🦉 Painting

Hello everyone

Well I've been sketching and painting with my Royal Langnickel watercolours again using Daler Rowney mixed media paper to create a multicoloured owl.

I started off with a rough sketch outline of the shape and the eyes and then set about giving a wash of a bit of colour.
Those eyes looked a bit spooky so I did a bit more work on it.

And then with a few more hours work on the owl and the background I was happy with the outcome and this is the final watercolour painting with some close ups.

 and here's a close up of the eyes.....  I used salt on the face and background to give texture and a little bit of a quirky look.
 Here's my final owl.  I'm so pleased with my work and all those that have seen it love it too and it's given me confidence to carry on with my art journey.

Hope you like it.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:…

Rather Late Happy New Year

Hello everyone

Well you may have noticed I've been missing for a few weeks (AND NEARLY A WHOLE MONTH!!) so I'd like to wish all my followers a very belated Happy New Year. I hope it's been a good start for you all and that 2017 holds all you wish and dream of. I'm certainly grabbing this year with both hands whether it be crafty or otherwise

I've left the Polkadoodles/Digi Choosday design team I was on to pursue lots of other interests.... one of them be some voluntary work st a local hospice and the second is to grow my own art.

I've never drawn much myself and am certainly out of my comfort zone but I'm prepared to challenge myself, as always, and willing to learn.

Back at the beginning of December I visited a local art exhibition and after chatting to some of the artists and art group members I decided to take the plunge and join the art group and I've now been going a few weeks and I'm love love loving every minute of meeting new people and l…

It's Digi Choosday Day - Week 51 - Anything Goes

Hello everybody        

It’s Digi Choosday day again.  Hope you’re ready to enter another Digi Choosday Challenge. Our last one of 2016!!
Every week our challenge will be ‘ANYTHING GOES ’ but the design team will have their own challenge theme just to keep them on their toes, which this week it’s ANYTHING GOES for us as well.
As usual you can click on the Thumb Linkies below to be taken off to the Doodles website for all the collection details.
So I've made another card to add to my Christmas collection.  This time I've used the Winnie in Winterland Collection and layered the wreath over one of the sentiments and then decoupaged it and added Stickles Glitter Glue in red on the berries and then layered it onto some lovely paper (I adore the lace look to it....very realistic looking indeed).  I've used green and red card for the matting and layering which I've distressed the edges using my scissors.  The mini Christmas trees are from The Works .  They're super cute.  I u…