Friday, 30 June 2017

Friday Fun Day with smiles.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Angela here again to show you what I've been up to this week.
Actually this was last week but it's taken me a while to sort out the photographs but here they are!
The Lincolnshire Agricultural Show.

Started off by checking out the upholstery, nice chair!

Then visited some of the chickens.

And ducks.

Bees, very important!
Where would we be without them!

Rocking horses, lovely!

But the real horses were even better.
This was the Mare and foal competition.

This one was very lively! and gorgeous!

Of course we had to visit the vintage car section.

Nice MG!


School children arriving.

 Something for those of you who love steam!

Gorgeous displays in the flower tent.

Then a look round the Embroiders' Guild Section.


Got to visit the Bonsai Club naturally!

Had a nice chat with the guys there, no ladies though! I can't be the only female that grows these trees surely!

Stuff for the kiddies.

Duck herding.

Maisie looking comfy in her cooler jacket. It was hot that day.

Horse Shoe Competition.
The farriers have to make the horseshoe and then make it fit in a given length of time.

The horses were very well behaved.

Pleased to say that one of the competitors was a lady!

You can just see on this photograph the furnaces burning in the background to heat up the metal and it was a hot day so I would not have liked to have been working in the back there.

Have a great weekend everyone and
 thanks for stopping by.
I think that's probably enough for today so I'll leave it at that but there was lots more than I've shown you here.
I'm off to the NEC today for a craft show so will visit you all when I get back.
 And if you would like some more smiles you just need to pop over to see what our other friends have been doing this week at Annie's for
"This Week's Smiles" and you can also share your  smiles too.

Angela x

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

WOYWW # 421 # What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Workdesk friends. 
Here we are for another Wednesday at the Workdesk. 
I am here again to show you:

"What's on my Workdesk this Wednesday".

If you don't know what this is all about then please visit the
Stamping Ground, our host Julia will explain.

So here is my desk for today!

I have a few things on here waiting for me.

The last of my ATC swaps from Kelly, lovely and thank you so much for the little goodies that came with it.
Some empty coffee boxes which I have ideas for.
Some free stamps that I got with a magazine.
New Tim Holtz butterfly stamps and the dies that go with them.
The container on the right is shaving foam.

A little plastic box holding some left-over bits from a card.
The piece of clear plastic has an embossed flag on it so may do something with that, it came off a bar of French chocolate.

A sheet of left-over Oxide paper, sure I'll find use for that soon.

I think that's me done for today.
Except I will show you this:
My latest project though some of you may have seen it already but just to prove I have been busy!
Tutorial for this is here, of course you don't have to go and look that's up to you my friends.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you will pop over and join in the visits around the other desks.

 I'm off now to see what everyone else is up to.
Have a great woyww 
happy crafting,

Angela x

Monday, 26 June 2017

Canvas art using Seth Apter dies and stencils.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

When I saw this new challenge at A Vintage journey I just new I had to join in.

It's some time since I worked on a canvas so thought I'd give it a go and here are the results.

I started with a box canvas

using it as a shadow box.
I began by covering it with pages from an old book which is always a good way to cover the staples.


Then crumpled up some more for the back.

Added texture using a variety of Seth Apter's stencils by Stencil Girl.

For the inner section I used a piece of corrugated card which I grunged up by removing some of the paper covering and then scraping the surface with the side of my scissors.

Next I added some die cuts also by Seth Apter and
then painted this with Gesso. I generally start with white Gesso as I'm not always sure at the beginning what colours I will end up using.

Then decided to cover the whole thing with black Gesso and when that was dry I started some dry brushing using Seth Apter paint sets by Paper Artsy.
The die cuts below are also by Seth Apter and I used texture paste on some before then painted them all.

This piece was decorated using a Seth Apter stamp and heat embossing.
This close-up shows some of the gilding wax which was also added. It works particularly well on the screwed up paper only catching the textured areas.

I also added some Clear Prima pebbles which I rubbed over with silver gilding wax.

 Close-ups for a better view of the detail and the sentiment which was also from one of Seth's stencils and quite appropriate I felt for this canvas.

 The large metallic button was something I've had for a while and it just seemed like the right time to use it. Rubbed over it with gilding wax and added a smaller pebble.

Side view.

 Back View.
Really feels like that could be the start of another project!

The sentiment is also from one of the Seth Apter stencils by Stencil Girl.

It was about now that I decided it needed a little something extra!
A little rubbing of Gilding wax and it's ready to be attached.
And here is the finished canvas.
It may not make a lot of difference but it just felt finished with that extra embellishment on top but what do you think?
 Hope you enjoyed watching me make this.
I would like to enter this Canvas in the following Challenges:
A Vintage Journey: New Monthly Challenge- Canvas.
SanDee & amelie's SteampunkChallenges: June 2017 Challenge.

Now featured on Seth Apter's blog The Altered Page - here.
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