Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Birthday giveaway

I've had a few comments about my "Sunset Ship" design, however as all comments come (non-reply) and I can't see your email address,
Could you please send me a private email if you would like a copy of my design.
My email address is on my side bar.
Oh, I do appreciate all your lovely comments, Thank you.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Birthday Giveaway

Hey, Its my birthday this week (we have a birthday week in our house, Aren't we lucky)
My gift to you is a free painting pattern!

Now I did try and add a button with the pattern and instructions to my blogspot, I even had some advice from Vikki at Sew Useful Designs, however I'm no computer guru and found the whole thing way too hard so-

If you would like full written instructions, line drawing and step by step painted sheet-Please leave a comment and send me an email and I'll email you with the pattern as soon as possible, free of charge.

I'd be happy to send this to your friends as well, spread the word, grab my "Sunset Ship" button and add it to your blogspot.
Happy Painting.

Forest Girl

Hi, Here is my latest painting. I've called her "Forest Girl"
Doesn't she look Innocent and lost in the forest?
For the embossed pieces on her dress I used a stencil a Texture Paste to create a more dimensional look.
Thank you for visiting and leaving comments!
Happy Painting,

Friday, September 18, 2009

Quilt for a wedding present

A very dear friend's daughter is getting married in Vanuatu in November. Yes, we're going to the wedding!
I made this quilt with the help of Cherrie, who did all the hard work of embroidering the hearts for Naomi & Mark's wedding gift. Please go check out Cherrie's work, she is one very talented lady.
Maybe I should have ironed it before taking a photo and bragging about it, excuse me.

I have sorted out my problem of hiding on other's blog spots. Yippee.
Have a great weekend. Thanks for popping in and leaving your comments.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Where have I gone?

I've just noticed my picture is not on any of the blog spots I follow under followers!
I am signed in as Public-What have I done?
I still have learner plates on when it comes to blogging.
Can someone please help find me?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Gum Tree Designers"

Have you heard the latest news? There are nine generous, caring, sharing, talented ladies that have started a new blogspot. They are called "Gum Tree Designers"
Please go check them out, you won't be dissapointed.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Latest painting

Hello my blogging buddies,
Do you remember me telling you I was painting another calico bag with in a different style? Well here it is-
What do you think? Would you carry your local shopping in this bag?
Happy Crafting,
Have a good weekend.
PS: Could someone please tell me how to attach a pattern to my blogspot.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sunset over Resort

Hi ladies, I thought I'd pop back and answer a few questions.
A few ladies have asked how I achieved the water effect. Here is how it was painted.

I masked off the Horizon line using Magic Tape(Sea water). Use a palette knife to apply Artelier, Impasto Gel, then pat the Impasto Gel in an up and down motion to achieve texture.

Impasto Gel dries clear, then paint over in using Jo Sonja's Artists' colour-Paynes Grey. When dry I used a dry brush technique and a light blue mix so the highlights on the water would show through.

I also applied Impasto Gel with a palette knife for the pool water, however I used a smooth motion like icing a cake. Let dry.
I then used Jo Sonja's Artists' Colours Sapphire and Titanium White picking up more Titanium White on the brush as I painted towards the lighter areas. I then dry brushed using more Titanium White over the brighter water.
Please feel free to drop me an email if you require information regarding anything paint related or to say G'day!
I belong to two Melbourne based art groups. True Blue Decorative Artists and The Society of Folk & Decorative of Victoria.
Both of these groups hold workshops either monthly or bi-monthly. You don't have to be a member to attend these workshops. Click on the name and follow the link to check out their websites and upcoming workshops.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Latest designs

This piece is painted using Jo Sonja's Artists Colours on Canvas.
My sister took this photo of the sunset over the pool, while staying at a resort. I just had to paint it.
With all the recycled bags lately, I thought I'd get in on the act as well and paint a few calico bags.
This bag was painted using Jo Sonja's Artists Colours with Textile Medium added to the paint before painting.

Here is a close up photo. Can you see the rhinestones?
I'm already working on the next one.
Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment.