Thursday, 12 April 2018

Pretty Gets Gritty projects 7/4/18

I've already shown the altered box I did for the Hochandatv show which you can find HERE however I also made a few other projects including this puzzle frame using the MDF puzzle pieces and the new sprays. 
I have put links below to the products which are now available to buy online.
Next there was an old purse which I altered. There was nothing wrong with the purse except for a bit of wear and tear on the front so I thought I would give it a new lease of life.
I used a matte Gel Medium first, then Black Gesso and then Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-White Gold over the top.
Then There was the layout made from Jigsaw Pieces

The white resin frames were painted with black gesso and then wax added.
a card and an Art Journal Cover using the fantastic sticky back fabric and Eileen Hulls Journal Die
and that's about it I think so I'll leave you the links to the products below. Have a great day xx

White Resin Frames
Heavy White Gesso
Cream Lace
MDF Jigsaw Puzzle pieces
Sprays - Pretty Jewels
Sticky back A4 fabric sheets
Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - White Gold
Black Gesso
3D Matte Gel

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Baby Tag

I love MDF because it is so easy to decorate and doesn't go soggy when you add mediums and sprays to it. I have been meaning to make this for ages and finally got round to it yesterday.
The flowers are from Prima and the circle frame is from Samantha K. The little wooden letters are by DoCraft and although they are self adhesive I did add some gel medium as well to make them more permanent.

I also added little gems to the flowers to act as dewdrops.
This last photo shows you the texture on the tag and that cute little organza bow. So many new things to share. Exciting xx

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Altered Card Box

It's nearly time again for the Pretty Gets Gritty Design Team led by Lynette Jasper to strut our stuff on Hochandatv. Here is one of my projects for the shows
This is not a book but an old Christmas card box decorated with the new MDF, frames and corners available on Saturdays shows.
Here is a bit more detail

There will be loads and loads of inspiration on the show and Lynette will be demoing live on air. The shows start at 8am on Saturday 7th April and then again at 12noon and 4pm so don't forget to watch and check out you baskets because you won't want to miss out xx

Tuesday, 27 March 2018


Still playing with these beautiful papers and embellishments. This is layout three which I may still add to in the future but for now is finished lol.
Was nice to use some of my old punches as well and just love the clock and butterfly borders and I used part of a drinking straw to make the raised border. 
 Thin strips of paper curled round a pencil added to the softness of the design and the word stickers were ideal and there were so many of them.
I dry brushed all of the flowers with a bit of white paint and then added dewdrops to the flowers and tiny pink seed beads randomly on the page and around the flowers.
Working on a tag now. Well you need to have variety don't you lol. xx

Monday, 19 March 2018


I have had so much trouble photographing this layout. It really sparkles like a cold frosty day but its almost impossible to see in a photo.

I started it at Christmas but left it until now to finish off, well it seemed fitting with all the snow we have had recently.

The snowflakes in the background are texture paste mixed with clear glitter and then, when dry, coated with Stickles to make it sparkle even more.
The heavy lace at the bottom is also dripping with sparkles and this floats down to the bottom of the layout.
The lovely mdf clock is from Samantha K and the flowers are a selection left over from class. I am now playing with my journal plus I have more goodies to add to the shop so watch this space. xx