Friday, 28 February 2014

Schneezy Greetings!

...aaaatchoooo!!! Oh yesh, here we are at the end of February and I have my nose all a-bunged up and I am sneezing like Sneezy McSneezy from the little town of Sneezington in Sneezeshire!  Yikes!  So, not only am I all of a moan and a groan, my face has also taken on the appearance of a Moomin... just call me Moomin Mamma and let's have done with it lol   Anyways, a brief interlude in my bemoaning... here's another sample I made whilst demo-ing at the NEC trade show last week.  This is another Pronty MDF heart, again painted with the new Cosmic Chalk Paints.



I used a brayer to apply several layers of the paints to the heart.... btw, answering your questions: no, I never gesso the MDF before playing... am lazy like that :O) That isn't to say you can't, you can, if you want to :O)  I added circles using the top of a water mister bottle and lines using my Ranger scraper and then popped the new That Special Touch Fleur De Lys stencil over the heart and blended Jet Black Archival through it to add some details.  Next up, I stamped the Dandelion in Jet Black Archival and then applied the Cosmic Shimmer Crackle Glaze over the top of the image and then applied more paint over the top whilst it was still wet.  The butterflies were stamped onto cream card and then cut out, coloured with Distress Ink and added to the heart with some gems for the bodies.

 
Today I am getting my stuff together in preparation for my trip to Crafty Bunch in Telford this weekend.  I am so looking forward to returning to Crafty Bunch, the ladies are all brilliant - they love getting covered in ink and paint... and remember me talking about Margaret, the gorgeous lady whom I want to kidnap and bring home?  Well, she will be there too! Hurrah!!!   I couldn't mention Crafty Bunch without mentioning our Sue, the owner, who makes THE best salmon sammiches in the world *yep, best Jeremy Clarkson voice for that....* and who also kept me topped up with coffee and Creme Eggs during the trade show!  I shall away now, to my germ ridden Room of Stash, where, you will be gobsmacked to hear, tidiness prevails! Oh yesh!  It took me several long hours to get it resembling normality but... well, it will do, the desks are clean and tidy... just don't look at the floor!   Have a good day all!  TTFN

Moomin Mamma x



16 comments:

Rita said...

Awww bless. You really sound awful too. Your heart is beautiful though and I love the colours. Hope you feel well enough to enjoy your weekend classes. Hugs Rita xxx

Helen said...

hey, I love Moomin Mamma!!! Hope you feel better soon - the heart is bea-yoo-tiful!! have a good weekend.

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Sorry to hear you suffering. Wishing you well very soon : ) Sounds like you are going to have a great weekend with lovely people which will help you to feel better. Take care.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Here's hoping you are feeling a little better today, sending you hugs.
This heart is gorgeous, loving the new chalk paints, and the colours are gorgeous.
I'm liking the sentiment, although I wish I could follow the pace of nature, but I have 'zero' patience haha !!
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels sorry you are a sneezing mamma, hopefully soon clear up. Love the heart and the sentiment is great Enjoy your trip and playing x

Vee Cassidy said...

A beautiful heart, those paints are very tempting! So much for downsizing my craft room! I hope you feel better soon. Vee xx

Joanne K said...

Morning Hels, such a lovely piece. Sorry to hear you have the dreaded cold. I have just over one so I sympathise with you. Take care and hope you feel better soon. Kind regards Joanne K x

Joanne said...

I'm intrigued by that there crackle glaze, need to know more and perhaps give it a try. Just recorded all those demo dates in my neck of the woods. Wonder whether I can persuade them to ask you to run the odd workshop before or after???Hmmmm!
xxxx

nancyd said...

Morning Hels, fabulous work just my
colours and loving these paints.
Hope you feel better soon.
Nancyd xx

Maggie said...

Ah Hels sorry your feeling awful you need to cuddle down on the settee with a hot chocolate and a good film oh and box of tissues hope you feel better soooooooon!
Fabulous heart love it (no pun intended) :))

MaggieH

rachel said...

such a stunning piece hels - the colours are gorgeous - hope you feel better soon hun! Hugs rachel xx

Deborah Moore said...

Gorgeous work - as usual :-) I too had the lurgy at the beginning of Feb, it floored me so I feel your pain. Feel better soon. x

nannapat said...

I think this is one of your very bestest projects ever!! Love the colours, and the flower, and the stencilling and even the little round circles. Fab!! Have a great weekend everyone. Pat x

Linda Simpson said...

Evening Hels, I hope you are feeling a bit better. I love the sentiment on this gorgeous heart! Beautiful colour too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Poor you, hope you feel better very soon & you're able to enjoy your weekend. That heart is gorgeous.

sachin bhardwaj said...

artificial flowers

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