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Saturday 20 April 2024

New YouTube videos at Words and Pictures

Hello all, I hope you're not enduring too many April showers this weekend... though if you are, that's the perfect weather to stay in and do some crafting!  There's some more inspiration available for that over on my YouTube channel, Words and Pictures, so I just thought I'd drop in to share the video links for the latest episodes of A Few Minutes of Fun.

In this episode, I'm playing with my newest PaperArtsy stamp sets on a gel plate, using some of my favourite Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic colours.

A Few Minutes of Fun using PaperArtsy stamps on a gel plate

And in this one, the Tim Holtz Perspective Moth Thinlits Die by Sizzix becomes a perfect mask to use with Distress Sprays... with Ink, Oxide and Mica sprays in action.

A Few Minutes of Fun with Distress Sprays and Moth Mask

I hope you'll have time to take a look, and that you'll be inspired to enjoy a few minutes of fun of your own.  Happy crafting all!

Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, 
As a moth brushes a window with its wing.

Christopher Fry

Sunday 7 April 2024

Going Green!

Hello all, I hope you are all enjoying some glorious spring weather... it's certainly amazing here this weekend (though due to go all chilly again shortly).  The vivid spring greens are livening up the countryside (take a look over at my Bohemian Home Instagram account for some examples), and I'm here with a very exciting GREEN announcement!

I'm thrilled to have been invited to be part of the Art to Basic Green Developer Team 2024, and I will be creating my very own shade of green as a handmade watercolour.  Anyone who knows my work will know that green is an essential part of my creative world...

...whether it's a bright spring green, a rich botanical summer green, a soft blue-pine green, a zingy citrus, an uplifting turquoise-green or a delicate lavender grey-green... they all make my heart sing.

The process is already under way... I'm so excited by the possible pigments to be included in the paint, and I can't wait to work with Mette from Art to Basic to create my green for the palette.

Eleven other artists will also be creating new shades of green, and the whole palette will be released at the end of the year.  You can find all the details here, and Art to Basic are announcing the full team on their IG account right now.

I can't wait to see all these greens emerging with their different personalities.  It's going to be a gorgeously green year!

Oh, and while I'm here, there are new videos to check out on my YouTube channel, Words and Pictures, so do hop over there if you're looking for just a Few Minutes of Fun and inspiration.  Click the links below the pictures to go direct to each video.

Thank you so much for stopping by today to hear the GREEN news.  Have a great week, and happy crafting, all!

Green is the prime colour of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

I long for the countryside. That's where I get my calm and tranquillity - from being able to come and find a spot of green.
Emilia Clarke

Green, how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches.
Federico Garcia Lorca