Thursday, 17 December 2015

Crafty countdown - some days left!

I can't remember what day I'm on, and I'm being lazy and can't be bothered checking!! Haha, sorry. 62? 61? Something like that! Anyway, who cares....what have I crafted.

Now, this technique I learnt whilst at create and craft when the lovely ladies who are Folk It came it - ahh will I miss saying that on live tv :)

I LOVE this technique. It's quick, simple but so effective. This makes stuff you could definitely sell!  Do love the ladies up, their lots are brilliant, and look pretty as well. The technique I have used is from the starter kit as well!

Okay, I started with a stamped image:

I quite like that. Just a stamped image in the middle of all that white card.

Move on Leonie!!

I sketched a heart around the stamp:

Now I added my paint, just blob out a couple of colours, and you will be using the back of your paintbrush! Pick up your yellow on the back of your paintbrush and pop a dot of paint onto your card 

Next repeat the dot but with the next colour, you are going to work around the yellow:

I was quite random with my flowers, but worked them around the heart 
The next flower is the rose. Again, dead easy. Pop a blob of white then a blob of red next to each other, don't scrimp on the paint, you want a decent blob :)
Put your paintbrush in the middle of the paint blobs and swirl the white into the red. Carry on the swirl working out. Don't worry if it doesn't work properly, just have a practice. It doesn't even matter if they're not perfect, as they still look good:

Sorry for the nail - I've been doing a lot of crafting again today.

Work around the heart, filling in where you feel


When you're happy it's time to add in the leaves - which are basically little hearts. And easy. Do two blobs of green next to each other, again with the end of your paintbrush. This time flick the blobs so the thinner end of your blobs meet:

Arnt they pretty! 

Fill the heart leaves around the heart, until you feel you have enough. To finish the painting, add just tiny blobs of white, this really does fill the space, and looks very effective 



To do something a little different I decided to use a drawing pen to draw over the pencil heart. In my mind this now looks as though my flowers are on a willow heart. I also needed to add some black, otherwise the stamped image looks to harsh. And, of course, a little glitter to finish. I need to leave it to dry before mounting onto a card, but I'm very happy with it :)

















28 comments:

Myra said...

Hello Leonie,
This is really so clever. Thanks for showing how to do it. I will give this one a try! If I make a mess - it's only card!
Love Myra xx

Sue Balawajder said...

Very pretty, was not sure at first but really like it.

lycar123 said...

So pretty and such a basically simple idea. Thank you x

Linda Simpson said...

61 days to go :) this is gorgeous, love folk art. You are so talented and looking forward to see what you create for us tomorrow
Hugs
Linda xxx

Linda Marriott said...

Absolutely beautiful, Leonie! Cannot wait for you to be back on our screens xxx

jan said...

A really pretty folk art heart and such a beautiful sentiment. Much love and many hugs Leonie xxx ❤️

stephen nicholls said...

love the sentiment Leonie your now living your wish again & more so soon love & hugs xxx

http://melaniesproductions.blogspot.co.uk said...

Fantastic thanks for showing us

Margaret A said...

Fell in love with this one straight away. Great technique. Thanks Leonie. X

Margaret A said...

Fell in love with this one straight away. Great technique. Thanks Leonie. X

Karen McCaughern said...

This is fantastic and so easy to do when shown, can't wait to see what techniques you come up with in tomorrow's project. Thanks for sharing, Karen Xxx

Theresa said...

I remember you doing that technique I must have a go Cheers Leonie x

karenlotty said...

You do make it look so easy I will definitely give it a try

jac777 said...

:) xx

Anonymous said...

You make the most beautiful creations Leonie, so pleased you are sharing

Happy Crafting
Pam

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Leonie.
Thank you so much a lovely technique.
Take care and have fun, Kitty.

carol edwards said...

What a lovely technique Leoni and its simple but really effective. Thanks for sharing x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Leonie, what a masterclass and masterpiece. Thank you for explaining this so clearly. I might even have a go sometime! Best wishes Jackie x

Jackie Durrant said...

PS I think the clock on your blog needs adjustment. You are only 8 hours out!!! I was tucked up in bed at 00.38

TraceyB said...

You've made me want to get my paints out play, lovely tutorial xx

Helen Webb said...

I love this Leonie. I have the kits for this and so you have inspired me to get some word stamps and to create some hanging art :) x

ChrisP said...

Another lovely creation Leonie...what a brilliant idea...Folk It...ing around a stamped design...thank you xx

Cally said...

Beautiful x

Sarah Brennan said...

Such a clear tutorial, excellent pictures too. Thanks for sharing the technique.

Tracy Welham said...

Wow, think this is my favourite creation so far! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Leonie Pujol said...

Thank you for your comments everyone. I love the Folk It kits - honestly it's so easy. This took about 30 minutes to do!! Honestly, if I'd have found this years ago when I did my craft fairs, me and my sister would have been....I was going to say rich, but we may just have been a bit drunker (my sister and I used to do craft fairs together and often drink the profits, we had a lovely time). Give it a go everyone - it's very satisfying xx

Diane said...

Thanks for sharing leonie, it's a great technique and haven't seen it before....will definitely have a go, it's so effective. Love it! X

Rosiemac said...

Loving this series - and great to 'see' you back. Don't suppose you saw C&C Cake Academy today - this technique !!!