Itsy Bitsy Forest

Toad & Magic

This cute free standing forest is from the incomparable That Craft Place.  I’ve been working on it off and on for a couple of weeks so can’t quite remember what colours of paint I used (both DecoArt and Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer).  The trees were too bright for my taste so I spritzed DoCrafts Hematite ink spray which added some lovely shadows.  However, they were a bit too silvery from the spray so I then spritzed black and dirty martini Dylusions which made them perfect in their imperfections.  I used to like everything to be smooth and even and then I met Lisa, Neil, and Mark! lol  I now HATE even!  The three trees are now all quite different despite using the same products and techniques and look organic.  I used autumnal colours from the shimmer paints as I wanted the base to look like fallen leaves.  The well named Rich Oak from the shimmer paints was perfect for the stags.

It’s the Mixed Media team’s turn this fortnight at That Craft Place.  We’d love to see your projects!

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My first video

Growing up my mum took hundreds of videos of me riding.  Mostly over fences classes so I could watch and learn from my mistakes (of which there were plenty!).  This though is my first crafty video.  I did it by just holding my tablet in one (shakey) hand so I apologise for the quality! lol

Three of us regulars at That Craft Place in Eastbourne have missed the regular classes so we decided to put crafty days on ourselves.  Fortunately, Mickie is the queen of mini books and has about 2 years worth of books to teach us.  This is the first one.  We met up again on the 11th for the next one, but if you’re interested in joining us, the third one (we’ll get you up to speed if necessary) will be the second Saturday of October (always on the second Saturday).

All the dies used are available from That Craft Place.  I’ve been having lots of fun with this little book and have made 2 more which I’ll show soon.

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