Thursday, 30 July 2015


Are you into ATBs? Artist Trading Blocks? Creating with cubes, in other words
Calico Craft Parts has a selection of cube kits, just perfect for all that ATB art!
My DT piece this week just happens to be one of those ATBs...

Of course, that's just a sneeky peek.... to see the whole thing you'll need to pop on over HERE!
Feel free to leave me a comment :)

Have a fab day everyone,
Trish xxxx

Monday, 20 July 2015

Butterfly Dream!

I have a DT post over on the WOW! Embossing powder blog today.... lots of embossed vellum butterflies! I haven't done this for ages, you forget how effective some techniques are! A little peek...

The whole project is now live over on the blog HERE...
Have a lovely day everyone!
Trish xxx

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

WOW! and VLVS!

All this week there is a fabulous collaboration happening between two great companies....

It is my turn today over on the WOW! blog, I'm sharing a framed home decor piece using both WOW! powders and Viva Las Vegas Stamps.... You'll need to go over to the WOW! blog HERE to see the whole thing, but I can share a little of the process here too....

I created a painty background, then stamped some wonderful VLVS images in black ink...

I used white embossing powder to emboss the writing circle design, and more white (and black) powder to create splatters...

I cut a word from black card as my final touch, then embossed it with black powder to give it a fab shine!

Hope you like it!
Don't forget to hop on over to the VLVS blog HERE to see more inspiration!
This event last all week, so check the WOW! and VLVS blogs to see all the other wonderful creations by the rest of the DT!

      Find WOW! : 
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Have a great day,
Trish xxx

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Mexico moods!

 We have a fabulous summer challenge for you over at Our Creative Corner!

The theme is.....

Mexico Moods

We want you to grab any inspiration you like from these wonderfully exotic photographs...

Go for colours, shapes, textures, objects or style.
There is certainly plenty of inspiration to choose from here in this selection of glorious, vivid, colourful photographs.

Join us in the summer holiday mood....!!!

We have some FABULOUS prizes on offer! TWO prizes for TWO randomly drawn winners!

 There is a $20 voucher for anything Stampington over on!

Stampington are also offering a $2 voucher for EVERYONE who enters the challenge (1 per person) how great is that!

We also have the fabulous Tando as a sponsor...

Tando are offering a wonderful surprise selection or products to the winner!

My take on the mood board?
This little hanging panel! 

Have a great day!
Trish xxxxx

Monday, 22 June 2015

Here Comes The Sun

It's a Summer theme this month over at the WOW! Embossing Powder blog!
My contribution is this page:

Lots more pictures over on the blog HERE right now!

Have a fabulous day,
Trish xxx

Friday, 19 June 2015

Hidden Objects: Wish!

So happy to be back guesting on the PaperArtsy blog tonight!
The theme is 'Hidden Objects'... and I'm going to be mean and make you hop on over to the PA blog HERE to find out exactly what I did to embrace the theme!
Not totally mean though, here is a pic to be going on with..

(I know.... nothing about that says 'Hidden Object' does it? he he he... you'll need to go look!)
Have a great weekend everyone!
Trish xxxx

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Be A Dreamer Today

Calico Craft Parts are rather fabulous.. you need to take a little trip over there and see what's in store, so much to get the imagination firing!
My DT project today uses rather a lot of them... and if you're into this style of crafting, then these embellishments work wonderfully!

The whole thing is now live over on the Calico Craft parts blog..... HERE!

Have a great day!
Trish xxx

Saturday, 13 June 2015


Yep, been drawing again.... an open eyed whimsy girl for a change rather than the 'eek I'm too scared to do an eye' closed eye person!
This is my DT piece for A Sprinkle Of Imagination today, and is now live over on the blog HERE...

Have a lovely weekend!
Trish xxx

Monday, 1 June 2015

What Makes You Smile?

So, what makes you smile? That's the theme for the June challenge over at Our Creative Corner!
Jan is our host, and this is what she has to say:

 What makes you smile 

Close your eyes for a few minutes, relax and think about something that makes you smile..............
It could be a special person, a favourite place, a quote, an incident, the list is endless!
Your June challenge is to create something that will make us smile, it could be a scrapbook or journal page, a canvas, a tag, whatever your imagination dictates.

Our sponsor this month is Tando Creative!

Tando Creative are offering a selection of products for the winner of this months challenge, a prize well worth winning!
What makes me smile?
Creating painty backgrounds and drawing quirky figures!

I thought I would share just how my figure came into being. First, she was sketched out onto watercolour paper, and cut out. Yes, poor girl looks weird as she has no hair yet!

Sketch out the shape of the dress onto text paper...

Cut it out...

Make sure it fits!

Do the same for the wings..

Glue the text in place...

I then painted the dress...

And then added stamping for extra detail...

Her face was then painted..

And the whole  thing stuck to the background..

Now the hair can be sketched in...

and painted...

I added extra details to the hair with a fine liner pen..

My background is a typical 'Trish' painty, stencilly and stamped affair..

I added a heart and some words...

 As a finishing touch I edged the whole figure, with a smudgy black pencil.
I hope you like her!

Don't forget, the 'What Makes You Smile' challenge can be found over on the Our Creative Corner blog now!

Love Trish xxx

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Red Shoes

I've gone back into a 'draw people' phase! I'm practising sketching bodies in lots of different positions (sounds weird...they're all fully clothed, promise!) , today I want to share a dancing girl I have created for my DT turn over at A Sprinkle Of Imagination.....

Yep, you'll have to pop on over to see the whole thing! :)

She is now live over on the ASOI blog HERE
Have a lovely day!
Trish xxxxx