Monday, 2 August 2010

Hello :)

Here is what has been keeping me busy the last couple of days, I made it with my new Lavinia Stamps, which i have stamped firstly onto blue metallic card, then white metallic card and then the wings onto acetate, I then cut sections from each of these to create this decoupage effect, the moon is raised using silicone glue, and then highlighteed with glossy accents and super fine glitter dust. I am hoping (if I can suss out how!) to enter this into a challenge iv spotted! Watch this space!

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Mixed day today, started by trying to dig out my crafting corner from the mess it had become, and put in place the new storage, half way thru when the living room looked outside down and im sat almost in tears thinking why did i ever start I was hating the whole procedure, now, much closer to the finish I'm feeling full of inspiration and I've come searching for a challange to try and enter (eeek my first ever one!) this has also been helped by a trip up to wrexham with the art stamps show, and buying some seriously gorgeous stamps from Lavinia Stamps, cant wait to try them now! I also bought some beautiful paper flowers from our shop (Artists Within) yesterday and can feel a fab combination of all my new goodies coming on :) happy happy happy!!!! :D

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Yey one job down ;)

:) xx

well today im happy with the look of this, now I just need to figure out why its telling everyone im called Simone?? and how i can fix that!

VERY EXCITED I've got my new storage arriving for my craft area today, yey yey yey

I also MUST make a start on Milo's door plaque that I've been commisioned for, cute name!

and I'm also cracking on with the shops blog too and wil add a link when I sus out how to!

ttfn :) x

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Wahooo, now this is starting to feel like my kinda den! hope you like the updates, now I just need to add some pictures lol :) x
Hello! well today I have spent the morning battling setting up the shops blog, which I think I have now cracked and will link this to it in a sec so you can check it out from here too! I have finally got my head round how to add funky background thanks to a very helpful site, and am now off to dress my page in a better style!, please check out the shops blog - artists within motorvation! bye for now :) x

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Well I'm new to this and already have had lots of issues! I cant add the background I would like to, I have however added its matching header so will try again another day, the battle with it however is currently making me want to fling the computer at the wall, so I best stop it for now!

OK so me, I'm 29 (only in body, my mind is still very much 15!) I'm a mother of THE two very best children in the world Joel and Erin and the wife (the whiff) of David. I currently juggle them along with running an art and craft shop in the Wirral with my mum (hi mum!!) teach classes and demos and try to fit in as much making and creating as my little fingers can keep up with (I just don't do any house work hee hee).

I have been creative since before I can remember, my mum tells me she learnt the secret to keeping me quite from an early age when she handed me a Biro and her old diary as she tried to cook the dinner and I sat transfixed as I realised this strange stick made marks where I wanted it to, after that I think I was handed that strange stick quite a lot and I was soon very hooked.

Another moment in my hazy memory was when I was in infants and I cut a squirrel out of paper for an autumn project, the teacher, impressed, asked me how I had done it, so I told her, I just cut it out, and she chastised me saying , No! you drew it first, and I corrected her, no I just cut it out, and proceeded to cut another one out of paper, I got hauled up for every art project after that! (not that I minded that of course!)

I remember being about 7 and my mum buying me my first set of Fimo blocks, we made a nativity set together, and since then I have been making models of anything and everything I can think of, I tend to lean more towards prosculpt for my figures now though as i just ADORE the stuff!

I have the advantage in this sort of life of an art teacher dad with incredible talent and a very supportive mum who has always shown me I can follow which ever path I want to and has backed me all the way. Because of this I have been able to play to my strengths and enjoyed full and varied learning experiences and gained good qualifications.

As you can see I like playing with a range of medium as long as I'm making I'm happy!
I do tend to go through "moods" of what I fancy doing and most recently I have definatly been going through one of my card making moods! which is usful as I'm running card classes in work at the mo, I have also been asked to design Christmas cards for a magazine so spent a good week and a half making them, you gotta love Christmas in July! lol

I will add pictures soon as I figure them out, in the mean time I do have a few bits on :)

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29 mum of two, love all things arts and craftsy!