Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Rusty Wings

Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a brand New Year soon. I have had a little play with some crafting supplies......I was good after all and certain people (Other Half) obviously did not read my blog!! If anyone has any lino carving tips they will be gratefully received,I asked for a set for Christmas and now it looks daunting!

Today I have a little something I made on greyboard. Not quite sure how to describe it but quirky will do,I guess!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create,Anything Goes

Butterfly Challenge,All kinds of fairies

Creative Card Crew,Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination,Anything Goes

Mixed Media Place,Wings

Not Just Cards,Anything Goes

Through The Craftroom Door,Anything Goes

The die cuts are Cheery Lynn(thanks once again Julie) embossed with Ranger Antiquities powder,Wendy Vecchi crackle paste,Faber Castell Pitt brush pens,a red watercolour,posca pen and the girl/angel/ghost/fairy....take your pick....was handrawn with a Stabilo All black pencil and then gone over with a wet brush. I can see why the wonderful Dina Wakley loves these pencils

Hope you like it

Donna x


  1. Lino carving tipps:

    1. Always cut away from your body, never towards the body or hands.
    2. You can use screw clamps to hold the lino plate in place.
    3. To soften the lino you can put it on a radiator (or in the oven at low temperature) for some time. It will be easier to cut this way.
    4. Start with the thin V-shaped blade to cut the outlines and thin lines, then use the wider U-blade to cut away all the lino inside the outlined shapes.
    5. There are lino plates of different hardness available. I recommend to start with the softer ones at the beginning.

    And yes, it is a bit intimidating. Had to teach it with 12 to 14 year old pupils to demonstrate them the ways and design of letter press printing....always scared me a lot. since there are softer lino plates on the market it has become a lot safer.

    Have fun!
    Claudia x

  2. Thankyou for fluttering into my fairy challenge. Fantastic that you hand drew your image and I like the wings added in a different material. Looks like corrugated cardboard but not sure. The butterflies are back on the next challenge. hugs Mrs A.

  3. Great tag, yes quirky it is. I love how your mind works - I am too structured and logical sometimes to be creative - you have it down to a tee!!! I just love the eclectic elements you bring together. Nxx

  4. Quirky is one word, trancendental is another both equally wonderful descriptions Donna. Your Tag is amazing, flows with great shapes and colours, love it!

    Please remember my opinions are the side effects of my multitude of medications, sometimes nutty with a side order of wow...

    New Year Hugz
    Mo:-) xxx

  5. Beautifully drawn, ooooh you are clever. Love the variety of colours, textures and mediums, mixed media at its best.
    Amanda x

  6. Inky! I love your quirky creations and this one is no exception! You know I was reading your description of supplies to see what is the wonderful stamp that you used for the girl only to find out that you drew it! You clever girl!! She's gorgeous! Beautiful artwork!
    See I got a cookbook just to annoy me.. Apparently there must be one each Christmas.. :)
    All the very best for 2015! Big hugs,
    Ingrid xxx

  7. This definitely qualifies as "mixed media" art, and I love it! Love the quirky mix of elements, Donna! Great focal image here...go, Donna! No reason you can't enter this in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge--where "Anything Goes!"

  8. So very Avant Garde! I love it! Very nicely executed! Thanks for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  9. Wow Donna, you are so creative! This is gorgeous, so full of colour and life! Just another in a long line of creations that have made me smile! Thanks for always leaving such lovely and kind messages on my blog, I truly cherish them all!

    Here's to another year of laughter, love and crafting!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! Big hugs :)

  10. This is so brilliant.................love the heart!

  11. Lovely tag...so much to enjoy looking at it. Thanks for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination.

    Lynn, ID DT

  12. Refreshingly quirky as always Donna! Beautiful ghosty girl, love the drawing. Wishing your a Happy New Year and looking forward to more quirky creations from you. Hugs Ruth xx

  13. Wonderful Project! I love everything about it! Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week and please come and play again.

  14. very original tag! happy new year!

  15. Absolutely fabulous! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place Creative Gym!


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