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Hiya, I'm a busy Mum (of 6) and full time carer to my eldest son. I love paper, ribbons, buttons, stamps.....in fact anything crafty lol and i share my work space ( and stash!) with my 12 year old daughter, Rebecca (Bex). Please leave a comment if you call so I know you've been, I would love to visit you back and please become a follower if you like what you see. Thanks for popping by.........
'She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted the sails' - Elizabeth Edwards

Monday, 6 June 2016

A mixed media weekend!



Morning lovelies, hope you're all well!
Did you have a lovely weekend? We had gorgeous sunshine, well gorgeous if you like it but you know what a misery guts I am when it comes to the weather.........I much prefer Autumn & Winter! It was lovely though, to be able to dry the washing outside.....it always smells so much nicer, don't you think......and nothing beats snuggling up in line-dried fresh bedding......it's the simple things lol!
I had a lovely crafty play this weekend........I altered an old jar for my new-ish craft room! I recently moved from my beautiful teal & cream craft room as I was struggling to get upstairs & I now craft in  my equally lovely purple dining room.......but nothing matches so I have a good excuse to play!
 I took inspiration from one of the makes in Craft Stamper magazine, although I was a bit heavy handed with the crackle paint lol.......it did crackle, just not as well as I would have liked! I started by covering the jar with white Gesso, then added the crackle then dabbed with distress paint. I dyed the seam binding with the same paint & added a few embellishments......and I love it! It perfectly matches my room......and keeps my pens & pencils tidy!
And if I fancy a change it looks fab with a battery operated tealight in!
Below is a sneak peak of my very 1st mixed media girl.....I sketched her a while ago but finally got around to adding her a to a canvas.........hopefully I'll be brave enough to show her to you!
Rightio, better go......I have more washing to peg out lol! Thanks for calling, have a lovely day &
I'll see you soon.
xx
You can find my candy HERE
You can find my ATC swap HERE

challenges
have a ball at Dragonfly Journeys
recycle at Glitter & Sparkle
anything goes + purple at More Mixed Media
crackle at Country View Crafts


23 comments:

  1. Beautiful altered jar gorgeous colours and that butterfly is amazing, Kate x

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  2. Gorgeous and beautiful Jo and just love the colour's
    Dianne xx :)

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  3. Wonderful jar Jo love the colours and embellishments

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  4. WOW Jo, this recycled jar is soooo pretty!! Love it! Fabulous colours and the seam binding it's an amazing detail! Love also very much the butterfly!Crackle paint is strange.... I have seen that I put a lot of it in a thick layer if I want that it crackle well. (and so it becomes more expensive...). But the glass of your jar has come out wonderfully! Great place for your pens!
    It's also a fab idea putting inside a tealight!
    Hugs and love!

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  5. This is wonderful, Jo! Loving the purple. Can't wait to see your canvas when you decide to share it with all of us. :-D

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  6. So beautiful! I love the butterfly! Hugs, Robin

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  7. Ooooooo very posh Jo !! Purple is my new fav colour sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  8. Your looks fab Jo and of course I adore the butterfly. Hugs Mrs A.

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  9. Ooh this is gorgeous Jo!! love the shades of purple and the fab textures… this will look awesome with a tea light in too!!
    Hope you get your new crafting area how you want it...have a good week hun!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

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  10. This is fabulous Jo. I love the colours and it will look lovely in your room x

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  11. Hi Jo, what a great altered jar,lovely colours.Thanks for entering our crackle challenge over at Country View x
    Jane DT

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  12. Ooooh a very pretty project and so useful too for storing all sorts of items.
    Lorraine

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  13. This is gorgeous Jo, such a beautiful butterfly and pretty colours.
    Pauline
    x

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  14. So pretty ! thank you for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

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  15. Hi Jo,
    what a wonderful piece of mixed media.
    The colours are so very vibrant and wonderful.
    I haven't entered your candy draw as I already own that set of dies, but haven't used them yet.
    So I thought I would leave it to those who haven't got them.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  16. Jo your jar is beautiful. Funnily enough I am experimenting with crackle mediums right now too, lol! Love the butterfly stamp/die you used, it's just a gorgeous upcycled project and one that many of us would love to have.
    I get what you mean about the weather - this heat is horrid for me because it makes me ache more than usual and totally drains me of energy. It's sad because I used to love this sort of weather but now I much prefer autumn and if it's not too wet/hot spring - winter can be too cold for me bones, crikey I sound like an old lady, grrr! Will be entering your candy next, thank you for letting me know about it, so nice of you Karen x

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    1. I forgot to say share your face too - I know the fear myself of sharing what we draw you will only find friends who will encourage you, promise xx

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  17. Hi Jo! I love your pretty jar and that you took something old and made it new again and beautiful too. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week, and I hope to see you back again :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

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  19. Stunning!
    Thanks for joining us at More mixed media Challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

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  20. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at More Mixed Media. Hope to see you again next time.

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