Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Twelve Month Challenge Winner

Twelve Month Challenge Winner


Morning all!

I cannot believe that today is
the last day of February.  It
has been such a busy month and
maybe the is why it flew past 
like a rocket...............!

While you are all here, thought 
I'd give you a quick heads up 
that there's blog candy coming
especially for our loyal followers.
So if you are not already a
follower, now might be a good
time to become one

Right.  Back to the business
of the day, which is of course
announcing the winner of
the February Challenge

We had thirteen entries this
month and very well done to
all of you.

The Random Generator was
given all the numbers:


and the winner is:

No 7


Congratulations Julia!

Please contact me at
mickiecraftbarn@gmail.com
so I can send you your prize

Commiserations everyone else 
and good luck to all of you for
next month

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx



















Sunday, 26 February 2017

Wishing Well



Wishing Well


Hallo Again!
and
Welcome back
to the Wishing Well

Today is Part Two of Helen Chilton's
super article on Brushos:

"Watercolouring with Brushos:


These fine crystals are basically a watercolour. 


Sprinkle into your palette or on your craft mat 
and spritz to activate

Then just paint.



You can mix the colours and do any 
watercolour techniques you want.



Drippy colouring:

Sprinkle powder onto your craft mat 
(couldn't find mine so used some plastic instead!) 
and spritz.


Then dip in your card to pick up the colour.





Stencilling with Brushos:


Lay stencil over card and sprinkle over your Brushos.


Spritz and....


Hey Presto! There you have it!


Don't waste the colour on the stencil, 
flip it over and press down onto card.


You get a reverse image of the stencil


Here you can compare the two.




Stamping with Brushos:


Ink up stamp with an old VersaMark ink pad 
(not your brand new one!).



Sprinkle on Brushos - I tend to work in colour blocks, 
but you can also mix them up.


(You can see what I mean by an old VersaMark inkpad here 
- don't know why I say 'old' - all mine look like this! 
Sandy won't let me near the ones in the studio!)

Rub in...


Spritz about 3 times...


.....and stamp. 

You can stamp several times without 
adding more Brushos, just respritz every 
other impression.

These are just some of the techniques 
you can do with Brushos - there's lots of other 
exciting stuff that I can't fit in here. 

Make sure you have a look at all the blog posts
 when we do Brushos week! 

I just love these little pots of magic!"



Super tutorial Helen, thank you
and like you I am looking forward
to Brusho and Vintage Stamps
in a couple of months time!





So everyone, don't forget to let us know what 
you would like to see explained in the Wishing Well.
Don't be shy - just email me

mickiecraftbarn@gmail.com

Remember, you will not be the only
one to have bought a mystery item -
how do I know that?................!!


"Til next time

Mickie xx








Saturday, 25 February 2017

Rice Paper


Rice Paper

Hi there!

Today is the last day
in the Rice Paper set.
Hope you have enjoyed these
projects as much as I have

Today's project will take
your breath away...........

Here is Hazel Harler to
talk you through her
gorgeous project:


" I needed to make a thank you card for a neighbour
 and thought it would be nice to make a tea light card.


I searched the internet for a template and
 found one made by Crafters Companion. 
I cut the card and box from green card



I covered the card and box with a some pretty rice paper
 and attached some ribbon and lining to the inside of the card, 
then I die cut a window in the top of the box.


I glued a piece of acetate insideof the window 
and glued the box to the card 
leaving the opening for the tealights at the top


I lightly dry brushed some white acrylic paint 
on the front of the card being careful 
not to cover the birds. 

The two flowers were stamped onto tissue 
paper with black archival ink


I stamped some script onto the cover and then 
cut out the flowers and glued them to the card.


I coloured a tag with watercolour and stamped the flower. 
I'm going to write a note on this for my neighbour.
 The box was filled with tea lights."




Many thanks Hazel.  I'm sure your neighbour
was delighted to receive such a lovely Thank You


This would make a really nice card/present
for every occasion.  

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx