Thursday, 27 October 2011

shabby chic

 i've discovered annie sloan's chalk paint which is amazing stuff, it can be painted onto just about any surface without having to prepare at all and by layering colours you can then just rub it back to get that shabby chic look.
 so i decided to have a go on my sewing desk in the studio
 and this was the result!
then i got carried away and had a go on a dark wood side table that really didn't fit in with the new house - shabby chic chateau grey seems to be a big improvement. i'm off to buy some more paint!

Friday, 21 October 2011

a trip acrsoss the water

amazing roman mosaics

a view of the needles

wonderful sunset

cliffs at alum bay

sunday morning flotilla
 last weekend we were on the isle of wight visiting vectis quilters. had a great time all the girls were very welcoming and good fun and we had an extra two days exploring the island in perfect weather - whoever ordered that then thank you very much!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

hoo's spirit

a painted and distressed lutrador mask

the mask on its fabric background

i've been playing with more ideas for the mask project and at last have found what i have been looking for. painted and distressed lutrador knocked back with fuse fx, gives a lovely surface and is crying out for more dstressed metal and rust techniques. watch this space!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

nearly there

at long last the scaffolding is down and the site hut has gone - house number 2 is looking good.