Pretty Gets Gritty Design Team

Through the porthole

I love paying with cardboard. It has so many uses and was ideal to show off Lynette Jasper's Sprays. Here is the first project I made for the Pretty Gets Gritty Shows onHochanda TV Friday 27th July at 10am and 3pm.
This took quite a bit of work but I love the way it looks like the inside of a rusty shipwrecks porthole showing the blue sea and its underwater sea life outside.
The bolts around the porthole are chipboard discs and a flatback bead on top.
The rivets are also flat backed pearls
And the lovely fish, crab and Starfish are all on the show.

The process I followed was this:
I used the back of my canvas as a base. I cut pieces of old corrugated cardboard and fitted it around the canvas and the MDF wreath shape I used as my port hole.
When I was happy with the look I stuck all of the cardboard in place but not the wreath.
Once dry I peeled off some of the cardboard to show the corrugated texture.
Next I added pearl as rivets along the joins in the cardboard. Once dry I started to Build my colours by painting the whole thing (and the wreath) in black gesso.Once dry it started spraying the background with Lynette's sprays, starting with the chalk sprays and allowing it to dry between each colour.
I followed the same process with the wreath/porthole but before I sprayed I used some of the marble effect texture paste to make the rust marks around the edges. Next I sprayed to match the background.
For the sea I scrunched up some kids drawing paper and then flattened it out. I then used the new chalk sprays and powders to create the background. I allowed this to dry naturally so that I got maximum lines and puddle marks.
I placed the paper under the porthole and stuck both in place on the background making sure that i created a small dip in the sea piece for the sea creatures.
Lastly I painted and stuck the sea life in the post hole and allowed to dry thoroughly.
The canvas looks very different in different lights. You saw the finished piece at the top of the page. Here is another photo taken outside.
If you have any questions please comment below and make sure you watch Lynette Jasper. The design team have all been busy making wonderful inspiration for you.
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Christmas In July

Yes I know beautiful sunny weather outside but if you don't start now you won't be ready in time lol. This next project is one I made for Lynette Jasper's DT Pretty Gets Gritty airing in Hochanda TV today.
It is very difficult to show how beautiful the sprays are used on mdf but here are a few close ups which might help

and here is the process I followed.

Stick your baubles around the mdf wreath using Gel Medium and making sure that they are piled on top of each other. Leave to dry (this takes about two hours in this heat)

Now paint the whole wreath with white gesso and while this is drying pick out a word, some trees, stars and poinsettias and also cover with white gesso.

Use your sprays to colour the wreath and embellishments and allow to dry naturally (this will make the colours more intense.

Stick your trees to the back of the wreath as shown in the main picture.

Add the poinsettias, stars to the wreath and add some glitter to the stars.

Add the red dotty paper to the back of the wreath and stick in place.

To finish heat emboss your word using gold embossing powder (I did this twice) and stick the word in place.

Here are a list of the products I have used. You can find them all HERE

Craft Buddy Mixed Media Double Sided Papers.
MDF Wreath Blank
Lynette Jasper set of 96 MDF Baubles
Lynette Jasper set of 18 MDF Words
Lynette Jasper set of 48 MDF Trees
Lynette Jasper set of 78 MDF Christmas Shapes
Pearl Spray Winter Cherry (FDPS 10)
Spray Chameleon Gentle Shabby (FDSH 03)
Spray Metallic Greens With Gold (FDML 17)

I have another project to share tomorrow xx

All together

and finally some candid shots of the projects on air and in a group.
ooh I forgot the wings. These were made using some of the large chipboard pieces. I used texture paste through one of the stencils in the beginners kit.
and then I sprayed them with the beautiful sprays launched this time.

Don't forget you can still order the products to make these projects on Hochanda. (links below)
I am working on some new projects so I promise I will share as soon as I can. xx

Shadow Box

All three shows on Hochanda TV were a great success today with loads of sell outs. This is another one of my projects made for the show. I used one of the 8" Shadow Boxes (you can find them HERE)
The secret to making a shadow box is to add layers inside to build up a 3d scene. I used some of the gorgeous sprays for this project, the texture paste and one of Lynette Jasper's stencils.
Don't forget you can watch all three shows on REWIND. I will definitely be making more of these.x

Circle Canvas for my mum

I really enjoyed making this one.All the items I have used can be found on Hochanda TV on Thursday starting at 8am.

The background is one of Lynette Jasper's new stencils and newly released Texture Paste.
The frame, birds, flowers and fence are all available to buy and they are super cute with so many uses.
The whole canvas was covered in the black gesso and when dry I used a wax over the top to bring out the detail. Hope you like it xx


Ready for Fathers Day

I was so excited to receive my Pretty Gets Gritty DT kit and to find the fantastic box frames inside was a bonus. As you know I lost my dad three years ago but it doesn't stop me from thinking of him so this year I have made a Fathers Day frame.
 I made it using some of the many beautiful products designed by Lynette Jasper for Hochanda TV this coming Thursday. The frame was painted in white gesso and then stamped with the word stamps available on the show. The flowers , trellis and wording are also available and were painted with acrylic paint.
The shows start at 8am on Thursday and for those of you who can't watch Hochanda on the television here is a link so that you can watch the shows on the computer

Loads more to share so don't miss out. Join Lynette on Thursday. You won't regret it xx

Mixed Media doesn't have to be messy

Not all mixed media has to be paste and paint. Sometimes just mixing up papers and fussy cutting is all you need to do. So here are some cards and a canvas I made for Lynette Jasper.

Card One - no stamping here just beautiful papers and a bit of fussy cutting.
This is all stamped and I have taken this picture three times and still don't know why the sentiment is showing black. Weird lol
Card three - Now on this one i have used papers and stickers however if you look closely you will see that the pattern at the top and the bottom of the card is one of the new stencils. I used Faded Jeans Distress Oxide and when dry added little white dots in the centre of each one.
Card four - made using a cream and black paper and coloured in using Pro-Markers
Card five - this time using the new stamps and a bit of colour
Lastly was the canvas. For those of you who hate getting your hands dirty but want to make your own canvas, this is the one for you. All I did was cover one of Lynette's shaped canvas with paper and add cut outs and stickers to the top. I did add a bit of glued tissue but you could miss that step.
I was so excited to use my embossing powder again to enhance some of the papers design. Enjoyed doing this.
And here is the whole collection.

Well that's it for now. Time for a few days rest but I'll be back xx

Pretty Gets Gritty Show Projects May 2018

Loads to share today all of which are projects made for Hochanda tv programme last Saturday and Sunday.
All product links are at the bottom of this post .
Firstly an MDF Organiser decorated with the paper that came as part of the kit and Lynette Jasper's new stamps
I embossed the edges of the stamped leaves using pva glue and gold embossing powder.
I also made two tags which I backed with cardboard.

 The embossed detail is one of Lynette Jasper's new stencils, texture paste with embossing powder sprinkled on the top and then heat dried.
Tag two  and this time I used the wooden frame from the Organiser kit and stamps from the show.
Here's a bit more detail. Loving those stamped words.

You can find all of the stamps and stencils HERE and HERE
The Organiser Kit HERE
and the Canvas HERE

Pretty Gets Gritty - Baby Ring

Once again this ring is lovely to hang on a new baby's door. 
I love the mdf bunting and the alphabet letters
I only use a little bit of texture on the teddy bear but you could really go to town with texture paste to make a fur like effect.
the little feet are really cute and could also be used on a beach projects as footsteps in the sand.
and to finish off here is a picture of all three together
I really enjoyed making these. Hope you enjoyed the show xx

DT Pretty Gets Gritty - Princess Wreath

This one was my favourite and would be so cool as a door hanger for a little girls bedroom.
I loved the tiny mdf diamond rings and the gorgeous pink flowers
and if I made this one again I would make the carriage and title more glittery.
The wheels on the carriage were coated with NUVU Crystals to make them stand out. I will share the last of my three wreathes tomorrow. Don't forget you can still buy your Wreath Kits HERE. xx

DT Pretty Gets Gritty - Floral Wreath

Four projects that I can share now. This first I decorated with enamel looking flowers. Actually it was a bit easier than that because I used Ranger Perfect Pearls and NUVO Crystal Drops
The Vines on the right are glittered plastic painted with Gesso and waxed/
And the flowers on the left were self supporting, carefully glued together with Matte Medium.
You can still see the shows on Hochanda ReWind on 23rd and 24th April where you can also buy all of the elements for this project. Another one tomorrow xx

Pretty Gets Gritty projects 7/4/18

I've already shown the altered box I did for the Hochandatv show which you can find HERE however I also made a few other projects including this puzzle frame using the MDF puzzle pieces and the new sprays. 
I have put links below to the products which are now available to buy online.
Next there was an old purse which I altered. There was nothing wrong with the purse except for a bit of wear and tear on the front so I thought I would give it a new lease of life.
I used a matte Gel Medium first, then Black Gesso and then Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-White Gold over the top.
Then There was the layout made from Jigsaw Pieces

The white resin frames were painted with black gesso and then wax added.
a card and an Art Journal Cover using the fantastic sticky back fabric and Eileen Hulls Journal Die
and that's about it I think so I'll leave you the links to the products below. Have a great day xx

White Resin Frames
Heavy White Gesso
Cream Lace
MDF Jigsaw Puzzle pieces
Sprays - Pretty Jewels
Sticky back A4 fabric sheets
Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - White Gold
Black Gesso
3D Matte Gel

Altered Card Box

It's nearly time again for the Pretty Gets Gritty Design Team led by Lynette Jasper to strut our stuff on Hochandatv. Here is one of my projects for the shows
This is not a book but an old Christmas card box decorated with the new MDF, frames and corners available on Saturdays shows.
Here is a bit more detail

There will be loads and loads of inspiration on the show and Lynette will be demoing live on air. The shows start at 8am on Saturday 7th April and then again at 12noon and 4pm so don't forget to watch and check out you baskets because you won't want to miss out xx

Hochanda TV Sunday 18th Feb

At last I can share a few pieces that I have made for the Pretty Gets Gritty with Craft Buddy. I have really enjoyed making these and you can see loads more inspiration on Hochanda TV this Sunday at 7am, 10am and 12noon. Don;t miss out because all of the products are really scrummy.

I have made a short video which you can see at the bottom of this post but first here the pictures.
Past, Present, Future
Mantle Clock
and here is a video to show a bit more of the detail.
Hope you enjoy the shows xx


Three Mixed Media Cards

And finally for this round of Pretty Gets Gritty I made three mixed media cards using the kit I was sent and a few ribbons from a previous kit
The middle one I made again for my mums birthday and she was so please with it she is going to put it in a 3d frame. Result xx


Three Hearts Wall Hanging

So easy to make with these beautiful MDF words. This is mainly because they are slightly thicker than the ones I normally buy and I was made up when Lynette Jasper sent them to me to use.
Here are a few detail pictures 

If you watched Hochanda today you would have seen them hanging from the window behind the set. Love the detail in these. xx



Really loved making this canvas for Pretty Gets Gritty DT. I've been dying to use the reverse of a canvas and this worked so well.
The new kits are being demonstrated by the lovely Lynette Jasper on Hochanda on Sunday 19th November so don't forget to tune in.
I tried for ages to photograph the canvas to capture the BLING and sparkle created by the glitter but to no avail. Lets just say its a dazzler. xxx

Pretty Gets Gritty

Last month I was lucky enough to join the Pretty Gets Gritty Design Team working with Lynette Jasper and a fantastically creative Design Team.

The kit I received was amazing and I had great fun using it. Lynette went live on Hochanda on 7th and 8th October with three different kits and they were a great success.

Here are the three projects I made for the show.
All were mixed media with varying degrees of grungyness. The first piece and the easiest to do was the simple black and cream frame
The black background was made using the black gems and pinheads in the Ebony kit along with papers and flowers which were to die for.

The second was a mixed media round canvas using an assortment of flowers from several kits. The larger red flowers are actually the peony taken apart and turned upside down to give a more open look and the background was made using one of the stencils on the show.
The last piece was a another board canvas again using the stencils as a background and softer colours.
As with most of my mixed media pieces I like to use a photograph of other image. I just cant get away from the scrapbooker in me lol. 

If you want to see the shows and see what was in the kits follow this link to Hochanda

Looking forward to receiving my next kit. xx

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