IXXI

My new IXXI is up in my bedroom and I love it. It took about an hour to install and was pretty easy.
This is the box it arrived in. Its from the Netherlands and did not take long to arrive at all, a little over a week.

It looks like a lot, but once you set yourself up, it is fun and takes no time at all.
These are the special tiles made of luxury polymer paper. Everything is 100% recyclable, including the packaging.
I chose 20cmx20cm tiles but you can also get 10cmx10cm tiles.
This is the only blank wall in my house, so it was going here. I do not like blank walls!
The first bit was a learning curve, but pretty easy. I did make a slight error and measured wrongly, so its a bit to the right of the space between the windows, but I’m ok with that. I will know next time.
Once you get the top row done it’s a breeze and doesn’t take long at all.
And there it is!
Hope you love it as much as I do. Happy crafty weekend friends.

Love Evy xxx

Mixed Media & Collage

Some close ups of my finished piece. I love some crazy colour and lots of texture from the collage in the background.
This is using Neocolour 2 crayons, Jane Davenport Layercake paints and Posca Pens.
I have used a little bit of Liquitex Acrylic paint also.
This was taken when I had just added the gold leaf and it hasn’t been brushed off yet.
Some stencilling and Distress Oxide Ink as well.
Vintage dictionary paper, atlas pages and some hand made collage papers under the paint layers.
Hope your weekend was crafty friends.

Love Evy xxx

Watercolour mornings

I like sitting on the couch painting with watercolours, and a water brush. I paint in my small Hahnemuhle sketchbook.

This is a perfect little size with beautiful paper. I want to draw people but I’m not great at it, so I started to just draw the backs of them to gain confidence before I have a crack at faces.

It’s really all about the colour for me, it just makes me happy.

Have a fun happy Sunday friends.

Love Evy xxx

Back at work and no crafty fun to be had…..

Some fun on Procreate this week was all I really fitted in now Im back at work. Yes… I had 5 weeks off to get lots of things done and was sick for about 3 of those 5 weeks. Now Im back at work and realise how little time I actually get to be creative. I was so tired I barely sat at my craft table and felt terrible about it. I sat on the couch with my ipad and doodled. Im not down on myself for not creating anything, I just find that if I have time to create something my state of mind is better than if I don’t.
And the coloured version just for a morning cheer up. But it’s the weekend and I will most certainly be at my table today to create something. I hope you get a little time to do the same.

Love Evy xxx

New Kits at A Place To Create

With my new wood embellishments, I have created some new layouts for A Place To Create. They are kits and are available now.
This is one of my favourites, using some of the gorgeous 49andmarket and featuring one of my caravans. You can paint, ink or emboss my wood embellishments but for this layout I used it naked to match the Kraft card stock background.
How fabulous are these rub ons! All the rub ons are by 49andmarket. The tall palm tree is another of my new wood embellishments.

Some of the wood embellishments have been coloured using Distress Oxide Inks, shimmer sprays and Dylusions inks. They also come up great when you heat emboss them.

This one is coloured with Dylusions and then sprayed with shimmer spray.

Hope you have a great crafty weekend. Its raining and cool today where I live, so great crafting weather.

Love Evy xxx

Procreate

I bought the app Procreate on my ipad a while ago. It’s a digital illustration app. It was cheap and I love it.It is a one off purchase. I have an ipad pro and an apple pencil which really make it easy to work with. I have played around with Procreate for many months and recently purchased a subscription to Skillshare. This is a learning platform and is so awesome for me to learn so many different things, I love it.

I have recently found a designer called Cat Coq who teaches fabulous Skillshare classes on how to use procreate. I have been trying out her classes and am starting to master Procreate…well maybe not master…use it proficiently. I recently did her animal motif class and this is my final drawing below. The above is a colour changed version.
I also took her seamless pattern class and created some funky coloured floral patterns. I love creating these patterns and enjoy all the classes. So much to learn. If you haven’t already heard about Skillshare, check it out. You can join and get a month trial for free.

Happy creative day, Love Evy xxx

School Holidays

I started this big one a few weeks ago but work takes up most of my time and now Im on holidays I will take some time to finish this one, still a bit of work to go yet.
Another big piece I started a while ago and yet to be finished. I think if I add them to my blog it will keep me accountable to finish them and post the finished piece.

Happy painting crafty people, Love Evy xx

RED BUBBLE

I’ve started to list my art on Red bubble. This is a global online market place for print on demand products based on user-submitted artwork.

So I upload my art and you can buy it on lots of different products. Its an artists platform to sell their work. Red Bubble prints and ships and the artist gets a cut of the money.

There are so many different items they sell, from bath mats and jigsaws, coffee cups and note books to clocks and duvet covers, shower curtains and apparel.

This is my shop in Red Bubble. You can search my name or love evy and my designs will be there on lots of different items.

Society 6 is another platform that does the same, so I have a shop there also.

Check it out here.

Love Evy xxx

Something new

How cute are these little guys? I love them. Thanks to my friend Sharon and her handy laser cutting guy, she had these laser cut for my class at a Bribie Island Retreat in October.

Just so you can see the actual size, here’s a pic with my hand. The tiny one is around the size of a 20c coin, The detail is awesome.
I am collaborating with A Place To Create and have created a whole set of these cuties. There will be more caravans, flowers, leaves and palms. I can’t wait to show you more. These are great for scrapbook layouts and cards.

Happy creating this weekend.

Love Evy x

Painting is my JOY

I haven’t named her yet. I added wings to her that I really like.
It’s always interesting finding the right girl for the setting. I don’t pre plan anything really, I just start to paint. The collage helps as I dislike a blank white canvas, its cold and uninviting.
Sometimes the collage behind dictates where things are going to go, but overall, I just add what I want and keep adding until I feel like its full and happy.
I think my favourite part is the hand drawing at the end. Adding small details to the florals.
Just start painting….its good for the soul.

Love Evy x