Saturday, 5 September 2009

Sneeky Peeks.....

The October issue of Craft Stamper (UK) is in the shops now and this month I have a Paint Effects Masterclass article published. Yay! I had a lot of fun doing this one that's for sure :-)  I included some tips on stamping with paint, masking, splatting (messy but goody!), emboss resist and how to create a faux collaged background. Really, you can't have too much fun with acrylic paints LOL!
And now for a quick lookie at something different. While I was on holiday this year we visited the most lovely town call Pezenas which is packed full of arty shops. I came across a bead shop, a real treasure trove called metissage . Now, I'm not really into beading but I could have spent days in this shop. I managed to restrict myself to beads for just one necklace and made this:
It was good fun to make but surprisingly it didn't actually take me that long. If I got into beading in a big way I think I would spend a small fortune!
Bye for now


  1. My hubby is just going into town with the instruction not to come home without this month's Craft Stamper LOL! Looking forward to your article.
    Love the necklace! Gorgeous colours.
    Lesley x

  2. Congratulations Kate - and what lovely color!! Do they sell Craft Stamper in the states do you know?

    Love the necklace! Fantastic job!
    Good self-control you had there. lol
    You can spend a fortune and fast!!


  3. I picked up my copy yesterday and really enjoyed your article; yummy effects :)
    The necklace is gorgeous, but be careful, beading sneaks in slowly ;)
    And Mary, yes, a friend of mine gets Craft Stamper in the states but she has to travel for it, and I think it's roughly a month behind so I now post it out to her!

  4. Hi Kate
    Well done on another article published. Your work is fabby so well deserved.
    Mum bought Craft Stamper on Friday for me along with a moleskine journal and a pack of Pitt pens and is arriving with it on Tuesday - that's the good news - the fact that she is coming to live with us permanently might not be!!! We'll just have to wait and see.
    Hugs Sue x

  5. Love the article Kate, and it's the one I keep going back to for another look. Fab stamps as well (ha ha. Thanks for the pressie by the way - not necessary but I won't say no!

  6. oh i cant wait to rush down to whsmiths to grab me a copy of craft stamper, love this mag and i cant wait to see your article :) lovely beading too xxx

  7. Oh those delicious rich colors of yours just intoxicate me every time I see them. Congratulations on the publication! I would love to see the article in person (and learn your tricks) - wonder if I can order it online? I'll check. These are so beautiful!

    Miss Kathryn, I scroll down all the posts I've missed lately and I just shake my head and sigh and sigh at your talent. You amaze me. Lots of gorgeous, gorgeous work. You are such a talent - one of my inspirations.

    Now I have to go back and read cuz I got so excited about the pictures I didn't read everything. Hope all is well with you!

  8. Love the tags and the necklace is wonderful.


  9. loved this article, one of my favourite in the mag. the colours you used were just gorgeous.


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