Monday, 20 February 2017

Dr Who Tardis Paper Cutting


If you have been following me recently you will see that I have become quite a Dr Who Fan, and my 9 year old is an avid fan too!  I decided that seeing as I have also started enjoying Paper Cutting I would put both of those likes together and design something jointly. So here is a Dr Who Paper cutting that I have recently done. I really love how it looks framed.



Saturday, 18 February 2017

Penshaw Monument Acrylic Painting



I have been busy painting recently. I decided on a new style using square canvasses.  I decided to paint a local scene to where I live, this is Penshaw Monument. Whenever you travel out of thew City you see this in the skyline and when you return you know you are nearly home!  I have climbed the hill to the top on numerous occasions and been on the monument. I will try and share some photos below of this lovely monument.


The photo collage below shows my youngest daughter 2 years ago also painting Penshaw Monument in acrylics!






Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Sci-Fi Face Painting Designs Star Wars Dr Who Turtles

sci fi star wars dr who teenage mutant ninja turtles face painting

I am sharing some photos of some face painting designs I have recently done.  I have put together a collage of Sci-Fi designs from Dr Who, Star Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Some are designs I have done on the face and some have been done on the arm.


sci fi star wars dr who teenage mutant ninja turtles face painting darth vader

sci fi star wars dr who teenage mutant ninja turtles face painting storm trooper

sci fi star wars dr who teenage mutant ninja turtles face painting yoda

sci fi star wars dr who teenage mutant ninja turtles face painting chewbacca

sci fi star wars dr who teenage mutant ninja turtles face painting bb8

sci fi star wars dr who teenage mutant ninja turtles face painting

sci fi star wars dr who teenage mutant ninja turtles face painting dalek

sci fi star wars dr who teenage mutant ninja turtles face painting tardis



Monday, 30 January 2017

Acrylic Dr Who Tardis Painting



If you have seen my previous post, you will know that I am a Dr Who fan.  My youngest is also a fan so I thought I would do some artwork to go in her room.  So I have been busy painting recently.  She is also a Star Wars fan so I might be sharing some more art work on my blog with a Star Wars theme too.

This is just a plain white canvas that I painted in a galaxy colour background, which I splattered with white paint using a toothbrush to give a white starry effect.  Then I hand painted the Tardis on the top of the background.  My daughter loves this painting.


Sunday, 22 January 2017

Hand Painted Dr Who Candle

hand painted dr who candle tardis

I admit it, I am a Dr Who fan and so is my youngest daughter.  My elder daughter is normally the one who decorates candles but I thought I would have a go myself at decorating a candle.  So I chose the theme 'Dr Who'  and hand painted a Tardis onto a plain pillar candle with a Galaxy theme background.

I am quite pleased with the outcome for a first attempt.  I might have a go at some other designs now.



Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Paper Cutting EmbellishBox design


Here is another papercutting I have recently done using an EmbellishBox design.  I have previously blogged about the new monthly EbellishBox package that I received in the post. This was one of the designs from the box.  The original  design was slightly bigger with more detail than this but I just cut out the part of the design I wanted.

Here is the link to my http://www.karimascrafts.com/2016/11/embellishbox-review.html





Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Upcycled Scarf Bag Tutorial


I have been busy recently making some Upcycled Scarf Bags.  I use second hand scarves that I buy from thrift stores/charity shops. I make these scarves into tote style bags and add a lining with a pocket using upycled fabric too.  I am making these to sell on my craft stall or on my Etsy page.


I have posted a while bag showing the original tutorial on how the standard bag is made from a scarf. Here is the link: http://www.karimascrafts.com/2013/07/scarf-surprises-30-days-of-ramadan.html


Photo above shows some of the tote bags on my craft stall.