Sunday, 23 June 2013

Polka Dots

Polka dots is a pattern of circles, they can be any size and  more often than not they are small filled in dots. Two colours are used to make the dots stand out, from my research its mainly the dark/strong colour as the background and the light/weaker colour as the dots.

I stylised my polka dots, yes it could be said all I did was create a line of dots, but I don't see it that way.

The challenge at Frosted Designs is Polka Dots and is sponsored by Oh My Crafts.

Oh My Crafts is a growing business dedicated to selling the latest products in paper, sewing and jewellery crafts. They have a retail store, plus a variety of products online. They attend serveral trade shows each year to find the latest products to offer their customers.

The Design Team at Frosted Designs produce so many different projects to give you inspriation, please visit and if you like a piece why not comment as we all love to receive feed back on a project we have created.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Things With Wings + Sketch

It is time again to share with you my project for Frosted Designs. The challenge is Things With Wings + Sketch. Butterflies, birds, insects or anything else you can think of that has wings.

Sometimes when you hear a theme an idea pops into your and you have no choice but to create it. So I used my creative licence with this one.

This challenge is sponsored by Molossi, please visit their website and have a look around.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Hot Glue Gun Tutorial

Have you ever wondered what else you can do with your hot glue gun, well I have and have some discoveries to show you.

Tools Required:
Hot glue gun
Extra sticks of glue
Non stick craft mat

The best way to start is print off some letters on the computer and then trace over the top with you glue gun

 Not the easiest thing to do, I cannot tell you how fast or slow to do it as all glue guns are different. My first attempt at the individual letters were a disaster, I could not even tell they were letters

Or you can do your letters/writing freehand, which I found much easier

 The simple styles of lettering are the easiest and the more confidence you gain then move on to the more complicated styles.

Shapes are easy to do as they can be anything and I did all of these free hand.

 I have also made some flowers. I will show you my freehand flowers

 A little bit of a disaster although the bottom one in the middle is not too bad

Now I will show you a flower that I have hand drawn

I have then placed it under my non stick craft mat

 And traced over the top and this is the result

This is a very simple card that I made with my word.  I used X-Press It Triple Tac Glue to glue down Love. I painted it with acrylic paint.

I hope that you have fun exploring this idea. I am looking forward to experimenting a little more as well.

Saturday, 1 June 2013


The new challenge at Scrap It With Attitude was posted today and it is Splatter. Can you find your inner child and remember your childhood joy with paint? Well if you can and have a facebook account why not join the creative group Scrap It With Attitude and take part in the challenge.