Friday, October 25, 2013

Owls and more Owls!

I entered a swap over at atcsforall , which was for whimsical owl cards. Here are the set I made :) they are done with marker pens.

These made me want to do an owl painting, so here it is. Its acrylics on canvas, with music paper wings!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The very last one!

So here is face number 29, which concludes the 29 face challenge. I have so enjoyed the challenge!!


Friday, September 27, 2013

number 28 of the 29 faces challenge

here is number 28...only 1 more to go...its been fun doing this challenge!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

22,23,24.....and 25,26,27 !!

Catching up with my faces,
These were done for a swap on atcsforall...
Brunette, Blonde and Redhead

These I did last night, so will be 25, 26 & 27..getting a bit ahead!!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

17 of 29 fro 29 faces challenge

This is number 17...just pen


Monday, September 16, 2013

14, 15 & 16 of 29 faces challenge

I got a bit behind, so here are 14, 15 and 16

14 and 15 are very quick sketches with water colours
16 is a more realistic face in pencil


number 13 of the 29 faces challenge

Gosh I am a bit behind!!
Here is number 13

I am in a swap over at called Clue the Mystery game its based on the game "Cleudo" I have had fun doing these cards...I wonder who the culprit is???


Friday, September 13, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Number 11 of the 29 faces challenge

Goth girl, marker pens on an atc card


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

no 10 of 29 faces challenge

Trying to do a different skin tone...just marker pens on an atc card


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Number 9 of 29 faces Challenge

This one is a quick drawing with marker pens


Monday, September 9, 2013

number 8 of 29 faces challange

I finally found time to do a painting...arcylic on camvas..whimsical art


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Day 7 of the 29 faces challenge

Here is my face number 7, I started it yesterday and finished it today, as I was busy. It is done with water colour pencils....

What was I busy doing you ask??? well I was running a painting workshop!! I was so impressed with the results, everyone seemed happy with their painitng, many who had never painted before!!


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Day 6 of 29 Faces Challenge

Here is day 6...a quick sketch, kind of Marie Antoinette inspired


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Number 5 of the 29 faces challenge

This is number 5..pencil with a touch of watercolour pencils, but not much...not sure where the purple hair came from?


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Day 4 ...29 Faces Challenge

So here is Face number 4...on an ATC card made with my 
Pro -markers

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Day 3 ...29 Faces Challenge

Here is number 3, marker pens

Monday, September 2, 2013

Day 2...29 Faces Challenge

Ok so here is face number 2... It acrylics on a book page...

Sunday, September 1, 2013

29 One


So here is my first face, for September 1st...a pencil sketch


Friday, August 30, 2013

29 faces Art challenge

So I am going to try the 29 Faces art challenge, which starts on September 1st here is a link
 I will be posting on here my faces, so you can see what I get up too!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

And the winner is........

Jan Jan Pitt

well done!!! let me know which tote you would like :) 

Monday, May 27, 2013


I am giving away one of my tote bags, with my new designs on, you can chose from Kokeshi doll, Goth girl or Frida.

How to enter;

1. Leave a comment here on my blog ;) or
2. send me a private message on my facebook page purplecatscorner  
3. share my facebook page for an extra entry or
4. Like the photo of the new tote bag designs on my page :)

I will draw a winner and announce it here on my blog on Saturday 1st June.

good luck!!!


Monday, March 4, 2013

The making of Shine

Here are some of the stages from the making of my new painting shine :) Woodburning the outline, then add the face shading, then build up some back ground colour, then add some pink polka dot tissue, then more details, then finished!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Wet Felting Tutorial

I had a request for how to make my poppy wet felted picture and whilst I don't have photos of how I did that particular one I can give an idea of what to do, with photos from my WI craft group who I taught.

Items you will need:
Bubble wrap
a towel
2 pieces of muslin
a washing up liquid bottle
a plastic carrier bag
roving in the colours you wish to use.

The above is before embellishment.

Firstly place the towel on the table and then add the bubble wrap, then a piece of Muslin. Now you need to add your roving . You tear off 3-4 inch strips which you then place a layer of in one direction, then the next layer goes in the oposite direction and then the other again. You need about 3 layers.
For the poppy picture I did, I used green roving, which I made 3 layers of, then I added clumps of red. which I made into a circle, then added darker green strips for the stalks and a tiny bit of black for the middle of the poppies.


The above photo shows the layers with the detail ontop, but this is another design.
Then you add another piece of Muslin on top, then using the bottle filled with a small amount of washing up liquid and warm water, wet the whole area, but not too much , just so it is damp. then using the plastic bag scrunched up work the soapy water into the muslin, using circular and back and forth movements.You need to do this for a while, pulling the muslin back every now and again to make sure the roving hasn't stuck to the muslin. Pull it off and turn it over and carry on, repeating this.You can add more warm water as needed.

This takes quite a while, but is worth it :0 You will know when it is finished, when you feel the felt between your fingers and it doesn't move apart, but feels like felt! Next pour on cold water and repeat the actions, until it has shrunk and you are happy with it,and  it feels solid.When  it is ready take the felt out and rinse under cold water, it will shrink even more! but don't worry.  Then when you have rinsed all the soap out squeeze well and leave to dry. When it is dry you can hand embellish with thread and beads!
This one below is after embellishment

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Over on my Face Book page I am having a January sale...pop over and take a peek at the offers