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Sunday, 5 July 2020

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges - In The Garden.......

Hello all!!!

It's time for a new theme over at Penny Black and More Challenges and this months new theme is...
In The Garden.

For this card I've used 30-415 Garden Charmers stamp set with 30-416 Happy Thoughts (the sentiment is one from this lovely stamp set).  I have also used the 25-019 Leaf Frolic stencil.

This Garden Charmers set is fast becoming one of my favourites and I've coloured it all with my Gansai Tambi paints on this one.  The background is a touch of Salty Ocean distress oxide and finished with a few Nuvo vintage drops in the centres of the flowers (hard to see from the photo!).

You can join us at Penny Black and More Challenges here:-

Please remember that we are a stamping challenges and the main focal image of your creation must be that of a hand stamped image - no digital images are allowed.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Meet "Daft Cow".......


Well, here is the last of my lockdown paintings so far - you've caught up with me at this stage!

Meet "daft cow"!!!

This is part of a technique with Alison C Board and we all had a go at a highland cow.  It's amazing at how we all interpret the hair, the eyes, horns etc

I hope you've enjoyed these paintings - my blog being quite aptly named "A brush with a stamper" - it just meant to be......

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Monday, 29 June 2020

Tarantella and baby goat.............

Hi there!

Here I am with painting 9 and 10 for you....

This first painting was an exercise with Alison C Board for our technique of the week - Tarantella.

It made us experiment with the use of (in this case) drawing inks mixed with watercolour paints and gouache.

This little baby goat was painted for a friends daughters birthday card - she works on a farm with goats and this is the first solo delivery that she did - thought it was a nice touch. This one is my usual mixed media watercolour and pastel pencils with ink pen.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Pink week and a Christmas deer..................


Paintings 7 and 8 for you today!

We had a pink week and Alison C Board sent me this photo of a rose to try and replicate.  Although time consuming I can't tell you how relaxing and involved you get with it!!!!

This was just me painting what I thought might be an ideal Christmas card design for me this year????

Both paintings are again in watercolour with pastel pencils and ink.

I'm loving the mixed media artist in me!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Ballet blocks and 5 little ducks...........

Hi there!

Here are paintings 5 and 6 for you.

The ballet block shoes were a learning curve rendered in watercolour and heavy use of the pastel pencils.

This was also a learning painting of multiple images on a painting.

See you in a couple of days with paintings 7 and 8!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

An owl and a hare.....................

Hello there.

Here are painting 3 and 4 for you.

Both of these paintings are again in my favourite watercolour and pastel pencils.

Both reference images are royalty free images from Pixabay.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

Sunday, 21 June 2020


Here I am with painting number 2.

This time I've painted my other dog.....Lucky.

Again in watercolour and pastel pencils.

Thoroughly enjoyed myself!

Thanks for stopping by
Leanne xxxx