It’s a frame up

Some of you may know that this year I have been taking part in a year long online art course called Lifebook 2016 created and hosted by the wonderful Tamara Laporte….this course has been so transformative for me on a deeply personal level…..I had hoped that enrolling would help me develop some artistic skills (although I have crafted for many years I was always totally intimidated by art) but I had no idea it would take me down such a thrilling and thought provoking path… realise that we are not the sum of the limitations we put upon ourselves and life has endless possibilities if we open our hearts and minds to the challenge.

Now I am fully aware that I am very much at the beginning of my art ‘journey’ but when I stand back from a completed piece I feel more than a little astounded that I have created that…..and to finally frame them is the final flourish (well maybe getting them on a wall is the real final flourish) but they really come to life as a piece of art once they are framed…..

It’s not often that I am proud of myself…..but, right now, I am Proud!

ok maybe proud and a bit embarrassed and cringing on the inside…..well you can’t expect a miracle….I am British after all xx


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Guess who’s back….back again? Emma’s back…tell your friends…!

Well, I had no idea my mostly abused and ignored blog was still active…..Shame on me….how can I share my crafty passion (sounds wrong!) if I don’t bombard you lovely people with constant updates/projects/ideas/pins etc????

I’m not going to make any promises about blogging everyday…but I will aim to resurrect this blog…..(Young Frankenstein anyone?…Abby something Abby Normal!) with occasional insight and inspiration….Peace Out Emma x

My Brush with Brushos

have you discovered Brushos yet? the little pot of colour that packs a BIG punch…..they are a powder form colour crystal and explode with colour when water is added leading to much experimentation ….DSCF7718 (Medium)

here i have sprinkled a large sheet of watercolour paper with sea green and purple and then flicked water over it blending the colours and once dry i have tapped gold mica over with a brush

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in this example i have used the same colours but sprinkled the powders onto an acrylic stamp block, spritzed that with water then carefully flipped that over and stamped onto cardstock.

I can’t decide which I prefer but I know I love the possibilities offered by these little pots……play on x

My First Ever Youtube Video

I went to a small papercraft show, Sincerely Yours at Taunton, yesterday and picked up a few goodies…..and I thought I would try making a ‘Haul’ video to show and share what I got there…..hmmm there’s more to this filming lark than meets the eye….Peter Jackson it ain’t…..I hope I can do more and improve as I go….it’s a JOURNEY!!!! No! London to Bristol…that’s a journey…I’m just a twit messing about with technology I can barely comprehend…..anyhoo…..check it out

Here goes nothing………

well Hello world….it’s me Emma from Heartfeltcraftshop…..trying me hand at a bit of the old blogging malarky……hopefully sharing a few crafty makes and tips and techniques along the way…tis a rare thing indeed to see an actual picture of the Lesser Spotted Random Crafter with her young….but you can only hide from David Attenborough for so long…..I hope to be back soon with more juicy gems…(I’m sure you can get an ointment, without prescription, for that these days) Over and Out x