Sunday 11 January 2015

It's a guest post today with Donna G...

Good morning everyone, happy Sunday!

Today's post is a guest post from one of our November Top 3 blog badge winners - Donna from Inky and Quirky...

Hello everyone,my name is Donna Gray and I love everything mixed media! I have been told that my style is 'quirky' and I liked that so much that I changed my blog name to reflect it. I love to carve my own stamps and draw freehand and pretty much like to buy every different type of medium out there just to see what I prefer. You can find me here,please pop along and say hello ;)

I am so happy to be here today on this wonderful blog,its a real honour for me as the DT are such a talented bunch of lovely ladies and I have to confess here......I am a very regular user of the shop too! When I was told the theme is 'Use Something New To You' that made me think. Then I thought well I have just received some rather wonderful Luminarte Silks so I'll use them. For those of you that haven't used them before they are wonderful,so shimmery and colourful. You can use them neat or watered down depending on what effect you want. I decided that the other thing that would be new to me was making a little 3D art doll. I've long admired these but for some reason never got around to making one so now was the perfect excuse of course. It took 5 attempts to get the face just does that happen....I suddenly discovered that I couldn't draw! 

You can see the beautiful depth of the Luminarte Silks here on the heart. You only need a little bit as they are so concentrated. The doll's face was coloured in using my beloved Faber Castell Polychromos,love these pencils,they have such rich tones and are so easy to use.

I have some more pictures and details on my blog for you and would love to see you there.

Thank you once again to the wonderful ladies at Countrview Challenges for their kind invitation and to all of you for looking. 

I hope you like it

Big Hugs

Donna xxx

This is fabulous Donna and what a wonderful expression of our theme this month by combining new crafting goodies with a new and untried genre - beautiful, thank you!!

Are you inspired to join in with us yet?  We hope so!  You can enter as many times as you like (provided that each entry complies with our rules of course) and our winner is chosen at random to ensure that everyone has a chance of winning.  The winner will receive a £20 shop voucher from our generous sponsor, Country View Crafts, to spend in their online shop.

Gabrielle will be back with us on Tuesday so we hope to see you again then.

Chris and the team xxx


  1. Another craft addict cracking in !:) oh I'm super-excited for Donna! It's fab to see her post here, such a wonderful blog!
    Silks are tempting for sure, the art doll looks amazing! Love the Dorothy shoes too! :) I'm feeling inspired, Donna! Thank you!
    Congrats to Inky and thank you for sharing! Hugs to all,
    Ingrid xx

  2. Congrats to you Donna, what a fabulous art doll and her face is so endearing. Must pop over for a closer look.
    Julie x

  3. Hello Donna,
    Well you sit here quite nicely, I love her and she is definitely quirky.

  4. Donna Congrats!!
    Your little doll is adorable! Well done! Love that texture on the heart!

  5. I just love your work, I am very inspired by it.

    Thank you

    be sure to visit my blog too:

  6. Lovely to see you here Donna, and your art girl is fab. I'm afraid you have no idea of what 'can't draw' looks like, and I certainly won't be sharing lol. You most certainly can draw! xx

  7. She's charming - and that shimmery heart is wonderful!
    Alison x


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