Art, Crafty Hints and Tips, how to, Painting

Getting to know my…..paints

Hello πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ When I first started teaching myself to paint I would only use the one colour as it was in the palette (or in my plastic tray box from my local craft shop.) I only occasionally mixed one base colour with a bit of white to get a slightly lighter shade, but it never… Continue reading Getting to know my…..paints

Art, craft fair, Painting, Watercolour

I’ve been busy painting…..but no cards…..

Hello πŸ™‚ Over the last couple of weeks I've been doing a lot of painting practice. If you are new to my blog (welcome, thank you for reading today's post) over the past year I have been teaching myself to paint with Watercolours. I am also teaching myself Calligraphy, both with the intention of improving… Continue reading I’ve been busy painting…..but no cards…..

Aquarelle, Art, Drawing, Flowers, Painting, Watercolour

Painting with Gouache paint – teaching myself shading

Hello πŸ™‹πŸ» Just a short post this week as it's been a busy one. I'm still teaching myself to paint with watercolour and gouache paints, using books as reference guides, painting mostly flowers. Here is this weeks progress; Monday 16th April 2018 Tuesday 17th April 2018 The painting is not quite finished yet so I… Continue reading Painting with Gouache paint – teaching myself shading

Art, Crafty Hints and Tips, Painting, Watercolour

When inspiration strikes…..Roll with it….

Hello πŸ™‹πŸ» Sometimes it's really hard to get into the crafting zone. I know I need to make a card for someone, a birthdays coming up or a new baby is here, yet sitting at the craft table I just don't know what to make. Sometimes every style I try or lettering I do just… Continue reading When inspiration strikes…..Roll with it….

Art, Crafty Hints and Tips, how to, Uncategorized

If there’s a craft you want to try……Try it!

Hello πŸ™‹πŸ» In today's post I want to share a Watercolour painting that I finished this weekend. I am really proud of this piece and my reason for sharing is to let you know that if you want to try a craft you've never tried before, go for it! Inspired by pictures I saw on… Continue reading If there’s a craft you want to try……Try it!

Art, blogging, Calligraphy, Craft blog, craft fair, Crafty Hints and Tips, Handmade, how to, Painting, Papercraft, Social media, Uncategorized, Watercolour

February overview: My crafty lessons this month

Hello πŸ‘‹πŸ» As I write this weeks post it's the first weekend of March & the UK's snow is being replaced by rain. Over the past year I feel like my paper craft has really been evolving and as I have written in a few of my previous posts I really feel like I'm starting… Continue reading February overview: My crafty lessons this month

Art, blogging, Blogging community, Calligraphy, Craft blog, Social media, Uncategorized

2018 mariebxmastree new look

Hello! I have a number of craft goals for 2018 relating to both improving my crafting skills & also improving/working on my social media accounts. Over the next few weeks I’m going to be updating both my Instagram page & my blog to reflect my style as mariebxmastree. 2017 has been an eye opening year… Continue reading 2018 mariebxmastree new look

Art, Art, Drawing, Craft blog, Drawing, Flowers, Uncategorized

I’ve also been drawing….

Hello, As well as teaching myself Calligraphy, Watercolour painting and making greetings cards.... I'm also trying to teach myself to draw flowers, which I hope to transfer onto greetings cards with calligraphy.......at some point. πŸ˜‚ But for now, I'm having fun sketching flowers. The book I am using to reference is 'The Watercolour Flower painter's… Continue reading I’ve also been drawing….

Calligraphy, Christmas, Craft blog, how to, Uncategorized, Writing

Another calligraphy light bulb moment πŸ’‘

Hello. In previous posts I've written about how I've been teaching myself Calligraphy over the last 6 months. I started by doing the classic mistake of jumping straight into the middle of my books & getting stuck into my letters. Having realised that I needed to go back & learn the basics I started to… Continue reading Another calligraphy light bulb moment πŸ’‘

Art, blogging, Blogging community, Blogging milestone, Craft blog, Uncategorized

100 followers- Thank you!

Hello. Today my craft blog reached 100 followers. Thank you so much to everyone who follows me & I plan to create even more crafting blog content in 2018. I’m also proud of this achievement as I only started my blog in August 2017, sharing my crafting journey in the hope that I can share… Continue reading 100 followers- Thank you!