Friday, 29 July 2016

Art Journal Summer School 2016

This year I've joined an online art course called the Art Journal Summer School 2016, it runs from 1st July - 6th September. The course is run by Marieke Blokland of the Blocknote Academy. There are 14 teachers, I think we're on lesson 11 at the moment and of course I'm behind - just finished lesson 2,

We were given a list of suplies to use and they have to fit in a toiletry bag, the idea being that if were going away we have everything we need to make art in one small bag.

This is my bag and supplies and they do all fit in the bag.

Kate Crane was the teacher for the second lesson.

For this page we had to doodle flowers etc with a black pen and colour the page with acrylic paint, I did more doodling when the paint had dried.

For this page we had to paint the background, flowers and leaves etc first and doodle over them when the paint had dried.

Marieke Blokland was the teacher for the first lesson, we had to draw and write with watercolour paints.

I found writing with a brush hard at first but found it a lot easier once I got going.

I drew round all the painted images with a black pen.

Thank you for looking, now I've got to make some time to do lesson three.
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Steampunk Tag

Steampunk is the latest theme for this weeks Go Tag Thursday challenge.

I wasn't sure if I could get a tag made in time, I went to my Nephews wedding on Sunday and my Father-In-Law was taken into hospital on Monday so I've not had much time for crafting.

I coloured my tag with Distress ink and stamped some cogs and some number charts. I stamped the man onto tissue paper, cut him out and glued him to the tag. I added some tissue tape.
I stencilled the Sweet Poppy steampunk dog with modelling paste and when it was dry I cut it out and used my finger to spread some Treasure Brass over it. I glued it to the tag and added some cogs and chain from his collar to the mans hand.
Stamps used.
Stampers Anonymous - man and numbers.
PaperArtsy - cogs.
7Gypsies - clock.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

SPA - Cowgirls/Boys

Cowgirls/Boys is the theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

I used images I found on the internet, one is the ever so gorgeous James Drury who played The Virginian in the 60's and early 70's TV show, the two cowgirls are Gecko Galz images.

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely day - I'm off to my nephews wedding this afternoon, it should be a lovely day.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

N is for Number

For the latest Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary challenge I've chosen the word Number.

For the background I used Stampers Anonymous number stamps. The numbers can be used singly but I put them all onto one acrylic block and inked them with different colours of distress ink and stamped them onto my white postcard. I randomly stamped a number chart with black Archival ink. I added tissue tape, the letter N and the dictionary definition.

Thank you for looking, have a lovely day.
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Flower Power

Flower Power is the latest challenge theme at Go Tag Thursday.

I'm also going to enter it in the Moo Mania and More challenge - Anything Goes.

I used Pan Pastels to colour the tag and used modelling paste with a That's Crafty stencil. I made a homemade mica spray using distress reinkers and mica powder, I sprayed it onto the tag. When it was dry I added some tissue tape. The PaperArtsy flowers were stamped onto white card, I used Inktense pencils to colour them and painted some Distress crackle paint over them, I cut them out and sprayed them with a mica spray. I glued them to the tag together with the quote.

A close up of the flowers.

Thank you for looking, have a lovely day.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

SPA - Picnic

The theme for the latest Sunday Postcard Art challenge is Picnic. I haven't been on a picnic for a long time, I always enjoyed them but found wasps to be very annoying.

For my postcard I used some card that I'd coloured with Infusions. I glued some gingham card to the top. I got a couple of images of the internet and glued them to my card. I stamped the wasps on the card and I also stamped them onto white card, I coloured them and cut out the bodies and wings, they were glued to the stamped images on the postcard. The mouse was stamped onto card, coloured, cut out and glued to the postcard.

Stamps used.
Stampers Anonymous - wasps.
House Mouse - mouse.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Have A Heart

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Have A Heart is Go Tag Thursdays latest challenge theme.

I used acrylic paint on the background and glued some torn patterned paper to the tag. I added some stamping [Finnabair stamps], washi tape and tissue tape, The main image [Inkylicious stamp] was stamped onto white card and cut out, I glued it to the tag along with the handwritten words.

Thank you for looking, have a lovely day.
xxx Hazel.

Friday, 8 July 2016

W is for Wizard

W is the latest letter in the Craft Barns Alpha/Dictionary challenge. The word I have chosen is Wizard.

I've used a gelli print for the background of my postcard. I mixed some yellow paint with some modelling past and stencilled the stars using a That's Crafty stencil. I stamped the wizard [Stamps Happen] onto some white card, he was coloured with pencil,cut out and glued to the card. I stamped the W and added the dictionary definition. I put some stickles on the stars.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

SPA - Audrey Hepburn

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all having a good weekend.

Audrey Hepburn is the latest theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

My postcard was very quick and easy to make.

I glued strips of black card to my red postcard. The image and quote were stamped and embossed on white card, I cut them at and angle and glued them to the card.

Stamps used.
B Line Designs - Audrey.
Art Impressions - Quote.

Thank you for looking, have a lovely Sunday.
xxx Hazel.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Going Dotty

There's a new tag challenge started called Go Tag Thursday, the theme this week is Going Dotty. I made my tag a few months ago and never got round to blogging it.

I used an acrylic tag so all the decorating was done on the back. I don't have the tag anymore but I think I stamped and embossed the image on the front of the tag - I really must write down how I make things.

For the tag I used
Fresco Finish paint.
That's Crafty Dinky Stencil.
PaperArtsy - dotty stamp
Carbelle-Studio - main image and quote.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Block Printed Card

When I went to Ally Pally earlier in the year I had a go at block printing and of course I had to buy some of the wooden blocks.and wondered what they would be like printing onto card. I had a few goes and found that they print better with a foam mat underneath the paper/card.

This is a card that I made for my friend Alison, she went to India earlier in the year and saw lots of elephants.

For the background I used blocks and acrylic paint to stamp onto a gelli print. I added some gold foil, stamped the elephants and doodled round the edge, I glued some sari ribbon and added the Artistic Stamper quote.

This is a close up to show the gold foil.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 27 June 2016

SPA - Titanic

Titanic is the latest theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

I sprayed my postcard with water and sprinkled Infusions powder over it. I added some tissue tape at the top and some ric rac ribbon at the bottom. I distressed some images that I got of the internet and glued them to the card.

Thank you for looking, have a lovely day.
xxx Hazel.

Friday, 24 June 2016

K is for Kitten

The Craft Barns latest Alpha/Dictionary challenge letter is K and I have chosen to do the word Kitten.

The  background of my postcard is a gelli print. The mice were stamped onto the card and coloured with felt tips. The paw prints and meow were stamped onto the card, I stamped the kitten and wool onto white card, coloured them with felt tip and cut them out. I stamped the K and added the dictionary definition.

Stamps used.
Craft Uk - kitten, wool and mice.
Hero Arts - paw prints.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

SPA - Asian/Oriental

Good morning everyone, I hope you are having a good weekend.
I'm hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge and the theme I've chosen is Asian/Oriental.

I covered my postcard with some oriental patterned paper and stamped some bamboo leaves with galaxy gold Brilliance ink. I found the image in my stash, it's printed on vellum so I attached it to some white card with gold brads. The framed image and happiness character were stamped with black archival. I added the red cord, the punched out happiness character and some metal charms.

Here is a close up showing the gold bamboo leaves.

The stamps that I used are,

PSX - bamboo leaves.
Framed image - unknown.
Happiness character - unknown.

Thank you for dropping by, enjoy your Sunday.
xxx Hazel.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Floral Cards

Good morning all.

I'm not doing much crafting at the moment so I thought I'd share some cards that I made a couple of months ago.

The cards were all made the same way, I used two Impression Obsession stamps for the background. I used different colour distress inks on the stamps and sprayed them with water before stamping onto watercolour paper.  The La Blanche flower images were stamped onto copy paper, coloured and cut out before being glued to the cards. I added the PaperArtsy word and some ribbon that was attached to the cards with staples.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.