Sunday, 19 February 2017

SPA - Dictionary

Sabine is hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme she has chosen is Dictionary.

I glued the dictionary page to my postcard, then sprinkled some infusions and sprayed with water for the background flowers. I stamped some grasses with Archival ink. The large flower was stamped onto a dictionary page, coloured with Inktense pencils, cut out and glued to the card.

Items used.
6" x 4" card.
Dictionary pages.
Tim Holtz wildflower stencil.
Infusions - Black Knight.
Stampers Anonymous stamp - large flower.
Faber-Castell Inktense pencils.
Archival ink.
Paperartsy/Lin Brown stamps for the rest of the stamping.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

UK Stampers January Postcard Swap

Good morning everyone. In January I decided to join in with the UK Stampers postcard swap, the theme was anything goes.

For the background I used a baby wipe to spread the Fresco Finish paint. I stamped the images onto the postcard and also onto a lightly patterned paper, The images were cut out and glued over the images on the postcard. I stamped the words and then gave the card a coat of matte medium. When the medium had dried I coloured the images with Faber-Castell Pitt pens. As the postcard had to go in the post I gave it another coat of matte medium for extra protection..

I used a Paperartsy/Jofy stamp for the background grass, for all the other images I used Paperartsy/Elena Guzinska stamps.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely day - the sun is shining at the moment but I'm sure it won't last.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 13 February 2017

SPA - Vintage Romance

Vintage Romance is the latest theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

I covered my postcard with some patterned paper then I covered that with some lacy material. I found the image on the internet, printed it and attached it to the card. I added a Leonie Pujol heart die cut, tissue tape, lace, charms and a ribbon flower.

Thank you for looking, have a lovely day.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Decorated Box

Good morning everyone, a snowy start to the weekend - thankfully not too much.

My latest project for the Craft Barn design team is a box that I've painted with Imagination Crafts Starlight paints, you can see how I did it here.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely weekend whatever you're doing - I'm of to Stamparama tomorrow, I just hope I can shift the stinky cold that I've got.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

A Birthday Card

It was a friends birthday this week and this is the card I made for her.

The background is a discarded one, I used a Carabelle Studio stencil with some brushos but I sprayed to much water on it and it ended up too messy for what I needed it for, but it was ideal for this card. I stamped the Stampers Anonymous flower and water coloured it with brushos. I used the same card and a Stampendous stamp and die for the butterfly. It was matted onto some black card and then glued to the card blank.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

SPA - Oriental

Oriental is this weeks theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

I used a gelli print for the background and Paperartsy stamps. The images were stamped onto tissue paper and I painted the back of the face with white paint, they were then glued to the card. You can't see from the photo but I stamped some bamboo [PSX stamp] with galaxy gold Brilliance ink around the edge of the card. I added a charm, some thread and some remnent rubs.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look.
xxx Hazel.

Little Houses Canvas

Good morning everyone, I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Today I'm sharing my latest Craft Barn DT project, it's a canvas using a Carabelle Studio stamp and Fresco Finish paints. You can see how I made it here.

Thank you for dropping by.
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Altered Playing Cards C and D

I've just finished the next two cards for the Maremi's Creative Cafe Facebook group challenge. For the letters C and D the words we were given were coffee and dragonfly.

I used an Impression Obsession stamp and Kaleidacolor inks for the background, I flicked water on it. I drew the mug and coloured it with felt tips and stamped some hearts. The mug stains are a Stampers Anonymous stamp.

I used a stencil and modelling paste on the card and painted it with gesso. I coloured it with Gelatos. and spread some micro bead gel, when this dried I used my finger to add some gilding. The dragonfly was coloured stamped, coloured with felt tips and cut out. I put stickles on the wings and a metal game pointer on the body.The quote was stamped with an Artistic Stamper stamp. No idea who made the dragonfly.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 30 January 2017

SPA - Sepia

It's been a while since I entered the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the latest theme has been chosen by Rosie and she has chosen Sepia.

I started by gluing some gauze to the card and then gave it a coat of gesso. I put some acrylic ink at the top of the card and sprayed with water so that I could let the ink run down the card - I used three colours and dried each colour before adding the next one. I added some script and white splatters. The flower [Stampers Anonymous] was stamped onto white card, coloured with distress ink, cut out and glued to the card, I also stapled the stem. The words [Paperartsy] were stamped onto white card and cut out.

Thank you for dropping by.
xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Hearts and Flowers

Good morning, I'm sharing today my latest piece for the Craft Barn DT. You can see how I put it together here.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely weekend.
xxx Hazel.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Altered Playing Cards

Hi everyone. It's been a long time since my last post, my poor blog feels very neglected.

Today I'm sharing a couple of Altered playing cards that I've made for Marimi's Creative Cafe Facebook group challenge. There's a challenge every week, at the moment we are doing letters of the alphabet, the first two challenges are Art and Bubbles.

For both cards I used gesso, stencils, modelling paste, inktense sticks put on with a brush and sprayed with water, matte medium. pitt pens and gilding wax.

Thank you for dropping by and enjoy the rest of the day.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Tulip Canvas

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. I've got a rotten stinky cold at the moment and not feeling very well - I hope it's one that doesn't linger.

Today I'm sharing a canvas with you that I've made for the Craft Barn DT, you can see how I made it here.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, enjoy the rest of the weekend.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

SPA - New

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone, I wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2017. 

New is the theme for the Sunday Postcard Art first challenge of the year. I've done a New Year card with watercolour and glitter pens.

Thank you for dropping by, enjoy the first day of 2017.
xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Collage Journal Spread

My latest piece for the Craft Barn DT is a collage spread. You can see how I made here.

Thank you for visiting, have a wonderful New Years Eve.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 25 December 2016


HAPPY CHRISTMAS everyone, I hope you're having a lovely day.

Today it's my turn to share a Christmas card for the Craft Barn DT. You can see how I made my card here

Thank you for dropping by, enjoy the rest of the day whatever you're doing.
xxx Hazel.