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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Z Is For Zebra

Z is the latest letter for the Craft Barns Alpha/Dictionary challenge, this challenge has a twist, we have to add a pearl. 
I wasn't sure if I was going to get my postcard finished in time as I couldn't find my zebra stamp anywhere, I ended up printing an image of the internet.
I used a Dreamweaver Stencil and Archival ink to stencil the background, I added my cut out zebra, dictionary definition, some sticky backed pearls and the letter Z.


Thank you for visiting and have a lovely weekend.
xxx Hazel.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Book Print Tag

I'm sharing a tag with you today.
I sprayed the tag with some sprays that I'd made by mixing Distress reinkers with water, the colours were a bit too vibrant so I covered the tag with some tissue wrap. I stamped the La Blanche flower onto a book page, coloured it with watercolour pencils and glued it to the tag. I added some ribbon and flowers and a Stampotique stamp was used for the quote.

I'm entering my tag in the following challenges.
Go Tag Thursday - Book Print.
Try It On Tuesday - Book Pages


Thank you for dropping by and have a lovely day.
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Baby Shower Cake

My friends daughter is expecting twins, a boy and a girl and I was asked to make a cake for the baby shower. I looked on the internet for inspiration and in the end we decided on a cake made by Dolce Dita, she makes the most wonderful cakes.

This is my version of the cake.






I had a wonderful time at the shower but drank and ate a bit to much.
Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 15 August 2016

AJSS 2016 - Lesson 5

Today I'm sharing the journal spread that I made for the Art Journal Summer School 2016 - lesson 5.  Marieke Blockland was the teacher.

We had to use only use two colours of acrylic paint plus black and white, I used yellow and pink.


Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Go Tag Thursday - Beach Huts

I'm very pleased to be hosting this weeks challenge at Go Tag Thursday and the theme I have chosen is Beach Huts.
The challenge is fairly new and is run by Sandie, it would be lovely if you visited and entered the challenge.

I made two samples.

 

I used grey board as the base for this tag. I painted the tag with a dark turquoise acrylic paint and when it was dry I painted Weathered Wood crackle medium in lines hoping it would look like planks of wood, I painted white paint over the tag and waited for the crackles. I used a black pencil to try and make the planks of wood look like planks of wood. The door was painted with watered down paint. I coloured some gauze with distress ink and glued it to the bottom of the tag and added some shells and an anchor charm, I cut the oars out of a magazine and the Life's A Beach was made using a Crafty Individuals stamp.


I coloured this tag with distress ink and dry brushed some white acrylic over it, I used a Crafty Individuals beach hut stamp on the background and added some tissue tape. The main image was stamped with a Michael Powell stamp and coloured with pencils. I coloured some gauze with distress ink and glued it to the bottom of the tag together with some white ric rac ribbon. The boat was stamped with a Crafty Secrets stamp, cut out and glued to the tag. The quote is a Hobby Art stamp.

Thank you for looking - have a lovely day and I hope you can take part in the challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Art Journal Summer School - Lesson 4

Iris Fritschi-Cussons was the teacher for lesson 4, I must admit that I enjoyed this lesson as we used acrylic paint and got messy.


I'd bought the wrong sort of journal so I had to tear a page out and join it to another page with masking tape - there will be a lot of pages done like this.

The page was done using two colours plus black and white acrylic paint and a couple of stencils, we used watercolours to shade the face, I'm not use to shading like this and never do rosy cheeks - I always try and blend colours together, but it was good to do something I'm not use to.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Go Tag Thursday - Children

This weeks theme at Go Tag Thursday is children.


I used watercolour paper for my tag and I sprayed it with mica spray. The main image and giggle was stamped onto copy paper that had been coloured with distress ink, I glued them to the tag. I folded some paper flowers in half and stapled them to the tag.

Stamps I used.
Stampers Anonymous - main image and giggle.
Invoke Arts - background stamps.

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

Monday, 8 August 2016

SPA - Pets

Pets is the theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge. Over the years we've had many pets and still have a house full - two dogs, a cat, six snakes, a gecko, two tree frogs and Little Harry the tortoise. They say that people start looking like their pets, I'm not sure which one I look like but I hope its not the snakes.


I glued scraps of paper to the card and added some Gecko Galz images. I added the words and doodled round the edge.

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

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Art Journal Summer School - Lesson 3

Firstly I would like to welcome and say a big thank you to Penny who has just started following me.

Marieke Blockland was the teacher for lesson 3 and she had us painting water.


For this page Marieke gave us a words like head, hat, sunglasses, swimsuit etc. and we had to draw them very quickly, then we coloured the page with acrylic paint, I think my swimming pool looks more like the sea. I've got to finish the jourmaling.


For this page we had to look for images of swimming pools and use watercolours to paint them. The top picture is looking into a pool and for the bottom one I decided to do part of the pool rather than the whole pool.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely weekend. We're having a new front door fitted as I'm writing this and looking at the amount of dust in the hall I think I shall be cleaning all weekend.
xxx Hazel.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Send In The Clowns

The letter C is the latest letter in the Craft Barns Alpa/Dictionary challenge.

For my postcard I chose the word Clown as I have a few clown stamps.


The background was coloured with distress ink, The clowns were stamped onto the postcard and I also stamped them onto white card, I coloured them with pencils, cut them out and glued them over their images on the card. I added some white dots and a doodled border.

Stamps used.
Katzelkraft - juggling clown.
Hampton Art - Trapeze clown, clown head and small stars.
Stampers Anonymous - large star.

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

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Go Tag Thursday - Wings

I wasn't sure if I would get my tag made in time for the Go Tag Thursday Wings challenge but I've managed it.


I used gelatos on the background and some tissue tape. I added some material, I stamped the coloured butterflies with a home made stamp pad, I also stamped the butterflies in black and cut them out, I put some stickles on the wings.
The butterflies are a Stampers Anonymous stamp.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

SPA - Eggs

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

I'm hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge and the theme I have chosen is eggs.


I used distress ink to colour the background, I added some hessian and tissue tape. I coloured a piece of white card with distress ink and stamped it with a Crafty Individuals stamp, I coloured the chickens with pencil. The eggs were stamped [stamp unknown] onto coloured card and cut out, I don't like them very much - I think I've put too many on the card and the one that's stamped black looks like a mussel shell. I got the quote of the internet.

Thank you for looking, enjoy your Sunday.
xxx Hazel.

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.