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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.

Friday, 10 June 2016

T Is For Thingamagig

The letter T is the latest letter in the Craft Barns Alpha/Dictionary challenge. I was going to do the word time for my entry but when I was looking for a suitable stamp I found a stamp of the word Thingamagig so I looked in the dictionary to see if it was in there and it was although they spell it with a U - Thingumagig.


I coloured the watercolour card with distress inks and stamped some cogs. The images were stamped onto tissue paper and glued to the card. I stamped the word and letter T and added the dictionary reference.

Stamps used,
PaperArtsy - background cogs.
Scrolls Works - two of the images.
7 Gypsies - one of the images.
Stampers Anonymous - Another image.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

SPA - Cats

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

This weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme is Cats.


All the images were stamped onto tissue paper and glued to the gelli print background, the paw prints were stamped onto the card. I covered the card with Mod Podge and when it was dry used Faber Castel pitt pens to  colour parts of the cat. I also used a pen to blend the tissue paper into the background.

Stamps used.
Stamps Away - Tiddles the cat.
Craft UK - fish skeletons and tins, paw print and meow.
I don't know who made the purr.

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

Friday, 27 May 2016

A Is For Art

A is the latest letter for the Craft Barns Alpha/Dictionary challenge and I've chosen the word Art.


I used a watercolour paper postcard and used distress ink on the background. The Katzelkraft images were stamped onto tissue paper with black Archival ink, I tore them out and glued them to the card and added the dictionary reference. I used my finger to edge the card with black ink.

Thank you everyone for your good wishes for my husband, we've got to be back at the hospital early today and should get some test results.

Thank you for looking and have a good day.
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Friday The 13th

Good morning everybody, I hope you are all well. Before I show you my latest postcard I would like to apologize for not leaving comments on your posts. My husband has not been very well this year and we're backwards and forwards to the hospital as he's having lots of tests done. We're very fortunate that we live close to the hospital but I find it all very tiring. I've managed to make a couple of postcards and some cards this week that I can blog and I hope to be back commenting soon.

I've made this postcard for the That's Crafty Friday The 13th challenge.


I used a gelli print for the background and stamped the skull with Versamark and embossed it with white powder. I masked the skull and stamped some spider webs and added some splatters. The quote was stamped onto tissue paper and glued to the card, I removed the mask and stamped the spiders. I embossed the edges with Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick powder.
The stamps I used are,
Stampers Anonymous - Skull and background.
Inkadinkado - Spiders.
PaperArtsy - Quote.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Friday, 13 May 2016

J is for Juggle

J is the latest letter in the Craft Barns Alpha/Dictionary challenge, there is also a twist, we have to add a dragonfly to our entries. I chose the word Juggle.

Here is my postcard.


I've used a gelli print for the background. I stamped some dragonflies and plants with Versa Magic chalk inks. I stamped Lindsay Masons Doo Lally Pip onto the postcard and also onto white paper. I coloured her with pencils, cut her out and stuck her over her image on the postcard. The words were stamped and cut out and I stamped the J and added the dictionary reference, I also drew lines round the edge. I don't know who made the dragonfly stamp.

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

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Secret GardenTag Book

Today I'd like to share a tag book that I've decorated.
I can't remember where I got the book from, it's been in my stash for years.

The finished cover.


This is the book before it was altered.


The inside of the book.


I painted the front and back covers with gesso and glued some lace on them, then I stencilled some circles with crackle paste, I painted the covers with acrylic paint and stamped some white circles and black script.
 This is the front cover.


This is the back.


 I decorated the front by stamping some flowers onto a gelli print, I cut them out and stitched them to some material. I glued it to the front cover and added some dewdrops to the centre of the flowers.


A close up of the flowers.


A close up of the crackle paste circles.



I coloured the pages with acrylic paint and a brayer, then I stamped the flowers and some squares.

 
I stamped some script with white acrylic paint..


I stamped some flowers in the background and then stamped the main flowers, I also stamped them onto some gelli prints and cut them out, I glued them over the stamped flowers on the pages.

The inside


The backside.


I added the words and quotes, then I covered the pages with matte medium. I added some more colour and shadows with Faber-Castell Pitt Pens.

The inside.


The backside.


Below are some close ups of the pages.
I used Paper/Artsy stamps apart from a couple of quotes, I'm not sure who made them.






 Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.


Sunday, 8 May 2016

SPA - Black And White

Good morning everyone, I hope you're enjoying the weekend.

I'm hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme that I've chosen is Black and White.

Here is my postcard.


I used a That's Crafty Chequerboard Dinky Stencil and Prima Finnabair stamps with black Archival ink and I put some tissue tape on the edges. I stamped a little bit of script on the background - stamp unknown.

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

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Altered Box

Good morning everyone, I hope you are having a lovely weekend. It's the first of the month and time for a new challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes as long as it's Altered Art/Mixed Media, no cards please.

For my DT piece I've decorated a round box.

I'm entering my box into the Try It On Tuesday challenge - Vintage Photo.


This is the box I used.


I painted it with white gesso and added some lace round the side. I also added lace to the side of the lid.


I coloured the box with gelatos and added some tissue wrap and cut out butterflies.


I stencilled some modelling paste to the lid and dry brushed it with white paint, I also dry brushed some pink flowers.


The next thing I did was to spray everything with Glimmer Mist.


This is a close up to show the glimmer.


I glued the flowers, twisted wire, a photo booth image of a couple, a piece of frayed material, charm and some micro baeds to the top. I also added flowers, micro beads and wire to the sides.


A close up of the flowers.


The finished box.


Please take a trip to Altered Eclectics to see the lovely inspirational pieces that my talented teamies have made.

Thank you for visiting.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

S Is For Sea Shore

S is the latest letter in the Craft Barns Alpha/Dictionary challenge, but there is a twist this time we  have to add a shell.

Here is my postcard.


I covered my postcard with a yellow gelli print and brayered some blue acrylic paint for the sea and sky. I stamped the pier, letter S, corner shell, seagulls and quote directly onto the postcard. The girl was stamped onto white paper, coloured with pencil and cut out before being glued to the card. I added the dictionary definition and coloured the seagulls with a white marker.
The stamps I used are
Creative Expressions - pier and seagulls.
Crafty Individuals - shell.
The Stamp Bug - quote.
Elusive Images/Chocolate Baroque - the letter S.
The girl I'm not sure about.

Have a lovely day and thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 25 April 2016

SPA - Fortune Teller

Fortune Teller is the theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

This week I've collaged some Gecko Galz images onto my postcard.


Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.