Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Flower Collage

Hi everybody, today I'm sharing an art journal spread with you that I've made for Alison's Art Journal Journey Collage/Recycle challenge.


The background of my spread is a mop up from another project. I stencilled some script with modelling paste and cut out lots of flowers from some patterned paper and adhered them to my spread. I then adhered the magazine image and more flowers. I added some word stickers and gave the page a coat of matte medium, then I went round the flowers and image with a pitt pen to give them some shadow.

It looks like were going to have another lovely sunny day here, I hope it's going to be the same for you. Thank you for dropping by and have a good day. xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

SPA - Birds

Hi everybody, I hope you're all well and having a lovely weekend in the sunshine
Birds is this weeks theme over at the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


My postcard has an alcohol ink background. I used a Stampendous stamp and die for the flowers, Katzelkraft stamp for the black birds and a TJ Design stamp for the postmark. The birds are cut out from a paper napkin and the words are Tim Holtz small talk stickers.

Thank you for visiting my blog, have a lovely Sunday. xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

SPA - Water

Water is this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme.


The background was coloured with acrylic paint and the puddles were stencilled, I drew the rain drops. I stamped the image onto card, coloured it, cut it out and glued it to the card, the stamp I used is a Dylusions stamp.
My card was larger than a postcard so after I wrote the words I took a photo and loaded it into my Serif programme and resized it, I added the pink and green border and added some script and a postmark to the background.

Thank you for looking. xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

AJJ - Recycle and Collage

Good morning all, I hope you're having a good weekend, I had a great day at Ally Pally yesterday, it was lovely catching up with people that I haven't seen for a while and buying new goodies to add to my huge craft stash.

On Wednesday I had a lovely day being creative with my my friend Alison/Craftytrog, she's hosting this months Art Journal Journey challenge, the theme that she's chosen is Recycle and Collage. I made an art journal page, it has a little bit of collage on it so I'm entering it in the challenge.


The background was a mop up page in one of my journals, I adhered a strip of patterned paper on the left hand side of the page and added some stencilling and some stamping with black Archival ink, I then added some strips of patterned paper and the lovely green butterflies that I found on some paper in my stash. The words were stamped onto white paper with Finnabair stamps and I added some remnant rubs. I gave the page a coat of matte medium and when it had dried I used my pitt pens to add some shading.

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

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Dylusions Diary - Week 6

Hi all, here's week 6 of my Dylusions diary.


I drew the background and coloured it with felt tip pens, then I coloured the Dylusions crab, fish and octopus die cuts and adhered them to the pages.

Thank you for looking and enjoy your day. xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Dylusions Diary - Week 5

Good morning, I have week 5 of my Dylusions diary to share with you today.


I didn't do very much to the spread, I stamped the images with Paperartsy stamps and coloured them with felt tip pens, the large flower was stamped onto patterned paper, cut out and adhered to the page.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day whatever you're doing, today should be a good day as my friend Alison is coming round for a play day. xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Mixed Media Canvas

HAPPY EASTER everybody. It's the 1st of the month so that means the start of a new challenge over at Altered Eclectics, the theme as always is anything goes as long as it's Mixed Media/Altered Art, no cards or ATCs are allowed.

For my DT piece I've decorated an 8" x 10" canvas.


I painted the canvas with gesso and adhered some book page strips then I added colour with acrylic paint and a brayer. I stencilled some paint and when it had dried I stamped some postmarks and script with black archival ink. I stamped the Paperartsy flowers onto patterned paper, cut them out and adhered them to the canvas. For the words I used a Paperartsy stencil and modleing paste. I gave the canvas a coat of matte medium and when it had dried I coloured the flowers with my pitt pens and went round them with a black pen, I went over the stencilled words with a white pen.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely Easter and try not to eat too much chocolate. xxx Hazel.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Love ATCs

Hi everyone, today I have some ATCs to share with you, I made them for the UK Stampers February swap.


For the background I used some Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder with a heart stencil. The stamps I used are AALL & Create stamps.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely Easter everyone.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Belated Mothers Day Card

Good morning all, today I'm sharing with you a card that I made for the Craft Barn design team, you can see my card here.


Have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Gothic Arch - Things With Wings

UK Stampers have started to do a monthly Gothic Arch challenge, the theme for the first challenge is Things With Wings.


I used a Marianne Design embossing folder for the background and coloured it with distress inks. I put a strip of Dylusions tape along the bottom. I used black card and a Sizzix die for the cat. The butterflies were stamped and punched out with a Martha Stewart stamp and die and I used a Finnabair word stamp.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look. xxx

Sunday, 25 March 2018

SPA - Sewing/Dressform

Good morning everyone, I hope you're all having a good weekend.
Sabine has chosen Sewing/Dressform as this weeks theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


I covered my postcard with some patterned paper from my stash and stamped the images with Archival ink. The main image was stamped and embossed with black powder. I used Stampers Anonymous and Paperartsy stamps but I'm not sure who made the stamp that I used for the stitching round the edge.
My postcard was also made for this months UK Stampers postcard swap.

Below is a photo of some embroidery that I did last week, it's from the winter Craftpod craft box.


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

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Spring Tulips

The weather has been a bit better today, it was lovely and warm in the sun when I walked the dogs earlier today so perhaps spring will be here soon. I love all the spring bulbs that are flowering at the moment, especially tulips, so today I'm sharing a simple drawing of some tulips.

I'm entering my drawing in the Art Journal Journey Spring challenge.


I drew the tulips and coloured them with watercolour pencils. I lightly coloured the background and stamped some script and added some splatters. I stamped the word tulip but its's a bit wonky.

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

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Spring Journal Page

Good morning everybody, I thought we'd seen the last of nasty white stuff - it was a lovely spring day yesterday and today it's snowing quite heavily.

Rosie has chosen Spring for her theme at Art Journal Journey


Supplies used:
Gesso.
Gelatos.
Paper napkins.
Hero Art flower stamp coloured with felt tip pens.
Stampendous bird stamp and matching die.
Felt tip pens to colour the bird.
Script stamp - unknown make.
Black Archival ink.
Distress ink to edge the pages with.
Matte medium.

Below are a couple of photos of my tortoise Harry, last weekend he decided it was spring and got up after his four month hibernation. Looking at the weather today I think he might decide that he got up a bit too early.



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

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Dylusions Diary - Week 4

Good morning everybody. I have week four of my diary to share with you today.


The flower page was already printed so I just coloured it with felt tip pens leaving the white border round the flowers, I decided not to add anything else to the page. I decorated the diary page with Just Rite stamps and Hero Art stamps.

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

Sunday, 4 March 2018

SPA - Springtime

Good morning, I hope you're all having a lovely weekend.

I'm happy to be hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge - the theme I've chosen is Springtime, with the way the weather's been this week spring still seems a long way of.


I enlarged a Gecko Galz image and adhered it to my postcard, then I stamped the flowers with a Stampendous stamp and coloured them with pencils. I stamped some green leaves around the nest with a Paperartsy stamp. The word spring is a Jofy stamp.

I'm entering my postcard in the following challenges
Country View Challenge - Postcards
Moo Mania and More - Think of Spring

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