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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.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Aloha Hawaii

Hawaii it this weeks challenge theme over at Sunday Postcard Art.

I went on the internet to search for images of Hawaii, there were lots of beautiful photos, eventually I found one to use.

I used a watercolour postcard to copy the image onto and coloured it with Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle pencils and a water brush. I wrote the words and added a little bit of white at the waters edge with a white marker.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Thunder Bolts and Lightning

Linda has chosen the theme for this months Art Journal Journey challenge, the theme she has chosen is For The Record/Inspired By A Song. I couldn't decide what song to choose and then we had a storm one night and the words "Thunder bolts and lightning, very very frightening" came into my head so my song is Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.


I had a very dark gelli print that I wasn't sure what too use it for, it looked stormy so I decided to use it for the background and glued it to my journal page. I used a Dylusions umbrella stamp and patterned paper, after I stamped the umbrellas I cut them out and glued them to the page. I used a white pen to draw the thunderbolts and lightening and scribbled round them with a white pencil, I think I put to much white on as it got rid of too much of the dark background.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 11 April 2016

SPA - Famous Artists

Famous Artists is this weeks Sunday Postcard Arts challenge theme. The artist I have chosen is Leonado Da Vinci.


I covered my postcard with a book page and coloured it with distress ink, I then dry brushed some white gesso over it. I stamped Leonado, the Mona Lisa and words onto a Gelli print, I tore round them and glued them to the card, the other images were stamped directly onto the card.
The stamps I used are Katzelkraft stamps.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Block Printing at Ally Pally

Yesterday I spent a wonderful day at Ally Pally, it was lovely meeting crafty friends that I haven't seen for a while. There are two shows a year and last year I was very disappointed, I didn't think the shows were as good as previous years, but this year there was lots of new exhibitors and I really enjoyed looking round. There were a lot of make and takes and I managed to get on a Block Craft make and take. I used wooden printing blocks and fabric paint to print on onto a bag.

  

There are lots of mistakes on my bag but I really enjoyed doing it, needless to say I bought some blocks, they can be used on paper and card as well as fabric.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

D Is For Dance

The letter D is the latest letter in the Craft Barns Alpha/Dictionary challenge, we have to use the colour pink as well.

For my postcard I have chosen the word Dance.


Again I've covered my postcard with a gelli print, I stamped some script and ballet shoes onto the background. I stamped the dancer straight onto the postcard and onto another gelli print and cut the dress out, I glued this over the image on the card. I stamped the quote and added the dictionary definition, I also stamped the edges.

The stamps I've used are Stamp Addicts stamps.
The edge stamp is unknown.

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

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

SPA - Architecture

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


I covered my postcard with a gelli print and splattered blue paint over it. I stamped the images of Big Ben and St Pauls on to the postcard and also onto card, I coloured the images, cut them out and glued them over the images on the postcard. I found the quote on the internet.

Cherry Pie Art Stamps - Big Ben.
Sheena Douglas - St Pauls.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

G Is For Giraffe

G is the latest letter in the Craft Barns Alpha/Dictionary challenge. I've chosen the word giraffe.


I used distress inks for the background and stamped some leaves and grass. I coloured them with pencil. I stamped the giraffe onto copy paper and coloured it with pencil, then I cut it out and glued it to my postcard. I added the letter G and the dictionary reference. I used PaperArtsy stamps for the background and the giraffe is an Inkadinkadoo stamp.

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

Friday, 1 April 2016

Altered Fridge Magnet

The theme for the latest Mixed Media Mojo challenge is to recycle with a twist of using metal.

I'd like to enter my magnet in the That's Crafty challenge - All Things Bright And Beautiful.




For my DT piece I've altered a postcard size fridge magnet that a local estate agents put through our door.


I also used three metal butterflies of this necklace that I found in a charity shop.


I covered the magnet with copy paper and painted it with gesso and acrllic paint.


I then glued some butterflies taken from a paper napkin and added more acrylic paint and some stencilling.


I stamped the Paper Inspirations image onto white copy paper, coloured it with pencils and glued it to the magnet. I splattered some black and white paint. I used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch and stamp for the small butterflies.


I cut three butterflies from the necklace and left the chain on. I coloured them with alcohol ink, bent the wings up and glued them to the magnet. I added the words.


I hope you can join in with the challenge, why not take a trip to Mixed Media Mojo to see the fabulous samples that the rest of the DT have made.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Altered Greeting Card Book

It's April 1st already and time for a new Altered Eclectics challenge, as always the theme is Anything Goes as long as it's altered/mixed media, no cards allowed.

For my DT piece I've altered a Greeting Card Book.




These cute pups were on the front of the book.


The book has pockets on the inside to store greeting cards.


Inside the book were these adorable cards.


I covered the covers with paper, then I painted them with gesso and acrylic paint.


I stamped and stencilled the covers.


I stamped the PaperArtsy poppies on to paper and cut them out, I glued them to the covers and painted them with matt medium. I coloured the poppies with Faber-Castell Pitt Pens and blended them with my finger. I doodled round the edges with a black pen. I haven't done the inside of the book yet but I shall cover parts with paper and do some stamping.



I hope you will be able to join in with the challenge, my teamies have made some wonderful samples and they would love you all to take a look.

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

Sunday, 27 March 2016

SPA - Springtime

Happy Easter everyone, I hope you are all having a good weekend.

Today I'm hosting the Sunday Postcard Art challenge and the theme I have chosen is Springtime.


I used acrylic paint to colour the background and added a piece of tissue tape.
I die cut and stamped the bird and flowers with some Stampendous dies and stamps, I coloured them with pencil and glued them to the postcard, the word sing is a PaperArtsy stamp.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

If You Go Down To The Woods

If You Go Down To The Woods is the latest challenge theme at Art Journal Journey chosen by Chris.
I'm also sharing it with the Try It On Tuesday - Nature challenge.

A couple of weeks ago while I was walking the dogs I saw a green woodpecker fly into a tree, I always take my camera out with me and I managed to get a photo before it flew away, so the green woodpecker is the subject of my spread.


I drew the birds and tree and coloured them with pencils and marker pens, I copied the birds out of a book. I water coloured the background using Inktense pencils and stamped some foliage [PaperArtsy] with Versa Magic ink. I went round the leaves with a black marker and added my photo of the woodpecker, it was printed on white copy paper - shame a branch is covering her face. I must admit that I'm very pleased with the result.




Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Friday, 18 March 2016

R Is For Raven

The latest letter for the Craft Barns Alpha/Dictionary challenge is R. I've gone for the word raven.
Here is my postcard.


It was a very simple postcard, I used one of my gelli prints for the background and stamped the Stampendous image onto white copy paper and tore round it before sticking it to my postcard. I added the dictionary meaning and the letter R, then I doodled round the edges.

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