Monday, 24 September 2018

SPA - Venus

This weeks challenge for the  Sunday Postcard Art is Venus.

Here is my postcard.


For the background I used distress ink with a stencil. I stamped the images [unsure of the make] on tissue paper and adhered them to the card, because she has no arms I gave her some seashell wings. I got the Venus image on the Internet.

Thank you for visiting, your'e all very welcome. xxx

Friday, 21 September 2018

Moon Godess

Good morning everybody, the sun is shining today, I hope it lasts. Today I'm sharing a journal page that I made in July, it was made for a Burkmates Creative Outlets challenge (James Burkes Facebook group}. James posted an image of one of his drawings and we could use it anyway we wanted.

I'm entering my page in the Art Journal Journey challenge A World Of Fantasy, the theme was chosen by Yvonne.


I used Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder and a stencil for the background, I printed James image and cut her out together with the moons. I drew the dangling stars and coloured them and her hair with a gold Imagination Crafts starlighs paint. I added gold splatters and edged the page with a black marker. The shimmer on the page doesn't show up very well on the photo.

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

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Alcohol Ink Galaxy

Hi everybody.
I have a couple of alcohol ink pages to show you today, I made them for Nina Ribena's Facebook challenge group.

I'd like to enter my pages in the Art Journal Journey Fantasy challenge.

 For the first one I used glossy card with alcohol inks and Promarkers, The words and moon are AALL&Create stamps and the flying man is a Deep Red stamp. I stamped with Stazon and used a black marker for the border.


For this page I used yupo paper with alcohol inks and Promarkers, the stamps are AALL&Create. I used black Stazon to stamp with and a black marker for the border. I also used surgical spirit for both pages.

Thank you for dropping by, you're all very welcome. xxx

Monday, 10 September 2018

Artist Trading Coins

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Today I'm sharing some Artist Trading Coins with you, both sets were made for UK Stampers swaps.


The background for both sets were made with card from my stash.
Stamps I used
Craft Emotions - Flamingo.
Paperartsy - Sheep.
Stampendous/Laurel Burch - Cat.


The stamps that I used for the birds are all Paperartsy.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look. xxx

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Take A Ride

Hi everyone. I'm sharing with you a couple of man cards that I had to make last week, I'm also entering them in the Try It On Tuesday Take a Ride challenge.


The background for this card was already made in my stash and I stamped the Crafty Individuals train onto card that I'd coloured with distress inks. The circles on the background were made with an AALL&Create stamp, I'm not sure who made the ruler stamp or the sentiment stamp.


For this card I spread some gesso directly onto the card and did some stamping - unsure who made the stamps. The Crafty Individuals car was stamped onto card stained with some vintage photo distress ink.

Thank you for looking, enjoy your day. xxx

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Butterflies and Bugs Art Journal Page

Good morning everyone, today I have a journal page to share with you.
I'd like to enter it in Elizabeth's Count Your Blessings challenge at Art Journal Journey I think butterflies and bugs are a blessing, there seems to have been a lot of butterflies this year and it's been lovely sitting in the garden watching them and the bugs going about their business.


I used acrylic paint on the background using my finger and brushes to apply the paint, I added some scribbling, I stamped the Tim Holtz bugs with black Archival ink and I stapled the lovely Gecko Galz butterfly image to some card and adhered it to the page. I added some frayed material, a word sticker and some remnant rubs.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, you're all very welcome. xxx

Sunday, 12 August 2018

SPA - Nursery Rhymes

Good morning everyone, I hope you're enjoying the weekend.
I'm happy to be hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme I've chosen is Nursery Rhymes.


I covered my postcard with some patterned paper and printed the Gecko Galz image. I stamped the Paperartsy sheep and coloured them with pencils. Before adhering the image and sheep I stamped some leaves around the edge. I typed the lines of the rhyme before I printed the image. I went round the edge of the image and sheep with a black marker after I'd adhered them to the card.

Thank you for visiting, you're all very welcome. Have a lovely Sunday. xxx

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Southern Gals Challenge - Day 4

Hi everyone, it's going to be another hot one today.

I have day 4 of the Southern Gals 5x7 challenge to share with you today. I really enjoyed making this page as I got very messy. I used my fingers to paint the page and I also used my fingers to stencil the paint. I added the words after the 5 minutes was up. I used Decoart paint.


Thank you for visiting, have a lovely weekend. xxx

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Southern Gals Challenge - Day 3

I have my day 3 of the Southern Gals 5x7 challenge to share with you today.


I used a brayer to apply Decoart acrylic paint to my page and then I stamped some Finnabair images with the paint until the alarm on my timer went. I put the words on after the 5 minutes was up.

Thank you for dropping by, you're very welcome. xxx

Journal Page

It's August already so it's time for a new challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes as long as it's Altered Art/Mixed Media.
For my DT piece I've made a journal page.


I used a palette knife to spread some gesso onto some kraft card, when it was dry I went over the page with a vintage photo distress oxide ink pad and sprayed it with water.  I used Aall&Create stamps with black archival ink to stamp on the background. I stamped the Tim Holtz flower onto white card, coloured it with pencils and cut it out. I adhered a strip of fabric to the page and added the flower stapling the stem to the page. I added some remnant rubs and word stickers.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day. x

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Southern Gals 5x7 Challenge Day 2

Hi all. This week I'm joining in with the Southern Gals 5x7 art challenge. We have to make a piece of art in 5 minutes for 7 days. I did day 1 but I didn't finish it in 5 minutes so I'm going to finish it before I blog it.

I'm entering my page in the Art Journal Journey Art For Art's Sake challenge.

This is what I managed to do in 5 minutes on day 2.


I used Dylusions ink spray on the background and inked a Justrite stamp with a distress oxide ink pad, sprayed it with water and stamped it on the page. I stamped the Dina Wakley bird with black archival ink.


After the 5 minutes I decided to finish the page with some stamped script, a Tim Holtz paper doll, Crafty Individuals wings and Dylusions words. I scribbled round the edge of the page.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely day. x

Friday, 27 July 2018

Something Different - A Mug Rug

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well and finding somewhere to keep cool.
Today I have something different to share with you. I use to do a lot of sewing but never did any quilting, it's something I've wanted to do but when I looked at all the beautiful quilts I thought that if I started one it would be something put at the back of a cupboard not finished. Earlier in the year I found a book called Animal And Pet Mug Rugs by Amanda Weatherill, they are small quilts for putting mugs on, although I don't think I'd put a mug on it as I could see it getting stained very quickly.


I was very pleased with the result and will be making more, I've also found a book on making small art quilts, now all I have to do is find the time. The mug rug measures about 9.5" x 5", 24.5x13 cms.

Thank you for visiting my blog, you're all very welcome. xxx

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Floral ATCs

Good morning everyone, it's another hot one today. I have some ATCs to share with you, they were made months ago for a swap at UK Stampers.


The backgrounds were made with distress inks and I stamped the Imagination Craft flowers and added some die cut flowers.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day. xxx

Sunday, 22 July 2018

SPA - Fairies

Good morning all, I hope you're having a lovely weekend. I'm hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, my theme for the week is Fairies.


The background and larger fairies are from Gecko Galz, I stamped the ticket and the rest of the fairies and coloured them with pencil, I put stickles on the wings.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely day.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Artist Trading Coins

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing my first AT Coins, I’ve made them for the June/July swap at UK Stampers - they're the first coins that I've made.


The background for the top one was a scrap piece of card that I'd made a while ago. The stamps I used are AALL&Create, I embellished with silver stars.
For the bottom two I used glossy card that had been coloured with Distress oxides, the butterfly is a Sizzix stamp and die, the house stamps are from Pandoro I think they're by Tilda.

Thank you for taking a look. xxx