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

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Gothic Arch - Flower Fest

Hi everyone, I hope you're all enjoying the lovely summer weather that we're having, although it's a little chiller today it's still quite pleasant.

I have a Gothic Arch to share with you today, it's for the UK Stampers Flower Fest challenge.

I used Distress Oxides on the background and stamped the Hobby Art flowers, I also stamped the flowers onto white card, coloured them and cut them out. I arranged the paper dolls and flowers on the arch together with the Stampotique words then I stamped some circles round the edge with a Paperartsy stamp.

Thank you for visiting, enjoy the rest of the week. xxx

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Go Flamingo

Marieke Blockland took the first lesson at the Art Journal Summer School 2018, Go Flamingo is the title. I enjoyed this lesson apart from finding out that the journal I'm using doesn't like water colours especially where I've rubbed out part of my drawings and taken the top layer of paper of.

I'm entering my flamingos in the Art Journey Journey Art For Arts Sake challenge hosted by Chris.

I started colouring with watercolour and ended up using coloured pencils.
The quote says
Be a Flamingo, stay balanced, stand by your flock and always be fabulous.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, enjoy the fabulous weather that we're having and have a good weekend. xxx

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Journal Cover

Hi everyone, the first half of the year has gone already and it's now July and time for another challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes as long as it's Altered Art/Mixed Media, no cards of ATCs are allowed.

I've signed up for the online Art Journal Summer School at the Blocknote Academy, the course starts today and ends in September. For my DT piece I've decorated the front cover of the journal that I will be using for the course.

I decided not to cover the whole of my black journal just the front cover. I masked the edges with masking tape to make a frame. I gave the cover a coat of gesso.

I painted the cover with Fresco Finish pains layering the paints with stencilling and stamping. I wrote the words Art Journal with a black marker and then painted the words with green paint.

I added more paint and stamping until I got a result that I liked. I gave the cover a coat of matte medium. When the medium had dried I used my indian ink pens to make more marks and to add some scribbles.

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

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Retiform Journal Page

Good morning everyone.
I've just joined Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More Facebook group. Each week she gives us a new challenge, this week the challenge is to use the Retiform technique, it's a technique that I did years ago, I think it we use to call it the grid technique.

I used distress ink to make the grid and stamped the Paperartsy sheep with Archival ink, I coloured the sheep with coloured pencils.

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

Sunday, 17 June 2018

SPA - Birdhouses

Birdhouses are the theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

I had a look through my stamps to see if I had a birdhouse one and the only one I could find was a small silhouette so I looked through some magazines and found this image of a birdhouse made of books. I cut it out and adhered it to a background that had been stencilled with brushos. I didn't do much to the image just added some pen marks and words. The robin was part of a paper napkin. The flying birds were stamped with a Tim Holtz stamp.

Thank you for taking the time to take a look. xxx

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Gothic Arch - Stitches

Good afternoon everybody.
Today I'm sharing with you a Gothic Arch that I've made for the UK Stampers challenge, the theme is Stitches.

I used a patterned paper for the background and added some gesso and acrylic paint with my finger, I kept the paint thin so that the paper pattern showed through in places. I stamped the Aall & Create scissors and sewing machine with black Archival ink. The main image was stamped with a Tim Holtz stamp onto white card, I edged it with distress ink and coloured one of the images with pencil. A few weeks ago I got my sewing machine out to practise some stitches, I added some of my stitched samples together with some buttons to the arch. I added some doodles stitches round the edge.

Thank you for visiting. xxx

Monday, 11 June 2018

SPA - Seashells

Good morning all, I hope you all had a good weekend.
The theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge is Seashells.

I used a paper napkin for the background and stamped and coloured some seashells - make of stamps unknown. I used and Impression Obsession die to die cut the seagulls and I also added some tissue tape.

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

Friday, 1 June 2018

Collage Journal Page

I can’t believe that it’s June already and time for another Altered Eclectics challenge, as always the theme is Anything Goes as long as your work is mixed media/altered art, no cards or ATCs are allowed.

I started by adhering strips of patterned, music and a book page that I’d stamped some Tim Holtz bugs on to the page, then I applied gesso and acrylic paint. Paper napkins were then adhered to two corners of the page and I stamped some script. The two main images were torn out of a magazine, I distressed the edges and adhered them to the page. The last thing I did was to add some remnant rubs, word stickers and edge the page with black soot distress ink.

Thank you for taking a look, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Flora and Fauna Art Journal Page.

Good morning everybody.
I've made a journal page for the Art Journal Journey Flora and Fauna challenge.

I coloured the background with acrylic paint and stamped some flowers with distress oxide. I stamped some script and added some splatters. I adhered some Alexandra Renke washi tape to the bottom of the page and some lacy material that has pink flowers decorating it. I stamped the Tim Holtz flower onto white card, coloured it with watercolour pencils, cut it out and adhered it to the page. Lastly I added some remnents rubs and word stickers.

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

Thursday, 24 May 2018

SPA - Clowns

Good morning all, I hope you're enjoying your week.
I'm a bit late with my postcard for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme is Clowns.

I used a Gecko Galz background and clown images. I added some paint splats and some doodling.

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

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Busy Bees Art Journal Page

Good morning everyone, a lovely sunny start to the day here, I hope it is where you are. I have a journal page to share with you  today, I’ve made it for the  Art Journal Journey Flora and Fauna challenge.

I coloured the background with gelatos, using a baby wipe to spread the colour. I stencilled some hexagons with a Colour Box stencil and modelling paste, when the paste had dried I coloured it with some brown acrylic ink sprayed with water. I used Paperartsy stamps on the background. The beehive was stamped with a Woodware stamp onto tissue paper, I adhered it to the page and coloured it with Pitt pens. The Stampotique bees were stamped onto white card, coloured and cut out, I put some stickles on the wings. I added some remnant rubs and Carabelle Studio sentiment.

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

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Butterfly Make and Take

A few weeks ago I went to Ally Pally and did a great make and take with the lovely Tracy Evans using the stamps she designed for AALL & Create. I was really pleased with what I made and decided to turn it into an art journal page.

I'm entering my page in the Art Journal Journey Flora and Fauna challenge.

I made the background the same way as the make and take using gesso, AALL & Create stamps and stencils and distress oxides. I adhered the make and take to some black card and adhered it to the background. I added a couple of stencilled words and word stickers.

This is the make and take that I made.

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

Monday, 7 May 2018

SPA - Crowns and Wings

Crowns and Wings is this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge.
Here is my card.

I covered my postcard with patterned papers and punched circles. I found the image in my stash, the wings are from Crafty Individuals and the crown is a remnent rub. The words were stamped with a Wendy Vecchi stamp.

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

Gothic Arch - Time

Good morning everyone, it’s going to be another beautiful day. I hope you’re all having a lovely bank holiday weekend.
I have a Gothic arch to share with you, I made it for a UK Stampers challenge, the theme is time.

I used Paperartsy Fresco Finish paints on the background and a Seth Apter circle stencil. The doll [Non Sequitur] was stamped onto card that I had previously coloured, I used pencils to add a bit more colour then I cut her out and adhered her to the background. I embellished the arch with remnent rubs, metal clock hands and a word sticker.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely bank holiday Monday whatever you're doing, I'm going to have a lazy day in the garden and perhaps a some crafting. xxx Hazel.