Saturday, 14 October 2017

Dragonfly Tag

Good morning all, I have a tag to share with you today, it was made for the UK Stampers October tag swap.


I used distress oxides on the background and added some tissue tape, all the stamping was done with Carabelle Studio stamps, the heart and dragonfly were stamped onto card and cut out, I covered the images with stickles. I edged the tag with black ink and added some ribbon.

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

Monday, 9 October 2017

SPA - Hats

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

Hats or Headpieces is this weeks theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


I used alcohol ink on the background, for the white skull I used a stencil and some alcohol blending solution. The web, spider and words were stamped directly on the card. I coloured some white card with brimstone wings Color Bloom spray and stamped the skulls, I cut them out and glued them to the card. I stamped the hat and bow tie and embossed them with a purple glitter embossing powder, you can't see the glitter on the photo.

Stamps
Stamp Addicts - skulls, hat and bow tie.
Inkadinkado - spider and web.
Graphic 45 - words.

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

Friday, 6 October 2017

Zinsky Anniversary Card

My latest project for the Craft Barn Design Team is an anniversary card using Paperartsy stamps, my card can be seen here.



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

Monday, 2 October 2017

Good morning all.

Today I'm a guest designer for the Digitally Made October challenge, the theme is Halloween.



My children went to a few Halloween parties when they were younger, so I've used some photos of them on my Halloween page.

I used Craft Artist and some digi kits to put the page together.

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

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Altered Wooden Box

The first of the month so that means another challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the challenge is Anything Altered/Mixed Media no cards allowed.


For my DT piece I've altered a wooden box.


I took the lid of the box.


Then I painted it with Decoart paint.


I then covered it with Imagination Crafts rice paper.


I coloured some card with decoart paint and stamped some Honey Doo flowers on it, I cut the flowers out and painted some distress crackle paint over them, the wooden bird was painted with the paint, then I added a metal clock charm and some metal flowers.


The rest of the design team have made some wonderful pieces and would love you to visit them to take a look.

Thank you for dropping by. xxx Hazel.

SPA - Wonderland

Good morning everyone, I've two posts scheduled for today, this is the first one.

Today I'm guest host for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, my theme is Wonderland.


The background for my card was made using alcohol inks on glossy card.
The Alice and rabbit images are by Carabelle Studio and I stamped them onto white card, coloured them with pencils, cut them out and glued them to the card.
The Cheshire Cat is a Cherry Pie Art Stamp, he was stamped directly onto the card.
The heart, diamond, spade and club are Non Sequitor stamps and were stamped directly onto the card.
I stamped the quote [Carabelle Studio stamp] and Wonderland [Indigo Blu stamp] onto tissue paper and use a white marker on the back of the words to make them stand out more.

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

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Drunken Chalks

Good morning everyone, today it's my turn to share a tutorial for the Craft Barn design team, I've made four cards using the Drunken Chalk technique.

Here's one of my cards,  please visit the Craft Barn blog to see my other cards and my tutorial.


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

Sunday, 24 September 2017

SPA - Carte Postale

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

Carte Postale has to be somewhere on our postcards in the latest Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


For the background I glued a napkin to the postcard. All the stamps are Tim Holtz stamps and I used Archival ink. I found the butterflies in my stash, I'd stamped them a long time ago and I think I used distress ink.

Thank you for dropping by, enjoy your Sunday. xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Septembers Inchies

Hi everyone, here are the inchies that I've made for the UK Stampers inchie swap.


The backgrounds are scraps of decorated card, I used a Crafty Individuals stamp for the images and I added some Tim Holtz word stickers.

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

Friday, 22 September 2017

Friends Journal Page

Good morning everyone, I've a journal page to share with you today.

My Friend is the theme for the Try It On Tuesday challenge and Colour My World is the theme for the Art Journal Journey challenge. My favourite colour is green and my favourite colour combination is green and pink although there is more pink than green on my page.


I coloured the background with Distress Oxides and stamped with Archival ink. I used a stencil for the leaves. The stamps that I used are Paperartsy, Seth Apter and Kaisercraft.


I found some lovely napkins at Ally Pally last weekend, one of them had pink roses on so I cut out some roses and glued them to the page.


I added some Tim Holtz images and stamped some words with Art Impressions and Dyan Reaveley/Dylusions stamps.

The words are
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

Girlfriends make the best accessories.


Thank you for visiting me, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Seahorse Postcard

Good morning all, today I'm sharing a postcard that I made for a swap earlier in the year.


I used Samantha Braund Arts stamps and stencils.

I used distress inks to colour the background and sprayed water over it, I also used distress inks with the stencils. I used a white pen to draw dots and a black marker to scribble round the edge. The stamping was done with black Archival ink.

A close up of the script.

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

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Sgraffito Art

My latest project for the Craft Barn design team is a very colourful piece using the Sgraffito technique. You can see how I created it here.


Thank you for dropping by. 
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

UK Stampers July ATC Swap

It's been a while since I've done any crafting or posted anything, life seems to be getting in the way. I've got some ATCs to share with you today, they were made for the UK Stampers July swap.


The backgrounds are made from card that I'd inked some time ago, I added some remnent rubs and for the images I used Paperartsy/Lynne Perella stamps, I also added some gems.

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

Friday, 1 September 2017

Altered Notebook Cover

It's the start of a new month so it's time for a new challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes - no cards allowed. For my Project this month I've altered the cover of a notebook.



This is the notebook that I used. I started by covering the book with a gelli print and some torn patterned paper, then I added some thread. I coloured the centre panel with distress oxide and added some tissue tape. The Stampers Anonymous flowers were stamped with black Archival ink and coloured with pitt pens. I also stamped a couple of flowers on white card, coloured them with pitt pens, cut them out and glued them over the stamped images. The notebook was embellished with ribbon, metal charm, remnent rubs and word stickers.

The rest of the design team have made some lovely projects and they would love you to take a look. Happy crafting. xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Precious Memories

My latest project for the Craft Barn design team is an altered book box to keep precious memories in, you can see how I made the box and the contents here.


Thank you for dropping by. xxx Hazel.