Sunday, 30 August 2015

Sunday Postcard Art - Fish

Good morning everyone, I hope you're having a good weekend.

Fish is the theme for today's Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

Here is my postcard.

I stamped the main image onto one of my Gelli prints, then I masked it of and stamped the fish. I masked the fish and stamped the bubbles. When I removed the masks I coloured the main image and fish with Pitt pens. I wrote the words and adhered them to the postcard.

The stamps I used are
PaperArtsy - main image and fish.
Creative Expressions - the bubbles.  

Thank you for looking.

xxx Hazel.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Butterfly Journal Page

Last week my friend Alison came to play, we had a great day playing with our Gelli Plates and we both ended up with loads of lovely prints.

I've used one of them on my journal page.

My print wasn't big enough to cover the pages so I painted the edge of the pages with Acrylic paint, tore round the print and glued it to the pages. I used Kaisercraft, Inkadinkado and Stampendous stamps on the background and I used Versamagic chalk ink. The butterflies [Stampendous stamp and cutting dies] were stamped onto cream card, cut out and glued to the pages with Mod Podge, I also spread the Mod Podge over the butterflies so that I could colour them with Faber Castell Pitt artist pens. Spreading the glue over the images and letting it dry meant that I could colour with the pens and spread the ink with my finger before it dried. I uesd an Artistic Stamper stamp for the quote.

I'm sharing my pages with Art Journal Journey their theme this month is Time.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

August Calendar - Pink and Butterflies

My August calendar page for the Craft Barns calendar challenge is a bit grungier than my other pages.

I enlarged a photo of a hydrangea from my garden and printed it onto copy paper. I tore round the flower head and adhered it to the page. I then stencilled some modelling past with a Dreamweaver stencil and when the paste had dried I gave the page a light coat of gesso.

I sprayed the page with water and added some Dylusions ink.

I went round the edges with picked raspberry distress ink and stamped some butterflies and letters. I stamped and die cut the large butterfly and added it and the calendar to the page.

I used Stampers Anonymous stamps for the background letters and butterflies, for the large butterfly I used a Stampendous stamp and die.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Time Flies Journal Page

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend,

It's Art Journal Monday over at Mixed Media Mojo and it's my turn to share a project.

I'm also sharing my journal page with Art Journal Journey, this months theme is Time.

I started by stencilling some clocks with modelling paste and when it had dried I painted the page with gesso.

I then painted the page with blue acrylic paint and dribbled some Dylusions ink.

I added some other colours with Gelatos and stamped some script with a Creative Expressions stamp. I stamped the buildings [Sheena Douglas stamp] onto patterned paper, cut it out and glued it to the bottom of the page.

I stamped the winged clocks [unknown stamp] onto patterned paper and cut them out and added the Time Flies. I added a clock charm to the larger winged clock.

I used some Pitt Artist Pens to add some more colour.

Thank you for looking - have a good day.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Sunday Postcard Art - Butterflies

The latest theme at the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge is Butterflies.

This is my postcard.

I used acrylic paints on the background and stencilled some flowers with Cosmic Shimmer paint. I stamped the butterflies with distress ink. The numbers were stencilled with acrylic paint. I added some Remnent Rubs and stamped some dates with Stampers Anonymous stamps. I used a Stampendous stamp and cutting die for the butterfly, it was coloured with acrylic paint and Pitt pens.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

The Butterflies and the Bees

Hi everybody - I hope you are all well.

I thought it was time I posted something on my neglected blog.

I'm sharing with you a couple of pages that I made for the KCUK Deco Swap, my swap partners theme was Anything That Flies.

I used Brushos on the background and stencilled the mesh with Distress ink. I stamped the Jofy quote and small Stampotiqe bees. The large and medium Stampotique bees were stamped onto white card and coloured with Pitt pens, cut out and adhered to the page. I put stickles on the wings.

I coloured the background and stamped the butterflies with Distress ink and stamped some script. The large butterfly was stamped and die cut with a Stampendous stamp and die. The Quote is a Hobby Art stamp. The butterfly and quote were stamped onto card that had been coloured with Brushos.

Thank you for looking.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Butterfly Canvas

The theme for the August Challenge over at Mixed Media Mojo is Anything Goes.

For my DT piece I made a Butterfly Canvas.

I started by sprinkling Brushos onto the canvas and spraying with water.

I then covered the canvas with tissue wrap and painted it with clear gesso.

Then I stencilled some DecoArt Media Modelling paste, let it dry and painted it with white gesso.

I then coloured it with Gelatos and sprayed water, when it had dried I stamped some script and splattered with white paint.

For the large butterflies I used a Stampendous stamp and cutting dies, for the small butterfly I used a Martha Stuart punch and stamp. For the quote I used a stamp by The Artistic Stamper.

My DT teamies would love you to visit Mixed Media Mojo to have a look at their fabulous makes.

Altered Book Pages

It's the first of the month so it's time for a new challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes as long as it's mixed media/altered art - no cards allowed.

For my DT piece I've altered some book pages. I've been wanting to do some page folding for a long time so I found a pattern on the Internet and found a book the size I needed. It was a lot easier to do than I thought it would be and didn't take very long.

I decided to keep the cover simple, I covered the spine with some crumpled tissue paper, painted it black and when it was dried I spread some Treasure Brass over the raised areas. I covered the front and back with some patterned paper that I'd stamped with some butterflies and postmark stamps

I used a Stampendous stamp for the butterfly and a PaperArtsy stamp for the postmark,

The rest of my DT teamies have made some lovely inspirational pieces so why not pop over to Altered Eclectics to take a look.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

KCUK Deco Swap

These are a couple of deco pages that I made for the KCUK Deco Swap. They were made for Janice, the theme of her book is Nature.

I coloured the background with Pan Pastels and stamped some pink flowers and birds, then I stamped the leafy branch, I also stamped some leaves, flowers and squirrel onto white card, I coloured them with Inktense pencils and a water brush, I cut them out and adhered them to the page. The quote was stamped onto card that had been coloured with Pan Pastel.

Stamps used:
Sheena Douglas - flowers.
Stampers Anonymous - birds.
PaperArtsy - quote.

I coloured the background with Pan Pastels and stencilled some leaves, I went round the stencilled leaves with pen. I stamped some wild flowers on the background. I stamped the rabbits and flowers onto white card, coloured them with Inktense pencils, I cut them out and adhered them to the page. The quote and butterfly were also stamped, coloured and cut out. I added some orange stickles to the centre of the flowers.

Stamps used:
Crafty Individuals - rabbits and background.
Hobby Art - quote.
Unknown - flowers and butterfly.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Postcard Swap

This month KCUK is having a postcard swap, this is the postcard I made for my swap partner Nicki.

I'm entering my postcard in the Sunday Postcard Art - Go Messy Challenge.

I built up lots of layers with acrylic paint, stamping and stencilling, I got messy by using my fingers to do the stencilling.

Next I stamped the flower.

I stamped the flower, leaves and words onto patterned paper, cut them out and adhered them over the stamped image on the card. I added a bit of colour with pitt pens and did a little bit of doodling.

All the stamps I used are PaperArtsy stamps,

Friday, 17 July 2015

In The Garden and Parakeets

Good morning, I'm sharing a journal page with you today, I'm entering it in the latest challenge at Moo Mania and More - In The Garden, I'm also sharing some photos of the parakeets that visit my garden regularly

I started by painting gesso over the page and then I stamped the image [After Midnight] to position him, I then stencilled modelling past around the image.

I coloured the page with distress paints, and stamped and embossed the image

Finally I added some die cut leaves and flowers and added the quote.

For my birthday a couple of months ago I got a new camera with a decent zoom on it. I use to take photos of birds and they'd just be a little speck on the photo, now I can get up close.

This parakeet is enjoying an apple in my neighbours apple tree.

These parakeets are enjoying the coconuts that are hanging on my patio. I took these photos through my kitchen window, I was very pleased how they turned out as my windows need a clean.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Spotty Flower Journal Page For Mixed Media Mojo

Today it's my turn to post a project for Mixed Media Mojo.  Why not visit the blog to see all the lovely inspiration and there's still time to enter the Christmas in July challenge.

I'd like to enter my journal page in the Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge - Anything Goes using a stamp.


For the background I built up layers with acrylic paint, stencilling and stamping.

I stamped the flower onto spotty paper and cut it out, I also punched out circles from the same paper and stamped the words onto scrap card. After adhering the flower etc. I gave the whole page a coat of matte medium. I coloured the flower and circles with Faber Castell Pitt pens, because I'd given the page a coat of matte medium it gave me time to use the pens and spread the colour with my finger.

The stamps I used are
PaperArtsy for the flower, words and the background.
Indigo Blu for the white circles on the background.
Impression Obsession for the lines on the background.
The dotty paper is by Kaisercraft.

Monday, 13 July 2015

July Calendar - Turquoise And Beach Huts

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

Today I'm sharing with you the July calendar page that I've made for the Craft Barns calendar challenge.

The background was painted with acrylic paint.
I cut the beach huts out of a patterned paper and used a circle punch for the beach balls.
I coloured everything with Pitt Big Brush pens.
The seagulls were made with an Impression Obsession die.

Thank you for looking and have a good day.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Pony Express

This months theme over at Art Journal Journey is Post and Postage. I immediately thought of the Pony Express, don't ask me why.

Here is my journal page.

The image of the rider and the sign are off the Internet. I drew and cut out the cactus.


I created the background with acrylic paint and an old credit card.

A close up of the sign.

My dad use to collect American stamps and I have a bag full of his spare stamps, I decided that there must be one with a Pony Express rider on it and after what seemed like hours sifting through them I found one.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

A Couple Of ATCs.

Today I'm sharing a couple of ATCs with you,

For he backgrounds on both of them I used Dylusions ink, did some stencilling and stamped some script. I used PaperArtsy stamps for the images.