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.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

ATC Storage Box

It's the first of the month so that means a new challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes but cards and ATCs are not allowed.
For my DT piece I've decorated a box to hold some of the many ATCs that I've collected from people in ATC swaps.

This is the box before I decorated it.

I covered the box with gelli prints that I'd made a while ago and I painted inside the box.

I decorated the box with some lovely Alexandra Renke washi tape and paper that was decorated with butterflies. I made an ATC for the top with the paper and wrapped some gold thread round it. I cut a butterfly out of the paper and coloured it with a gold glitter pen, I also spread some gold stickles on the top, the photo doesn't show the glitter very well.

The finished box with some ATCs inside.

Have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Dragonfly Journal Page

Hi everybody, I'm sharing a journal page with you today and I'm also entering it into the Art Journal Journey Recycle and Collage challenge.

I used one of the pages in my Dina Wakley joural. I started by making a collage of patterned paper, tissue wrap, music and book pages. I stencilled some modelling paste with a Crafters Workshop stencil. I added some colour with Gellatos and water letting some of the colour run. I dry brushed some Imagination Craft Starlight paint over the stencilling and added some white splatters. The  words were stamped with an Artistic Stamper stamp. For the dragonfly I printed a Gecko Galz image, adhered it to some card and cut it out. I put stickles on the wings before adhering it to the page. Lastly I used a black pen to doodle round the edge of the page.

A close up of the dragonfly - you can just about see the glitter on the wings.

Thank you for visiting my blog, have a lovely weekend. xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Flower Collage

Hi everybody, today I'm sharing an art journal spread with you that I've made for Alison's Art Journal Journey Collage/Recycle challenge.

The background of my spread is a mop up from another project. I stencilled some script with modelling paste and cut out lots of flowers from some patterned paper and adhered them to my spread. I then adhered the magazine image and more flowers. I added some word stickers and gave the page a coat of matte medium, then I went round the flowers and image with a pitt pen to give them some shadow.

It looks like were going to have another lovely sunny day here, I hope it's going to be the same for you. Thank you for dropping by and have a good day. xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

SPA - Birds

Hi everybody, I hope you're all well and having a lovely weekend in the sunshine
Birds is this weeks theme over at the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

My postcard has an alcohol ink background. I used a Stampendous stamp and die for the flowers, Katzelkraft stamp for the black birds and a TJ Design stamp for the postmark. The birds are cut out from a paper napkin and the words are Tim Holtz small talk stickers.

Thank you for visiting my blog, have a lovely Sunday. xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

SPA - Water

Water is this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme.

The background was coloured with acrylic paint and the puddles were stencilled, I drew the rain drops. I stamped the image onto card, coloured it, cut it out and glued it to the card, the stamp I used is a Dylusions stamp.
My card was larger than a postcard so after I wrote the words I took a photo and loaded it into my Serif programme and resized it, I added the pink and green border and added some script and a postmark to the background.

Thank you for looking. xxx Hazel.