Friday, 27 May 2016

A Is For Art

A is the latest letter for the Craft Barns Alpha/Dictionary challenge and I've chosen the word Art.

I used a watercolour paper postcard and used distress ink on the background. The Katzelkraft images were stamped onto tissue paper with black Archival ink, I tore them out and glued them to the card and added the dictionary reference. I used my finger to edge the card with black ink.

Thank you everyone for your good wishes for my husband, we've got to be back at the hospital early today and should get some test results.

Thank you for looking and have a good day.
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Friday The 13th

Good morning everybody, I hope you are all well. Before I show you my latest postcard I would like to apologize for not leaving comments on your posts. My husband has not been very well this year and we're backwards and forwards to the hospital as he's having lots of tests done. We're very fortunate that we live close to the hospital but I find it all very tiring. I've managed to make a couple of postcards and some cards this week that I can blog and I hope to be back commenting soon.

I've made this postcard for the That's Crafty Friday The 13th challenge.

I used a gelli print for the background and stamped the skull with Versamark and embossed it with white powder. I masked the skull and stamped some spider webs and added some splatters. The quote was stamped onto tissue paper and glued to the card, I removed the mask and stamped the spiders. I embossed the edges with Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick powder.
The stamps I used are,
Stampers Anonymous - Skull and background.
Inkadinkado - Spiders.
PaperArtsy - Quote.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Friday, 13 May 2016

J is for Juggle

J is the latest letter in the Craft Barns Alpha/Dictionary challenge, there is also a twist, we have to add a dragonfly to our entries. I chose the word Juggle.

Here is my postcard.

I've used a gelli print for the background. I stamped some dragonflies and plants with Versa Magic chalk inks. I stamped Lindsay Masons Doo Lally Pip onto the postcard and also onto white paper. I coloured her with pencils, cut her out and stuck her over her image on the postcard. The words were stamped and cut out and I stamped the J and added the dictionary reference, I also drew lines round the edge. I don't know who made the dragonfly stamp.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely weekend.
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Secret GardenTag Book

Today I'd like to share a tag book that I've decorated.
I can't remember where I got the book from, it's been in my stash for years.

The finished cover.

This is the book before it was altered.

The inside of the book.

I painted the front and back covers with gesso and glued some lace on them, then I stencilled some circles with crackle paste, I painted the covers with acrylic paint and stamped some white circles and black script.
 This is the front cover.

This is the back.

 I decorated the front by stamping some flowers onto a gelli print, I cut them out and stitched them to some material. I glued it to the front cover and added some dewdrops to the centre of the flowers.

A close up of the flowers.

A close up of the crackle paste circles.

I coloured the pages with acrylic paint and a brayer, then I stamped the flowers and some squares.

I stamped some script with white acrylic paint..

I stamped some flowers in the background and then stamped the main flowers, I also stamped them onto some gelli prints and cut them out, I glued them over the stamped flowers on the pages.

The inside

The backside.

I added the words and quotes, then I covered the pages with matte medium. I added some more colour and shadows with Faber-Castell Pitt Pens.

The inside.

The backside.

Below are some close ups of the pages.
I used Paper/Artsy stamps apart from a couple of quotes, I'm not sure who made them.

 Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

SPA - Black And White

Good morning everyone, I hope you're enjoying the weekend.

I'm hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme that I've chosen is Black and White.

Here is my postcard.

I used a That's Crafty Chequerboard Dinky Stencil and Prima Finnabair stamps with black Archival ink and I put some tissue tape on the edges. I stamped a little bit of script on the background - stamp unknown.

Thank you for looking, enjoy your Sunday.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Altered Box

Good morning everyone, I hope you are having a lovely weekend. It's the first of the month and time for a new challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes as long as it's Altered Art/Mixed Media, no cards please.

For my DT piece I've decorated a round box.

I'm entering my box into the Try It On Tuesday challenge - Vintage Photo.

This is the box I used.

I painted it with white gesso and added some lace round the side. I also added lace to the side of the lid.

I coloured the box with gelatos and added some tissue wrap and cut out butterflies.

I stencilled some modelling paste to the lid and dry brushed it with white paint, I also dry brushed some pink flowers.

The next thing I did was to spray everything with Glimmer Mist.

This is a close up to show the glimmer.

I glued the flowers, twisted wire, a photo booth image of a couple, a piece of frayed material, charm and some micro baeds to the top. I also added flowers, micro beads and wire to the sides.

A close up of the flowers.

The finished box.

Please take a trip to Altered Eclectics to see the lovely inspirational pieces that my talented teamies have made.

Thank you for visiting.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

S Is For Sea Shore

S is the latest letter in the Craft Barns Alpha/Dictionary challenge, but there is a twist this time we  have to add a shell.

Here is my postcard.

I covered my postcard with a yellow gelli print and brayered some blue acrylic paint for the sea and sky. I stamped the pier, letter S, corner shell, seagulls and quote directly onto the postcard. The girl was stamped onto white paper, coloured with pencil and cut out before being glued to the card. I added the dictionary definition and coloured the seagulls with a white marker.
The stamps I used are
Creative Expressions - pier and seagulls.
Crafty Individuals - shell.
The Stamp Bug - quote.
Elusive Images/Chocolate Baroque - the letter S.
The girl I'm not sure about.

Have a lovely day and thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 25 April 2016

SPA - Fortune Teller

Fortune Teller is the theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

This week I've collaged some Gecko Galz images onto my postcard.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Aloha Hawaii

Hawaii it this weeks challenge theme over at Sunday Postcard Art.

I went on the internet to search for images of Hawaii, there were lots of beautiful photos, eventually I found one to use.

I used a watercolour postcard to copy the image onto and coloured it with Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle pencils and a water brush. I wrote the words and added a little bit of white at the waters edge with a white marker.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Thunder Bolts and Lightning

Linda has chosen the theme for this months Art Journal Journey challenge, the theme she has chosen is For The Record/Inspired By A Song. I couldn't decide what song to choose and then we had a storm one night and the words "Thunder bolts and lightning, very very frightening" came into my head so my song is Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.

I had a very dark gelli print that I wasn't sure what too use it for, it looked stormy so I decided to use it for the background and glued it to my journal page. I used a Dylusions umbrella stamp and patterned paper, after I stamped the umbrellas I cut them out and glued them to the page. I used a white pen to draw the thunderbolts and lightening and scribbled round them with a white pencil, I think I put to much white on as it got rid of too much of the dark background.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 11 April 2016

SPA - Famous Artists

Famous Artists is this weeks Sunday Postcard Arts challenge theme. The artist I have chosen is Leonado Da Vinci.

I covered my postcard with a book page and coloured it with distress ink, I then dry brushed some white gesso over it. I stamped Leonado, the Mona Lisa and words onto a Gelli print, I tore round them and glued them to the card, the other images were stamped directly onto the card.
The stamps I used are Katzelkraft stamps.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Block Printing at Ally Pally

Yesterday I spent a wonderful day at Ally Pally, it was lovely meeting crafty friends that I haven't seen for a while. There are two shows a year and last year I was very disappointed, I didn't think the shows were as good as previous years, but this year there was lots of new exhibitors and I really enjoyed looking round. There were a lot of make and takes and I managed to get on a Block Craft make and take. I used wooden printing blocks and fabric paint to print on onto a bag.


There are lots of mistakes on my bag but I really enjoyed doing it, needless to say I bought some blocks, they can be used on paper and card as well as fabric.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

D Is For Dance

The letter D is the latest letter in the Craft Barns Alpha/Dictionary challenge, we have to use the colour pink as well.

For my postcard I have chosen the word Dance.

Again I've covered my postcard with a gelli print, I stamped some script and ballet shoes onto the background. I stamped the dancer straight onto the postcard and onto another gelli print and cut the dress out, I glued this over the image on the card. I stamped the quote and added the dictionary definition, I also stamped the edges.

The stamps I've used are Stamp Addicts stamps.
The edge stamp is unknown.

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

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

SPA - Architecture

Architecture is the theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

I covered my postcard with a gelli print and splattered blue paint over it. I stamped the images of Big Ben and St Pauls on to the postcard and also onto card, I coloured the images, cut them out and glued them over the images on the postcard. I found the quote on the internet.

Cherry Pie Art Stamps - Big Ben.
Sheena Douglas - St Pauls.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

G Is For Giraffe

G is the latest letter in the Craft Barns Alpha/Dictionary challenge. I've chosen the word giraffe.

I used distress inks for the background and stamped some leaves and grass. I coloured them with pencil. I stamped the giraffe onto copy paper and coloured it with pencil, then I cut it out and glued it to my postcard. I added the letter G and the dictionary reference. I used PaperArtsy stamps for the background and the giraffe is an Inkadinkadoo stamp.

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