Sunday, 4 October 2015

Sunday Postcard Art - Pale

Pale is this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme.

I used a Gelli print for the background, I took a photograph of the moon one morning last week, so I printed a copy of it and glued it to the card then I stamped some Crafty Individuals trees. I printed a Gecko Galz image, cut out the lady and glued her to the card. I used Faber-Castell Pitt pens to add some colour and used a white pen for some stars. I wrote the Madeline Miller quote " and her skin shone luminous and impossibly pale, as if it drank light from the moon".

This is the photograph of the moon that I took last week.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Low Flying Skulls Journal Page

I've done a journal page for my October Mixed Media Mojo DT piece. The theme for the latest challenge is Halloween/Wings.

I painted the background with acrylic paint and stencilled a skull and letters with modelling paste.

I then dribbled some Dylusion ink down the page.

I stamped the pumpkins[Hero Arts], bottles[Creative Expressions] and wings[Hampton Arts] onto card and coloured them with acrylic paint. I covered the small wooden skulls with DecoArt Media Crackle Paste. When the paste had dried I glued the wings to the back of the skulls and glued all the stamped images to the page. I gave the page a coat of Multi Matte Medium, when this dried I added more colour to the images with some Faber-Castell Pitt pens. I used a white Posca Pen to whiten the larger skull.

I hope you can find time to visit and enter the challenge, my team mates have made some fabulous samples and they would love you to take a look.

Have a lovely day.
xxx Hazel.

Decorated Candle Holder

Another month has flown by and it's time to share my latest DT post for the latest Altered Eclectics challenge. As always the theme for the challenge is Anything Goes as long as it's mixed media/altered art.

A few years ago I bought a wooden candle holder blank and decided it was time to do something with it. I must admit it's not the colour that I started out to do, it was going to be a peachy colour but ended up being mauve.

First I gave the candle holder a coat of gesso.

I adhered some die cuts and lace that had wooden beads attached.

I added some flowers and metal butterflies and gave them a coat of gesso.

The next steps I haven't got any photos for but I painted the holder with green paint and added a crackle glaze, then I painted it with a cream coloured paint. You can see some of the crackles in the photo.

This is where the holder changes colour. I dry brushed the holder with a mauve paint.

 Then I sprayed it with a mauve mica spray.

I then used my finger to spread some pewter gilding wax. The photos below show different areas of the finished candle holder.

I used the following sprays and paints.
Fresco Finish - Granny Smith, Vanilla, wisteria.
Fresco Crackle Glaze.
Tattered Angels Mica Spray.

The rest of my Altered Eclectics team mates have made some wonderful inspirational pieces, so why not take a look.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

African ATC

Good morning, I'm sharing an ATC with you today.

I used Distress ink for the background and added some white paint. I stamped the image [Stampendous] and doodled round the edge.

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

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Buddha Postcard

Buddha is the theme for the latest Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

I got the Buddha image of the Internet and adhered him to some patterned card from my stash. I cut the butterflies from some Crafty Individuals collage sheets and adhered them onto the card and then I wrote the quote - Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

September Calendar

Brown, Leaves/Trees is the theme for the Craft Barns September calendar challenge.

For the background I stamped some Dina Wakley leaves onto one of my Gelli prints then I stamped some Crafty Individuals trees and Stampers Anonymous birds onto a strip of another Gelli print. I added some die cut leaves at the bottom.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Mixed Media Mojo - Art Journal Monday

Good morning all. I hope you all had a good weekend, I went to Alexandra Palace on Saturday, didn't spend to much but it was lovely meeting up with blogging friends.

Today it's my turn to post for Mixed Media Mojo - Art Journal Monday. This page was inspired by Jenni Niemi, I've been watching her videos on You Tube.

I started by spreading acrylic paint over the page.

I did some stencilling and stamping over the page.

Then I drew the face and stamped some flowers.

I painted round the face and flowers leaving the background showing, then I painted the face.

I coloured round the face with Faber-Castell Pitt pens and did some doodling round the flowers and on her hair. I stamped some small flowers and script on the background, I also added some shading to the face.

I must admit that I'm pleased with the result as it's the first face I've done. I hope you like it.

I'd like to share my face with Kim Dellow's - Show Your Face.

Thank you for looking.

xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 20 September 2015


Owls is this weeks theme at the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

I drew some leaves onto a Gelli print background and coloured them. I stamped the three owls [Tattered Angels stamp] onto patterned paper and cut them out. I glued them to the postcard and gave them a bit of colour. The What A Hoot is a Hero Arts Stamp.

Thank you for looking.

xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

A couple of ATCs

Good morning, today I'm sharing with you a couple of ATCs that I made earlier in the year.

I stamped the Ecogreen stamp onto some card and edged it with pink, I adhered the stamped image onto some black card that had been sprayed with gold Glimmer Mist and added ribbon.

I stamped the Crafty Individuals stamp onto card that I'd coloured with acrylic paint. I painted a wooden bird with acrylic paint and added stickles, I also edged the ATC with stickles.

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

Monday, 14 September 2015

A Slashing Time At The Craft Barn

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend. I'd like to say a big hello to my new followers, it's lovely to have you with me.

A week ago I went to a brilliant Darcy Wilkinson  workshop at the Craft Barn, we made a slashed canvas.

Everybody enjoyed themselves using the PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints and fussy cutting the PaperArtsy stamped images. You can read more about the workshop on Darcy's blog, the link is at the start of this post.

Thank you for looking.

xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 13 September 2015


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

Here is my postcard.

I used one of my Gelly prints and did some stamping with acrylic paint and Archival ink. The main image was stamped onto a separate part of the print, cut out and adhered to the postcard. I coloured the main image with Faber- Castell Pit pens. I wrote the Marion C. Garretty quote on to paper and cut it out - wish I'd cut closer to the words.
Stamps used:
Invoke Arts - Doll.
Dina Wakley - Circles.
Crafty Individuals - Main image.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely Sunday.

xxx Hazel.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Summer ATCs

I'm sharing with you today the ATCs that I made for the KCUK August ATC swap, the theme is Summer.

I used acrylic paint and Gelatos on the background and stamped the swirls [Penny Black]. The children [Creative Expressions} were stamped onto white card and coloured with felt tips. I fussy cut them out and glued them to the ATC. The words are part of a Crafty Individuals stamp that I cut out.

The background was made with distress ink and the stamps I used are:
Stampers Anonymous - butterflies and moths.
Dina Wakley - leaves.
Craft Extensions - tiny flowers.
Unknown stamp - sun.
I used a Martha Stewart stamp and punch for the three butterflies and I put stickles on their wings.

Thank you for looking, have a lovely day.

xxx Hazel.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Pink And Yellow

I'm a little bit late with my postcard for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme this week is Pink and Yellow.

I'm also sharing my postcard with The Artistic Stamper challenge - Things With Wings.

I use alcohol inks for the background and stamped on top of it.
Stamps used
The Artistic Stamper - the main image.
Creative Expressions - bubble wrap stamp.
Indigo Blu - letter stamp.
TJ Designs - quote, postmark and song bird.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Playing With Alcohol Inks

I've not played with my alcohol inks for at least two years so I decided to blow the dust of my bottles and play with them. I've spent some time this week watching Alcohol Ink videos on You Tube to see if there's a different technique than using felt to apply the ink. I found a few videos where canned air was used to blow the ink around the card before the ink dried, I haven't got any canned air so I used my Tim Holtz spritzer. I must say I was pleased with the results.

The first two show my attempts at doing poppies - need more practice, I put a few scribbles on with a fine tip pen. I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do with the rest of them apart from the pink one.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Back To School/Book Pages

It's time for another challenge at Mixed Media Mojo, the theme is Back To School/Book Pages.

For my DT piece I've decorated the cover on an exercise book.

I covered the front and back with some school themed scrapbook papers from my stash.

I adhered a piece of paper from a shorthand pad and stamped the splats and rings [Kaisercraft stamp].

I stamped some gold stars [Stampers Anonymous] and I found some school theme labels and stickers in my stash so I glued some to the cover and did some doodling on the shorthand page.

Please pop over the Mixed Media Mojo challenge site to see the fabulous work that the rest of the DT have made.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.