Friday, 19 May 2017

About Town Journal Page

Good morning all, I have another project that I made for the Craft Barn design team to share with you today, you can see how I made it here.


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

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Altered Photo Album

Good morning everyone, it's sunny - a good start to the day, let's hope it stays like it for the weekend.

My latest project for the Craft Barn design team is a photo album that I've altered to house some of the many postcards that I make, you can find the details here,


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

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Blue ATCs

Hi everyone, I'm sharing with you today the ATCs that I made for the UK Stampers April ATC swap.

I'd like to enter my ATCs into the Try It On Tuesday challenge - Little Things Mean A Lot.


The background was coloured with broken china Distress Oxide.
I stamped some script with plum Archival ink, Paperartsy dots with forget-me-not Archival ink and the Honey Doo Craft flowers were stamped with Cobalt Archival ink. I embellished them with a flower, sequins and the Paperartsy word stamp.

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

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Archiving

Good morning everyone, I'm here to share with you my latest piece for the Craft Barn design team, it's a card using Archival ink, you can see how I made it here.


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

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Paris Journal Page

It's almost the end of the month and that means my month of hosting the Art Journal Journey challenge with my theme of Magical Mystery Tour will have come to an end. Thank you everyone that took part your work was fabulous - I enjoyed visiting your magical places with you.

I have one more page to share, we went to Paris years ago and I loved it and have always wanted to go back - I was so happy when my old London bus took me there.


I covered my page with a sheet of Imagination Crafts rice paper and then added some Gecko Galz images, then I stamped some images using Invoke Arts stamps, I added them to the page together with some flowers and gems.

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

Friday, 28 April 2017

Quirky Bird Fridge Magnet

My latest project for the Craft Barn Design Team is a fridge magnet using a Joggles Quirky Bird stamp, you can find full details of the magnet here.


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

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Santorini Sunset

I'm hosting this months Art Journal Journey challenge, my theme is a Magical Mystery Tour, there has been some wonderful entries and I've enjoyed looking at them, Bluebeard and Elizabeth has made some gorgeous pages of Santorini and it reminded me that I did a painting of Santorini last year for an online workshop that I was doing. It's not that good and it never got blogged but I was quite pleased with it, so on this very cold day my old London bus has taken me to be in the lovely sunshine at Santorini.


Thank you for dropping by.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Love ATCs

Good morning everyone, I hope you're all having a lovely weekend.
Today I'm sharing the ATCs that I made for the UK Stampers March ATC swap, the theme was love.


I used a stencil on the background with distress inks and added some music tissue tape and stamping. The main image was stamped onto a separate piece of card - I think the lovely heart stamp was free in a magazine.

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

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Mad Tea Party Journal Page

Good morning all, it's a lovely bright morning here - a bit chilly though.

I'm linking my page to the Art Journal Journey challenge the theme is Magical Mystery Tour.

My old London bus whooshed me through the swirly tunnel to visit the Mad Hatter's Tea Party,


I decided to have a go at a digital page and for the background I used one of my photographs of a field of buttercups.


I added images from a My Craft Studio programme called Make A Date. When I was happy with the result I printed it and glued into my journal.


I painted the swirl with white acrylic paint and stamped the Emma Godfrey swirl with black Archival ink. I stamped the Paperartsy bus onto shrink plastic with Stazon and shrunk it, I glued it to the page. I cut some words out of an old Alice In Wonderland book, stamped some Indigo Blu words and a Non Sequitur clock and added them to the page. I doodled round the edge of the page.


Thank you for dropping by to take a look.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Good morning everyone, today I'm sharing a postcard that I made for the UK Stampers March postcard swap.


I used brushos and a Paperartsy/Lin Brown script stamp on the background. The Finnabair butterflies were stamped onto brusho coloured card, cut out and glued to the postcard.

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

Saturday, 8 April 2017

The World Of Zinski

Good morning everyone, it looks like it's going to be another lovely day, I'm sharing my latest Craft Barn design team project with you, it's a journal page and you can see how I put it together here.

My project was inspired by my magic bus taking me on trip to Zinski Land, I found that the inhabitants were so friendly and I had a lovely time with them. I'm hosting this months Art Journal Journey challenge and my theme is Magical Mystery Tour so I'm linking my visit to the challenge.


Thank you for visiting, have a lovely weekend whatever you're doing. xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Be Creative Birthday Card

I have a card to share with you today.


For the background I sprinkled some brushos over a stencil and sprayed with water. I stamped some leaves with cobalt Archival ink and some script with black Archival ink. The grass was stamped with plum Archival ink. The words were stamped and cut out.

Stamps used
Paperartsy/Lin Brown - leaves and grass.
The Artistic Stamper - words
Unknown script stamp.

Thank you for dropping by. xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Art Journal Journey - Magical Mystery Tour

Good morning everyone, I'm so happy and thrilled to be hosting this months Art Journal Journey challenge, the theme that I've chosen was inspired by the Beatles song Magical Mystery Tour. Imagine there's a magical bus or train or whatever mode of transport you choose and it's there to take you on your mystery tour - it could take you anywhere, into the future or the past, into one of your favourite books, a country you've dreamed of going to, anywhere your imagination takes you.
I've chosen and old red London bus as my transport and for my first tour it whisked me away to see the sights of London - I wonder where it will take me next.


I painted the background with gesso and acrylic paint and stamped some images onto tissue paper and glued them to the page with matte medium. I printed some photos of London and stamped some images onto white card, I cut them out and glued them to the page. I gave the page a coat of matte medium and when it had dried I used my pitt pens to colour the tissue paper images.

I hope you can to enter the challenge - thank you for looking, have a great weekend. xxx Hazel.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Altered Playing Cards - G and H

I'm falling very behind with the Altered Playing card challenge at Maremi's Creative Cafe, the challenge has reached the letter M and I've only just finished the letters G and H, the words we were given are gears and hearts/humming bird.


On the background I stamped and embossed the Paperartsy gears with gold powder. The Deep Red flying man was stamped onto card and cut out. I added some metal gears..


I used a Carabelle Studio heart mask and distress ink on the background and I stamped the Stampers Anonymous flower and coloured it with distress ink. I embellished it with a couple of small humming birds and some sequins.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look. xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Inchies

Hi everybody, it's a beautiful bright morning here, a good start to the weekend - let's hope it lasts.

It's a long time since I made any inchies so when I saw that the UK Stampers had an inchie swap I decided to join in. We had to make six inchies and the theme was Anything Goes.


The backgrounds were made from card scraps.

Stamps used are
Carabelle Studio - hello
Paperartsy/Zinski - little monster
Clearly Impressed - dream
Finnabair - bubbles and take flight
Inkylicious - meow

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

Monday, 20 March 2017

SPA - Vintage Gents

Here is my postcard for the latest Sunday Postcard Art Challenge, the theme is Vintage Gents.


Thank you for dropping by to take a look.
xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Jofy Flower Card

Today I'm sharing my latest project for the Craft Barn Design team, you can see how I made the card here.


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

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Good morning everybody. It was a lovely springlike day yesterday and so nice to go out without a coat, looks like it might be the same today.

Today I'm sharing with you a card that I made for the UK Stampers February card challenge, here is the inspiration picture we were given.


This is the card I made.


The background was made by sprinkling some brushos onto a stencil and spraying it with water. I stamped the Stampers Anonymous flower onto the card and water coloured it with inktense sticks. I added the ribbon and matted it onto some mauve card and then onto a white card blank. I coloured three white flowers with the inktense sticks and fastened them together with a brad then I added the sentiment.
Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely day,
xxx Hazel.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Altered Playing Cards - E and F

Good morning all, today I'm sharing two playing cards that I've made for an altered playing card alphabet challenge, the words we were given are Eclipse and Folk Art.


I used Infusions, Magic Color acrylic ink, white and black markers for the Eclipse card.


For the Folk Art card I use a Paperartsy cat stamp and a Finnabair butterfly stamp, the flowers and leaves were doodled and I used watercolours to colour the card.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Gothic Blooms

Good morning everybody, hope you're all having a good weekend, it's very wet and windy where I am so I think I shall have a crafty day indoors.

The Craft barn have some blog candy to give away, you can find out how to win a set of the new Paperartsy Infusion colours here.


 My latest project for the Craft Barn design team is a canvas, you can see how I made it here.


Thank you for dropping by to take a look - enjoy your day.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Tea Light Card

Good morning everyone, I hope you are enjoying the weekend.
My latest project for the Craft Barn Design Team is a tea light card, you can see how I made it here.


Thank you for dropping by.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

SPA - Dictionary

Sabine is hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme she has chosen is Dictionary.


I glued the dictionary page to my postcard, then sprinkled some infusions and sprayed with water for the background flowers. I stamped some grasses with Archival ink. The large flower was stamped onto a dictionary page, coloured with Inktense pencils, cut out and glued to the card.

Items used.
6" x 4" card.
Dictionary pages.
Tim Holtz wildflower stencil.
Infusions - Black Knight.
Stampers Anonymous stamp - large flower.
Faber-Castell Inktense pencils.
Archival ink.
Paperartsy/Lin Brown stamps for the rest of the stamping.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look.
xxx Hazel.


Thursday, 16 February 2017

UK Stampers January Postcard Swap

Good morning everyone. In January I decided to join in with the UK Stampers postcard swap, the theme was anything goes.


For the background I used a baby wipe to spread the Fresco Finish paint. I stamped the images onto the postcard and also onto a lightly patterned paper, The images were cut out and glued over the images on the postcard. I stamped the words and then gave the card a coat of matte medium. When the medium had dried I coloured the images with Faber-Castell Pitt pens. As the postcard had to go in the post I gave it another coat of matte medium for extra protection..

I used a Paperartsy/Jofy stamp for the background grass, for all the other images I used Paperartsy/Elena Guzinska stamps.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely day - the sun is shining at the moment but I'm sure it won't last.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 13 February 2017

SPA - Vintage Romance

Vintage Romance is the latest theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


I covered my postcard with some patterned paper then I covered that with some lacy material. I found the image on the internet, printed it and attached it to the card. I added a Leonie Pujol heart die cut, tissue tape, lace, charms and a ribbon flower.

Thank you for looking, have a lovely day.


Saturday, 11 February 2017

Decorated Box

Good morning everyone, a snowy start to the weekend - thankfully not too much.

My latest project for the Craft Barn design team is a box that I've painted with Imagination Crafts Starlight paints, you can see how I did it here.


Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely weekend whatever you're doing - I'm of to Stamparama tomorrow, I just hope I can shift the stinky cold that I've got.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

A Birthday Card

It was a friends birthday this week and this is the card I made for her.


The background is a discarded one, I used a Carabelle Studio stencil with some brushos but I sprayed to much water on it and it ended up too messy for what I needed it for, but it was ideal for this card. I stamped the Stampers Anonymous flower and water coloured it with brushos. I used the same card and a Stampendous stamp and die for the butterfly. It was matted onto some black card and then glued to the card blank.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

SPA - Oriental

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


I used a gelli print for the background and Paperartsy stamps. The images were stamped onto tissue paper and I painted the back of the face with white paint, they were then glued to the card. You can't see from the photo but I stamped some bamboo [PSX stamp] with galaxy gold Brilliance ink around the edge of the card. I added a charm, some thread and some remnent rubs.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look.
xxx Hazel.

Little Houses Canvas

Good morning everyone, I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Today I'm sharing my latest Craft Barn DT project, it's a canvas using a Carabelle Studio stamp and Fresco Finish paints. You can see how I made it here.


Thank you for dropping by.
xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Altered Playing Cards C and D

I've just finished the next two cards for the Maremi's Creative Cafe Facebook group challenge. For the letters C and D the words we were given were coffee and dragonfly.


I used an Impression Obsession stamp and Kaleidacolor inks for the background, I flicked water on it. I drew the mug and coloured it with felt tips and stamped some hearts. The mug stains are a Stampers Anonymous stamp.


I used a stencil and modelling paste on the card and painted it with gesso. I coloured it with Gelatos. and spread some micro bead gel, when this dried I used my finger to add some gilding. The dragonfly was coloured stamped, coloured with felt tips and cut out. I put stickles on the wings and a metal game pointer on the body.The quote was stamped with an Artistic Stamper stamp. No idea who made the dragonfly.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 30 January 2017

SPA - Sepia

It's been a while since I entered the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the latest theme has been chosen by Rosie and she has chosen Sepia.


I started by gluing some gauze to the card and then gave it a coat of gesso. I put some acrylic ink at the top of the card and sprayed with water so that I could let the ink run down the card - I used three colours and dried each colour before adding the next one. I added some script and white splatters. The flower [Stampers Anonymous] was stamped onto white card, coloured with distress ink, cut out and glued to the card, I also stapled the stem. The words [Paperartsy] were stamped onto white card and cut out.

Thank you for dropping by.
xxx Hazel.



Saturday, 28 January 2017

Hearts and Flowers

Good morning, I'm sharing today my latest piece for the Craft Barn DT. You can see how I put it together here.


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

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Altered Playing Cards

Hi everyone. It's been a long time since my last post, my poor blog feels very neglected.

Today I'm sharing a couple of Altered playing cards that I've made for Marimi's Creative Cafe Facebook group challenge. There's a challenge every week, at the moment we are doing letters of the alphabet, the first two challenges are Art and Bubbles.



For both cards I used gesso, stencils, modelling paste, inktense sticks put on with a brush and sprayed with water, matte medium. pitt pens and gilding wax.

Thank you for dropping by and enjoy the rest of the day.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Tulip Canvas

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. I've got a rotten stinky cold at the moment and not feeling very well - I hope it's one that doesn't linger.

Today I'm sharing a canvas with you that I've made for the Craft Barn DT, you can see how I made it here.


Thank you for dropping by to take a look, enjoy the rest of the weekend.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

SPA - New

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone, I wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2017. 

New is the theme for the Sunday Postcard Art first challenge of the year. I've done a New Year card with watercolour and glitter pens.


Thank you for dropping by, enjoy the first day of 2017.
xxx Hazel.