Sunday, 12 August 2018

SPA - Nursery Rhymes

Good morning everyone, I hope you're enjoying the weekend.
I'm happy to be hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme I've chosen is Nursery Rhymes.


I covered my postcard with some patterned paper and printed the Gecko Galz image. I stamped the Paperartsy sheep and coloured them with pencils. Before adhering the image and sheep I stamped some leaves around the edge. I typed the lines of the rhyme before I printed the image. I went round the edge of the image and sheep with a black marker after I'd adhered them to the card.

Thank you for visiting, you're all very welcome. Have a lovely Sunday. xxx

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Southern Gals Challenge - Day 4

Hi everyone, it's going to be another hot one today.

I have day 4 of the Southern Gals 5x7 challenge to share with you today. I really enjoyed making this page as I got very messy. I used my fingers to paint the page and I also used my fingers to stencil the paint. I added the words after the 5 minutes was up. I used Decoart paint.


Thank you for visiting, have a lovely weekend. xxx

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Southern Gals Challenge - Day 3

I have my day 3 of the Southern Gals 5x7 challenge to share with you today.


I used a brayer to apply Decoart acrylic paint to my page and then I stamped some Finnabair images with the paint until the alarm on my timer went. I put the words on after the 5 minutes was up.

Thank you for dropping by, you're very welcome. xxx

Journal Page

It's August already so it's time for a new challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes as long as it's Altered Art/Mixed Media.
For my DT piece I've made a journal page.


I used a palette knife to spread some gesso onto some kraft card, when it was dry I went over the page with a vintage photo distress oxide ink pad and sprayed it with water.  I used Aall&Create stamps with black archival ink to stamp on the background. I stamped the Tim Holtz flower onto white card, coloured it with pencils and cut it out. I adhered a strip of fabric to the page and added the flower stapling the stem to the page. I added some remnant rubs and word stickers.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day. x

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Southern Gals 5x7 Challenge Day 2

Hi all. This week I'm joining in with the Southern Gals 5x7 art challenge. We have to make a piece of art in 5 minutes for 7 days. I did day 1 but I didn't finish it in 5 minutes so I'm going to finish it before I blog it.

I'm entering my page in the Art Journal Journey Art For Art's Sake challenge.

This is what I managed to do in 5 minutes on day 2.


I used Dylusions ink spray on the background and inked a Justrite stamp with a distress oxide ink pad, sprayed it with water and stamped it on the page. I stamped the Dina Wakley bird with black archival ink.


After the 5 minutes I decided to finish the page with some stamped script, a Tim Holtz paper doll, Crafty Individuals wings and Dylusions words. I scribbled round the edge of the page.

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

Friday, 27 July 2018

Something Different - A Mug Rug

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well and finding somewhere to keep cool.
Today I have something different to share with you. I use to do a lot of sewing but never did any quilting, it's something I've wanted to do but when I looked at all the beautiful quilts I thought that if I started one it would be something put at the back of a cupboard not finished. Earlier in the year I found a book called Animal And Pet Mug Rugs by Amanda Weatherill, they are small quilts for putting mugs on, although I don't think I'd put a mug on it as I could see it getting stained very quickly.


I was very pleased with the result and will be making more, I've also found a book on making small art quilts, now all I have to do is find the time. The mug rug measures about 9.5" x 5", 24.5x13 cms.

Thank you for visiting my blog, you're all very welcome. xxx

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Floral ATCs

Good morning everyone, it's another hot one today. I have some ATCs to share with you, they were made months ago for a swap at UK Stampers.


The backgrounds were made with distress inks and I stamped the Imagination Craft flowers and added some die cut flowers.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day. xxx

Sunday, 22 July 2018

SPA - Fairies

Good morning all, I hope you're having a lovely weekend. I'm hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, my theme for the week is Fairies.


The background and larger fairies are from Gecko Galz, I stamped the ticket and the rest of the fairies and coloured them with pencil, I put stickles on the wings.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely day.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Artist Trading Coins

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing my first AT Coins, I’ve made them for the June/July swap at UK Stampers - they're the first coins that I've made.


The background for the top one was a scrap piece of card that I'd made a while ago. The stamps I used are AALL&Create, I embellished with silver stars.
For the bottom two I used glossy card that had been coloured with Distress oxides, the butterfly is a Sizzix stamp and die, the house stamps are from Pandoro I think they're by Tilda.

Thank you for taking a look. xxx

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Gothic Arch - Flower Fest

Hi everyone, I hope you're all enjoying the lovely summer weather that we're having, although it's a little chiller today it's still quite pleasant.

I have a Gothic Arch to share with you today, it's for the UK Stampers Flower Fest challenge.


I used Distress Oxides on the background and stamped the Hobby Art flowers, I also stamped the flowers onto white card, coloured them and cut them out. I arranged the paper dolls and flowers on the arch together with the Stampotique words then I stamped some circles round the edge with a Paperartsy stamp.

Thank you for visiting, enjoy the rest of the week. xxx

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Go Flamingo

Marieke Blockland took the first lesson at the Art Journal Summer School 2018, Go Flamingo is the title. I enjoyed this lesson apart from finding out that the journal I'm using doesn't like water colours especially where I've rubbed out part of my drawings and taken the top layer of paper of.

I'm entering my flamingos in the Art Journey Journey Art For Arts Sake challenge hosted by Chris.


I started colouring with watercolour and ended up using coloured pencils.
The quote says
Be a Flamingo, stay balanced, stand by your flock and always be fabulous.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, enjoy the fabulous weather that we're having and have a good weekend. xxx

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Journal Cover

Hi everyone, the first half of the year has gone already and it's now July and time for another challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes as long as it's Altered Art/Mixed Media, no cards of ATCs are allowed.

I've signed up for the online Art Journal Summer School at the Blocknote Academy, the course starts today and ends in September. For my DT piece I've decorated the front cover of the journal that I will be using for the course.


I decided not to cover the whole of my black journal just the front cover. I masked the edges with masking tape to make a frame. I gave the cover a coat of gesso.


I painted the cover with Fresco Finish pains layering the paints with stencilling and stamping. I wrote the words Art Journal with a black marker and then painted the words with green paint.


I added more paint and stamping until I got a result that I liked. I gave the cover a coat of matte medium. When the medium had dried I used my indian ink pens to make more marks and to add some scribbles.


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

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Retiform Journal Page

Good morning everyone.
I've just joined Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More Facebook group. Each week she gives us a new challenge, this week the challenge is to use the Retiform technique, it's a technique that I did years ago, I think it we use to call it the grid technique.


I used distress ink to make the grid and stamped the Paperartsy sheep with Archival ink, I coloured the sheep with coloured pencils.

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

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