Thursday, 14 February 2019

Valentine Card

Happy Valentines Day.

Today I'm sharing the card that I made for my husband, I was inspired by a video I watched on YouTube, sorry but I've forgotten the name of the artist.

I used watercolour paint to paint the hearts and when the paint was dry I splattered the card with some Kuretake gold watercolour paint. I used a Pitt pen to write the word love.

This photo shows more of the gold splatters.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges
Try It On Tuesday - Romance
Moo Mania and More - Love Is In The Air

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day. xxx

Friday, 1 February 2019

Altered Art Journal Cover

It’s February already and time for the first Altered Eclectics challenge of the year. As always the theme is Anything Goes as long as it’s mixed media or altered art, no paper crafts allowed.

My DT project is an altered art journal cover.

This is the cover that I’ve altered. I started by removing the chipboard pieces to give me a flat surface to work on.

I found some embossed and die cut card and some wooden pieces that I thought I would use.

I painted the cover with gesso and adhered some of the embossed and die cut card, I decided to use the wooden butterflies, when all the glue was dried I gave it another coat of gesso and then painted it with Decoart acrylic paints, I also used gelatos to add colour.

I dry brushed the cover with some white acrylic paint and added splatters, then I added some metalic wax, the wax doesn't show up on the photo.

This photo shows the front and back, I used a napkin to decorate the back, I think I prefer it to the front.

Thank you for dropping by and enjoy your day, I'm off to the haidressers soon - I'd rather stay in my warm house though. xxx

Monday, 21 January 2019

SPA - Zebra

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Zebra is this weeks theme at Sunday Postcard Art.

For the background I used a Dreamweaver metal stencil with some Dreamweaver matte black embossing paste that I found in my stash - I must have had it for about 15 years and it hadn't gone hard. The zebra is a Miles Beyond The Moon digital image that I printed, I wrote the word zebra onto white card and edged the postcard with a black marker.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look and thank you for all the lovely comments that you leave me, they're very much appreciated. xxx

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Your’e a Star

Good morning everyone. Geometric shapes is the theme chosen by Alison at Art Journal Journey

I would also like to enter my page in the Moo Mania And More challenge Cold and Frosty Colours.

The background was a mop up page in my journal. I stamped some stars with metalic glaze on the background but they don't show up very well. I stamped some larger stars [Carabelle Studio] and doodled on them with white pen. I adhered a Tim Holtz paper doll to a large star that I'd cut out of previously coloured card. I drew zig zag lines round the page to frame the image and coloured it with a silver Posca pen. The photo below shows the silver star sequins that I'd adhered to the page.

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

Monday, 14 January 2019

SPA - Steampunk

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a good weekend. The theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge is Steampunk.

I used distress ink to colour the background. The stamps used on the background are Graphic 45 and 7gypsies stamps. I stamped the main images (Graphic 45) onto the card to place them and then I stamped them onto white copy paper, coloured them with pencils, cut them out and adhered them over the stamped images on the card. I added some wash I tape.

Thank you for visiting, you’re all very welcome. xxx

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

SPA - Wings

This is my first post of the year and I hope it will be the first of many.

Wings is this weeks theme at Sunday Postcard Art, it was lovely getting into my craft room to have a play, it seems to be such a long time since I made anything new.

I collaged some patterned papers for the background and used my finger to spread some gesso in the centre of the card. I then added some splatters. The birds are an image from a Daphne’s Diary magazine, I adhered them to the card and added some remnant rubs.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look. xxx

Sunday, 30 December 2018


Good morning everyone, I hope you’re having a lovely weekend.
I’ve been looking through some photos of work that I did earlier in the year and didn’t post, I found a couple of art journal pages to share with you that I’d done for the Art Journal Summer School 2018.

This page was done for a lesson taken by Iris Fritschi - Cussens, we had to draw the figures with our left hand or right hand if left handed. I use acrylic paint and the quote was a sticker that I found in my stash.

Dina Wakley was the teacher for this lesson, I used a stencil, scribble sticks and Tim Holtz word stickers.

Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely day. xxx

Tuesday, 25 December 2018


HAPPY CHRISTMAS everyone, I hope you’re all having a lovely day..

I haven’t done a lot of crafting or blogging over the last few months but hope to be back blogging and being creative in the new year. I did knit this jolly little bottle cover a few weeks ago and thought I would share him with you.

Thank you for visiting my blog over the past year and leaving your much appreciated comments. Have a lovely Christmas and happy and healthy New Year. xxx🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Poppy Art Journal Page

Good morning everyone, a bright and sunny start to the day here, I hope it’s the same where you are.

I’m sharing with you an art journal page that I made a few months ago, I’ll have to try and remember the products that I used as I’ve lost the notes that I took at the time.

I used acrylic paint on the background and stencils, the poppy seedhead is a Paperartsy stencil and I used an Aall&Create stencil for the grass at the bottom. I stamped the poppy on some tissue paper and adhered it to the page, then I coloured the image with felt tip pens. I added some remnant rubs and some orange washi tape round the edges.

Thank you for visiting, you’re all very welcome. Have a lovely day. xxx

Monday, 5 November 2018

SPA - Owls

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well. The theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge is owls.

I adhered some patterned paper to my postcard and stamped some leaves and purple dots. The two owls were stamped onto card, coloured, cut out and adhered to the card. I wrote the words onto a piece of scrap card.
Supplies used.
Tattered Angels - large owl.
Crafty Individuals - small owl.
Paperartsy - leaves and dots.
Archival ink.
Distress ink.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look. xxx

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Art Journal Page

Good morning everybody. It's time for a new challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Mixed Media/Altered Art.

I've done an art journal page for my DT piece.

I started by adding some colour to the page using watered down Dylusions ink, then I added some torn strips of washi tape, strips of book pages, a bit more colour and then I added some stamped script. I scribbled a circle on the corner and scribbled some writing round it. I die cut the circle using an Elizabeth entwined circle die and embossed it with some Frantage embossing enamel, the butterfly was made using a Sizzix stamp and die. I added a pen nib for the body and some stickles on the wings, the words are a Tim Holtz sticker.

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

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Trick or Treat Art Journal Page

Good morning everyone, today I'm very happy to be a guest designer for Try It On Tuesday, the theme for their latest challenge is Trick Or Treat/Halloween.

I've made an art journal page.

I covered a page in my Dina Wakley journal with a sheet of Gecko Galz background paper and then I  painted the edges with white paint. I printed a mixture of Gecko Galz and Mischief Circus images, cut them out and adhered them to the page, I added a little colour to some of the images with coloured pencils. The red moon's made of tissue paper. I used a Sizzix die for the crow and branch, for the cat and flying witch I used Cherry Pie Art stamps, the spider and cobweb are Inkadinkado stamps and the sentiment is a Tim Holtz stamp, I wrote Trick Or Treat on the roof. The image with the horns was just a head and shoulders so I used a silver Gelato to make him look like he had a ghostly body.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, why not pop over to Try It On Tuesday to see the inspirational pieces that the design team have made. xxx

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Sunny Landscapes

Were having a new boiler fitted today and the front door is wide open and I'm freezing, so I decided to share one of the pages that I made for the Art Journal Summer School 2018, the guest teacher was Marlene Meijer-Van Niekerk, I loved this lesson and I'm hoping that thinking of the sunny landscape will warm me up a little. 

I'm entering my page into the Art Journal Journey  Creature Comforts challenge chosen by Linda, being warm to me is defiantly a creature comfort.

For the fields I adhered some patterned paper to the page, and the rest of the background was coloured with Decoart acrylic paint. I used acrylic paint and Neocolour 2 to colour the colourful striped field, this is to represent fields of tulips growing. For the houses I used Paperartsy stamps, I used a Finnabair stamp on some gold card for the circle. The sun is stencilled with a Tim Holtz stencil and acrylic paint, the flowers were stencilled with black acrylic paint. I used a Dina Wakley stamp for the trees at the bottom.

Well I haven't warmed up but Iv'e enjoyed looking at my sunny page. Thank you for dropping by to take a look, you're all very welcome. xxx

Monday, 1 October 2018

Mixed Media Art Journal Page

October already, this year's just racing by. My DT piece for this months Altered Eclectics challenge is an art journal page. As always the theme for the challenge is Altered Art/Mixed Media.

I started colouring the background with Gelatos but didn't like the effect so I covered it with gesso and used a brayer to add some acrylic paint. I stencilled some Archival ink and acrylic paint and then added some background stamping. The large flower was stamped onto some patterned paper and cut out. After I adhered the flower to the page I coated it with matte medium then I coloured the flower with pitt pens. I added the word stickers. The flower stamp is by Paperartsy.

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

Sunday, 30 September 2018

SPA - Alice In Wonderland

Hi everyone, I hope you've all had a good weekend.
I'm sharing with you today the postcard that I've made for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme is Alice In Wonderland.

I coloured the background with distress inks and added some white paint. I stamped the Cheshire cat onto the card. I adhered some patterned paper and washi tape to the bottom of the card. Alice and the Mad Hatter images were stamped onto white card, coloured with pencils and cut out, then they were adhered to the card. The stamped quote and doodles round the edge were added last.

Stamps used.
The Artistic Stamper - Alice and the Mad Hatter images.
Cherry Pie Art - Cheshire Cat.
Indigo Blu - The quote.

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