Tuesday, 29 December 2015

December Calendar

I've just made it for the Craft Barns December calendar challenge, the theme is Gold and/or Silver and Christmas Trees. December has been a bit fraught and I've not been able to do much crafting or blog hopping, things seen to be getting back to normal so I will be visiting you all in the New Year.

I used Brushos for the background, I sprinkled them onto card and sprayed with water. The PaperArtsy tree has been stamped onto coloured card, I cut out the pieces and glued them to gold card and then cut out the whole tree. I spread some gold Stickles onto the card and then glued the tree and presents, the presents and star have gold Stickles on, I also added red glitter glue dots on the tree. The calendar page and dates have been matted onto gold card.

A close up of the tree. The calendar is a lot more glittery than it looks on the photos.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Friday, 25 December 2015

Happy Christmas

Wishing you all a very

Happy Christmas

Have a lovely day.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Music Deco Pages

Good morning, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Today I'm sharing some more pages that I did for KCUK's deco book swap, the theme was music.

I used Pan Pastels for the background, I also used Pan Pastels with the Tim Holtz stencil, the stars [Stampers Anonymous] were stamped with Distress ink. The main image and words are Graphic 45 stamps and were stamped and embossed. I stamped the music around the edge - I'm not sure who made the stamp.

The background was coloured with Distress inks and sprayed with water. I stamped the music - not sure who made the stamp. I stamped the main images [PaperArtsy] on to white card and edged them with distress ink.

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

Sunday, 13 December 2015

SPA - The Holly and/or The Ivy

I'm happy to be hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge. The theme that I've chosen is The Holly and/or The Ivy.

I sponged distress ink to colour the background and stamped the Crafter's Companion Holly Fairy stamp with black Archival ink, I also stamped some ivy leaves round the edge. I coloured the image and ivy with watercolour pencils and a brush. I put some gold foil round the edge, it doesn't show up very well in the photo apart from a little bit in the right hand corner.

Have a lovely Sunday.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 7 December 2015

SPA - Books/Reading

Today I'm sharing my postcard for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme is Books/Reading.

I looked through my old dictionary for the page with book on. I tore the page out and adhered it to my postcard, I sponged some vintage photo distress ink over it and drew some lines round the word book. I stamped some small holly leaves round the edge of the card. The image is a Gecko Galz digi stamp, I printed the image, cut it out and glued it to the card, I coloured it with pencils. The words were done on my computer.

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

Friday, 4 December 2015

Sunday Postcard Art - Trees

The theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge is trees.

For the background I used Brushos with a stencil and sprayed water on it, when it was dry I stamped some trees [Crafty Individuals]. I coloured a piece of copy paper with Brushos and stamped and embossed the trees [Hero Arts], Instead of cutting round the image I cut a strip and glued it to the bottom of the postcard. I added the quote, no idea who made the stamp.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Another Christmas Canvas

It's time for the December challenge at Mixed Media Mojo the theme is Sentiment and the twist is NOT to use red of green.

For my DT piece I've made a Christmas Canvas.

I used the same technique as the canvas on my previous post.
I covered the canvas board thickly with gesso and made marks in it, the tiny stars were made using a very small star icing cutter.

I scraped acrylic paint over the dried gesso.

I used my finger to spread some Treasure Pewter over it.

I decorated it by gluing some gauze to the bottom. I embossed the edges and the gauze with shabby white Frantage enamel, I also used it on the star. The words were done on the computer and die cut, I went round the edge with some distress ink and matted them onto die cut black card. I edged the canvas with Gelatos and a damp brush. I added some glass stars.

Here is a closer look at the star.

Thank you for looking at my project, please take a visit to the Mixed Media Mojo blog to take a look at the beautiful things that the rest of the DT have made.

Christmas Canvas

I can't believe its December already and it's time for Altered Eclectics last challenge of the year and as always the theme is anything goes as long as it's mixed media/altered art. This challenge will last for two months.

For my DT piece I've done a Christmas canvas.

I thickly covered a canvas board with gesso and used a pokey tool to make some marks, they're supposed to be holly leaves.

I scraped some green acrylic paint over the dried gesso .

Then I spread some Treasure Pewter over the canvas.

This is a close up of the canvas.

I decorated the canvas with die cut holly leaves and handmade roses and a decorated ATC size piece of stampboard. I covered the leaves and flowers with stickles.

Here is a close up of the roses.

For the centre piece I used an ATC size stampboard. I stamped the image [The Artistic Stamper] and coloured it with felt tips. I covered it with crackle paint and embossed the edges with gold embossing powder.

This is a close up of the crackle.

I hope you'll be able to join in with the challenge, the rest of the DT have made some fabulous samples and they would love you to take a look.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.