Sunday, 30 December 2018

AJSS 2018 JOURNAL PAGES

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

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. xxxπŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ…πŸ»

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


Saturday, 29 September 2018

Craftpod Makes

Good morning everybody, the sun is out but it's a little chilly.

My Autumn Craftpod box arrived during the week, it reminded me that I haven't posted the projects that I made with the Spring and Summer boxes.


I loved the colours for the projects in the Summer box, the rose cross stitch had a hoop to display it in but I found a small trinket box that had been waiting years to have something done to it, the rose was ideal.

 
This project is a sewing needle case, I enjoyed making this even though I stitched the embroidered panel to the front a little wonky


The Spring box had a stitch sampler to embroider and a bag to make and embroider.


I'm now looking forward to making the projects from the Autumn box, one of the projects is a little different, no stitching anywhere.

Thank you for taking a look, have a lovely weekend. xxx

Monday, 24 September 2018

SPA - Venus

This weeks challenge for the  Sunday Postcard Art is Venus.

Here is my postcard.


For the background I used distress ink with a stencil. I stamped the images [unsure of the make] on tissue paper and adhered them to the card, because she has no arms I gave her some seashell wings. I got the Venus image on the Internet.

Thank you for visiting, your'e all very welcome. xxx

Friday, 21 September 2018

Moon Godess

Good morning everybody, the sun is shining today, I hope it lasts. Today I'm sharing a journal page that I made in July, it was made for a Burkmates Creative Outlets challenge (James Burkes Facebook group}. James posted an image of one of his drawings and we could use it anyway we wanted.

I'm entering my page in the Art Journal Journey challenge A World Of Fantasy, the theme was chosen by Yvonne.


I used Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder and a stencil for the background, I printed James image and cut her out together with the moons. I drew the dangling stars and coloured them and her hair with a gold Imagination Crafts starlighs paint. I added gold splatters and edged the page with a black marker. The shimmer on the page doesn't show up very well on the photo.

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

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Alcohol Ink Galaxy

Hi everybody.
I have a couple of alcohol ink pages to show you today, I made them for Nina Ribena's Facebook challenge group.

I'd like to enter my pages in the Art Journal Journey Fantasy challenge.

 For the first one I used glossy card with alcohol inks and Promarkers, The words and moon are AALL&Create stamps and the flying man is a Deep Red stamp. I stamped with Stazon and used a black marker for the border.


For this page I used yupo paper with alcohol inks and Promarkers, the stamps are AALL&Create. I used black Stazon to stamp with and a black marker for the border. I also used surgical spirit for both pages.

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

Monday, 10 September 2018

Artist Trading Coins

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Today I'm sharing some Artist Trading Coins with you, both sets were made for UK Stampers swaps.


The background for both sets were made with card from my stash.
Stamps I used
Craft Emotions - Flamingo.
Paperartsy - Sheep.
Stampendous/Laurel Burch - Cat.


The stamps that I used for the birds are all Paperartsy.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look. xxx

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Take A Ride

Hi everyone. I'm sharing with you a couple of man cards that I had to make last week, I'm also entering them in the Try It On Tuesday Take a Ride challenge.


The background for this card was already made in my stash and I stamped the Crafty Individuals train onto card that I'd coloured with distress inks. The circles on the background were made with an AALL&Create stamp, I'm not sure who made the ruler stamp or the sentiment stamp.


For this card I spread some gesso directly onto the card and did some stamping - unsure who made the stamps. The Crafty Individuals car was stamped onto card stained with some vintage photo distress ink.

Thank you for looking, enjoy your day. xxx

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Butterflies and Bugs Art Journal Page

Good morning everyone, today I have a journal page to share with you.
I'd like to enter it in Elizabeth's Count Your Blessings challenge at Art Journal Journey I think butterflies and bugs are a blessing, there seems to have been a lot of butterflies this year and it's been lovely sitting in the garden watching them and the bugs going about their business.


I used acrylic paint on the background using my finger and brushes to apply the paint, I added some scribbling, I stamped the Tim Holtz bugs with black Archival ink and I stapled the lovely Gecko Galz butterfly image to some card and adhered it to the page. I added some frayed material, a word sticker and some remnant rubs.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, you're all very welcome. xxx

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

Monday, 11 June 2018

SPA - Seashells

Good morning all, I hope you all had a good weekend.
The theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge is Seashells.


I used a paper napkin for the background and stamped and coloured some seashells - make of stamps unknown. I used and Impression Obsession die to die cut the seagulls and I also added some tissue tape.

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

Friday, 1 June 2018

Collage Journal Page

I can’t believe that it’s June already and time for another Altered Eclectics challenge, as always the theme is Anything Goes as long as your work is mixed media/altered art, no cards or ATCs are allowed.


I started by adhering strips of patterned, music and a book page that I’d stamped some Tim Holtz bugs on to the page, then I applied gesso and acrylic paint. Paper napkins were then adhered to two corners of the page and I stamped some script. The two main images were torn out of a magazine, I distressed the edges and adhered them to the page. The last thing I did was to add some remnant rubs, word stickers and edge the page with black soot distress ink.

Thank you for taking a look, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Flora and Fauna Art Journal Page.

Good morning everybody.
I've made a journal page for the Art Journal Journey Flora and Fauna challenge.


I coloured the background with acrylic paint and stamped some flowers with distress oxide. I stamped some script and added some splatters. I adhered some Alexandra Renke washi tape to the bottom of the page and some lacy material that has pink flowers decorating it. I stamped the Tim Holtz flower onto white card, coloured it with watercolour pencils, cut it out and adhered it to the page. Lastly I added some remnents rubs and word stickers.

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

Thursday, 24 May 2018

SPA - Clowns

Good morning all, I hope you're enjoying your week.
I'm a bit late with my postcard for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme is Clowns.


I used a Gecko Galz background and clown images. I added some paint splats and some doodling.

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

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Busy Bees Art Journal Page

Good morning everyone, a lovely sunny start to the day here, I hope it is where you are. I have a journal page to share with you  today, I’ve made it for the  Art Journal Journey Flora and Fauna challenge.


I coloured the background with gelatos, using a baby wipe to spread the colour. I stencilled some hexagons with a Colour Box stencil and modelling paste, when the paste had dried I coloured it with some brown acrylic ink sprayed with water. I used Paperartsy stamps on the background. The beehive was stamped with a Woodware stamp onto tissue paper, I adhered it to the page and coloured it with Pitt pens. The Stampotique bees were stamped onto white card, coloured and cut out, I put some stickles on the wings. I added some remnant rubs and Carabelle Studio sentiment.

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

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Butterfly Make and Take

A few weeks ago I went to Ally Pally and did a great make and take with the lovely Tracy Evans using the stamps she designed for AALL & Create. I was really pleased with what I made and decided to turn it into an art journal page.

I'm entering my page in the Art Journal Journey Flora and Fauna challenge.


I made the background the same way as the make and take using gesso, AALL & Create stamps and stencils and distress oxides. I adhered the make and take to some black card and adhered it to the background. I added a couple of stencilled words and word stickers.

This is the make and take that I made.


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