Tuesday, 25 June 2019

SPA - Hair

Hair is this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


I watercoloured the background and stamped some crackle, l stamped the large flowers and coloured them with pencils, I doodled the small flowers. I stamped the girl onto white card, coloured her with pencils and cut her out. I doodled lines round the edge and added some stickle dots, they don’t show up on the photo.
The stamps that I used for the flowers and girl are Wonky Tonk stamps.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look. xxx

Monday, 10 June 2019

Tropical Juice

Good morning everyone, it's a very wet and chilly one here.
The challenge at Tag Tuesday is Beverages, so for my tag I imagined myself on a tropical island sitting in the sunshine drinking a lovely fruity cocktail.


I coloured the background with distress inks and stencilled it with a Craftascope stencil and black soot distress ink. I put some washi tape at the bottom. I stamped the Crafters Companion cocktail onto white card and coloured it with watercolour and coloured pencils, the flamingo, humming bird, flower and leaves are Daisy Trail images that I printed and for the sun and large flower at the bottom I used Leonie Pujol floral burst dies.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day. xxx

Sunday, 9 June 2019

SPA - Dragonflies

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend.
I’m very happy to be hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme I’ve chosen is dragonflies.


I coloured the background with dIstress ink and stamped some dragonflies with an Impression Obsession stamp. I tore flowers out of some napkins and adhered them too the card. I stamped the Carabelle Studio dragonfly onto card, coloured it, cut it out and adhered it to the card, I also put some stickles on the wings. The quote is an Artistic Stamper stamp.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely weekend. xxx

Sunday, 2 June 2019

SPA - Travel/Maps

Good morning everyone, the theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art is Travel/Maps.


I covered my card with tissue paper that had a map pattern on it, then I die cut the Sizzix/Tim Holtz  world map and embossed it with Frantage embossing powder, I adhered it to some coloured card and cut round it. I added some die cut seagulls and some word stickers.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day. xxx


Saturday, 1 June 2019

Decorated Hand

Good morning all, it’s the first of June so it’s time for the latest challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes as long as the projects are mixed media/altered art, no cards ATCs etc are allowed.

For my DT piece I've decorated a papier-mache hand.


I started by giving the hand a coat of white gesso.


Then I adhered some scraps of paper napkins and rice paper.

This is the front of the hand.


This is the back of the hand.


Then I did a couple of things that I wished I hadn't done - I coloured parts of the hand with turquoise paint and then I went a bit mad with some white and gold splatters.


I added some flowers to the base.


A close up of the flowers and splatters.


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

Sunday, 19 May 2019

SPA - Stars

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend.
The theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art is stars.


I stamped the Carabelle Studio houses with black Archival ink and coloured them with watercolour paints then I watercoloured the sky. When the paint was dry I splattered the sky with Kuretake metallic watercolour paint. I stamped the stars [unknown stamp] and coloured them with the metallic paint and drew round them with a black Posca pen.

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

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Altered Journal Cover

The 1st of May already and time for a new challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is anything goes as long as it’s mixed media/altered art.

I’ve altered a journal cover for my DT project.


The journal started life with a plain kraft cover.


I covered it with a gelli print and stencilled the flowers with acrylic paint [Decoart and Paperartsy], I stamped some leaves with a Dina Wakley stamp and paint. When the paint had dried I doodled on the flowers and leaves with Posca pens I also drew some tiny flowers.


I found a couple of fabrics in my fabric stash, a green one for the leaves and a yellow one with pretty pink roses on it for the flowers, it's quite a bright yellow but it doesn't show up very well on the photo. I adhered the material to some card and cut out the flower and leaf shapes, I used a black pen on the edges and then adhered them to the page.


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

Sunday, 28 April 2019

SPA - No Focal Image

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend.

This weeks theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge is No Focal Image, I decided to do some tangles on my card. I used part of a gelli print for the background together with a pencil, fine black marker and a black coloured pencil.


This is the gelli print background.


Thank you for visiting, have a lovely week. xxx

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone, I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend.

Not a lot of crafting or blogging being done at the moment but I managed to make a simple Easter card using a stencilled background that I made awhile ago, a Gecko Galz digital image and a Tim Holtz die cut that I’d covered with stickles.


Thank you for visiting to take a look, have a lovely Sunday. xxx

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Use A Stencil Or Two


Good morning all, today is the start of a new challenge at Try It On Tuesday, the theme is to Use A Stencil Or Two. I’m very happy to be a guest designer for the challenge.


For the challenge I’ve Made a card.


For the background I sprayed some Dylusions ink through a stencil and then sprayed a little water to make some of the ink run. I added some gold paint splatters.


For the main image I used a sweet poppy stencil and Versamagic ink then I added some doodling on the flowers.


I adhered the background to a card blank then I wrapped some cord round the image and adhered it to the card,  I die cut some butterflies using a Martha Stewart butterfly punch and added them and a sentiment to the card.


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

Sunday, 24 March 2019

SPA - Perfume

Good morning everyone, I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. Today I’m happy to be this weeks host for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme I’ve chosen is Perfume.


I covered my card with rice paper and then I collaged some images from magazines and Gecko Galz. I gave the card a coat of matte medium and added some colour with my pitt pens, I found the quote on the internet.

Thank you for visiting my blog, have a lovely Sunday. xxx

Monday, 11 March 2019

SPA - Africa

Hi everyone. Africa is this weeks theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


I coloured the card with terracotta brusho and painted the sun with yellow acrylic paint, I splattered the card with gold Kuretake watercolour paint.The zebra was stamped onto the card and I also stamped it onto white card, I cut the face out and adhered it to the card. I stamped the two silhouettes with black Archival ink. The large figure was stamped onto white card, coloured with felt tips, cut out and adhered it to the card. I doodled round the edge.

Stamps
Stampendous - zebra.
Clarity stamps - figures.

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


Friday, 1 March 2019

Altered Wooden Clock

Good morning everyone, it’s March 1st already and time for the latest  Altered Eclectics challenge, as always the theme is anything goes as long as it’s altered art/mixed media, paper crafts aren’t allowed.
I've altered a wooden clock for my DT project.


I found this wooden clock in a local charity shop.


I gave the clock a coat of gesso then a coat of Decoart paynes grey acrylic paint, I then gave it a coat of Weathered Wood crackle medium and a coat of Decoart spa blue acrylic paint, I waited for the cracks to appear, I wasn't happy with the crackle, I must have put the crackle medium on too thick as the cracks are quite wide.


I covered the clock with a napkin that has blue roses on it.


I sprayed some cofffee shop Glimmer mist at the bottom of the clock and added some washi tape.


To decorate the clock I used my finger to spread some Imagination Craft moonlight black wax over some silver metal flowers and a paper flower that had been sprayed with moonlight Glimmer Mist. I also used my finger to spread a little treasure pewter on the edges of the clock.


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

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

March Bullet Journal

Hi everyone. This year I’ve started a bullet journal and am sharing some of my March pages with you. I never really saw the point of these journals until I watched some videos and thought I’d have a go - I’m now hooked.
I’m entering my spread in the Art Journal Journey challenge, the theme is the colour yellow.


One of the first signs of spring in my garden are the yellow flowers on my forsythia hedge so they are the inspiration for my March pages. I drew the flowers and coloured them with coloured pencils. I made a lot of mistakes with January and February and am learning with each month. Below are some more pages that are finished and ready to be filled, there are another eight not quite finished.




Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, you're all very welcome, have a lovely day. xxx

Sunday, 24 February 2019

SPA - Vintage Florals

Good morning all, I hope you’re all having a good weekend.
The theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge is Vintage Florals.


My postcard is a collage of papers from my stash, washi tape and Tim Holtz Botanicals, I also used a script stamp and a Finnabair clock stamp.

It looks like it’s going to be another lovely day, my tortoise Harry has decided that spring is on the way, he woke up from his long hibernation yesterday.
Thank you for visiting my blog, have a lovely day. xxx

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