Sunday, 28 July 2019

SPA - Butterfly Wings

Good morning everyone, I’m very happy to be hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme I’ve chosen is Butterfly Wings.


I stamped some script on the gelli print background and adhered the images. The green butterflies and fairy wings were cut from some patterned paper and the fairy was cut from a magazine.

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

Monday, 22 July 2019

SPA - Texture

  Texture is this weeks theme for the Sunday Postcard Art  challenge.


I used a stencil with some texture paste on the background and coloured it with watered Scribble Sticks, I let it dry and built up layers of colour drying each layer before adding more colour. I painted some tissue paper with white acrylic paint, when the paint was dry I stamped some Stampendous flowers on the side with no paint. I tore round the images and adhered them to the card. I coloured the flowers with Pitt pens and coloured pencils. I added some tissue tape for the Tim Holtz paper doll to stand on, I coloured her dress with pencil. I also splattered the card with silver paint, I’m glad it doesn’t show up on the photo as it looks like snow and I don’t like it,

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


Saturday, 20 July 2019

Rainbow Colours

Hi everyone, today I have an art journal page to share with you, I’ve made it for the latest challenge at Try It On Tuesday the theme is Colours Of The Rainbow.


I used Ecoline brush markers on the background and stamped some script and a postmark. I drew some stems and leaves and coloured them with Inktense pencils. The large flowers and leaves were stamped onto card, coloured with Inktense pencils, cut out and glued to the page, I used Art By Marlene stamps . I added an Art By Marlene word sticker.

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



Tuesday, 16 July 2019

AJSS19 - Lesson One

The Art Journal Summer School 2019 started on July 1st, the course is run by Marieke Blokland at the Bloknote Academy
I have the work that I did for lesson one to share with you today.


For the first lesson we were looking at Art Nouveau and had to create a shell pattern. I used acrylic paint, coloured pencils, a white Posca marker and a fine black marker.


We also had to doodle a title page.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day. xxx

Sunday, 14 July 2019

S P A - Days Gone By

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all having a lovely summer.
Days Gone By is this weeks theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.


I made a collage from papers and images from my stash and added a Tim Holtz paper doll that I'd coloured and a word sticker, I also added some distress ink splatters and edged the card with distress ink.

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


Sunday, 30 June 2019

S P A - Collage

Good morning everyone, I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend, we’re having a very hot one where I am.
Collage is this weeks theme at the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

I used a watercolour postcard that I'd previously coloured with brushos. All the images were cut out of a Flow magazine and I added some die cut flowers.


Thank you for visiting, have a lovely Sunday. xxx

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Busy Bees

Hi everyone, today I have a tag to share with you.

There are a couple of challenges that I’d like to enter
Tag Tuesday  - Wings
Country View Challenges  - It’s A Bugs Life.


I used distress ink and a Darkroom Door sunshine stamp on the background and stencilled a honeycomb pattern with archival ink. I stamped the Woodware beehive onto white card and coloured it with pencils, cut it out and adhered it to the tag, I stamped the small Woodware bees and added the large Sizzix bee.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look. xxx

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