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