Monday 18 November 2013

Fabric Journal

I,m working on creating this book at the moment,its totally from scratch,a Ritz box ! the cover I worked on my embellisher machine from old charity shop scarfs and lace,the inside signitures (not very good at this lol) are watercolour paper with torn edges,I don't know what I,m going to do on them maybe journaling ........

Thursday 17 October 2013

Clay ATC !

This makes a big change for me !A challenge in my group to make an ATC with clay,I used Air dried clay as its easier, I cant stand baking in any shape or form lol...I used a whole list of Mixed Media ! Luminere paint,Acrylics,accent beads,metalic markers,inks and silver rub-on......and a rubber stamp for the daisy. Very enjoyable,may make another while I,m in the mood :)just wished I could get away from this colour,everything I do lately is Turquoise !

Friday 11 October 2013

Storage !

Storing Stencils/Masks is a very simple task when your in the mood ! a friend got me going by sending me this link here I spent a most enjoyable day creating my way :)

Saturday 5 October 2013

Oriental Tag Book

I haven't done Oriental for years! Something inspired me,so here we are ! haha,Had to get it out my system..... The front is matted and layered up,stamped with Oriental image under vellum,diecut flowers,clay button,painted gold Acrylic then then gold rub on over......sewn in signature pages,ribbons tied into sequin waste for the spine then glued on......Back is my Gelli Plate heart,(which was dipped into the Rangers melting pot)then went over the shiny black card with gold rub-on,think that's it lol to be used for Journaling,I shall keep the Oriental theme running through.... As I had some scraps left over I made a couple of ATC,s Gelli Plate backgrounds. Hope you like,Happy Crafting x

Sunday 15 September 2013

A little bit of everything

Its been a busy couple of months,trying to get Birthday cards out the way and one Anniversary card also a New homes Booklet of little decorated houses,for my son and wife who are soon to move ! I have tried to use lots of different techiques to make the cards more interesting and more enjoyable for me too :) I made the box to put the little houses in too A Birthday card for my son....... Some tags to put on cards ! and a mixed media card ! busy busy lol Another Tag card !

Saturday 3 August 2013

Experimental morning !

I was so impressed when I first saw the Spellbinders Bossabilities folders I just had to have a couple ! so here I am using one for my experiment,I used the Ornamental Swirls Folder, Gesso, Dylusion Inks, Gold Metalic Rubons, Mod Podge, Oval diecut (Spellbinders), some daisy ribbon,.......... I used the folder in my Grand Calibur (A base plate/folder with card stock(tag already cut)laid inside folder/then Raspberry plate on top) Beautiful impression before I start ! First I gave it a coat of thin Gesso,waited for it to dry. Sprayed lightly with Dylusion inks mopped up with some kitchen towel,dried with hot gun between each colour.(could go muddy or change colour if you don't) Mod Podged over,dried with hotgun. then using some cotton wool I wiped over with the gold rubon just to highlight the swirls,then buffed up. While that was drying I made up the little tag at the top with an image I found in my local craft shop. The daisy ribbon at the bottom I dye'd, it didn't take to the dye to well,looks a bit grungy lol,I like grungy :) Now I have that out my system onto the next project ! Hope you like :)thankyou for looking x

Saturday 13 July 2013

Yet another Altered Domino Book !

I had a craft meeting at mine last night,I demonstrated how to make an altered domino book,fun evening ! some lovely work created by all :)

Saturday 6 July 2013

Back to Mixed Media !

At last I have found where I am happiest ! I just happened to come across this ladies Tutorial video here I love textured artwork,so I worked on this piece step by step to just get the hang of it,enjoyed every minute,although I ended up covered in glue ink and paint,the room looks like a bomb hit it.... it was worth it in the end! Now I would like to take it further with my own designs,colours etc and see what I come up with.......problem being what to do with the finished products lol,book covers umm, just pretty canvas,s......have to give this some thought :) Tags are a good idea ! especially at Christmas x

Friday 5 July 2013

Cardmaking mode !

Due to buying a Grand Calibur,I had to try it out lol Rubber stamped,hand painted,background is a flower mask with Dylusion spray inks,ribbon altered with Spectrum Noir pen to match ,my thanks to Holly Bloomfield for the handmade jewelled pins !

Friday 14 June 2013

Play Day !

I love making these,I timed myself it just took an hour to do,so easy,2 dominoes,some alcohol inks,a rubber stamp,(Stazon ink pad) gold embossing powder,cut the paper to size and fold,decorate,then I used UHU glue for fixing(very reliable,its not going to fall apart !)and some ribbon. They make nice little gifts for Arty friends :) I didn't have any green ribbon,boohoo,but looks ok !

Saturday 25 May 2013

Its all been happening !

First off my friend and I went to Covent Garden for a first time meet up with the Facebook Art Journaling Group girls,Dees came over from Amsterdam to meet us UK girls,a great time was had by all ! The other pics are an evening art journaling at mine with Harlow crafters lol ! what a mess ! hahaaa great evening,believe it or not some nice artwork was achieved,lots of fun. I did a little demo,although I,m still learning it was a first for the others,heres the end results

Friday 3 May 2013

Recycling !

My recycled book made completely from cereal and shoe boxes ! Inspired by Jenniebellie here I went mostly my own way by using acrylic paints and scrim for the cover,the heart was made with my embellishing machine and a metal butterfly attached,which a friend gave me as the pin at the back was broken.The inside pages are all recycled cardboard, first painted,using masks and sprays,Tags stamping etc.The ribbons I tied into some sequin waste,then used UHU glue to attach. Warning this is very addictive !have now started a mini one lol Some inside pages,not quite finished,I keep going back and adding more as the mood takes me :)

Thursday 14 March 2013

Back to Oil Paint !

"Summer Flowers " which i started last Summer ! just finished,it was my birthday flowers given to me last June,Lucky i took a photo so i could paint at my leisure. Its been a bad winter for me the aches and pains get worse,of course its to be exspected at my age lol,roll on the Spring and lets get some warmth in these old bones :) This ones got me in the mood for painting again,so have to dig out some canvas,s !

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Back to Journaling

The latest page in blues,lots of layering with masks ,inks and paint,the flowers are napkin cutouts fixed with Mod Podge......hopefully get back to fabric Art next,I,m feeling like a change :)

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Its a Challenge !

I woke at 5am this morning in pain,the only way to deal with that is to take painkillers of course and to keep the mind occupied,so this week challenge in my group was to make a Valentine card not using red..... I felt like getting back to fabric for awhile,it took me around 2hrs to come up with this idea,playing around with ideas, ended up with a fabric padded heart on card... lace and satin background,2 smaller hearts cut out in flowery fabric and some pretty buttons i had for a Xmas prezzie,the image is fabric too.I had to paint the ribbon to match.......on my list ,needs more ribbons ! I got back to bed around an hour later feeling a lot better :)

Friday 18 January 2013

Journaling pages

Today i felt like playing with paint,its been snowing most of the day,the light in my craft room was the best this year !I felt all warm and cosy seeing the snow blizzard outside,a great day for arting. The prompt in my art group was " If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?" this is the outcome,actually did a page yesterday as well i will add below.Also another page from last weeks play. This top one i used Inktense blocks,moulding paste and Panpastels for the background........not to good at faces,had a go though lol. The other is Dylusion Inks and masks,its all hit and miss experiments with these background,I do enjoy playing :)

Monday 14 January 2013

Operation Butterfly !

Just completed my Butterfly for this Project,you can read all about it here Its a joint effort as most people in my craft group are creating a butterfly,so Clare our organiser can then send them off all together to the US.My one is roughly 6"x6". Anyone can join in and do this,a nice idea to remember all the children lost. This top pic I did with watercolours as the back, and below is the front created with Dylusion inks,stamping and promarkers. Enjoyed !

Tuesday 1 January 2013

Happy New Year ! 2013

Happy New year bloggers ! This Christmas i bought myself a Dylusions Journal as a treat it was on my wish list,it started off as a complete blank A4 thick book,this hopefully will last me all year ! for when i,m in the mood to just throw some paint around and try to be creative :) I have been itching to make a start on it all over Xmas and now i have ! It was a daunting task,really had to think about what i wanted to say,also what materials to use. I had a couple of lovely textured canvases as Xmas prezzies and noticed the artists had used Scrim to add texture,so thought i would like to try this. First to start on the cover,I Gesso'd over then sprayed Dylusion Inks over using turquoise and greens,also Luminere paints,(used makeup sponges to smooth out the colour)then masks to pattern over,Once dry, coated over with Golden Gloss Gel,laid my scrim down,went over that with the gel too,also sprayed some more colour,I had some nice grungy letters in my stash to paint,using UHU glue to fix.A big area to cover,easier than i thought and didnt take long ! So now opening the book there is a hardback cover inside to create my first page for 2013 !I belong to an Art Group on FB where we get prompt's each week,this is the first,"Goodbye 2012" it is finished phewwww.....all done ,now looking forward to next weeks ! Wishing you all a lovely Arty crafty year ahead!