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!