Monday, 2 March 2020

A Different Alice



 It is fun to be challenged - it is years since I followed a sketch but the current Paperbabe Challenge is a sketch!!
 I love all thing Alice so after thinking and playing with ideas I came up with this journal page - inspired in kind by a trip a couple of of years ago Alice Underground - which was a truly memorable day!!

The theatre company have twists in the tale and I decided to have the same in my page.

I used a page from an old book - the Dodo Race, mounted on a used brown envelope (recyling)

The lady image and background are digital - the image I  coloured with copics love the quote and I think it is very apt for all of Alice!!The background I altered with acrylic paints / glaze / splatters.
 The entwined circles / bubbles are a sizzix die cut - I used them to also highlight some of the book text.
Had a lot of fun making my page and enjoying the processes

Have a lovely week everyone

I am entering the page into the following Challenges
A Bit More Time To Craft (#111)                                              Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra (March)                                  Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft  (#3 March)                                         Anything Goes
Art Journal Journey  (March)                               Green (coat and recycled envelope)                         
Country View Crafts (March)                                                     The Eyes Have It
Crafts Galore Encore (March)                                                     Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday  (8)                                                                     Anything Goes
Frilly and Funky                                                                          Odd
Love To Create                                                                            Anything MM Goes
MIUCB (March)                                                                          Anything MM Goes
Paperbabe Stamps                                                                        Anything Goes
TIOT                                                                       Green (Coat and recycled envelope)

Monday, 3 February 2020

WL 2020 #1

OOPS  It has been a while since I blogged still creating just haven't posted for a long time !!

Once again I joined Wunderlust - although I may not attempt all the lessons I love seeing all the processes and love belonging to the FB group.

This page is relationships 
Under the paint is a whole page of journaling - it's great to reflect write and then cover - very cethartic !

The female image is from Gecko Girls (dress and hair decoration re coloured)
House image from Crow About Studio

I played with my new to me Finnabair Impasto paints - they are a breeze to work with. 
TH stencil .
Freehand cut heart from old book page
My scruffy handwriting!

Thanks for dropping by

I hope to post more regularly !! xx

I would like to enter the following Challenges
A Bit More Time To Craft #109                                       Anything Goes
Country View Challenges                                                Slatters Splashes and Drips
MIUC                                                                               Anything Goes
Crafty Catz                                                                       Anything Goes
PaperbabeStamps                                                             Picture Inspiration
Simon says (Weds)                                                          Anything Goes

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Bokeh Page 2

As the inks were out I decided to play on the next page. I decided this time to do the water flick on DI before the Bokeh technique and think I may prefer it!


 This pic was taken indoors the second in the garden - I love the clearer definition I achieve outside in natural sunlight :)
 Not sure which of my pages I prefer.
 Pic showing my DI colour choice.
Thank you for dropping by :)

I would like to enter the following challenges
Country View Crafts                                                          Bokeh Challenge
TIMI                                                                                   Anything Stamped Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft                                                  Anything Goes

Bokeh Technique

I enjoyed this technique and made time for journaling using the technique with images from Bee Crafty stamps and quotes from Visible Image using TH Distress Inks and Versafine Black onyx Ink . I made the stencil myself using 2 hole punches.

 as you can see the poor light makes the page so dull :(

Luckily today the sunshine is out so I took a much better pic out in the garden :)
I like the way the White DI acts as a resist to the black ink when I stamped images over the Bokeh back ground.


   Thank you for dropping by :)

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Country View Crafts                                                Bokeh Challenge
TIMI                                                                         Anything Stamped Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft                                        Anything Goes

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Chieftain McTavish

 I have been playing with Tracy Easson's lovely McTavish stamps .

Today is one of my projects using  Chieftain McTavish  I stamped him in versafine ink, coloured him very loosely with copic markers.

I prepared an MDF plaque Shawn Petite style .




Below are the paints used to create the background .

The wee fella is a joy to colour and work with .

I would like to enter my project to the following challenges

TIMI                                                                                                  Anything Stamped Goes
Crafty Catz                                                                                         Anything Goes
Paperbabe                                                                                          Anything Goes
Creative Artiste                                                                                 Anything MM Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft                                                                Anything Goes
More Mixed Media                                                                           Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies                                                                   Anything With A Critter Goes

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Lots of Messy Fun

 Indoor and outdoor photo for comparison

I love creating faux brickwork and paving so thoroughly enjoyed decorating the newer version of the Woodform Crafts Haunted House for their 16th Sept  Hochanda Show.

Trying to capture the textures and shading Roof is cardboard cut to shape painted in light grey and then black for shading trying to judge the fall of the moonlight on the structures.   Textured paste and TH Stencil for red brickwork. Painted then aged. Path /garden  modelling paste through a different stencil,  again painted then aged.


 Tree with string to add texture / interest, painted.  Headstones Andy Skinner Embossing powders  one I added a cameo for interest.



 Characters for added interest.


Comparison of old original Haunted house and the more detailed new Haunted house.


Thank you for visiting  :)

I would like to enter the following Challenges

Allsorts                                                         Anything Goes and Optional House Theme
Creative Artiste Mixed Media                       Anything MM Goes
Love to Create                                               Anything MM Goes
More Mixed Media                                        Anything MM Goes + option Brown
Bleeding Art                                                   Anything MM Goes


Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Enjoying 2019 Wanderlust course

 Huge thanks to  Shawn Petite  for the brilliant step by step class - i enjoyed all the processes and was thrilled with my journal page :)
 If you haven't seen or heard of Shawn before her Blog and you tubes are brilliant well worth a visit :)
Thank you Shawn x

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Never Give Up On Your Dream

 Time for a crafty play - I decorated a 20 x 11 cm plaque. I painted it with white acrylic paint then added differing layers of Stamperia crackle (white). I added washes of Raw Umber and then Walnut stain drying and rubbing back until I had the effects I wanted. above and below photos at the same stage different background.
 I then used Stamperia stencil ( you will notice I later washed and lost the butterflies as they were not giving me the effect I was looking for).
 I added further washes and used an Andy Skinner background stamp for added interest. Plus using a stipling brush added some nice Walnut splatters .
I prepared some cardstock with TH Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber Inkpads stamped and embossed one of my favourite Visible Image quotes and arranged my TH Transparent Wings.
 Having sealed the piece I added the quote and butterflies.
It was nice to get out again into the garden to take several photos of the finished project.
 The lower and top butterflies are positioned as if the butterflies are in flight.



Thank you for dropping by I would like to enter my plaque into the following Challenges 
Country View Challenges                                   It's A Bug's Life 
TIMI                                                       Anything (stamped ) Goes
Love To Craft                                                          Anything Goes
More Mixed Media                                         Anything MM Goes
Creative Artiste                                                    Anything MM Goes
Love To Create                                              Anything MM Goes