Monday, 30 June 2014

Crafty individuals

I thought I had already entered my tag into the current Crafty Individuals Challenge  Tag you're It - if you want to enter you've just over a day to do so  :)   alas not! Better late than never!!
Basic Tag sprayed with dylusion paints I think Holly and Peridot. White pencil through Crafter Workshop Chicken Wire Stencil . The background floral stamp is a Crafty Individual loose stamp (I think years ago the company did ATC snatch bags?), as is the border, all stamped in Versafine Onyx Ink. The main image is CI - 260, I just used the framed lady, edges of frame  coloured in  Viva Precious Metal Bronze colour, and I highlighted part of the frames top and bottom too. Lady and dress coloured with Copics. Quote -"To love and be loved is the greatest happiness",  is part of CI 031,an acrylic painted offcut from another project.
I am entering this tag into Crafty Individuals  - Tag You Are It
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Suzy Bees Challenge - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes
Tag Along - Quotes - SHOWCASED THANK YOU :)
Try It On Tuesday - Tags Everywhere - or Just A Tag

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Darcy and Q and A

Oh MY WORD!!  It was pointed out that my quote for   The Craft Barn Q and L Challenge was wrong. (Thank you Twinkle Toes). So I double checked and had written the quote wrong - sorry all because as I wanted to edit blogger had a moment so I've had to restart all over ROFL.

As you can see the pic above was my original Journal page (complete with error), created with the help of the lovely Darcy's monthly tutorials over at Paper Artsy Blog. I loved the bulrushes and frame she created, so did my own "take" on her page and used several of the techniques she showed us.
 I stamped lots of words onto tissue paper.

I used a scraper (grouting tool), to apply acrylic paint in red, yellow, (standard) Amethyst, Dusty Teal, Dolly Mixture and Chalk Fresco paints to the journal pages.

The fun part of tearing the tissue and adding to the painted page.

Luckily I paid attention to Darcy's advice and built my "knocked back" layers of Chalk Fresco slowly and diluted but forgot to use the palette knife to apply - I used that for apply grunge paste later!
I used PS 007 for the flower and bulrushes. The bulrushes were pasted and then reused stencil, once dry to paint using Lumin Arte paint ant trying to shade them! I stamped the birds and reeds from Hot Picks 1005 plate in versafine black onyx ink onto tissue. I managed to contaminate with the Luminaire colours from the bulrushes, so had to quickly colour and stick the image onto the page!! Using PS007 I stencilled with Coloubox eggshell white  and clear embossed the lower 2 flowers and transparent sparkled the top 3. It needed colour so off set the stencil to top 3 flowers (Darcy had shown this a few months earlier) and painted using Luminaire Wisteria.
The technique I know I will use again is the edging created using torn paper and Dusty Teal Fresco paint.
The apt quote is here  and so I have corrected the original written quote !!!

I had also entered the following challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
 Rhedd And Rosies - Anything Goes 
 Pennys Challenges -Embossing
 Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Spray It! Ink It! Paint It! Smear It! Emboss It! 
Thank you for dropping by  :)

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Ton Sur Ton

Junes Challenge at The Art Journey is tone on tone. I enjoyed getting the DI out and embossing powder. The main image is Precious-Moments , by The Art Journey. Sentiment - Hot Off The Press, Versamark Black Onyx Ink, PI Clear Embossing Powder .

Challenges I am entering - Art Journey Designs - Ton Sur Ton
                                           Allsorts - Clean and Simple
                                           Addicted To Stamps - Outdoors
                                           ABC -  M for Monochromatic
                                           A Creative Romance - Anything Goes option of Birthday
                                           Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
                                           Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Thank you for dropping by :)

Sunday, 8 June 2014


The current words for Craft Barn Q and L Challenge is Mountain and Mistake - I chose mistake and used a Linsey Masson quote "Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Go with them and see where they take you. "

I had great fun creating this double page I used my (new to me) Dylusion spray inks, and stamps,  Lynne Perrella (Paper Artsy) stamps Wendy Vecchi stencil with paste. Another stencil.  Pencil and pen for highlights, and a couple of extra doodles! 
I am entering these pages into The Craft Barn Challenge - Mistake,  Stampin for the Weekend  - anything Goes, All Crafts - anything Goes