Tuesday, 24 November 2015

November Calendar Page

Grey and Owl is the theme for the Craft Barns November calendar page.

I brayered the acrylic paint on the background and splattered some white paint, I stamped the Indigo Blu owl onto white card and cut it out. I die cut the moon and painted it with silver acrylic paint. I added some die cut leaves and bits left over from when I frayed some burlap,

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

SPA Challenge - Fruit

I'm thrilled to be hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme I've chosen is Fruit.

I used Gelatos to colour the background. The frame was stamped and embossed in gold, I stamped the large pear onto a book page and coloured it with Gelatos, the small pear was also stamped onto a book page and coloured with Gelatos.
The small pear and frame are Inovative Stamp Creations stamps, I don't know the make of the large pear and background stamps.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Autumn Colours

Last week I had a play with my alcohol inks on vellum and have made a journal page out of one of my samples.

The theme this month at Art Journal Journey is Autumn Colours.

I started with a piece of vellum that had green leaves printed on it, I dripped the alcohol inks and spread the ink by blowing through a straw, when I was happy with the result I stamped some leaves [La Blanche stamp] with black archival ink.

The words are printed on vellum and I've had them in my stash for years, I attached them to white paper with some brads and then attached them to my page with double sided tape. I drew the pumpkin, coloured it with coloured pencils and cut it out, I glued it to the page together with some punched out leaves.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

SPA Challenge - November Rain

November Rain is this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge. I wasn't quite sure what to do for this one so I searched the web for quotes, there wasn't many but I found a Ray Bradbury one that I decided to use.

"They read the long afternoon through, while the cold November rain fell from the sky upon the quiet house".

I used Kaisercraft papers for the background and the house, I used pitt pens to give the house a bit of colour. I dry brushed the rain with a fan brush and blue and white acrylic paint and a PaperArtsy metalic glaze, unfortunately you can't see the metalic glaze from the photo.
I used an Invoke Arts stamp for the house.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Fabulous Fairy Tales

The theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge is Fabulous Fairy Tales.

I've loved fairy tales since I can remember and Snow White was one of my favourites.

Gelli print background, the mirror was made out of embossed silver card and mirri board, I hand drew and coloured the face in the mirror. The evil queen is a Gecko Galz image that I printed, the quote is hand written.

Thank you for looking and enjoy what's left of the weekend.

xxx Hazel.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Sunday Postcard Art - Paris

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Paris is the theme for this weeks Sunday Postcard Art Challenge.

I used a Gelli print for the background and all the images were stamped. I'm not sure if it was me or the Eiffel Tower that was tipsy when I stamped it. I added some white splatters and gave the postcard a coat of matte medium and added colour with Faber-Castell Pitt pens.

Stamps used:
Invoke Arts - Paris and background.
Creative Expressions - background.
Stampendous - flowers.
Clarity Stamps - Eiffel Tower.

Thank you for looking and have a nice day.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Flip Lid Mini Photo Box

Its the first of the month so it's time for the latest Mixed Media Mojo challenge, the theme is Fall and the twist is metal. For my DT piece I've made a boxed mini album. I take a lot of photos of the country park where I walk the dogs so the album is going to be used for these photos.

This is the decorated lid.

I used black chip board to make the box.

The next two photos show the opened box with the pockets and mini album.

This is the mini album that fits inside the box.

I covered the box with PaperArtsy decorated paper.

For the decoration I cut out some extra leaves from the paper and glued them to the lid. I also added some metal corners, burlap, die cut leaves, metal leaves and flowers, red beads and wire. I also die cut and embossed some leaves out of metal and coloured them with Stazon.

A close up of the decoration.

I covered the inside of the box with Kaisercraft paper.

The inside showing the mini album.

I have some journalling cards and tags to put in the pockets, I shall do that when I start adding the photos.

I hope you can visit Mixed Media Mojo to take a look at the rest of the teams fabulous samples.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Christmas Banner

For my Altered Eclectics DT post this month I have a Christmas Banner to share with you. I made the banner at a brilliant Jofy workshop at That's Crafty. As always the challenge theme is Anything Goes as long as its Altered Art/Mixed Media, no cards are allowed.


The wooden pieces were painted and stencilled with Fresco Finish paints, a couple of the pieces were covered with book pages before being painted. I stamped the images with PaperArtsy/Jofy stamps and coloured them with Fresco finish paints. I added wooden snowflakes and some stickles. Below are close up photos of the pieces.

Why not pop over to Altered Eclectics to join in the challenge and have a look at the fabulous samples that the rest of the team have made.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Halloween Postcards

Halloween is the latest theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

I have a couple of postcards for Halloween and my Web postcard that I never got round to posting last week.

I started by covering my postcard with strips of gauze and then I put some acrylic paint at the top, sprayed it with water and let the paint run down the card. When the card had dried I used some modelling paste with a skull stencil. When the paste dried I went over it with white paint. I squirted some orange stickles over the card. The wooden bats were coloured black and covered with distress stickles and I added some red gems for their eyes.

The stickles can be seen a bit better in this photo.

I used a Gelli print for the background of this postcard and stamped the hearts. The two zombies [Octopode Factory stamps] were stamped onto white card, coloured with felt tips and cut out, I also stamped and cut out the label.

This was my postcard that I never got round to posting for last weeks challenge. I painted the background with acrylic paint and stamped Inkadinkado stamps over it. I made the web with a Quickcutz die. The spider was stamped, painted black and cut out.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

October Calendar - Orange, Pumpkins and/or Fruit

Orange, Pumpkins and/or Fruit is the theme for the Craft Barns October calendar challenge.

I coloured the background with acrylic paint and stamped the small pumpkins round the edge, I coloured them with felt tips. I glued some burlap to the background and brushed some paint on it. I drew the large pumpkin and stamped the small ones, coloured them, cut them out and glued them to the page.

Have a lovely weekend.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Little Houses Journal Page

Hi everybody, today I have a journal page to share with you.

I'd also like to share it with the Art Journal Journey challenge, the theme is Architecture.

I had a very painful back when I was making the page and didn't feel like getting up to take photos of the different stages so I only have a photo of the finished piece.

I started by giving the page a coat of gesso, then using acrylic paint I painted the bottom of the page green and the top blue wiping away some of the blue with a baby wipe to make clouds. I stamped some foliage with green Archival ink.
I stamped all the houses onto patterned paper and cut them out, I cut out a window on one of the houses and adhered a picture from a magazine. I adhered the houses to the page with Multi Matt Medium and gave the page a coat of the medium.
I used some Faber-Castell Pitt pens to add more colour to the houses and to add some shading. I drew and coloured some shapes at the bottom of the page to look like the top of a wooden fence. I then drew some flying birds.

I used PaperArtsy stamps for the houses and foliage.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Handmade Journal

Last Monday I attended a fabulous Lin Brown workshop at the Craft Barn, we made a handmade journal using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints and PaperArtsy stamps.
This is my front cover.

This is my back cover.

This is one of my inside covers.

This is my finished journal opened out.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely day.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Sunday Postcard Art - Dark

Dark is this weeks theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

I used one of my Gelli prints for the background. I dripped some purple and dark blue ink from the top of the card, it looked good but it paled as it dried and doesn't show up. I stamped and embossed the Stampendous image and added some black letters from my stash.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Sunday Postcard Art - Pale

Pale is this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme.

I used a Gelli print for the background, I took a photograph of the moon one morning last week, so I printed a copy of it and glued it to the card then I stamped some Crafty Individuals trees. I printed a Gecko Galz image, cut out the lady and glued her to the card. I used Faber-Castell Pitt pens to add some colour and used a white pen for some stars. I wrote the Madeline Miller quote " and her skin shone luminous and impossibly pale, as if it drank light from the moon".

This is the photograph of the moon that I took last week.

Thank you for looking.
xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Low Flying Skulls Journal Page

I've done a journal page for my October Mixed Media Mojo DT piece. The theme for the latest challenge is Halloween/Wings.

I painted the background with acrylic paint and stencilled a skull and letters with modelling paste.

I then dribbled some Dylusion ink down the page.

I stamped the pumpkins[Hero Arts], bottles[Creative Expressions] and wings[Hampton Arts] onto card and coloured them with acrylic paint. I covered the small wooden skulls with DecoArt Media Crackle Paste. When the paste had dried I glued the wings to the back of the skulls and glued all the stamped images to the page. I gave the page a coat of Multi Matte Medium, when this dried I added more colour to the images with some Faber-Castell Pitt pens. I used a white Posca Pen to whiten the larger skull.

I hope you can find time to visit and enter the challenge, my team mates have made some fabulous samples and they would love you to take a look.

Have a lovely day.
xxx Hazel.