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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Butterfly Canvas

The theme for the August Challenge over at Mixed Media Mojo is Anything Goes.

For my DT piece I made a Butterfly Canvas.


I started by sprinkling Brushos onto the canvas and spraying with water.


I then covered the canvas with tissue wrap and painted it with clear gesso.


Then I stencilled some DecoArt Media Modelling paste, let it dry and painted it with white gesso.


I then coloured it with Gelatos and sprayed water, when it had dried I stamped some script and splattered with white paint.


For the large butterflies I used a Stampendous stamp and cutting dies, for the small butterfly I used a Martha Stuart punch and stamp. For the quote I used a stamp by The Artistic Stamper.


My DT teamies would love you to visit Mixed Media Mojo to have a look at their fabulous makes.

Altered Book Pages

It's the first of the month so it's time for a new challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes as long as it's mixed media/altered art - no cards allowed.

For my DT piece I've altered some book pages. I've been wanting to do some page folding for a long time so I found a pattern on the Internet and found a book the size I needed. It was a lot easier to do than I thought it would be and didn't take very long.


I decided to keep the cover simple, I covered the spine with some crumpled tissue paper, painted it black and when it was dried I spread some Treasure Brass over the raised areas. I covered the front and back with some patterned paper that I'd stamped with some butterflies and postmark stamps
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I used a Stampendous stamp for the butterfly and a PaperArtsy stamp for the postmark,

The rest of my DT teamies have made some lovely inspirational pieces so why not pop over to Altered Eclectics to take a look.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

KCUK Deco Swap

These are a couple of deco pages that I made for the KCUK Deco Swap. They were made for Janice, the theme of her book is Nature.


I coloured the background with Pan Pastels and stamped some pink flowers and birds, then I stamped the leafy branch, I also stamped some leaves, flowers and squirrel onto white card, I coloured them with Inktense pencils and a water brush, I cut them out and adhered them to the page. The quote was stamped onto card that had been coloured with Pan Pastel.

Stamps used:
Sheena Douglas - flowers.
Stampers Anonymous - birds.
PaperArtsy - quote.



I coloured the background with Pan Pastels and stencilled some leaves, I went round the stencilled leaves with pen. I stamped some wild flowers on the background. I stamped the rabbits and flowers onto white card, coloured them with Inktense pencils, I cut them out and adhered them to the page. The quote and butterfly were also stamped, coloured and cut out. I added some orange stickles to the centre of the flowers.

Stamps used:
Crafty Individuals - rabbits and background.
Hobby Art - quote.
Unknown - flowers and butterfly.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Postcard Swap

This month KCUK is having a postcard swap, this is the postcard I made for my swap partner Nicki.

I'm entering my postcard in the Sunday Postcard Art - Go Messy Challenge.


I built up lots of layers with acrylic paint, stamping and stencilling, I got messy by using my fingers to do the stencilling.


Next I stamped the flower.


I stamped the flower, leaves and words onto patterned paper, cut them out and adhered them over the stamped image on the card. I added a bit of colour with pitt pens and did a little bit of doodling.


All the stamps I used are PaperArtsy stamps,

Friday, 17 July 2015

In The Garden and Parakeets

Good morning, I'm sharing a journal page with you today, I'm entering it in the latest challenge at Moo Mania and More - In The Garden, I'm also sharing some photos of the parakeets that visit my garden regularly


I started by painting gesso over the page and then I stamped the image [After Midnight] to position him, I then stencilled modelling past around the image.


I coloured the page with distress paints, and stamped and embossed the image


Finally I added some die cut leaves and flowers and added the quote.


For my birthday a couple of months ago I got a new camera with a decent zoom on it. I use to take photos of birds and they'd just be a little speck on the photo, now I can get up close.


This parakeet is enjoying an apple in my neighbours apple tree.


These parakeets are enjoying the coconuts that are hanging on my patio. I took these photos through my kitchen window, I was very pleased how they turned out as my windows need a clean.






Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Spotty Flower Journal Page For Mixed Media Mojo

Today it's my turn to post a project for Mixed Media Mojo.  Why not visit the blog to see all the lovely inspiration and there's still time to enter the Christmas in July challenge.

I'd like to enter my journal page in the Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge - Anything Goes using a stamp.

 

For the background I built up layers with acrylic paint, stencilling and stamping.


I stamped the flower onto spotty paper and cut it out, I also punched out circles from the same paper and stamped the words onto scrap card. After adhering the flower etc. I gave the whole page a coat of matte medium. I coloured the flower and circles with Faber Castell Pitt pens, because I'd given the page a coat of matte medium it gave me time to use the pens and spread the colour with my finger.


The stamps I used are
PaperArtsy for the flower, words and the background.
Indigo Blu for the white circles on the background.
Impression Obsession for the lines on the background.
The dotty paper is by Kaisercraft.

Monday, 13 July 2015

July Calendar - Turquoise And Beach Huts

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

Today I'm sharing with you the July calendar page that I've made for the Craft Barns calendar challenge.


The background was painted with acrylic paint.
I cut the beach huts out of a patterned paper and used a circle punch for the beach balls.
I coloured everything with Pitt Big Brush pens.
The seagulls were made with an Impression Obsession die.

Thank you for looking and have a good day.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Pony Express

This months theme over at Art Journal Journey is Post and Postage. I immediately thought of the Pony Express, don't ask me why.

Here is my journal page.


The image of the rider and the sign are off the Internet. I drew and cut out the cactus.

 

I created the background with acrylic paint and an old credit card.


A close up of the sign.


My dad use to collect American stamps and I have a bag full of his spare stamps, I decided that there must be one with a Pony Express rider on it and after what seemed like hours sifting through them I found one.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

A Couple Of ATCs.

Today I'm sharing a couple of ATCs with you,



For he backgrounds on both of them I used Dylusions ink, did some stencilling and stamped some script. I used PaperArtsy stamps for the images.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

KCUK Deco Pages - Spring Flowers

Good Morning, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend, after yesterdays beautiful sunshine we have rain today and it looks like it's not going to stop.

I'd like to share with you a couple of pages that I made for the KCUK deco swap.


I stamped the background with an Impression Obsession stamp and Distress ink. I then stamped the PaperArtsy/Jofy flowers onto the page and onto white scrap card. I used Inktense pencils to colour the flowers and stems then I cut the flowers out and glued them to the page and added some dew drops. I then stamped the Hobby Arts quote directly to the page and drew lines round the sides.


I coloured the background with Distress ink and stamped the Joanna Sheen lily of the valley stamp with Archival ink. I stamped the main image [ I think it's a Hero Arts stamp ] onto white card with Archival ink I cut the image out and added some ribbon and die cuts.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Butterfly ATCs

Today I would like to share some butterfly ATCs with you.


The backgrounds are Gelly prints and the butterfly is an Innovative Stamp Creations stamp. I put stickles on the wings.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Mixed Media Mojo - Christmas In July/Twist Santa

It's time for the latest Mixed Media Mojo Challenge, the theme is Christmas In July and the twist is Santa.

For my DT project I've made a Christmas cracker, I made the Santa to decorate the cracker but I decided he was to big and didn't look right. I won't give details of how I made him as I might use him on something else.


I coloured the background with red, green and white acrylic paint, then I used a pitt pen to colour an Impression Obsession stamp and stamped the background.


I stamped some snowflakes and some gold stars.


I used a Creative Expressions cracker template to make the cracker.



This photo shows the gold stars.


This is the finished cracker. The holly was made using a Sizzix  Holly Branch die.

Altered Eclectics - Stampboard Tea Lights

It's the start of a new month so it's time for the latest Altered Eclectics challenge, as always the theme is Anything Goes as long as it's mixed media or altered art, no cards allowed.

For my DT piece I've decorated a wooden tea light holder with stampboard.
The first two photos show the decorated sides of the tea light holder.



This is the wooden tea light holder.


I painted the holder with gesso then I gave it a coat of wisteria Fresco Finish paint. I used a Pitt artist brush pen to ink the flower stamp and stamped the four sides and top.


I used black Stazon ink to stamp the images and Versa Magic Chalk ink to colour them.


When they were finished I glued them to the holder.



All the stamps I used are by Crafty Individuals.

The rest of the DT have made some lovely inspirational samples, they would love you take a visit to Altered Eclectics to take a look.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

June Calendar - Lavender and Dragonflies

Here is my June Calendar for the Craft Barns challenge, the theme is Lavender and Dragonflies.


I coloured the background by scraping a mixture of lavender, wisteria and chalk Fresco Finish Paint over the card.
I used Faber-Castel Pitt big brush pens to colour a PaperArtsy flower stamp.
The dragonflies were stencilled with gesso, when this was dry I coloured them with Inktense pencils and a water brush.