Tuesday, 28 July 2015

A tiger in the woods.


Its the start of  Week  2  over at Try it on Tuesdays
The theme is --'Hot and Wild'.

Another journal page but this time I have opted for the Wild .
The base layers are stencilled  using crackle paste,  over acrylic paints.
The tiger, fussy cut leaves  and words are all Sheena Douglass stamps.
Extra shading was distress inks and water colours.

I think I would have to dream big,  if I came close to a tiger in the woods.

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Thursday, 23 July 2015

Write me a letter for AJJ


A digital  collage A4 size journal page for
July's theme is Post and Postage.
I used  mainly pieces  from the My  Craft Studio Programs,
together with images  I had stored on my computer.
Letter writing is becoming a thing of the past , with the ways we have to communicate
 with each other these days.
 But nothing will ever take the place
 of the letter the postman delivers and the anticipation of what will be found inside.
I am not talking about Bills or Junk Mail., 
 it may be just a few words from a friend , or a card ,
 but ,I am sure that these would brighten any ones day, if they  were to drop through our letter boxes.

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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Out of Africa for TioT's.

Its
 'Hot and Wild'


This new theme   gives plenty of choice, Hot Colours or Wild Animals or both if you like.
Think of  places    Africa, India,   lions and tigers , hot colours,  oranges and reds,  etc. etc. 
Please pop over to see what we have all been making.

This journal page has a base  coloured  with Brusho powders,
 a good sprinkle of red,  green and yellow,
 then spritzed with water.
The blue was a mystery, but hey,  thats the fun of brusho's.
All the stamped images are Sheena's [Sheena Douglass].
The additional smudges were Black Soot distress ink.

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Saturday, 18 July 2015

Mail Art


This is another one of my play pages with lots of random colour , painted, splashed, sprayed etc.
 I think you get the idea and it was an inky messy play day.
Next up  came a couple of post cards, again an assorted selection of stamps, 
but I could make out the maker of the arty woman with the letter box[ Stampington],
 the Scribbly Bird is from a Dina Wakley set.
To add texture  out with the stencils,  here again it is hard to say the maker as most don't put it on the stencil and the packages have long since been thrown away.
When  these dried out I added some gold and silver gilding wax.


The prompt  at Journal 52
 week 28 was,' Mail Art', 
I am a few weeks behind and well out of the prompt order, 
but no one minds and we all enjoy sharing the pages.

I will also pop over and join the fun at
  Art Journal Journey
where the theme for July is Post and Postage.

Thank you for calling to see what I have been making.
Your comments are always appreciated.



Thursday, 16 July 2015

Lots of Layers and a City Break for Stamps and Stencils



Its my turn today to do  the step by step/inspirational post  today over at
This card was made using some of the beautiful items gifted to me by  Margik
If you would like to see  how it was made, please pop over  here.
The current challenge theme is Happy Holiday, so I have kept to the theme  and gone for a weekend break in Paris.

Thank you for visiting me,
for all your support and encouragement on my crafty journey.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Bossy....Who Me?


I have made many friends through crafting, one is a very special pen friend, who lives in a remote part of Scotland and as yet cannot get the internet. For many years we have set each other challenges and swapped ATC's  Fat pages and Tags.
I have to say we do send each other,  rather odd things, but we also have to use the same thing ourselves,
for the swap.

So what would you do with two wooden coffee stirrers?
To make a 4 x 4 inch Far Page.

The current Try It on Tuesdays  Challenge is -  'In the frame'
all the details are  here.
There are some fantastic entries so far, we hope you will join the fun if you can.

This was a good place to start,as the sticks could be snapped to make a frame,
painted with acrylic paint , heat embossed with a sprinkle of Frantage  Powder
and highlighted with gilding wax.
The base is coloured with old paper distress stains and I used Twisted Citron with the stencil.
Added scraps were found under and in the--' might come in useful box'.
The Stamped image is from a Dina Wakley set.


This is the other side of the page, same image, bits and pieces 
and a bit of brusho powder on the background..

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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Fly Little Letter


I have had a lovely inky, messy morning yesterday,  making this journal page for 
July' theme is Post and Postage.
I didn't know how it would turn out and as the saying goes.....
'just go with the flow'.
I used a variety of colouring mediums, distress  ink,  brusho powder,  spray paint, to name a few.
Water colours for the rose.
Click the picture if you want a better view of the inky mess.
There is a variety of stamps used, most of them long since had the maker rubbed away.

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