Friday, 6 March 2015

Don't forget to fly for AJJ


Another  page today for Art Journal Journey
Things with Wings
I am still playing with my new Finnabair stamps but trying to use up some of my pre- inked, mopped up and blotted pages, so I cannot tell you about colours used. 



I have added a bit of stencilling,   using grunge paste on the dotty one , then rubbed   it over when dry with some Treasure gold,
perhaps it didn't need this stage, but hey knowing when to stop is generally  not one of my strong points. 





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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Springtime for ATP Exchange


Colours of Spring is the new challenge theme over at 
Annie our host this time  would like us to use a fresh colour palette and include flowers/birds.
Please pop over for all the details,  see what we made and find out how you could win a generous   £10 store voucher from our sponsors at the  Artist Trading Post.
I have highlighted the products  used,  that are available from the store.


I used a large Wooden Heart shape  [from a set of 3] as my base.

To add texture  I reached for a Tim Holtz stencil and my pot  of Paper Artsy  Grunge Paste.



I painted over the surface when it had dried out using 
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish - Vintage Lace, 
mixed with a little white Gesso.
On the left is how it looked after one coat
Adding a little random stamping with some old stamps.
I added another coat of paint  before the next stage.




To colour the heart I used .....
Prima Colour Bloom-Summer Sky
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Peeled Paint
Treasure Gold - Olive Bronze to add some highlights.




Now for my  additions,  using  Paper Artsy stamps., The flowers are from the Joffy  13 set
and are a favourite of mine to use.
The bird is from a new set--
 Lin Brown Eclectica 18
I used water colour paints for colouring and added a few small beads to the center  of the flowers.







This is  the last challenge at the Artist Trading Post Exchange,

Keep a look out for something new and exciting coming soon


Thank you for taking time to  stop by, the comments you leave me are always appreciated.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Things with wings for AJJ


Been having a dabble with some new stamps in my journal
Also to share over at Art Journal Journey, the new theme for March is 
Things with Wings, hosted this month by Chrissie.
The background was  an old one sprinkled  with Brusho powder then sprayed with water.
The stamps are mainly from a  Prima  Finnabair set, others from my stash.
The distress inks were fired brick,mustard seed and dried marigold.

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Pearls for Girls at TioT's


Into March already and a new Challenge over at Try it on Tuesdays.
The theme is 'Pearls for Girls'.
Please pop over for all the details and see what we have all been making.
This card is made up from left over pieces of embossed card using  Crafters Companion folders.
A quick and easy to assemble card , when time is short..
A bit of added Vintage photo distress ink round the edges after I had taken the
 blunt scissors to the edges to shabby them up a bit.
The image and words are Paper Artsy stamps. 

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Thursday, 26 February 2015

AJJ Birds Beasts and Humans


A journal page for Art Journal Journey -Birds Beasts and Humans.
this theme ends on the 28th , wonder what the girls at AJJ are planning for us next month.
This was a page  with a previously  painted  background with some stencilling. 
I have added a Dina Wakley  silhouette image , an un- named bird stamp  and a sweet little fussy cut bird that was tucked under a box on a shelf, obviously put there for safe keeping and promptly forgotten. So I thought it needed to see the light of day.
We have just  been watching our Meg dreaming, her paws were moving as if she were running for her favourite ball in  the garden. Hence the quote I used.
We dream,
I know our dog dreams,
I wonder if birds can dream?

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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Just hanging out


Another page for Art Journal Journey  the theme is Birds Beasts and Humans.

This page was mainly created in a computer craft program  and  just for fun,  as life's a bit hectic at the moment.  Isn't is just the thing when you have days of quiet and peace,  then everything happens at once,  you look for even a spare minute to be yourself,  it seems  things needed to have been done yesterday. 
This is one of the occasions when crafting becomes a great escape.
The main image is a digi stamp  [ Crafters Companion] of one of Thelwell's cartoon ponies. 
This was water coloured and Black soot was the distress ink I used for extra edge  shading.
The  dancing rabbits  enjoying the spectacle were stamped.
The quote came from a Dylusions stamp set.

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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Alphabet Soup for ATP Exchange

Hi folk our talented team sister Ruth
is hosting the new challenge over at Artist Trading post Exchange. 
The theme is  'Alphabet Soup'.
Ruth wants us to use letters or numbers in some way other than a word marking an occasion or anniversary with them. Please pop over to read all the details and see what we all made.

I chose to make a notice pin board for my craft room



The base with the  alphabet was a piece of off cut MDF bought with two others at a craft fair  all for £1. This was glued to mount board and rubbed down with sandpaper. I also used a piece of peeled corrugated card,[ kept in case it might come in useful], it had been painted with white paint and had a bit of stamping.





Next job was to find a few chip board letters and  give them all a thick coat of   White Gesso









The bottles were die cuts Sizzix. 

I stamped some flowers on to the jars from a
Paper Artsy Joffy set using Ranger Gold embossing powder.
These were coloured using   Dylusions Fresh lime  ink spray.

The flowers and bird images are also Paper Artsy stamps, coloured with water colour paint and fussy cut out.




Next came the assembly. The base layer was shaded with a squirt of Dylusions  Sweet orange ink spray, spread around with a mop up paper.
Out with the walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Tim Holtz  distress stains, blending  with the same piece of above mentioned paper. The letters got the same treatment.
The gaps where the letters were cut out are good for pinning the notes through to my base.  I left gaps behind the
 birds , bottle plates and flowers so notes could be held there as well.




I have highlighted the products I used that are available from the Artist Trading Post, who also sponsor the challenge and offer a £10 store voucher for the challenge winner

Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my pin board, 
the comments you leave for me are always appreciated.