Thursday, 3 September 2015

Fly away little Bird. for Stamps and Stencils

Up, up and Away.....with a twist.

is the challenge theme for September at Stamps and Stencil
Sharon wants us to show e.g. a plane, bird, feather, anything that can go up in the air.
The twist is  to use Autumnal Colours copper, burnt orange etc
Please pop over to see what we have all been making

I have to admit that taking photos was the last thing on my mind  as I was creating this project.
The base. a 6 x 6 inch canvas  was layered with a few  pieces of washi tape and scraps of lace.  Next came the stencils [Tim Holtz and Clarity]  and paper artsy Grunge Paste.. I left this to dry and gathered together a selection of spray paints including  Dylusions-Gold Mica, Amber and Sweetened orange. Using these until I was happy with the colours of autumn I hoped to see.

The bird stamp is from a  Dina Wakley set and was water coloured.
This I fussy cut and perched it on a twig from my garden.

The leaves and acorns are die cuts, but as my storage system for these was on a  magnetic sheet,  the makers packaging has been lost.

Thank you for stopping by to see me I always appreciate the comments you leave me.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Back to school at TioT's

A new month and a new challenge at Try it on Tuesdays.
This time the theme is  to 'Try Something New'.
Please pop over to see what we all made.
My happy family of Quirky Birds are going back to school today.

Arthur is always last to leave his cage and is never ready when Cynthia and Agnes call for him.

I gave myself the extra challenge to mainly use water colours and Aqua tints, I even used them for the background stamping.
First of all I had trickled paint over the card. let it run. smooshed it around a bit with a mop up. just like a kid being given its first piece of paper and some paint. Great fun. The bottle tops dipped into the paint were super to make a pattern of circles.
The mop up cloths sprayed with water were good for filling in gaps.
Next up was a Tim Holtz stencil to add texture

My new crafty item was this set of die cuts, that match the bird stamps. One of the easiest products of this type that I have used. The die cuts fit over the images so well.

Thank you for stopping by to see me today, the comments you leave are always appreciated

Monday, 31 August 2015

Time to Create Art -AJJ

A real mixture on this page, mops ups on the background, sprinkles of brusho powder,
 lots of random stamping, the plume pen and pot are  from Indigo Blu.
There is even a little stencilling and a final spray   using Dylusions Gold Stars mica spray.

My time as a guest hostess at

 has come to an end.. 
Thank you Valerie and Susi for having me here.
  I have realy enjoyed visiting as many folk as I can
 and seeing all the inspirational takes on the theme 'Time'.
The gallery showing all this months pages can be seen

I hope you will  all take time to create your own art,
 it is fun to see a blank page taking on a life of its own..

Thank everyone who has called to see me this month on my journey exploring time
and I will leave you with a collage of all my pages.

This will be another scheduled post as we will be away on a Land Rover rally,
 please keep your fingers crossed that my wellies will not have to to worn.
I will catch up on my visiting you all soon.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Lost in Time-- for AJJ

Oh, that we had time to just sit and stare,
 get lost in our own thoughts and watch the world go by.

I used all sorts of things on  this mixed media page.
A watercolour wash , background of pale blue.
Next Distress  inks, Abandoned Coral, Black Soot and a little Mustard Seed.
A bit of random stamping, before I added  the stencil figure [Donna Downey]
I had made a digital page  of time pieces etc . which I used as her base, 
 black soot to shade it all, before cutting the shape out.
The clock stencil [Tim Holtz] that I added with modeling paste
 was lightly highlighted with gold gilding wax. 

I have added a few words round the side of Alice
'Sometimes she sits and thinks, sometimes she just sits'.
I hope Valerie doesn't mind , as it was on her inspirational blog that I first saw this idea
to write around the figures..

Alice is off to Art Journal Journey, 

there are still a couple of days to join the fun  .
August's theme is Time.
The awesome inspirational Gallery for this theme can be found

This is another scheduled post , I will catch up with you all soon.
Thank you for calling to see me, I realy appreciate the comments you leave for me.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Step back in time and believe --for AJJ

Todays journal page for
  Art Journal Journey is another collage.

My last contributions for the month  are all left in scheduled posts
so I hope they get published okay, I  may be late with my visits to  see you over the weekend.

These two sweet children found in my, 'save in case you need it box',
just shouted out to me to be used.
So this page began with me thinking back to the days of childhood,
 how innocent  children are, they believe and  trust us to look after them, they see no wrong in their lives, 
so its up to us as adults to protect, nurture  and cherish them.
They are our future.

A digital base made in my Craft Studio.
Stencil [ Tim Holtz], for texture, rubbed over with gold gilding wax.
The clock is an Alterations die cut, I used  Tea dye distress embossing power 
on this piece and a touch of the gold wax.
the clockface was coloured with Vintage Photo distress ink.
The large word stamps are Crafters Companion.
When I had finished this page, the photo  I took ,went back into the digital program and I added the last overlay framing.

Thank you for calling to see me today, I realy appreciate your comments.
I will  call to see you  if I am able to get an internet connection over the next few days.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Let them play for AJJ

A digital journal page for
My month of exploring and creating pages for the  'Time ' theme is nearly ending.
I have been on quite a journey and have been inspired by all the awesome contributions.
Please pop over HERE to see the gallery, it is amazing
This collage was assembled  with me thinking back .
to times when children were  allowed to play and explore what could be found around them.
Not always easy these days  in our troubled world

This is a photograph my OH took from our window across the valley on a misty morning earlier this year. I used this as the base background for this page.

Thank you for calling to see me today, comments you leave me are always appreciated.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Capture Life's Moments

A mixed media page in my journal today.
The base which I used had been created on  my computer.
Next came a spot of random stamping.

Followed with a bit of texture using modelling paste and a Tim Holtz stencil.
The quote was stamped onto tissue then glued into place, covering my first effort that was so feint it could hardly be seen.
The clock is an Alterations die cut, coloured with acrylic paint and rubbed lightly with silver gilding wax. The butterfly was also a die cut with the same colouring.
Last  addition some fussy cut flowers [Tim Holtz stamp].

Now in case you wonder why there are no hands on the clock, 
I am doing my own thing and slowing  time down a little today.
It can be any time I want it to be.

The metal plate reads...... ''Capture life's moments'',   so I did just that, when creating this page.

There is still another week to  to enter the challenge 
where the theme is 'Sending you Flowers'.

Also nearly a week to join the fun at
Art Journal Journey

where the theme is 'Time'.

Thank you for stopping by to seem me today, I always appreciate the comments you leave me.