Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Blue Bird - for TioT's

'Things with Wings', is our next theme at Try It On Tuesdays
This time I am showing you a  4 x 4 inch fat page.
I used a patterned background paper giving it the distress ink treatment round the edges.
Next a bit of stencilling in the corner with grunge paste. I left the stencil in place until it was nearly dry, then dusted it with mica powder.
The bird image [Dina Wakey] was stamped and embossed using a black powder.
This was coloured using paints. 

Please pop over to see what we all made, we hope you will join our challenge.
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Saturday, 19 July 2014

On the Road for SCH

The new challenge theme  over at Sugar Creek Hollow is called,   'On the Road'.
Please pop over for all the details and see what we have been making.
For the base layer on my card I used a piece of an old map, distressing he edges with the good old Vintage Photo distress ink. 
The car with the two travellers was fussy cut from a Graphics45 paper. All the other additions were cut from a variety of left over papers. You know, the pieces we save in case they may be useful.
I did promise myself a while ago, not to store so many, that resolution went out the window the same week, as my scraps box, is once again nearly overflowing.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I do so appreciate your comments.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014


Sharing more journal pages today.  This first one already had the background coloured and random stamped, I have many pages in my journal like this just waiting to find interesting things to add to them.
The flowers were fussy cut and I added the image  among them, its a Dina Wakley  stamp, which I water coloured.  I used an alphabet stencil for the name.
Fleur  will be joining the theme's at--
 Art-Journal Journey the theme for July is Flower Power, I recently found this Blog and the inspiration there is fantastic.
Simon Says Stamp -Monday Challenge   -About a Face

This next page was just for fun, to try out a new mouse stamp.
I couldn't wait till we got back home.

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Sunday, 13 July 2014

Beach Rules for FSC

We are 'Dreaming of Summer', over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. My design team sisters have some fabulous examples for you, so please pop over for all the details and see what we all made. our regular sponsor is Flonzcraft and we do need to see a stamped image as the main focus.
This card is layered up with papers from Graphics45
. All distressed with my favourite Vintage Photo distress ink.
The main image is a Crafty Individuals stamp, shaded with  Vintage photo and lightly coloured with water colours.

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Friday, 11 July 2014

Journal 52 pages.

I have been catching up with my Journal 52 pages. It is still sunny and very warm  here in Yorkshire, so it was good to sit in the shade and get a bit creative.

Up first is Week 27, our prompt was Nostalgia.

My take on 'nostalgia' with my limited supplies was to think back to my own children, when they were young. Everything seemed magical, each  day was to  discovery  something new, the questions never stopped. How else do they learn. .
The page had already been random stamped, I then added an alphabet stencil.
The children were stencilled onto a book page, then fussy cut. the fairy was also a stencil.
The shadings are distress inks and watercolours.

There are a couple of challenges that I will also be joining--
Thats Crafty Challenges  - Masks stencils and Templates
This is Week 26, the prompt was 'Under the sea'.

I did bring the image of the mermaid and sea horse with me.
 The background was painted, the weedy stuff was stencilled.
It needs a few fish I think, but this will have to wait till I get back home.

I would like to say Hello to my new followers, I will visit you soon.
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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Snails pace.

I am nearly frightened to say 'hello' from ' sunny', Yorkshire.  We had an amazing weekend with the family enjoying the first two days of the Tour de France.  For those of you who know of  our recent  caravan adventures, not a bit of mud in sight. We are enjoying our away time, no chores, just relaxing and going  with the flow.  Once again I have packed my journal, with my small take away stash and have enjoyed  getting inky or should I say painty.

Art Journal Journey  this month and the theme is --- Flower Power

The page is coloured with acrylic paints.
Some stamped flower images [Joffy from Paper Astsy] these were water coloured.
A little snail with his hat on hiding in the flower border. I tried to lighten and enlarge  this  cropped piece  so you could spot him, sorry it looks a bit blurred.
The flowers in the foreground were cut from a printed sheet.

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Colours of Summer

'Colours of Summer', is the new challenge theme starting over at Try it on Tuesdays today.
I always think of summer as being warm and sunny, sitting in the garden, looking at the  flowers brightly coloured with the butterflies and bees hovering around.
Well when you finish having a smile  at my ideal  world, one can only hope for this sort of  weather in the UK  and enjoy it when we can.
The base of this card was  dry embossed using an Embossalicious   leaf folder. The distress ink  colours I used for shading were Spiced Marmalade and Fern Green.
The images are all Joffy stamps from Paper Artsy, I used pencils to colour them.

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