Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Journal 52-- Time

Still a long way behind with my Journal 52 pages.
 This one is for the topic given to us for week 35 , the prompt was 'Time'.
Another mopped up brusho page, together with some random stamping. The clock was stencilled using a die cut. I think the owl is an Indigo Blu stamp. A bit of a mixed up page, but  I enjoyed putting it together and going with the flow.
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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Walking in the rain

The new challenge at theme  over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges  is...
'The Weather Forecast', this could be snow, rain etc.
  Please pop over to see what we all made and get the details.
We like to  see stamping as your focus.
I used a leafy embossed layer on the base card.
 Then the image stamped twice so I could fussy cut out the couple walking up the lane.
 This was a Sheena Douglas image, which I water coloured.
The top layer is acetate, randomly stamped  using  a raindrops stamp from Deep Red.
Extra shading  was Vintage Photo distress inks.

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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Witching Time

Halloween is our second challenge theme at  the Artists Trading Post Exchange.
Please pop over and see what we all made, and read  the  challenge details. 
I loved making this 8 inch canvas, which will be hung in my porch on Halloween night.

On the left you can see how it looked  before I started adding extra shadings.. The base was painted with  Fresco acrylics and gesso.
Then I used a Clarity stencil for the houses, shaded with Weathered Wood and Black soot distress inks.
The stencil is Tim Holtz's  new Gothic one, using Texture paste  for added depth.
The black cat was a die cut, using a little gold embossing powder.

Next the stamping of the words, skulls, spider and the witches. All from a Stampers Anonymous set.
I did fussy cut the witch a couple of times to add a bit depth.  I think they look like they are having a bit of a race. 

Products used  available from the Artists Trading Post were......
Stencils-- Clarity and Tim Holtz
Ranger Texture Paste

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We do hope you will join us for Halloween At the ATP Exchange

Tuesday, 14 October 2014


'Spooky' is the new challenge theme at Try it on Tuesdays.
Halloween will soon be here time to let the witches and wizards out to fly the night skies.
I used Spectrum Noir Aquatints to colour the base layer. Next came old book paper and a piece of packaging . The cat and the witch are die cuts and the words, I think are from a Chocolate Baroque set.
Please pop over for all the details
We hope you will join the fun and celebrate Halloween.

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Saturday, 11 October 2014

One Two Three for SCH

The new theme at Sugar Creek Hollow is, ,One, Two, Three'.
We are to use...
1 Vintage image,  2 Patterned papers and 3 Types of embellishment.
My framed vintage photo is a 'Found Relative from  a Tim Holtz set. The two papers are Graphics 45 and my three embellishments are Lace, flowers and feathers.
Our style is vintage /shabby chic, please pop over to see what we have all been making and get all the details.
Once I found all the elements I wanted to use on this card, I have to say it flew together. It just needed a bit of extra shading with Distress inks, Black soot and Spiced marmalade and of course some Vintage photo around the frame.

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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Deep in the Forest

This months theme at Art Journal Journey is  'Deep in the Forest'.
As it is the month of Halloween, what else could I think of but  those  little creatures that are ready to scare unsuspecting travelers, as they walk through the trees.
The background was a blotted page, mop ups from a brusho  experiment that went wrong.
Its a Clarity stencil, shaded with Black Soot distress ink. 
The raven is an Alterations die cut  with a bit of embossing in gold. 
The corner with the  hiding creature and the words
 are all stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Mans best friend-- week 2

There is still another week to run for our Animals challenge theme at Try it on Tuesdays.
I am sharing this Journal page, that I made at the same time as my DT card for  last week.
 Joanna Sheene stamps for the dog, but a random selection  on the background.
The colours on the background were mop ups  and a spot or two of brusho.

I am so behind showing you and catching up on my Journal 52 pages.
I managed a few while I was away , but didn't have all the images I wanted to use, so I guess that's what will be keeping me busy in my,  'me, ' time   these coming weeks
This was  Week 34 and the prompt was Alphabets

Stencils for the background, some writing, distress inks to colour and some Sheena Douglas images, were used to make this page.

We are now settled back home again, no more caravan trips this winter , so hopefully more time to visit you all more regularly.
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