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.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I appreciate all the comments you leave for me.

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.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Grace -- for TioT's-- 'tic, tac, toe'.


The new challenge theme  at Try it on Tuesdays is a 'Tic Tac Toe'
Please pop over for all the details and see what we all made.


The line I chose to use was --
String--Cardboard--Button.



The base layer is some stripped back corrugated packaging, painted with Gesso and them some cream acrylic paint. A sprinkle of Brusho [brown] spritzed with water.
 Followed by some  random areas of Distress Glitter.
The main image, from  Indigo Blu , was also stamped onto a card that had been sprinkled with Brusho in the same way. I used water colours on parts of this as I had a bare patch where the flowers were.
The main flower was made with string.
All the additional shading was Vintage Photo Distress ink.

Thank you for calling by to see what I made,
 the gang at TioT's hope you will join us this time.


Saturday, 14 February 2015

Elsie's latest beau


Another page for Art Journal Journey's February theme
  of Birds, Beasts and Humans.
It seems Elsie has a new caller bearing gifts of cake and balloons. I wonder if he will steal her heart this Valentines Day.



A painted and  stenciled background, Paper Artsy stamps, Mr Battenburg was cut from an old callender and the cat sitting on the plant pot was from a magazine.





This page  is also my take on the Valentines prompt for Week  7 at Journal 52.

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

Thursday, 12 February 2015

She Believed-- for ATP Exchange Day


Its my turn this week to share an exchange post over at Artist Trading Post Exchange.
All the details of how I  made this canvas can be found here,
including how I used 'Silk Clay' for some of my embellishments.

Thank you for stopping by, I  always appreciate your comments.



Monday, 9 February 2015

Journal Pages


Another journal page for Art Journal Journey, where the monthly theme is 
'Birds beasts and Humans'

Lots of stencils for the background, even a bit of grunge paste to give a little texture to the brickwork.
All the  background colours were either mop ups or distress inks.
I used a stencil with windows, so this page would fit the prompt for week 6
at Journal 52 which was  --'Windows'.
The stamps are Paper Artsy- Lin Brown and Clare Lloyd. 
I wonder if Elsie knows where Alfred is, eyeing up birds, by the way he is flapping his wings.



This page is also for Journal 52, week 5
the prompt was Television.
Now I know T.V.'s have their place, but it has to be something I would enjoy before I watch it. 
Hence the screen saver quote.

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