Sunday, 23 November 2014

Inspired by Auguste Renoir

Could you imaging cutting up a real Renoir masterpiece to make a Mosaic.  Well , I have just, sort of  done that , but mine were prints copied from a book and are guilt free.
This journal page  is made  with two things in mind.
Art Journal Journey who want us to be inspired by the Masters

Also, for  Journal 52  week 41, the prompt was mosaic inspired.

This is another of my Journal 52 pages from week 38, when the prompt was 
Rhyme Time. I am nearly up to date now, and will share a few more in the coming days.

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

A Vintage Dream

Our new challenge theme over at Sugar Creek Hollow is to ..
make a Vintage Christmas card.
Please pop over for all the details and see what we have all been making.
The main stamped, embossed  image here is an old favourite, lightly coloured with water colour paint. I added some chunky  white embossing powder [Stampendous] to represent snow in front of the church.. 
I have layered it onto an embossed and a plain base card The die cuts are Memory Box and Spellbinders.

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Home made Backgrounds

It is my turn to write the Exchange post today over at the Artist Trading Post Exchange Blog.
I am always quite last minute for making Christmas cards, so my exchange is,--- How to make fast and easy backgrounds. I would love it if you popped   over to see how I made the  backgrounds for these Christmas cards.

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014


Two more cards that I made at the weekend using Sheena's stencils
No stamps for this one just Aquatints, stencils, texture paste, a touch of black soot and some gilding wax.

Added one of Sheena's stamped  sentiments to this one.
The times of the 'inky' shows are at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. tomorrow on Create and Craft.

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Monday, 17 November 2014

Sheena's Wednesday show.

Sheena has a One Time Only show on Create and craft this Wednesday  -
 'Painting with Sheena'.
I am sharing with you a couple of cards I made at the weekend using Sheena's Stencils ,
   Spectrum Noir Aqua tints and  a few of images from her range of stamps..  I hope you will be able to catch her shows and see her fantastic ' inky', demonstrations.

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Friday, 14 November 2014

Journal Pages.

Inspired by the Masters is this months theme at Art Journal Journey.
Oh dear, where to begin, there are some fantastic pieces of inspiration over at AJJ.
Anyway after looking through some old books  I came across Van Gogh's painting called 'The Starry Night'.

I printed out a copy as I intended to use part of  it on my page, but first of all I got out the paints and had a go at my version of the  sky and background hills. Then a bit of fussy cutting of the print out to add to the bottom of the page.
 This  is not one of my comfort zones, but I enjoyed the challenge to try.

I am slowly catching up with my Journal 52 pages,  this one fits the prompt for Week 44 Skyline.

For week 40  at Journal 52 the prompt was Experiments.
I used one of my  first Brusho try out/ experiments pages  and this was  the end result.

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Stencil Mania at ATP Exchange

'Stencil Mania',
 is the new challenge starting today over at the Artists Trading Post Exchange
Please pop over for all the details, there is also a £10 voucher  for the winner of each challenge donated by our sponsor Artist Trading Post.

To begin, this is the first addition of masking to my base,  a home made stencil--the left over outer shape, from cutting out a Tattered Floral die cut flower , using Grunge Paste.  The remains of the paste I spread roughly across two sides using an old knife and a well used old stencil

On the left  it shows the next stencil layers  to my base,  the mask I used here is another  old one which I sprayed over using Pomegranate Seed Dylusions spray ink.
When dry I  lightly rubbed over the pattern area  with Spiced Marigold Distress ink, to fill in any white spaces.
These are the next two layer panels. The top one was  a scrap of dry embossed card sprayed the same colour as the base.
For the next strip, I used a Tim Holtz stencil and some Translucent embossing paste.
When dry I rubbed over the raised area with White Fire Treasure gold.
I also used this around the edges of the other layers. 
The main stamped image is a Dylusions stamp.
The metal flowers --- Prima Marketing
Metal word plate --- Tim Holtz

Many products  I used are  available from Artist Trading, I have added the links.

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We do hope you will join us this time at ATP Exchange