Showing pages from the new A5 art journal which I had to buy on my last trip home.
Two on the go now but I just might take this one home with me when I next go and leave it there. That way I will always have something to doodle in.
Used some of the new PaperArtsy stamps that I bought whilst at a class with Helen Chilton, Sandy had her shop there.
Extended the ends of the flower petals with some doodling flourishes and added numbers to the leaves.
These are the first two pages when the book is opened and as you can see I have used the SU Beautiful You stamps plus a variety of others.
Clare has very little crafting stuff which is good because it means I have to improvise and use things which I haven’t used in ages.
Bubble wrap is one of those great alternatives to stencils and it came in handy for these pages. Painted gesso onto it which gave a fantastic resist on the page.
It’s a long time since I have fallen in love with any Stampin Up stamps but the new set called Beautiful You are sooo pretty.
Whilst home Clare and I had a great time using them but left all the cards with her.
So today I made some more for myself. Both cards have been framed with doodling and a splatter stamp.
Extended her dress a little with a black fine liner pen and also added stripes and polka dots to it.
This card uses a different technique than above because she was first stamped with bleach then dragged the stamp a little before taking off the card.
Left it to dry naturally before over stamping with black ink. Added some polka dots to the umbrella. Next came the splattering with bleach to imitate raindrops.
Bleach is such an effective medium to stamp with.
Both cards together.
Thoughts are looming in my mind about what direction my card is going to take for Amber’s 19th birthday.
Because of this I realised that no pics of the canvas I made for her 18th birthday last year were ever shown. Sorry but for some reason I haven’t got a photo of the whole canvas only sections of it.
Not the best photos because whilst making her canvas I didn’t take any pics until she had seen it which left only my iPad to take them on the day. It was an old iPad and didn’t take the best of pics but since then Andrew has bought me an iPad Air which takes far better photos.
Fell in love with the metal bird hanger but it was painted a boring white. Amber would have hated it like that so alteration time with paints and stamps.
FSC wants to see ‘It’s Just A Number’ for this months challenge which the lovely Brenda picked as her theme.
The smaller numbers on my card have been white embossed to make them stand out more on the painted and stencilled background.
Would really love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning. Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.
Hi everyone just thought you might like some colour in your lives to remind you that Spring is just around the corner.
Don’t you just love those dylusions paints.
FSC wants to see ‘Winter or Spring’ this month which the lovely Caro picked as the theme.
I went for Spring with my DT piece and as you can see love is definitely in the air with this make.
Unusual for me to have hearts on my card but because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner I made this for Clare to give to JP.
The script heart stamp is a discontinued one but it was made by Anita’s and the LOVE stamp is from Studio 490.
Showing the card that my Saturday class made which was mainly about the water colouring and die cutting.
The backgrounds on both cards were water coloured and I used the die cuts for dry embossing rather than cutting out.
Apart from the flowers and birds which were cut out and glued on afterwards.
Both cards together.
Dot and I both agree that we wished we had started our art journaling in a smaller book rather the the normal A4 size.
Feeling more comfortable with this A5 book because when starting something in the larger version my interest tends to wane before it is finished. Where as with this one I can’t wait to finish.
Love the first page with all the sewing, stencilling and collaging but the second isn’t too shabby either … lol.
Used the same colours on the second page but whereas the first has collaged layers the second is one flat layer. Both are a nice contrast to each other.
Finally bought one of those small date stamps because when looking back at the pages I like to know when it was started.
Close up pick of those collaged layers.
Already started the next pages!!!
That’s nearly it for 2016, never to be seen again.
Ahhh but the memories remain and I really hope that 2016 has left you with some good ones.
On this very special day of the year my memories always return to my Mum and Dad and a family tradition that we used to follow.
Mum being Scottish and very traditional we had to call the last day of the year Hogmanay. My fondest memory of this day is ‘First Footing’.
Just before midnight mum would shove dad out the door with a lump of coal in his hand (plus various other items) only letting him back in when New Year had struck. Although we all laughed at the time because it seemed so silly I really do miss doing this.
For my last post of the year I am showing one favourite make from each month of 2016 starting with January.
January – February – March
April – May – June
July – August – September
October – November – December
Can you see I love colour???