Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there.

Here is the card that I made for my wonderful mother

I stamped a Wisteria Wonder card blank with the 'Mother' definition. 

I inked around a doily using Sahara Sand ink

I die cut a Window frame in Sahara Sand and stamped the flower images using Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder.

The bow was die cut from Sahara Sand ink and stamped randomly before putting together and attaching to the card front.

I then decided to decorate the inside

I stamped roses in the corners in Wisteria Wonder and stamped a greeting in Sahara Sand.

There was a vintage feel to the card and I hope that my Mum likes it.

Thanks for looking.....

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Many Happy Returns

March is a big month for birthdays!

I decided to use the new JOFY stamps which I had great fun colouring in using alcohol markers.  I kept them quite simple so that the gorgeous images would stand out.

Here are my cards

I just love these images - very simple but very elegant, so I think the simple design of my cards work.
Thanks for looking.....

Monday, 9 March 2015

Canvas Using JOFY Stamps

I wanted to create a canvas as a gift for a friend who loved butterflies.  As soon as I saw the new JOFY stamps I knew that the butterflies were the perfect ones for my canvas.

I started off my adding paper lace trims and scraps of picture wheel.  I then painted the canvas completely and added painted images to the background.  I highlighted some of these using a black pencil.

The butterflies were stamped onto Clearly for Art and painted (painstakingly) and cut out once dry.  They were then heated and moulded to give the wings some movement.

I added scraps of painted rulers and a few metal trinkets and Prima findings.  I added a word using Tim Holtz letters.

I kept the images fairly simple as I wanted the butterflies to be the main attraction of the canvas.

I am sure the recipient will love it (or at least I am banking on the fact that she does!!).

Thanks for stopping by....

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Junque Journal Fun

Last year I attended a Graphic 45 workshop at The Stamp Attic where we made a fabulous book using Botanical Tea papers.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the new Home Sweet Home papers and decided to create a recipe book based on the workshop I did last year.  I won't show you all of the pages just a few.  I created lots of pockets and bands to hold our favourite recipes and made some recipe cards to fit in them.  I took me all day to create on a rainy Saturday and I had so much fun.... even more so because there was NO stamping involved..... I know - really!!

So... here was my Recipe Journal

These are just a few of my pages.  Such great fun.... lovely papers and made a lovely journal.  I gave this to my dear friend Wendy from The Stamp Attic..... and I think she liked it too!

Thanks for looking.....

Thursday, 5 March 2015

More Journalling Fun

This time I set out to  play with the new JOFY paints and stamps.

I added some torn washi tape to areas of my gesso'd page then used a brick stencil to add some grunge paste in various places.

I then coloured over the background using the new JOFY paints (which are gorgeous).  I added some silver Treasure Gold to the stencilled brick to make them stand out a bit more.

Next I created my border and stamped and painted my images

I think the end result has a sort of night time summer haze feel to it (but that's just me).

I may have told you already but I have a bit of a 'thing' about the latest Paper Artsy ranges.  It has to be my most favourite EVER (I know that is bad grammar - sorry!).  I just can't stop creating with them!!

Thanks for looking......

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Journalling Time

I had the chance to create another page in my art journal a few weeks ago and have not had the chance to blog it until now.

I started off my painting a page using Painted Peas, Haystack and (I think) Autumn Fire Paints. 

I then started to stamp images using various Archival inks.

I stamped some of my favourite Wendy Vecchi stamps onto white card and coloured them using alcohol markers. I then cut them out and added them to the page.

I think that there is a lot going on but I really liked the way that it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by.....

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Miniature Things - Paper Artsy Blog Challenge

I have been wanting to join the challenges for a very long time but haven't had chance.  But, while everyone went off to Stevenage today I decided to get the paints out and have fun!

The theme of the challenge is small things / miniature things.  I decided to create a mini book, which I haven't done for a very long time.  It was actually 8 years since I last created a maze book and it was nothing like this one.  I had been crafting for about 3 months and it was made using a sheet of patterned paper and no stamping!

So... the thing about a maze book is that the 3x3 inch  pages are created using 1 sheet of 12x12 paper, and then you add the covers.  There are loads of videos on You Tube so I won't bore you with the basic technique.

I started off with a 12x12 sheet of tissue paper, which I brayered with Fresco Finish paints then added various stamped and painted images.

I then created the covers using the same brayed paint technique.  I stamped and painted the images to the front page

I sandwiched seam binding in between the covers to create a tie fastening before I glued the 1st page to the cover.

Here are the pages

Oops!  Just noticed that the photo of the 1st page is upside down!  I'm planning on making some small tags to fit into the pockets at some stage - but I have a busy week at work and so won't be able to play for at least a week.  I would also like to stamp some quotes..... so many things!  So little time!

Anyway.... I really enjoyed this challenge and look forward in taking part in more.

Thanks for looking.