Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Birthday number 3!

Today, it's Rachel (aka Taniwha) who is the birthday girl.
I made two other cards for her, but neither turned out
like they were pictured in me head!
This one is using same background technique
as I did for Pauline, but adding a Memory Box die cut.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Back with another birthday.

Today is my scrap friend, Pauline's birthday.
I got free stamps & die for feathers and HAD to use them!!
So I went with this Kaisercraft triangles stamp
then inked vellum to die cut two feathers & card
to cut the other. Sentiment heat embossed.
I "inked" up the stamp with distress markers.
Watch out Tuesday, when I will be back with Rachel's birthday!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Happy Birthday, Kath

Today is my aunt's birthday.
I am pleased with this simple design, but as
always, not too impressed with the photo!
Coloured cardstock embossed with
vintage roses embossing folder.
Vellum strip with heat embossed greeting
3 flat backed pearls to finish.
Saw something similar made by Jennifer Maguire.
I will be back tomorrow with Pauline's card.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Final 2014 Art Journal Entry

I have wanted to share this for a week or two.
However, now matter how hard I tried, I
just could not get a decent photo.
Having two days off work meant the chance to have another go
& after 7 shots, I think I got the one!!
This is page 18 (final one) in the 2014 Journal.
I have learned not to journal this size again!!!
Seriously I have struggled with the height of the pages.
I think it is A4 and I am going to hand make
the next one at about 6"h x 10" w so I am less
daunted by how to fill all that space up top!
I do have the front & back covers to make.
At present it is plain black.
The paper inside was only about 60LB so I
tore lots out and doubled every page up before they
were attached back to back for strength.
Hence why only 18 entries!
My final spread was chosen simply because I had
covered Autumn & it was December & I was seeing
more Deer in the fields than usual. I daydreamed about
seeing them in fields covered in snow - hence this page was born.
Very simple to create gluing dried out baby wipes and [painting
white then adding some glisten to the snow using
Tim Holtz Stickles Rock Candy and clear Wink of Stella
Memory Box Deer Trio die and for the forest effect I
used Craft Individuals trees and the stamping off technique
to achieve different shades of black.
For the sky I applied lots of water to the gesso around the tree tops
then added Autumn Skies Primary Element and dragged it right out.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Penny's Birthday & a few other cards

Today is Penny's birthday.
She is a huge Alice fan, met him many times
& even gets messages from him on Facebook on her
special day!
This card was made especially for her.
Background, Brusho, stamps Inkadinkado

Next up is a quick Thank You Card
for my sister for having us to stay
& the lovely presents this Christmas.
Background Brusho, Stamps Designs by Ryn.

When I got back to work,
I discovered a colleague, Hollie
had got engaged.
Main Stamp Elusive Images.
Punched Butterflies & Stamped one.

Finally a quick birthday card
for a long term friend, Colette.
Stencilled background, Stamps by Santoro "Gorjuss"
I Love You Little Rabbit.

I have three more birthdays coming up
& I still have my last Art Journal page of 2014 to share.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Birthday Card & Visual Journal Spread

First up, is this birthday card.
I made this for Carol, who had her birthday
yesterday. I needed to be sure she had
received it before I blogged it!
Stamps are Crafty Individuals - Alice Palace Hares
Background is hand made.
Crafters Workshop stencil
Inka Gold - Turquoise
Home made texture paste.
Images coloured with Inktense pencils
my "go to" craft item!

This next piece is a spread in my Visual Art Journal.
I am not sharing these in any order.
I begin a page and perhaps it won't be
completed for weeks or even a month.
I do not want to rush this one!

Photos - I took in Nontron - France (Dordogne)
Darkroom Door - Lavender
Designs by Ryn - Hummingbird Moth
Coloured with Inktense Pencils

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy Birthday / Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
I hope to create as many pieces of art
as I possibly can!

Happy Birthday to my Brother in Law, Martin.
Vintage Image Courtesy of Blanca

Paper - Gorjuss
Kraft card blank
Gorjuss die cut
Papermania Stamp

Computer generated wording.