Sunday, 12 July 2015

Two Art Journal Pages

I wanted to create a page in my journal
made up of recycled materials.
Here is a photo of a few of those items.
Tea bag paper, fruit tea from inside
100% Kraft napkin & balsa wood.
Here's what I came up with.
I used even more recycled bits such as;
eggshells, labels, cut off pieces of hessian
and grass heads from outdoors.

The eggshells were adhered on top of
the tea bag papers and then while the gel medium was
still wet, I added the dried fruit tea from inside the bags.
The hessian was offcuts from some Wedding Invitations
I adhered them to make a square to place my grasses.
The whole page was coloured with LSG Starbursts;
Cape Cod Coral/ Clam Bake Beige
Gelatos; Cinnamon / Ice Chai & Coffee
The Moth images were stamped onto the Kraft napkin
I used Paper Artsy word stamps
The tag was from a set of recycled bags.
Title was die cut with Memory Box Urban alpha
cut from the balsa wood.
I was inspired to use eggshells by
French Mixed Media Artist;

For my next page I wanted to
incorporate lots of layers.
I also wanted to use image transfer.
My transfer was made from this photo
I took in Feb 2008 at Howden Minster.
I changed it to B&W.
However, the transfer came out blue
& I was thrilled because it matched
my chosen background colours!

Here is what I created.
My layers consist of Masking Tape,
Washi Tape,
Gel Medium resist with stencil
Dried Flowers
Die Cuts; Tim Holtz / Memory Box
Stamping - Nathalie Kalbach
Coloured using LSG Starbursts;
Whale Watch Blue / Sea Grass Green
Silks & Primary Elements
My focal Image of the Howden Angel
Crafty Individuals Butterfly Girl
Stamped on tissue & adhered to page.
My wording at top Indigoblu
Angel Definition at bottom.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Happy Birthday to my sister, Tracy

Today it is my sister's birthday!
I made her card quite simple as she
is not fond of fussy designs.
I forgot all about this letterpress plate
until I saw an image on Pinterest!
I have since done a craft supplies re shuffle!!
So annoying not knowing where things are so you forget them.

Inside I used a piece cut off from the front.
On the back I used the same colour for the
Letterpress & plate-floral
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Thinlits Celebrate
& Mixed Media
Dragonfly/Happy/With love stamps;
free cover images
ribbon from £ shop
Butterfly - Anitas
Spiro die
LSG Starbursts Whale Watch Blue
I have two art journal pages almost complete
however the heat has made me shattered & I slept
nearly all day yesterday!

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Kim's 40th Birthday

This was made for a colleague who turned 40 last month.
I stamped & embossed the two Kaisercraft stamped designs
using LSG angel Wings Gold.
I then sprayed the panel with Dylusions;
Lemon Zest/Tangerine Dream
Cherry Pie/ Pomegranate Seed
Once dry I added White Linen &
some Picket Fence Distress stains.
I re-stamped the butterfly design over
the embossed one with Hero Arts Cuppa Joe.
Then stamped the swirl.
Die cut two pieces of watercolour paper with Tim Holtz
Mixed media die - Harlequin & coloured
using LSG Starbursts;
Cape Cod Coral/ Salt Water Taffy
Coloured some small white flowers at same time.
Added a cut out butterfly.
I almost have two art journal pages to share but have
been working on a few things at once,
getting nowhere fast!!