Thursday, 28 November 2019

Dina Wakley - Show Us Your Media Gratitude

Challenge Month Three 
Grateful for Friendship
The page had scraps of Papermania tissue & gesso,
left over from another project.
First I added Tangerine, Lemon & Lime Scribble sticks,
then created a slight ghost background
using DWM Pebble Heart.
I then stuck down the woman,
from DWM Vintage & Sketches collage paper.
I added Lime paint above
her head & then before it was totally dry,
I went in with Fuchsia paint sponged through the
largest heart on the stencil.
I added Lapis to her top & a little gesso
mixed with Fuchsia for her face.
I drew around all the blocks that
make up the heart & added words in a random few.
I then journaled around the outside of the heart.
It says;
I am grateful for the friendships I have.
We do not live in one another's pockets, 
but we always know each other is there,
when they are needed.

Life is busy & people need to live their lives,
but knowing your friend is there,
to offer love, laughter, support,
a shoulder to cry on or
a text conversation to reminisce.
The bold words are the ones written
within the blocks of the heart.
Fuchsia, Lapis & Lime paint is all
Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body. 

I am really late this month, nearly missed
uploading to the challenge.
My world has been Christmas Cards for 
the past 4 weeks. They are all done.
Just two gifts to complete.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Another Birthday

On Sunday, (24th) it was also the
birthday of Bill, a family friend & our neighbour.
This year he got this one!

The card began life as a left over mixed media background.
I had been running with a few ideas &
this one was patterned tissue, texture paste,
with Tim Holtz Gothic stencil & Dylusions spray inks
in Chocolate & Espresso.
To make into a card, I just added two tags
stamped using Creative Stamping issue 70.
The tags were covered with brown paper, 
left from a grocery bag. 
I added Inka Gold brown/gold to the texture
& then Turquoise to make it vintage looking.

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Kate's Birthday

Here is a mixed media card
made for the birthday girl.
It began as a random background
which i added die cuts & beads.
To finish it I added
a hand-cast resin cherub.

Tim Holtz mixed media die cut & swirl.
Square frame I created from hand stamped paper.
Tag created from same paper.
Silver micro beads.
Background made from torn book text,
gesso, Distress Inks (regular)
in Seedless Preserves & Dusty Concord.
Cherub made with resin & mold.

Monday, 18 November 2019

Key Chain

I am very busy creating my 2019
Christmas cards & have little to share.
However I do have this mixed
media piece I made.
There are two others & two birthdays coming up. 
 I saw this made by a very talented lady on YouTube.
She is Russian & as I can't work out
how to spell her name in Russian on here,
I figured it would make sense to link you to
her video & YouTube channel.
Here is my attempt.

I made this to house my window key.
It sticks out & prevents my vertical blind
from opening & closing smoothly.
I used odds & ends from my die cut bits box.
A grunge board key. Buttons,
Sticky back pearls.
Stenciling with molding paste.
Gold paint. Black Gesso & Inka Gold

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Doll Girl

This page had been used to clean
up from a card I made. So it had
chalk & gesso stamping on it.
Then I made another card & scraped
the remaining texture paste on here,
randomly through
Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil.
I wanted to keep lots of white space so
to colout the page I added
Picked Raspberry & Salty Ocean
& applied using the acetate smooshing 
technique, allowing a little mixing between.
Once full dry I added gesso over some of the 
coloured texture paste.
I added my focal image, "Doll Girl" to two 
small torn washi tape strips.
I can't remember where I got her.
She came in a mixed pack, is quite thick 
chipboard & it was over 8 years ago!
I just knew I would find a use for her & when
I saw these words from Lisa's Altered Art,
"Her doll always agreed with her"
I knew they were perfect.
I seleceted Tim Holtz clipping stickers
"few words passed between them"
because I thought they fitted well too!


Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Welcome to the street card.

This is just a really quick card,
that I made last week to welcome
a new neighbour into the street.
She has bought our friend Fran's house.
It seems weird seeing lights on
as Fran passed away in July.

Here's what I made.
 Quite simple in design.
Die cuts from Sheena Douglass Mockingbird hill
set - potted conifers & fence.
Door & decorations - First Edition,
which is actually a Christmas Door set 
complete with wreath etc.
Inside I added a simple word
along with a tree & because I know she has a cat,
I added a stamped cat too!
These were from a free set 
Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 175.

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Happy Birthday, Donna

Today is the birthday of my dear friend, Donna.
I like to add an element of surprise as you will 
see from the pictures below!
On the front we have a delightful Autumn die
cut frame by Yvonne's Creations.
This was available as a square or rectangle.
I figured I make more square cards.
Quote was a free stamp set with
Creative Stamping issue 60.

Below are two pictures of the surprise.
A Pop up feature!
Pink Ink Designs Giraffe.
Aperture die cut with XCut Build 
A Scene - Jungle,
which includes the parrot, frog & monkey.

 This is a view looking down,
so you can see the dimension.
All coloured with copic markers,
except the glasses, which was
Rose metallic paint.
The birthday greeting was also a free one. 
Happy Birthday, honey!
I hope you have a fabulous day.