Friday, 19 October 2018

Dotty the Art Doll





Taken about three week with drying the paperclay but pleased with how my art doll turned out.
I used Fresco paints and Pitt pens to decorate her. 


Love to create challenge


Friday, 12 October 2018

Tiny but

Strong. 1” wooden cube and wooden flowers turned into a little assemblage.
It’s available to purchase in my Etsy shop now.



Sharing over at
Love to craft challenge
Paint Party Friday

Friday, 5 October 2018

Little Deer

Art Journal page using Fresco paints.



Sharing over at Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Journey 

Monday, 24 September 2018

Plans and Schemes

Been wanting to do this for a while but finally got my act together and set up an Etsy shop.

Here are some photos of the first couple of items available:



Find my Etsy shop HERE.



Friday, 21 September 2018

Immerse


Word prompt set by a crafting pal to help kick start our art journaling.
Used Gansai Tambi watercolours to create this double page in my Moleskine journal.
Added a sneaky bit of glitter to her tail.


Friday, 14 September 2018

Open...


your mind. 
Been really enjoy working in my gelli print journal, added more stencilling and stamping to the pages. In the end decided to collage on a printed version of one of my girls.


Friday, 7 September 2018

See the...


possibility. 
Wasn’t really sure where this page was heading but the panda worked out well in the end and I spotted some bird like shapes in the background which developed on the page sat in their little nests. Mainly used acrylic paints, but the added oil pastels and used stabilo all pencils in black/white.


Friday, 31 August 2018

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Sun, Moon or Stars?

Sharing my last project as guest designer over at Stampotique Designer Challenge blog.

Found a double page in my Gelli print journal that had patterns that fitted the bill for the new challenge theme ‘Sun, Moon and/or Stars’.



Entering my journal page into Love to Create Challenge.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Holiday Journaling


Sharing some  journal pages I created on a recent holiday using graphite stick and paper stump blending. Also took along some washi tape, alphabet stamps and a couple of inks/stamps.



Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Under the Sea

Week two of the theme over at Stampotique Designer Challenge blog.
This week I have created a double page spread in my Moleskine water colour journal.


Entering my journal page into the Aud Sentiments Challenge


Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Seaside Shenanigans

There is a new challenge theme beginning over at Stampotique Designer Challenge 
‘Under the Sea’

Here is the little ATC zig zag card I made using a dye base inky background:



Entering my zig zag card into That’s Crafty ‘animal magic’ challenge.




Saturday, 11 August 2018

Fairy Door

I started working on this fairy door which was given to me by a crafting pal at a craft getaway.
Here’s how it turned out after some more work and a rummage through my stash once I got home.


Crafty Calendar Challenge: Spots and/or Stripes

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Number It



It is the second week of the ‘Number it’ challenge over at Stampotique Designers Challenge.
I used a plethora of Stampotique images on this card.
Available HERE.


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Guest Designer


So excited to be asked by Stampotique to be Guest Designer for August.

Here is a card I made for the first challenge of the new month and the theme is ‘Number it!’

For further details head over to the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog.



Friday, 13 July 2018

Swallow



Saw my swallow’s wings in the mark making on my journal page and that is how this art developed.
Used acrylic paints and the oil pastels for shading.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

A gaggle of girls


Made these gaggle of ATC cards using my own girlie stamps from PaperArtsy and also used frame stamps by Emma Godfrey. Coloured using Promarkers, Copics and coloured pencils.


Sunday, 8 July 2018

In the Garden



Journal page using texture paste, lots of stamping and started with a base coat of black gesso.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Artist Trading Coins



Inked up a never been used stamp for these coins and then created my own little bodies by sketching and using washi tape for the dress. Used some neon pink smudges which has to be one of my favourite colours and dribbled some acrylic inks in a nice vibrant blue. My coins were layered together with some tuille fabric and I whizzed around with my sewing machine.


Friday, 22 June 2018

Storytelling Owl

Been a while since  I have painted in my art journal and this page is inspired by the animal art created by Micki Wilde in her The StoryTellers class. I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints, Big brush Pitt pens and a black watercolour pencil.




Saturday, 16 June 2018

Tiny Houses

I have had these dies for a while and planned this project for a crafting getaway with some likeminded friends. I used a Gelli print technique by Birgit Koopsen using Distress Oxides.


Entering them into the following challenges:
Allsorts (3 dies tiny houses using and two flower dies) 
Fab n Funky (sunshine colours)






Monday, 11 June 2018

Summer

Created these summery scene cards using Distress Oxide Gelli prints, stamping and some die cuts.


Entering them into the following challenges:



Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Special Birthday

Been making a card for someone with a very special birthday.


You can buy my stamps and stencils from PaperArtsy HERE

Entering it into the following challenges:
Fab n Funky- birthday with number 
Crafty Calendar - 3 of something 
(I use three different stencils to create the background)


Friday, 25 May 2018

Stars

A couple more Christmas cards for my stash, pacing myself throughout the year works well for me and saves on the last minute madness!



Entering my cards into the following challenges:

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Artist Trading Coins

Been busy making some of the latest thing that seems to appear on craft social media ‘Artist Trading Coins’

Had real fun layering up all the mixed media elements to make mine.


Entering them into the That’s Crafty and More Mixed media challenge.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Upcycled Heart


Upcycled an old box from some body shop goodies I was given at Christmas.
Images by Stampotique and Emma Godfrey at PaperArtsy.



Entering it into the following challenges:



Sunday, 15 April 2018

Journals


Been making some journals using Gelli prints inspired by Birgit Koopsen 31 days of Gelli prints challenge. As you can see I made lots out of my prints and they will make some nice craft gifts.



These mini journals which are just 7cm by 5 cm were inspired by a YouTube video by Teresa Morgan went slightly off piste and have used them for my 2018 gratitudes rather than just jotting them down on scraps and dropping them into a box. Will need to make more of these.



Friday, 6 April 2018

Cats and Dogs

Well a cat and a dog to be precise!
My latest journal pages. 
My little cat is in a Gelli print journal I have been making. 


The dog was painted into a ledger journal.


Sharing over at Paint Party Friday and Cute Card Thursday 



Sunday, 18 March 2018

Snowy Day Cardmaking


On this snowy Sunday nothing else to do but craft so made these Christmas cards using a PaperArtsy Hot Picks stamp, plus a mixed media background using Fresco paints, ink, stencils and some stamping.

52 Christmas Card Throwdown ‘Santa’

Friday, 16 March 2018

Little Fishy



I created this little fish for a swap using paperclay. 
Once dried I painted it with Fresco paints and coloured Pitt pens.

Paint Party Friday 

Friday, 9 March 2018

First Page


This is my first art journal page for 2018.
Mixed media page using Fresco paints and Pitt Pens.




Wednesday, 28 February 2018

February Review

Well February seems to have gone with a blink of an eye and I didn’t think I had achieved much what with life getting in the way but I have done more than I thought!


My first drawing of an animal...a hare.


A couple of birthday cards....colouring is therapeutic!


And even managed to sew a new toy basket for my dog!