Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Tag It On #121-Alice & the rabbit situation

Another week another challenge, this time Alice and the rabbit, over at DragonsDream Tag It On.
I started with using Dylusions sprays (pure sunshine & cut grass). then stenciled with Distress ink Spiced Marmalade (crafters W/shop-mini harlequin & Time travel).  stamped with Dylusions stamps, highlighted with Fresco Paints .  Images added, plus saying and hearts..

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Fab 5

How proud I'm I, this was only the 2nd challenge  I entered @ Art Journey, and I have received a mention,  getting into the Fab 5#.  Just thought you would like to know.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012


 Where has the last week gone, its that time again WOYWW, sorted by Julia @ Stamping Ground,  mine is a tale of two desks this week. This is my space late last night  after finishing off  the tags and this morning, followimg a playdate with my mate Karin.   These are try out using Dylusions sprays and stamps and abit of distress ink thrown in.
 Pages are the follow on from the covers I shown last week, again dylusions sprays and stamps.
 This is the desk Karin & I used yesterday for our playdate, actually its my dinning room table.  We were trying out Transfer Artist Paper (TAP) plus sprays etc.
 This is my other cat Moses, who had his nose put on of joint as Delilah got all the fuss from around the world last week!  Here he is shading from the blazing sun at last here in the UK.

 Another section of my garden again the the lovely sun.

Plus thought you would like to see my banana plant, it was 6 inches high last year when I bought it.  Hubby said this will never grow.  As you can see not doing too bad.  Well that it hope you like it.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Art Journey Challenge #23 Stitches

Sunny Sunday at last, a beatiful day full of heat and sunshine and bar b ques everywhere.  Summer hopefully finally here!   So I deceide to enter the Art Journey Challenge  this month . theme Stitches.

I started by using 2 Dylusions sprays, Melted Choc, and sunshine, added abit of texture with bubblewrap and Fresco Paint from PaperArtsy, sewed on sme material added buttons.  As I don't have many AJ stampes used my fav, Clock lady. triple embossed and added some watch parts to her dress.  Added a saying plus clock charm.   Hope you like it.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Tag It On # 120

Following on from a post by Grainne @ Stempelkremple, where she has done a tag for  Tag It On @ DragonsDream.  I thought I would submit an offering, my first ever.

The tag has been distress with  various colours, then stamped with a stamp from Creative Expressions.  The men are from PaperArtsy, the ballon again Creative Exp. ticket from Tim, surround from a Paper Artsy die.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

WOYWW 163(2)

 How quickly the week flies by and its that time again, WOYWW.  As you can see my space is now getting smaller, untidy girl is creeping back.   This is a fab journalling book I found which has canvas
front and back.   So I decided to start to paint F & B first, rather than last.   It is a work in progress.  So go across to the stamping ground and take part and show your desks.
 I have used Paperartsy Fresco paints, Decoart moulding paste for textureand some embossed paaper.
 This is the view from my workroom, Its a terrace, my Delilah is taking advantage of the first full suuny day we have had in ages.  this was yesterday.
another view of my garden from the terrace, nice and lush due to all our rain..

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Basic Class

 Happy rainy Saturday everyone, these are the ladies of my craft class today, back to basics using Distress Markers and Distress Inks. From the left, Chris, Carole, Sue, Pauline.s head, Mrs B and Di
 This card is using a Hampton art stamp that I have had for years, with Archival ink then Distress Markers used a water colours, edges with distress ink (crushed olive).
This card made by applying distress markers direct to the stamp, huffing and stamping , then adding
water to draw out colour.  Stamp is a old PSX stamp again.the background is using a stencil and embossing with thru my big shot, then colouring with broken chine distress ink.  Then ladies all did
variations.  we then played with the distress inks to make background.  whilst we were playing the rain came tumbling down with thunder etc.  Oh where has the summer gone......

Wednesday, 11 July 2012


 So here's my first effort to link to another site so I have choosen  WOYWW 163 to give it a try, co -ordinated by Julia's Stamping Ground. this is my work space in my spare room, looks pretty good and tidy, must admit not normally like this, i seem to work in a space on about 6 inches square.  I have now got my Distress inks in a holder  from Tando, another one being made up so the seasonal inks  can go in.
 This side has box with off cuts etc plus abit of sustanance.  Bottle is my empty hair product that I now use for water.
This is a tag I was working on last night using new stamps I got from Art Journey in Holland, they stamp really well.    So that is my effort.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Specimen Frame

Specimen frame with Moses
Specimen Frame

Frame in the sunshine
 Here's my effort following a great class with Neil Walker on Sunday at the Craft Barn.  Thought it would be nice to photo in location in my garden ,seeing it has been nice a sunny all day today.

We learned lots of techniques using paint, vaseline as a resist, embossing etc.
, plus managed to actually finish the project in time, well nearly I have added a few more petals to my flowers  at home.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Back again!

Hi there, been missing for abit, but lots done!.   Here are a couple of examples of techniques I saw at the  Craft Barn Extr. last weekend.  The first is a card I have done for a friend using the Glue & seal as shown by the lovely Lindsay Mason.  The 2nd ( wrong way round picture not sure how to correct )is a tag using oil crayons as demoed by Helen Clinton.  

This is a canvas I did on a play day with my best mate Karin, for a small canvas it took for ever to get it right.  Using so many layers of paint and texture paste and more paint and tissue paper, and more paint and stamping and more paint, and spraying and more paint etc etc.  Few do dads, and presto finished.  Wishing you a good weekend and lots of crafting.