Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Just a quick post!

I have been trying to do some work for several challenges that have been going on this month and have struggled to find the energy and time, but I finally did this quick tag using Tim Holtz seasonal distress pads!! I was hoping to get 3 done - oh well maybe I will manage more later today!!!  The bags under her eyes look just like mine LOL!!!

Monday, 30 July 2012

August Calendar Journal Page

Ok here we are - another month nearly over - wow time goes too quickly!! I have been doing the Calendar journal pages since the beginning of the year thanks to Kate Crane, but I struggled a little with this page this month, and I have never spent this much time on a page before  - though I have to say a lot of that is because of the cutting out of the main elements!!
I had a basic idea of what I wanted to do as far as the background went (but that's always the easy bit! Dylusions spray inks and some stencils and your off lol), but had no idea what I was going to put on as the focal point.  
Fortunately on the morning I was going to do some more to the page I saw a new release by the very creative Lily Chilvers - The Octopode Factory (on etsy) - 'Clockwork Sun' - which I instantly fell in love with and bought to download - already knowing that it would work wonderfully on this page.  So thanks Lily!!!!  Then after a little computer manipulation, lots of cutting and some colouring with inktense blocks and a water brush I was well on the way and happy with the results.

I struggled with a quote as I have seen so many good ones lately, but this one has been in my head a lot as that's how I seem to feel about half the days this month!!  As the image is not that clear, the quote says 'Lets go to bed, I'm tired of this day I need a new one!!!!'  Lol, so that was the decision made for me.  
Hope you all have a great August!! x

Thursday, 26 July 2012


Well finally yesterday I had some spare time and energy - at the same time is a miracle - so I headed straight to the craft table, and this is what I came up with.  

As always the background is done with Dylusions inks, stencils & stamp (one of these days I will shock you and use something else!!!)  The wings are a free download from The graphics fairy, and the others are from a steampunk book and I used Tim Holtz Rusted enamel technique on the wings. 

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Green ideas

Life has been fairly full on recently and my energy levels have been low so I haven't had much chance to do some new work.  A few backgrounds and keeping up with my calendar journal page are all that I have managed.  So I thought I would show you another page out of my 'Thoughts to ponder' journal.

As always the ever present Dylusions inks and stamps but I also added in some of Lavinia stamps beautiful vines.  The little green man was cut out of a magazine.
Hope you all find time to be creative in the coming week!! Have fun xxx

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Believe in Something!

Hi just thought I would take a minute to show you an early collage type page I did - still want the coat!!

Background done in dylusions inks and stamp - though I think the word stamp at the side might be one of Tim Holtz!?!? not sure it was a while ago.  Then the works and images out of a magazine.

Monday, 2 July 2012

July Calandar Journal Page

I am running a bit behind this month with my calendar journal page.  I have had the idea for ages just haven't been able to do it as i've been unwell.  But only 1 day late I think is ok!!!

Background was done with Dylusions ink spray with a Tim Holtz background stamp to add a bit of detail and some blending of the colours using Distress Ink pads .  But out the squares of some paper I had lying around and did a couple of lines of machine stitching, then finally finished off with some stamping in 3 different colours using Lavinia stamps.  I did the lettering with rub ons - it didnt work as well as I hoped but all in all I like the end result.