Thursday, 29 August 2013

Journal day

Hi everyone!
Just wanted to show you this wacky journal page I did in art journaling class at AFTH!
We had a play day using Dyan's new stencils and stamps.

I used a background I had done a while ago in my large Dylusions journal.  It just seemed to suit my frame of mind on the day and 'Boney Maloney' looked like he belonged there!!
So with the some decorated borders using the leaf stencil and a stampotique stamp to do the pile of heads in the corner everything was going fine.
The addition of a couple of characters from Dys 'under the sea' stamp set seemed to add that fishy touch!
Then the quote and some colouring and highlights and we were done!!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Collage tags

Hi folks, just a quick post today to show you 2 of the lovely tags I made in the 'tags of imagery' workshop I did recently at AFTH
 I did start several more but they need to be finished yet.  Once I have them done I will post them to!!

It felt weird at first working on the large tags as I don't seem to use them much, but I soon got into the swing of it.
We did some backgrounds on the tags using paint and got a chance to play with the new Tim Holtz stencils to add some details!!! Loved them!

Then used images we had got out of magazines to come up with some crazy characters.  
The addition of some borders and doodling finished them off nicely.
We had a lovely day being messy and creative.  Thanks Dyan!!
Enjoy whats left of the month folks!!!

August Calendar Journal Page

Hi everyone I hope you have been enjoying all this hot weather!  I love seeing the sun but I do find it rather to hot at times which sucks my energy away and I don't want to do anything!
However despite that I have managed to get my August calendar journal page made in time!
Here's this months efforts!

As always the original idea changed as I was making it!
I had some small card just a little smaller than atc size and I planned on using them for the day shapes.  So I layed them on my craft mat and sprayed them with dylusions inks and water.  Then used this 12x12 sheet to blot off the extra ink.  
I'm sure you will not be surprised to hear that once I had done that I liked it so much that I didn't want to cover it up!  So I have put the inked cards to use on another months page and had to come up with a new plan for this month!
I added some splatters and mica to the background then added some stamping using a script stamp and one of Ryns lovely water droplet stamps to add some more detail!
Then using grunge board letters for the word August. I painted them black and stamped script on to them and brushed over them in lots of different colours of perfect pearls.  Then to add the sheen I rubbed over come clear crackle glaze.  I loved the way they turned out but when I added them to the page they seemed far to heavy.
So once I had stamped the day squares on with a cute little tag stamp, I then went over them with a glaze pen to make them pop a bit more and work better with the large lettering!
It still wasn't working for me when I realised that there wasn't really a focal point apart from the word August!  
So I added the quote and stamped and coloured a little stampotique character!
They probably needed to be bigger but by then it was to late.
So all in all I'm quite pleased with it, though it obviously isn't where I was heading!
Anyway I hope you have all managed to find time to do some journaling or have found some creative time.
Have a great month!
Xxx Hugs xxxx

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Hels Sheridan workshop weekend - day 2

Hi folks here is the post I said I would do showing what I did on the second day of the Hels Sheridan weekend!  
Seriously if you get a chance to go on one of her workshops, do! because she is wonderful and you will have a great time.  
Here's the link to her blog  Ink On My Fingers
So this is what I produced under her wonderful tuition!

Its a lovely 8 x 8 canvas with thick sides.

We used Tim Holtz distress paints, liberal applications of grunge paste and finished it of with some wonderful treasure gold wax gilt!
I have to say considering I have done very little dimensional work that I was really pleased with my results.
So a huge thanks to Sue Tucker for arranging the weekend, to Hels for being very patient with us and to the other ladies on the course who made it such a wonderful experience.
Have to say this weekend made my summer and I cant wait till the next one!
I  hope you  all have some great creative memories from this summer!
Happy Crafting!
xxxx hugs xxxx

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Hels Sheridan workshop weekend - day 1

Hi everyone - well the year is slipping by all to quickly as usual but at least we have seen lots of the sun in the last month.  Long may it continue!
Last month I was lucky enough to go to an amazing craft weekend with the wonderful tutor Hels Sheridan!  Sue Tucker was the wonderful lady who set it up for us and did a wonderful job!!   
We had an amazing time filled with laughter, great company and loads of messy creativeness!!  
Do check out both ladies blogs as they do amazing work!!
This is what we did day 1!

We used loads of different products on these amazing burlap panels - learned lots of different techniques and the wonderful variety created by the whole group was stunning when seen together!
Have to dash and busy busy busy but will blog again soon with day 2's efforts!!!
Have a great week!   xxxxx