11 November 2015

Late October

I am very, very late in sharing my October page in my Art Journal. The truth is I made this amazing background and everything was looking just as I'd hoped but then I just couldn't work out how finish the page!
I sprayed the page with lime Dylusions ink and then sprayed Black Marble ink at the top. Liberally spraying the black with water I let it run down the page to form spooky tree like trunks. When I had finally decided what to do next I added a leaf stamp to the top of the trees and they fell into place.
The labels made great daily journal spots (I have filled them all now!) and the stamps are mix of all sorts of stamps I could find including some much loved, and very under used stamps, from Waltzingmouse Stamps.
I hope you had a wonderful October, thank you as always for stopping by! If you want to see more then I have grouped my calendar pages this year here and there's a Facebook group full of incredible inspiration with loads of different styles - really worth checking out!

7 November 2015

Feeling Blue

The new theme this month at Country View Crafts Challenges is... the colour blue! I love this challenge as it meant I could make a simple journal page using some of my favourite things! I love this little chap who is standing on a strip of book text. I used watercolour pencils to colour him in and to give a shadow around him. The background has some of my favourite stencils and the painty marks were heated so they 'blistered' to give a little texture. 
By the time I had finished this I was feeling anything but blue!!! Thank you, as always, for popping by!

6 November 2015

Present Tag

it's my turn over at Country View Crafts Projects blog, please pop over and see more!

1 November 2015

Blue Snowflakes

The new theme this month at Country View Crafts Challenges is... the colour blue! I sprayed a snowflake stencil with turquoise Dylusions ink and then flipped the stencil over so the image on that tag is a secondary image - I loved the 'hit and miss' finish! The snowflakes reminded me of this Lynne Perrella image which I coloured with the ink left on the stencil using a paintbrush (so thrifty!) A few snowflakes and a simple banner from some of book text and that's that!
Thank you, as always, for popping by.

31 October 2015

Halloween Triptych

It is my utter priviledge to have been allowed loose on the PaperArtsy blog tonight! The theme this fortnight is Triptychs  and this is my Halloween version! I hope you'll pop over and see it!

29 October 2015

Floral Texture

This month’s challenge over at Country View Crafts Challenges is ‘Add some Texture’. This is a wonderfully diverse topic that means you can let your imagination run wild! I started with an MDF block and last time I showed you one side, this is the other! I used the new paint colours from PaperArtsy and Slate.
I started by adding Grunge Paste through a dotty stencil and... I didn’t like it! So I sanded the grunge paste down to leave a shadow of the dots and then stencilled the flowers on top.
I decided to do the opposite from before – I added light green paint, then green paint
Then plum and blue and kept adding painty layers until I was happy!
I loved this at this point but decided I wanted the flowers to be darker... Did I make the right decision?!
The final touch was to add a watercolour highlight to the flower. I used a black watercolour pencil and then added water to activate it but you could use charcoal or a Distress marker or watered down paint...
Thank you for popping by – I know the team are looking forward to seeing what you make!