Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Cherish Family (AJP)

This page was prompted by thoughts of my brothers. I started the page by writing my thoughts onto the blank page in pencil. This was covered with the layers of Payne's Grey and Quin Gold paint. I used a comb attachment nozzle leftover from a hair kit to scratch "some words" into the wet paint as a reminder of what was written underneath and I added a little more paint on top and used the same nozzle to add lighter grey around the edges of the page. Paper dolls - which look nothing at all like my brothers of course -  and small talk stickers finished it off. Not sure my brothers will ever see it but I am sure they would be chuffed to know thoughts of them inspired this page and family is always to be cherished - especially in such difficult times as we are facing just now.

Until next time, take care and stay safe

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Pocket Envelope

This project was inspired by my friend the lovely and talented DeeDee Catron and features what is an absolute first for me... some actual sewing!
Since a disaster in needlework class aged 12 I have been too scared to go near a sewing machine but for this project I included a spot of hand sewing...something I never do unless a button falls off a favourite garment and I am forced to grab needle and thread. ...but I LOVE how this came out and may incorporate sewing into other projects.

DeeDee was one of many talented tutors on the savvy supplies school course and she kindly provided a template for this as well as some ideas for using everyday supplies and trying different sizes and styles.

I love this cute little pocket lope and will definitely be making more of these.

Until next time

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Savvy Supply School is in full swing

 At the end of last year I signed up for a 2020 online course with Mixed Up Creative Academy  called Savvy Supply School... weeks of lessons filled with ideas and techniques which  show its not necessary to have a huge amount of supplies  and provides  great ideas to make the most of your stash and how to make good use of the everyday things we have around us.
This particular example was made using cardboard backing and the inner tube from loo rolls. I had such fun making it.
Until next time.

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Don't freak me out... ATC Coins

These three ATC coins were originally winter themed leftover from a couple of years ago and cluttering up my desk so I decided to flip them and start over. I did the background using the same basic shades and then stamped and fussy cut the three images (fabulous stamps from my collection of  stamps by  VLVS)  I just love the cute characters and these ATC coins made me smile.

Until next time

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

We are... fearless, independent and original (AJP)

I think this is quite possibly my absolute favourite JanuArty piece yet. I started with a vintage dress pattern glued down and topped with clear gesso. Then I dry brushed some  paint (an aqua shade plus white) before adding the stamped images and stickers. I'm not sure what is is I like about it, but I really do like this one...and that is a rare thing when I am just messing around in my just because I can journal.

Until next time

Friday, 7 February 2020

Focus on what's important (AJP)

I have to say this is one of  my favourites from JanuArty 2020. Most of the  JanuArty art journal pages start with a page used to mop up paint from the previous project... because of course paint cannot be wasted 😉. This one I used a brayer to lay the background layer using cranberry, orange and yellow matt paint. I used the cranberry paint through a Dylusions stencil  and the set to adding marks with both a black paint pen and a white gel pen before adding paper dolls and small talk stickers to finish it off. This one took longer because of the details but it was great to sit, tongue out in concentration, and just doodle away.

Until next time

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

JanuArty 2020

I was invited by the lovely Suz Humphreys to join her facebook group JanuArty 2020 with the aim to get us all kick starting our new year /new decade creativity by trying to create something arty every day throughout January...

I was running behind time and this was the first ArtyThing I posted to the group. A very simple page using distress oxides and a couple of stamps (Trees are SU and monkeys are from VLVS) finished with  some Tim Holtz small talk stickers.

My ArtyThings  so far have  mainly been art journal pages but have also included a couple of other bits and pieces which I will upload in the coming days ...so watch this space as they say 👀

Anyhow at least I got started...and I am also doing  the Tando 366 challenge this year and taking a savvy supplies course (online)with Mixed Up Creative  Academy which I hope will provide new ideas for all the stuff I have kept (hoarded) in the belief that I can use that... This one excites me, even though I have a studio filled with materials, I do love to play around with everyday stuff too... More of that later

Bye for now

Cherish Family (AJP)

This page was prompted by thoughts of my brothers. I started the page by writing my thoughts onto the blank page in pencil. This was co...