Friday, 24 February 2017

Enjoy the little things

Hello everyone,

Another card from me today...


Another of those Elena Zinski critters by PaperArtsy. I love them... all of them.. this one is just an ordinary girl with wings but by adding stripes to her dress I turned her into a bee ! 
The background is a gelli print and I just added some background stamping and embossing. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Imagine

Hello everyone,

I was thinking what I could do on my holidays that will be coming up soon. I will be flying so can't take too much. So this week I had a little colouring session with my watercolours to see if I fancied taking those. I think I do !! I have a lovely watercolour book that I got given as a present by my hubby and I will be stamping some 'scenes' into it. That way I can still do some art journaling while I and away !
In the meantime I made this art journal with 2 of my water coloured critters.



I love these little critters designed by Elena Zinski and made into rubber stamps by PaperArtsy. 




Here's a detail...

I used one of my gelli printed backgrounds for this page. I just added some background stamping and white embossing to make it a little more interesting. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Dancing in the rain

Hello everyone,

and welcome to week 2 of the 'seeing red' Challenge over at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge Blog! We want you all to use your favourite shades of this colour !
Before you enter the competition where you could win a $30 voucher at the end of the month, please read the rules on the blog !

Anyway, here's mine :


This is my 'Clean and Simple' card.  
I stamped the 'brolly' on a piece of white card stock and added the sentiment. I then coloured the umbrella with Copic Markers and added some shading under it. 
I then adhered the panel to a white card. Done ! 

I used two stamps:


Thank you for stopping by today ! 

The end is near

Hello everyone,

Today I have an art journal spread made for VivaLasVegaStamps! for you. I thought I'd try something different by not painting the whole pages but leaving some white space which is really difficult for me. I have filmed the process so if you rather watch the movie then click the link below.



I quite like how this turned out, even though I am not a big 'white spacer' ! 



Here's a detail photo of Mona, she's up to no good ! 



Here you can see another detail..... 

I have used the following stamps for these pages :




Here is the link to my YouTube tutorial :




Thank you so much for stopping by today !





Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Follow your dreams

Hello everyone,

Today I have a card to share with you. It is a really simple card made with 3 stamps and coloured with Copic Markers.

I have used one of those fabulous critters by Elena Zinski art. These stamps are by PaperArtsy. The sentiment is also from a PA set.




Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 



Monday, 20 February 2017

Great things

Hello everyone,

and welcome to this blogpost where I am showcasing the wonderful 100 Proof Press Stamps. As you might already know, Sara from 100 Proof Press asked me if I was interested in doing some design  work for her and of course I had to say yes ! Her stamps are wonderful ! I already had some in my collection and I used one of those (The large handsome hares) today  in this art journal spread:



This fantastic Hares Stamp was what attracted my attention to 100 Proof Press. Isn't it absolutely gorgeous ? It stands just over 6" tall ! 

Here's how I made this spread:


I started off with a piece of Mixed Media paper that I cut in half but kept together with painter's tape. I also painted a layer of gesso on it. 



I used different acrylic paints and a brush, my fingers and a baby wipe to apply colour to my page. At this stage I thought: Oh dear..... but I persevered and I do like the end result. So don't give up straight away..... 


Next, I stencilled polkadots in the same colours, moved the stencil slightly and repeated with white paint. The stencil is a piece of acetate that I die cut circles into. 


I then used a bottle cap and black watered down paint to add circles, a brush for the splatters and a palet knife to add some black in two corners. 


Here I added some doodle lines around the edged and stamping too.  


I stamped the hares twice because I wasn't sure which paper I wanted to use. I decided on the book text. 


After adhering them on the page with gel medium I added a little shading and colour to the hares and also added the sentiment in the same way. Some doodle lines around the strips finished it off. 




A detail of those fantastic hares... 


A detail of the left bottom corner... 


A closer look at a part of the background...


And the sentiment... 

I hope you liked my post and just in case you would like some of those fantastic stamps, here are the links to the shop:


Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 




Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Resistance is futile

Hello everyone,

and welcome to another new Challenge over at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge Blog! This week we are seeing red and want you all to use your favourite shades of this colour !
Before you enter the competition where you could win a $30 voucher at the end of the month, please read the rules on the blog !

Anyway, here's mine :

I made the background with Distress inks. I smooshed them onto my craft sheet and dipped the card in it. I kept repeating it until I was happy. 
I used a Tim Holtz stencil and white paint to add some interest and also some background stamping in similar colours as the background. I coloured in the hearts with Copic Markers. 
Little HooHoo was stamped on white card stock and coloured with Copics too. I cut him out and found he didn't stand out enough so I added a circle of white paper stamped with the same hearts I used for the background. I typed this sentiment (from Star Trek when the Borg were getting everyone, yes, I am a bit of a Trekkie) on my old typewriter and added it to the card. 
I also used a little washi tape with more hearts.

I used the following stamps:

Thank you for stopping by today !