Sunday, 16 February 2020

Vintage Valentine Panel...

Hello friends

I hope you are all good! 
I had planned to post this on Valentine’s Day but 
 life just got in the way and with Storm 'Dennis' putting a dampener on my plans I decided to get it finished and post it today instead....
I started off with some mount board and started layering it in paints
I added stitching and a Photo Booth photo, a vintage button and lace
I'll add it into my journal later...
As always feel free to leave a comment....great to hear from you

If you are out and about in the storms please stay safe!
Have a lovely weekend 


Saturday, 15 February 2020

Guest post for AALL & Create

Hello friends

Hope you are all good!

I decided to embrace more colour and create this mini handmade journal using watercolour paper.

To start, I whipped out my gel plate and made some prints using the Profusion stencil 84 by Olga Heldwein.  These prints would be cut up in to trims or shapes to add to the journal.
Next I took Tracy's Mesh stamp and inked it with distress inks that I gently spritzed with water to give a nice watercolour effect when stamped
I repeated the process using the other stamps by Tracy Evans
I then cut down my pages to create the journal and set about adding some of the cut up gel prints from earlier, I also added some extra tags and text papers.
To finish I added some stitching 

Profusion 84Olga Heldwein
Mesh 262 Tracy Evans
Daisy Elegance 266 Tracy Evans
Fungus 275 Tracy Evans

As always feel free to leave a comment its great to know you popped by 
Have a great weekend 


Friday, 7 February 2020

More Creativation makes for Tim Holtz

Hello friends... 

Hope you are all good! 
Today I’m sharing a couple more samples from Creativation that I made for Tim Holtz
I was really excited to be invited to create for Tim, 
Out of all of Tim’s products idea-ology has my heart.... I just love it! 
I created two vingnette boxes with the finials, 
I covered them both in the abandoned papers and got busy grunging them up!  
My focal point was the photo booth photo, which I framed, 
I then added some of the new ephemera.

 Here it is on show at Creativation 

I created this box and added a paper doll, the butterfly background is from 
the field notes ephemera pack 

I love created these boxes...

you can buy Idea-ology from Art from the heart here in the UK
( they ship most places worldwide!) 

I’ll be back with my 2 other makes very soon! 
Have a great weekend 


Monday, 3 February 2020

Professor 2

 Hello friends... 

Hope you are all good!
Today I’m sharing  something a little different from me.....
 a pop art inspired make with lots of colour,
I then added some of the new collage paper 'typeset' using collage medium
along with some 'Specimen' Remnant rubs
I then used some finger painting to add the colour
To finish I framed it with black paint to make the colours stand out and added some stitching.
feel free to leave a comment, great to know you popped by!

I hope you like the pop of colour....
have a great week 


Guest Post for AALL & Create

Hello friends

Using some of the new releases!
Today I'm using this lovely house stamp set by Janet Klein called Homebody 283
(I will list all the stamps at the end of the post)

I was inspired by Tracy Evans to create an accordion card, (pop over to see Tracy's blog here
using these cute house stamps
I started by using my gel plate to create a background, then 
I added stamps from Tracey Evans called Fungus 275 along with the stamp 307 Overlapping
I then did some reverse stencil printing on the 'Homebody' signs using
stencil 87 by Abs called Totally Dotty
I then went in with more paints and ink to highlight areas of the houses
I hope you like how I used them 

As always feel free to leave a comment, great to know you popped by 
bye for now 


Friday, 31 January 2020

Guest post for Aall&create

Hello friends

Hope you are having a great week....
I've created a vintage style journal panel using some old book pages 
(I will list the stamps/stencils I've used at the bottom of this post)
I created lots of layers and stitching
stamp 202

As always feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate each one!

Have a lovely week


Sunday, 26 January 2020

Journal Panel

Hello friends
I hope you are all good!
A quick post from me today...

Today I'm sharing with you a vintage inspired journal panel...

I created the background using some of Paperartsy fresco chalk paints 
I then added some distress crackle medium by Tim Holtz to create that grungy crackle look.
I then stamped around the crackle using some of the new stamps from Tim Holtz/stamper anonoymous call Field Notes (below) using distress archival ink

The focal point was created using a photo booth picture from Idea-ology, lots of stitching and some word clippings.
I love to experiment with layers of paints, inks and mediums
and this one was really enjoyable to create!

The stamps/inks I've used are available at Art from the heart here

As always please feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate each one!
Have yourselves a great week...
bye for now