Wednesday, 23 October 2019

October Journal

 Hello friends

Hope you are all well, 
Can you believe it’s nearly the end of October?? 
I really don’t know where the time has gone... 

October is one of my favourite months,  I love the change in autumnal colours, the crisp air, pumpkins, cozy nights in front of the fire..... but I also love to collect Nature’s gifts  acorns, ferns horse chestnuts, leaves... some of these I’ve used in today’s make.

This is my special “October” journal that I created using the Eileen Hull note book die.

I cut the die in watercolour paper then covered it using Tim Holtz tissue paper
I then started to add lots of sewing into the note book.

 To create the focal pint I up-cycled an old envelope and typed in the October using my vintage typewriter. I then built up lots of layers using old lace, washi tape, old text and more sewing
I then added some old leaves and acorns stuck down with Matt medium. 

I stamped the word journal and attached it to the notebook... 

I wanted to keep a journal for this October  as it’s been quite a rollercoaster of emotions... 
I made a big decision to finally leave my day job... it was difficult as I love the people I worked with   lots, but it was most definitely the best decision for me... 
So what’s next? 
Well I’m still contemplating what to do 
but I’m sure it will involve something creative. 

Anyway as always feel free to leave a comment I really do appreciate you passing by... 
have a great week 


Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Beware ~Halloween tag

Hello friends 
Just a quick post to share this homemade Freestanding wooden tag...
I rescued some wood destined for the log fire 
 cut it into a tag shape...
I then added lots of layers of Tim holtz distress paints and some crackle paste 
I added some rusty wire and a word-chip  from Halloween ideaolgot
And distressed a washer.... 
I’ll keep it for Halloween and will hang it on my door! 
I hope you like it! 

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

Monday, 7 October 2019

Be Strong... Journal Page

Hello friends

I hope you are all good!
Can you believe we are in October?!
Honestly this year has just flown by...

Today I'm sharing a Journal page which I've used a real mixture of products....
I have lots of brands of paints, mediums etc that I just don't use, not because I don't like them its just I don't get a chance to play or experiment.
I was inspired by the colours of the Autumn and these collage words by Dina Wakely, they are a reminder of everything I need to be.
Ive used a Tim Holtz stencil (061) with gesso, then when dry I applied layers of Paperartsy paint in Captain Peacock, some antiqued bronze distress paint and Finnabair (Carmine) liquid acrylic
Its all about building up layers of the paints
To add much texture I added some sewing with my sewing machine, then I hand sewed around the words... I will add this panel to my journal 
I'm hoping to be a lot more creative as I have made some changes... 
(but more about that another time)
As always please feel free to leave a comment I really do appreciate you passing by
Have a great week!