Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Black and White

I hope you are all enjoying some sunshine. Here on the South Coast it is quite warm today. I have been enjoying sitting in the garden, sipping chamomile tea and reading the life story of Natalie Wood.

I have found time for some crafting too. I wanted to join in with the Docrafts challenge, which this week is "Black and White"

I embossed the bottom of the card with a dotty embossing folder. Then I cut a frame using my Cricut machine. The ornamental metalwork is amazing! The stamp is one of Michael Powell's stamps which I enhanced with a black artists pen. I made the flowers using a Marianne Die and the swirl was an offcut from a Cricut cut. Finally I added pearls to the flowers and a sentiment.

Other Challenges I am entering:
Craft Bloggers Network - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Art Journalling

I love the art journal style and had a bit of time to play with my own art journal this week. I am entering this into the Fashionable Stamping Challenge, where the theme is journalling!

First I painted the page with acrylic paint, then using Gel Medium stuck on the torn book pages.  I painted over the top of the whole page with a light coat of Gesso.  I used a stencil to create the sunflowers using Distress Ink and foam.

The stamps are a fabulous set by Sam Poole for Creative Expressions. I paper pieced the fairy before adding other motifs onto the page. I used Promarkers to colour some of the motifs and the words were stamped onto paper before cutting out and sticking on.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Window on ATCS

I haven't made an ATC for a while and love the theme of windows and doors over at Fun With ATCs.

I made this one using my favourite set of stamps from Creative Expressions. I stamped the window image and cut it out before layering it over a stamped scene. I coloured the ATC using Mica paints for a midnight shimmer effect.

Have a great day crafting!

Other Challenges I am entering :
Artistic Inspirations - Anything But a Card

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Back in action

Its been a couple of weeks since I've been able to blog. I went down with a really nasty virus Easter Weekend and have only just managed to get out of bed! The Easter holidays have been a wash out for me! and have left me extremely weak and wobbly!

I did manage to catch Hels on Create and Craft with the Melt Pot and have ordered some Beeswax which I hope to be able to play with soon! I have had my melt pot for some time but its not been used to its potential.

I made this card a couple of weeks ago after trying a different technique - stamping with Aquamarkers. I used a set of stamps from Docrafts and coloured them directly with the Aquamarkers. I drew out the colour using a water brush at the end.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :
Happy Campers - Flower Power
Simon Says Stamp  - Spring Flowers
Country View Craft Challenge - Butterflies

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!