I have just spent a fab weekend. Friday I was at Art From The Heart journalling with the lovely and fantastically talented Dyan. I can't show you yet what we did as my pages are not finished, I will blog them at a later date.
Saturday saw me at The Craft Den in Sheffield, owned by the lovely Lynne, a fab shop stacked with wonderful paper crafting stuff and gorgeous fabrics for you peeps who sew.I was there for a workshop with the lovely and extremely talented Kate Crane. We were there to make a Junk Journal if you don't know what one of these is just take a look at Kate's (the kathryn wheel ) blog. I had a fantastic day with a great group of crafting ladies. Here is my front cover of the Junk Journal I haven't bound it together yet with the inside pages as I want to add a few things which is much easier before it is all put together with the Bind It All machine, so I may show you a few inside pages later.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Well that's another month gone, it's amazing where time goes to, maybe time flies more so when we are all involved in Kate's calendar challenge. I have kept up with April and have got my May page ready to go even if it wasn't ready for the 1st. This time for May I have used a 7Gypsies stamp which is not a normal stamp and unfortunately the dots on some of the days, smudged and blotted, so that is why I have leaves here and there to cover up the mess. The stamps I have used this time are all from Paper Artsy and designed by Jo Firth-Young, they are wonderful stamps I love them and have quite a few, well you need them don't you lol !
Monday, 22 April 2013
Friday saw me at my favourite place Art From The Heart, I was there for a journaling workshop with the fantastic and talented Kate Crane. It really was a lovely day with a great bunch of friendly ladies. The objective was to learn how to SHADE using Suzi Blu stamps, these stamps do have large areas which lend themselves to the technique. We stamped our images, coloured them, cut them out and then did the background for this we used the gorgeous Golden paints and lots of Kate's background techniques. I also used Washi tape and the Suzi Blu quote I stamped on to old book page. I did my two pages in my small A5 Moleskine journal the pages are watercolour paper which is quite sturdy and perfect for journal backgrounds. Everything WE used can be bought at AFTH.
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
April already, I don't know about you but I don't like the way the time just flies by anyway it is that time again when we all post our calendar challenge pages hosted by the lovely and extremely talented Kate Crane. Again mine is in my home made 10"x8" book which I just love, the pages are made from Tim's manilla card which is perfect for painted backgrounds. This time my background is painted using Tim's Distress Paints in Spring colours seeing as it is supposed to be Spring at this time of year but unfortunately we are still experiencing Arctic conditions with snow still hanging around. I cut egg shapes for my journal blocks to represent new life in Spring, all my little figures are Stampotique except the blue bunny which is from the Octopode Factory. I have a few Rub-Ons here and there and my lettering is from a Suzi Blu alphabet stamp. Nothing too spectacular when you take a look at the calendar pages on Face Book but at least I am keeping up with the challenge this being my 3rd year.
Sunday, 24 March 2013
Dylusions Art Journal by Ranger, I love this journal infact I have two and can't wait for the next lot to appear in different sizes. For the background I used Tim's Distress Paints Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo and Picket Fence, I love these paints they are so easy to apply. I glued various ephemera to the page, lace, torn book page, music, old air line ticket, mesh and film strip ribbon from Tim's Idea-ology range. The photo is from my Sleeping Beauty ballet programme which I distressed a little using a fine sand paper. The drips and splashes are Dylusion inks Black Marble and Nutmeg, butterfly is from a magazine. Actually the whole page was inspired by the front cover of Somerset Apprentice which was done on a canvas but I thought it would look good as a grungy journal page hope you do too. The photo looks a bit dark even though it was taken in the window with glaring white snow and sun shining through. Now I am going to carry on working in my book Art Doodle Love by Dawn DeVries Sokol which is a wonderful book for art journalling I love it.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Art From The Heart, at the beginning of March and because of St David's Day Dyan said we had to use yellow in the background. I really enjoyed doing this page, everything you see is Dylusions, background inks, stencils and stamps plus of course the journal itself which if you are an art journaler you must get one of these if you haven't already got one.