Tuesday, 30 August 2011


This is an ATC I made for a monthly swap. The stamp, which is a Stampotique, is very appropriate as this is for 2 friends of mine. For the background I used Paper Artsy Fresco Acrylics  which are lovely chalky paints, very good for stamping on to. The background stamp is a Dylusions Basic Background which are really useful for all kinds of art work and I stamped this with a DI in Wild Honey. Using a credit card and a gold dabber I added some small circles and lines, edged the whole with a Krylon gold pen and that is it finished.

Monday, 29 August 2011


I went to AFTH yesterday for a mini journalling class with the lovely Kate Crane. I met up with old friends and new and had a wonderful day. We got very inky and messy, it takes me ages to get my hands and nails clean after a journal workshop in fact I always take gloves to wear and inevitably forget to put them on.
We used Dylusion paints and sprays on the background, gessoed through stencils, made marks with credit cards and bottle tops pen tops etc. The image is from Stampotique which we cut out and put the acetate bee wings behind. The bee stamp is one of Jo Capper-Sandons . All the embellishments were very kindly provided by Kate, she even gave us Rub-Ons to use on our pages. The quote on my "green" page is from Dyan's new stamps Dylusions Quintessential Quotes.  My pink page has an image which I stamped on to an old book page, the stamp is from Cats life but I don't have a link for that. The large exclamation mark is a stamp which Kate has. The ink splat is another Jo Capper-Sandon stamp but on the green page I have used diluted black paint and a fine paint brush to splatter the paint. I had a wonderful productive day learning lots of new journalling techniques, thank you Kate.

Sunday, 28 August 2011


Roc has a journalling challenge each month, this is my entry for this August. The challenge was to journal three words to describe self, I had difficulty with this part so had to ask a few friends to think of words to describe me. The background is done with Dylusion paints and new background stamps. The large borders and circles are from Dyans digi sheets. The image and ticket are from Tumble Fish Studio. The borders top and bottom I doodled myself.

Friday, 26 August 2011


This is my entry for the Stampotique Designer Challenge . The challenge this week was set by the lovely Kate of the Kathryn Wheel fame, she chose a book mark. Take a look at all the lovely book marks made by the DTs over at Stampotique. As it is the 2nd challenge of the month Stampotiques own stamps must be used that is easy for me as I have so many of them. So I decided on Weasel as he has a sign where I was able to write the word Books. I coloured him with Cosmic Acrylic Drawing Inks. The background is water colour paper sprayed with Dylusion inks through stencils and I stamped the word READ around the edge as a border, I used Stampotique Alphabities to stamp the words using black Archival. I hope you like my book mark.

Sunday, 21 August 2011


This is a page in my A5 Moleskine, it didn't start off life like this. It was a scraped page using a credit card to paint with and the colours were red, yellow and orange, you may be able to see some of the colours still showing through. I have altered the page by using Dylusion paints turquoise, purple and blue. I have gessoed through a stencil and sequin waste. The background stamps are from the new Dylusion stamps called Basic Backgrounds. To make a border I have used 2 of Jo Capper-Sandon stamps which she designed for Stampotique and of course my 2 cute images are from Stampotique.  I don't remember where I found the quote.
I am entering this page in the Stampotique challenge 36 an Altered Book Page.

Saturday, 20 August 2011


This isn't exactly beside the sea-side it's more in the sea but either way I do love to be beside the sea and always want to live there. I am entering this in the Happy Daze Challenge for August which is as the title to this post suggests. All the images are Stampotique and the fish are from Lisa's Altered Art. You still have time to enter this challenge as it does not end until 31st August.