Monday, 31 December 2012


Well as far as the weather in this country is concerned I am glad to see the back of it, not that I can see much improvement in the coming months, however, on a more positive note I have just completed my 3 years of Kate Cranes Art Calendar Challenge. I don't often look back at what I have done but my 2 Grand-daughters love reading the calendar. December is up to date and January is ready to go. For 2013 I have made my own calendar journal under the watchful eye of the lovely Christine whose idea it was. January's background was done using my Gelli Plate with Golden Acrylic paints. My journal squares are cut from Basic Gray paper and the images are Stampotique.

Sunday, 30 December 2012


I decided to do some art journalling today as I managed to grab a little me time and I had this image of Boris Johnson which I thought would make a good journal page, so here it is. The page is in my Dylusions art journal which everyone needs. For the background I used my new Distress Stains which my husband bought me as a stocking filler, gorgeous colours. I sprayed through a Dylusions stencil using Dylusions inks then stamped here and there using Archival Cobalt blue. The stamps are from Stampers Annonymous and the border stamp is one of Dyan's as is the quote. The lovely and very talented Kate Crane very kindly sent me the Washi tape as she knew I had been desperate for the black and white for ages. I am quite pleased with this page although the photo is not very good that's the problem with taking photos late in the evening.

Monday, 3 December 2012


I can't believe we are into December, where has this year gone. Today I am blogging my November and December pages of Kate's art calendar challenge. I completed November  on time but just did not have any spare time to post it and December's page I have just finished today, I shouldn't complain as I lead a very busy and full life as you probably know if you read my journal squares at all. I noticed Kate hasn't posted her December page yet, come on Kate lets see it lol. I have now completed 3 years of the Art Calendar challenge, I am not sure if I will continue with it into the 4th year, if I do I may not post it on my blog it depends on how many other things I have in the pipe line.
Why do I always get the photos the wrong way round and then don't know how to change them round LOL. The colours on this page are not the true colour, the top part looks orange whereas in real life it is red. I used Dylusions Christmas inks Berry and Holly which are pearlised but it doesn't show on here.