I'm hosting this months Art Journal Journey challenge, my theme is a Magical Mystery Tour, there has been some wonderful entries and I've enjoyed looking at them, Bluebeard and Elizabeth has made some gorgeous pages of Santorini and it reminded me that I did a painting of Santorini last year for an online workshop that I was doing. It's not that good and it never got blogged but I was quite pleased with it, so on this very cold day my old London bus has taken me to be in the lovely sunshine at Santorini.
Good morning everyone, I hope you're all having a lovely weekend.
Today I'm sharing the ATCs that I made for the UK Stampers March ATC swap, the theme was love.
I used a stencil on the background with distress inks and added some music tissue tape and stamping. The main image was stamped onto a separate piece of card - I think the lovely heart stamp was free in a magazine.
My old London bus whooshed me through the swirly tunnel to visit the Mad Hatter's Tea Party,
I decided to have a go at a digital page and for the background I used one of my photographs of a field of buttercups.
I added images from a My Craft Studio programme called Make A Date. When I was happy with the result I printed it and glued into my journal.
I painted the swirl with white acrylic paint and stamped the Emma Godfrey swirl with black Archival ink. I stamped the Paperartsy bus onto shrink plastic with Stazon and shrunk it, I glued it to the page. I cut some words out of an old Alice In Wonderland book, stamped some Indigo Blu words and a Non Sequitur clock and added them to the page. I doodled round the edge of the page.
Good morning everyone, it looks like it's going to be another lovely day, I'm sharing my latest Craft Barn design team project with you, it's a journal page and you can see how I put it together here.
My project was inspired by my magic bus taking me on trip to Zinski Land, I found that the inhabitants were so friendly and I had a lovely time with them. I'm hosting this months Art Journal Journey challenge and my theme is Magical Mystery Tour so I'm linking my visit to the challenge.
Thank you for visiting, have a lovely weekend whatever you're doing. xxx Hazel.
For the background I sprinkled some brushos over a stencil and sprayed with water. I stamped some leaves with cobalt Archival ink and some script with black Archival ink. The grass was stamped with plum Archival ink. The words were stamped and cut out.
Paperartsy/Lin Brown - leaves and grass.
The Artistic Stamper - words
Unknown script stamp.
Good morning everyone, I'm so happy and thrilled to be hosting this months Art Journal Journey challenge, the theme that I've chosen was inspired by the Beatles song Magical Mystery Tour. Imagine there's a magical bus or train or whatever mode of transport you choose and it's there to take you on your mystery tour - it could take you anywhere, into the future or the past, into one of your favourite books, a country you've dreamed of going to, anywhere your imagination takes you.
I've chosen and old red London bus as my transport and for my first tour it whisked me away to see the sights of London - I wonder where it will take me next.
I painted the background with gesso and acrylic paint and stamped some images onto tissue paper and glued them to the page with matte medium. I printed some photos of London and stamped some images onto white card, I cut them out and glued them to the page. I gave the page a coat of matte medium and when it had dried I used my pitt pens to colour the tissue paper images.
I hope you can to enter the challenge - thank you for looking, have a great weekend. xxx Hazel.
I'm falling very behind with the Altered Playing card challenge at Maremi's Creative Cafe, the challenge has reached the letter M and I've only just finished the letters G and H, the words we were given are gears and hearts/humming bird.
On the background I stamped and embossed the Paperartsy gears with gold powder. The Deep Red flying man was stamped onto card and cut out. I added some metal gears..
I used a Carabelle Studio heart mask and distress ink on the background and I stamped the Stampers Anonymous flower and coloured it with distress ink. I embellished it with a couple of small humming birds and some sequins.
Thank you for dropping by to take a look. xxx Hazel.
Good morning everybody. It was a lovely springlike day yesterday and so nice to go out without a coat, looks like it might be the same today.
Today I'm sharing with you a card that I made for the UK Stampers February card challenge, here is the inspiration picture we were given.
This is the card I made.
The background was made by sprinkling some brushos onto a stencil and spraying it with water. I stamped the Stampers Anonymous flower onto the card and water coloured it with inktense sticks. I added the ribbon and matted it onto some mauve card and then onto a white card blank. I coloured three white flowers with the inktense sticks and fastened them together with a brad then I added the sentiment.
Sabine is hosting this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the theme she has chosen is Dictionary.
I glued the dictionary page to my postcard, then sprinkled some infusions and sprayed with water for the background flowers. I stamped some grasses with Archival ink. The large flower was stamped onto a dictionary page, coloured with Inktense pencils, cut out and glued to the card.
6" x 4" card.
Tim Holtz wildflower stencil.
Infusions - Black Knight.
Stampers Anonymous stamp - large flower.
Faber-Castell Inktense pencils.
Paperartsy/Lin Brown stamps for the rest of the stamping.
Good morning everyone. In January I decided to join in with the UK Stampers postcard swap, the theme was anything goes.
For the background I used a baby wipe to spread the Fresco Finish paint. I stamped the images onto the postcard and also onto a lightly patterned paper, The images were cut out and glued over the images on the postcard. I stamped the words and then gave the card a coat of matte medium. When the medium had dried I coloured the images with Faber-Castell Pitt pens. As the postcard had to go in the post I gave it another coat of matte medium for extra protection..
I used a Paperartsy/Jofy stamp for the background grass, for all the other images I used Paperartsy/Elena Guzinska stamps.
Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely day - the sun is shining at the moment but I'm sure it won't last.
I covered my postcard with some patterned paper then I covered that with some lacy material. I found the image on the internet, printed it and attached it to the card. I added a Leonie Pujol heart die cut, tissue tape, lace, charms and a ribbon flower.
It was a friends birthday this week and this is the card I made for her.
The background is a discarded one, I used a Carabelle Studio stencil with some brushos but I sprayed to much water on it and it ended up too messy for what I needed it for, but it was ideal for this card. I stamped the Stampers Anonymous flower and water coloured it with brushos. I used the same card and a Stampendous stamp and die for the butterfly. It was matted onto some black card and then glued to the card blank.
I used a gelli print for the background and Paperartsy stamps. The images were stamped onto tissue paper and I painted the back of the face with white paint, they were then glued to the card. You can't see from the photo but I stamped some bamboo [PSX stamp] with galaxy gold Brilliance ink around the edge of the card. I added a charm, some thread and some remnent rubs.
I've just finished the next two cards for the Maremi's Creative Cafe Facebook group challenge. For the letters C and D the words we were given were coffee and dragonfly.
I used an Impression Obsession stamp and Kaleidacolor inks for the background, I flicked water on it. I drew the mug and coloured it with felt tips and stamped some hearts. The mug stains are a Stampers Anonymous stamp.
I used a stencil and modelling paste on the card and painted it with gesso. I coloured it with Gelatos. and spread some micro bead gel, when this dried I used my finger to add some gilding. The dragonfly was coloured stamped, coloured with felt tips and cut out. I put stickles on the wings and a metal game pointer on the body.The quote was stamped with an Artistic Stamper stamp. No idea who made the dragonfly.
It's been a while since I entered the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, the latest theme has been chosen by Rosie and she has chosen Sepia.
I started by gluing some gauze to the card and then gave it a coat of gesso. I put some acrylic ink at the top of the card and sprayed with water so that I could let the ink run down the card - I used three colours and dried each colour before adding the next one. I added some script and white splatters. The flower [Stampers Anonymous] was stamped onto white card, coloured with distress ink, cut out and glued to the card, I also stapled the stem. The words [Paperartsy] were stamped onto white card and cut out.
Hi everyone. It's been a long time since my last post, my poor blog feels very neglected.
Today I'm sharing a couple of Altered playing cards that I've made for Marimi's Creative Cafe Facebook group challenge. There's a challenge every week, at the moment we are doing letters of the alphabet, the first two challenges are Art and Bubbles.
For both cards I used gesso, stencils, modelling paste, inktense sticks put on with a brush and sprayed with water, matte medium. pitt pens and gilding wax.
Thank you for dropping by and enjoy the rest of the day.