I have a page I made in a circle journal for our lovely organiser, Chris.
I decided I wanted to add dimension on the page so after a coat of black gesso and some strips of paper I added the stencilled words using the iridescent medium. I then heat set them so they got the bubbly texture.
Then I went to town with paints in a mixture of translucent and opaque.
I also did lots and lots of splatters!
I decided that I wanted to create a garden of the Darcy trees so I stamped and painted them on white and then fussy cut them out.
Once they were glued into place I also added shading and white highlights.
I then decided to add glossy accents to the dots on the tree and this has given them a fun three dimensional finish.
Next I added the title using Dina Wakely tissue paper. Love this!
Finally I added white dots around the page as as border and to add some details.
For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their September artwork.
I wanted an atmospheric fairy page for September. I stamped Darcy trees which look like toadstools and then added a lavinia fairy to the top of one. Then created a moon with a circle mask and a sponge dauber. Then I coloured the toadstools with watercolour pencils and inked the whole piece with black soot distress ink before adding water splatters.
Finally I added Wink of Stella to the fairy so she shimmers.
Love these … not sure which colour scheme I prefer as one has more orange tones and the other pink tones.
For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their August artwork.
I decided that I wanted to use the Tim Holtz wildflower dies so built this around that idea.
I created a background using Paperartsy fresco finish paints and stencils and stamps. Then I added the wildflowers stamps using dye based inks and heat embossed them with clear powder.
This gave a subtle layered effect to the background.
Next I did cut some of the flowers and then added paint to them in the same colours using a sponge to create a mottled effect.
I adhered them and then added shading using Big Brush Pitt pens.
I then heat embossed the sentiment and edged the panel with versamark and added more embossing powder to that too.
Love these … so many details and layers.
Today starts another month challenge at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog and I am using the same papers I used last month but never got round to doing more than one card until now…
This time I made a few cards.
I kept most of them simple with a little stamped sentiment and a mix of the papers and cardstock behind the large focal images.
I embellished with either sequins, gems or card candi!
Again plenty of this set left… going to try had to get some more made this month.
Today I have a postcard I made for my crafting friend Chrissie for a swap with the theme of Birds….
I used the Kim Dellow stamps from Paperartsy and embossed them. Then I coloured with inks and then did a couple of layers of clear embossing to seal the colour in.
I love this simple design and these cute stamps.
So this week I left my job of the last 9 years as I start a new job on Monday. It was an emotional week as I worked with a bunch of thoroughly splendid group of people, especially the two girls who worked on my team, Julie and Sue.
I bought them each a gift but also wanted them to have something handmade and for some unknown reason I went for a sewing project and made some bags… it was an odd choice but I went with it!
I took two cotton totes and then created some panels using some fabrics I got from Hobbycraft.
I added the frame of the black and then some more black for under the flower I used as the focal point.
The flower I stamped using black paint and then cut out and hand sewed it onto the panel. I also added the button centres.
My sewing isn’t particularly good so this is definitely a rough and ready and purposefully messy in style! In fact my Mum would be ashamed as to how messy it is. But I like them and so decided to just go with it.
Hopefully J and S liked them too and will then have something of me with them for the future!