It’s the last of the circle journals for me to work in… the wonderful Hazel’s journal. I had two sides to decorate. So here is what I did for side 1.
I went for a distress oxide background blended onto white gesso. I wiped through a stencil and this left a pattern in which I doodled into with a black posca paint pen.
I also added some white gesso marks with a card and a lid and the same with black gesso. I also added some stamping with some number background stamps.
Next I added the focal part which was the fabric stamped elements which i had added sewing to.
I recoloured the face with some distress ink too so it blended better with the colour scheme.
Then some more doodling and I was done!
Will share the other side tomorrow.
My friend and I had some fun crafting together and as there was only the two of us I decided to play sewing and fabrics for a change!
I have quite a few of these squares of Christmas fabrics and figured they would make some fun backgrounds.
Now I don’t do neat and tidy sewing… so they are very much haphazard in their finish, but I like it!I especially love adding in the different textures too with the hessian and the ribbons.I added stamping onto fabric for the focal images and chose different stitch types for the cards.
Although they come from a similar set of fabrics each looks different due to the different focal images and the choice of layering fabrics.
Super happy with how they look.
Happy crafting !
Today I have a tag I made for the UK stampers forum swap.
I chose to use some bright autumnal coloured paints as the bottom later and then sone crackle glaze with a grey paint on the top.
Then I added some stamping with the dictionary stamp.
I then decided to add the little Gorjuss girl stamp.
After cutting her out and colouring her, I decided to paper piece her dress from matching orange painted paper.
I added splashes of the Art Alchemy sparks paint to the background behind the girl and then added the sentiment and then some doodles of white paint pen.
I added sari ribbon to the top and decided it was finished.
Ok so for this week’s challenge at CHNC I might have gone a bit mad with the “use glitter”.
Strips of glitter washi and lots of glitter glue to coat the deer die cut!
Super quick, super sparkly!
Now to check out what the rest of the team got up to with glitter!
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 November artwork.
I decided to create a background using Paperartsy fresco finish paints and then chose a Visible Image stamp to emboss onto the background.
I wanted some contrast and chose some washi tape and a strip of alcohol inked glossy cardstock to go down one side.
Then to add some shimmer I stamped the smile for the same stamp set using Sparks paint. Love the shimmer to this. Finished off with the month stamp from Paperartsy.
I am so late in blogging this week… Sorry! Better late than never I suppose!
So the challenge for CHNC this week is “buttons”.
Made this cute card with a painty background and a digi stamp snowman and some sparkly washi tape… And of course some buttons!
Sometimes I forget to put patterned paper and handmade backgrounds together, so it’s a lovely surprise when I do and it works well. This card is one of those times!
The background I actually made last month as part of crafty play… and the papers were leftover from other projects. Love love love this combo and how it worked together!