Month: April 2015

Blue Floral Edges #353

Chocolate Baroque stamps

Another simple alcohol ink piece again today.  Sometimes its nice to work in simple colour palettes.

The stamps are both from Chocolate Baroque – the words from Artistic Affirmations and the flower border is from the Floral Edges set.  This is such a pretty border and I love picking out all the details in the flowers. (more…)

I don’t feel like working today #352

PaperArtsy StampsI was having a bit of a creative session in the shop, playing with Alcohol Inks and PaperArtsy stamps and somehow created this little piece of artwork.  I kept it all very simple – greens and beiges for the background onto glossy cardstock.  Then I’ve used the PaperArtsy JOFY Daisies stamp to add the flowers.  The numbers in the background are from a apr18aPaperArtsy set I’ve had for years – as is the appropriate message – I don’t feel like working today – which was perfect that particular day! (more…)

No Pressure #350

Stampendous StampsMy 350th blog post – no pressure there then! 🙂 I felt it deserved something a little special and I definitely had a big dose of crafting mojo this afternoon and decided it was time I started to add some new artwork into my very neglected journal!

I started by playing with creating a background using Distress Paints – Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Broken China – all lovely and soft colours.  I then added some detail using a mix of stencils and colours.  Memory Box Heartwood Stencil with Mermaid Lagoon.  Words with Gathered Twigs Stampendous Glance Stamponto the Industrial Andy Skinner Stencil and finally some dots with the same paint through the Crafter;s Workshop Halftone Borders mask (probably the most used mask in my collection!)  I also added a few circles of brown using the lid of my paint (more…)

Zingy Blue Flowers #348

PaperArtsy Sara Neumann StampDon’t you find that sometimes you sit down at your crafting table with a collection of goodies to play with .. not necessarily a planned idea of what you create and you end up creating something that just… works?…erm not always .. no!…  but sometimes it just needs a little tweak to make it work! (more…)

Pretty Blue Birds #347

PaperArtsy Tops & Tails 2 StampAnother project with the Tops & Tails 2 set from PaperArtsy today.  These lovely birds work so well on the vibrant blue alcohol ink background.  They have actually been double stamped as I experimented with lifting the colour from the bird’s bodies with a little alcohol ink blending solution…. it did lift a little… but also blurred all my stamped detail too! (more…)

PaperArtsy Dragonfly #346

PaperArtsy Dragonfly StampHello all.  What have you been creating this week?  I would always love to see your creations – feel free to post them up to our Facebook page!  Today’s creation is alcohol inks and PaperArtsy stamps again.  This time I’ve kept the palette quite earthy – hints of yellows, oranges and browns.   I’ve given it a good spritz of my Stazon Cleaner to get that fabulous mottled effect.   I love this dragonfly from the Tops and Tails 2 set.   I really enjoyed playing with the flower from this set too.  Just shows you that even with one simple little flower stamp you can create an amazing border!  It has my usual white gel highlights (what would I do without my white gel pen??). (more…)

Live Laugh Love (was Post #169)

I am re-sharing this post.  Unfortunately I have had to delete the original as the spambots have got it in their grubby mitts and I’m getting 100 spammy comments a day on it!  yuck yuck!  It’s too nice a project not to be up on my blog – so here’s a little refresher (PS – I’ve got this mask in stock at the moment too!)  Enjoy it all over again!  Jane 🙂

When I saw this mask it was one of those I’ve just got to have it moments!  My current search is for masks with different words on so this really fitted the bill.  It is from Crafter’s Workshop called Mini Live Love Laugh.  I could just see endless possibilities to use the mask as a whole design like I have done here, or to use just individual words on different projects too.

I started by sticking down my mask with a little stencil tape and then began to outline the entire mask with a fineliner pen  (more…)