Thursday, 19 July 2012


Here's another journal page which I completed yesterday. The Elephant is from Elusive Images which is now under another name Chocloat Baroque I think, I coloured him with Distress inks and stood him on a piece of Washi tape. The background colour is done with Paper Artsy Fresco paints. I used white paint through a stencil also sprayed through a Dylusions stencil and stamped here and there with a Dylusions Basic Background stamp. The N numbers in the circles are from 7 Gypsies. Must get on now and complete another page.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012


I did this page in my large A3 journal, I don't like this journal the paper is not very good all the paint and inks seep through to the other side but Dyan said not to abandon it but glue pages together so I am doing this and trying to complete this journal quickly so you maybe in for a lot of journal posts.
I used Dylusion inks, stencils, stamps, paints and quote. The borders are Dylusion and Stampotique and the image is from a magazine. I used a Posca pen for the dots. I quite like this page now it is finished, hope you do.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012


I am really into this Paper Blocking technique that I found on Hels blog also on One Lucky Day blog. It's so much fun to do. I made this canvas using Tim's papers again but this time it is the pinky tone paper, after sealing it with Claudine's Multi Matt Medium I rubbed here and there some of Golden's Iridescent red paint. I mixed pink paint into the texture paste before scraping it over a stencil. The figures again are all from Stampotique one boy and four girls. I made this canvas for a friend who is not having a very good time at the moment, she has one son and four daughters represented by the Stampotique images. I gave this to my friend tonight and she loved it.

Monday, 9 July 2012


I saw this technique on Hels Sheridan's blog, recently and really liked what she had done using this technique. I had a spare 8"x10" canvas board so I thought I would have ago. I used Tim's papers in blue and the greyish/beige colour, sorry I can't remember what the paper stack is called and have lost the front cover. I glued all the papers to the canvas using Liqutex multi-medium, when dry I gave it a coating of Claudine's Blank canvas paint mixed with water to make a "wash". I used texture paste through a stencil  to give an added layer of interest and cut out paper cogs from one of Tim's dies. The two boy images are from Stampotique. The words are from the Rolf Harris song which I thought appropriate. It is a friends birthday this week, she has 2 little grand-sons so I made it for her I hope she likes it. You can also see this technique here on One Lucky Day blog

Tuesday, 3 July 2012


Here is July's page for the Art Calendar challenge. I started this challenge in January 2010 and here we are July 2012 and I am still in there, now and again I am a little late but life gets in the way sometimes. Pop over to Kate Cranes blog The Kathryn Wheel where you will be able to see all the other entries.

Monday, 2 July 2012


I made this card for my youngest Grand-daughter she is 15 years old today, time flies it doesn't seem so long ago that I was looking after her as a small baby. We are very close probably because I looked after her everyday until she went to Primary school. I made the background using stencils and Dylusions Sprays, the butterfly is a Wendy Vecchi stamp and the image is a Suzi Blu stamp this I coloured using a mixture of Tim's Distress markers and Distress inks.
I am sorry the photo is the wrong way round, it is my camera that keeps doing this and I don't know why, I have changed it on my PC and got it the correct way round but then when I went to upload it here it has gone back, so frustrating. I took my camera to my local camera shop for the owner to help me but he wasn't able to sort it either and he's the expert. Well you'll all just have to stand on your heads LOL.