Monday, 16 October 2017

Art Journal Prompts 42: Leaves

Having left it until the last minute to work with last week's art journal prompt, I thought I'd get straight down to week 42: Leaves.  I decided to use a stencil and stamp from Claritystamp which came in the July 2017 New Design Stamp Club and Stencil Club packs.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Journal Page: Water, Orange, Purple, Blue?

The prompt for challenge 38 on Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art was Water using the colours orange, purple and blue.  I was a little flummoxed at first, then I found the quote and the rest came quickly.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Nellie and Elmer!

This card was made for a Facebook friend of mine who has such a positive outlook on life, considering that nearly a year ago she was struck down with Lymphedema in both legs.  She calls them Nellie and Elmer and has set up a craft challenge to commemorate the first anniversary of their appearance.  I am in awe of her positivity and it was a pleasure to make this!

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

WOYWW 436: Busy Weeks Ahead

It will be a quick share this week as I have to go into work for the Prospective Parents' Evening.  I did get some crafting done with Eva on the other side of the desk yesterday as you will see, but I won't have much time today.  The photos were therefore taken as ever on a Tuesday.  To see plenty of other desks, check out our chief desker Julia at The Stamping Ground.

My side of the desk shows a card I was working on (I will share the finished version tomorrow if you are interested).  You can see my box of Faber-Castell Big Brush Markers that I was using to add colour to the elephants, earlier cut with my Cricut machine.  They were cut from plain white card, glued and sealed with Distress Collage Medium and dried thoroughly before the Big Brush Markers came into action.  I thought you'd also like to see the first page in the journal that I 'won' at the crop (see HERE for details).
Eva was working on stamping and embossing over some Pixie Powder backgrounds. 
She later used the Pixie Powders as paints to colour the embossed images.  I am sharing them today as I know how many of you like to see what she's been up to.  Unfortunately she also had to dash off for a parents' evening.  Next week we're hoping for a longer session together.  Must dash now!