Wednesday, 20 June 2018

WOYWW 472: Both Sides of the Desk!

Hello and welcome to the weekly link up of desks around the world hosted by our illustrious leader Julia over on the Stamping Ground.  This week I actually had some crafty company after quite a break, and therefore have something to share on both sides of the desk.  My side of the desk shows the early stage of creating some embellishments from cardboard packaging.  I have shared the process on a previous post if you are interested.  In the background you can see strips of silver mirri card ready for die cutting, as the school prom is getting ever closer.  Obviously I can't say or show any more, so if you are in Y8 and reading this there will be no spoilers!
On the other side of the desk, Eva was busy stencilling the backgrounds for 60 birth announcements that she is making for her niece.  You can see the prototype which has already been seen and approved.
Here are the finished ATCs that were face down on my desk last week. They have now been received.  The step by step is HERE if you haven't already seen it.  Have a great week everyone.  I will be along to visit later.  Next year I will be in school on Wednesdays, so my visits will be on a Thursday, however I will still be joining in with WOYWW before I go to work.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Journal Tag: An Open Heart...

This tag is my response to the June mini mission over on Mission Inspiration: Open.  As always, I complete my mini missions on a tag and I am slowly building up a tag journal with the results.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Quick Canvas Board: Mixed Media

This is a project I did for the last Royal Talens show with Lou Withers.  It was made in honour of her Facebook group Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art; hence the initials JJAMMMA.  We are a very friendly bunch and are just about to celebrate 5000 members with a well sponsored mega challenge, so feel free to join us.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Paper Towel Backgrounds on ATCs

These ATCs were made for the June swap over on Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art.  The prompt was the letter R.  As always, I only used Claritystamp stamps and stencils for my ATC projects. 
For a change, I decided to use paper towel mop up sheets for the background of each ATC.  Usually, I stamp and colour directly onto the precut ATC cards (2.5" x 3.5") which I have in my stash, but I am glad that I added a background first as I love the way that these turned out.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Blending Experiment

I wanted to try out my new Pergamano blending pen and nibs to see how they would work with my Faber-Castell Big Brush Markers.  They are fabulous for fine detail and I discovered an unexpected bonus.