Friday, 26 May 2017

3D Fun: Milk Carton Box

For once I decided to go 3D and try out a die I've had for a while and never used.  I also needed a small gift box and thought I'd kill two birds with one stone if you'll pardon the expression.  I'm not sure that it's entirely finished yet, as I may add some panels with stamping to two of the sides.  I also have to decide on the way to hold it shut (the decorative paper clip is purely temporary).

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Parchlet for Manchester: We Stand Together

I started this parchlet on Tuesday, but I wanted to do justice to the white work as it is for all the innocent men, women and children who were killed or injured on Monday evening.  I am not from Manchester, but I admire the resilience, sense of community and spirit of co-operation that the people of Greater Manchester have shown in the face of such evil and tragedy.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

WOYWW 416: Eight Year Anniversary!

It's amazing to think that this week marks the 8th anniversary of WOYWW.  I have been blogging for less than two years and came very late to the party; well done Julia for keeping this amazing blog hop going for so long.  We are crafty family!

 The desk in all it's glory; both my side and my crafty friend's.  As usual, this photo was taken a day early so that I could share her side of the desk too rather than an empty space.  You can see lots of paint, a box of stamps, a box of gilding waxes and in the background my drawers with all my sprays.  My lap top is ready to go and the camera case is in the bottom right corner.  On my side of the desk (right) you can see the finished art journal page that I was working on earlier in memory of all those innocent people who lost their lives in Manchester.

This was the starting point for the journal page, lots of bits of tissue paper cut into triangles to make a bleeding tissue background.  For the finished page and step by step you can see HERE.

My friend finds it difficult to pack light when she comes to visit, even though I can usually find anything she needs and has forgotten to bring. She brought loads of paint, gelatos and some embossing folders with her (to list just a few items); also the cards she made with the backgrounds that she was working on last week as she thought you might like to see them.
I have no ATCs for the swap, however I will  send out a tag  to the next person on the list who is participating if that is acceptable.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

For Manchester!

When I went to bed last night, I was planning on working on the 'tissue' prompt for week 21 of Art Journal Prompts today.  The news as I woke this morning led me to produce this page.  In memory of innocent lives lost, anger that children were targetted and pride for the reactions of the people of Manchester and the emergency services.

Monday, 22 May 2017

My First Parchlet

I must admit that I haven't done any Groovi parchment work for quite some time.  I've been focussed on art journaling and card or tag making. However, Tina Cox recently came up with the idea of creating a mini parchment piece (2" x 2"), now known as a 'parchlet' (after much discussion).  This is much quicker to create and can be mounted up as a topper on a card as well as being a mini piece of art in its own right.  This is my first attempt at this and I will be sharing it on the Parchlet Treasures Facebook page.