Saturday, 18 November 2017

ATC Swap: T is for...

I can finally share the ATCs that I made for the November swap with Junk Journal junkies and Mindful Art.  The theme was 'T' and, as always,  I worked with stamps from my extensive Claritystamp collection.  All the stamping was done with Onyx Black Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Winter Tags


These tags were made for a tag swap with the Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art Facebook group.  The theme was Winter and I decided to go with a pair that would end up similar but different.





Thursday, 16 November 2017

Music Tag

The current challenge over on Tag Tuesday is Music; however as I've only used Visible Image stamps I will also be entering it into their November challenge which happens to be  'tags'.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

WOYWW 441: Speedy Crafting

I will be doing some speed crafting over the next couple of weeks to enable me to share a blog post every day (my aim until at least the end of 2017).  I seem to spend longer and longer on my days off completing school work and as I cram most of my crafting into Tuesdays and Saturdays (when there's no home football match) I have to complete at least three projects at a time to keep up.  I do try and craft after work for half an hour to help me unwind, but do not always finish projects in that time.  I don't see crafting as a chore, but my mojo doesn't always play along when I want to complete something.  
Anyway; on with the desk sharing, otherwise Julia will not be happy with me (to see more, visit our leader over at the Stamping Ground, where you'll find links to desk heaven)!
My side of the desk shows my new light box which will hopefully help me take better photographs of my projects.  It  has an LED strip across the top and plugs into my laptop via a USB cable.  I had just made a start on some ATCs for a swap (T is for ...) and had my folders of Claritystamps out in the background.
On the other side of the desk, Eva was using some of my Groovi plates and my Light Wave to do some more parchment work.  She was travelling light as she could only stop for a couple of hours, although as you can see, she bought biscuits with her!
I must dash; I have three sets of books to mark and more lessons to prepare ready for work tomorrow and Friday.  I hope to have time to visit a few desks before I have to get started, although  it may well be the weekend before I get to everyone.  Thanks to everyone who visited last week, with or without comment!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Bit Box Tag!

This tag came about following an art journal page created with mainly left over bits and pieces.  I decided to do the same with a tag.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Art Journal Assemblage: Flight of Imagination

When I saw the prompt 'Assemblage' for week 45 of Art Journal Prompts 2017 and having watched Nina's video showing how she created her page, I decided to have a look through my 3D and die cut stash to see if I had anything that I could use.  Of course I found far too much to use on one page and therefore spent quite a lot of time deciding on the final layout as you will see.  I am pleased with my finished look and will use the canvas paper as a base for other art journal pages I am sure.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Stencil Fun

This piece was created for the first Explore Your Creativity challenge on Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art.  The challenge was to use stencilling and texture paste with the colour blue.  As it involves so much stencilling, I am also entering it into the current challenge on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog (Stencil It!) as well as the Country View Challenge for November (Stencils).