Friday, 19 January 2018

We all make mistakes: Choose to see the good stuff!

This tag was made for the January challenge over on That's Crafty.  The prompt is 'Feeling Blue' and I decided to go with the theme both literally (in colour) and figuratively (with the sentiments).  I made a mess of the face thanks to some errant clear embossing powder, but chose to embrace the mistake and use it as part of the message and meaning of the tag.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Complete Art Journal Flip Through

As I work on my art journals and crafting in 2018 , I thought it only apt to go back and flip through the first weekly art journal which I ever completed last year following the prompts on Art Journal Prompts (or Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More as the group is now known).  I didn't actually come across the group until week 10, but I was inspired to go back and complete the first nine prompts as well as keeping up with the remaining ones.  At the end of the year I created a front cover for the journal which made my 53rd page.  I hope you enjoy the flip through.
Week 52 (New Year's Eve) Front cover

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

WOYWW 450: I Could Never Resist A Bargain!

I can't believe the week has gone by so quickly and that it is already Wednesday again!  Time to share my desk (as well as 'the other side') with all my crafty friends on What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday! via the link on our leader Julia's page 'The Stamping Ground.'
I can't resist a bargain and having heard all about Hobbycraft selling off some of the DecoArt products in the clearance section, decided to check out the Stockport branch while at the monthly journal meet up with friends from Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art.  Eva joins me there most months and we enjoy a pleasant afternoon creating art and chatting on the third Tuesday of each month.
This was my haul for the princely sum of £7.  Three fluid acrylics, four fluid interference colours, 4 plain permanent misters and 1 mica mister.  They also had Pebeo Moon, Vitrail and Prisme paints, but as I stocked up on those last time there was a half price sale on I managed to resist.
My before picture shows what I was working on before Eva and I left for the meet up.  I usually stamp out my ATCs ready for the JJJAMA swap before I go and take colouring media and inks with me to create the backgrounds.  Can you guess the prompt letter for January?  I will share the finished ATCs once they are finished and have been received by my swap partner.
Eva was working on using stencils and inks to create backgrounds ready to make into cards at a later date.  We had a great time as always and send everyone Happy WOYWW wishes for a great week.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

More Home Made Washi Tape: Masculine Card

After the enormous success of my home made 'washi tape' on a tag (see HERE), I decided to see if I could use the same technique to create the background for a card.  I am always being asked for masculine cards, so went with a palette of blues and greens.  I think it worked out perfectly, but let me know what you think.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Wish It; Dream It; Do It...

This page was created as a response to the January 2018 Challenge on Mission Inspiration.  The choice of words was 'genesis', 'renew', 'wish', 'resolve' and 'memories'; as you can see, I decided on 'wish'.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Home Made Washi Tape Tag

The home made washi tape was made for a challenge; Explore Your Creativity 5 with Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art.  For the challenge you had to use the technique of layering, the product home made washi tape and keep it monochrome; all on a tag.  I love what I ended up with and will certainly be creating my own washi tape again!  I am also entering it into the Anything Goes January Challenge on Country View Challenges.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Tag: From small beginnings...

This tag was originally created for the January prompt on Tag It Tuesday: Circles; Add fabric; Beginnings; Drips, where at least two of the prompts had to be followed.  It is also suitable for the first fortnightly Tag Tuesday prompt of 2018: New Beginnings so I will share it there also.