Wednesday, 21 February 2018

WOYWW 455: Enjoying a Break from Work

I can't believe it's Wednesday already!  What a difference a week makes; as you will see I had company again yesterday for the first time in three weeks.  Eva has still not completely recovered, but was well enough to come and do some crafting with me.  To find out more about What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday! (WOYWW) and to find more desks to ogle, visit Julia at The Stamping Ground!

I was working on an art journal page for Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More.  The prompt for February is Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose, so I had my file of magazine clippings and book pages out.  As you can see, I had made a start on the page with a piece of paper towel mop up.  It was left over from some of my DT work using Gouache paints for the Royal Talens shows on Hochanda (tomorrow at 7am and 11am GMT).
Eva had brought over her collection of Distress Oxides, Pixie Powders and new Clarity Art Deco stencils and it was great fun seeing her making her usual colourful, creative mess.  I have been passing on your well wishes; she says that she feels as if she's back in the land of the living and asked me to say thank you on her behalf.  As it's half term week she won't be working  today for a change and hopes to visit a few desks herself for the first time.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Altered Key Tag

This tag was created for the February Mini Mission over on Mission Inspiration.  The prompt is 'Key' and as always I completed it on a #8 manilla tag.  As I've also used a quote, I am entering it into the current challenge on Tag Tuesday too.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Zentangle Card: Smile!

I was asked to run a one hour craft session in school for rewards afternoon at the end of term and decided to use the opportunity to aid the pupils to relax and unwind. By adding doodles and patterns to stamped images while quiet music played in the background we had a mindful session and they each had a topper to take home with them.  I am not a qualified Zentangle teacher and do not claim to be an expert.  I have several of the excellent books by Suzanne McNeill (who is a certified Zentangle teacher) and took them into school with me for the pupils to look through, as well as some examples of previous cards that I have made using doodling and zentangle patterns (see HERE, HERE and HERE).  While the pupils were doodling I also worked on a topper, which I later made into a card as you will see.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Springtime Tags

These tags were made for the February swap over on Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art.  The prompt was Springtime and I decided to create the backgrounds in a similar manner to the talented Lou Withers having watched her Facebook Live video on the subject.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

ATCs: M is for...

These ATCs were made for the February swap over on Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art; the prompt was the letter 'M'.  As I always stick to using Claritystamp stamp sets to create my ATCs I had a good look through my folders to see what I could come up with.  In the end I went with M is for 'Madonna', 'Mouse Mystery' and 'Marriage'.

Friday, 16 February 2018

I love you to death...

I was making a quick tag ready to share today and ended up going in a very dark direction.  The tag definitely fits the prompt over on Country View Challenges for February: Anything but cute, so I will be sharing it as my final submission for this month.  Although I do have a husband and three sons, I can assure you that no family members were hurt in the creation of this art work!

Thursday, 15 February 2018

A Tag with a Quote Using Recycled Material

This tag was created for the fortnightly challenge over at Tag Tuesday: Use a Quote.  However, it also fits the February prompt over on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More (Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose), so I will be sharing it there too.