Thursday, 14 December 2017

Tag: Christmas Memories

The challenge on Tag Tuesday for the rest of 2017 is Christmas Memories.  I can vividly remember Boxing Day walks on Cannock Chase with the family every year as a child, so my tag reflects this.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

WOYWW 445: Snow Day!

Alas, I have only my side of the desk to show you today.  Eva and I had an extra day to craft on Monday as both the schools we work at were shut.  However the amount of snow and ice also means that she cannot get her car out of her street at the moment and therefore we couldn't take advantage of crafting together, nor could she visit me yesterday.  I hope she is able to get to work today!  I'm also hoping things will be a lot safer by tomorrow when I have to be back at work.
I am working on some projects with my Royal-Talens art supplies, including my Ecoline pens, in between other projects.  I can't say more at the moment, but all will be revealed early in the new year.  I'll keep things short and sweet so you can visit the rest of the desk links via Julia: the Gatekeeper of Desks.  Hope everyone stays safe and warm!  Wow! Only one more WOYWW to Christmas.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Masterboard Journal Page

Usually when I create a master board it is then cut into smaller pieces and used for different projects.  This master board was created for the 4th Explore Your Creativity Challenge with Junk Journal Junkies and Mindful Art and was used instead to create an art journal page.  The technique to use was create a master board, the product was paint and the colour, yellow.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Masculine Birthday Card

This card was made for my brother-in-law who celebrated his birthday yesterday.  He is a keen sailor, so the Adjust the Sails stamp set from Claritystamp was perfect for the occasion.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Opposites: Day and Night

Having made the first of my Festive pages last week for Art Journal Prompts, I decided to go back and complete the previous prompt: Opposites.  This brings me nearly up to date.  Once I have completed the last three festive pages, I will have completed all 52 prompts for 2017.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Sparkle Tag

This tag was created for the December challenge on Tag It Tuesday: Sparkle.  It is in honour of the snow (or rather lack thereof) which kept school open yesterday!

Friday, 8 December 2017

First and Latest Tag, Canvas, Journal Page

I decided to have a look back to my first and latest pieces of art work in different categories; tags, canvasses and art journal pages.  I don't have any pictures of the very first card that I made, although I do have some of my early attempts and I have come a long way over the last twelve years.  I have only been art journaling for two years and tags are also a relatively recent obsession.  I haven't created many canvas pieces and that is one of my resolutions for 2018; to work on canvas more often.  Anyway... on with the show...
Latest tag
1st tag WIP

 My first tag eventually ended up as a topper for a card as I didn't see tags as stand alone pieces of art at the time.  Now I use them for bookmarks and I am part of a swap group and they are my 'go to' format for quick pieces of art.

My first canvas (of 5 only at this point) was created for a challenge on the Claritystamp page and I later used the same layout to create a card front. My latest canvas was created for the recent ITAC world challenge (Europe) and I was far more adventurous with the use of white space.

First Mission Inspiration
 I am a member of various art journaling groups; Mission Inspiration, JJJAMA and Art journal prompts.  This is now one of my favourite forms of crafting and I have pages I love and ones I am not so keen on, but I won't give up!

Latest MI

1st AJP (Week 5 2017)

Latest AJP (week 49 2017)
Just to prove that I have really made progress over the last 12 years here is a picture of one of the earliest cards that I made, followed by a more recent one (for the same person).