Friday, 21 July 2017

Maternity Leave Card

As usual towards the end of a school year, I make cards for the staff to give to celebrate a special occasion.  A colleague will be starting her maternity leave after today and this is the card which I made for everyone to sign.  I kept the colour scheme neutral for obvious reasons.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

JJJAMA Challenge 26: Purple, Orange, Maroon, Picture a Song

I must admit that my heart sank when I first saw the colour combination and theme for this week's challenge from Junk Journals Junkies and Mindful Art.  I hadn't a clue what I was going to do and vaguely had a thought about 'Purple Rain'.  It wasn't until I had completed the first two steps that I decided on the song to picture on my page and now I absolutely love what came out of it.  Thanks for taking me out of my comfort zone.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

WOYWW 424: Are we there yet?

Only two more working days until the summer holidays (if you can really count a day out at Alton Towers with Y7 and Y8).  The books have all been marked for the final time this year, all data has been entered and my crafty friend and I are off to the final Claritystamp retreat on Saturday (Sunday and Monday).  What a great way to start the school holidays.  I have been so busy crafting since I got back from Berlin and finished my latest art journal page yesterday.  In the picture of my desk it is a work in progress, but you can see the finished result HERE.  I didn't end up using all the colours of Archival ink, just the Fern Green.
Once again I had my crafty friend for company; if you think my side of the desk is untidy wait until you see hers.  She was working on Brusho/Pixie Powder backgrounds, embossed using 3D embossing folders.

Finally I have a lovely orchid on my desk which was a present from my eldest son and his girlfriend when they came over for dinner last week.  I am giving it a daily misting with a water spritzer which it seems to like.  If you'd like to know why I share my desk each week, visit Julia at the Stamping Ground and all will be revealed.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Art Journal Prompts Week 29: Chaos

I had so much fun making this page for week 29 of Art Journal Prompts: Chaos.  At one point, I realised that I had added all the stencilling and stamping with the background the wrong way on, but turning the whole thing 90 degrees to stick in my art journal only added to the effect.  At least I realised before I added the sentiments.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Mini Mission July: Destination

Here's my response to the July mini challenge from Mission Inspiration: Destination.  As usual I have completed the mini mission on a mini surface, a #8 Manilla tag.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

JJJAMA Challenge 25: Yellow, Teal, Gold, Myth/Mythology

I had the perfect stamp set for this week's challenge from Junk Journals Junkies and Mindful Art: the Sea View Collection by Sheena Douglass which came free with Creative Stamping a couple of months ago.  The colour scheme was yellow, teal and gold and the theme was myth or mythology, so the mermaid and under sea stamps were spot on.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Prom Stationery

I was asked by my school to make the invitations and put together the name plates, table number labels and seating plan display for the prom this year.  As the prom was yesterday evening, I can now safely share what I made.  The theme colours were blue, silver and off white and the school hall looked amazing when decorated in these colours.  A great team worked really hard all day yesterday to make sure that everything was ready; by that time my job was well and truly over and I could enjoy the celebrations.