Wednesday, 24 January 2018

WOYWW 451: Hurry Up and Craft!

I can't believe the week has gone by so quickly.  I wrote this post on Tuesday afternoon as I will just about have time to publish and share the link today before carrying on with my reports.  I have 107 comments to finish writing before heading into school for a twilight training session (it never rains but it pours).  So, many apologies, but I doubt that I will get to visit many of your desks until the weekend.  Please do visit our hostess Julia at the Stamping Ground to see what is on offer on other desks around the world!  I have had to come up with some quick projects in the last week so as not to miss my daily blog post.
My side of the desk shows the start of the only longer project that I have completed this week (for lesson 3 of Wanderlust 2018) which I will share tomorrow if anyone wants to pop back and see the finished piece.  I was just starting to create the background in my Moleskine journal which is the one I am finally using for Wanderlust 2018.  The tag was a very quick project completed after school on Monday night for sharing yesterday (see HERE).  I was rather tired, so didn't want to spend too long on the project.
On the other side of the desk you can see the finished pieces that Eva started working on last week.  She was continuing with some Groovi projects (parchment) yesterday that she also started last week and left with me for safekeeping.  Have a great week everyone, hopefully things will be calmer by the weekend and I'll have a little more time to visit.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Super Quick Tag!

As I'm in the midst of report writing at the moment, another quick tag was required in order to have something to share with you today.  This one was even quicker to create than yesterday's as I found the balloons in my stash, already stamped, fussy cut and layered.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Sunday, 21 January 2018

ATC Challenge: Circles, Beginnings.

An additional mid monthly challenge has been added into Tag It Tuesday this year.  You have to create an ATC or altered card instead of a tag, but still using at least two of the four monthly prompts.  The four prompts for January are Circles; Add fabric; Beginnings; Drips.  I chose circles and a quote about beginnings as my prompts.  I attempted to add drips with the Distress Oxides, but didn't like the effect, so went back over the background to try and hide them.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Curiosity: Another Word for 2018

This is my second page in 2018 for Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More.  January's prompt is 'Words' and the second word that I chose for 2018 is 'Curiosity'.  My Amsterdam Acrylic Inks arrived yesterday and I was curious as to how I would get on with them; curious how they would work with different techniques and curious how they would mix together.  I simply had a play to create the background and had great fun doing so.

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.  I'm also entering it in the 'Anything Goes' challenge on Tag Tuesday.

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