Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Birthday Card Using Matching Stencil and Stamps

I decided to use up one of my UFOs (unfinished objects) and created a birthday card with the background.  I worked with the 3 way overlay stamps which match the stencilled background: one of my favourite Claritystamp designs.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Heat Embossing and Collage over Paper Towel Background

After the success of my last quick art journal page, I decided to have another play with my scraps and create another double page spread in my Moleskine journal.  It is the first journal that I bought and the last one that I actually started using, due to my nervousness and the fact it was expensive in comparison to all the rest.  These days I don't think about that, I just grab the nearest suitable journal and use it.  All stamps and stencils used are from Claritystamp.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

January Landscape: An Art Journal Page

The prompt for the third week of every month over on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More is 'Calendar Page'.  I found a poem by Sara Coleridge that could be used for my pages relating to this prompt each month, and will just have to see how I can get them to fit the overarching prompt for each month.  For January it is words, so I kept things simple and allowed the page to tell its own story.  As this is a landscape. I am also entering it into the Country View Challenges January challenge: Landscapes/Cityscapes. 

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Playing with White Space: A Speedy Art Journal Page

I decided to play in my Moleskine art journal.  No prompt, no particular aim in mind other than thinking about white space as part of the page.  I have a tendency to cover the whole of a page when I art journal, but I know this is not needed every time.  I also wanted to use up some bits and make the page quickly.  This came together in 30 minutes.

Friday, 18 January 2019

One tiny Stamp can Create A Whole Background

The current challenge over on Tag Tuesday is Mail, Postmarks or Postage Stamps.   I have a tiny postage stamp stamp by Claritystamp which I bought at a show quite a while back and decided to see if I could create a whole background using it.  As you can see, I was successful.  All stamps used are from Clarity.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Junk It Up: An Art Journal Page

The second week of each monthly prompt over on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More is 'Junk It Up'.  As the main January prompt is words,  I decided to use magazine clippings that appealed to me over the top of some paper towel mop up sheets to create my page.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

WOYWW 502: Sorting Out My Stamps

Well that week flew by.  It didn't take long to get back into a routine now that school has started again.  Up early, get work done, early night, repeat.  I have been working on lots of projects this week, many of which I can't share yet.  I did get all the new boxes filled with my smallest stamps.  I focused on grouping similar stamps together, so one box now has all my Wee Africa stamps in it as well as the Safari Animals and larger African stamps.  Everything is labelled and ready to grab when needed for a class or a project in the shed.

It had the added benefit of freeing up some space in my large Clarity stamp folders, ready to be filled again no doubt lol.  No project today, because I am sharing with the gang over on The Stamping Ground who follow What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW).  You don't have to take part, but if you want to see what's happening on desks all over the world then it is a great place to be every Wednesday.
Eva popped over to craft yesterday and last Thursday.  As you can see, she brought everything but the kitchen sink with her once again and is also a fan of Claritystamp.  She was working on her first ever set of ATCs for a swap.  Have a great day everyone, I'll be over to visit as many desks as I can after work.