Sunday, 20 May 2018

Butterfly Make and Take

A few weeks ago I went to Ally Pally and did a great make and take with the lovely Tracy Evans using the stamps she designed for AALL & Create. I was really pleased with what I made and decided to turn it into an art journal page.

I'm entering my page in the Art Journal Journey Flora and Fauna challenge.

I made the background the same way as the make and take using gesso, AALL & Create stamps and stencils and distress oxides. I adhered the make and take to some black card and adhered it to the background. I added a couple of stencilled words and word stickers.

This is the make and take that I made.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely Sunday. xxx Hazel.

Monday, 7 May 2018

SPA - Crowns and Wings

Crowns and Wings is this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge.
Here is my card.

I covered my postcard with patterned papers and punched circles. I found the image in my stash, the wings are from Crafty Individuals and the crown is a remnent rub. The words were stamped with a Wendy Vecchi stamp.

Thank you for looking, have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Gothic Arch - Time

Good morning everyone, it’s going to be another beautiful day. I hope you’re all having a lovely bank holiday weekend.
I have a Gothic arch to share with you, I made it for a UK Stampers challenge, the theme is time.

I used Paperartsy Fresco Finish paints on the background and a Seth Apter circle stencil. The doll [Non Sequitur] was stamped onto card that I had previously coloured, I used pencils to add a bit more colour then I cut her out and adhered her to the background. I embellished the arch with remnent rubs, metal clock hands and a word sticker.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely bank holiday Monday whatever you're doing, I'm going to have a lazy day in the garden and perhaps a some crafting. xxx Hazel.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

ATC Storage Box

It's the first of the month so that means a new challenge at Altered Eclectics, as always the theme is Anything Goes but cards and ATCs are not allowed.
For my DT piece I've decorated a box to hold some of the many ATCs that I've collected from people in ATC swaps.

This is the box before I decorated it.

I covered the box with gelli prints that I'd made a while ago and I painted inside the box.

I decorated the box with some lovely Alexandra Renke washi tape and paper that was decorated with butterflies. I made an ATC for the top with the paper and wrapped some gold thread round it. I cut a butterfly out of the paper and coloured it with a gold glitter pen, I also spread some gold stickles on the top, the photo doesn't show the glitter very well.

The finished box with some ATCs inside.

Have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Dragonfly Journal Page

Hi everybody, I'm sharing a journal page with you today and I'm also entering it into the Art Journal Journey Recycle and Collage challenge.

I used one of the pages in my Dina Wakley joural. I started by making a collage of patterned paper, tissue wrap, music and book pages. I stencilled some modelling paste with a Crafters Workshop stencil. I added some colour with Gellatos and water letting some of the colour run. I dry brushed some Imagination Craft Starlight paint over the stencilling and added some white splatters. The  words were stamped with an Artistic Stamper stamp. For the dragonfly I printed a Gecko Galz image, adhered it to some card and cut it out. I put stickles on the wings before adhering it to the page. Lastly I used a black pen to doodle round the edge of the page.

A close up of the dragonfly - you can just about see the glitter on the wings.

Thank you for visiting my blog, have a lovely weekend. xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Flower Collage

Hi everybody, today I'm sharing an art journal spread with you that I've made for Alison's Art Journal Journey Collage/Recycle challenge.

The background of my spread is a mop up from another project. I stencilled some script with modelling paste and cut out lots of flowers from some patterned paper and adhered them to my spread. I then adhered the magazine image and more flowers. I added some word stickers and gave the page a coat of matte medium, then I went round the flowers and image with a pitt pen to give them some shadow.

It looks like were going to have another lovely sunny day here, I hope it's going to be the same for you. Thank you for dropping by and have a good day. xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

SPA - Birds

Hi everybody, I hope you're all well and having a lovely weekend in the sunshine
Birds is this weeks theme over at the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

My postcard has an alcohol ink background. I used a Stampendous stamp and die for the flowers, Katzelkraft stamp for the black birds and a TJ Design stamp for the postmark. The birds are cut out from a paper napkin and the words are Tim Holtz small talk stickers.

Thank you for visiting my blog, have a lovely Sunday. xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

SPA - Water

Water is this weeks Sunday Postcard Art challenge theme.

The background was coloured with acrylic paint and the puddles were stencilled, I drew the rain drops. I stamped the image onto card, coloured it, cut it out and glued it to the card, the stamp I used is a Dylusions stamp.
My card was larger than a postcard so after I wrote the words I took a photo and loaded it into my Serif programme and resized it, I added the pink and green border and added some script and a postmark to the background.

Thank you for looking. xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

AJJ - Recycle and Collage

Good morning all, I hope you're having a good weekend, I had a great day at Ally Pally yesterday, it was lovely catching up with people that I haven't seen for a while and buying new goodies to add to my huge craft stash.

On Wednesday I had a lovely day being creative with my my friend Alison/Craftytrog, she's hosting this months Art Journal Journey challenge, the theme that she's chosen is Recycle and Collage. I made an art journal page, it has a little bit of collage on it so I'm entering it in the challenge.

The background was a mop up page in one of my journals, I adhered a strip of patterned paper on the left hand side of the page and added some stencilling and some stamping with black Archival ink, I then added some strips of patterned paper and the lovely green butterflies that I found on some paper in my stash. The words were stamped onto white paper with Finnabair stamps and I added some remnant rubs. I gave the page a coat of matte medium and when it had dried I used my pitt pens to add some shading.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look, have a lovely Sunday. xxx Hazel.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Dylusions Diary - Week 6

Hi all, here's week 6 of my Dylusions diary.

I drew the background and coloured it with felt tip pens, then I coloured the Dylusions crab, fish and octopus die cuts and adhered them to the pages.

Thank you for looking and enjoy your day. xxx Hazel.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Dylusions Diary - Week 5

Good morning, I have week 5 of my Dylusions diary to share with you today.

I didn't do very much to the spread, I stamped the images with Paperartsy stamps and coloured them with felt tip pens, the large flower was stamped onto patterned paper, cut out and adhered to the page.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely day whatever you're doing, today should be a good day as my friend Alison is coming round for a play day. xxx Hazel.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Mixed Media Canvas

HAPPY EASTER everybody. It's the 1st of the month so that means the start of a new challenge over at Altered Eclectics, the theme as always is anything goes as long as it's Mixed Media/Altered Art, no cards or ATCs are allowed.

For my DT piece I've decorated an 8" x 10" canvas.

I painted the canvas with gesso and adhered some book page strips then I added colour with acrylic paint and a brayer. I stencilled some paint and when it had dried I stamped some postmarks and script with black archival ink. I stamped the Paperartsy flowers onto patterned paper, cut them out and adhered them to the canvas. For the words I used a Paperartsy stencil and modleing paste. I gave the canvas a coat of matte medium and when it had dried I coloured the flowers with my pitt pens and went round them with a black pen, I went over the stencilled words with a white pen.

Thank you for visiting, have a lovely Easter and try not to eat too much chocolate. xxx Hazel.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Love ATCs

Hi everyone, today I have some ATCs to share with you, I made them for the UK Stampers February swap.

For the background I used some Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder with a heart stencil. The stamps I used are AALL & Create stamps.

Thank you for dropping by, have a lovely Easter everyone.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Belated Mothers Day Card

Good morning all, today I'm sharing with you a card that I made for the Craft Barn design team, you can see my card here.

Have a lovely day. xxx Hazel.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Gothic Arch - Things With Wings

UK Stampers have started to do a monthly Gothic Arch challenge, the theme for the first challenge is Things With Wings.

I used a Marianne Design embossing folder for the background and coloured it with distress inks. I put a strip of Dylusions tape along the bottom. I used black card and a Sizzix die for the cat. The butterflies were stamped and punched out with a Martha Stewart stamp and die and I used a Finnabair word stamp.

Thank you for dropping by to take a look. xxx