Saturday, 21 November 2015

IndigoBlu Challenge 34 - Winter Blues

Hi there - its time for another challenge over at IndigoBlu and this one we are calling Winter Blues which is open to a vast array of interpretation.

This challenge is right up my street as blue is my favourite go to colour. My interpretation is a card for my son's birthday.

The stamps I used for this card are all from the Beautiful Mind set. The main image was stamped onto card painted with Grandmas Teacup mixed with a spot of Park Lane and then Park Lane rubbed along the torn edges with cut and dry.

This was mounted onto a piece of card again painted with Grandmas teacup and stencilled with Frosty Sky then distressed around the edges. This was then mounted onto navy and white card.

The background was created using the walking the brayer technique - this is a fab way of covering a piece of card and the colours come out random and blend so well. I then used a swirly stencil with Park Lane and stamped using the background stamps from the set. This was distressed then a couple of different Bakers Twine were wrapped around  before mounting the main image. 

The saying was stamped and split then mounted separately. 

Hope you like my contribution and don't forget we would love to see your interpretations.

Thanks for visiting.

Take care!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

IndigoBlu Challenge 33 - Time Flies

Hello everyone! Time for another challenge on the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog. This time we would like to see your interpretation of Time Flies.

My contribution is a card I have made for my future son-in-law's birthday.

This an 8x8 card - my favourite size to use. The background are some paper laser cut cogs from my stash which I painted brown - made with a mix of IB paints red/blue/yellow. This was topped with a piece of corrugated card and then the 6x6 paper from the Belle Epoque set.

The roman numeral clock piece, from the Time altered egos, and the wings were covered with Chocolate Box megaflake. The grunge letters were given a bit of texture by running them through my big shot in a cog texture folder and then painted with the brown paint and dry brushed with Goldfinger.

A few metal embellishments from my stash, some string added to complete the card. 

Pleased how this turned out but the photo doesn't do it justice - these darker nights make photography difficult!

Please remember to use an IndigoBlu stamp on your project other than that the choice is yours. 

Take care x

Monday, 28 September 2015

2 Hearts become 1

Hi there, been playing in my strathmore journal with my Faber Castell gelatos. Just love how these can create a gorgeous background though I do find it is better to gesso the pages first.

I have also used acrylics which I smeared on with my fingers and scraped on with a palette knife. Bottle tops dipped in paint were used and then various stencils to create my background. 

The hearts and numbers were painted with red acrylic paint and doodled with black and white pens.

Really quite pleased how this turned out as I had no set idea of where I was going with it. Sometimes I think that's the best approach and to be honest even when I have a plan it very often turns out totally different!

Bye for now and thanks for looking in.

I am entering this in the following challenge: -numbers

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Brushos Journal pages

Hi again! My third post in one week! But I couldn't resist playing with my new Brushos particularly as PaperArtsy's current challenge is about pigment powders. Wow! They are so much fun, totally unpredictable when just sprinkled and spritzed! 

I created the background just by sprinkling and spritzing, loved the effect. The colours soaked into my journal pages as I had decided to try them without gessoing the pages first.

The flowers and sentiment are from the new releases from PaperArtsy by Lynn Brown - ELB22 & ELB 24 which were coloured using my Inktense pencils.

Thanks for visiting.

Take care x

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Ladies of Fashion

Hi there, I have been playing in my Dylusion's Art Journal with the Dylusions paints and sprays and was inspired by one of the chapters in Dina Wakley's book and this was what I came up with. 

I just love how all the colours work together.

Ladies of Fashion.

The ladies are all stamps from Crafty Individuals which were a present from Lynn at the Craft Den, Sheffield when I was one of her challenge DT members. Sadly, the blog was closed down but Lynn's shop is still going strong.

Firstly, I sprayed a piece of watercolour card with crushed grape, vibrant turquoise and bubblegum pink then cut four squares and used the offcuts for the facing page.

The pages were painted and stencilled with Dylusions paints and then stamped with various stamps to create a background for my watercard pieces.

The ladies, from CI 323 and 285 sets,  were stamped, embossed, coloured in then cut out.

This was my first double spread in this journal and I thoroughly enjoyed creating it, the colours are so vibrant - quite a challenge for me as I usually tend towards vintage tones.

I am entering this into the Crafty Individuals challenge 'Anything Goes'

Thanks for stopping by x

Monday, 21 September 2015

IndigoBlu Autumn Days Challenge

Hello again. It's time for a new IndigoBlu challenge - gosh where has the last month gone? Our challenge this month is Autumn Days - very appropriate for this time of year!

I don't know about you but I have mixed feelings about Autumn. I absolutely love the colours, reds, browns, oranges and yellows and walking through the leaves and hearing the crunching underfoot. BUT, once we are into Autumn we know Winter follows yuk! I hate the cold and the snow particularly as where we live can be a nightmare when it freezes!

Anyway, onto my DT project which I have done in my journal.

 Hot Cocoa, Burning Bonfire, Postbox Red and Banana Custard were used to create the background and to colour some dictionary and music papers. I used a leaf stencil and structure paste for some texture and these leaves were painted with the same colours as the background. I also used the stencil with  Miss Moneypenny and Goldfinger on the background and also swiped across the textured leaves with the same metallic paints.

Across the middle of my pages I wrote 'autumnal' highlighting with a white pen and some doodling.

I drew some leaves on the dictionary and music papers, cut them out and glued them down the sides of my journal adding some white dots to each. I used the bare tree stamp from Nature 1 around the pages and stamped the sentiment from the same set onto dictionary paper which was cut into pieces. 

Its a pity the camera cannot pick up the full effect of the metallic paints, there is a such beautiful on shimmer on the leaves.

Hope you like my project and please do join in the challenge we would love to see your interpretations. Don't forget that for one lucky winner there is a prize of IndigoBlu stamps!

Take care and thanks for stopping by.

I am entering this project into the following challenges: