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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Mandala Magic

I am taking the free online class by Julie Gibbons called Mandala Magic. It is quite therapeutic in the same way I imagine zentangling is. 

This is my Day 2 Mandala

I used a windsor and newton journal and coloured the mandala with inktense blocks. The journal held up quite well - the page buckled slightly but the colours and sharpie pen did not bleed through.

Happy thanksgiving to those in the USA

Monday, 23 November 2015

DLP - What advice would you offer to your younger self?

August Theme
Faces, the Human Form & Characters
August 22
Art Challenge: Layered (Using Multiple Mediums)
Journal Prompt:  Speak to your younger self- what advice would you offer?

I used bronze and silver paint dabbers as first layer and then stamped over the top of this.
I then used a stencil for the journalling lines and swirls, added my advice and then stamped my final piece of advice to younger me. I have stamped a girl on the pages but she didn't come out to well - oh well another layer.


Sunday, 22 November 2015

DLP - How do I face my biggest challenge?

August Theme
Faces, the Human Form & Characters
August 15
Art Challenge: Painted
Journal Prompt:  How do I face my biggest challenge?

My biggest challenge is me - my inner voices - inner critic vs inner cheerleader.

I found a picture of a girl looking at a reflection at herself, I went around the edges with a paint dabber and used a different dabber with a babywipe for the background. I stamped different background stamps by JOFY and then used my dylusions alphabet for the quote.

Hope you are warm, dry and crafting!

Saturday, 21 November 2015

More Christmas cards

Hey I'm on a roll now!

Images by JOFY
Coloured with Inktense blocks

How are you getting on with your cards?

Friday, 20 November 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like..........

I'm going to run out of time to make my Christmas cards!!

Oh well - here is a few but these are not going to be enough!

Stamps by JOFY
Coloured with gelatos

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

DLP - If you're going to be weird.....

August Theme
Faces, the Human Form & Characters
August 8
Art Challenge: Characters
Journal Prompt:  "If you're going to be weird, be confident about it!" Author Unknown

Images are by Dylusion and Octopode. Orange outline is a posca paint pen which seem to go over most mediums with no problem.

Hope you are staying in out of the weather and crafting!


Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Crafty Stash!

My crafty gifts - thanks to all for my lovely handmade cards :)