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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!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

30 Day Journal - Day 9

JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 9
“I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.”
— Billy Joel

Today's Journal Prompts:
I was afraid of becoming lost when…
I actually did get a bit lost when…
I found my way back by…

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

30 Day Journal - Day 7 & 8

JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 7
“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”
― Lao Tzu

Today's Journal Prompts:
Think of one particularly painful ending you have experienced. This first one that comes to mind will do.
This ending taught me that…
This ending forced me to…
This ending led me toward…
This ending was the beginning of…

JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 8
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
— Beverly Sills

Today's Journal Prompts:
These are the ways I tell myself that what I want is too hard…
The shortcuts I have tried…
What if it’s ok to work hard at what I want? Then what?
What if I took the long, leisurely, winding path toward my dream? The long, leisurely, winding path toward my dream would feel like this:
The long, leisurely, winding path toward my dream might look like this:
What if I’m actually on the scenic route toward my dream right now?
Here’s what I am noticing about being on the scenic route toward my dream:

I didn't think this needed anything adding to it...

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

30 Day Journal - day 5 & 6

JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 5
“I'm restless. Things are calling me away.
My hair is being pulled by the stars again.”
— Ana├»s Nin

Today's Journal Prompts:
I am restless for…
I am yearning…
I am called toward…
I can move toward it by…

JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 6
"Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees.
Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here.
Believe in kissing.

― Eve Ensler

Today's Journal Prompts:
Quirky things I cherish about myself…
Things I like to do alone…
Things I want to try at least once…
I want to say yes to…
I will dare to say no to…
I believe in…

Monday, 13 February 2017

30 Day Journal Day 3 & 4

JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 3
“It may be that when we no longer know what to do,
we have come to our real work
and when we no longer know which way to go,
we have begun our real journey.”
— Wendell Berry

Today's Journal Prompts:
I no longer know what to do about…
I no longer know which way to go regarding…
My real journey calls me to…
My real work might just be…

JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 4
And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?
― Rumi

Today's Journal Prompts:
Journeying into myself means…
When I imagine journeying within, it looks like…
I am beginning to…
I am pulled inward by…

Sunday, 12 February 2017

30 Day Journal Day 1 & 2

Lisa Sonora is doing a free 30 day journal again - find it here

Day 1
“There is only one journey. Going inside yourself.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

Today's Journal Prompts:
The journey I long to take…
This journey is inspired by…
Going inside myself looks like…

I had a bunch of index  cards lying around so I used dylusion paints and added some stencilling and stamping.

JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 2
“The journey of a thousand miles
Begins with a single step…”
― Lao Tsu
Think about the word journey for a moment. What does the idea of taking a journey evoke in you?
The idea of taking a journey is…
When I consider this journey with journaling for 30 days, I feel…
Taking a single step reminds me of…
In my experience, beginnings are…

Monday, 6 February 2017

More watercolour cards!

After my trip to Snazzy's and buying some fabby Paperartsy stamps I decided to make some more cards.

I sprinkled brusho's on watercolour and spritzed with water

These are so cute and can be used for male/female cards!

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Hello Soul Hello Mixed-Media Mantras

I spent Friday morning with a crafty pal working through Kelly Rae Roberts workshop. It is an introduction to mixed media and shows you how to build layers, pull your page together and use different mediums. For most people it is not anything new but she is teaching a friend of hers at the same time and it's always interesting to see people work.

I forgot to take pix of each layer but here is a midway point.

Underneath the paint there is a book page and tissue tape. There is stencilling and stamping over the top.

It reads 'Release all that has gone before'.

Hope you are all enjoying some crafty time :)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Watercolour Cards

I decided it was about time I made some cards, I went back to a technique I had used previously called smackin' acetate. I put my zig water colour pens on an acrylic block, spritzed it with water and pressed it on my paper.

I then used my versamark pad and black embossing powder to get these striking results - I tend to forget that it sometimes looks even better than stamping!