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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!

Friday 27 July 2018

More Wings art journalling

Modelling paste through a stencil and inktense blocks and water sprayed over them.

Thursday 26 July 2018

Wings #3

I feel slightly 'meh' about this page but showing it anyway.

I think it's because the stamps are crappy - ah well

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Wings #2

Another entry for the wings art journal prompt

I used a new Tim Holtz stencil and Tim Holtz words - I love this girl juggling birds!

Tuesday 24 July 2018

One word prompt - Wings

The new one word prompt on our craft group was Wings. Luckily I had been shopping and lunching with a crafty pal and had the perfect new stamp!

I used modelling paste and my zig watercolour pens with a spray of water for the colour wash effect.
The wording reads 'the pretty little birds chirped'  - beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all!!

Monday 23 July 2018

Mandala Stencil

I bought this new stencil recently and was eager to try it out - luckily I also had the Tim Holtz 'snarky' set for a perfect quote.

It reads - Confession: my yoga pants have never been to yoga

Sunday 22 July 2018

Watercolour Face

I joined a free art retreat recently and this was one of the lessons - what I didn't do was draw with my non dominant hand because quite frankly it's dodgy enough with my dominant one.  The teacher made it look easy and her face was great considering!

 I drew with a stabilo and went over it with a watercolour brush.

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Art Journal Balance #3

Stamping over gesso, neocolours then squares of gelli prints added and shaded with stabilo.

When we focus our blessings

It creates an appreciative heart

And adds a strong sense of balance

To our lives

Monday 16 July 2018

Balance Journal Page #2

Gesso'd page with neocolours and stamping over the top. Bit of doodling with a white paint pen.

Life is about balance

Be kind, but don't let people abuse you

Trust but don't be deceived

Be content but never stop improving yourself

Saturday 14 July 2018

More Circles

Another art journal page

Stencilling, neocolours , some stamping, a lid to create the circles then a mix of paint inside them. Words are Tim Holtz 'snarky' - Forecast for today; unproductive with a chance of a nap. 

Saturday 7 July 2018

Art Journalling - Circles

I created circles with dylusions paint and used it again for stencilling. I stamped inkadinkado stamps and paperartsy stamps and used some glass bead glitter gel through a stencil. Finally I chose a quote I liked, printed it and went around it with neo colours crayons and a wet brush.