Saturday, 1 December 2012

December 2012

Here is the December  Calender page ready to decorate. The stamps are stampotique DT tangled enthusiasm (dressed up for Christmas!) and tangled lights which I also used for October but I just love them. The background was done with a Gelli plate and Golden Paints from AFTH.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Gelli Art

Spent a fabulous day at AFTH with Kate Crane getting to grips with Gelli plate printing.. The journal page background was one of many done on the day.  When I got  home I had a go at my Dylusions Journal cover.  Pics of the front and back.  I am enjoying using my new journal with Golden paints, Dylusions Inks and paints and my old Jo Sonja paint. Supplies from AFTH.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

October and November

Finally caught up with my blogging! So here are October and November pages.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

August 2012

Where is this year going August already. July is complete and August is ready to go.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

July 1st

Well June was busy having spent 2 weeks in Samos. A beautiful island and not spoilt. It turns out I forgot to blog June's page so here it is now followed by July all ready to go.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

It's May

Well better on the timing front than April. Here is May's Calendar page using loads of Stampotique images all available from AFTH. The background is Dylusion Inks.

Birthday Card

Back in March I went to AFTH for a mini art journal workshop with Kate Crane. We did a warm up exercise to music with 3 colours of Golden Paint. You had to just let the music lead you and paint shapes. The background to this card is part of that warm up sheet. The swirls and Mwah are Stampotique stamps and the two girls picture is a Paperbag Studio image.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

April 2012 phew

Not sure how march is sideways but have done this post from my phone which I hope works better.

March 2012 at last!

Well its only 19th April so not too late........ April is ready and has been for ages so why have I not uploaded? Too many things on my mind, too much to do in the garden, house, re-ordering of patio take your pick.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Out with Feb in with March

February all done and March ready to go.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Watercolour Lady

Just been browsing on Youtube and was amazed to see this speed painting video. Just love the loose style of this painting by Isn't it just stunning.

Payday Canvas

Ladies who lunch met for a playday yesterday. We had all watched this youtube video and were inspired to make a canvas. This is mine, my first effort at canvas with a person in it.

Camera mistake picture not taken in natual daylight but is actually the canvas is on a piece of white drawing paper but the picture is a little dark.

Pat's canvas is here and Ann's canvas is here.

Updated photo in daylight, the colours are sooo much better.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Stampotique Art Journaling

These pages were started on Saturday 28th when I spent the day at AFTH with Kate Crane journalling with Stampotique stamps.

I ordered some new to me Faber and Castell Gelatos (as seen in the photo) from Simonsaysstamp in USA on 25th Feb, well much to my surprise they arrived here 31st that must be a record. I used them to tint the faces and to quieten down the black which ran away with me! They are water soluable and sort of waxy and with a creamy opaque consistancy. Thank you Simonsaysstamp.

January done

So far so good January completed, and February ready.

Friday, 27 January 2012


What to do on a wet day, more sorting of boxes finding an old diary and being inspired to journal, drawings hand drawn inspiration taken from the 1994 diary I found when sorting. Following some camera technique guidance yesterday suggesting that you should not

1. use the flash for these kind of photos

2. if you put your subject on a white background the camera apature opens more thus making the picture brighter

I am uploading a revised photo. Thank you Kate for your sound advice.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Catch Up

Ladies who lunch do a project each month. I have not been very good with blogging over the last few months so here are 2 projects January and November, if I get the pics in the right order! January was the bird house using metal, November was the the Ikea mirror with metal panels. We made a Christmas door wreath in December as seen here on Ann's blog.

Monday, 23 January 2012

More stuff

Just testing. This is nothing to do with crafting but just trying out the Blogger app. Simples! This was my Grans tea set.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

366 calendar challenge

Yesterday I spent a very enjoyable day at AFTH with Kate
Crane. The class was preparing more pages for this years challenge. I managed 2 pages, so March and April are now ready to go. It was great to see all the different styles of journal used. Pictures are taken on my iphone but cannot work out yet how to send pictures directly to blogger. Would have been ok with a text only post. Any tips please?

Oops missed February.