Friday, 28 December 2012
Monday, 24 December 2012
Babies are tiny little people, but they don't half need an awful lot of paraphernalia! As I am spending a week or so at my inlaws i really wanted to take some craft stuff with me, I knew I would get a little time to play as the Grandparents would want to spend some time with the baby .... however packing a load of craft stuff was not practical either......So this is where I quote Michelle from C&C and say " I Loooooove Seriff" I have mostly used it for making scrap pages. However what I did was design a few cards, I have printed them off, along with the elements I wanted to decoupage. I also brought my copics, a few basics, scissors, 3d foam and sticky dots and a sheet of gems. I got chance to do some colouring yesterday and put together this card for my sister.
I can see these hybrid projects become a far more regular feature of my crafting.
I do have to apologize for the photo, I am having to use my phone in rubbish light, so its not the best quality.
Thanks for looking
Saturday, 22 December 2012
I am sat at my inlaws just now looking forward to a relaxing week ahead. I was delighted this morning when I was able to spend a little bit of time and realised I made the satuated canary top 3 for last weeks challenge!! big smiles on my face!!
I made this card a couple of nights ago, again with the images I coloured about 9 months ago.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Everbody Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Pick a challenge from last Year ( Anything Goes )
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Stamping for the weekend - Anything Goes
Crafts For Eternity - Anything Goes
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Thank you for all your positive comments on my last page, I really appreciate it. This is another of my pages with my own doodles .... I know whats with the flamingo's!!! when I was doing "Art" drawing and painting birds was my favourite subject. Back then I was trying to get an exact representation, now I am just playing and seeing what happens.
The background has been created with watered down cosmic shimmer drawing inks. I have coloured the image with Prisma pencils and have used gel pens for details.
Thanks for looking
Monday, 17 December 2012
I have finally got round to taking photo's of some of my journaling pages. This is in my Dyan Reevley Journal. I am a little nervous at sharing this as it is my own doodles, as I have said I am really enjoying working in my journal, and am gradually gaining more confidence in myself. Although I still do not feel like an "Artist" but think If I keep playing, I will get there eventually.
On this page I have used Dylusion Ink, white acrylic paint, Prisma Pencils, Cosmic Shimmer drawing inks, and Gel pens.
Thanks for looking
Sunday, 16 December 2012
Check me, a post 2 days in a row!! I saw the challenge on Saturated Canary and really wanted to join in. Also I have recently purchased this image, but I didn't think it was very hot chocolatey!! So hence came the idea of a mug of hot choc! so I could combine the 2.
Loved making this, felt like I was properly playing, The papers are from he "Tilda" range, and I created the marshmallows with "co-ordinations - whitewashed" card. I just had a random thought that I wanted to create steam with wire .... but could I find where I have put my wire!! ... eventually I found a wire embellishment that said LOVE, so I reshaped that, its worked out nice though because there was also beads on the wire.
Hugs to all
Saturday, 15 December 2012
I have been watching "one born every minute, what happened next" It has been quite entertaining viewing, as I am fully understanding the joys and the challenges of having a little person take over your life ... I found it especially hilarious when one of the mums said, " I knew I would not get much time for myself, but I do miss going for a wee on my own!!" too funny and too true!! I am quoting this rather than apologise once again for the lack of activity on my blog!! I think I will just have to accept that for quite sometime things are going to be hit and miss.
I am still very passionate about my crafting, however I spend more time watching rather than doing!! What amazes me is that when I watch c&c and they interview the guest to find out when they began crafting, and so many times they say " well when I had the children I had more time and began crafting " ...... I just think HOW? I was already an avid crafter and barley have time to craft, let alone discover a new passion!!
Last night I made this card, and a couple of others. I colored this image not long after Kezia was born so about 9 months ago, and it is just getting used now!!
I am still spending lots of time working in my art journal ... I am really enjoying that, I find it easier as I dont need as much stuff!! Just a journal a pen and some pencils, I have done lots of doodling which I am loving, and am gradually gaining confidence in my drawing .... I did used to take Art at school but had no confidence in my ability. I will show some pages here I just need to get them photographed. I am hoping as my confidence grows I will be able to use some of my own art work in my cards.
Love to all
Thanks for looking ( and for sticking with me, whilst I am just dipping in and out of blogland, I do think of you all often!!)