Thursday, 22 August 2013

Art journaling

I had a go at art journaling today and am really pleased with the outcome. I used tissue paper and paper artsy fresco paints over gesso to make my background. I then layered stencils using pumice stone and frayed burlap ink and stamped butterflies on the background. I forgot distress ink changes when wet and sprayed perfect pearls over my background and everything smudged a little but I quite like it. I then used grunge paste and sequin waste to add some more texture before adding my stamped image and wording. Really happy with my first page :-) 
Really love Indigoblu mega flakes and used them to edge everything, including my hands lol. I looked like I had gold nail varnish on by the time I had finished!

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Distress paint play

I bought distress paints a while ago and hadn't got round to using them much do decided I would have a play with them this weekend. I love blues and purples together so decided to use those for this tag

I put the paints onto my craft mat, spritzed with water then dried with my heat tool. I then added seedless preserve and tumbled glass distress inks on top to blend some bits in that hadn't caught on the mat then edged with black soot and then stamped randomly on my background using a couple of background stamps. I added some washi and card candi and stamped butterflies from tim holtz and indigo blu. I stamped my saying from indigo blu onto manilla then blended tumbled glass onto it and edged with seedless preserves and black soot. I cut my butterfly out and coloured using distress markers then added it to my tag. 
I love the way you can make a really quick background with the distress paints and was looking forward to creating another couple when my baby woke up from her nap, so that put paid to that idea :-@

Have left a seriously messy dining table to finish playing later!does anyone else's look like this lol. I always intend to be tidy but always seem to lose the battle along the way :-@ Well back to looking after my little monkeys and the table will have to wait a little while longer .....

Monday, 12 August 2013

No place like home!

We are finally home from our holidays. Much as I love to go away there's nothing better than getting home! I went to The Great British Craft Festival at Warwick as we got back on Saturday so spent the day there yesterday and picked up some bargains including a fabulous stash of Indigo Blu stamps :-). 
I got home and felt inspired to get on with my ATCs that have taken me forever to get done :-/
Am feeling on top of the world after a few days holiday so looking forward to lots of crafting in the next few days. Going to try and get my ATC project completed this evening and some bits and bobs for my daughters bedroom.