Friday, 28 February 2014

CAS - Colours and sketches

My entry for this weeks challenge #63 on CAS - colours and sketches - a sketch to follow this week ...

The background 'arrow' is white embossing on patterned paper and the flower is built up from layers of a Paperartsy die and a Woodware punch. The leaf is a Paperartsy die and a bit of bling finishes off the centre

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Journal Soup

Two more journal soup cards ...

CAS tag

This tag is part of my 'recipe' series - number 5 - the colour red, text and a stamped heart - clean and simple style this time ...

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Journal Soup

My blog has been neglected lately - I haven't been spending much time in the art room (cupboard!) since Christmas. I have been trying to keep up with and sort out my work life - the dreaded day job that is - and have now achieved this - yes, once again I have handed in my notice! No job to go to but have realised it will be fine and I am now sure I do not want to be an OT any longer ... watch this space!

I have got a few things to share ... first another 'recipe' tag ... the recipe is 'a stamped floral image, text and the colour red' ...

The background is painted over a book page using the fabulous Fresco paints by Paperartsy, then stamped flowers, liquid pearl centres and a charm.

I have been dabbling in Art Journaling for a number years on and off and always enjoy the process, however I make too many 'pages' I don't like and then the journal gets abandoned and lies unfinished. 

I also prefer smaller scale projects. 

A few days ago I bought Kate Crane's online class Journal Soup - it is brilliant - and has solved the 'journaling' problems I have! Loose pages. small size and quotes (I have a collection of hundreds) ... here are some recent attempts ... the backgrounds are a mixture of inks and Paperartsy Fresco paints ...