Monday, April 12, 2021

Positive Attitude - by Fran

 Hello everyone!

Well,  if you're like me, you are a bit fed up with lockdowns, bad weather and life in general at the moment, so it is very important to have a positive attitude!  So I made this cheeky postcard with a bit of advice.....



To start with I used a piece of card 4" x 6" then smooshed two Distress Inks (Wilted Violet and Candied Apple) with some water to make a background.


Whilst that was drying, I stamped the main image on some 160gsm paper (easier to cut out) and coloured it in


I stuck it on the card after stamping some background images to add interest, and I bleached the background where the sentiment was to go by dabbing water on the card and then dabbing the water off.  I then stamped the sentiment in Versafine Clair and embossed with clear embossing powder so it would stand out. 

 I coloured in some of the chevrons, and finished it off by blending Black Soot distress ink round the edge of the whole project


So, have a positive attitude and roll on Spring (it's snowing here at the moment!)


Stamps used: 

Lady drinking tea in box   SKU 20080

Row of Chevrons  SKU 19829

Row of scribble circles   SKU 20172

Row of Distressed Lines  SKU 20171

A Positive Attitude  SKU 6090

Other items:

Distress inks in Wilted Violet, Candied Apple and Black Soot

Black Memento Ink (for main image)

Black Versafine Clair Ink

Copic pens

Clear Embossing Powder

Black pen





Thursday, April 08, 2021

Bloom

 Happy Spring!!!  I am so excited to be seeing nice warm weather here in the mid west!! I hope you are getting some warmth where ever you are!

In the spring we see lots of baby announcements and this year there have been many!!  I was inspired by them to create this tag.

Stamps used:  Mary Jane Shoes, Doodle Flower/Garden, Bloom Where You Are Planted

I just LOVE those little Mary Janes!!!

I had a pre stenciled (with a Tim Holtz stencil and distress ink) tag that worked out perfect. I stamped the doodle garden in 3 colors of archiva ink and them outline with a white Stabilo All pencil.  The Mary Janes are colored with Prisma Colored Pencils.


The sentiment is just perfect to welcome a little princess!

Hope you are inspired by Spring or babies or just about anything and get to creating!!
Until next time...get inky!




Monday, April 05, 2021

Mail Art Bowie - by Arwen

 Hi Lovelies


Today it's my turn to share my DT project.

I love David Bowie and I love mail art - so I created an envelope.


Close-ups:



I used the following stamps:

other materials:

  • Distress Reinker
  • Water Brush
  • Canson Mix media Imagine paper
  • Black Cardstock
  • Staz on 

 

Have a lovely day and see ya soon 


 

 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Covid19 ► Majo

 

Hi, my lovely friends,

 it's time for another little Art Journal page.

 


I must admit, that I’m fed up with the way this is happening. Every day we have so many people just meeting in “private”, no masks, not the necessary distance. As a result, we have one lock down after the other.

 This is the meaning of my page: “I have no more fucks to give!” Excuse my French.

Anyway, I tell you what I did.

 I stamped my lovely lady and masked her with drawing gum. I stamped the background and my two sentiments, and added Ranger Distress Ink “Victorian Velvet”. I rubbed of the gum and coloured her hair with the same ink. 

 As a little highlight I added ”Peeled Paint” to the earrings and part of her hair. I stamped my most fav word during this epidemic also in her hair (Just in case, you didn’t notice).

 Let’s have some closer looks ……

 




 
I have used the following stamps:

I have no more fucks to give

The Tina Walker Lady

The Corona Virus

TheWaybill

Fuck

Let's not forget, that this wil be over some day, until then, stay safe, my friends.

 Luv ya all ♥