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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Colour Challenge

 Good Morning Everyone, just popped in quickly to post my Tag for Pinky's challenge over at Tag Tuesday.

Pinky has chosen a colour challenge, Orange & Purple.

I created my tag using stamps and distress inks and pens.


I did make my Tag a few weeks ago ready for this challenge, but due to my holiday and a few health issues that are ongoing I completely for got to blog it.
Do pop over and join in if you can, you can find the challenge here at


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Pretty Gift Bag

 Time for another monthly challenge over at More Mixed Media. The challenge starts the 5th of each month and is always Mixed Media, but with an optional colour twist and this month the colour twist is Orange.

So for my design team project I decided to decorate a gift bag.



I layered up the front of the bag using backing paper and card.

I then added my stamped image that I had coloured and trimmed with lace and orange ribbon.



I was lucky enough to have been given this stamp by a friend who recently had a de-stash of her craft items. I was delighted as it really is such a sweet image.

To finish the bag, I added some orange ribbon and lace bits to the handle.

You can find the challenge here at MORE MIXED MEDIA....hope to see you there.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Asemic Writing

 Good Morning All...

Sunday Postcard Art have just launched this Sunday's Challenge and the theme, would you believe, I had to find the meaning for it from Google. 

Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means "having no specific semantic content", or "without the smallest unit of meaning". With the non-specificity of asemic writing there comes a vacuum of meaning, which is left for the reader to fill in and interpret.)

The theme is ASEMIC WRITING was chosen by Marion.

I really didn't know what this type of script was called, yet I've seen it used so many times, now I know I shall no doubt use it more often in my craft work.

My postcard was layered up with paints, then stamped.



The Asemic script was written using posca pens. 

I wasn't sure if I added enough script and several times thought about adding more, in the end I left it was it was originally in case I messed it up,lol.

You can find the challenge here at SUNDAY POSTCARD ART


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Using Book Pages

 Tag Tuesday have just launched this fortnights challenge....and it's me that chose the theme.

I love using book pages in my projects, always great to use for building up backgrounds, even if you paint over them, they add bulk and texture to most projects.

So here is my first Tag



For this tag I actually covered my page in a book page and then stamped over it using an IndigoBlu " Bubbles" stamp. 
I coloured some of the circles then added white dots using a posca paint pen.
I selected a couple of Tim Holtz papers dolls for this tag.



For my 2nd Tag I just added strips of book pages after stamping the tag, then just distressed the edges in yellow ink.
I used sisal fibres and a collection of flowers to make a topper, adding the key and butterfly as extra embellishments.

I do hope you can pop over and join in with our challenge, you can find us here at 
                                          TAG TUESDAY


Monday, September 13, 2021

Recycle or re-use

 Tag Tuesday still has another week left for it's challenge.

Valerie chose the theme this time around, which is Recycle or Re-use.

A great theme and I think most artists can always recycle and re-use plenty of things found around the home, office or craft room.

The most fun part of recycling for me in my craft room, is using up old birthday and christmas cards, cereal and other food boxes and clothing tags, using them for postcards, tags, journalling, journal covers, atcs, the list is endless.

Cards are my favourite items to use to make Tags, they usually have quite thick smooth card...which is what I used for this challenge.

I die cut the tag from an old card, purely because I like this section of the glitter, only realising afterwards that I cut the tag upside down, although I don't think that matters much.



I found some lilac paper in my stash that I stamped over to make a grungy background as well as some script and used that to cover the printed section of the tag.
I added part of a feather, then the dancing girl after shading her dress pale pink.
I found a couple of sentiments to tie in with the girl dancing.


This tag will be tied to my friend's gift as her birthday is coming up in a few days time, I wonder if she will notice the tag is part of a recycled birthday card.lol..
Do pop along and join in with the challenge, you can find it here at Tag Tuesday






Sunday, September 5, 2021

Steampunk Board

 Time seems to be flying by, in to September already and cooler weather with it too!

Over at More Mixed Media, Septembers challenge has just started.

As always it is anything mixed media, with an optional twist of using the colour brown.

For  my design team project I decided to alter a chopping board, Steampunk style.



I painted the board with acrylic paints in brown and orange, then swiping some of the paint off with a baby wipe. Once dry I used inks and a clock stencil to create the background.
I sorted through my stash for a clock, a few cogs, swirls and googles, painted them and dabbed them with some rust patina


I assembled all the pieces then added this lovely gent to sit on the clock.
Do pop over and join in with the challenge, you can find it here at More Mixed Media.








Sunday, August 29, 2021

A Shell in your Pocket

 Tag Tuesday still has a week left of their challenge.

The theme, chosen by design team member Wendy is Shells.

Here is my tag....


 I have used stamps from Crafty Individuals and Artistic Outpost and the shells are from my stash, along with the orange mesh that was holding my oranges.
You can find the challenge here at Tag Tuesday



Giraffe Postcard

 It's sunday, time for another challenge over at Sunday Postcard Art

The theme this sunday is Giraffes, chosen by Rosie

A few weeks ago, I went to the zoo with a couple of the younger members of my family, they were totally in awe of the Giraffes.

They look so majestic, although I don't like to see animals in captivity, I do understand the need to keep certain species going, far to many animals have become extinct.

Don't you think Giraffes have the most amazing eye lashes.....




Here is my postcard, a digital piece this time.

The images are from Songbirdy, over at Mischief Circus, which is sadly closing down on 12th September.

You can find the challenge here at Sunday Postcard Art