Thursday, October 22, 2020


 Hard to believe we are almost towards the end of October, time flies. Time for the pumpkins,witches bats and cats to come out for Halloween.

Michele has chosen the theme All Hallow's Eve as her theme for the current challenge over at Tag Tuesday

Do pop over and check out her fab tags...and of course do try and join in with our challenge.

This is my Tag, mostly stamped on coloured card, the stamps are by Artistic Outpost.

You can find our challenge here at Tag Tuesday

Monday, October 12, 2020

Autumnal again...

 It just so happens that I have a few tree stamps, so I got them all out and would you believe I used a tree stamp and a script stamp that was a freebie with a craft magazine. Not bought by me either, a friend gave me a complete set as she had 2 sets with her 

Another challenge over at Tag Tuesday..Trees is the theme was chosen by Pinky, very apt for this time of the year. I couldn't resist using shades of autumn on my tag.

The background I created using inks and brushes then stamped using the masking method.
I dotted the branches with oranges,yellow and a little green, then added the sentiment.
Do pop over if you can and join in with our challenge, you can find us here at Tag Tuesday

Monday, October 5, 2020

Very Autumnal

 Well here we are, in to October already. Beautiful colours everywhere with the trees and shrubs changing, to me it's such a lovely time of the year. Suits me too now the weather is cooler.

Time again for another challenge over at More Mixed Media

As always it is anything goes, but with the option of using the colour orange in your project.

For my design team project this time I have gone back to my journal. I have some lovely paper napkins that have lush leaves printed on them and I thought they would be perfect for the orange option.

I gessoed the blank pages then added some scraps of paper, swipe over with a thin layer of gesso again. I left it to dry completely overnight.
Using a selection of stamps I added more to the background and then swiped orange acrylic paint over the page using  dry brush, again I left it a while to completely dry before adding my paper napkins leaves.
I actually left the pages alone for a few days as I had lost my mojo and didn't want to mess up a great background.

So here I am, already to add to my pages...
I remembered I had a rubber stamp that was part of a brick wall, so I used that for the ladies to sit on, worked out quite well, especially after I coloured the bricks.

On to my 2nd page, again I used the brick stamp, more randomly this time, trying to make it look like the wall was damaged, not sure if I achieved that very well, but I was reluctant at this stage to do to much incase I messed it all up.
I added the young lad walking his dog.
I added shading around the people to give them a bit of shadow, first time I have ever done that and I am pleased with the effect
Finally on both pages I added a few words then flicked over both pages with some white acrylic paint.
I also used a black water colour pencil randomly around the edges of the pages and smudged them with a damp finger.
Yes, I love the pages, very autumnal and not to overwhelming with the orange colour.
I hope you can find time this month to join in with our challenge, there is a prize on offer of some papers of your choice, detail over on the challenge blog, which you can find here at

I would like to enter my journal pages to these great challenges over at