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
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.