Sunday, 31 January 2016
Monday, 25 January 2016
Sunday, 24 January 2016
I have finally finished my concertina journal based on Kate Cranes class on Wanderlust.
I chose to journal song lyrics that mean a lot to me - 'dream catch me' by Newton Faulkner.
"There's a place I go when I'm alone,
Do anything I want,
Be anyone I wanna be,
But it is us I see"
I might be alone in the craft room, doing what I love, but my husband and son are always there near the front of my mind and I feel so lucky to have them.
There is still plenty of space in the journal for me to add some family photos or more detail later.
I loved doing something a bit different to normal, but waiting for the paint to dry on each layer got a wee bit frustrating. I just couldn't wait to put it all together!
I have made a few mistakes with this one, but I'd definitely do another one using this technique.
Thanks for visiting,
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Friday, 30 October 2015
This one uses a stamp from Inkadinkado. I've had the set for ages as I just couldn't resist the quirky images, but this was the first time I've used it. The quote round the edge is "there is no beauty without some strangeness" which is a variation on an Edgar Allen Poe quote and very fitting for this fab octopus. It is coloured mostly with watercolour pencils.
Sunday, 18 October 2015
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Here are a couple of cards I've made recently for family and friends. They are fairly experimental so I hope their recipients liked them.
First 1: brayered fresco finish paints, stencilled grunge paste and stitched layers. Stitching seems to be making its way onto almost everything I do now I've finally got the hang of threading my sewing machine (it didn't stop me doing making the stupid mistake of sewing the front and back of the card together though, oops!).