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Monday, 19 January 2015

Table Settings

The little one has taken to wrecking the laminated paper table mats. For Christmas I made a quilted table runner and place mats, and everyone really liked using them. So I'm going to have to get some fabric to go with the curtains to make some every day ones too. There's nothing that colour in my huge fabric mountain unfortunately. The curtains were the ones left us by the previous owners.

Inspiration Monday - Vintage Music Card Making.

My blog friend from the CKC team, Bethany, came up with a super cool idea this month. She's been challenging herself to make scrapbooking kits themed around her favourite stamp sets. I could really use some more "ready made" home made cards in the card box, as I don't always have time to make a card when someone tells me something has happened, or there's a birthday at work etc. I also have a lot of stamps, and other crafting tools that are needing to be used. Some new, and some old.

So for Inspire Me Monday, this week, I've challenged myself to
  • Assemble a card making kit based around a stamp set.
  • Include an embossing folder.
  • Include something that's never been used.
  • Include some old stash (older than 5 years).
  • Make at least 2 cards.
  • Work out the envelope maker that came with the Ultimate Pro that mum gave the children, to make matching envelopes.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

What was on my Workdesk Wednesday.

Hello WOYWW desk hoppers. I'm a bit late posting, as I didn't have chance to blog yesterday. However I did take a photo of my workstation on time.

I was getting ready to do week one of the Art to the 5th Academy's free Art Journaling workshop, The Documented life Project Journal. Week one is using book print. As I'm late posting, I can also show you the finished piece taken this morning in the daylight. I finished it after the children went to bed.

For those of you who visited my desk last week, the finished anime styled painting can been seen here.
Have a great week, and be blessed.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Inspiration Monday and Book Print

It's Inspire Me Monday, and it's my turn to create an example project for the CKC challenge today. The challenge is to use book print. As the squash book hasn't arrived at it's recipient's address yet, I can't show you much, but you can have a little peek at the part of the project I used book print on - a tag

  • Paper torn from the vintage Russian grammar book, I like that it's book print, but totally unreadable.
  • Stuck to a tag and sprayed with Perfect Pearl Mists (green patina, and sunflower sparkle)
  • scrap of paper punched with a new boarder punch I got for Christmas
  • Snowman & snow dog cut with dies that came free with the Winter edition of Crafter's Inspiration
  • home made flower embellishments (tutorial)
For those of you visiting for Inspire Me Monday, click here to see the finished painting that I was starting last Monday.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Transformation Mixed Media Art Piece.

On Monday I mentioned a piece of art work I was doing for week one of Take Me Deeper, and those of you who came to visit on Wednesday saw my work in progress. Now you get to see the finished piece.

Process and Materials used:
  • background started as a paper from Recollections' Love Letters 12 x 12 paper pack
  • manga styled portrait drawn with inks onto watercolour paper, and then given a watercolour wash
  • colouring with alcohol markers
  • patterned paper for shirt from Hobbycraft's spring collection
  • Over painting of the background paper, and blending in of the image, with acrylic mixed with glaze medium.
Inspiration from a scripture passage, Romans 12 v 2.
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."