Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Just Maybe?

I've made a journal page that has a valentine theme.
It was initially bred from a love of another journal page that Anneke De Clerck did but her page had a ballerina as the main feature. I found another little beauty with this girl from the same artist, just photo-copied and added to my page.

I made a lovely bright background with various paints and then added some hearts from a stencil by The Crafters Workshop 416S, some circles made from a lid, the arrows were made from a stencil I made myself and the flowers were stamped from a beautiful stamp set by AALL & Create.

I really loved this little girl, I love the painterly (is there such a word?) look of her and I think she fits into her background well. She also has an air of ..... so which boy will I choose... oo la la!! 

Thanks for visiting, Rachel x

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Love is in the Air

So I have created this Valentine's card, not sure whether I will give this one or another that I have made yet......

.....created from a concoction of mixed media, I actually love all the bright colours clashing with each other.
First I hand drew a heart shape from paper, once cut out I then used the template, placing it over my white card I painted, dabbed and stamped!  I used circle, heart and word templates and then used my hexagon stamp here and there.
My black lines came from the end of an old credit card in my black Dylusions paint, the lid is nice and wide so makes it quite easy to do this - although I have had to throw the pot away now, it just ended up going very gloopy, almost dry, I was quite upset as I use black a fair bit so I looked it up on the internet to see if anyone else had had this problem.....yes, and the to spray the pot with some water after every use!
I used my free Love stamp that came with an old Craft Stamper magazine, such a beautiful stamp and attached this on the top over some torn paper with hexagons on (came from the inside of an envelope!)
A bit of scribbling with a black pen around the outside and finished.....

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Thanks for visiting, Rachel x

Saturday, 20 January 2018

FInd the beauty in every day

Just finished creating a picture that I am happy with. Using a bubble stencil I managed to create a busy background for my Jofy stamp flowers. 

Great feeling when you create something you are pleased about.......

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Thanks for visiting, Rachel

Sunday, 14 January 2018

A Flowery ATC

A Flowery ATC

I haven't really tried making ATC's before, to such an extent that I didn't even know what size they were supposed to be!  Each of these ATC's measure 2 1/2 " x 3 1/2" - which apparently according to the Paperartsy blog this month is the set size.
I really enjoyed making them - this has to be the best way of making art for someone that is slow at making decisions (hands up that's me) - I seemed to fill them up before I realised, such a little space to work in!
I really enjoyed building the layers - using paint, stencils, stamps and a bit of doodling and finished off with the beautiful Jofy 32 flower stamp set.
I will enter them into the Paperartsy competition and then maybe go off and add to my collection now.....

Paperartsy - blog.paperartsy-topic-1-atcs
Rubberdance - rubberdance/forever-stamping-challenge
Artistic Stamper - theartisticstamper2018/01/challenge-anything-goes
Craft Stamper - craftstamper.2018challenge-january
Country View Challenges - countryviewchallenges2018/january-anything-goes

Thanks for visiting, Rachel

Sunday, 15 October 2017


When are posts like buses?
When you blog two in two days after a silence of 4 months!

Quite got into making a few bookmarks - it seems a nice slow way back into crafting after a long time away. Enough space to play around with but not too big - also if it all goes wrong, it's ok to chuck.
Happy with this one though - love the colour scheme - red and gold. I've embossed red, glittery splatters around the outside and the little round antennaes in a gold embossing powder. Just love this little zini monster from Paperartsy, such lovely stamps. 
Tried out my crackle glaze, not adept with it yet and each time I do use it, I decide that maybe I need to lay a thicker layer on!
Anyway, I have decided to enter this little munchkin into the Paperartsy challenge as well, the photo doesn't actually show just how much the bookmark glitters in the sun.

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Thanks for visiting, Rachel

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Stay Curious

Wow, can't believe that I haven't posted anything since May! 
Life and the garden seems to take over during the summer months and the time flies by.
Whilst I am still looking through various art blogs during lunch breaks and over cups of tea, I don't seem to find time to actually make much art!
Anyway, I did manage to add to my small handmade journal and created this page with glittery outlines on the circles - I was quite pleased with my first dabble into creating 'shadow'.
I've entered my piece on the Paperartsy challenge, which is 'glitter' - there is always so much inspiration on their blog, it's really worth a visit.

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Thanks for visiting,

Thursday, 18 May 2017

I love ART

I thought I would try and create something for the challenge over at That's Crafty- it involves the art having a predominantly black theme. I have seen this idea copied a lot on blogs - firstly, create a bright picture with lots of interest, then covering most of it up - seems a bit strange, especially when you like the background that you are covering up!
I used a sun-ray stencil that I had made myself.

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Thanks for visiting, Rachel