Friday 29 July 2016

Enjoy the ride

I had this little girl that I had drawn and coloured in with Neo-color crayons and Inktense pencils - it was my first attempt at drawing a whole person, inspired from a Willowing video - just love Tamara Laporte's artwork, it is stunning, have a look (

 Well I had created her about 6 months ago and so I thought that she needed adding into my lovely Dylusions Journal, always a bit scary, as I was really happy with how she had turned out and just wanted to create a beautiful background that she would be happy to 'live in'!! 

SOOo using only various blue and green sprays (Dylusions) and paints (Paperartsy) created a 'field' - plus a texture paste cloud and with one of my free stamps from my Craft Stamper magazine, created her little bear friend and lots of flowers.

I love how the colours have blended together in places.

Challenges entered:



paperbabestamps-challenge-38-anything goes

Thanks for visiting, Rachel

Sunday 17 July 2016

N for Nine

Another entry for the Craft Barn's Alphabet challenge - N for nine flowers. I finally spent a voucher that I had been given ages back - so amongst my new stash was a variety of luscious Dina Wakley Acrylic paints that were used in this background and a gorgeous WOW white embossing powder, which I have already used quite a bit.

Challenges entered:

thecraftbarnblog alphadictionary-challenge - N

thatscraftychallenges feminine-challenge

pennyblackatallsorts july-challenge-anything-goes-with-stamp

craftstamper.blogspot take-it-make-it-challenge-july

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Friday 15 July 2016


I guess it seems strange to call a page 'Sparkle' when I've created black flowers but I think the black card really pops against the pastel background. The sparkle I have added is from a WOW black sparkle embossing powder spread around the flowers - adding to their general happy feeling, well they are all smiling so I'm guessing they are happy!

I really loved making this journal page, adding lots of circles from a fab new background stamp from Visible Image, (well new to me anyway). I love the pink hexagon paint splodges on the flowers too. I don't have a lot of black card in my stash, which is a pity, as painting on a black background always seems to make bright colours really pop in a very satisfying way.

Challlenges entered:

thatscraftychallenges feminine-challenge

theartisticstampercreativeteam july - all things bright and beautiful

countryviewchallenges july-challenge-have-fun-with-circles

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Saturday 2 July 2016


I've created a picture where I have taken inspiration from 2 challenges -the Craft Barn challenge has the letter W and PaperArtsy challenge is paper piecing - looking through my dictionary for help, I came up with the idea of just using papers to make a window.
Looking through the pictures in Darcy's introduction for the PaperArtsy paper piecing, I was drawn to the Jofy, vase of flowers, I always love anything JOFY style, the style of her stamp artwork really appeals to me.

My picture was originally going to be a view out of the window but with the bunting added, I think it may be a view of a vase of flowers into a party room - just that you can't see the vase!?
Everything has been cut out of various paper - including the flowers, that came from one of the girls old magazines, they were meant to be used for a flower headband!
The bricks and letters were from stencils and the leaves were from a JOFY stamp.

It was quite satisfying being able to cut out all the main pieces and see what the finished picture would look like before they were all glued down. I always find the process of a picture evolving quite tricky when using mainly paints and stamps, it's the fear of the unknown outcome and not wanting to 'ruin' it!

Challenges entered:

CRAFT BARN thecraftbarnblog alphadictionary- W

PAPERARTSY paperartsy - paper-piecing-challenge

THE ARTISTIC STAMPER theartisticstamper - july-all-things-bright-and-beautiful

Thanks for visiting,