Sunday 23 October 2016


Yeah!!! Finally, after a few weeks I have worked out why the quality of my photos on my blog have deteriorated. I have been sending my photos in a small file, so the quality was being compromised.
I would consider myself with very, very basic computer skills, that have improved since I've started up my blog....yeah, go me!! It is a big learning curve and thankfully my husband (ok, I had to confess it was him that solved my problem....yeah, go hubbie) has helped me, SOOO frustrating when you are happy with a piece of art and then posting a picture results in a fuzzy image!! When I get a chance I will re-edit some of my old pictures from past posts, so they are nice and clear.
I have to admit that I still don't know what lots of the settings on the right hand side of the blog page mean, you know the ones under the heading 'Post settings', ie labels, permalink etc - it's a slow journey in the world of computer learning for me - I am leaning more and more on my kids for help, lol!

Anyway, back to the art, this week over at the Craft Barn it is V for their alphabet challenge. I have chosen Violet and thrown a few different shades of violet at it. I started by getting out all my violet shades of paint and working out which ones worked well together.
The main pinky/violet Gelli print background is Violet by Dina Wakeley and the flowers and border are Violet by Graduate. Still really happy with my Gelli plate, I use it alot. The flowers are Jofy stencils.

Funny because the colours that I have chosen are real Halloween colours, completely by accident! I never make any Halloween art as I have no Halloweeny stamps or stencils!

Challenges entered:




Thanks for visiting, Rachel


  1. Wow! This is a stunning page. The colours and patterns work brilliantly with each other.xx

  2. Loving your page - lots of violets and bold colours. It looks great!!

  3. Your page is awesome! Thank you for joining in the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge xx

  4. Lovely page, the colours are great. I love how you have used the dictionary lettering for the word Violet, it's very effective.

  5. This is gorgeous. I really like how you used parts of the dictionary in your V word. It's a beauty, and really stunning.

    In case you're wondering, LABELS are those words at the bottom of your post that tell others what the post is about. Its also a good way for you (and your readers) to search for something specific. For example, your labels can be quite generic or very specific. Generic would be something like Craft Barn Challenge. Specific would also include things such as paint, gelli plate, flowers, etc. I hope that helps.

    1. Thanks for that explanation - I have seen labels on people's blogs and thought it was definitely very helpful, now I can try and set it up for my blog, that's brilliant! It's all a process of trial and error I guess!

  6. Stunning colourful page! I love all those Jofy images and I really like the cut out stencil flowers, they look great in violet.

  7. Who would have thought there were so many shades of violet. You have created a lovely and colourful page.