Wednesday 23 November 2016

Fun is GOOD

Playing about in my Dylusions journal, I decided to make a page that could be entered into the Rubber Dance Blog challenge, the colours in the challenge were my 'go to' colours anyway, pink, purple and turquoise
Having thrown paints, inks and twinkling H2O's and stencils and stamps at it, I like the vibrancy - plus I thought the Dr Seuss quote was quite fitting!

Challenges entered:

rubberdance-challenge-november - turquoise, pink, purple


Thanks for visiting, Rachel

Thursday 17 November 2016


So here is my picture for this fortnight's letter over at the Craft Barn's Alphabet Challenge - 
 I - Insect
One of those rare pictures that I didn't plan anything beforehand, apart from the idea I was going with  a butterfly.  It's nice just to go for it  - I don't know why I don't do that more often, seeing as with most kinds of mixed media art, there are always plenty of layers and so mistakes are usually easy to cover up!
Mainly used my Neo-colors here and stamped with a little, hexagon and circle Jofy stamp.

Challenges entered:

Thanks for visiting, Rachel

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Lucky Stars

WOW, WOW, WOW - I am SOOO happy!!

I think it must be my lucky week!!!! I have won stamps in both of the competitions I entered, I can't believe it! I have won one of Tracy Easson's beautiful, beautiful Wonky Tonk stamps and now have just found out that I've also won a Zini stamp (one of Elena Zinski's stamp set with Paperartsy). I've been excitedly waiting for my Wonky Tonk stamp to arrive with the postman today but I think it must take longer than I think to travel down from Scotland - lol!

Well, I am definitely attaching my lucky streak to this art journal page - because I love it so much!!

This is all down to my wonderful Gelli Plate - I just love using it and am really pleased I took the plunge to buy it. I started by basically throwing all the blue paint I had onto the double spread, that's probably about 5/6 different shades and makes, plus some orange, cream and gold. 

I was beginning to hate it and thought about giving up at this stage. But then looked through my notebook that I use to gelli print in and found the perfect page, tore it into 3 strips and added two along the centre and stamped and embossed stars onto the third. Some text stamps and stars made from texture paste, plus a quote and I very happy with the result.

The background has a sheen on it, where I had mixed some Paperartsy Metallic Glaze in with some blue paint - ooh pretty!

Challenges entered : 

Thank you for visiting, Rachel

Sunday 6 November 2016

Union Jack

So, we are so close to the end of the Alphabet Challenge over at the Craft Barn blog. Although it has been difficult sometimes getting a picture finished on time, I'm still really enjoying it and my book with each alphabet picture in it, will be a great memory of my first year as a 'blogger'!

I remember that it was at this time of the year, last year, that I started thinking about what projects I might attempt for 2016 and I find myself thinking that again. What worked, what didn't - usually time is a factor on how many projects we can take on and I certainly don't want to start feeling that any of my crafting is a chore!

I have managed to keep up with my diary/journal (just about) but I'm not sure that I will do it again. I'd like to experiment a bit more with new crafting techniques and if I give up with my diary I will probably have more time to do that.

Anyway, here is my U for Union Jack picture - mainly paper-piecing from gelli prints, the red was bubble wrap and the blue had my favourite Ellen Vargo stamp set stamped and embossed with white, it looks a mash-up because I have cut it up, plus a little texture paste on the white stripes.

Challenges entered:

thecraftbarnblog.alphadictionary-challenge U



Thanks for visiting, Rachel x