Friday 31 March 2017

Blue and ochre

Over at the Paperartsy blog, they have a colour challenge going on - I guess it's no surprise now which 2 colours they have chosen.....yes, blue and ochre!

I thought that it would be fun to use my new Donna Downey stencil to create the flowers.The brick work was initially embossed using a Jofy 38 stamp set, then I painted over them with a brown and inbetween with an ochre neo-color crayon.
Joy of course because flowers are joyful!

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Thanks for visiting, Rachel

Saturday 25 March 2017

Blowin' in the Wind

Haven't blogged for a while, as it is major garden time, lots of weeding and sowing seeds - it has to be one of my favourite times of the year with the blooming of daffodils and snowdrops and the promise of warmer weather. I do find that if the weather is fine then I'm out in the garden and so any craft time is very limited!
I did however manage to find time to create a picture for the the Song Title Challenge over at the Craft Barn. This month it is Blowin' in the Wind as you can see below. 
I am trying to draw a face for each picture, don't always like the faces but it's good practise. This woman was supposed to be blowing and my daughter pointed out that maybe the lips should have been parted a little... she may have a point!
Anyway, on the whole I'm happy with my picture and the Jofy 'dandelion' seedheads.

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Wednesday 8 March 2017


This is another picture in my gelli plate journal - every picture starts off as a gelli print!
I drew the large daisies onto dictionary paper and stamped the other flowers onto various thick patterned card and cut them out.
The Jofy words were embossed onto some more gelli prints - sure do use the prints up!

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Sunday 5 March 2017


Over at the Craft Barn blog they are holding a competition for a chance to win the 12 new colours of Paperartsy Infusions, please follow the link below to enter.....


Thanks Rachel