Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Monday, 26 January 2009
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Hope you like it!
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
I am not afraid of change...I dont always like change but its challenging and stretches me often to do things that I would not otherwise have done so I don't think change is bad...it just pushes me out of my comfort zone.On another note, I feel excited that UK Scrappers are having a cyber crop...I love participating and get quite carried away...often not sleeping for more than 48 hours. Of course this is always easier if my hubby is away which is not going to be the case this year. I wonder if I can get him to do all the chores and all the cooking over that weekend? hmmmm
Monday, 12 January 2009
Next I took some wax rubbings of my heart as well as of rubber stamps and painted with watercolour. Another technique that Michelle told us about last year whereby the wax resists the paint. This also gives an awesome effect and I have got so much better at it now that I am not trying to make it perfect! I also used my paper punch on this page and then found such a wonderful title for it when looking through my cuttings box. My cuttings box is something I started a while ago, just cutting out titles and pictures from magazines and throwing them into a box. Its great that we can make art without it costing too much money. I am so up for recycling whenever possible. The only thing that stops me is space! I have so many lovely boxes that I intend to do something with and I'm afraid to say I am stockpiling them :lol: Anyway, here is that page...
Next I used some modelling paste pushed through a stencil and then painted with some Stewart Gill paint that I had leftover from another project. This would be great with a bigger stencil as this one was a bit small. The page just had glimmer mist as a base. A bit more stamping and the page was done.
This next page was a bit of freestyle...I havn't been doing arty stuff for very long and sometimes I think I put too much thought into it but I am starting to find that I just go with the flow occasionally and get something done without thinking. These pages are starting to come together in a way that appeals to me and this next page was one of those. I don't even know what I did cos I just 'rolled with it'. I just love these heart shaped doillies...I bought them a while ago and always knew they would come in handy.
more next post
Friday, 9 January 2009
It really didn't photograph so well but I think you get the idea! Hopefully I will get better with practise :lol:
Thursday, 8 January 2009
Its always a huge commitment to begin anything like this as I discovered when I did her Deck of Me challenge two years ago and I dont like to commit to things unless I know I can get them done. What decided me was that this project can be kept quite small and of course it can be kept simple on the weeks when time is difficult to find. I threw together this card in just a few minutes and thats a big bonus in anything like this because its crucial to keep up. I know that if I get more than a couple of weeks behind then it will become a chore and if its a chore, its not enjoyable and art should be enjoyable. Anyway, the journalling on the back involves many of the things I put in my resolution post just a few days ago so I havnt repeated it here. I intend to have different size tags which I will bind together with the BIA at the end. tfl.
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
I am feeling a little better though cos I have managed to upload this xmas layout completed with photos from 2007 and of course that lovely little tag that I bought from g. It looks good here doesn't it? I did manage to be a little creative though...when I carried forward g's little red circles of glitter over my page! You can tell I was coming down with something cos I let g do all the work :lol: I still love it though!
Saturday, 3 January 2009
First of all there is the little vintage xmas decoration which is exquisite. I won this in a giveaway that g did just before xmas and I just love vintage/antique stuff so its just perfect for me. Also here are the six tags of xmas that she did and I just could not resist buying together with a xmas kit she put together. This little package just ooozes vintage...not only are there decorations (sadly my candle got a little bit damaged en-route), but also beads, stickers, music sheets and poems and pics from vintage books. I just love this! At the moment I am still in the 'looking' phase but I am definately going to create something with this little kit. Thanks g!
Thats it for now...
Friday, 2 January 2009
Thursday, 1 January 2009
One of my new year resolutions is to be a better blogger... I am generally useless at it!
Other resolutions include the usual...lose weight, get more fit, be a nicer person but I also want to be a better blogger, do more art journalling and find more time to tinker with my camera. And I need to take my camera with me when I go anywhere. How on earth am I ever going to get good photos if I dont even have the camera with me? I would also like to master photoshop and finish the zillion projects I have stored in the recesses of my brain! And I would like to finish my second OU degree. I started another one cos I got bored and now I find there are not enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do. I really dont have the time to work!
If I sit here long enough I am sure I will come up with a whole lot more things I want to do too! So what are your aims for the year? Do tell?