Mar 23, 2015

Mixed Media Alphabet card.

Hello Everyone.
Let me welcome my new followers, I hope you find inspiration in what I create, I do not follow any specific genre, albeit I am partial to Mixed Media and Shabby Chic, two entirely different categories, but they work well together and there are times where I need to make something pretty, I am a girl after all. 
You will not find anything clean and simple here, cannot do it...will not do it.

Country View Crafts Challenge-'Anything Goes' is still in progress until the end of the month and this is my second inspirational piece for you.

 Below you will view a fine example of  Mixed Media.

I must apologise that I have no step by step for this piece, I get in such a mess with gesso and glue etc that I literally cannot pick up my camera without mutilating it...I paint with my fingers most of the time.
But I will tell you how I put it together.

The substrate is Black card stock that has a light coating of gesso, then I dry embossed, attached a few off cuts of paper and a smearing of paint randomly in Green and Gold.
The chipboard numbers and letters have also been treated with gesso and paints, then stamped over in Archival ink.
The Cherub was in my Stash.
At the side is a border die cut from painted paper with some fibre thread attached.
And there you have it, full of texture and dimension.

I am entering this into Mixed Media World Challenge-Anything Goes 

Rubber Dance Art Stamps March Colour Challenge:
Fresh Spring Pastels

Have a great week,

Mar 20, 2015

Visual Journal #5

Hello Everyone,

I have been working in my Journal this week because I am low on inspiration and playing with ink, glue and paints helps. The Bg on the right is Roen Cathedral painted by Claude Monet. I followed through with his palette to my left page.
I added some collage rectangles and painted in the Arch.
The Cherub is stamped on tissue and glued in place.

You can join us each Thursday and show your pages.

Mar 13, 2015

Serviette Card

Hello Everyone,
It has been a long time since I have made a card that did not involve a messy formula.
I found this serviette in my drawer and loved the watercolour effect, it was calling out loudly to me... 'make this into a card Sue.' So for once I listened to my inner voice and created this.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is: 'Things that Fly.' and I know there will be hundreds of entries with butterflies but I could not think of any other image that would suit this Bg so perfectly than the Lepidoptera, so forgive my lack of imagination on this creation.
I will not go into a step by step as You Tube has plenty on the process of applying the serviette.
I am also entering The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge: 'Spring is Coming.'
(I have stamped the sentiment and text on the Bg.) 

Have a great weekend.

Mar 10, 2015

Visual Journey page #4

Hello Everyone
Here I am with another double spread for my Journal and Brendas March Link Up of her 'Visual Journey' (#4  for me.)
 I go through the same process with the substrate;Gesso then different colour glazes until I like what I see, then I add the embellishments...The image of the girl has had many coats of paint applied, then I finished off with glass bead gel, as I wanted some texture.
The words say it all.

 Please click on the images to see the detail.