Saturday, 20 January 2018

FInd the beauty in every day

Just finished creating a picture that I am happy with. Using a bubble stencil I managed to create a busy background for my Jofy stamp flowers. 

Great feeling when you create something you are pleased about.......

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Sunday, 14 January 2018

A Flowery ATC

A Flowery ATC

I haven't really tried making ATC's before, to such an extent that I didn't even know what size they were supposed to be!  Each of these ATC's measure 2 1/2 " x 3 1/2" - which apparently according to the Paperartsy blog this month is the set size.
I really enjoyed making them - this has to be the best way of making art for someone that is slow at making decisions (hands up that's me) - I seemed to fill them up before I realised, such a little space to work in!
I really enjoyed building the layers - using paint, stencils, stamps and a bit of doodling and finished off with the beautiful Jofy 32 flower stamp set.
I will enter them into the Paperartsy competition and then maybe go off and add to my collection now.....

Paperartsy - blog.paperartsy-topic-1-atcs
Rubberdance - rubberdance/forever-stamping-challenge
Artistic Stamper - theartisticstamper2018/01/challenge-anything-goes
Craft Stamper - craftstamper.2018challenge-january
Country View Challenges - countryviewchallenges2018/january-anything-goes

Thanks for visiting, Rachel

Sunday, 15 October 2017


When are posts like buses?
When you blog two in two days after a silence of 4 months!

Quite got into making a few bookmarks - it seems a nice slow way back into crafting after a long time away. Enough space to play around with but not too big - also if it all goes wrong, it's ok to chuck.
Happy with this one though - love the colour scheme - red and gold. I've embossed red, glittery splatters around the outside and the little round antennaes in a gold embossing powder. Just love this little zini monster from Paperartsy, such lovely stamps. 
Tried out my crackle glaze, not adept with it yet and each time I do use it, I decide that maybe I need to lay a thicker layer on!
Anyway, I have decided to enter this little munchkin into the Paperartsy challenge as well, the photo doesn't actually show just how much the bookmark glitters in the sun.

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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Stay Curious

Wow, can't believe that I haven't posted anything since May! 
Life and the garden seems to take over during the summer months and the time flies by.
Whilst I am still looking through various art blogs during lunch breaks and over cups of tea, I don't seem to find time to actually make much art!
Anyway, I did manage to add to my small handmade journal and created this page with glittery outlines on the circles - I was quite pleased with my first dabble into creating 'shadow'.
I've entered my piece on the Paperartsy challenge, which is 'glitter' - there is always so much inspiration on their blog, it's really worth a visit.

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Thursday, 18 May 2017

I love ART

I thought I would try and create something for the challenge over at That's Crafty- it involves the art having a predominantly black theme. I have seen this idea copied a lot on blogs - firstly, create a bright picture with lots of interest, then covering most of it up - seems a bit strange, especially when you like the background that you are covering up!
I used a sun-ray stencil that I had made myself.

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Creativity is Magic

So, after not creating anything for a while, I've managed to have some arty fun twice in a week - all because it rained, forcing me out of the garden again!
This picture was inspired by Nika Rouss over at the Donna Downey website - I love her style of painting, incredibly she seems to use only her fingers and a baby wipe for so many of her paintings and I love her painting style.
Anyway, I used a Jofy flower stamp and am actually really happy with my picture!

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Sunflowers in Spring

 This page started as a mop up page. I had too much pink paint on my craft mat and so decided to use it up through the circle stencil as a border. Well I loved it...and promptly forgot about it!
Over on the Rubber Dance blog they are holding a challenge to use 3 colours - pink, red and orange - I haven't managed to create any art for a long time - the garden is just too much of a temptation for me at the mo - well, the colours seemed to fit for a sunflower theme....even though it's still spring.... and that border was just so perfect.

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