Thursday, 29 May 2014

Tag Along - Tag #40

This tag is for the Tag Along Challenge #40. 

The Challenge theme is Tick Tock.
I've used a Tim Holtz clock mask and Distress inks for the background. The wings are made from grungeboard and I've added a real clock face to it. Also added some vellum and the stamped quote. 

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Journal 52 - Week 2 

I worked on my next Journal 52 page.

The prompt for Week 2 is: Somewhere, a simple place
"Think of places you love. Maybe it is the library, your home, the kitchen, a garden, the place where you create, a travel destination or being surrounded with family or friends. Maybe your place is imaginary. Think of things you enjoy that are related to places and spaces in your life – or maybe a place you wish existed."

This was quite easy for me, because my happy place is my couch. :)
And here it is. The background is yellow acrylic paint, where I doodle a border around it. A photo of my couch and some Maya Road Chipboards coloured with Distress Inks and white dots.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Craft Barn: Q & L Challenge

I've made another journal page for the new Craft Barn Challenge.
The Challenge this time is to use the words MUSIC and/or PASSION in a quote or lyric.
Since I just love Music the choice was easy. I went for "Music keeps me sane", which is just the right quote for me.
The background is made with blue Pan Pastels where I scribbled a staffs border. I coloured some notes stickers with a black marker and added the stickers randomly to the staffs. Since I can't read notes and these notes probably don't make any sense at all I apologize to everybody who has the skill to read them. *lol*  

I then printed out a sun template and coloured the sun with yellow effect acrylic paint. I added the quote in the middle of the sun and wrote a selection of my (old and new) favourite songs (there are loads more) in the sunbeams. 
 Thanks to all the nice comments on my "unique" page, so very kind of you. I love visiting all your entries. It's so much fun how everybody interprets the prompts differently. 
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Journal 52 - Week 1

While visiting BIeubeard & Elizabeth's blog I came across this cool blog called Journal 52 hosted by Chelle Stein.
Every week for a year she will give prompts for an art journal page. They are already at week 20, but I will try to catch up.
Since I'm not on Facebook or Flickr, I will just publish it here. 

Just for me or whoever will visit.
Feel free to leave a comment if you like. :)
So, here are my first two pages. 

1. Cover page

For the background I used three different pan pastel colours and then doodled the border and the swirls. I've written the letters and the number in Word and printed them out.
Week 1 : Up, Up and away

This is Chelle's prompt: "Think of some things that float or fly through the air – a hot air balloon, a butterfly, an airplane, a bird, clouds, or even a made-up creature from your imagination. Draw, paint, collage (or a combination of all these!) – what “Up, Up, and Away!” means to you. For some, it could be about finding your wings or learning to fly or letting go or setting dreams off to flight…whatever you can imagine!"

I'd love to have more time to see all the great places in the world and go up, up and away from everything.
So here's my take on it:
Again, I used Pan Pastels for the background and added different collage elements to the page.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Less Is More: One Layer
This card is for the new Less is More Challenge - Week 171.
The Challenge this week is a One Layer "Thank You" card.

  I've used Memento inks (Rose Bud and Black) for this card. 

The sentiment is from Creative Expressions. I don't know where the flower stamp is from. It came in a grab bag, that I bought years ago. 


This is how the card looked first, however it just didn't feel right.

So I decided to add a border with the same ink (Rose Bud) as the flowers. 
For me this was the finishing touch that the card needed. 
Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Artful Times: Mail Art

This envelope and postcard are for the Artful Times Challenge 55.
The Challenge theme is Mail Art.

I had some fun with my new Pan Pastels for the backgrounds of both items and also used some Washi Tape.

The stamps are from PaperArtsy, Tim Holtz and Lili of the Valley.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The Craft Barn: Q & L Challenge

I've made another journal page for the new Craft Barn Challenge.
The Challenge is to use the words UNIQUE and/or FAME in a quote or lyric.
First I searched for "Fame" but wasn't happy with what I found. When I searched for "Unique and lyric" I found this really beautiful Reggae-style song called "Unique is my dove" by Matisyahu. If you like, you can check it out here.
The background is a mix of Distress Stains and I used a olive branch stamp across the page. I covered the dove image with VersaMark and heat embossed the whole image with clear embossing powder and added a crown. The text at the bottom is the chorus of the song. 

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Happy Birthday Card

This card is for the new Less is More Challenge - Week 170 and for CAS(E) this Sketch! Challenge #74. The Challenge theme for Less is More is Three colours or Three shades of one colour. The CAS(E) sketch looks like this:

  I've decided to go for three colours and they are Spanish Moss, Satin Red and Majestic Blue form VersaFine. The border stamp is from Docrafts Papermania range, which I had to bend a little to get the curves.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Stampotique Designer Challenge: SDC #145 Flowers
This card is for the new Stampotique Designer Challenge: SDC #145:Flowers.
The background are different Distress Inks, where I used a bit of water to make the splashes. The corner stamps are from Lili of the Valley.  
I've used the same Distress Inks for the tag and Washi Tape for the borders. The flower stamp is from Crafty Individuals.   
SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge - Not so Mellow Yellow!
This journal page is for the Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge: Not so Mellow Yellow!
For the background I have used 2 different yellow acrylic paints, added Washi Tape for the border and the clock faces stamps are from Creative Expressions. 
I've also used a couple of different pens for the rest of the page. 
The quote is from John Lennon and I really love it.