Friday, 24 November 2017

A Vintage Journey - guest post

I was delighted when I was asked to be a guest blogger for Vintage Journey blog, especially when I heard the theme was Mini Marvels - right up my street! I absolutely love anything in miniature -the smaller the better - so this was a really great challenge for me.

I used some wonderful little greyboard pieces to make covers and inner pages for a teeny tiny journal, from a grab bag at Tando Creative which are brilliant for putting together to make concertina journals. 

I added lots of luscious colour with DecoArt Fluid Acrylics - you just can't beat these for fabulous depth of colour. I also used their one-step crackle and antiquing cream to create some texture and interest on the front cover.

And then in-between each hard cover I added tiny aged and distressed pages, stitched together to create signatures between each fold. 

There are lots of step-by-step photos on the Vintage Journey blog post so please do go and take a look for all of the info :-)

Thanks so much to the team at Vintage Journey for asking me to blog for them this month.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Mini Spiral Journal part 2!

And here it is! Part 2 of my video for Gel Press 'Print to Project' series. 

Apologies for the delay ... my computer died! We are now up and running on a new one and fortunately we had been fairly consistent in backing up our computer. Always always do your back ups people!! So now I am in the process of logging  back in to all of my usual sites and trying to remember my passwords ....... arggghhhhh!!

Thanks for patience :-)

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Curly wurly spiral journal

Yay! My latest *short* video for the Gel Press 'Print to Project' series is now available! In these videos I make lots of bright bright bright background papers, and then rip 'em up to make this cute little spiral journal. I had so much fun making this :-)

In case you are wondering and in case you want to play along, I got my spool from the Craftrange, Burnley *here*.

Here's part 1 of the video series, and part 2 will follow on Saturday. Thanks for watching!

Monday, 30 October 2017

It's pumpkin season!

Yay! It's pumpkin season!  And as it was my regular art journaling class at Art from the Heart this weekend I thought we should feature autumn pumpkins on our pages, using beautiful paint colours by Dina Wakley Media  (ooh, the Cheddar is a perfect Pumpkin colour!)

We used a variety of fabulous stamps and stencils by Carabelle Studio on our backgrounds (now stocked by Art from the Heart), and I also snuck in a Paper Artsy mini on the pumpkin itself.

We usually aim for two pages in a class, which gives us time to play with new techniques in the afternoon, so using similar techniques we created another page featuring Carabelle Studio.

Byee for now. Happy Halloween everyone!

Gel Press Part 2!

Here it is! Part two of my 'print to project' series for Gel Press. Thanks for watching :-)