Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Out and About

I'm sharing my page for this month's theme of 'Out and About' at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY  today, which reflects how I enjoy going out with my sketchbook and paints.  However, I don't take the opportunity to do this as often as I'd like so maybe now I'll make more time.
 

I started by using a piece of corrugated card  to create lines across the page with chalk paint in teal and antique white.  Then I stencilled the word 'Love' using white texture paste.
 

 
When this was dry I used Tim Holtz Circus Alphabet and Distress Ink Black Soot to stamp 'To Paint'.  The rest of the text was painted free-hand using chalk paint. When everything was dry I painted some of the text with watercolour paint.
 
 
The focal image was a little note sent with one of my ATC swaps (thanks to Janice for that), stamped using a free magazine stamp and DI Black Soot.
 
 
 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

February Hearts and Craft

Today I'm sharing the ATC cards made for the February theme of Hearts at UKATC


The first card used a piece from a Tim Holtz 12 x 12 card pack with the hearts punched from a mini punch to give the look of a playing card. The wooden hearts were sprayed with gold before adding splodges of bronze glitter glue.

 
For this background I used the side of the VersaMark watermark ink pad and Blonde Moments Midnight Blue heat embossing powder to create the stripes. 
 
The hearts are die cut from thick card using Cricut Cartridge Indie Art. The swirl pattern on the bottom heart was stamped and heat emboss in the same blue.  I used blue glitter glue to make the grid patter on the top heart which was added using 3D foam pads to height.
 

 
For the last card I stamped the Crafty Individuals' image using Distress Ink Broken China onto white card.  The hearts on the right are stencilled using silver texture paste.