.. If they don't like what you bring to the table, let them eat alone...

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Challenge 1 Europe AALL and Create.

I am taking part in the AALL and Create challenges.

Details can be found here.


My substrate is some scrap card packaging. I altered the colour of the Victorian man and added some lime green ribbon strips, look funky!!

The red label is from a pig food sack and I have used numbers and letters 51 to signify the number of countries within Europe!!

Great fun, take a look, easy to join in and have some fun!!!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Book As You Go!!


Very proud to be on the PaperArtsy blog with my book project. I wanted to make a book as you go creation and started with the covers. They measure approx 7 by 7". I brayered on some Fresco chalk Paint in Inky Pool and dragged over Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans, sqirted a little water at the lower section.




I built up the collage elements with various Mini stamps from the range and glued into position. I used a branch from an old cherry tree for further interest.



The back cover consists of some more brayering with Banana Fresco and made a collagraph printing plate with the beach hut. Some free form marks with a wood pen.



This page I used the stamps to create a background and used some of my photography for the focal point.



This shows the finished back cover.



As my book has no pages until you make them, I decided to try some plastic packaging, really pleased how it took the Fresco's.



This page happened by accident, I started it but fell out with it, so I used it to 'clean' off the brayer. A few days later I really liked the effect..



Finally a close up of the front cover.



I have had such fun creating this book, it will continue to grow. I love the way that all the pages are slightly different in size, just what I wanted to achieve.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

More adventures with Concertina Book..

My journey continues with little art books. I have made this little concertina book.


I had this old Victorian photograph, so scanned it in and altered it via Craft Artist. 


I wanted to know how it would print on Kraft Card.


Quite like that the pic is in 4 sections, oh well must keep experimenting!!

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Mini Book!!

I have been busy this week playing and making some mini books. Having found lots of old previous experiments on card, I decided to recycle them. 

Each page is trimmed to 14 cm square and glued together. This seems to add stability in order for the books to stand on a shelf without buckling.


When they were dry, I brayered on PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Paint in Inky Pool. After I added some Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans. The photographs were taken from the village were I live!!


I printed off the pictures in red, nice combo with the Inky Pool.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Watercolour Mini Book

Made a little watercolour book today..



Doodle of some Edison light bulbs, used Brusho's Grey, Prussian Blue, Light Brown, Yellow, Lemon and Scarlet.

Made the covers with some grey board and painted with some DecoArt media line quin gold.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Things with Wings...

Great topic this month over at Country View Challenges being things with wings.

Jane has provided a great post with ideas and inspiration on this theme. I was very inspired, so have come up with this.




I started by cutting a 4cm strip along the longest side of some A4 stamping card, then scored at 4cm intervals to make an accordian.




In these sections of my mini book, I stamped using Clarity Dragon Fly, the wing section of a car from Indigo Blu and half of a butterfly. The colour comes from the blue's of the Distress Crayons.




 These sections are stamped with a bird from the Clarity range, a cut of from a magazine of the Space Shuttle!! and I think the aeroplane from Tim Holtz.

The 'cover' is painted with Paperartsy Chalk paints in Inky Pool and Caribbean Sea. I wrote the wordage with a Pebeo Gold marker pen.





Very pleased with my first attempt at an Accordian book!!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Hearts

This month the new challenge over at Country View Challenges is hearts.

Here is my take on this.


Initially I found this topic challenging as I don't use 'hearts' in my art. Then I remembered I read somewhere if you are stuck with a creation think of some music and base a creation around that. So I recall in the early 80's a single that I bought that was called Two Hearts Beat As One by U2. 

So I started off with brayering Paperartsy Fresco Chalk Paints in Slate and Zesty Zing. I love this colour combo!!. This plastic pipe with ridges makes a great mark making tool, dipped in some left over Zesty Zing.


I wanted some roundage so I used a stamp from PaperArtsy ELB34 by Lin Brown. Again with Zesty Zing.


The font came from my computer. Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink brayered onto the card.


I found some of the lyrics, using a white pencil and a white Sharpie added the hand written words.


Brings back lots of memories from the eighties!!!