.. aesthetically described as one of beauty that is 'imperfect', 'impermanent' and 'incomplete'.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

'Bokeh' Art.

This month on the Country View Challenges, the theme is Bokeh. The details can be found here. Loads of inspiration from the designers.

The background I made some time ago. I used PaperArsy Mini 69 stamp, and added my circles using PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic Paints called Cloud 9 and Calypso.


Thanks to Sue for the topic theme, had a lot of fun, off to experiment some more.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

CraftaScope Blog Hop-Autumn Leaves.

Hi, and welcome to the CraftaScope monthly blog hop. This month the theme is Autumn Leaves.



I love finding different substrates to work on, so I cut out a section of fine weave hessian and positioned some leaf stamps for my design.



Some texture paste..



As this is a very uneven surface, I used tissue paper to stamp on to. I used Archival Ink Coffee for a crisp image.



Mixed up several acrylic paints and painted around each image. Added some embellishments to complete.



A great set of stamps, they can be found here

Next up is Jacqueline, here

Monday, 1 July 2019

Quilting with Card!

Here is my creation for  PaperArtsy, the current theme on the blog is Tiled/ Repeat patterns.



Pay a visit to the PaperArtsy blog!!

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Craftascope Large Rose Petal Mini Book.

When I saw these Large Rose Petal dies from Craftascope, I thought they would make a cool Mini Book.


I used the largest die to make my covers from some board from a Please Do Not Bend envelope. Love to recycle!!


I am exploring earthy colours, so painted with layers of Amsterdam Acrylic Paints, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Naples Yellow and Naples Red.


The inside of my covers I cut using the 3rd largest size die some pieces of patterned paper. Black acrylic gave me a nice border.



The pages were cut using the 2nd largest die, I wanted them to be smaller that the covers. Punched a whole and secured with a metal ring so I can add pages. On going project and great fun.


The rose petal dies can be found here


Thursday, 30 May 2019

Friday, 10 May 2019

World Collage Day

I haven't used wood blocks for ages, so to celebrate World Collage Day, I came up with this. Found image, sand paper, some packaging from a bar of soap and a blob of plaster!!


Sunday, 21 April 2019

Earth Day Collage

For Earth Day 2019, an initiative run by Paris Collage Collective. I used a crisp packet as my substrate, painted with acrylics and added some collage elements.