Sunday, 25 June 2017

You know when you are getting on when........

Hi Everyone,

Remember when we went to parties that were for 18th, 21st, engagements and weddings? Now all we seem to go to is 60th, 65th, 70th etc, well that's what I have been doing the last couple of weekends. Having said that mind you, we still party as hard don't we. Problem is it takes just a bit longer to get over the party these days ;-)

So  in my last blog you saw the card I made for the 60th and this week here is the 65th card I have made

I made this card using papers and ephemera from Emerald City Crafts UK, I don't need to tell you how much I love these papers and ephemera and don't forget there is a new challenge blog starting in the next few weeks so I have linked you to it. Do get involved it will be lots of fun and always anything goes.

I am hoping to get much more crafting and art journalling in during the next few weeks I have been that busy concentrating on getting back to my healthy eating regime and a bit of Zumba I have neglected my art in the last few weeks.

Whatever you are doing have fun

Take Care

Gill xx

Sunday, 4 June 2017

A Little Bit of Steampunkery

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well and safe wherever you are tonight.

Tonight I am sharing a 60th Birthday card for one of our best friends. He loves cars and motorbikes and is a proper mans man so I wanted something with this in mind.

The image is a copyright free one from the Internet and the backing papers are Mike Deakin Art Steampunkery digi downloads. I printed a greeting and inked it with Tim Holtz distress ink in brushed corduroy and added a few die cut cogs that I have added rust paint to. The reason I used red card to mat the images was purely because Paul loves red.

Have a great week everyone

Take care

Gill xx

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Art Journal Challenge - The Change

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a good Bank Holiday even in the UK rain.

I promised I would share some journal Art that I have been doing with you this week. This challenge is another from Junk Journals Junkies and Mindful Art and the prompts this week were green, orange and purple and the words The Change. Well as ladies of a certain age know only too well about 'The Change' there was only one way I could go.

On water colour paper I used Brushos for the background colours with lots of water, There is also lots of texture in the background with old book pages, modelling paste and stencils that you can pick up on if you look closely.

I love journalling and think it is my new favourite thing to do..........then again I also love my card making, altered art and so on and so on................;-)

That's me for today

Take Care

Gill xx