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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Moonshine - December Cold Moon

Not especially happy with the colours on the face and I need to to put another layer of distress ink on the background....ho hum...

Thursday, 29 January 2015

DLP Week 4

January Theme
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
January 24
Art Challenge:  Writing
Journal Prompt:  Words with Friends

 I saw this idea on a tutorial by Effy Wild - I wrote a letter to my best friend who unfortunately passed away from leukemia several years ago. I wrote in watercolour pencil and the gesso'd over it to cover/smear the writing.

I had some offcuts of Tim Holtz tissue paper lying around so used matte medium to stick them down and  scribbled with my neocolour crayons.

 I added more scribbles and added water then scraped some white paint around to push the colour back.

I added stamps, circles and a tag with 'Just Listen' on it as sometimes the biggest part of being a friend is doing just that.

Hope you are well and the weather isn't too bad where you are!

Monday, 19 January 2015

DLP Week 3

January Theme
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
January 17
Art Challenge:  The Color Wheel
Journal Prompt:  "I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way . . . “    - Georgia O’Keeffe

My page this week is inspired by the very talented Vicky Papaioannou 

Acrylic paints
Modelling paste

Who are you inspired by this week?

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Book of Days Week 2

Prompt - What was beautiful today? (start with yourself)

Inktense Blocks
Pan pastel through a stencil
Mix of stamps
Stamp cut out and coloured with inktense blocks 

What was beautiful for you today?

Friday, 16 January 2015

DLP Week 2

January Theme
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
January 10
Art Challenge:  Gesso
Journal Prompt:  “The beginning is always today.” -Mary Shelley

I think because I took the picture in artificial light it has made it look quite washed out - IRL it looks more vibrant!

I circled the word opportunity as it is my word of the year, and underlined begin as it links to the prompt. There is a gesso wash in the background but in this picture it looks really white! 

Hope you are getting inky this weekend! 

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Book of Days Intention Page

The picture is a gesso transfer.

Neocolour crayons
Acrylic paints
Tissue tape
Book Page

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Moonshine - Waxing Moon

This page started off with book pages - they are at the bottom of the page and the tree is made up of them, The waxing moon in November means regeneration and so I have added the word regenerate.

Hope you are being crafty this weekend!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Documented Life Project

January Theme
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
January 1
Art Challenge: Book Paper
Journal Prompt: Be Your Own Goal Keeper

I used my small dylusions journal as I have not worked in my large one and it seemed a bit intimidating!

I have used book pages, paper washi tape, tissue paper, tag, notebook page and Christy Tomlinson tissue paper.

Goals - art more, stress less.....here's hoping!

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

November Full Moon

Drawn in pencil then a tortillon (?spelling) used to smudge and get rid of harsh lines. Some watercolour used to add a hint of colour.

Monday, 5 January 2015

November Ivy Moon (Moonshine)

I sketched out the leaves first of all and added my green aquatints to white paint. The colour was far to light so I added black and green aquatints to white paint and painted over them. I waited til they were dry to go over them with matte medium as I wanted to try a glaze but the mm changed the colour slightly again. I quite like the effect it had and it helps them look less 'flat'.  As the glaze was a no go I used neocolour crayons in the background and did a bit of secondary stamping.

One step closer to finishing moonshine!

Sunday, 4 January 2015

January Gratitude Journal Page

I decided to buy some canvas and bind my own journal. I wasn't sure how to decorate the outside so went for patchwork effect but not sure if I like it now.

I went over it with white to mute it but still may go over it and start again.

I started off with neocolours but the colours look quite muted in this pic. I used dylusions spray and a memory box stencil. Acrylic paint on a bottle lid and the leftover paint around the edges.

Hope you have had some chance to get crafty this weekend!

Friday, 2 January 2015

New Year Plans........

Word for the Year - Opportunity

Plans for the Year 

To Do List

1. Finish Moonshine
2. Book of Days Ordinary Beauty
3. Radiant Faces
4. The other 4/5/6 workshops I have to do...
5. Maybe Journal 52
6. Maybe DLP
7. Any other crafting/x stitch
8. Eat
9. Sleep
10. Work
12. Any other things I should be doing.....

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year

Just wanting to wish all my followers and crafty pals a happy healthy crafty New Year. I still have some Moonshine lessons to complete and I have got 12 weeks of Book of Days as a Christmas present. Hopefully this means I will be crafting/posting every week :)

What are your crafting plans for 2015???

Debbie x