Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Just back from a very relaxing weekend with dh in Castlemarter Co Cork.  This weekend was a gift from our dd Deirdre  Christmas 2010, and we were only able to go now, so it was a lovely break.

I was behind on my 6th page in the UKScrappers Art Journal, so I spent yesterday catching up.  the prompt was-- Layers.  I was looking forward to this as I love my paints & stamps etc.
 Background:  I used old dressmakers pattern paper and stamped randomly on it with purple stazon ink.  
         Stamps: Personal Impressions & Stampington & Co -- Botanica & Arched Glass,

Then I stuck this on the page with Golden Gel Medium, and I painted over this with
Blonde Moments lustre paints-Spring yellow, & Adirondac Dabber- Juniper.
Then I used the following stamps with purple stazon, & archival coffee.
Stamps:  Girl--Paperbagstudio,   Boy-Joanna Sheen,   Mesh-Scrollswork
Grid stencil used Lettuce Dabber.

I went over the girl lightly with gesso and the whole page with Blonde Moments Lustre paint-Spring Choral using a baby wipe to tone down the images. 

circles Stamp--hero Arts using sepia ink.
Clip Art--Mariesfreebies.blogspot.com, stuck with gel medium.  Quote (Woody Harrelson) printed from computer, & inked with dusty concord distress ink.  Clip art outlined with Dimensional paint -victorian, and white gesso to soften the outline.

The border is a stencil using dimensional paint -Victorian and this has a glossy appearance and is dimensional.  Title- Layers- printed from the computer , font appleboy BTN.
Thanks for looking.  KayH

Friday, 10 February 2012

Doodles---UKS Art Journal

Its been a few days since I blogged.  I was in Limerick visiting my 92 year old mother who is in hospital with a stroke.  She is doing ok, but we the family have to make arrangements for her future care.  This can be a distressful time for all, but with God's help we will get through it.
Over in UKScrappers Art Journal forum the 5th prompt is Doodles....
Now I have never doodled in my life, so I was not looking forward to this at all!  I googled you tube and found some inspiration there, so here is my attempt.

This was a background I did at a class in London using left over paints etc. from the cover of this art journal.  I used a black Sharpie  fine point marker around the edges and I also used a Letraset pen for the small doodles.  Not happy with it, should have used the background for something else!

So i decided to try my hand at Zentangles.  This was easier as I had a blank page.
Used the same pens, and drew a circle first , then drew in the other lines and went on from there.  sorry about the pictures, the light was very poor.
I wrote (doodled) the words doodles and zentangles
on the page also.

It was my grandson Caelum's first birthday yesterday and I made this card for him.
Middle step card
Paper: DCWV-Nanas Nursery-Baby boy
Border--Spellbinders Edgeabilities:-clasic petal
Back label:---spellbinders--Label 10
Stamp:--Do Crafts
alphabet:;Die cut--
Tim Holtz---upon a time
Candle: die cut--cuttlebug---birthday wishes
Banner & squirrel---die cut on Cr Robo--silhouette studio files
star punch, glitter card,
Ink:--Purple stazon, Distress dusty Concord.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 3 February 2012

birthday cards

I am blogging early today as I have to prepare for a crafting day tomorrow in Castlebar.  A lovely talented lady Anne Mullan  has invited me to join her and a friend for a crafting day.  We hope to do an altered bird house, & maybe an art journal page as well.  Anne has had her work published in the Craft Stamper magazine (Reader Submission-Dream Dec 2011)

Here are a few cards I made for my wonderful grandsons Philip & Matthew
This one was a simple print & cut.  Graphics by Polka Doodles CD---love them.

This is a sidestep card, and papers used were from Little yellow bicycle--Baby Safari.
Clip art--Crafters companion
Stamps:  Woodware & clear choice.
I love these step cards, they are very versatile.  white card cut on my CR Robo template by Suzushi--uks
clip art: ---Cool Clipart .com
Scalloped circle---Spellbinders
Stamps---Wish upon a star, cute companions, do craft, & stampendus
Ink---Big & Juicy--spice.

Last card was cut on my CR Robo  template by ---Justcutters.com
Backing paper--Dovecraft--Abstract.
Clip art---Cool clipart .com
Spellbinders emb folder---swiss dots
Stamps---whispers, & royal Brush.com
thanks for looking.
kayh xxx

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Journaling:---Art journal

Well they are very busy over at UKscrappers Art Journal Journey.http://www.ukscrappers.co.uk/boards/forumdisplay.php?f=455  Journaling is the 4th prompt and here is my page.
This page was inspired by   http://www.artplayatmilliande.com--a/ very talented lady & her young daughter.
I first did a photo transfer with gel medium.  This was my first time doing this, and it turned out ok, a bit dark.
Background: Used watersoluble wax crayons,prussion blue,dark ultramarine,sky blue,vertclair & yellow.  Brushed over with watered gesso.
Scribbled circles in dark ultramarine, & painted over with acrylic paint, cerulean blue,sap green,lemon yellow,& ultramarine blue.
Eyes & face painted lightly with black & white acrylics.
Lips-distress ink worn lipstick.
Checkquered lines drawn with black sharpie pen, and painted with black & white acrylic paint.

Face painted lightly with pale pink acrylic, and I painted over the white diamonds with red acrylic paint.
Top border : I splattered distress ink - worn lipstick with a straw.
Words were cut from a magazine.
I am not happy with the eyes on the right page but did not know how to improve them, my painting skills are limited.
Thanks for looking, a comment would be welcome.
kayh xxx