Sunday, 30 January 2011

Februarys Calendar page

Just ahead of the end of the month i have finished Februarys page.The theme to me was obvious seeing as the 14th is Valentines day.
I used Claudine Hellmuths paints, Adirondack dabber, Tim Holtz stamp, 7 Gypsies stamp and a heart stamp. The papers are Blonde moments and various other paper i have. The images are from The Octopode Factory and are download sheets.

This is Januarys complete all but the 31st which would have been a sad day as it was supposed to be my last day at work but i may have another month left. I really enjoyed doing my first month and i just hope i can keep it up.
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Saturday, 29 January 2011

Idea blocks

After seeing Gail Milburns article in Craft stamper i thought these were such a great idea so i made my own.I got the blocks from Hobbycraft and used some My Minds Eye papers, i adhered them with multi medium and sanded the edges. The labels were made with my Dymo Label maker.
I gave them a roll and i got Red,Glitter,Journal,Fantasy and ribbon so i created a Journal page using all these elements.I used Claudine Hellmuth paint, Silver adirondack dabber, Words from Downloads by Dyan Reaveley, ribbon from stash and images from The Octopode Factory. I didnt really want glitter on it so i kind of cheated and used Rock candy stickles.

I was just having a play around after watching Dyan Reaveleys video on a technique called ink ghosting and i used my own mixed ink sprays. I used distress re-inkers with either pearl pigments or Blonde moments pearls i have both, in mini misters with water. But i have just ordered some of Dyans dylusions so i intend on having a play when they arrive.I used what was left of a a Grungeboard mask pattern and them reversed it on the other side.
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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Inside Journal cover

The idea for this came from Kate Cranes Journal article  last year i think in Craft Stamper magazine.
I used AFTH papers, stamps and an image from a book i got as a present.This page is in my small journal as are the pictures below.
This page is just waiting to be journalled on but I love the colours. I used adirondack dabbers and the stamp is Tim Holtz.

This page was inspired by a song, I love the idea that there could be such a place to go somewhere only we know. I used Dyans download sheets, Dyans stamps and  paper from my huge supply I have laying about .
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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Regular journal

A page from my regular journal done using downloads from Dyan @ AFTH, her range of Dylusion stamps and Tim Holtz stamps.
I am quite new to journalling and i find i do it in waves. But its a good release for me so far.
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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

1st Blog post 365 Calendar challenge

After following lots of blogs last year i decided to try and create my own. I loved the idea of combining Art with a diary so i wanted to join in the 365 calendar challenge with Kate Crane .Here is my first page created in a very large moleskine which is larger than i am used to but i found it easy to work in. I am fairly happy with my first page and it will be interesting to see the progression as it becomes more familiar to work in.
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