Monday, 11 December 2017

Happy Birthday Sis!

It's my little sister's 50th birthday today! Here's the card I made for her. 

A gold and sparkly one, although the glitter doesn't show up very well.

Wishing Jen a wonderful birthday today!

Have a great Monday everyone!

Alison x

Saturday, 9 December 2017

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas - Week Two

Linda at The Funkie Junkie Boutique is hosting her 12 Tags of Christmas challenge again. Here is my card inspired by her Week Two Tag. I was inspired by the colours, techniques, snowflakes and bling on Linda's tag.

I used PaperArtsy Grunge Paste to stencil the snowflakes, then coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The die cut snowflakes and 25 were embossed with Aged Silver Frantage EP.

I'm also linking my card to That's Crafty's Tis The Season challenge.

Have a great weekend!

Alison x

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag One

Morning All!

Linda at The Funkie Junkie Boutique is doing her annual 12 Tags Challenge. I'm a little late to the party, but here's my version of Linda's Tag One. I was inspired by the deer and woodland scene on Linda's Tag.

I brayered Dylusion's paints for the background, stencilled a snowy hill with Snowflake Fresco Paint, stamped Tim Holtz trees and foliage, embossing the foliage with Frantage Aged Gold. The Sizzix TH deer is painted with DecoArt Burnt Umber. I stamped and embossed a Crafty Individuals sentiment, then finished with a sprinkling of Aged Gold EP.

Happy Wednesday!

Alison x

Monday, 4 December 2017

Everything Art Wanderlust 2017 - One Collage Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Everything Art's Wanderlust 2017 Class is coming to an end. I haven't managed to keep up with the fortnightly classes very well, but I did finish the monthly One Collage Challenge. We worked on a single collage piece throughout the year, with monthly prompts.

This was my collage before the final scary step...

To finish, we were told to cut our collage up, then rearrange the pieces in our art journal, adding a 'poem' of sentences we had found in a book. 

I'm celebrating the end of this wonderful challenge, so I shall link my artwork to Sheila's challenge at Art Journal Journey.

Happy Monday!

Alison x

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Crafty Individuals Blog Candy and Christmas Cards

Hi Everyone!

I was thrilled to win Crafty Individuals' blog candy last week, which was their three new Christmas stamps, a pair of sledging polar bears, a beautiful bird/robin, and some cute snow people. So I quickly inked them up and made a few more Christmas cards. 

I used distress inks to watercolour paint the images, and made six of each card. That's 82 cards made now, I think that'll be enough! 

Have a great week everyone!

Alison x

Saturday, 2 December 2017

December 2017 Art Journal Calendar

Hello Everyone!

I finally found time to create my December calendar page, only a couple of days late, so hopefully I'll remember what I did yesterday! 

As it's getting near to Christmas, I added a bit of sparkle with Stickles glitter glue. I also used some iridescent Pebeo paint and metallic silver DecoArt paint for a bit of shimmer. My snowy journaling splats were made with an Artistic Stamper stencil and Snowflake Fresco paint.

I'm celebrating the Christmassy sparkle and entering my pages in Sheila's challenge over at Art Journal Journey.

Alison x

Friday, 24 November 2017

More Christmas Cards

Hi Everyone!

As promised, here are some more of the Christmas cards I've made.

Some Crafty Individuals stamped stars, embossed with Stampendous Frantage Aged Aqua EP...

And some glittery trees I made, using offcuts of the Dylusions Paint backgrounds from yesterday's cards...

I've also been crocheting Christmas baubles...

Happy Friday!

Alison x