Thursday 30 April 2020

More Crafting with Gio Gio

Hi everyone! I'm still typing with my left hand, and resting my sore right wrist. I'm wearing a splint to remind me to rest it, day and night. So frustrating!

I'm managing some light crafting thankfully, and here are the final four pieces for Gio's April challenge.

23rd April - ATC Coin. I created some collaged round teabag art...of course ;-)

25th April - Stamping. I made a card, using a gel print and some Carabelle Studio stamps.

27th April - Faux. I did some faux stitching and used PaperArtsy stamps on a gel-printed tag.

29th April - Sunshine. I used water colour paint and a gel pen to create a sunny scene.

I hope you're all keeping safe, calm and creative. Thanks for visiting.

Alison xox

Tuesday 28 April 2020

366 Somethings - Week 17

Hi Everyone!

Hope you're all doing ok. I've had a sore wrist for the last couple of weeks, so I'm typing with my left hand. It's so frustrating not being able to crochet, which is something that relaxes me. Anyway, at least I can still make art.

Here are my collaged index cards for the past week.

Until today, I would have said 115 was my favourite this week, but I really love the drippy circles on 119. How about you?

Thanks for visiting today,

Alison xox

Thursday 23 April 2020

30 Days of Mixed Media with Ana - Days 16-22

Hi Everyone!

I've got another week (8 days ;-)) of mixed media art for Ana's challenge to show you today. Get yourself a cuppa!

Day 16 - Watercolour. I really loved the results I got with my watercolour paint, and added a few doodles.

Day 17 - Rust. Love, love love making rust with water and vinegar! And look at that gorgeous rusty paper!

Day 18 - Wax. It's been a while since I used the wax. I made a card using a piece of the rusty paper, and some rusty elements, together with Carabelle Studio stamps and stencils, Distress Oxide inks and natural wax. I love how the wax made the rusty paper transparent, it was the back of one of my old Downe Village paper round sheets :D

Day 19 - Oxides. I inked up the background stamp with the only 3 distress oxide colours I have, then misted with water and stamped. Stamps are from Carabelle Studio. Oh yes, I added some watery splatters of the ink too :-)

Day 20 - Stencils. You may have seen this photo a couple of days ago, as I doubled up with Gio's challenge. I used lots of stencils on my Gelli Plate, and to finish a couple of tags.

Day 21 - White. Using one of my gel printed tags, I stamped and embossed with white EP. I finished with some white ribbon, which I curled by heating with my heat gun. Haven't done that in a long while!

Day 22 - Collage. I made a collage with some gel prints, and also made a collage of different stamped images.

Bit fuzzy, but hopefully you can see the dimension in that last photo.

That's all for now, thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox

Wednesday 22 April 2020

366 Somethings 2020 - Week 16

Hello Everyone!

I'm here today with my Week 16 collaged index cards for the 366 Somethings Challenge.

So that's another week gone, four weeks since we were confined to the house I think, I'm losing count and it's starting to feel normal!

From this week's selection, I think my favourite is no. 111 with those lovely leaves and that fabulous piece of rusty paper. Which one is yours?

Hope you're all well,
big hugs,
Alison xox

P.S. I've just noticed it's really funny to read all of the book text in order!

Tuesday 21 April 2020

More Crafting With Gio Gio

Hi Everyone!

After a weekend of feeling very poorly after eating some unripe pineapple (who knew that would cause vomiting etc. for a whole day?!), I'm now caught up with my Instagram challenges and 366 Somethings.

Today I'm sharing my art for Giovanna's challenge.

Geometrics Galore (17 April) - I made a geometric bird art journal page, paper piecing with gel prints. I'm linking this page to Valerie's Geometric Shapes theme at Art Journal Journey.

Tag It (19 April) - I made a bundle of tags using my Gelli Plate.

Silhouette (21 April) - I used a couple of That's Crafty Stencils to decorate one of my gel printed tags. I'm linking my tag up to Tag Tuesday's Anything Goes Challenge.

I was feeling much much better today, and spent the morning cleaning out my guinea pigs and tortoises. Then I bathed the piggies and trimmed their nails, which was a challenge. I gave them lots of snuggles and some of their favourite treat parsley to make up for it.

Here's Angus...

and here's Elliott...

Hope you're all keeping safe and well, thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Friday 17 April 2020

Crafting with Gio Gio Instagram Challenge

Hello Again!

After yesterday's mega post, I thought I'd bring you up to date with another Instagram challenge I'm taking part in. My Italian friend Giovanna aka GioGio is giving us a prompt every alternate day.

I'll start with the prompt for 7th April, which was Pocket. I made a teabag pocket, to put a tag into.

9th April Prompt - Spring Is Sprung. My little bird made another appearance.

11th April Prompt - Steampunk. I used some Carabelle Studio stamps. The background was made with Distress Oxide inks.

13th April Prompt - Books. I used some book page gel prints to make two mini books, then decorated them with Carabelle stamps and stencils.

15th April Prompt - Animals. I made a background with my 5x3" Gelli Plate, then used a cork and white paint to create the sheep, adding details with a black Posca Paint Pen, then hand-writing the sentiment and adding some dots. I might save this for Hubby's birthday next month ;-)

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox

Thursday 16 April 2020

30 Days of Mixed Media With Ana - Days 7 - 15

Hi Everyone!

I thought I would bring you up to date with my entries for Ana Bondu's challenge on Instagram.

Day 7 - Embossing - I used stamp, texture plate & stencil.

Day 8 - Texture Paste - DecoArt modelling paste, stamped into, then PaperArtsy Infusions added.

Day 9 - Acrylic Paint - Had fun with some mark-making with PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylics.

Day 10 - 3D - Added some dried paint tops to acrylic paint drips.

Day 11 - Paper - My friend Sam gifted me some ephemera, which was perfect for this prompt.

Day 12 - Black - Stamping on black gesso with PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic and Carabelle Studio stamps.

Day 13 - Faux Wood - check out the process photos to see how I did this.

Day 14 - Bleach - Background made with Distress Oxides. Then I painted out the colour in the stamped Carabelle Studio flowers with bleach.

Day 15 - Gel Printing - Always fun, and some great collage papers made too.

Apologies for the long picture heavy post. I should have told you to get yourself a cuppa!

Happy crafting, and thanks for visiting,

Alison xox