Sunday, 29 January 2012

Chicken or Egg?

Here is another page from my inky 7 Gypsies journal.  I took the plunge and drew the chicks freehand.

Image by Deviant Scrap
Gelly roll glaze pens
Dylusions ink sprays
Crafter's Workshop stencil

I am trying to use up some of my ever increasing stash.  This week I have made 2 journal pages and 4 ATCs but have also acquired 5 sheets of 12 x 12 card and two sheets of patterned paper - I think I am a lost cause!

I am learning to play the keyboard and my current song is 'air on a g string'.  I'm trying to be good and do more practice this week.  It's hard as there are 101 other things I would prefer to spend my time on.  I need to borrow a nagging parent for an hour each day to make me practice ;-)  Not so bad once I start playing; but the first step is as hard as getting out of bed...

Have a lovely week, Anne x

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


This fun page was made in my 7 gypsies journal.  I use this journal to mop up spare ink from other projects.  The hair, coat, tie, socks, wings and balls are paper pieced using scrapbook paper (hair), pearl card (wings and socks) and watercolour paper that I have sprayed with ink. 

Spray inks, stamps and gelly roll black glaze pen from Dyan Reaveley at Art from the Heart.

In my last job I spent my whole time juggling, and trying not to drop, an infinite number of balls of stuff.  Now I am taking a break from paid work I have forgotten what balls are :-)

Have a great day, Anne x

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Smile Round Robin

I have been working on a round robin or circle journal.  Here are my first pages.  My theme is 'smile'.  The opening page features a photo of me as an Art from the Heart fairy and a bit of writing about me.  It's always difficult to know what to write; but luckily I quickly ran out of space.  The hobbies bit reminded me of job applications!  The background, inspired by a background on Kate Crane's DVD, is painted with Dylusions paints and Ranger Dabbers.  

I love red, hot pink, orange and yellow so had to make myself use different colours on the other pages.

The second page is made from old K&Co Hopscotch scrapbook papers and the die is a Tim Holtz one.  My idea is that each person will write their name, date, etc. on the dress form and put a head photo on their dress form.  I have two pages like this and will add a title later when I can see how much room is left at the top.

This pieced border is Bious B Zoo Hot scrapbook paper and is inspired by the journal classes I took with Dyan at Art from the Heart.  The stamp is Linda from Stampotique and the words were typed on a pc.  I also used a flower stencil and glaze black pen.

My final page uses the scraps of Hot paper and more Stampotique stamps.  The page is more straight in real life, but this was my first attempt at taking photos with my iPad and overall it worked very well.

All supplies are from Art from the Heart except the alphabet stickers from Crab Apple Crafts and the DVD from Craft Stamper Magazine.  The K & Co pad is so old that I forget were it came from.

I enjoyed making these pages and I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone else's art work. 

Have a lovely week, Anne x