Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Technique thursday

Loads of good stuff going on over at UKS and I somehow managed to miss this one here

I love using spray mists, and have a dozen or so masks, but had never thought of using chipboard as a mask ... and I have LOADS of chipboard!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Stained glass ... left panel

Finally started work on the left panel of my picture window. Its slow going ... the angles are critical and I'm a bit short of glass so I need to cut carefully.

Happy Scrappers ... Stash and Fairytales

Somehow I ended up with two CJs this month. Here are my entries.

Project runway CJ ... store bought

Not looking forward to this one, and I'm not that happy with my effort. Its not particularly store bought, its more like recycled, but its done and ready to mail.

Journal Your Art ... love

Yay, not only is this a new CJ but its an "art" CJ, so I get to play with inks and paints. My first entry is for Juliwan whose theme is "love". She made the gorgeous red entry (photo does not do it justice, its very textured) and mine is the glittery pink entry. 

UKS Art Journey

Finally the push I needed to get me working on an art journal. I'd had the journal lying around for ages, and I added two inked slide mounts that I got in a kit (years ago). My first entry is a favourite photo of having tea at Betty's in Harrogate, it cost a fortune but it was so worth it just for the luxurious surroundings.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Dress form fun

Dress forms are all over the craft mags, and there are times I am tempted to invest in a cutter, but then I realize I can do just as well with a pencil and scissors! Browsing t'Internet for a "good" dress form shape, I stumbled upon this great blog and this clear and detailed tutorial. Isn't it lovely!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Another display frame

Oh the shame of it ... not only do I have three completely unworked frame, but I have now found one part-done frame. Either I have too much stuff or I have a terrible memory ... or both!
Christmas Display Frame
Loving this frame (love the blog too)

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

I am a monster

Loving this cushion ... and the dog!

Wish I could give credit to the owner/creator but it was emailed to me

Monday, 9 January 2012

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Cupcake ideas

Phil and I are attending a cupcake decorating class, so I have been looking for ideas to share at the class. This is a fabulous web site. They also have a facebook page stuffed with glorious photographs.  This is a great idea for a party cupcake, or could even be a choc mousse.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Journal your art ... Self portrait

Yay, its time for a new CJ. Here are my covers and the page I made. I cant wait to get my first CJ to work on!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

My kind of humour

Check out this v. v. funny blog catalogliving

And this made me laugh out loud

Everything in its place…

Hi Nancy, it’s Elaine.  I’m going to be a little late for lunch.  I can’t find my hat ormy back-up hat.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

The things you find during a clear out ...

... I have three configurations boxes that I cannot even remember buying. the inked edge has one lovely example of what I could do ... if I had some talent!

My first art journal CJ

I've just started my first art journal CJ, and I am LATE already (should have been posted yesterday, is still on my desk waiting to dry). So I have been looking around for art journal blogs, and I found this GORGEOUS entry

nathalie's studio