Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday #360

Good morning to one & all .
Not a lot going on at my desk this morning .
There is a box of distress inks & three die cut puzzle pieces which I've already put some distress ink on them. I'm going to add each piece to an atc once they have been inked a little more & decorated .
Why am I showing you my desk ? find out more here

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Scrapbook Lo , Razor 360

Every week on  someone will set a challenge to help give you ideas & hopefully some inspiration to make a layout.
This weeks challenge was to use this sketch & add Spring colours or spring flowers
Bling for diamonds (April birth stone)
Flag/bunting/banner to celebrate and for some of us it's also St George's day .
It was this sketch that gave me my inspiration to make my layout.
The papers I've used are old ones by Junkiz's called Extreme Boy.
The blue circles I cut using blue card & X-cut nesting dies. The star is a wooden one colours blue to match everything else with this years date wrote in white.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Whats on your work desk wednesday #359

If you'd like to know why I share my work desk on Wednesdays then hop over to Julia's place to find out more
Now my desk today has a  scrapbook layout I'm working on .
I've got the things ready now that I intend using for my layout & a sketch that was put up on  for this weeks challenge that I like.
The box at the top has some atc's I'm working on for up coming anniversary swap on the 25th of  May week 364.
Some my think that's ages away but I like to get started early .

Monday, 18 April 2016

April Showers Journal page

Using the Tim Holtzs die cut of the man holding his umbrella I'd thought I'd used this one my time on a journal page now.
Looks like April's weather is going to be changeable from Sun, rain,& cold nights, so really nothing new there really for our weather.
I first coloured my page with paperartsy acrylic paint Limelight .
I used a large crafters work shop stencil & went over that with another colour from Paperartsy called Pansy.
My boarder was made using a Dylusions stamp which was coloured using a purple & white Posca pens.
The rain drops is a stamp deep red stamp . I have used Archival aquamarine ink pad & some glossy accents on some of the rain drops but its not showing up to well on this photo.
The clouds were cut using a die from First Editions & the letters are a sizzix die .
I cut on set of letters in purple & the other in yellow. I layered  the yellow letters over the purple with them slightly to one side to get this result.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Colour My World Journal Page

Now this page is quite bright & bold for me .
I had seen a video on YouTube by Dyan  Reaveley giving a Demo showing how to do this patchwork look using her Dylusions paints.
 I've a lot of acrylic paint by Paperartsy which is what I've used to get just about the same results.
 I started by picking my four colours & made patches of colour over the page & it doesn't matter if the colours over lap.
I then used stencils to make the patterns in each patch using one of the colours from a different colour patches.
Now i had intended to do a thin black line to highlight each patch of colour  but i didn't have a steady hand & every time i tried to sort it out the lines got thicker , so i thought what the hell lets just have really bold black outlines & to my surprise i like the out come. 
all that was left was to add a title to my page & a few other little bits. The Pencil was a stamped imaged   my friend gave my & i just needed to add a little colour to them.
I'll list all the things used below the picture.
I'm so pleased with the out come i'll be using this design again on something else . 

Products used
Paperartsy acrylic paints, Smoked Paprika, Smurf, Limelight , & Butternut.
Stencils - Dylusions, & Crafters work shop.
Posca paint pens, Black & White.
Face stamp Tim Holtzs.
Sizzix die for letters.
Tattered Floral die for small flowers.

Monday, 11 April 2016

April Tag Swap

The theme for Aprils tag swap from  was to use an embossing folder.
I've gone with mainly die cutting & embossing for my tag for this months swap.
 Using coloured card I cut my tags out them put them through the big shot in a brick embossing folder. & then lightly sanded over the top of the embossed side to distress the bricks.
 I've used the rain man by Tim holts die & a die from First Editions for the clouds & rain drops.
With a fine nib journal pen I did an outline around the die cuts .
I've used foam pads to under the man &umbrella, one of the  clouds & a few rain drops to lift it from the tags to give a bit of dimension .
 Around the outside of the tag I used Viva Inka-Gold which gave the tag a bit of shimmer to the outer edge & with a Dylusions splash stamp I stamped on a piece of acetate using blue Stazon in to make it look like a wet puddle.
I had to stick it under the mans leg because I don't think there is a way of sticking down acetate without  adhesive showing .
With some scrap red card i cut out the letters April Showers.

The wall Garden , journal page

I've recently brought some Gelato's & used them for my back ground colour. I'm not sure if I like them or not so will play about some more to get use to them I think.
Using a  Crafters workshop brick stencil & Paperartsy Pumpkin soup Acrylic paint I made the brick wall.
Also with the same stencil I used a little of the Viva Terra which highlights a few bricks & gives them some texture & roughness that you would get from a real brick.
The flowers & leaves growing against the wall is from a stamp set by JOFY , & coloured using the  Gelato's as used for my background & Limelight acrylic paint from Paperartsy.
I've stamped plenty of the Dylusions little caterpillar to use on my page & is favourite stamp to use with its fun little face.
The face is another Dylusions stamp which I've used quite a lot on different project & added leaves to give the lady some hair.
The bucket & spade have been cut using a first editions die & felt they would fit in well with my page .

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Postcard Swap

This is my postcard for the postcard swap over on
The theme for April was use a face .
I've gone with a Dylusions face stamp & for the hair I've used a stamp by Paperartsy.
Using a boarder stamp around the outside it makes a nice frame for the postcard.
The letters I cat using a sizzix alpha die.
Here is a list of the different things I've used to make my card.
Paperartsy Acrylic paints Butternut, Pumpkin soup, & Limelight.
tamps used are Paperartsy & dylusions.