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Thursday 27 June 2019

Lots of Fun

I had lots of fun with this page and felt as if I had entered my second childhood!  It's a page for Art Journal Journey where the current theme chosen by Halle is Words to Live By.  This little lady needed an inking and I've also used her little friend who had been left on the stamp sheet when she had her previous outing.  The words seemed appropriate to this fun page.

Whilst in my 'fun' mode, I made a tag for Tag Tuesday where their theme is Wings - I just had to use this little guy, who has been sitting patiently for a couple of months, for just the right occasion.

The words are computer generated and just seemed perfect for the patient and bewildered look!

I took this photo a couple of days ago - shame on me the coconut was empty -  this poor little bird probably had the same expression as he sheltered from the rain.  I hasten to add - I did go out as soon as there was a break in the weather and put a new one out.  We actually  said 'hello' to sunshine yesterday and it seems to be forecast to stay for a few days - fingers crossed.
Avril xx

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Material Girl

Hello, it's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight the theme is Material Girl.  So anything feminine with the addition of lace, stitching, ribbon etc - real or faux.

I thought this would give me an opportunity to use one of my Tim Holtz Runway Girls.  I stamped her twice and fussy cut one, the other I only cut the dress to which I added some very old lace. I dyed this and a piece of lace trim with Milled Lavender.  The background stamping was done with ML DOX.

It would be lovely if you joined in the fun and if you need any inspiration, the Design Team have some very varied pieces to share here and you will also find all the challenge details.

Edited to add:  I meant to do this at the time - and link up to Allsorts Challenge blog where the theme is Soft  Pastels, so I hope this will still count.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Sunday 16 June 2019

Sunny Days

After rain and grey skies I felt that I should make my own sunny day -  so a bright sunny background using Distress inks.  The Cone flowers were coloured and fussy cut and then attached with 3D foam and  I've used some artistic licence with the stems.  The  sentiment is PaperArtsy.

A short post today, I always seem to be running out of time these days.
Have a great day whatever you're doing.
Avril xx

Friday 14 June 2019

Feminine and Time For Tea

Rain and more rain so what's a girl supposed to do?  Craft of course!
A productive day in the craft room  and a crafty afternoon with a friend yesterday - can't think of anything better!

I've admired this Art Journey stamp, so when she just happened to fall into the basket, well I couldn't put her back.  An inky background with Dried Marigold and Twisted Citron Oxide sprays, stencilling with Victorian Velvet DI  and some neglected Tim Holtz stamps before masking off and stamping 'Freya' with Versafine Onyx Black.  I am entering this at Stamping Sensations, where the theme this month is Show Your True Colours.

I also made a tag to join in the challenge at Tag Tuesday which is Beverages.  The image is one of those little 'freebies' that come with your order from Crafty Individuals.  I've used a stencil and Distress inks for the background.

Well, it looks like today has more rain in store, will it ever stop.

Have a great weekend whatever you're doing.
Avril xx

Tuesday 11 June 2019

It's a Man's World

It's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight 'It's a Mans World' which could be good timing for Fathers Day or a masculine birthday.

I've made another Oxide ink on glossy photo paper background.  My main image was stamped and fussy cut before applying.  I've then stamped a couple of the extra images from the stamp set with black and brown Stazon inks.  The sentiment was computer generated.

The rest of the Design Team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

I am linking this to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Masculine

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Saturday 8 June 2019


Hello,  it's been a while - good intentions but real life just got in the way.

Anyhow, the theme at Art Journal Journey this month is Words to Live By chosen by Halle.

A simple page with torn die cuts Gessoed and then Oxide sprays in Dried Marigold and Twisted Citron.  Some stencilling in Wild Honey Oxide before stamping the large butterfly and quote from the TH Perspective set.  I do love this quote as I sometimes think we make life more complicated than it needs to be, or is that just me!

Thanks for calling in and hopefully this little blog won't be so neglected.

Edited to add - I'm prompting myself to enter a few of my favourite challenges and so I'm going to link this up to Penny Black and More where the theme this month is Blooms, Butterflies and/or Bugs.

Avril xx