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Sunday 29 September 2019


Well things have definitely been a bit quiet around here, real life keeps getting in the way.  However a rainy day yesterday  and a need to keep my aim of joining in at least once a month, I took the opportunity to create a last minute  page for Art Journal Journey.  This month's theme is  Polka-dots, Stripes, Plaids or Patterns, hosted by Erika.
I stamped my flower and then used Bundled sage Distress Ink with Lotza Dotz stencil for my background.   After colouring the flower I used black ink for a few splatters.

Life should be getting back to normal from this week, so I hope to do lots of catching up as well as a play with some new stamps that have been sitting un-inked on my desk.

Avril xx

Tuesday 17 September 2019

It's Hot! Hot! Hot!

Hot, Hot, Hot is the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday this fortnight - lots of choice -  Hot colours,
Places/scenes or even hot drinks.

I've used hot bright colours with my tropical flowers, my main colour being Abandoned Coral .
I started with an Oxide sprayed background using Abandoned Coral, then used Dried Marigold, Antique Linen and AC with a stencil to do a mono print.  Second generation stamping for interest before adding my fussy cut flowers, (as if I didn't have enough stamps, this was borrowed/used on a crafty day with my friend) which were coloured with Abandoned Coral and leaves coloured with Twisted Citron.

The rest of the Design Team have some fabulous inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog and you will find all the challenge details.

I am entering this at Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with Flowers

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Friday 6 September 2019

Journal Covers

I had a little crafty time today and decided to make a start on the grey board covers from my new Journal.  Lots of messy inking and spraying to begin with using Oxides and then I stamped the image onto tissue paper and coloured the reverse with paints.  I applied the tissue with DecoArt Decou-page and then used the medium to seal the cover.

I used the same technique on the back cover.  Now I just need to decorate the inside covers.....

Have a great weekend,
Avril xx

Tuesday 3 September 2019

Boys and Girls

It's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday an this fortnight it's Boys/Girls/Children.

I've made a Birthday card for DD's God Daughter- she's such a cutie and this little paper doll just suits, especially with the Sugar and Spice words.  The background was a mono print with Oxides over an Oxide sprayed piece of card and the words are computer generated.  The sentiment was stamped in black and clear embossed.

The rest of the DT have some fabulous inspiration, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

I am entering this at Allsorts, where the current challenge is Feminine.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx