I have my new calendar journal page though, and I am going to enter at Art Journal Journey where Gill is hosting with a new theme - 'Inspired by'
I really wanted to use these Aall and Create paintbrush stamps, they have such inspiring quotes on them! I sat and made a background while watching TV - I used some Inktense watercolour pencils and a water brush to roughly blend the edges. I stamped both brushes across the page and then added a couple of Indigoblu stamps and some very old Creative Expression art word stamps.
My May pages are complete and I have added little more black to the flowers.
I also have a tag for TagTuesday's theme - Locks and Keys
This tag was started a while ago but never finished so I repurposed it for this theme! I stamped a JOFY alphabet stamp over it then a Unity Stamps key stamp. The Crafty Individuals door is on a small gelli print and another key, fussy cut, was added. All I needed then were some words (Tim Holtz clippings and a paper doll waiting on the doorstep!
As it's very nearly the 2nd I am also joining Bluebeard and Elizabeth for a second look at an old post.
This is from June 2013
I can do it …with a little help from my friend!!
I had a birthday card to make for my son's partner and, although I knew the date suddenly realised I hadn't made one and ….it's today!!!!!
So into the craft room, stepping over things I have ready for my GD, charity shop/tip, and set to looking for manly colours.
Decided on blue and brown - I'm so predictable!!!
My lovely friend Sarah allowed me to stamp some images the other day that I thought would be just perfect although in the end I chose just one of the set of three Smitten Moustache Monsters
|coloured in with distress markers, stormy sky, frayed burlap and walnut stain|
Here it is from the front - although he has gorgeous eyes I used some wiggly eyes that I found while sorting things out for GD.
I think he looks quite happy mounted on hessian!
Card now delivered - hope he likes it!
Edit - he liked it and said I got extra points for googly eyes!!
I'll be back soon!
Thanks for looking, Chris