Wednesday, 27 June 2018

June 27th - #146 - Creative Moments

Hi everybody... Today is my birthday and I get to share with you some fun I had using the Digi from Rick St Dennis as the focal point on an canvas. Just love his designs. I admit I am a fan of the esoteric and mystical and Ricks work strongly resonates with me.

Smiling Joe Skull

Hope you like it!
Follow the links to see his designs or to check out the other talented Designers on Creative moments and their work for the current challenge. 

Creative Moments

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Art and Soul Studio - June Challenge - Live in the moment

I came across the new release papers for Cocoa Vanilla - Boy Rule!! Wow... so I had to mix it up with the June Challenge at Art and Soul!! Check out my Layout with the June Colours and "Use your handwriting" Rule.

Papers - Cocoa Vanilla
Chipboard - Dusty Attic - WOW - 2Crafty
Sprays and Embossing powders - Lindys

Love to see what you think... Leave me a comment!! 

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Art and Soul Studio - June Challenge

Hi Soul Sisters. I have my take on the June challenge here for you. I am not keen on my handwriting at all... So this one was a real step outside my comfort zone.

I had been challenged by a friend to figure out how Alcohol inks work... Well I can tell you they are a slow process.. I really enjoyed the play and I hope you do too. I guess I learned to 'Embrace the Journey' and that is how it became the title of my journal page.

I stamped and embossed on an second sheet of Yupo to create the Geometric shapes and matted them in black card. 

I hope you like it.. I have a list of products below.
Thanks for looking! Enter the challenge on Facebook. To enter join the group Soul Sisters and put your entry into the album! 

Products used: 
Pool - Citrus - Butterscotch - Stream - Terracotta - Patina - Cranberry - Sunshine

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

13th June #145 - Creative Moments Design Team

This challenge theme is to 'Show us some stitching or Faux Fur'.. 
With this one I added to the dangled hearts from the tree for the title.

Follow the link at the bottom and join in... at Creative Moments

I used the image Hanging around for you.
There are prizes and badges to collect for your blogs!! Don't forget to check out the awesome range of stamps available at Knitty Kitty

Till next time... Purrfect!

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Art & Soul - Limited Edition journal page

Hi everybody... I can't say I  am enjoying the chill too much, I much prefer the warmer weather. I decided to create a journal page to remind me of the water, with a hint of chilled to the bone.. Perfect for Andy Skinner Stamps!

  I created a background of Distress oxides by spreading them across my craft mat. I played with the re-inkers as I love the way they can be used like a watercolour paint but also add variations in tone once water is added. I do confess... I am hooked!!
  I used a bubble stencil and water alone to lift off some of the oxide to create a watermark and then added two layers of contrast with Stencils.
  I then applied some smaller stamps using archival ink to the background. I stamped the largest image onto the background and embossed in black.

  I used a piece of mixed media card as a base for my focal point and used Wild Honey to colour it to contrast the greens in the background. I stamped and Embossed my large fish and created a puddle of peacock feathers on my mat to colour it. I used my fingers to dab onto the skeleton and dragged the card around the puddle to create a watery border. 

  I felt that I needed a little more definition on my piece and used my mini ink pad in Black Soot to edge both the focal point and the page itself. I stenciled some netting on there with embossing paste and tied some string around it. I played with some quotes and mounted my focal point onto a piece of cardboard.
  In the end I felt as though I needed more fish so I stamped and embossed a few more in there to fill out my background. To finish it off I drew a double line around the edge of the page and added some swirls and zigzags to complete my Limited Edition piece!
  Thanks for looking and I will see you soon with my take on the Moodboard.
Hugs... Kristy!