Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Going Retro

Hello All,

I am still working on my Mahooosive pile of scraps!!!!! and after reading Lisa's post, I am also on a mission to use any of my unused images, either rubber or digi! ..... Can you believe that this gorgeous Simply Sassy image has been sat in my box uninked!! ... I am not sure if the card is a little busy with all those colours and patterns .... but hey ho!! My art journaling has made me a little braver when it comes to doodling on my cards, I know It is only 3 little hearts, but I never would have been brave enough to draw them onto a card before. Not completely sure of the results, but hopefully it is a fun card!

This is my entry for:

Crafty Card Makers - No floral embellishment
MAWTT - Step back in time
Paper Sundaes - Saturated Colours
Dream Valley - Anything Goes

Once again Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Monday, 9 January 2012

Being Creative .....

Hello All,

This is an art journaling page that I have been working on for the last few days .... I had been checking out some tutorials on art journaling over the holidays, in the quest to learn more, whilst doing that I came across the saying:

"Being Creative means allowing yourself to make mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to keep" I also came across one that said "there are no mistakes in art journaling" .....

These are sentiments that I am really having to take to heart with these pages ..... especially with my dodgy painting, I really should check out some tutorials or online classes for painting faces rather than thinking that I can just fudge my way through it .... I think she looks a little scary, I think it is because the eyes and lips are just a bit dodgly painted!! ... especially the eyes I find it really difficult to get them even! ..... I guess this is a case where I just need to practice!!

Most of this is my own drawing .. (which you can probably tell!!!) with the exception of the butterflies which are kanban stamps. It has all been painted with acrylic paint. and then I went over her hair and lips with twinkling h20's to try and lift it a little.

Once again thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Scrap Attack

Hello All,

A few cards using up my scraps!! When I was making the card posted below, I liked the way the background paper turned out, so while I had those scraps and my sewing machine out I decided to make a few more backgrounds to use up the paper and then save them from future use. In an effort to try and use up scraps I have also had a good root round and found these little toppers, that I must have bought eons ago, before stamping became my obsession. all the embellies are also made out of scrap paper too. Despite this effort there is not even a dent in my stash ..... I think I would prob have to challenge myself to use only scraps and odd bits and pieces for about a year, in order to make any sort of dent !!!! LOL!! cant see me doing that though! I will however make more of an effort!

This is my entry for:

Papertake Weekly
-Anything Goes
MAWTT - Step back in time
If the Shoe Fits Scrap it - Use up my stash
CES - Anything Goes

As always thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Bump Buddies

Hi All,

Well I have my first card of 2012, One of my best friends is expecting, she is exactly 3 months behind me, so we will be bump buddies!!! I have bought her a mum to be spa kit and have made this card for her.

I have used a load of scrap paper, for the background, I have colour tinted it with " Distress ink - tumbled glass" and the fabulous "whiff of joy" images which I have coloured with copics.

I apologise for the photo, its a dark snowy day, and with no decent light I was struggling to take a good photo, I have tried to lighten it up on the computer, however it is still a little blurry ...sorry about that!

This is my entry for:

By the Cute and Girly - New Beginnings
Kaboodle - Lets Celebrate
Party Time Tuesday - Something New
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Xtra special occasion
Stamping for the weekend - New Beginnings
Sweet Stamping - New Beginnings
Allsorts - New Beginnings
Saturday Challenge - Anything goes

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls