Friday, 18 January 2013

Playing with paints ..


I've had such a fun afternoon playing with paints and pastels on old book pages. I have been taking an on-line class with Mindy Lacefield, which is fabulous and is really pushing me to try different ways of doing thing and I'm loving it!


These are not finished pages ... not at all .... but works-in-progress which will end up somewhere in my journal at some point ....


My hand-carved stamps made an appearance:


Definitely going to keep carving these!


And now, I'm going to batten down the hatches and wait for the snow to arrive which has been predicted for the whole of the UK. It has been unusually cold and frosty in recent days ... look! Even my hair froze!



I can feel a spot of sledging coming on woohoo!! Byee for now ...

29 comments:

  1. Wow, your pages look fab! I've recently bought a stamp carving kit but not gotten around to having a go with it yet.

    Ali

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  2. Love your pages! They are so playful :-)

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  3. Fabulous 'in progress pages' Kate - can't wait to see the finished result, Jo x

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  4. Fabulous pages....your experimenting is paying dividends:)

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  5. Love these! We were expecting a bit of snow they said...they lied!

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  6. Fabulous bright and cheerful pages in the making.

    enjoy the snow....everything looks so pretty outside at the moment.
    kyla

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  7. OH NO Sledging....thats a word we don't use in our house.
    Three years ago at Christmas our Son (then 18), went out and ended up in hospital with a double break to his collar bone and suspected kidney and lung punctures (all due to Sledging, well coming off it anyway, he said a passer by said I saw a man fly!!)
    HaHA
    Anyways back to your gorgeous frosty hair and beautiful new pages, would love to see them once you have finished them they are lovely. Debbiex

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    1. Wow, Debbie - that sounds serious! I remember, as kids we always ALWAYS used to get winded sledging! Never had any broken bones tho .... x

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  8. Oh wow, those pages you're working on with Mindy are fab. I hope to take one of her classes someday. Snow came down heavy here and daughter was out of school by noon..

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  9. You've been having fun! Lots of layers and lots of colours. The paints look great with your stamps. I'm loving your new expressive style. The photo's are awesome Kate, can't believe you froze your hair! Bet you can get some great pics tomorrow morning. Michelle x

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  10. Amazing Kate I have started carving my own lino stamps and making background stamps using foam :-)

    You are an inspiration is there another dvd in the offing?

    Enjoy the snow x

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  11. Wow Kate I just love this new style it's so different to what we are used to seeing you do, can't wait to see them in RL. Maybe we could see them Wednesday that's if we are not all snowed in.xx

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  12. FAB new journal pages. LOve the frozen hair look. Enjoy your sledging. My sledging days are over thanks to a ceramic hip!!!!

    Kathyk

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  13. such cheerful and bright pages kate! You're obviously enjoying the class! Stay warm.

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  14. Yay Kathryn,
    I love your hand carved stamps. I can't wait to see more.

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  15. Kate!! These papers are so awesome!!! Which of her classes are you in??? I am in the Paint Your Story class...I really want to take her newest class...actually ALL of them!!

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  16. Love your pages, as usual. I guess sledging must be what we in the US call sledding? My niece lives and works in London (by way of east Tennessee) and will be excited about snow I'm guessing. Here in Tennessee we had a little snow the day after Christmas, and an ice storm earlier this week, and maybe we might get a snow with some inches to it before the end of February (although I would be very happy not to!).

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  17. Beautiful pages! I love the brilliant colors. Your handcarved stamps (beautiful!) remind me that I wanted to try that as well. I should get started!

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  18. These are seriously fun works (play) in progress!

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  19. Love your pages and the colors!!

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  20. des pages magnifiques,très lumineuse hummmm j'adore

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  21. Love your pages - wish I was doing something in my journal rather than mental health assignment I'm doing!!!

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  22. Lovely pages. I wish I was doing something in my journal rather than the mental health assessment I'm doing!!!

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  23. Hi.

    These pages look fantastic, i love the colours you have used!

    driveway paving hornchurch

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  24. wow they are already fabulous, the endresult will be absolutely stunning

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  25. These are GREAT pages - so fresh and full of life. I seem to be a bit stuck in dark colours ... its probably the weather!

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  26. JUST beautiful! I love the colors!

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  27. Hello Kathryn, you`re hand carved stamps are great! Love the combination of colours you`ve used on these pages! It looks like you had so much fun creating them :)

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  28. Oooh gorgeous pages Kate, it looks like a fun class. Frozen hair - yep it certainly is chilly! :-) x

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