Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Ho Ho Ho!

Oh my goodness! Two Christmas posts in a row - it must be December!

I think I have been teaching my 'Regular Art Journaling' class at Art from the Heart (Harrogate UK) for 6 or 7 years now. Something like that, but you lose track after a while. It is so very lovely to teach a group regularly ... the conversation picks up from where we left off last time.

The Christmas workshop is always a highlight as everyone is always in a festive mood and we usually have extra treats and cake :-)

This year I designed these two pages in not-so-Christmasy colours, and we had a lot of laughs along the way and everyone produced their own versions.

And here's my little Christmas elf! He's a cutie.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Do you wanna build a snowman?

Stencil: Point
Baubles: Journal Doodles
Background stamps: Background Ronds, Textures aves des Chiffres, Un regard sur mon Histoire, Background Flocons

I love Christmas as much as the next person, but you know not until December. But December is here Yay! so here is my first Christmas page.

I built up a hugely colourful background first and stamped all over with a variety of background stamps. Christmas isn't just red and green in my book! And then I stencilled white all over to tone it down a bit and to make it look a bit Christmassy.

I printed the snowman with hairspray lids (erm ... you didn't think I actually drew those circles did you?!)

And here are a few progress pics of the background ... step-by-step ...

Bye for now!

Monday, 19 November 2018

Layer by Layer part 2!

And here is Part 2 of my latest video for the Print-to-Project series for Gel Press. See how I turned by shabby chic background into this multi-coloured journal page using stamps and stencils by Carabelle Studios :-)
Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Layer-by-layer, another video for Gel Press!

It's time for another Gel Press video! This time I'm showing you how I create multiple layers of colour without making the dreaded mud. It creates a scruffy yet pretty look! I think it looks a it like old wallpaper ... 

Part 2 will follow in a few days.

Thanks for watching :-)

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Floral Concertina.

I'm still enjoying playing with all the *new* Carabelle goodies, and over on the DecoArt Media blog I have a full step-by-step tutorial with lots of pics and instructions. Hope you'll go and take a peek :-)