Monday, 8 August 2022

Choose Your Own Adventure at MTW

The new challenge at More Than Words is to be inspired by the word "Adventure' and to use a map on your art journal page.


I layered a torn map onto kraft cardstock then used one of the awesome sketchbook images by Deb Weiers at ArtStacks to make the point that we all need to choose our own adventure. We're all unique and we shouldn't think that we have to tread the same path as others.


Will you join us this month? You can find the challenge here.


Happy adventuring!
Heather









Tuesday, 2 August 2022

We're All In This Together

Hello again! The new challenge at Kraft + is to use handwriting on your project - and kraft of course.

I had fun with this one. I made an art journal page using scraps off my desk. I love the random, messy effect that scraps give to my pages.


I tore the book page then wrote my journaling on the kraft background between the torn sections. I used one of Deb Weiers' gorgeous little pieces of two people from ArtStacks and wrote "We're all in this together" repeatedly on the kraft background between the torn sections. This is a statement about world events, mainly the war in Ukraine and covid. 


The book paper already had leaves and circles punched out of it so I utilised those in my page.


I hope you'll play along this month. You can find the challenge here.


Happy krafting!

Heather

Friday, 15 July 2022

Joy at More Than Words

Hello! The new challenge at More Than Words is to use the word Joy on your card, tag, ATC or postcard.

I made a tag:


Everything except the word is from Lisa Oxley's Bright & Bold stack at ArtStacks. I love these papers!


Will you join in the challenge this month? You can find the details here.


Happy creating!

Heather









Friday, 1 July 2022

Wonderful Watercolours!

Well it's a new month and that's always a good thing cos it means there's a new challenge at More Than Words!

The challenge this month is to be inspired by the word 'Wonderful' and to use watercolours on your art journal page. Here's what I made:


I created my background with watercolours then fussy cut some of the gorgeous pink anemones and butterflies from the Anemones & Friends CardStack from ArtStacks and layered them up. I added a transparency window from the Doors & Windows pack and added a title. 

I hope you'll join us this month! You can find the challenge here


Happy journaling!

Heather



Friday, 24 June 2022

Words Matter at ArtStacks

Hello! It's my turn over at ArtStacks today and I've made an art journal page using Deb Weiers' new Wonky Faces and Wonky Backgrounds stacks. I love Deb's wacky, wonky designs.


This page was very simple to make. I took the entire page of words from the Wonky Backgrounds pack and swiped some teal and blue paints on it. The teal is actually a lot darker than the pic shows. I layered a strip of Deb's stripes down the side and, after I added the pic, I painted some red circles around the page, mimicking the ones in the picture.



My title is 'Words Matter' using the words on tissue from the Wonky Faces pack. I added the word Art as well, just because I had a space that needed filling! There are also words on the picture so there are a lot of words on this page!

I love using bold colours with black and white contrasts. They have so much impact. 

For more inspiration, head over to ArtStacks here.


Happy creating!

Heather













Thursday, 16 June 2022

It's Time for a Daydream!

Welcome back!

The Mini Challenge at More Than Words is running for a whole month to celebrate our 150th challenge! The word to use on your card, tag, ATC or postcard this month is DAYDREAM. 

I made a tag:


I used papers from The Homemaker stack over at ArtStacks. This stack is a bit of a fave of mine!

I hope you can join in the fun for our 150th challenge! You can find the challenge details here.


Happy creating!
Heather









Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Monochromatic and Kraft!

Hello!

The new challenge at Kraft Plus this month is Monochromatic. I rummaged through my new Deb Weiers papers and found this cool dude in an orange shirt. There's also a very cool background on translucent paper that is mostly orange so I went with that. It wasn't until after I finished the page that I realised how many other colours are on that background too. Whoops!



I hope you can join in the challenge this month. You can find it here.


Happy creating!

Heather