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!


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!

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Monochromatic and Kraft!


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!


Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Enchanting at More Than Words

 Hello there!

The new challenge at More Than Words is to be inspired by the word Enchanting and to use Botanicals on your art journal page.

At first I couldn't think what to use for the Botanicals part of the challenge but then I remembered that ArtStacks have some stunning botanical pictures in some of  'The Homemaker' stacks - on 94-year-old paper! I used this stack to make my page about how Enchanting old books are. 

I highlighted the 94-year-old paper:

You can find 'The Homemaker" stack here.

I hope you can join the challenge! You can find the details here.

Saturday, 28 May 2022

3 Cards in 3 Steps

Hi there. I forgot to post this one previously! I made these three bright and cheery cards in just three simple steps using rainbows from Lisa Oxley’s Bright & Bold stack.

Card 1

Step 1 – Stamp Happy Birthday sentiment multiple times over the page making one a different colour.
Step 2 – Add one of Lisa’s rainbows.
Step 3 – Draw a border around the card including a small heart.

Card 2

Step 1 – Cut some Hearts paper from Lisa’s Bright & Bold stack to fit the card, ink the edges and adhere to card front.
Step 2 – Add one of Lisa’s rainbows.
Step 3 – Swipe a bit of gesso behind the title, let it dry then adhere a title sticker on top.

Card 3

Step 1 – Add spatters to the background.
Step 2 – Add one of Lisa’s rainbows and journal around the outside of it.
Step 3 – Add a sentiment and doodle a border, including a sun in one corner.

The hearts paper and the rainbows are all from Lisa’s Bright & Bold stack. You can find it here.

I hope you can use these as inspiration to make your own fun cards!


Sunday, 1 May 2022

Ocean & Splatters

 It's the first of the month and you know what that means! Yes - the new challenge is up at More Than Words. This month you have to be inspired by the word Ocean and use Splatters on your art journal page. I found a wonderful quote online and used that:

I was in a textural mood so I added lots of cool textures to the cluster on the left then topped it with one of Lisa Oxley's hearts from ArtStacks.

Isn't that quote wonderful?

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

Happy journaling!


Monday, 18 April 2022

Hello! The new challenge over at More Than Words this month is to use the word TREASURE on a card, tag, ATC or postcard.

I made a quick and easy tag using Lisa Oxley's Bright & Bold stack from ArtStacks:

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

Happy crafting!