Bulbs are starting to be seen and the winter flowering honeysuckle is already putting out buds, which is a little unusual, but I think that is down to the weather patterns this year.
Saturday, 26 November 2022
Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Saturday, 12 November 2022
'Pretty' was all these pastels and a stamp set from Altenew called Nature Snippets.
'On Black' gave me the chance to use a newish stamp from Indigoblu - William Morris Willow, which was heat embossed with white.
I will post an update once the book is finished and bound.
Thursday, 3 November 2022
Much more to my liking was this layered page, using spray inks, stamps, stencils and a magazine focal image. I like the feeling of movement with the leaves and the woman's hair. This also included a useful lesson on colour theory, so that we wouldn't make 'muddy' colours (unless we wanted to use neutrals, of course).
The last in the inks section was using alcohol inks and stencils. I used Yupo paper (synthetic paper which doesn't absorb the ink) for the image on the left and glossy card for the one on the right. I wasn't happy with the tissue paper image on the right as the tissue paper didn't fade into the image as it should have done. Possibly this was to do with the alcohol background. So, I had another go...
The last theme for this year is Paper and Fabrics, which should be good.
Sunday, 30 October 2022
Japanese Anemone Bressingham Glow has been flowering since the end of July but is coming to an end now.
Tuesday, 25 October 2022
here I had just seen as inspiration.
'Blue' using more small square stamps from Hunkydory and building them into a pattern.here. I used a combination of stamps from seven different sets to create this page.
On to the next week...
Saturday, 22 October 2022
I have been making a card for my sister's birthday and went full on mixed media for it - hope she liked it! It has a die cut leaf which I coloured with acrylic ink and then clear embossed, so it looks as though it is wet. The background is a mixture of book pages and collage papers and the envelope has leaf stamps on it.
here - inking and then stamping onto self adhesive labels. I used Tim Holtz stamps 'Field Notes' here.
here It was really easy to make, smelled beautifully of cinnamon and mixed spice and tasted even better! It is great as a pudding with custard, or with cream or yogurt or just on its own. As it has apple in it, it won't keep for that long, but that wasn't a problem in our house!