Friday, 21 April 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

 OK what has happened to the week, where did Thursday go. Neet has just phoned and asked if I had forgotten to do my journal, no I said I'll just go and put it on. I did wonder why she had phoned as often it doesn't get finished and put on until after lunch. Neet then informs me that it is actually Friday today.
This week the theme is masculine. I have used a previously painted page and then used a couple of  masks and black paint to blank out some of the background. I have used lots of vehicle stamps for the "boys toys"

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- Use pink, a little or a lot.

I am not usually very happy using pink, but I enjoyed doing this one for Go Tag Thursday.
I used some pink backing paper and two vintage images. I then added some lace, buttons and some thread.

Tag Tuesday -- Heritage

On Tag Tuesday Wilma has chosen Heritage as her theme for the next fortnight.
I have made a very large tag which I used texture paste on for the background, with some Paperartsy infusions on top of the texture paste, which I then sprayed with water.
The smaller tags are of my relations, who all grew up in the valleys of South Wales. My mum's dad pictured on the top with my Nan and my mum's two older sisters.  The one below shows him on a camel ( the middle one) in Egypt ( Pyramid and Sphinx behind them) during the first World War. He also fought at Gallipoli.  He was as was my other Grandfather a miner.
The smaller of the two added tags is of my Great Grandparents with a backdrop of a mine and below the little town where my father was born and where my Grandma lived.
My brother and I used to love going up the mountain behind Grandma's house as the mountains were actually moving in as they were all undermined with coal mines. We were fascinated by the fact that the houses on the mountain were gradually being knocked down by the mountain as it moved slowly towards them.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- Easter/ Spring

A second tag for Go Tag Thursday on the Easter Spring theme. The stamp is from Stampotique and I think the hare is called Harold. He is hoarding a basket of Easter eggs made from a flower.
The small tag at the top has a hare looking at the moon.

Every Inchie Monday -- Ladybird

My computer crashed on Saturday, and this is the first time I been able to use it again. OK machines when they work, and how lost are we when they don't.
This week the theme is ladybird, lovely little insects as long as they don't bite, and sometimes they do. My stampbord one is shrink plastic, and the sewn one fine leather with hand stitching.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- Easter/Spring

The theme for this week on Go Tag Thursday is Easter/Spring. I have used a combination of Distress oxides and Distress inks for the background and silhouette stamps for the hares and rabbits.. I added some flowers for some dimension, and a small tag at the top.

I am also entering this on Ike's Challenge which is anything goes with the option of Easter or Spring.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week the theme is squares,  not sure about this one. It sounded easy before I started and I just went for the first thing that came into my head. The page was already inked so I was pleased to be able to use it up. A lot of these pages were inked on the course with Dyan, so were really experimental.  I cut out a stencil with my sizzix and used brown paint for the squares, some of which are a bit wobbly. I used Dyan's stamps for the figure.
I'm sure a lot of us remember some of the pointless maths they taught us at school. How many of us have needed to find the square root of a number. Come on admit it if you have.

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