Thursday 26 September 2019

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week the words are " If it doesn't make you feel fabulous, don't do it, don't buy it, don't keep it"
A saying I should perhaps take notice of. My idea of throwing clothes away used to be ' if you don't want to answer the door wearing it, it's time it went in the bin or the charity shop'

The background is Distress oxide inks and then using the same colours through a stencil. I did a bit of stamping in blue. The figures and things she shouldn't have bought are all Dylusions. I don't like this figure much and it seemed a good chance to use it.

I am also entering this in Erika's theme of polka dots, stripes, plaids or patterns on Art Journal Journey

Thursday 19 September 2019

Thursday Journal with Neet

'Please come again when you can't stay as long' are the words this week. The background was made using Dylusion spray inks one page and then closing the book, so it inked the opposite side. I then used various stencils to make the edges and patterns. The figures are a mix of stamps and coloured with watercolour pens.

I have been working on my retreat journal since I got home and other things in my studio have been neglected. I really must get back to my textile work and do some pieces from out last lesson, which was silhouettes. I have some ideas, I just need to get them down on paper to see if they will work.


I am also entering this in Art Journal Journey where Erika's great theme is polka dots, stripes or patterns

Monday 16 September 2019

Tag Tuesday -- Apples and pears

A quick tag for my theme on Tag Tuesday, this time with apples. The background is made with a mop up sheet and stamped with skeleton leaves and pear shapes. I then added two drawing of apples.
I added a childhood saying we used to hear from our mums.

Friday 13 September 2019

Final pieces for my textile course

This is another one of my final pieces for my textile course.  I took a photograph of some new heucheras and incorporated them in the back ground. I then machine stitched the top.

 The second one is of some self seeded poppies in my garden

Thursday 12 September 2019

Thursday Journal with Neet

Neet's choice this week with the words "Ugh, people"
I did a distress oxide ink background with various stencils and stamps and a Dylusion edge stencil on the base. The figures are from Dylusions mini people range and the creatures from Paperartsy.
I thought the tree dwellers definitely didn't like the look of the human people and the small figures were just the right size for the page. It's not often possible to use these smaller ones in the large journal, so it was nice to give them an airing.
I am also entering this in Art Journal Journey where Erika's theme is 'polka dots/stripes/plaids or patterns' All the girls have polka dots and two of the tree dwellers do as well, even the bottom border has them. That was a lucky choice of stamps, and not a conscience one.

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Tag Tuesday - Apple and pears

My choice of theme on Tag Tuesday for the next fortnight and I have chosen apples and pears. My samples  is of pears but I will do an apple one asap.
The backgrounds are distress inks  with some gold embossing powder on the top one.

Thursday 5 September 2019

Thursday Journal with Neet

"Are you still talking" is Neet's choice this week and after inking the page with distress oxide inks I found two figures that I thought would fit the bill. The one on the left looks as if she is leaving in a bit of a huff, hence the words "Are you still talking" from the one on the left.
   I am off on my textile course and this is a scheduled post. I have also discovered that I cannot comment from my iPad, so will have to wait until Friday.
   I am also entering this in Erika's theme of polka dots/stripes/ plaids /patterns on Art Journal Journey

                                            Some pictures of some new bits to my garden

Tuesday 3 September 2019

Tag Tuesday Purple

Michele has chosen purple as her theme on Tag Tuesday, and I am a bit late joining in. Visitors, garden, and textile work has left me with very little time. The cooking and washing etc in our house is done by various fairies according to my other half.

I have used lots of bits of fabrics with beads and sewing on top for this tag.

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