Friday, 10 August 2012

Mixed Media Medley

Morning All and what a beautiful morning it is, the kind of morning for hanging out load after load of washing or does that just make me sound like a Stepford wife?
Anyway as the Cardmadfairy has decided to take a break from challenges for a while so we can all persue other things I have decided to share something different this week.
Inspired by my multi-talented big sister Jenni, the one on the left of the photo,I have been doing a bit of art journelling this week. I have watched a few tutorials on Youtube and wanted to try Dyan from Art from the Heart's bleaching technique but as I haven't bought any of her spray inks yet I had to find an alternative method. I found a really good tutorial on Youtube using paint, a stencil and babywipes which I think worked really well and gave me the effect I was after.

As I was really pleased with the way the page turned out I decided to use the same ideas for my daughter's birthday card. I used an image from a website that shares free vintage images and made a mixed media backing for it as well as adding a bit of extra doodling to the image itself.

 I would like to enter the following challenges.
http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.co.uk/ animal and flowers
http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.co.uk/ things with wings
http://pixieduststudiopixiechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ vintage
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ use a digi
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ for a female
http://scrapbooksisters.blogspot.co.uk things with wings

Friday, 3 August 2012

Flower Power

Hello All had a lovely week off in the Yorkshire Dales managing to choose the best week of the year for weather luckily. The only disappointment was discovering that Art from the Heart in Harrogate was closed for the week. Jenni and I had planned to spend a lot of time (and probably money) there. On the plus side we have decided to book a workshop there and visit without disgruntled husbands tagging along so all's well!
Now time for a new challenge from the CARDMADFAIRY and this time she is asking for creations using digital flowers.
 Just to be a little different I decided to use a heart shaped digi image and turn it into a flower I love making 3d flowers and I always like to try and think outside the box! I resized the image and printed enough to make two sizes of petals and extra for leaves.
The backing paper is from a free pad by Pinkpaislee called Spring Jubilee which came with the Cardmaking magazine. The paper had so much detail on it I didn't want to layer anything on top but I felt it needed a little definition round the edge so I stamped and doodled a bit. Then I cut a piece out of a doilly and doodled round that as well.
The button in the middle of the flower is a lovely vintage one which really catches the light but unfortunately the camera didn't pick it up very well. Finally I added the bird and sentiment which were both from freebee sets, got to love those freebees!
Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for the challenge, there are so many fabulous digi images to choose from. Find the CARDMADFAIRY ones HERE.
Also entering these fantastic challenges:
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ flowers
http://www.scrapbooksisters.blogspot.co.uk/ things with wings
http://canyoudigiit.com/blog/ bird is the word
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ summer
http://jacksonsdigitalexpressions.blogspot.ca/ anything goes
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/ doodling
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ always anything goes
http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.co.uk/ distressing
http://casestudychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ signature style(3d flowers)