Hello and welcome to my first post of the year.
Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Tuesday, 21 December 2021
It is always fun to look back over the year to see how my creativity developed (or in some cases didn't!). And for Eileen's Inspiration and Educator teams we are this month choosing our three favourite projects ..... and that is just SOOOO difficult! I really love creating with Eileen's dies and along with her new range of stamps this year, there has been much opportunity to experiment and create.
So here are my three favourites!
TREASURED SUMMER ADVENTURES BOX
... and I think this is my absolute favourite! The Treasured Summer Adventures box I made using two lids from the Treasure Box die.
Friday, 17 December 2021
I always love it when I can combine some of my favourite designers and products into one project. This was a "play time" project. Not made for anyone but myself and where I could indulge my love of Eileen Hull's fabulous dies, Tim Holtz's little village houses, papers and ephemera and PaperArtsy Paints and Infusions.
Thursday, 9 December 2021
Tuesday, 23 November 2021
Hello and welcome !
The journey started when I found this beautiful material in our local shop and I fell in love with its vintage Autumn hues. Eileen's Teams are this month inspiring with Seasonal Makes (Fall/Autumn, Thanksgiving or Christmas) and so I used the material to make a fabric journal using the Pocket Notebook Die.
(There is a video Tutorial for the making of the Journal using the fabric at the end of this post.)
Having started a rusty coloured Autumn insert to match I realised that Autumn spans three months which are very different, particularly here in the very north.
September is still green with soft blue skies.........
October moves to more rusty colours (if the winds have not blown everything away)......
November can be colourless and feels sometimes as though we are living within a sepia photograph.
So I unpicked my started insert and instead made three individual monthly books. Luckily I had started this project early back in September, so I was able to work within each of the months. Every few days I made either a collage or found a quote to match a photograph. All the photographs were taken of our garden here in Tingwall, the view over the Loch and on our trip to Kirriemuir (forest walks) in early November. I used pieces lying around on my desk, dies I have not used in ages, papers and embellishments from 49 & Market, Tim Holtz Engravings and a heap of PaperArtsy stamps (Scrapcosy, Gwen Lafleur and Alison Bomber) and PaperArtsy Frescos for painting. One side of my desk was a mess, but a happy mess !!
And so it became a very personal journey through the Autumn months.
Saturday, 13 November 2021
I had great fun creating this art journal page using stamps from Lynne Perella, Gwen Lafleur and Alison Bomber.
Hop on over to PaperArtsy to see how it came together.
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Hello and welcome!
It's the turn of Eileen's Educators this week to share their tutorials for the blog hop projects we made using her new Chapter 4 Sizzix dies. I made this fabulous A5 Music Journal using the Full Size Journal Die and some gorgeous Stamperia Music papers which I had been saving for a special project .... as you do!
As a recap here is the walkthrough video so you can see the pages and wallets I created.
This is a long post! so grab a coffee and scroll through the tutorial which also includes a short video on how I did the elastic lacing for the A5 size UK books.