Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Rudolph Days - May 22

Hello there,

It's the 25th, so time again for another 'Rudolph Days' challenge hosted by lovely Scrappy Mo.  Here's this month's card:

I love creating scenic cards, so I really enjoyed making this one.  The card mainly features stamps made by Crafty Individuals and I've used the branch from Stampscapes and the moon by Inkylicious.  I love this gorgeous hare stamp by CI, although it did originally have a large moon behind it's head.  After using it many times, I decided the I would cut it off as I can get more use from the stamp with just the lovely hare.  It was a bit tricky as it was quite close in but fortunately, I managed to cut it off without damaging the main image.  

That's all from me for today and I shall look forward to seeing you wonderful makes for this challenge xx 

Monday, 16 May 2022

It's All About The Tags Today

Hello there my friends and followers,

Well, it seems like ages since I last blogged anything but I've been busy making samples for the next CI shows at the beginning of June and I'm still really enjoying the gym three or four times a week, so I'm afraid that blogging has taken a back seat but on the plus side, I'm fitter than I've been in years! ;)  There seems to be very few of us left blogging now and to be honest, I'm not sure how much longer I'll carry on doing it myself.  It's not too bad in the winter when we are stuck in with bad weather but when the sun starts shining, there's so many other things to do and I hate to say it but it's so much easier to post on Instagram than it is spending ages putting a blog post together that only a few people may choose to read.  Anyway, I'll see how I go over the next few months, then make a decision one way or the other.  

I'm here today to share a couple of Art Journal pages with you that I made last weekend.  I made them for a challenge but got totally absorbed in what I was doing and I'm pleased with the outcome.  The challenge was to use a tag/tags on an AJ page.  Here's what I made:

Page 1
Page 2
The Double Page Spread

With the exception of the large sentiment and definition stamp, all other stamps that I've used are by Crafty Individuals.  I used Brushos on the background, stencils and also gesso through stencils to give a little texture and contrast in colour.

As I've definitely got lots of Snippets on these pages with the tags and butterflies, I'd like to add my first page to the 'Snippets Playground Challenge'

That's all from me for today and if I don't see you all before, then I'll be back on the 25th of the Rudolph Days Challenge.  

Take care of yourselves and stay happy xx