Sunday, 25 May 2014

Handmade Project Life Cards take II

Some more handmade Project Life cards for the UKS swap as mentioned below.
3"x4" washi tape and hand stamping.

3"x4" hand stamped, bicycle die.

6"x4" Die cut letters from book pages on pre printed cards.

TFL  \Lou x

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Handmade Project Life Cards (swap)

Apologises for neglecting you all, I've been out and about training hard for the Edinburgh KILTWALK which takes place next Sunday 11th May.  26 miles around my favourite city ever, taking in the sites, panoramic views and raising money for local Children's charities.  So crafting has taken a wee back seat while I get stuck into my training.

Over on UKS, I am taking part in a Project Life Swap.  Make 2 sets of 3x4 and 1 set of 6x4 Project Life and Netty on UKS will swap them out.  I've not done a swap like this for a while, it was fun to hunt through my stamps and come up with some simple ideas using only ink, paint and stamps.

These are the 6x4 Project Life Cards, 
I've decorated them so they can used either landscape or portrait.  
I've used some Tim Holtz stamps and distressed ink.

This is my favourite 3x4 set out the 2 sets, stamped images and lots
of red paint splattering.  
The Deco Arts paints are fab for splattering, they retain the colour
well when watered down slightly.

The final set are 3x4 with a water coloured background and then stamped.  
I thought I'd stick with summery colours as we are heading into what will hopefully be a fabulous Summer.

Thanks for looking, Lou x

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Journal 52 weeks 5,8 & 12

Journal 52 prompts  can be found HERE.  Hers my take on 

week 5 : Abstract Art.  
I really enjoyed this quick and fun technique.  Oil pastels and watercolours.

week 8 : Found Poetry.  
Wrong season I know but the words are from a Sainsburys advert for Halloween goodies.
Collaged background, coloured with my chalk pastels and some Inkadinkadoo stamps :) for the detail.

week 12 : A Day in the Life of Me.  
It was a nice sunny day, so I went with the sun rays idea, once again coloured 
with my favourite chalk pastels..

TFL  Lou x

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Junk Key Charms

Over on UKS, I've organised a Round Robin, with the SSers team, it runs a bit like a CJ.  An old key gets passed around and each person adds a charm like piece to the key.  Round 1 is due to be completed this weekend.  My theme is Vintage Sewing Room.

I've made a little charm pillow which is stuffed with dried lavender, added on bits from some old earrings and a few pieces of ribbon.  Suzy has it next, I wonder what she'll add to it!

TFL  Lou x

Craft Barn Q&L: Flowers and/or Travel

Its amazing how quickly time flies.  Can you believe we are at the 6th quotes & lyrics challenge for the year already.   Check out the latest challenge and gorgeous entries HERE.

I've stepped away from my affirmation cards this time round, I fancied doing something just for fun and while I pondered I was listening to a Sandi Thom album. My choice:

"I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair!" 

I went totally OTT with the flowers!!  The background is my usual collaged papers, gesso and chalk pastels, this time in a soft lime. Flowers: dictionary pages where painted with watercolour (hot pinks, red, organe and yellow) and I used some old punches in various sizes.  The face is a stamp I purchased from etsy many moons ago, stamped onto tissue, adhered used matte medium and highlighted with my trusty chalks.  

Thank you to everyone who took the time to leave me a message for the last challenge.  
I really appreciate it.

Thanks for looking
Lou x

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Altered Paintbrush Figures

Over on UKS, Netty is running a one to one swap for Altered Paintbrush Figures.  I was asked to alter my brush to the theme of Punk Rocker.  As I don't own any face moulds etc or work with clay I opted for Papier Mache, I'm thinking this was not the best approach for such a small face.  My Punk Rocker looks well worn!!  Well more Frankenstein meets Punk.  Sorry Netty!!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Journal52 week 11 and 2

I'm still enjoying the weekly prompts from Journal 52, this weeks its 

The collaged background was coloured with chalk pastels in dark blues and purples.  
White gesso was then splattered over the background ( I love this effect).
I cut out the star, backed it with clear sticky paper and sprinkled with glitter. 
The quote was then added.

This is a close up of the glittery star :)

I'm still playing catchup,
  Week 2: Somewhere A Simple Place

On the reverse of each of my journal pieces I have written my thoughts/feelings .
Meditating is such a powerful tool and I always feel better for doing it.

TFL  Lou x