Friday, 4 March 2016

What if I fall? Oh my dear what if you fly! Mixed Media Canvas

Hello, All !

A quick lunchtime post today of a Mixed Media canvas I created a short while ago.

Stamped tissue paper on  canvas. Painted  and stamped again and coloured with Copics.
Not sure who to credit with the sentiment, but it is one I really like.

This was great fun to work on and I recommend the process to anyone wanting to try mixed media. Go for it !

Thanks for stopping by and reading my posts. Your time and comments are greatly appreciated.

 Angela x

Friday, 1 January 2016

Digital Scrap-page : Puppy Love

Hello and welcome to my crafty blog.

First things first...

Happy New Year and Best Wishes For a Wonderful 2016!

Looking forward to a crafty, creative and fulfilling 2016 and getting down to getting a lot more crafting done.

My first post on the first day of this new year is a digital scrap-page using a combination of papers and elements from the Bella Gypsy range of digital kits.

The subject of the page is this sweet photo of Alex with his pit-bull puppy Gypsy. Such a cosy photo with the boy and his dog snuggled up in a blanket was too cute to pass up.

I kept the layout simple as I think the photo was standout on its own. The black and white image sits well with the faded blue of the background paper and the the red elements add a bit of interest to the page. Love these Bella Gypsy kits.

Once again  Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I appreciate the time and value any comments left

'til next time

Angela  xx

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Hello and welcome to my crafty blog.

I am posting today my card for the Craft for the Craic challenge 'Colour Inspiration'. My Mojo has departed for sunnier shores for the summer and I have been struggling with getting crafty again. The photo inspiration challenge has got me moving and I am pleased to have created something to blog about.

The Craft for the Craic challenge is are asking you to craft anything you like in whatever material you like, that incorporates the colours in the photo below.

I made some colour blocks to help me focus on the colours. It came in handy.

Here is my card for the challenge. 

'My Heart is With You'  is a 5x5 Kraft Card base with a cream and and patterned  backing -paper background. The Go Kreate die 'Frilly Square' inked with Ranger distress ink ''Peeled Paint'  and then stamped with Crafty Individuals text stamp in Rhurbard ink. The heart was die cut from yellow card stock with the edges distressed with the Peeled Paint ink. I hand cut the label which was stamped with a sentiment from Verve Stamps.

'My Heart is With You'

The challenge closes soon so pop over to the  Craft for the Craic challenge blog and check out the great DT makes for inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Your time and comments are always appreciated.

Angela x

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Art Journal Page- Rumi Quote

Hello and welcome to my craft blog.

Carrying on in the Art Journal vein my post today is another journal page inspired by a qoute I heard whilst driving to work. The reader was reflecting on a friend who despite having dedicated her life to serving the less fortunate in the worst places on the planet, was taken from her family and friends with a fatal illness. The qoute stuck with me for a long time and after some searching I found it. The persian poet Rumi as some wonderful things to say and they all come from the 13th century.


The page was made  around the time of the centeniary of the First World War, and the poppies, a symbol of those who dies in the war,  and the qoute seemed to fit together. We were remembering those lost in the Great War amonst whom was my great-uncle Patrick of the Royal Dublin Fusilliers.

 In memory of Lance Corporal Patrick McGeough
died November 5th 1917 Croixilles France

I was still experimenting with the ink and paint and had not discovered Gesso as a great prepation medium, but the page still held it colours and a coat of Modge Podge should protect it from harm.

I still love this creative process and I have a couple more in various stages of development.

Thanks for stopping by to visit and comment. Your time and comments are appreciated.

Angela x

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Art Journal Page - Love Cherish Respect

Hello and welcome to my crafty blog.

Today I am posting a recently completed Art Journal Page titled Love Cherish Respect.

My Mojo has deserted me and I am desparately seaching for it everywhere, bit I think I am on the trail with my Art Journalling.  :-)

This page started out totally different to how it ended up. But that is the beauty of Art Journalling.  It is a wonderful messy, creative and fulfilling process ( for me anyway) that you don't know where it might lead.

 The page was prepared with Gesso to give the acrylic paints and inks somthing to cling to.Some acrylic paint mixed to create the background and the stamping was done with Tuxedo Black from Memento Inks. I cut out the heart from red card and used Modge Podge to adhere it to the page. I made a template from a sheet of clear transpareny film ,cutting out a tile pattern, and dabbed black ink over to get the irregular block effect.  some distressing with  tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink and black markers pens with a white gel pen completed the look I was after.

The layer of Modge Podge to protect the finished page created a nice sheen to the page and produced a great canvas texture as a bonus.

Love Cherish Respect

Hope you like my attempt at Art Journalling.  I've got the bug for this and I have some ideas for new pages.  Like I said, seem like the Mojo is finding it's way home.

Thanks for stopping by to read and comment on my blog.  Your time and comments are much appreciated.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!

Angela x

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Scrap-Page - My Mam's 80th Birthday

Hello  and Welcome to my crafty blog,

I have not blogged for such a long time as I have (had) lost my  Mojo and time and life kept getting in the way.

However, I could not let  Mam's 80th birthday pass without posting a scrap-page to celebrate the event.  A surprise party lead to a great evening with lots of relatives and friends who gathered to wish Mam all the best and many happy returns of the day.

Use Photoshop to change the colour photo to black and white and made the banner and chevrons usibng the eye-dropper option in Photoshop from the colours in my sister Julie's top (extreme right). Effects to the banner were applied from the Photoshop photograpic effects button.The the lettering is from a Bella Gypsy  digital kit called Forever Family.

Happy Birthday Mam!

Just a  short post today. Sunday is long walk day and lazy 'doing stuff' day.  Enjoy yours.

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. Your time and comments are appreciated.

Angela x

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Dragon's Lair Designs - New Kit - Francheska

Hello All and welcome back to my crafty blog.

It has been a while since I blogged last and a lot has happened since. Not the  least of which was the death of my lovely mother-in-law Jane. Althought we knew that the day would come, we were not prepared for the sense of loss and the grief. It takes time to find a way back to normality and to get on with things again and I am grateful for the crafty friends and colleagues who have been so patient  and supportive during this time.

It is nice to get back to blogging with the new kit from Dragon's Lair Designs. The new kit is called Franscheska and it is full of those deep and sumptious colours that reflect Autumn and the changes it brings.

The kit launched a couple of days ago and you can check out the link below to take you to the full Francheska collection at Dragon's Lair.

My DT piece for the launch is a double page layout using the a backing paper  and some of the embellishments from the kit.

I was inspired to do a double page layout from some articles in magazines I read recently. The double page layout has real impact and decided that the backing paper from the kit is so vibrant that all I needed was to add a photo and some of the contrasting embellishments.

I quite like the result, especially how the Francheska backing paper makes the photo pop.  I am looking forward to working with the new kit on my DT projects in the coming month of November. Lots of ways to use the kit not only digitally as above but with traditional papercrafting too.

Check out the link to the Dragon's Lair Designs on-line shop to see the full range and find us on Facebook to take part in the group and challenges.

Thanks stopping by to read and comment on the blog.  All comments are read and appreciated.

Angela X