Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Stripes for MM&M and some baubles for my Steampunk tree

Nearly didn't make it in time for MM&M Stripes challenge as had a bit of a hectic month.
So I've created an all digital piece using a kit called 'Words to live by' by Kimeric Kreations.
One of the cool tools in the software I use are 'digital scissors' -I used this to cut up the blue digital paper into stripes. 

At long last Dave made some of Valeries super spice bars after she so kindly shared the recipe with us back in august - and if you haven't already tried these, I can thoroughly recommend them as they are really yummy!

The first attempt, Dave made an error and somehow left the sugar out so that wasted a batch and then he had no chocolate left to drizzle on top for the second batch. Not sure how we ran out of chocolate, that was bad planning! ha ha,  but even so, they were really lovely and also very nice with custard. 
 Great recipe - thanks Valerie x

October was spent finishing all the Christmas cards and November spent making more ornaments for our Steampunk themed Christmas tree. I'm done making them for this year now so now I need to clear up all the mess that is all over my 3 tables and a lot of the floor too.
The hooks on the front of my shelves were great
for dangling things that needed to dry.
I had great fun making 5 of these using silver baubles, metallic paints, green eco paint and fun foam.

 I will show some other things I made for the tree another time.
thanks for stopping by
hope your day is a good one
Gill xx

Thursday, 17 November 2016

A sort of abstract/doodle page for AJJ

Hope your day going well.
At last yesterday I finished writing in all my Christmas cards - big sigh of relief :) So now that's all out of the way I can concentrate more on making some art and also on the stuff for our Steampunk Christmas tree which will hopefully be going up at the weekend. So this morning I finished a piece started about a week ago for this months fab AJJ challenge, the theme is 'Collage - but no wings, leaves or faces' and was chosen by the lovely Susi. I'd been struggling with this and maybe because the card thing is now out of the way it seemed to come together more easily this morning to finish off.

 I started with some bits torn out of my hubbies wine magazine
 and gessoed over some of the area but it wasn't looking good
 and I'd no idea really what I was going to do anyway.
 Added some paint and a little stencilling
 and still no idea what I was doing.
 Some doodling with black and white pens
 but still not looking right.
Added more paint, stencilling, bottle cap stamped bits and dots and I think I have a fun abstract/doodled page that I am a bit more happier with.
Have a great day wherever you are
and thanks so much for stopping by.
Gill x

Monday, 14 November 2016

Wheels for MM&M

Hello everyone 

I did this last week and forgot to post as been feeling a bit out of sorts for a few days with a throat/glands thing, probably after getting cold when our heating broke down Wednesday afternoon - brrrr that seemed a long 24-ish hours till it was mended.
I used a mix of stamps from Viva Décor, IndigoBlu and 'Artemio'.
Colour is Distress stains, Aquamarkers and coloured pencils.

 I'm a bit behind so will try and catch up
with your posts asap :)
Have a great day.
Gill x

Monday, 7 November 2016

Collage playing for AJJ


My first attempt for Susi's fun collage challenge at AJJ where we mustn't use wings, leaves or faces. I've not really done that much collage before so this should be a fun month to experiment and play.

I found it hard to get a decent photo due to lack of light as the days have been shorter and not so bright. I'm not particularly pleased with how the page turned out and so first thing this morning I sat in bed drinking tea watching some tutorials online to hopefully improve my skills for the next pieces.

I started with a few pieces of collage looking paper, plus a couple of postage stamps - and oh no - there's a face on the stamp!

Painted and drew over the face on the postage stamp and added some Washi tape then some colour on page with water soluble pastels and Inktense blocks/pencils.

Finished with some more washi tape
and a bit of stencilling and doodling.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hope your day was a good one.
Gill xx