Monday, 30 April 2012

Chronicles of imperfection 2

Here is the first inside spread of my book. The word stamps all come from Dylusions.

Click on the picture to get a better view.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Chronicles of imperfection

Do you remember the papers I decorated a while ago? Well, I decided to us some of them to make a little book, 'Chronicles of imperfection'.

The pages were made from the papers and edged with Tim Holtz tape. The embellishments were made from brown paper that I had used as scrap to mop up any extra inks whilst spraying projects, stamping on it and tearing them out. The stamps are by Lynne Perella, from Paper Artsy.

I shall reveal one spread each day over the next few days.

Here is the cover. You will have seen the flowers in a previous post.

Friday, 27 April 2012

My Dad was given an IPad for Christmas and he let me have a play. Here are the results:

A (poor) copy of one of David Hockney's pictures:

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

I went with the flow ...

... and this is what I ended up with, so don't read anything into it; it's just fun!

Credits: all elements from 'Diary Declassified'  by B Rimmer @ Deviant Scrap

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

A new beginning

This page was created using stencils, spray inks, acrylic paint, stamping. The houses were cut from Kraft Resist paper, painted and stuck onto the page.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Striking head-gear!

Credits: all elements from 'Diary Declassified by B Rimmer @ Deviant Scrap

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Are you a tea or a coffee person? I am definitely a tea person, although I do like coffee at certain times.

This is a digital collage using elements by B Rimmer.

Credits: 'Diary Declassified' & 'Journal Interrupted' by B Rimmer @ Deviant Scrap; large frame by K Lewis @ SBG

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Embracing imperfection

I was playing with acrylic paint and stencils and ended up with this journal page. I really like it. What do you think?

Friday, 20 April 2012

Vintage letter - a digital piece

Credits: all elements by Cryztal Rain @ Deviant Scrap - from 'Art Therapy', 'Grunge Flowers' & 'Grunge Edges'

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


This is another digital piece.

Credits: frame by T Baxter @ SBG; other elements from 'Flower Grunge',  'Grunge Edges' and 'Art Therapy' by Cryztal Rain @ Deviant Scrap

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Pros and cons - a digital collage

Credits: grunge edges by Cryztal Rain @ Deviant Scrap; all other elements from 'Virtuosity' by T Baxter @ SBG

Monday, 16 April 2012

Three tags

I made this tags by staining it with Distress Stains, stamping on the script and numbers and adding the Tissue Tape. Having stamped  and cut out the Lynne Perella stamp, I coloured it by painting on water-soluble oil pastels with a water brush.

For the next two tags, I made the background by applying a layer of gesso and then covering it with different colours of acrylic paint. I then applied a stencil over them and dabbed off the paint with a baby white.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

More Creative Chemistry

Having finished Tim Holtz's course I decided to have another play. I made these two tags in the same way, staining Kraft Resist paper, except the one on the  left  has a layer of Picket Fence Distress Stain as the first layer. You can see the subtle difference in that it is a little lighter in colour.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Flowers made from glassine paper and Perfect Pearls

These flowers are very simple to make and look so pretty.

I die cut the flower shapes and then screwed each paper up. Once flattened, I dusted on Perfect Pearls and heated them to 'set' them. I fastened them together using a brad. Voila!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Paper backgrounds

I enjoyed making these. I started off with 12 x12 inch sheets of patterned paper and sprayed Dylusions Inks through various stencils. A simple technique, but very effective! I then cut all the sheets into four ready for the next project.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Fearless ...

... another digital piece.

 Credits: all elements from 'Wren' by R McMeen @ SBG

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

A digital collage

Credits: overlay by 3 Hearts @ Zig Zag Scrap; all other elements from 'Virtuosity' by T Baxter @ SBG

Monday, 9 April 2012

A skinny card

The challenge from Take a Word this week is to make a Skinny card, 3 inches x 5 inches (or 7.62 x 12.70 centimetres). We are allowed to choose our own theme and create it in our own style, as long as we use some newsprint or similar in the background.

Here's mine:
 Credits: Little girl by Lisa's Altered Art; words by T Baxter @ SBG

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 - no. 9

Rick Candy Distress Stickles:

Unfortunately, the camera hasn't picked up the sparkle, but it is there!!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 - no. 8

Perfect distress mist:

Perfect distress:

Perfect splatter distress:

Monday, 2 April 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 - no. 7

Paint dabber resist:

Crackle paint resist:

Crackle paint resist:

Shattered stains:

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 - no. 6

Nostalgic batik:

Rusted enamel:

Distress powder resist: