21 January 2011

art journal spread

Here is the art journal spread I put together for the first challenge over at Which Crafts, Lots of colour, layers, gesso, tissue paper, book pages – I really enjoyed doing little bits and then coming back to it and adding to it. I hope I do many more. I've done it in a desk diary that I was given last year but didn't use. So I gesso'd the pages and off I went, perfect! It's nice to get messy and painty and just try things out for fun!

13 January 2011

some projects

I do quite a lot of work for some of the UK craft magazines and one of those is Quick Cards Made Easy from Origin Publishing. It's a good magazine with lots of cards and other papercraft projects in it. I have lots of fun with the projects I do for them and get quite a free reign which is lovely. For the January issue I restyled a diary:

For the new issue of Quick Cards on sale now I just did the 'Stash Raiders' section, where the idea is to use up old stash to make a card for someone. In this issue I made a more masculine themed card with a bunting thing going on, I loved it!

I've also been designing some of the papers that are printed into the mag each month, which the reader can use to make cards and other projects. I've just finished a lovely set which will be on sale next month! Keep a look out!

09 January 2011

Which Crafts?

Last year I had the opportunity to guest design for Which Crafts, which was great! This year Maxine has asked me to be on the Design Team for real! Which is great. She puts together some lovely kits and I'm really looking forward to playing with the goodies and creating something lovely.

She is also running a new project for 2011 called Life and Me which is a year long project where prompts will be posted every other week for you to create something in whatever form you like. This weeks prompt is : ME! We all take time to document others but whatabout ourselves? I am working on an art journal page for this and in fact may do the whole thing as a journal, we'll see. I'll be posting my pages here and I they'll get posted on the Which Crafts blog too I think.

Why not join in? Leave me a comment here if you plan to and we can keep one another going!

07 January 2011

Challenge 29 at ECP

A New Year and another set of challenges at Easy Craft Projects! This weeks challenge was to create a project using up old stash, nothing bought within the last few months. I have shelf of older papers, which I haven't used yet, so I went through the pile and chose my favourites to cut up and use on a layout. I decided to write down some thoughts about the New Year and what I hope to do/achieve/wish for!

Go on over and take part, you can win some goodies from Robyns Fetish designs.