Thursday, 27 October 2016

Clean and simple Beki

I don't normally post twice in a day but this one is for Thats Crafty Clean and Simple challenge using the lovely new stamps by Donna Gray/ aka Inky and Quirky Designs.
I was so excited when my stamps arrived yesterday afternoon and I was off to play with them straight away with all sorts of ideas running around my head.
So this CAS card was stamped with versafine ink and then stamped again on some patterned paper to do some paper piecing. The stamp has a lovely house that dangles on the end of Beki's hair but  I decided to stamp the house plus a flower on her hair instead. I coloured her face and legs with Derwent colour soft pencils but the colour seems to have been lost in the photo.

Thank you for stopping by
and for any comments.
Gill x

Monday, 10 October 2016

Autumn is coming

Today for  AJJ Indian Summer - Golden October - Autumn   I have a mix of stamping and drawing. The background is a mix of Aquamarker pens and Panpastels. I used my eraser on the Panpastels to (try) draw a hill in the distance and give a bit of perspective.

It's been a lovely day with the sun shining, although it's now much cooler than a couple of weeks ago but still doesn't look very autumnal here.... but I'm sure autumn is coming.... soon :)

I'm still working on some Christmas decorations for the Steampunk themed tree and hopefully will have time to make some other ones for my traditional tree.
The big snowflakes (bought cheap one Christmas to use on a card) were originally white felt but I've painted them to hopefully look a bit rusty and grungy. I found that one of my cog dies fitted snuggly in the middle of the snowflake that had a hexagonal whole in centre.
The nut/bolt looking things on the one bauble I have completed so far are made from craft foam, the 'nut' was a hexagonal left over bit from one of Tim Holtz Sizzix mixed media dies.

Thank you for visiting.
Happy Monday to you
Gill x

Friday, 7 October 2016

Drips and Splatters

I'm linking to the new theme over at Moo Mania & More  which is 'drips and splatters' and immediately that conjures messy grungy things which I love. It sounds a good excuse to go mad, have lots of fun and splat a lot of paint about... but before doing that... here's a mainly digital piece using another one of my painted faces.   
I made two versions but I think the first is my favourite. 

I digitally blended the photo of my artwork over a digital background I made a few years ago (the mesh looking stuff isn't real) then I duplicated and added the face again as I wanted it a bit more symmetrical (down below is the original artwork). 
Then I added a few digital bits from some kits I had and some bits, including the red blobs from kits I made a few year ago called 'Grunge en rouge' and 'Grunge it'.
I also used a digital grungy splatter sort brush to add the black splodges that hopefully make it look like she has hair.

This is the first  piece I made before it evolved into the other
Thank you for visiting
and any comments are very much appreciated.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
Gill  x

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Indian Summer

Gosh its been a few weeks since I last posted, where did that go.
I've been trying to catch up for a few days and got a bit confused where I'm up to as my 'blogrolls' on two of my blogs have disappeared. But it appears (I think) not my fault but a problem which will be rectified soon ??
So... trying to get back to normal at last...'s a mainly digital piece for  AJJ new fabulous theme 'Indian Summer'  hosted by the lovely Valerie.

Digi kits used 'Autumn returns' and ' A scrap of art' both by Lynne Anzelc.
And the face one from one of my paintings  (the one that I added the stamped birds too)

I think the heat-wave we had here in parts of the UK for a good 10 days, from the second week of September, counts as an Indian Summer. The two conservatories (which came with our house) act like green houses when its hot - but it gets too hot for me and it gives me headaches, make it hard to sleep and feel right out of sorts.
So I am glad it has cooled down a bit now.

We had some unusual skies in September too... 

and the birds were hot and liked to cool down
Thanks for stopping by today
and any comments are very much appreciated.
Gill x
will try and catch up as best I can :)