Sunday, 26 July 2015

Ooooh... I'm late!

And the post is long gone!
I love being a contributor to Unruly Paper Arts and I'm usually pretty organised with having my make and post all done and then sharing!

Well this time I missed the bus, boat or plane!

My challenge was to use dies....mmm how easy is that? I love dies, in particular the thick, chunky dies from Sizzix. We've discovered recently how to do maintenance on my Big Shot when the sandwich was too thick....no I'm not saying any more Danie!

You can see all the recycled items I used to create an UPCYCLED piece if you nip over to Unruly Paper Arts and have a look

Yes I know you want pictures.
Here's the die, cut from waste then stencilled with Viva Decor Modeling Creme ( lush and lovely stuff )


I love wonderful fabric to wear and to live with and also to play with. I get my kicks from samples, oohing and aahing and then needing to make my art with the small and totally beautiful pieces.
For my make I combined strokeable  velvet and fine linen.


The base came from a table mat and do you see the gorgeous handmade button flowers?
Do you know where I got them? No matter how hard I try to remember....I have absolutely no idea!


All of these pieces, with a dab and a dib of viva Decor 3D Stamping Paint came together to be framed by an Italian metal frame. I collect these and love them.
This one was updated with spray paint and black highlights wiped on with a rag.

Super Star never says much about my art....might be the worry of the passionate temperament but I can tell you this piece had him journeying to the shed to find two more of these frames that he had squirreled away to surprise me with.


Yes there are plans for the other two frames as we have the "perfect " location picked out but it's not right now.

I'm busy, busy, busy to the point where I'm forgetting things...like the date of my posts.
C'est la vie and move on I say. I must, I really must!
Julie

Created For
Unruly Paper Arts

Challenges Entered
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Summer is slowly sneaking in over here....when I see the butterflies dancing over our garden I will be celebrating.
Mixed Media World - Use Stencils....the butterflies came alive with the addition of textured stencilling.
Anything But Cute - Summer Romance ....my love affair....a very lengthy one is with butterflies...trying to bring more back to our area

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Look for the little things!

What makes you happy?
Yes, we all want to win the lottery! What about on a day to day basis?

For me...the company of Super Star and his excitement when he's working out a new design for his sculptures is right up there.
So is designing and developing a class for Time To Create...I enjoy encouraging participants to step outside their comfort zones and do something different.
Right now too, I'm also really enjoying a soft and snuggly blanket that I bought on a whim last summer!

Wonderful ongoing experiences that change and evolve each time and no-ones getting that blanket!


Today I'm sharing a journal page made with an Azoline designed stamp set from Carabelle Studio.
This quirky little character tiptoeing through the outlandish fungi is the focus of this quick end of day make.

There's a bit of a disaster background in here, tissue stamping with a shiny acrylic paint that didn't feel finished until it was almost too late. I'm still into partial stamping too!


I've journalled straight onto the recycled photo album page and because it has gesso on the background how the inks and paints behave has a high degree of unpredictability.

My message is clear enough...Look around you.....which is exactly what I did at the FOCUS class on Wednesday where once again I delighted in the support, camaraderie and sunshine spirit that enveloped us all....just as well about the sunshine...outside it wasn't Modanville but instead it was definitely Dripsville.
Cheers
Julie




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