Saturday, 31 May 2014

July's Art Journal Class Sneak Peak

Hi all,

I've had a busy day today helping my friend Trisha organise and tidy her craft room. We had a lot of fun and the day went really quickly but by the time I left it looked wonderful (not sure about the hallway as that is where all the sewing stuff got dumped! Oh well a job for another day!). I've come home and looked at my messy room and have shot a quick video which is getting uploaded to YouTube right now (well when I'm writing this post!) and after I clean and straighten up I'm going to take another one to show it all nice and tidy.

I have finished my art journal page for July and will be taking the book into the shop, Made With Memories, tomorrow so it can go up in the class cupboard but here is a sneak peak of the double page.
So if you're in the Rockingham area on the third Sunday in July then this is the page we'll be working on.

I'm off to tidy!

Have fun crafting,

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Sunday Crafting Time

Hi all,

I got up early today to finish off a canvas I started on Friday night for my friend Liz. She is retiring from years of teaching and I wanted to make her something unique, well a Helen original anyway! On her last visit to my house she did hint that she would love a canvas one day and well, today is that day. Her sons and their wives held her a retirement party and I gave her my canvas and she loved it. Unfortunately the pictures I took of it aren't that great, the camera on my phone has gone blurry and I forgot to take decent photos with my good camera before leaving the house. Here it is:

I used a 12x12 inch canvas, lots of Dusty Attic chipboard pieces and a few other random pieces I've had around for a while, Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and some PaperArtsy Treasure Gold. I really enjoyed making this piece and quite happy with how it turned out.

That's it for now, happy crafting,


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Guest spot on PaperArtsy Blog!

Hi all,

I was lucky enough to be asked to do a second guest design post for PaperArtsy and of course I jumped at the chance! I love their stamps and their paint and had fun creating a journal page. Here's a glimpse but to get a better look pop on over to the PaperArtsy blog to find out what I did.

Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for looking.

Happy crafting,

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

I think I'm starting a series . . .

Hi all,

I should be in bed but I made the mistake of sitting down with my half finished canvas and now it is complete. My little friend from my previous canvas popped up so maybe I can feel a series coming on. This one has the words " Happiness in a way of travel not a destination" in the background so maybe there is a theme happening here . . . inspirational messages me thinks. Well here is my dodgy iPhone photo taken way too late tonight. It is acrylics with a layer of Lindy's Stamp Gang spays - Jack in the Pulpit Teal (over the water) and Whale Watch Blue (over the sky).

Night, night,

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

May Madness

Hi all,

It hasn't really been that mad around here but I have been busy. Firstly, we had National Scrapbook Day celebrations at my local scrapbook shop and I did a mixed media demonstration. Here is a snippet of the journal page created on the day:

Lately, I have been creating in my little Dylusions journal, this is where the demonstration was done. Here is another double page created using Lindy's Stamp gang sprays and magical micas and a small stencil for the Stencil Girl club.

I just love this Donna Downey stamp at the moment as the words really speak to me. It seems to be popping up everywhere! Actually, soon my little journal will be popping up linked to another blog so keep watching this space . . .

Last weekend was my monthly art journalling class at Made With Memories and even though it was Mother's Day we had a fun time creating a double spread inspired by the art work all our mothers have hung up on their fridges over the years. Here are 2 photos of different parts of the page.

Well that's it for today.
Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx