Sunday, 28 August 2022

Minimalism at PaperArtsy

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all doing ok and you've been enjoying a lovely sunshiny summer ?

I keep disappearing don't I? Going quiet both here and on social media but the fabulous sunny weather we've been having this summer has been too good to miss spending alot of time outdoors doing what I can in the garden, clocking up some steps and topping up the Vitamin D. 😎

I have been making just not getting round to blogging /showing what I've made so I have a few projects waiting in the 'wings' that I'm sure I'll get round to sharing in the coming months as the weather starts to change and the nights start to draw in. I hope you'll stay tuned here, my FB and IG too.


It's good to be back here tonight to invite you to join me over on PaperArtsy's blog where I'm sharing a project I've created for their current topic 'Minimalism'.

It's always such a pleasure and a priviledge to create with PaperArtsy's fabulous products - I'm one lucky creative for sure!! 😊

The topic has been running now for a couple of weeks and it's moving into its final week so there's already lots of Minimalism creativity to be enjoyed on the blog from some of PaperArtsy talented creative team . If you do pop over be sure to take a look around.  There's something for everyone no matter what your creative style/ preference maybe.

So where did Minimalism take me ? What did I make?

I've made an Art Block inspired by some of the paintings of Frank Stella who was a leading figure in the minimalist art movement being one of the first artists linked to this style of art. He was known for his use of geometric patterns and shapes that often had clear transition between areas of colour . His earlier paintings often featured squares / rectangles and it was some of these that served as the initial inspiration for my project.

I share the creative story of my art block (including photos) over on the blog so just a couple of photos here showing the finished project- oops I mean project's'- I couldn't resist making a 'Mini' too! ;)

I would love for you to accept my invite (no R.S.V.P needed) and come join me over on PaperArtsy blog to see / read more 

So if you fancy it a  quick click HERE and you'll be with me in seconds. 

Hope to see you soon



Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Happy Birthday to You!

Hi Everyone , 

It's been a while since I last posted here on my blog so thought I'd share a card I created and shared across my social media accounts (IG and FB) the other week. 

It' a real quick and easy make that involved inking, stamping, stencilling and die cutting using Tim Holtz fabulous products - some not so new, some new. 

The 'not so news' ( but never outdated or past their use by date) were Tim's Stampers Anonymous 'Newsprint' stamp and one of his Sissix Bold Text dies from set #1. 

The newbies were one of Tim's new stencils 'Lined Squares' and the ever so delicious new addition to the distress colour family 'Unchartered Mariner'. 
These stencils 🖤, this colour 💙🖤!!

For this card I teamed 'Unchartered Mariner' up with Mustard Seed, Fossilised Amber, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. I love how they played together! 

Unfortunately I didn't capture any process shots so only photos of the finished card to share today.

The wrinkle free distress Mustard Seed, Fossilised Amber, Unchartered Mariner inky background peaks through the focal bold text die sentiment.

The Unchartered Mariner stencilling in opposite corners of the background gradually intensifing in colour through to Black Soot emphasises these areas and also helps to draw the viewing eye in to the focal sentiment.

 Some delicate text stamping to the sides of the stencilling adds just a touch of detail and interest to those areas to finish off. 

I hope to be back soon and more often moving forward so hope you'll keep stopping by either here or my social media accounts . 

 I really appreciate you stopping by today - thanks! 
Take care  
keep on the happy side 


Thursday, 2 June 2022

Split Complimentary Colours at PaperArtsy

Hi Everyone, 

After a much needed short break away from social media and blogging it's great to  be back creating and sharing. 
 To kick start my return I'd like to invite you to join me over on PaperArtsy's blog where I'm sharing a project I've created for their current topic 'Split Complimentary Colours.

It's such a pleasure to create for PaperArtsy using their fabulous products and there's always plenty of fun to be had! No exception this time 😁

This year some of PaperArtsy's topics will be focusing on the colour wheel and colour theory. 
 This is the 2nd colour wheel topic so far this year - the first was in January when the focus was on Complementary Colours this time its all about Split Complimentary Colours.  

I'll point you in the direction of Keren Bakers Introduction blog post for this topic to find out more about Split Complimentary Colours and the designers contributing to this topic share some info on their posts too , myself included so take a look around. 
 Given that I won't repeat myself here but I will tell you the colour palette I created with was Blue - Pastel. 
My main colour was Mermaid Fresco Chalk Acrylic, it's Split Complimentary colours  'Apricot' and 'Rustic Pink' as they are the colours that sit either side of the colour that is directly opposite Mermaid on the colour wheel. 

So what did I create ?? Well, I liked the idea of playing to the design of the colour wheel for my project so created a mixed media piece of 'Art on the Round'. 

My creativity involved colour mixing, stamping, embossing , texture stamping, crackling and even some stitching!! 

I'd love for you to accept my invite ( no R.S.V.P neccesary) and come join me over on the blog to see and read more. If
If you click HERE  you'll be with me in a matter of seconds  
Hope to see you soon 

Saturday, 9 April 2022

Encore Post 4- Looking back at some of my That's Crafty! projects .

 Hi Everyone 

I thought I'd start the weekend by sharing my 4th and final Encore Post- looking back at some of the many projects I designed and created while I was on That's Crafty's blog DT.

If you've missed any of my Encore - 'Looking back' Posts and would like to see them here's their links: 

Encore Post 1- 3D Projects

Encore Post 2a- Mixed Media Art Panels 

Encore Post 2b- Mini Mixed Media Art Panels 

Encore Post 3- Mixed Media Tags 

This series of posts have been and will be today primarily 'project photo' posts with dates and links to the post where I first shared them so if you wish you can click through the links to see and read more about my creativity behind each of the projects. 

So let's look back at some of the cards I created while I was with That's Crafty! 

(February 2021) 

(March 2021)

(May 2021) 

(May 2021)

(June 2021)

(July 2021)

(September 2021)

(September 2021)

(October 2021) 

(December 2021)

(December 2021) 

I hope you have enjoyed looking back with me at some of my cards today and all the projects I've shared throughout my series of Encore Posts. 

I hope you'll continue to share in my art journey and creativity antics, be it here or any of my social media accounts.
If you're not sure where I hang out on social come say hello here on FB and here on IG. 

Have a lovely weekend Everyone 
See you again soon