Ghost In The Machine

This month at Country View Challenges our theme is Anything But Cute. I think this 7 x 5 canvas fits the bill perfectly!! I used modelling paste through a Deco Art stencil to create the circuit board design in the background. Once dry I added…

Painted Leather Journals

I couldn’t wait to try these Patent Leather paints from DecoArt. I thought that they would be perfect for adding individuality to my little handmade journals. I decided to use them with my DecoArt Personally Yours stencils to add a funky tattoo style design to…

Video Tutorial – Brusho Techniques Part 2

I have uploaded a second Brusho techniques video due to the huge popularity of my first one. Four more techniques for creating fun and colourful background for your papercrafting projects: If you enjoy watching then please click the subscribe button on my YouTube channel so…

You Are – Journal Page

This week we saw the launch of Arthur Ave – a new style of artwork from Vera Lane Studio. Bright and funky, slightly off the wall, totally individual and extremely addictive….several digi sets and a collage sheet were all added to the shop this week!!…

Happy Birthday Mr Poe!

Today is Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday….if he were still alive, that is!! Happy Birthday To You! Happy Birthday To You! Happy Birthday dear Edgar! Happy Birthday To You! To celebrate, I have created a card using this week’s new releases from Vera Lane Studio: My…

Happy Mail Eclectic Collage

I loved this idea that Nina shared in her video this week – creating a collage from all the bits of ephemera that she received in happy mail. I never know what to do with it all – some bits and pieces do get used…

Collage ATCs

It’s time for my second project for the Anything Goes January challenge at Country View Challenges. I have made a set of ATCs using collage over a gelli print background. The background was created on my gelli plate using red, blue and green paint. I…

Cascading Mini Pocket Album with Video Tutorial

The Artful Days website has a wonderful selection of craft products available to buy – charms, embellishments, chipboards, papers, washi tape and much more. Today I am sharing a project that I created using a selection of their products along with a few bits and…

Bees and Snails…..

I couldn’t decide which Vera Lane Studio card to share this week so you get two!! First up is my Queen Bee card with the pretty little girl from last week’s New Day release: She looks like a Little Miss Bossy Pants, but is so…

Art Journal Prompts – Words

I am notoriously hopeless at starting the year intending to follow a series of art journal prompts, only to stumble and give up part way through the year. Trying to keep up with weekly prompts is just too much, and once you start to slip…