Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Welcome to Wednesday

Morning readers,

Is it warm enough? Honestly? I'm melting - now I know how the wicked witch in the Wizard of Oz felt! Don't know what I mean? Check out the short video .....

I am currently LOVING the trend of Artist Trading COINS .. I've been making ATC's for years so this is a refreshing change. I had a snippet of a gelli plate experiment left over that was just crying out not to be abandoned in the snippets box, so ........

Materials used:
  • Off cut of a gelli plate experiment (for details see bottom "materials" photo)
  • Black card strip, approx 3" wide and A4 in length
  • Circle dies to cut 2¼" and 2½" diameter circles
  • Versamark ink and the aurora embossing powder, heat set
  • Stickers from the Tim Holtz book
Tim Holtz Idea-ology sticker book "chit chat"
Stampers Anonymous CMS263 - "Sideshow"
Versamark ink - Cosmic Shimmer "Violet black aurora" embossing powder
TCW and Tim Holtz stencils, Fresco zesty zing, Stamp Oasis iridescent red and Pebeo iridescent pink paints
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafting From The Heart - challenge No. 212 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - challenge No. 1825 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Artistic Inspiration - challenge No. 203 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Through The Craft Room Door - challenge No. 26 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Lemon Shortbread - challenge No. 70 - ANYTHING GOES
And, since I seem to  have rekindled the art journal bug too ..... a pal suggested we do a one word prompt journal page per week and this wee's prompt (set by Clare) is "ART"

My journal page
Materials used:
  • One page of my Crawford and Black journal (£1 from The Works) gesso'd and then brayered with Fresco paints (at Craftathon recently) Bora Bora, South Pacific and Zesty Zing
  • The "ART" definition image was stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • The alphabet images, "Create" and the person under the umbrella were stamped using the Versafine ink, sprinkled with clear embossing powder and then heat set (yes, in THIS hot weather - now that's keen!)
  • I used the waterbrush and ink blocks to colour the image
  • Using the Posca paint pens I doodled the borders, embellished the sentiment and border and highlighted the "create art daily"
STAMPS:-Dylusions alphabet, Creative Expressions CEC851 "Inspiring Edges" and Ditzies Designs definition
Versafine onyx black ink and Clear embossing powder
Derwent Inktense blocks and a Caran d'Ache water brush
Posca paint pens in black and white
Is it finished? Who knows? I plan on leaving it a day or so as I've recently been guilty of chucking too much at things! I'm pondering the area that doesn't have much going on in it but ...... I wasn't sure, couldn't leave it alone either ...

The colours look much warmer and true to life in this shot too
So, I added Faber Castell glass bead glitter gel (wondrous stuff) through a TCW star stencil - so much for my plan to leave it a day or so!

I'll be entering this journal page for the following challenges:-
  1. LovetoCreate - challenge No. 9 - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES
  2. More Mixed Media - June challenge - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES + optional twist of purple
  3. Happy Little Stampers - June Mixed Media challenge - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES
Here's how the glass bead glitter gel dried


Sarn said...

Oh yes! Those purple ATCoins are simply fabulous and in your fave colour too!

GREAT journal page as well. Good idea to choose a one word them and just play!

Happy Wednesday.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

Super ATC Coins using that pretty gelli plate background Ķathy and love your journal page in those beautiful colours, and a great idea to use a word prompt every week to set you off creating. x

Lillianb said...

Great coins and journal page mate, you sure do like the coins,


CraftyNatalie said...

Wonderful make. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week.

Linda said...

Fabulous journal page and I love your Artist Trading Coins too. Thank you for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous trading coins and love the purple and black--great journal page too-don't you just love The Works some great crafty bargains
Carol x