Friday, May 24, 2013

AJC page Storys from Atlantis

The port of call for May with the Art Journal caravan is Atlantis!  So here is my mixed media  page. I must admit it did take me longer then usual but as I have not been at all well this month, it was an ideal project for me to dip in and out of as my health would allow. I am really pleased with it and intend to be more confident in my arty skills and do more of this style.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Blackboard triptych

I made this little blackboard triptych using the Crafty individuals chipboard frames and swirls available from The Fruit Pixie. For full instructions on how I made my triptych pop on over to the Fruit Pixie blog or facebook page.

Monday, May 13, 2013

AJC journal page Africa

This is the second page for the AJC port of call - Africa. I must admit I was totally inspired by the Out of Africa kit from Rucola designs for this page, I loved all the vintage look maps and animals. The backgrounds were created using my trusty Gelli plate, it was a shame to cover them over really, so here is how they looked before

And here is the page finished.

I needed a word to go in the frame to finish the page off, nothing seemed right but then I thought why not use a Swahili word! So that's what I did, wawindaji is Swahili for hunter.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Poetic Licence #17 May face flowers

Here is tag number 17 in my Poetic Licence tag book for the AJC. Each week we are given 12 random words from a list of 400 and we have to make something of them. As you can see they hardly ever make sense but that is part of the fun of it all.

AJC Journal page - Africa, 100 friends

I took the papers from the Gelli plate session I photographed before and made this journal page for my AJC journal.  Our port of call for April was Africa, it took me a while to become inspired but got there in the end.

The backgrounds are my own but the images are from Tangie and ViVa studios. The saying - A small house has 100 friends is an African saying and was one of the journal prompts this month.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Great Gatsby bookmark

Here is my book mark from The Gatsby Chic collection available from the Fruit Pixie online shop. Full details of what I used are on The Fruit Pixie blog and Facebook page.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Gatsby Chic box of cards

I designed something a little different here for The Fruit Pixie and the Craftime Gatsby Chic collection, a box full of note cards. This is a great project to use up all the scraps and to be able to use the cards ( which personally, for me were a rather strange choice for the rest of the collection ) and also the sticker which again were rather small but used with the half cards were perfect.

  I thought this would make a lovely gift or just something for your home to keep your cards in so you always have something for those emergency birthdays or when you need a card. I also added the cute notebook that also comes in the collection to use either as an address book or perhaps keep birthday dates in.   

    For a detailed look at all the cards pop over to the
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