Saturday, 7 October 2017

Forever Autumn card

Over at That's Crafty Blog   the theme is Forever Autumn'
I am really pleased to work with the gorgeous colours of Autumn and I made this simple card for the challenge. 

I used ...

I am pleased with the way it turned out. I used the multi medium to adhere the napkin and other materials to the card. I pounced the ink onto the sentiment with a stiff bristle brush and also around the edges after distressing with scissors.

Thanks to my friends over at That's crafty for your inspiration.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Double tag split

I am a little late posting this one. Should have posted yesterday. I am not posting a lot lately but much is due to my illness and the Amitryptilene i have to take in large doses for the pain. It makes me so very very tired. I am going to GP tomorrow for injections in my thumbs but will ask about alternate meds.  Will try to get round blogs in the next day or two. Missing you all x

My Tag project for Altered Pages is this duo of tags I created. I had much fun making them and am over the moon with the result.

September is Tag month so pop over and get tagging  :)  Here is the link to join in the fun.

I began by cutting two tags on my cutting machine. I used a small piece of Washi tape to secure them together for stamping and embossing. I used a dark distress ink and clear embossing powder but any colour embossing powder would work . (sorry the photo would not show as well as i wanted it to ) I stamped using the gorgeous stamp for the tags and stamped it halfway over each tag and then heat embossed because i wanted to use wet water paints over the whole tag so i wanted it water proofed on the image   Ink from HERE   Embossing Powder HERE  Lost coast Stamps HERE

Next I sprayed the tags with water and then using orange and yellow water colours in a water brush i painted over randomly. Then blotted with kitchen paper and dried with a heat gun. This muted the colours considerably.  Paints and brushes HERE

When the tags were dry i stamped with a text stamp. andomly around the edges and then perked perked up the colours and blended around the image more with the water paint again.

Background stamps HERE

Finally I chose a background stamp and stamped swirls around the edges. I added ribbon in yellow tones and the tags were done. It was a lot of fun and i will be making more tags this month. 

 For Altered Pages Design Team by June Macfarlane.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Using it up

I have come to a couple of conclusions recently. One is, i am getting too old to sweat the small stuff. I am giving up doing digital so much but have a huge collection of images to share which will be shared on my other blog Dezinaworld15. This will be done over the next year and the unedited photo's will have their own category for all those who wish to use them.

I also realized that art .... physical art is all about (for me ) 'The play' factor. So i am journalling a lot lately. Also as i can not afford to keep going with all the new stamps inks, embellishments etc etc i have decided to carry on making journals, the odd tags and cards but i WILL NOT be buying any more craft things  except for paint or ink. I am using up my current stuff instead and recycling. If i don't have the newest things, i will survive and make art play all the same. 

I hope everyone else is having a great time this week. Is anyone else doing the same ? I just cant keep up any more lol. Wish i could.

This is just a little painty fun journal page from yesterday 

Wednesday, 23 August 2017


Hi all i have not been around much due to my health issues and helping my son with his anxiety issues. Its been a tough couple of weeks but all is ok. I finally got a diagnosis of Osteoarthritis in spine and joints and am currently being weaned ON to Amitryptiline so started on 10 mg to go up in two weeks.

I have created a little bit so thought i would come and post some of my recent makes.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Dreamscape Card

I have to say i am very very enchanted by Lost Coast Stamps. So much so that i found  an outlet in the UK where i could order them and have done so.  introducing me to these beauties..... Thank you  I just want to thank Altered Pages for partnering another awesome company.:) I am a happy girl.

Now onto my project. I decided this time and unusually for me, to make a card. I wanted one that could be used for any occasion for male or female so here it is.

List of products used

Lost coast  buildings stamp
Cardstock - black and white
Corrugated card 
Water colour paints
Black ink 
Tissue paper
Glue to adhere tissue paper
Double sided tape
Foam mounts
Wink of stella pen
decoupage glue
White pen
heart stamp and reality stamp are old ones from my stash.

I began by soaking the white card in water spray then added various, pinks, oranges and red water colour paints with a brush and merging together for a background. I dried with heat gun and then stamped the Lost Coast stamp onto a white piece of tissue (i usually save it from gift wrapping and recycle )  with black ink.
I painted a coat of decoupage glue on the surface of the painted card stock then placed  the tissue carefully on to the surface and smoothed out. I left to dry then trimmed off the excess tissue. I added another layer of decoupage as a coating to the top and dried again.

I  mounted the stamped piece onto black card pre cut to fit. Added the sentiment and hearts with the black ink then added white dots with white pen. Its hard to see but i also added twinkle to the buildings with the Wink of Stella brush. I used foam mounts for mounting it onto coloured corrugated card then added to the front of a white card.  I hope you like it. I love the stamp and know i will use it often. Thanks for visiting and have a lovely week.
June Macfarlane

Monday, 24 July 2017

Grunge bird

Over at That's Crafty they have a grunge challenge .... well of course i could  not resist I am entering this one with Lost Coast stamp from That's Crafty online store
I justadore  this bird and it was a lot of fun grunging everything up :) 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Todays journal page

Getting plenty of art done lately due to the fact that I am confined to the house. Its lovely to be able to play so much. Here is a journal page for today. Mixed media collage page. The hearts were free drawn and then filled with torn paper mosaic style, then cut out and glued onto journal. I also added Viva Rusty Patina, Pens, Acrylics, torn page from my colouring  book that I did a while back and some junk mail. Also I blended a lot with one of my fave mediums which is Inscribe Pastels.