Wednesday, 5 January 2011

52Qs - 2011 Version!

Yes Mummy pokes her tongue out when she is painting too, lol.

Today Heather and I have been doing our first page for the 52Qs challenge. I started this challenge in 2009 and fell by the wayside quite early, I hope to do better this time round! Instead of tags or atcs I am doing 12x12 artjounal/scrapbook pages. This is because I have more paper in my house than I can ever use and this way I will at least get through one sheet a week, hopefully more.

Heather's page is painted but any 'journaling' is going to have to wait a while for the paint to dry - maybe a few months!!

This is my page, I have written my hopes for the year around the edge of the page. I will try and find a better way of taking pictures of my pages as this challenge progresses

You can play along with this challenge here, go on you know you want to!

Thanks for visiting

Emily x

Paint used - Reeves acrylics and some of Heather's poster paints
pen - sharpie
stamps - unity

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

New Mixed Media cj

Hello blog world
Well it has been a while since I posted anything hasn't it!

I am hosting a mixed media cj on UKS and am having great fun making my little book. Only a front cover so far but i thought I'd share it :)

This started as a chipboard blank. I cut a card copy of the house and cut this into pieces, these were then decorated in a variety of ways. Stamped, inked, painted, misted, embossed, covered in wallpaper etc. They were stuck to the chipboard and I did a bit of faux stiching with a gel pen around the edges. The door and window were chipboard that was painted in a mixture of brown, copper, gold and white paint to give a kind of aged look. The lady in the window was mounted onto a stamped background and the window has acetate 'glass'. This may be one of those occasions where I didn't know when to stop but I quite like the end result! Only inside cover, back and my actual page to do - good job its nearly a month until it travels anywhere :)

Thanks for visiting


inks used - cheap ones, lol
stamps used - {ippity} and random wood mounted
paints used - reeves acrylics
downloaded image from etsy