CMP week 38

It’s a great quote again this week. I uses Tim Holtz Distress Paints, collage, Simon Say Stamps ink.

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LD17 week 6

This week’s challenge was to use multiple layers; there was also a great quote but I haven’t used it because I want my pages to document our lives. This is our grandson Rory, who is learning to drag race just like his Dad, Adam (seen filling the tank). I used gesso, Tim Holtz Distress paint, an old painting, gelli prints and fabric trim.

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CJS17 with Rachel Greig

Today’s inspirational artist was Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door in Australia. I’ve used a lot of Darkroom Door products over the years, so this was a great reminder of how much I can enjoy using more neutral colours.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Paint and Inks, collage materials, an old sewing pattern, a couple of stencils and a photo of me at Monte Cassino Abbey, Italy taken in 2010.

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CMP17 week 1

#colourmepositive has started for 2017. I’ve decided to do single spreads this time, so it’s a square format. In 2016 I used a particular style all year and I love the cohesive look of the journal when I flip through it. This year I want to use a denser, more collagey style and develop my own mark making a bit more. This is one reason for doing single spreads; it’s easier to get the page looking really full. I am very much inspired by the work of Frieda Oxenham; you can see her work here.

I used Tim Holtz Distress paints, rubber stamps, Fude ball pen, white Posca pen, Dylusions paints, Dina Wakley wing stamps, StencilGirl and Tim Holtz stencils and collage materials.

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Starting the year by crafting

Today I sat down to finish the Documented Life project for 2016. I enjoyed being part of this, but found this year’s format suited me less than the one in 2015 so ended up doing my own thing a lot of the time. No great surprise there, really… People angst about having the right folder or doing it the right way – it’s art & craft, there is no right way! Just enjoy creating and stop fussing so much.

The creators of DLP have decided to move onto other things so Mixie has started a Life Documented Facebook page and I’ve decided to join in. No doubt I’ll ignore the prompts and do my own thing again, but it’s good to share ideas and encourage others along the way.

Shown are the last page in my DLP16 folder and cover page and monthly divider for 2017, which I am using the same recycled Smashbook for. 

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CMP catchup

I’ve slowly been catching up on about ten week’s worth of the Colour Me Positive challenge on Facebook. Here’s the first five that I have completed. I’ve used stencils – including StencilGirl and Tim Holtz, Dina Wakley and Dyan Reavley paints, Tim Holtz distress paints and various metallics.

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