Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Art Cards 41 - 49

My #365somethings2018 art card project continues and I'm almost at the stage where I can upload my daily 3 x 3" card on the day of the year it belongs too. That is what happens on my Instagram feed. Here on the blog you will be getting them in batches of nine whenever the opportunity arises.
Art Card 41

Art Card 42
Art Card 43

Art Card 44

Art Card 45

Art Card 46

Art Card 47

Art Card 48

Art Card 49

Monday, 19 February 2018

Capture the Moment

The prompt for last week on Joggles Art Journal Adventures was to feature something you either love or hate. As it was also Valentine's Day during the week I went with something I love and that is photography. The background was done with a heart stencil from The Crafters' Workshop combined with collage of a paper napkin that had hearts all over it. I added rubber stamping using a set of stamps from the Vintage Photography stamp set by Creative Expressions. The man and camera were stamped onto vintage paper and then glued on while the other stamps (text and film strip) were stamped straight onto the background.
I then glued on some preview film strips as you used to get when you had your film developed. They feature flowers in colours matching the spread.
In fact, when I looked at the finished pages, it reminded me of our theme last week in which I used the lyrics to Those were the Days by Mary Hopkin. Those were indeed the days when you had to have your film developed and received the negatives in the shape of a film strip. It brings it home when such nostalgia happened within your lifetime. The text at the top was cut from a pack of pictures developed by Kodak and the slogan Make the most of your Memories resonated with this spread, done in an A5 art journal.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Sweet Delight Journal Quilts

 I managed to get to the Spring Quilt Festival at Ingliston, near Edinburgh, yesterday. It was good to get out as cabin fever had started to set in being up on our hill in among the snow and ice. And it was lovely to see my Journal Quilts displayed. The theme of the exhibition of JQs this year was: Sweet Treats, and I was inspired by the words in William Blake's poem Auguries of Innocence that read: "Some are born to sweet delight".
 I had a lot of fun playing with my collection of beads and buttons, as well as sparkly embellishments and felt. The Journal Quilts (sized A4) looked quite sweet. In fact after viewing the entire exhibit I felt like eating an ice-cream!

I finally put to use some beads I bought probably more than 30 years ago in a stall on the beach in Weymouth on a trip we took my mother-in-law on. They had been carefully treasured (hoarded?!) but were just what I wanted for these little quilts. You can see them in the top row in the picture above. The flower trim in the bottom row above were obtained from Daytona Trims in New York during our trip there in 2016.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Snow and Ice

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This looks very deceptive. Instead of nice soft snow this is rock hard frozen ice. Walking felt more like an Olympic sport than a gentle pastime this morning

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