Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Long time gone



Hi again it has been soooo long since I posted on my blog, all has not been well but hopefully that is about to change.
I have  imported  my blog Chloecards onto Artychaos and am using this blog for my craftyiness as I have found a love of mixed media. In fact I first became interested over a year ago but then family problems and illness stopped me from carrying on with any of the projects I had in mind. I hope that I will now be able to keep upto date and have lots of crafty bits to share.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

First attempt at entering a mixed media challenge.
















I love the Paperartsy blog, in fact so much so that I have started several art journals and loving working with mixed media.

First of all I prepared the page using White Gesso, I have not yet been able to get the Fresco paints by Paperartsy but hope to in the near future.
The background was made using Tim Holtz distress paints - Wild Honey, Frayed Burlap and VintagePhoto.
I then used Dreamweaver embossing paste (I would have preferred to use Grunge Paste but did not have any available) I highlighted the paste with black watercolour pencil and gilding wax Treasure Gold
The flowers were stained with the same colours as the background. I also stained some wooden embellishments with Wild Honey. A bottle top was put through my Bigshot and painted with Jade Mint chalk paint and Walnut Stain Distress Paint. I used gilding wax Treasure Gold on each of the flowers and embellishments.
The little bird in the corner is from Stampin up 'Bliss'

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Return

After a long time away from blogging I thought it was now time to return. There are many reasons why I have not been here health and family being the main ones. I have also recently returned to my love of scrapbooking and various paper crafts.

 One of the many projects I have in mind is working with mix media. I have done some research - using the internet, YouTube and an online workshop and now feel ready to embark on some artistic projects as well as keeping up with making cards and my scrapbooks.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Hunky Dory Cards


I have also started card making again - here are some examples of cards made using the freebies in the Hunky Dory magazine.
I just love the quality of Hunky Dory Card and Toppers.

Five Birthday Cards

2012

It has been so long since I blogged, hopefully that will change.

The year 2011 was so eventful and not in a particularly good way, but a New Year and I am determined to have a positive frame of mind and do all the things I have been putting off doing.

I have already made a start with the scrapbooks - looking at all the photographs has taken me days but
finally the choice has been made and the first page started. 


Here is a sneak peak at one of the photos chosen - me Kayaking in 1986

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Baby Cards

I have been asked to make some cards for new born babies. These are the two styles that were chosen.
                                                                                  


These were made using 'Little One' stamp set from Stampin Up and the sentiment from a set given to me so I don't know the maker.



The waterfall cards were made using my Cricut machine and files from SVGcuts, a great website.

First Holy Communion

Recently it was my Granddaughter's First Holy Communion and this is the card I made for her.
The photograph is not great (I must take some classes in photography). I used the bigshot and a cuttlebug embossing folder to embosss the flowers.