Thursday, 26 May 2011

My first time.

At the recent Retreat some of the Bubblies did a class on Art Journaling, I wasn’t so sure about this so didn’t buy any supplies. In the raffle though there was an A6 notebook and a couple of pens so I thought i’d have a go.

I’ve had an enforced craft day today as Sky phone lines have been down, meaning no internet for us.

I decided to get inky and painty and amongst other things I managed a page in the journal. I don’t have the water soluble wax crayons which were used but tried with acrylic paints instead, painting and sponging 2 colours together.

This is what I came up with.SAM_0424

I used a small flower border stamp and coloured in with white using black and purple pens for the writing and doodling. I’ve got a long way to go yet before I have the confidence to do much freehand doodling but i’m pleased with this as it is my first attempt. I hate my handwriting normally but it’s not bad like this.

Sue xx

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Show & tell

Following on from my last post, here are photos of most of the other things I made last weekend.

These images are digital downloads from Funky Kits.SAM_0417SAM_0418

They are so easy to colour, i've done them with Promarkers, layered them up and added paper flowers and brads.SAM_0419

These cute little mice are among my favourites and are from Penny Black.

SAM_0415Again coloured with Promarkers, layered up using doylies and flower dies from Marianne creatables.


The letters are from a class we did using chippie letters and decopatch papers. I did ‘H’ & ‘M’ and Sallie did the others to make ‘HOME’. I’m planning to put these onto a canvas but need to decide on a size and layout first.


Sue xx

Something different

Last weekend 13 of us from the Bubbly Funk forum spent 3 nights away together at a cottage in Shropshire. This is the 3rd year for most of the ladies but only the 2nd for me. It was as though we had never been apart as we soon settled into chatting, laughing (lots), eating, drinking and crafting.

One of the classes was to be shown how to make a cascade bracelet from jump rings and beads.

I was impatient and decided to make a pair of earrings but was surprised at how quick and easy they were to make so started on another piece. SAM_0380

I added a couple of lengths of chain and a clasp and made a pretty necklace to match.


Sue xx