Jot January Mood Board

The Jot January Mood Board has a distinctive beachy/water feel to it, and so I decided to use some of my husband’s childhood photos of swimming. In my mixed media stash I have some used tea bag paper that I dried out, they have a lovely sepia colour and so I added them to the…

Art This Year

I can’t believe it has been so long since last time I blogged! I’ve been busy this year doing some online art classes – Wanderlust from Everything Art and Inspiration Wednesday with Donna Downey. So I thought I would share a few of the projects I’ve been working on. I was really pleased with this…

Prima Projects

Among all the busyness of the past few weeks, I’ve had the chance to make some projects using beautiful Prima products. (Warning: there are lots of photos in this post!) In one of my op-shop checks I found this cute little glass butter dish complete with a cloche, I fell in love with it, but…

March 2015 Tag

Just a quick post about my March Tag inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags of 2015 for March. This was fun tag to do, starting with Tissue Tape and then Distress Paints as the background.  I stamped and embossed two flowers, then created masks for them before using Faber Castell Whipped Spackle through Cargo Layering Stencil…

Inspiration Wednesday

This year I have signed up for Donna Downey’s Inspiration Wednesday Online Workshop. I had purchased an Inspiration Journal when I did classes with Donna in Timaru, and I hadn’t used it – this was the perfect opportunity. I created a second signature, and my book was ready. The first week was a lovely introductory…

Last four Christmas Tags for 2014

  Here are the last four tags from my 12 Tags of Christmas inspired by Tim Holtz 2011 12 Tags of Christmas, I finished the off on Christmas Eve – it was great to spend a hot afternoon, in my cool studio!   Tag number 9 uses a faux enamel technique with Distress Ink and heat embossing,…

12 Tags of 2014 – September to November

    I’m not very good at doing the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 tag in the right month, but at least I get them done! This weekend I caught up with the September, October and November tag.   It was nice to spend an afternoon playing in my studio, trying out new techniques…