Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WOYWW, A card and a new art journal!

Good morning my dear bloggy friends!

I am not blogging much these days - I guess life is happening and I just don't have much time these days - honestly there isn't even much to show as I am not doing much crafting ! I will get back into the swing of it but it is happeneing in a very slow pace! 
I have started off with a card - I made it for my daughters boyfriend! He is into sailing so I thought I would make something with a boat....here is what I came up with....


The background was some DP I had in my stash from Kaiserkraft ( I think) but I didn't like the color of it so I changed it with dipping into distress stain broken china and peacock feathers! The stamp is from Inkadinkado and I colored it with distress markers - the rope and fish are from my stash!
This week I got a special package - it was from the newly wed Donna - from Doings of Doone! She sent me a lovely art journal from Dyan Reaveley - and Donna and Jo from Jozart each made a page for me inside....here are some photos of  my new journal....
Donna also did a bit of decorating on the outside....




here is proof that it is a genuine Dylusion thinge...




Here are the pages Donna made for me.....




and Jo.....




How can my humble knowledge of art journaling compete with this??? They are both true artist so these pages are just gorgeous!  I just started off with coloring the inside cover page using silks...gives the page a bit of a sheen.... I have an idea what my next move will be and I will reveal it later in the week....




And I shouldn't forget to mention that I  also got lots of other bits and bobs in that package amoung them was this lovely art journaling guide from Dina Wakley! I have already read through half of it - really amazing book - I recomend it! THANK YOU DONNA I AM REALLY HAPPY!!!!!!!


So there that is my desk this week....I have a few photos from my holiday but I downloaded them to my other computer so I can't get to them at the moment - I might put them on my next post!

We have some rainy days after all that sun and heat - we might be wishing those days back as the temperatures have certainly dropped! Hopefully there will be an Indian Summer! 
Have a nice week and a lovely WOYWW !
Lots of hugs to all of you
CARDARIAN







 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WOYWW , Just a card!

Hello my dear friends!

I keep on apologizing for not blogging but I will be honest with you - there is nothing to blog about - it was very hot - we broke the record last week - the temperature went over 40 deg C !!! It has eased off since but my mojo has gone on holiday (obviosly likes it a bit cooler) and I am stuck with lots of lovely stamps, new dies, paints and sprays but absolutly no idea what to do with them! I can't remember when I have been sooo completly out of  ideas - it is like my brain has been washed and there is nothing creative left there! 
I am off on a 4 day holiday from tomorrow at the seaside with my DBF who came back to Slovenia yesterday  so I hope that I will get some ideas there and start creating again!  Huh! 
I have made ONE card - I think it must have reached its destination so I am safe to show it! It is a bit of a mixture of techniques - I made the background with Fresco acrylic paints, bits of pages from an old dictionary and I went as far as using light molding paste on a stencil! I used some of my new dies from Sizzix (frame), Memory box (leaves) and Marianne( flowers)!  I also used some glass little flowers and a few blue pearls! The leaves were shaded with distress ink - as they are so small I dabbed them with a cotton bud!
It isn't much but it was all I was able to put together! 
Here is my card....

 
and some close ups....




So that is my bit for this week! Not much but at least I made an effort! 
I am not sure how many of you I will be able to visit but I will try my best! I hope you have a lovely rest of the week and hopefully my mojo will be back soon and I will be able to show you a more creative post - there will be a photo report from my holidays!
Lots of hugs to all of you,
CARDARIAN