Archive for February, 2012

Playing with paint

February 25, 2012

I had a lovely time today, a friend came round and we got all my paints/inks/stamps and crafting stuff out and crafted together. It was really good fun. I made a creative mess with some paint and ink and Emma learnt how to emboss with my heat gun. Let’s just say she’s hooked and a heat gun may be on her birthday present list….
I haven’t finished my March calendar page quite yet so I’ll post a picture of that soon when it’s finished. I do have 4 days to go so I should be ready for Thursday.
Knitting group tomorrow so I’m looking forward to making progress on my knitted spats although the weather seems to be warming up so I might not get to wear them. I have bought buttons for them that are just perfect so I can’t wait to sew them on.

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Happ-bee birthday!

February 18, 2012

This is the card I made for my mum’s birthday earlier this month.  I got the idea from the February Craftstamper which was perfect as mum really likes bees.  I changed it a bit by doing a painted/stenciled background and the top right bee on the hive is 3D – I stamped his wings on acetate.  And the hive is sparkly as I used gold ink spray by Dylusions.

It was really fiddly cutting out the bee’s legs but I think it was worth it.  Mum loved it.

This is my new cloch hat called Escargot, it’s a pattern from the Winter Knitty and I love it.  It took me four attempts to knit the crown but that was more my fault than the pattern.  I finished it two weeks ago and have worn it pretty much constantly ever since.  I love the spiral and the construction is really clever.  It’s knitted in King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK leftovers from the two lace-backed tops I knitted.

February Calendar Page

February 4, 2012

Well so far I’m keeping up with the challenge.  And I’ve started on my March page already! This one was done with Barn Door and Worn Lipstick distress inks, crafters workshop spiral stencil, free heart stamp from Craft Stamper Feb 2012 issue, a border Daily Junque stamp by Pink Paislee and various hearts drawn by me.  The big heart shapes in the opposite corners were masked with heart shaped post its and I coloured my squares with a baby wipe and pink ink.  I think the colours are a bit predictable for February but if I do this again next year I’ll definitely avoid the valentines theme!!

I have made some other cards this week and have 3 finished knitting projects from January but I’m off out to see a play in a minute so I can’t post about them yet.

Thank you for all the comments about my January page, was lovely to know people are reading my blog.  It’s another reason to like art journalling/stamping!!