Thursday, January 31, 2013

My "Warts 'n All" Art Journaling Adventure...

Hi folks...if you're a regular reader of my blog'll know that I'm a big big mahoosive fan of the very talented Hero Arts Designer...Shari Carroll and when I saw this...
I was blown away...I have always loved Shari's style and couldn't resist her invitation to join in her new adventure...Art Journaling which will be a regular monthly feature on her blog exploring different styles and techniques. But I'm a little wary of sharing my first ever foray into this world...I did have great fun in the attempt...made a few boo boos along the way and at more than one point in the creative process I was very tempted to ditch it all and start over but hey it's all about practice makes perfect.  I started out following the VIDEO where Shari walks you through the whole creative process but when I tried to put my own spin on it...I think I may well have over-egged the pudding...but hey ho...although I'm not entirely sold on won't be going in the bin but sitting in the cubbyhole as a reminder that I'm still very much a virgin art journaler who's looking forward to the next step in the journey...
it all went horribly wrong when I tried to apply the embossing paste through the stencil...obviously either the stencil didn't lie flat enough on the crease of the page or I had too much paste ending up with a bit of a gloopy mess...
and I didn't fare much better with the second attempt...not enough embossing paste this time I suspect...
but I soldiered on...

And a little something that's been bugging me...I'm convinced that the word "JOURNALING" should have 2 LL's but apparently there...that's me told...not as hot at spelling as I thought. Can you believe it's the last day of January already and tomorrow we have Timmie's "12 Tags of 2013" February Tag to look forward to...see you bright and early.
Hugs Kath xxx

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What's On My Workdesk Wednesday...

Hi folks...woohoo it's Wednesday and it's going to be a play day and of course it's that day of the week when lots of crafty folks meet up at Julia's place to share their WOYWW crafty spaces so here's what on my workdesk today. I've started out on a new adventure of discovery...something I haven't tried before but inspired by my lovely Hero Arts buddy...Shari Carroll I'm dipping my toes into the world of art journaling...
a little bit apprehensive if I'm this moment in time it's not looking too good but hey what's the worst that can ends up in the bin and I have to start all over again. This crafty business is a bit of a learning curve so I'm not giving up at the first hurdle...oh no I'm off to have some "giving it my best shot" mucky painty fun...see you all tomorrow.
Hugs Kath xxx

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fiskars Makes...Day 4

Hi Folks...we're in the midst of a thaw...the snow's disappearing fast leaving the roads and pavements looking all mucky and slushy but certainly easier to walk on but the wind is blowing down from the arctic again so winter may not be over just yet and hey it's the last day of my Fiskars makes with the brand new AdvantEdge Punch System...this is my favourite of the punch cartridges available...Butterfly...a little reminder that hopefully Spring is just around the corner.

using Clouds Border Punch to create the handle
and the clock for the Fiskarettes Blog which I've already shared with you...

Round 2 of the Fiskars samples for Stitches are done and dusted and when I've been working on a design brief for so long I find myself stuck in a bit of a crafty groove so today I'll be throwing off my Fiskars Hat and having a play day with something at entirely the other end of the crafty spectrum involving a bit of mucky painty inky stuff. I'll see you all tomorrow over at WOYWW.
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, January 28, 2013

Fiskars Makes...Day 3

Hi folks...hey there...what a's the Fiskars girl again with more samples made with the Interchangeable Border Punches and one or two other Fiskars goodies...
Music and Clouds Border Punches
and one of my favourites...Daisy Border Punch which comes with the Interchangeable Border Punch Starter Set and yes you can thread ribbon through this one...

using Daisy....Rainbow and Clouds Border Punches
I'll see you all tomorrow for the last day of the Fiskars Makes...
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: oh sacre bleu...I've just noticed that 2 of those Music Borders are the wrong way round...apologies to all the music afficionados out there...I will rectify said mistake tout suite

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fiskars Makes...Day 2

Hi folks..we've battened down the hatches in the cubbyhole...we're marooned on our wintry desert island and although the sun has been shining and the sky has been blue...with the night-time temperatures falling well below zero...there's no sign of it melting any time soon...
Even with winter tyres it's just not worth venturing out on the slipper slidey roads so we've resorted to Shanks' Pony for the foreseeable future and I must confess I'm rather enjoying watching the blizzard outside whilst I'm all snuggly and warm...having fun with some of my crafty purchases but it's time to share more of the Fiskars samples made with the AdvantEdge Punch System..


Interchangeable Borders....Banners & Clouds
isn't he adorable but I fear a whole pack of baby wipes may be required to remove all that yummy chocolate
See you tomorrow for Day 3
Hugs Kath xxx