Friday, 4 April 2014

monochrome journal


Good morning! This week at Crafts 4 Eternity  we have an anything but a card challenge.

So I made a journal with monochrome colours.


Papers: Basic Grey ~ Little Black Dress

I have given the base layer a bit of a mixed media treatment. So on top of the patterned paper, I have used ink, paint, rub-ons and texture paste to add a little dimension.


Papers have been trimmed with a Martha Stewart ~ Doiley punch and then curled.


I added some embellishments to the centre, including part of a Prima vine and a handmade frame, made using a Martha Stewart mold.


Finally, the journal. Stickers peeking out of a Tim Holtz pull tab.


Thank you for looking.

Keeley

Friday, 28 March 2014

dearest mother


Good morning! In honour of Mother's Day this Sunday in the UK, we have a theme of SPECIAL MOTHERS at Crafts 4 Eternity this week.

Well this is short and sweet from me today as I have taken the week off to paint the outside of my house, when it is not raining! I am feeling black and blue!


Papers and title: My Mind's Eye ~ Stella & Rose: Hazel.

Flowers & leaves: Prima


Thank you for looking.

Keeley

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

best friends forever


Good morning! Today at Everybody Art Challenge we have a sketch.



Papers: Prima ~ Songbird.

Image: Stamping Bella ~ Uptown Girls Victoria & Juliette's Night Out, which I paper pieced.


Butterfly:
Marianne Design.

 
Thank you for looking.

Keeley 

Friday, 21 March 2014

love, love, love


Good morning! Today at Crafts 4 Eternity, we have an anything goes theme. 

I have made a box! Love making these.

I have used the Sizzix Matchbox die to create the three drawers.


The drawer pulls were created from a Marianne Design flower die, with a brad inserted. You will also see these dotted around the box.

I have added little lacey inserts inside the drawers.


For the top and base is used the Sizzix Notebook die to cut the back edge.


Then I cut the Tim Holtz Bird cage die. I've added some bling and a Prima vintage trinket.


Papers: Bo Bunny ~ Crush.

Back of the box.


Thank you for looking.

Keeley

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Graphic 45: a ladies' diary


Good morning! Today at Everybody Art Challenge, our theme is for a non-cute card.

I have used the Graphic 45 papers and the chipboard tag of the same name, to create this.


The top of the picture forms a scroll.


On the base layer, I have added a little mixed media dimension.


Prima wooden clocks complete.


Thank you for looking.

Keeley

Friday, 14 March 2014

now we are 7


Good morning to you! It's been a while since I was here. I've started many projects, but not managed to finish any until now. Things have been a bit busy.

Today at Crafts 4 Eternity, we have a sketch for you.


So, what better way than to come back with a Magnolia card.

I wanted to make this A5 size, so I struggled a bit with trying to fit in with the sketch, having just coloured up quite a large Tilda and not thinking about the final design! So, I have used a little artistic licence to squish it all in and hope the challenge police aren't after me.


Papers: My Mind's Eye ~ The Sweetest Thing.
Bling: Webster's Pages
Butterfly: Prima

I've got an extra little strip going down the right hand side, which isn't part of the sketch. This is because I cut the flowery paper down to size, but I had meant to cut a different paper! Rather than throw it away, I decided to cover up the join!

Image: Tilda with Hawaiian Flower, coloured with copics.

And look! The sun is shining! I have shadow on my card. Happy days :)


Thank you for looking.

I can't wait to see how you interpret the sketch.

Keeley 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

how do I love thee?


Good morning!

Today I am back for the valentine challenge at Everybody Art Challenge.

I have used another Prima doll! I just can't get enough of them :) Waiting impatiently for the new ones to come out.

 
I applied paper to a Prima tag and then have added some layers to it.

Papers: Pink Paislee ~ Spring Fling. These are as old as the hills!


Love this gorgeous Prima flower!


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

my favourite creations from 2013

Hello. I used to do this when I first started blogging, doing a year in review of my favourite posts from that year. But one year I stopped and I never did it again. Although each year end, I do think about it. I'm a bit of a don't look back person, but always look forward, what happened, happened, let's not dwell on it, just look to the future. 

Anyway, maybe I had a bad year, the year that I decided to stop. So now, I think I will have my 2013 year in review. I am writing this before I have selected my pieces, so even I am intrigued as to what I will come up with! Hold tight! Also I like to select one piece from each month, so this is what I will do.

January:

I think January belonged to Isabella. Difficult to colour, but I love the softness and vintageness of the entire piece and the diecut detail. Check her out: HERE.


February:

This was a commission for a 50th birthday album and had to feature cats. I had soooo much fun with this. Check it out HERE.

March:

This was difficult, as I made a few pieces I liked this month. But I chose this one as it was the first time EVER that I had done a white on white theme. Loved how it turned out, but still haven't done one since! This was a journal, which you can check out HERE.


April:

This was no contest. A sweet 6th birthday card, made for a dear sweet girl I know. Check it out HERE.


May:

Dreams are renewable. I remember wanting to create lots of layers and this is my favourite La Blanche stamp. Used several times now. Check it out HERE.


June:

Where flowers bloom. I don't know. Bright, sunny colours do it for me everytime! Check out the dimension HERE.


July:

Well it seems I lost my mojo for a while, as I had only one posting in July. Fortunately it is one I like and I think worthy of a mention here. I made a box for holding recipe cards. Still love it!


August:

Frantaged to the hilt, but I love THIS.


September:

OK. This was the time I really got into Sizzix dies. Made this cute wallhanging, with a little notepad tucked inside. Check it out HERE:


October:

Hmmm, once again a difficult choice. However, I went with my Sizzix love at the time and the birdhouse I made. I love birdhouses, real or imagined.


November:

November was my most prolific month of the year! I made a few things that I like, but this mixed media collage is my absolute favourite and I'm not sure that I could ever bear to be parted from it. For those who don't follow me regularly, mixed media was a medium that I started to dabble in, in 2013 and this was a piece that I created which I still love. Check it out HERE.


December:

Well I end the year with another mixed media piece, which I love. Expect to see MORE in 2014. I am still learning and still loving it, so who knows where it will go. Check this piece out HERE.


Thank you for looking.

I am entering this in at Catered crop 2013 Recipe Swap.

Keeley

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

you are my heart


Good morning once again! Today at Everybody Art Challenge, the challenge is HEART.

I have gone back to my Magnolias for this.


Papers: My Mind's Eye: The Sweetest Thing ~ Honey.

Image: coloured with copics.


There is a little tag in the pocket.

 
The sentiment is by Magnolia. 


I am entering this in at the following challenges:
Thank you for looking.

Keeley