New Art Books
I bought these two books Stamp It! and Craft-a-Doodle for some inspiration and this is a doodle I started to get back into my art. I’ve also been carving more stamps, which I will be putting up in a new post soon.
Mollie Makes came out yesterday so I am very excited to read this! Lots of flowers in full bloom right now too
I found this frame in a charity shop and thought would make a cool project. I decided to create an underwater theme using lots of textured items I already had.
I’ve been obsessing with the idea of art journaling skulls for ages but finally just got my stash out and did it – and I really love what I have created!
The first page I used black primer and used my favourite Posca Pens to draw the skull and doodles. I added a few gems as well.
The second page I had a background already sprayed and drew a skull shape with a pencil first before going in with my pens again. I used some die cut flowers and punched leaves and hearts which I love.
These large bulldog clips are great for art journaling – as your journal gets fatter it can be tricky to get the fresh pages to stay flat. I highly recommend these!
Iron On Patches
Some Weekend Reading
My Skull fascination started with this money box
This is what I got up to x
Getting my lovely Nook recently (which I’m obsessed with) meant I needed some kind of case, but was pretty disappointed with the choices. I picked up a plain grey pouch to keep it in and had an irresistible urge to make it pretty. This gave me the excuse to buy some fabric pens and doodle some designs!
While I have been super busy recently, I still have time to work on some new craft projects which I am excited about sharing. I thought I would give a sneak peak of things to come on the blog, including:
- My take on using fabric pens – and tutorial
- My continued passion for stamps and carving
- New Art Journal Pages
- My Smashbook
- Some adventures with my new camera!
- My new obsessions which includes skulls
- A new mixed media project
- Info on new art magazines I have found and love
As you can see, there are lots of new things for me to get stuck into! I hope you are into them too and keep an eye out :)
Tour De France
See the Future
Pinapples on Sticks
Lots of cute shops
Here are a few snapshots from the weekend – I went over for a wedding and the next day wondered around the city, looking at the cute shops and historic buildings. The Tour de France was going through York on Saturday, so the city had many of these yellow bikes dotted about. It is such a lovely city and not that far from me, I will have to go back again soon. There is something about breaking routine and going away that is so refreshing and inspiring.
We stayed in a converted convent in the city and we went to see the Cathedral, the Shambles, a shop called The Imaginuriaum, we walked over the river, had coffee then later an ice cream. It was also sunny, I actually got a little burnt!