Thursday, 26 January 2012

Medieval Times at just for Fun

In days of old when Knights were bold and wenches hearts were won, he'd don a suit in hot pursuit until until the job was done

It's the last week of my choice at Just For Fun of time travelling and we are taking a big leap this time back to the medieval period where fact and fiction till us stories of knight slaying dragons, maidens in distress and magic in the woods .
I have taken my inspiration  from the illuminated pages made by the monks the frame is made from a Crafty Individual boarder stamp as is the little flourish ( I used the flitter glue and metal flakes wow is it good and so easy to use )on a distress ink background and a TH flourish peeking out from behind my maiden
Now don't forget to check out Neet and Zoe's creations for more inspiration :)
Aren't you glad I take take you back any further to the prehistoric era lol

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Colour wheel Tag

The Craft Barn challenge is to use the colour wheel as inspiration for a tag. They did a whole week on colour and how to use a colour wheel to help you with some wonderful inspiration art from the team :)
I'm Still in Jennie mode and have used red pepper, stream and sunshine yellow alcohol ink to make a mono print for the background and the same 3 colours with a can of air, the flower stamp is from Crafty Individuals and the flourish Personal Impressions
Gingersnaps would like to see some ribbon

Monday, 23 January 2012

Workshop with Jennie

I had a fab fun filled day with Jennie on her melt pot and alcohol ink day playing with all her wonderful stamps and moulds, such a great way to kick start the mojo after spend the last few week making 260Lb marmalade lol
We had lots of time to be creative and just play at the end

aand use up all the utee, the colours were wonderful from Crafty Notions as were the moulds
Thank you Jennie

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Art Nouveau at Just for Fun

I hope you are enjoying our little travel through time at Just For Fun :)
Going back just a little further this week at Just for Fun with Art Nouveau for me it's a very feminine style, rich in colours and texture and so organic  
For my piece this week I have embossed a piece of foil with an image I printed off the Internet to use as my patten and distressed with black acrylic paint and mounted onto the front of a note book.I am please with it but just can't make up my mind whether to add ribbons and the such like to the spine

To find out more and see what Zoe and Neet have created please visit Just for Fun and I hope Bloger is being kind to everyone after the troubles of last week
It's also anything but a card at Simon Says

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Art Deco at Just for Fun

Well we certainly enjoyed your memories of the 60's & 70's at Just For Fun  and I hope you will enjoy going just a bit further back the glamour of Art Deco probably not to memories of the period but maybe of things you saw in your grandparents homes.
 Oh how I love the Erte ladies and the strong architectural shapes of the building's coming to the fore with Hollywood and all that glamour.Then there's our English ladies like Clarice Cliff, Susie Cooper and Charlotte Reed with their pottery designs

The stamp from non sequential is embossed in gold and coloured with a gold gel pen and promarker and distress ink matted on black and white, and of course Zoe and Neet have there take on it as well as our guest designer Chrissie who has made the most amazing mirror :)
This is a cigarette case which belonged to my late farther in law just love the way the straight and curved lines work together

Have you collected a piece you would like to share ?
Hope you all have fun with is challenge

On a final note I'd just like to apologise if anyone recieved a spam email from me as I was hacked, but it's all sorted now :)

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Heads in a spin

Happy New Year to you all and I have the pleasure of setting the theme first month of the year :)  at Just For Fun
What a fantastic variety of creation we had for the anything goes last week seems you were all pleased not to have to think of Christmas
Yes we are going to be time travelling this month so please step aboard as we go back in time to the 60's and 70's flower power and free love Mods and Rocker, the opening of Habitat. For me the days of my youth and I expect the same for a lot of you an era of great changes in society especially for young the retro period. More great designer in fashion and furnishing can't say much about the architecture though lol

So get out those colour and make it bright and cheerful like Zandra Rhoads or black and white like Mary Quant

Hope you have lots of fun with us this month as we go back in time
For my card I have used the toy spin art love this it's great fun lol I did quite a few and cut then into smaller squares stuck them together to make a strip and stamp the Anita stamp groovy girl cut the love hearts on my silhouette , so come on get in the groove and join us at Just for Fun with Zoe and Neet