Wednesday, 29 February 2012

WOYWW The return!!!

Hiya WOYWW'ers and grand leader Julia!
It's been such a long time to be AWOL but today I'm back.
(Reason? No enthusiasm for anything basically but I'm working on it ;) !)

I've moved the table to the corner behind the door so that at least when I'm looking into the room from outside (or guests pass by!) the mess isn't immediately obvious!!!

I may as well sock you in the eye now with the disaaaaaaaaster area that is my dining table hidden behind the door!! HOL

The pink tape runner was purchased recently after reading the revue that Hels did...I likey ;)

Stamps (piles of them) waiting inspiration for some DT work at The Artistic Stamper (the new monthly challenge is up tomorrow 1st March so do come back for that.

And my A5 journal open at a page in progress.....well it is sort of finished I only have some writing to add.....except I am scared to write on it and spoil the darn thing!!! ROFL

Thanks for looking......I'll try not to be away so long again!
xoxo Sioux

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Miss the Noise!

So here is the second page of the double spread in my small journal.

Here are the pages side by side.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping.
xoxo Sioux

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Just Saying!

There is no justice in this world if Eddie the Eagle Edwards does not go through to the final at Dance for Sport Relief tonight.
xoxo Sioux

EDIT!!! Yeh! Thank You UK for doing the right thing......Eddie is through :) :) :)

The colour purple at Stampotique!

Apart from the Hallowe'en season I'm not one for much in the way of the colour purple!
But that is one of the colours in the colour challenge over at Stampotique this time.
Purple/Pink with Black it is then ;)

I've done another page in my small journal as this phrase popped in my head (along with another stanza that will go on the facing page) the other day...
...and you know how it just have to get it out.......get it on the page and then you can try to move on...
...well at least I do!!! LOL

I used the fabby Clover head along with the fabby medium sized bee by Jo Capper-Sandon.
India inked background and hand drawn words using black Sharpie pen and the best white ink I have come across to date......Bombay white india ink available here.

Hope you worked for me! HOL
xoxo Sioux

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Passion and Desire for The Artistic Stamper

I'm sharing a journal page today over on the The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog

Curious? Then just hop on over to The Creative Team Blog for all the details.
Thanks for looking and happy stamping
xoxo Sioux

P.S. I appreciate each and every comment here but time is short in all our lives so please do not feel obliged to comment both here and on the creative team post.
...I'll see your comments and share the feed back all at the same time if you use The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog post ;)

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Hole in my Heart

Another journal page to share today.
I've used some of those inks I got...liking them a lot! The heart is Distress crackled ;)

Also I've used my latest attempt at carving my own stamps...

...a tyre tread effect in the background.
I'm entering this in Gingersnaps Chestnut Theme "Words of Wisdom"....
...there are plenty of words on it....whether they are words of wisdom or not is another matter! ROFL

The teal coloured ones round the heart read...
"There's a hole in my heart where dreams once lay" and "We will always have Paris"

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Saturday, 18 February 2012

A date with Destiny!

So you saw yesterday's T!m inspired tag for 12 tags of 2012?

I then made a journal page for it to sit on and as you can see I'm still trying to "get over" deal with the death of my DH....some days it just hits you when I had a bit of a weep when my financial adviser was round on Thursday to get me a better mortgage deal sorted out...all because....wait for it....
...we were talking about him and Pip sharing the same barber!!!
I mean what ever is it?! LOL

Anyway I felt the need to express some crappy feelings on this page.....did not want to use much in the way of my own writing as a focal point so made word fragments out of a number of T!m sentiment stamps...must try and remember to do that again 'cos I like it!

I'm linking this to Linda's Grungy Monday for this week where Simon Says Stamp are sponsoring a prize of $25.00...

...I did not like Valentines day at all this year for some reason! Was never a big issue when Pip was alive so why it became an issue on Tuesday is any ones guess!!! LOL

Also managing to link this to Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge where anything goes.... where again Simon Says Stamp are generously sponsoring a prize to the tune of $50.00 :)

Thanks for looking

P.S. Want to know what the wording round the skellibob is?
Promise not to get all concerned for me?

You have to say yes before you read on........

I just needed to write "Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die and leave me on my own? Why are some days so hard?

I should have added
"Why did you come back a fortnight later and take the bloody cat with you as well"
...............but I didn't!!! LOL
For those of you new here....yes, unbelievable but true.....our beloved cat died a fortnight to the day after Pip......within minutes of the exact time was scary at the time.
xoxo Sioux

Friday, 17 February 2012

Not Quite T!m's 2012 Tag!

In a way I'm somewhat relieved T!m has called it a day on the 12 Tags of can be very hard to fit in playing along at that time of year...
...especially for 12 continuous days...Fun but tricky...
...(Yes I know he kept it open till the end of the month but I'm a sort of do it all in one go or it never will get finished sort of gal!!!)...
...even I can manage that surely!!! LOL
So....I liked the cute Feb tag of T!M's but it was not quite what I wanted to express on mine....and seeing as I did not have the honeycomb paper either it seemed pointless trying to match it....but it gave me the inspiration for this...

Still cute in my eyes but I took it one step further and made an art journal page for it!

By the way The Artistic Stamper has some Honeycomb Paper in stock here.

I have not quite finished the page so I'll post that up tomorrow. ;) It's turned it from cute to personal and quite dark....just to warn you! LOL

The tag was cut with the tag die from a cardboard envelope that some new stamps arrived in the other day and embossed (it's nice to save the planet even in a small way)...then I swiped the white dabber over and coloured as per T!m's stamped one. The wording is cut from T!m's letter dies using both positive and negative letters and the butterfly is a Papertrey die all glittered up and with black enamel accent dots for the body.

Thanks for looking.....see you tomorrow? ;)
xoxo Sioux

Monday, 13 February 2012

She stings like a bee!

I started this page on Sunday but did not quite know where I was going with it until inspiration hit me at 3 p.m. today! Only problem is that at 3 p.m. today I was at work and so I was dying to get home to finish it!!! LOL

The background used some of my new inks and a crafters workshop template with dimensional paste.....the lady is one of my own digital amalgamations printed out and stuck down with some T!m price tickets for shoes....the large bee is a T!m stamp and the little bees are from they would be a bit surprised to see it used on a page like this!!! LOL The flower is my own hand carved one that I overpainted with Adirondack Acrylics.

If I do say so myself.....'cos Pip's not here to boost my spirits!....this is the best thing I've done in a long while....I even like it!!!! HOL

The inspiration came when I remembered that Ricky Martin song "She Bangs" (what does that mean exactly or should I not be asking!!! ROFL) How I love that song....and what a pity RM is lost to all woman kind!

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux
P.S. I'm now afraid that this will have used up any creative juices for the next few weeks!!!! :)

Sunday, 12 February 2012

I need love...

In my small art journal this time to join in with Hels at The Sunday Stamper ;)
The theme being "Love".

There is something not quite right with this page...I think it might need a bit more colouring over the crappy writing!!! LOL!!
All stamps T!m...background coloured with neo colour and I've used my new inks to write with.
Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Triple Moo Card for The Artistic Stamper

I'm sharing a card today over on the The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog

Curious? Then just hop on over to The Creative Team Blog for all the details.
Thanks for looking and happy stamping
xoxo Sioux

P.S. I appreciate each and every comment here but time is short in all our lives so please do not feel obliged to comment both here and on the creative team post.
...I'll see your comments and share the feed back all at the same time if you use The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog post ;)

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Colour, colour, colour!

Remember how little I bought at the craft show last week?
I made up for it on line instead Thursday and it came yesterday!!!
You cannot fault Artifolk for their delivery ;)
I wanted to get some different inks...more colourful....if they had been at the show I would have bought them!
I want to try other ways of creating art and whilst I love the vibrant colours of Dylusions I just cannot afford to buy them......these inks are 30ml bottles...that's twice as big as a Distress reInker bottle and about half the price!!!

Now I know they won't react the same as Distress and for all I know will not be anything like Dylusions but it's my way of obtaining an affordable colour hit!!!
Also some pens for the journaling and some neo-colours to fill a little gap in my palette ;)

I've already mixed the orange ink with a bit of water in a mini-mister and spritzed to see what happens...
...and put a bit of the purple and ochre on a craft sheet and spritzed with water...
...the small oblong with the writing on is the first impression and yes they do turn a bit muddy the more impressions you try but I like the effect...
...although I have to say I do intend to write with them more then anything else:)
Will my journaling improve?
Who knows!!! HOL
Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

CASE at Stampotique

I'm not one for casing if I can help it but that is just what the Stampotique challenge asks for so I chose to case this lovely page from the fabulous Gez!
I knew I wanted to try to capture the lovely colours used (not quite managed that I fear!) and the word fragments (some Stampotique the rest hand written) and used my gorgeous alpine maiden (at least that is what I call her!)

The wording reads "In my soul I know there is spirit, beauty and creativity. It's just a pity that some days I find it hard to believe!"
(I don't know about you but since Blogger has had yet another change I cannot enlarge photo's to really see the gorgeous art work people make and that includes being able to read stuff on pages like mine!)

Thank you so much for the inspiration Gez....I enjoyed having a play...I'm finding creating a real struggle at the mo but this has made me feel heaps better ;)
Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux
P.S. Can't see a link to enter this at the moment....will get back to it later! All linked now ;)

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Autumn Leaves

Want to know what I was doing at 3 in the morning?
Well besides not being able to go to bed and sleep I was doing this journal page!!!

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Monday, 6 February 2012

A few goodies!

I expect some of you are wondering what I spent my hard earned money on at the show on Saturday!
Well the answer is.....Not A Lot!!! LOL
But here it is anyway.
I went with 3 friends this time and we took the "Knitting with Wire" workshop and made a bracelet each and got to keep the spool of wire we used (at the top of the picture) can add in beads as you knit but to save time we just made plain ones...
...3 of us were unsure if we could even remember how to knit!!!! ROFL

To be frank there was not a lot that floated my boat although we had a great day out and shared a fab picnic in the car... before going back into the show for more browsing.
Yeh, I know, we live sophisticated lives don't we! LOL

Anyways.....I bought two wood mounted stamps from a bargain box (£2.00 each) particularly like the three rows of lines for journaling me thinks ;)
Some fancy charms and a stylish broach finding...
...and the bezels for jewellery/steampunky type art if I ever get round to using them!

You all know what it's like all you fellow Scanners! ROFL
xoxo Sioux

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Flowers Dance for The Artistic Stamper

I'm sharing a journal page today over on the The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog

Curious? Then just hop on over to The Creative Team Blog for all the details.
Thanks for looking and happy stamping
xoxo Sioux

P.S. I appreciate each and every comment here but time is short in all our lives so please do not feel obliged to comment both here and on the creative team post.
...I'll see your comments and share the feed back all at the same time if you use The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog post ;)

Friday, 3 February 2012

February Journal Page

So January came and went!
Here are the finished pages for the month...
...don't look too closely 'cos there is nothing interesting believe me!!!

February pages made and started...

...close up of the fold out flap for extra space...

...I know it's only part of the T!m saying...and his ends more positively...
...but when I made this it fitted my mood much better ;)! LOL

Thanks for looking...I'm of to link it to Kate's 365 366 (I keep forgetting it's a leap year! Not that it makes any difference to me!) journal.....
xoxo Sioux

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Love Me Do! for The Artistic Stamper

Great to see all those "Vintage" lovelies created for last months challenge :)
So..... February brings us
for the monthly challenge over at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team ;)

This little thought popped in my brain as soon as I saw the theme!
Well It's about time something popped in my brain...
...bit lacking on the creative front round here just lately!

Anyways, I went with an ATC and already had the faux wood effect background made using Distress Ink pine needles and peeled paint and decided to stamp the man from Men's plate 1 onto white card and colour the background to blend in 'cos that looks a bit like wood too

(I know wood is not really green but you get my drift!? LOL)

I cut an extra little square piece of white card to cover the words as I wanted to change it up a bit and stuck it down and coloured it with a little Distress Ink worn lipstick and attached a shrunk plastic heart from Stitchels curly dot plate that had been coloured with a copic marker.

The lady from Twenties 1 plate was stamped with Adirondack wild plum pigment ink in wild plum onto piece of paper that had been coloured with Archival chrome yellow then cut out.

The word LOVE from journaling words was stamped in Archival black and the heart in Distress aged mahogany before handwriting the words onto a spare piece of chrome yellow coloured card.

You really must take a look at the "Heart" creations the rest of the team have made and here are the DT member links for you.

So don't forget.............the monthly challenge is "Hearts"
The rules are simple... all you need to do is make a piece of art, be it a card, ATC, wall art, altered art, scrapling ;)... just remember that it must include some rubber stamping and the theme... and... if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry you will be entered into the draw twice! The prize is £15 worth of stamps from the Artistic Stamper shop... along with the KlingOn to mount them onto.
I hope you get chance to play at the challenge... it is open until February 29th

(ooh! that means it's a leap year....perhaps I should pop the question to RA!!!! ROFL)

and the winner will be chosen by shortly after :)

Thanks for looking and happy stamping
xoxo Sioux