Saturday, 28 January 2012

ART JOURNAL 2012 page 2

Hi all,
I am quite excited about showing this page,
I am pleased with the colour & how it turned out,
(Picture doesn't do it justice)

Here's what I used :-

Raven doll collage sheet from
Digital image 4 you, on

Distress ink colours :-
Weathered Wood, Iced Spruce, Bundled Sage,
Peeled Paint, Antique Linen & Gathered Twigs

Stamps :-
Punk Plaid (the artistic stamper)
Grunge Dots (Tim Holtz, Ultimate Grunge)

Gesso, Copic Markers, Black Pit Pen, White Gel pen

The branch I drew free hand,
the main quote I made up, then printed out on my computer,
I Goggled, the word raven & found out some interesting facts,
which I added around the birds & along the branch,
to read them double click the picture.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon, 
Kat x.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

NATURE'S FLOWERS (card book)

Hi all,
I'm here to share my last project of the month for
the artistic stamper creative team blog
this time I have made a card book with a nature/flower theme.

if you would like more of the details on how I made it please click HERE.

card front,

card inside,

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

ART JOURNAL 2012, page 1

Hi all,
I am quite excited to share with you my first page in my journal,
if you want to know what type of book I am using & why
you can click HERE to go to an earlier post, or scroll down to it.

I have decided that I am not going to shear how I made the pages,
only what I used,
as I spend so much time blogging my posts because of my dyslexia
& I get very frustrated with spell check because I don't know
which word that comes up is the right one (I think I over sheared there)
I have never admitted my learning difficulties here before (scary stuff)
any way I want to focus more on creating the pages (because that's what I love)
& not blogging them, I hope you all understand.

Here's page 1,

you can double click if you want to read the fine print,
that's if you can read my handwriting (lol)

I used :-
Distress ink,
(Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Brushed Corduroy,
Gathered Twigs & Iced Spruce)
a medium circles mask (that special touch of )
Swirls,Splats& dots A5 & Calligraphic mat 12
(the Artistic Stamper)
Face (Wendy Vecchi)
Wings, Butterfly plate (creative expressions)
scraps of patterned papers (various makes)
picture frame (Google search) then printed off computer.
many of the words & the title are printed off my computer
pit pen, white gel pen
some holographic stickers.

& there you have it!
see you soon with page number two.
Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Monday, 16 January 2012


Hi all,
Just some info today,
& no pics (sorry) well maybe just one.

Just before Christmas I said I was going to start a journal,
& try to create a page each week, or at worst each fortnight,
well I have started it (my first page will show up here in a few days)
but first I wanted to tell you about the book I have decided to use
I was going to buy a moleskine journal
but after some research I found some people say that they fall apart,
& that you can't get them too wet (because the pages buckle)
I then tried some others,
& finally settled on this one because of it's size & it's weight of pages,
it is 150g/m2 & 101lbs, it has 62 pages, it's acid free cartridge paper,
the pages feel nice & thick as well as smooth, & the book is a reasonable price.
here's a pic of the label on my A4 book,
which I haven't been brave enough to use yet, but is exactly the same.

so far I have made a few pages using
all sorts of different mediums & the pages hold up
very well, if I use distress ink then i don't use a
gesso over the page, unless I want a more subtle colour,
if I used acrylic paint, neo color 2 crayons or ink
sprays then I have given the page a base of gesso,
I have also just bought a product called adsorbent ground made by golden,
I will let you know how I get on with that as I go.

I hope this info has been a help to someone,
see you soon with my first page.

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Sunday, 15 January 2012


Hi all,
I'm here with my second project of the month for
the artistic stamper creative team blog
it's another page in my board book journal,

the car images are from itkupilli
the buildings are from a magazine.

If you would like more details on how I made it
please click HERE

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Saturday, 7 January 2012


Hi all,
Today I am shearing my first page
that I painted for my life book, year long art journal course,
if you don't know what it's all about,
you can click HERE to find out, & sign up,
it's never to late as you can join in & start at any time,
because the classes stay there for you to download
& take at your own pace.
Plus as an added bonus,
depending on which package you sign up to,
you can take 1,2 or 3 of Tams past courses (of your choice)
cool hay, so get your behind over THERE & check it out.
Don't worry if you are a beginner, like me as all
skill levels are welcome.

This is the first time I have painted a face after sketching one,
& this is only my second ever sketch,
(the first was done in the fab faces course
{one of Tam's other courses} I only done week one then lost my nerve)
so as this life book course is running live,
I am determined to be brave, & keep up with it.

Here's my first page, (it's a fold out)

I am not giving any details on how I achieved the page
or what I used, as it would spoil your experience of LIFE BOOK
when you take the course for yourself.

Hope you like it!
I am pleased with her as a first attempt

I can already tell after just one lesson,
this course is going to teach me so much,
& expand my knowledge of not just art & painting skills,
but products as well, as there are over 15 different teachers
throughout the year I am going to learn so many
different approaches & styles of art & painting.
Keep coming back if you are interested
in seeing more about what I'm up to in this course,
as there is something to do each week or two
I am going to post regularly.
[now I have said it I am more likely to do it (lol)}
Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Thursday, 5 January 2012


Hi All,
Just a quickie to show my first project of the month
for the artistic stamper creative team blog

Here it is,
if you want the details click HERE

told you it was a quickie. lol
Thanks For Stopping By,
Back Soon,
Kat x.

Monday, 2 January 2012


Hi all,
I'm here with my monthly challenge piece for
the artistic stamper creative team blog
if you fancy joining in, the theme is VINTAGE,
click HERE for all the details.

here's a closer look,

things I used,
A mini hanging frame,
Distress Inks :- Brushed Corduroy, Iced Spruce & Gathered Twig,
Coffee Archival Ink,
Tissue Tape,
Tim Holtz, Steampunk set,
 Artistic Stamper stamps
 Backgrounds are:- Stipple, Watch, Music & Harlequin
& Tick Tock A5 stamp plate.

I hope this will inspire you to join us,
Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Sunday, 1 January 2012


HI all,
I am here with December all filled out,
for the 365 journal challenge, over at
the Kathryn wheel blog
& the years round up photos

so first things first,
here's December all filled out (to conclude the year)

And now for the round up.












Well there it is,
looking back through this year,
I can definitely say that my confidence has grown so much,
at first I was so frightened of making a mistake that I wouldn't stick anything down
& I would write out what I wanted in each square on scrap
to make sure it was spaced properly & that it would fit on the square.
As the months went on I didn't worry so much about it all being perfect,
I stuck it all down straight away, so if I made a mistake it would have to stay there,
because that's the whole point of art journaling,
I get that now,
by doing this calender for a whole year it has given me the confidence to go onto bigger things,
so instead of doing the calender challenge again, I am going to do a journal instead,
I would like to say I am going to do a page a week & end up with 52 pages,
but I think that would be to much pressure, so it will be one a month total 12 for definite,
but if I can fit it in I would like to make a page fortnightly I'll see how I get on,

Well I think I have waffled on enough for one day,
so I'll be off.

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat xx.

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