You are invited to take a tour of products produced in 'Ali's Art Factory', (AKA the spare room). I intend to use this blog to share my creative endeavours. You are welcome to comment on what you see, (please be gentle, I am a sensitive soul!).
Hello Ive done the last 2 sets of inchies and mounted them all on a board, I managed to fit most of it all on I hope you like the effect as much as I do. AS you can see, I've put the word achieveable in amongst the pictures.
The last set of inchies a stamping project.
I decided to do a set of inchies using a 10 letter word. I chose achieveable, seemed fitting for the project.
Todays inchies were done by applying yellow ink to the inchie then punching a hole in a piece of paper and then placing it over the inchie and applying a different colour ink and then stamping an image in black. I then used the circle of paper I had cut out with the punch and covered the center image and printed a different image ,in either black or red.
with todays inches Ive just used stamping of women images. I ve done all the backgrounds in blue/green and then printed images in differnt colours on the top to create different effect. Stamping is one of my favorite crafts.
Hi I thought I would share a little challenge Ive set for myself. To create 100 inches in 10 days. Im going to make 10 inches per day, each 10 will form a little set of its own , but when the project is done, Im going to mount the inches altogether. Ive seen this done before and all those inches togher look great!!! here is the first set of 10. All inches are stamped some have images and all have words I cur from an old book. if you would like to join me in the challenge go ahead, I would love to see what you do!!
Hello I wanted to share these lovely pages with you. Ive been involved in doing a mini book swap with a few other ladies ,it was organised by Treez Malyon. My book is called Past times with a Tim Holtz feel to it . Here are all the pages laid out for you to view .The first picture is my cover the other pages from Left to right are from Sandra,Suze,Joni Diane,Val and Treez, the last one is my back cover. These pictures are of the reverse. I so enjoyed the swap It was different to work on a small area for a change as the pages measure just 2" by 1 3/4"
what Have I been up to recently??? well Ive made these large vintage keys They have been made with mount board, and inks and stamps plus embellishments I think Im going to do some more and put them on a key king call them keys to the past.
Here are 2 pages Ive done for the through the eyes of an artist journal group Im in. They have been created with water colour crayons and inks with pen work too
Ive been involved in doing a journal circle since November last year. There were 9 of us in the group and we all had to do a page in each others journals using a stamp each person had posted with their journal. My journal is called sunny stories and I send a sunshine stamp with my journal. I just absolutely love every page. Thank you to Mima, Heather,Sandra, and Paula( when hers arrives) in the uk and to Martha,Karen Elena and Tracy in the usa I so enjoyed the project. What fun journalling is I would recommend it to any one to give it a try!!!!
Hello today I've been having a go at getting my head around zetti. These are two pages I have done for a journal group I am in and apart from one other project, these are my first attempts at zetti. I feel Im going to learn more as I go along, which is what you do with art isn't it!!!!! I have found them very enjoyable to do and I can see they are going to be addictive!!!!! The backgrounds are done with inks and acrylics, Thge images is from an old magazine and the pen work is done with a black roller ball pen Thats it!!!
Hello, This morning Ive created 4 6"x4" cards for a 'so surreal' swap I Created my own backgrounds using inks, then stamped up some circles for the worlds and added figures( the rugby palyer is a transparency). I then took a scan of the card and then reproduced it but much smaller and placed on the card to finish it off. The pieces are called ' ON TOP OF THE WORLD' 1 to 4
HELLO Today Ive been working on my Journal for a Mixed media meditate and create project. I will be sending my journal to 4 other ladies who live in the USA to add to it. My Chosen theme to meditate on, is Goddesses. I want the ladies to create a spread of who they would be as a goddess and what power would they have,its all for a bit of fun!!! materials for this page were, a napkin,inks,stamps,textured paste,mico beads,treasure glitter, glamour dust glitte,r diamontes,fibers and ribbon, and paper image After meditating on who I would be I decided to be a goddess of time. Having the power to control time and grant anyone an hour in any time or place Here is my 2 page spread for my journal Page 1 Page 2
Materials used for these pages were, inks, stamps,embossing powder, fibers, hour glass charm,peeloffs and paper image ( erte lady)
Hi Ive been creating backgrounds today. When I need a bit of inspiration I quite often get one of my books off the shelf and stift through for ideas. This collection of backgrounds was inspired by a book I have about interior designer Caroline Quartermaine. She uses a combimation of the old and worn with beautiful contemporary colours and gold. All the backgrounds apart for the first,which is a collage with inked and stamped paper ,were made with inks and embossing powders. If you click on image to enlarge you will see the details better.