My little crafting world....

Hi all
I'm a complete craft addict! I have a small business called Surrey Crafts teaching craft workshops from my studio in Esher, Surrey and at venues around the country. I teach mixed media, decorative painting, card making and papercrafts, jewellery making and creative embroidery classes. If you'd like to find out more just leave a comment, or take a look at my Surrey.Crafts page on FB.
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Finished art journal page

I had fun preparing for my Introduction to Art Journaling workshop last week. Gave me a perfect excuse to play. I spritzed water onto my journal page, spritzed two strong colours of Luminarc sprays, then blew them around with a straw and once dry I splatted Picket Fence distress stain over and stomped it down with some force (very therapeutic)! Then today I finished the page off by cutting out images from magazines to make the mismatched character and went around the image with black ink, stamped a fab phrase from a set by Dyan Reavely and heat embossed it with white Wow powder. Finally I quilled a bright flower for her hair to be a bit contrary! This page could be perfectly innocent, or have a naughty side with those dark background colours, depends on your imagination!

Think I'll enter this into a few challenges just for fun!:

All Crafts Challenge Theme is anything goes but not cards!
 Anonymous Stamp Challenge Theme is anything/ no theme
Artistic Inspirations Challenges - theme is anything goes/ friendship
Di's Digi Designs - Girly
Musically Challenged - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (perfect theme I think!)
Punk You Girl - Angels and Demons - and I think this girl is both, if she opened her mouth wider she'd probably have fangs!
Challenges for Everybody - Anything goes
That Craft Place Ltd - Sentiment (lovely to see the fab Jools on the DT of on this site!
Craft Stamper Magazine challenge - splatter (did a fair bit of that!)


  1. Such a great journal cover thankyou for joining our challenge at artistic inspirations good luck fiona dt. x

  2. Looks great.
    Thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stamps.
    xxx Michelle

  3. What a great project, I love the sentiment its very apt for me also. thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stamps x

  4. Beautiful journal page! Thank you for joining us at Musically Challenged!:)

  5. Very creative, LOVE that sentiment - it really made me smile! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation in the "Girly" challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Hope to see you in the new challenge starting today too! Donna ♥

  6. Great sentiment thanks for joining us at That Craft Place
    Stacey x

  7. your piece is great! I love the splatters!! thanks for joining us at Musically Challenged...hope to see you back again soon!

  8. AWESOME !
    Lovely piece of art .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  9. Such a perfect creation!
    Thank you so much for joining us at All Crafts Challenge :-))
    Hugs, Andreja