I have just heard the very sad news that Beverley Todd passed away on 24th December.
Beverley was our guest designer for the ongoing Arty Girlz recycling challenge and also a sponsor , she was a very talented lady and will be sadly missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this very sad time.
Monday, 29 December 2008
I have just heard the very sad news that Beverley Todd passed away on 24th December.
Posted by Crissi Harvey at 21:56
Andy from Andy-Carolan Illustrations emailed to let me know there's some great free toppers on there site you can find them here http://www.andy-carolan.co.uk/ go check them out there dead cute also there's a new CD being worked on for the new year.
Posted by Crissi Harvey at 10:19
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Here's my painting rubbish pic as always lol its not finished yet i was making a frame and its minus its finishing touches but with illness and people visiting it just didnt get done, sorry
Sunday, 21 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
The challenge we have set this week on Arty Girlz challenge blog is small Art.
Monday, 8 December 2008
The challenge this week on Arty Girlz is to use your favourite medium on your creations.
Monday, 1 December 2008
As usual the interpretation of the theme is down to you so maybe you'll decide to alter a frame, use a frame around a photo on a scrapbook layout, get some wood, hammer and nails and make a frame.......the choice as always is yours.
Thursday, 27 November 2008
This weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz is to use your YOUR favourite colour/s on your creation. As always its up to you what style of art work you create as Julie and I hope to encourage all types of crofter's and artists to join in with our challenges. so pop on over there and have a go and join in .
This is mine its an 8x8 canvas board. My favourite colours are purple's and lilac's going in to blues. I used acrylic paint for the background I found an image of wing's on the Internet a while back and traced them on to acetate and cut them out to make a stencil. I had the heart negative already. I used purple acrylic paint over the stencils then used gel pen in black to add depth to the heart and wings. oh and a bit of Gesso here and there
It's not finished yet not sure what I'm gonna do but it just don't feel finished if you know what i mean.
I really do love hearts with wings and would love a Tattoo with a winged heart but we'll see ;-)
The picture isn't doing the colours any justice at all the heart and wings are a lovely deep purple colour but look blueish in the pic.
Sunday, 23 November 2008
The lovely pascale has given me this award
This is the message for the award. It is to be passed to 8 other bloggers for the sentiments below.
This award states that:This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships.These blogs are exceedingly charming.These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends,They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement.Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated,Please give more attention to these writers.
im passing it on to
Linda Serena sharon sally suzan Heather Debbie Trish
Posted by Crissi Harvey at 08:48
Thursday, 20 November 2008
I've been tagged by Trish
These are te rules
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules.
3. Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself
4. Tag six other bloggers by linking to them.
5. Go to each person's blog and leave a comment that lets them know they've been tagged.
But i dont play by the rules so if you want to be taged by me then feel free to post it up on your blog . this can be an open tag lol
quirky things about me
1. I dont like feet
2. I like quirky things rather than the normal stuff
3. I love elephants not so keen on mice
4. Im addicted to pringles and im really sad that i cant get the Bacon Flavour anymore :-(
5. I have a really bad reflux action so please dont be sick near me LOL
6. I hate jelly it make the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end
Posted by Crissi Harvey at 07:44
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
This week The challenge on Arty Girlz is to use a quote or a verse on your creation.
Heres my card which is very pink LOL i have used papers from Paper Artsy a few prima flowers and glitter glue. The verse on the paper reads In all things of Nature there is somthing Marvellous
Sunday, 16 November 2008
This weeks challenge over at Awfully Big Art Adventure is inches or a set of pop on over there for more info.
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Another canvas for my sons bedroom he loves abstract art so this is another one for his room its a bit wobble but practice makes perfect as they say and I'm defiantly gonna be practicing.
please excuse the messy craft room behind the picture hehe its an organised mess honest ;-)
Posted by Crissi Harvey at 10:03
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
I collages the block with papers that had ladies, tea pots , tea cups and writing on it. used different colours of paint over the top and rubbed some off to reveal a little bit of the images underneath then added the black and white image and went round the edge with a soft white pencil and a charcoal pencil to blend the image in. since i took the picture i have given it a coat of beeswax to finish it off . Linda has kindly added this to the Awfullly big art adventure blog as there theme last week was chunky block's
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
This weeks Arty Girlz challenge is to have a Hand Drawn Element on your project.
I have used one of my favourite quotes by Helen Keller.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched they must be felt with the heart.
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
The Arty Girlz challenge this week is to use fabric on your creations this does include felt, it could be something as simple as a little fabric flower or a whole quilt.
Friday, 24 October 2008
on Auntys forum (link on the side bar) this months challenge is recycling so i have recycled an old hard back book that was being thrown away. The covers from hard back books the kind that have the dust covers and feel like canvas not the laminated kind is what i have used and they make great surfaces to paint on i use a lot of canvas boards and this is a great cheap way of using the same kinda thing and you can use the pages as well. (you can pick up cheap books in charity/thrift shops and car boot sales.)
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
The challenge this week on Gothic Arches is to use a patch work technique by kelly Rea Roberts.
I have just read kelly Rea Roberts book Taking flight and the technique is in there i hope i have got it right. yes i know i have used my fav image again LOL im so drawn to her.
you basically collage patterned paper patch work style onto the background of your work paint over the top and remove areas to reveal the pattern underneath. you can also add images and do the same to them as in the bird at the bottom.
The challenge for this week on Arty Girlz is to use the colour combo blue and orange.
I made a mixed media piece on a canvas board.
I painted the background blue added text from an old book which i painted orange and tore around the edges to this i added the image of BOB. then with the left over pieces of text i added that to the bottom. stamped the word Paris and Eiffel tower (stamps are from katzel krafts) when everything was stuck into place I used and old credit card dripped in white paint to make the white lines then painted a piece of bubble wrap white and pressed that into the surface. lastly I melted a blue waxed crayon and dripped spots randomly all over. Its a bit different and random just like me LOL.
Posted by Crissi Harvey at 10:25
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
I covered the wood with ink added stamps from paper artsy and added the image of the little girl. then used my cropadile to put eyelets all the way round and made a hanging loop from florist wire
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
The challenge this week on Arty Girlz is to use Clip Art in your creations, if you don't have any clip art do a Google search and take your pick there lots of great clip art images on the net, OR for this challenge you can use copyright free images from other sources that you may have. As always interpret the theme as you choose we welcome all crafter's and artists to our challenges.
A4 Mixed media collage
First I dripped water colour paint from the tubes on to A4 card then used and old store card to swish the paint across the card and left it to dry, well more or less i couldnt wait and got my heat gun out and hurried the drying a bit.
I cut the lady image out from a collage sheet from http://www.aisling.net/ i love theses images and use them a lot as you may have noticed. And glued her to the card the other images were on various Cd's that i have bought from eBay i and printed and cut them out and glued them to the card also. stamped some words in black staz on, then used a brush and gesso around the images and smudged it in to blend the images into the back ground rather than them looking like there plonked on top.
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
This weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz is the colour RED as always you can create what ever you like and interpret the theme how ever you choose.
Friday, 26 September 2008
whats going on with Bloger this morning it said i had 3 comments clicked on there and i also had another6 from the 5/8/08 which is what 5 -6 weeks ago wonder why they didnt come through till now, has anyone else had this ? wonder what else has not come through hmmmmmmmmm.
Posted by Crissi Harvey at 07:22
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
This weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz is Autumn
so it may be the perfect opportunity to scrap those autumn photos or maybe you could use autumn colours such as browns, reds and golds on your creation....as usual use your own interpretation of the theme and use any format that you like, cards, Atc's, layouts, altered art, jewellery...we like to see all types of crafter's joining in with our challenges.
Here's mine An Autumn themed art journal page
I have just started an art journal and made an Autumn themed page I used paints in reds browns oranges yellow golds for Autumn colours and the image i over painted with greens,browns and added gold glimmer mists in her hair. stamped leaves and swirls in the back ground and used Gesso over the top. The scruffy writing reads.
Her name is Autumn, the leaves fall from the tree's and dance to the ground in her presence.
Everything changes as she walks natures path, browns,Golds, Reds, Yellows glisten in the morning sun. she will come every year to show her beauty as she walks natures path.
I really need to work on my writing I'm such a scruffy writer
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
ARTY GIRLZ CHALLENGE BLOG IS 1 YEAR OLD TODAY
To celebrate Arty Girlz first birthday we have put together a little prize for one of our participants to win. so pop on over to Arty Girlz and join in the Birthday challenge
The challenge is to ....create something for a Birthday so could be a card or a gift, even a layout of a birthday ~ anything you like as long as its associated with a birthday
Heres my card I used lilly kate papers the image is from crafty individuals and the flowers are silk and paper.
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Here you will find lots of images for you to use in your Art work just right click "save as" and save the image you want to your computer.
Feel free to leave comments it's nice to know they are being used and especially if you have used them on your art work, as i would love to see what you create with them .
Keep checking back as i will be adding lots more :-)
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
This weeks challenge on Arty Girlz is to take inspiration from something in your home.
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
This weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz is is 'Alter it'
Next i got some of the sea glass that we had collected on our travels rubbed guilding cream around the edges and hot glued it on to the bottle.
Then i rubbed some more guilding cream in to some more sea glass and tried to arrange it on the right hand side to look like a flower and stem, then hot glued the glass into place.
The finished Mirror
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
The challenge this week on Arty Girlz is Summer .
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Im away from tomorrow (22nd) until tues /weds of next week so appoliges if i dont comment on your blogs, i will catch up when i get back.
This week challenge over on Arty Girlz is to add shapes to your project.
This week challenge is sponsored by the very talented Andy Carolan who is a freelance designer who specialises in cartoon illustration and products for the card craft industry. Andy is proud to have produced many varied illustrations for Joanna Sheen’s popular product range.
Click the banner to visit Andy's website
Andy has also produced the fantastic Card Toonz CD Roms and has kindly provided two of them as a prize for one of our participants to win The CD's contain a collection of cartoon character toppers, backing papers and banners that will help you to celebrate any occasion in style
If you would like to purchase these fantastic CD Roms you can find them HERE
so pop on over to Arty Girlz and join in the challenge for a chance to win these fab CD Roms
Andy sent us both a CD rom to use in our examples this week ~ Thanks Andy :)
I had the card Toonz professional nuttyness cd rom. These cd roms are great fun and have lots of cute images backing papers ect. which are great for quirky fun cards for all ages.
I just printed off the images and 3d decoupaged them on the first one i used retanges as my shapes and on the second one i used scolloped circles.