About Moi

I was born in June 1981, I'm a hearing impaired paper-crafter who loves all things crafty. I sew, although I'm still very much a novice at sewing. I bake and cook hopefully all kinds of delicious treats. I have a huge passion for photography and the camera {yes I'm old school I still use an actual camera} is never far from me. I also love creative writing from making up sentiments/verses for my cards and other paper-craft projects to penning some fiction. I am an avid reader and I may even throw in some book reviews on here too!

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Movie

Welcome to a new Challenge at International Art and Soul this fortnight is an easy one to get you started.  This one is Movies.  Unfortunately I am struggling with the incentive when it comes to cards and I just cannot face the stress, especially as I'm not a natural card maker.  I've made an art journal page.

I have used:

Brushos {for the grass}
Distress oxides {for the sky}
Dylusions paint pens and glitter {for the clouds}
Wow copper embossing powder {for the quote }
Bumbleberry Paper Crafts Wild About You stamps, this is a new company for me and their service is exemplary.  I highly recommend them and the quality of their stamps.

My quote reads "If you allow it you can be happy anywhere" ⒸSallie Baker 2018


I have chosen the film "We Bought a Zoo".  Or at least I think it was a film as well as a book.




Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Animal

Over at Ikes World Challenges the theme this month is Animals.  The challenge is open to everyone and if you prefer you can dip your toes in with anything goes. Ike always does a stunning a freebie and of course you can purchase her images at Ikes Art.

Keeping with the intention at the end of the last year to only make cards using methods I enjoy I have used brushos for the background.  I sprayed the watercolour card with water and various colours of burshos. I left it to dry naturally because that intensifies the colours.  Then I added a quote as if I was making an art journal page.  The quote is written by me and reads "An animals spirit shines as bright as a starburst". ⒸSallie Baker 2018



Sunday, 13 January 2019

Fridge Magnets

Yup another one and I should warn you there could be a fair few more as I am loving making these.  Yet again I have used an Ikes Art image for the magnet


Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Fridge Magnets

During the hassle with a broken fridge freezer some of my larger magnets were broken so I've been colouring up so to replace them.  This one is my favourite, I've used Derwent pencils to colour the lake image and quote.



Sunday, 6 January 2019

Cats and Dogs

Welcome to a new year at International Art and Soul the challenge this fortnight is an easy one to get you started.  This one is Cats and Dogs.  Unfortunately I am struggling with the incentive when it comes to cards and I just cannot face the stress, especially as I'm not a natural card maker.  I've made a friend some coasters for mugs/glasses or they can be hung to make decorations.



Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Fridge Magnet Library

I am making fridge magnets again, I love how they brighten the kitchen and add a touch of home made individuality to the room.  I also want to take this opportunity it explain why I use so many of Ikes Art Images.  It's not because I have to but mostly because they are what I need for what I am doing.  It's not just that though, if I'm stuck for inspiration at any point I flip over to the store and come away with far more ideas than I need or can deal with.  This library image not only inspired me but it really is me I could read constantly and not realise the time.