Saturday, 21 July 2018

Bible verse Index Cards M, N and O

I have done three more Bible verse Index cards - actually I did them last week, but forgot to post them :)

See you soon x

Friday, 20 July 2018

Colour book, Free on Friday 20 July 2018

A warm welcome to Free on Friday here at Crafting With Jack and a special welcome to my new followers.  I bought a gardening book at a charity shop the other day and it wasn't for gardening purposes :)  I decided to make a chart of my colouring pencils and my acrylic paints and also my watercolour paints, but not got that far.  I was using my colouring pencils and I used a brown which spoiled the drawing completely as it was too orange.  I did try to go over it, but wasn't happy.  So I thought I need a reminder of my colours.  On these pages I have noted make of pencil (if it wasn't Crayola) and name.  Not the best of paper to colour on and I probable should have used white paper and stuck it in.

I did the same with my acrylics.  Up to now I have simple gone by colour, but I noticed that some of my new paints were opaque, or transparent.  So I made a note of that and their numbers.

I also have some gel and texture gel that I hadn't tried before.  The medium gel was great as a glue for sticking the napkin piece and did not seem to make the ink run on the words below.  I tried the iridescent gel and a coarse texture gel.

Now as you know I have been the Index Card a Day challenge and today I did a collage and paint background, there are 12 cards underneath this, which I have now separated and trimmed to be worked on some more.

With everything else going on July seems to be slipping by, so I am a bit behind.

My lovely husband bought me a new camera and I have been trying it out.  I know you have nothing to compare it with, but the pictures are lovely and sharp compared to my last camera.  I even took this picture of a running rabbit - not so sharp I know, but I was still pleased with it.

Now for your free flower cards, I am planning something different for next week.  I hope you have been enjoying these.

Have a great weekend what ever you are doing, don't forget to say hello x

Wednesday, 18 July 2018


This is a hybrid project, the background is an index card with acrylic paints, I drew the merpuppies and coloured them digitally - which took me all evening as I struggled to get them "right".  I am entering this in the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge - Wags and Whiskers! and also in the Crafts Dreamy challenge.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Free on Friday plus playing with ink and paint.

 I have spent several days trying to get something specific from alcohol inks.  I used glossy photo card and last year I got some good results, but this year I threw quite a few away before I checked on my information on my last play!  I was using the wrong side!  I should have been using the back of the cards - oh well.  Things got better after that, but I find alcohol inks so unpredictable.  I am guessing that practise makes perfect, but I think I will use non photo card next time.

I also had a play at making backgrounds with acrylic paints with my index cards.  These are just a few of them.  I did these by spreading paint on a card and then lifting it off with the index cards.

Today I have another flower card for you, there is one more to come in this set.  Would you like birds next or butterflies?  Or perhaps more flowers?

Wishing you a great weekend, see you soon x

Friday, 6 July 2018

Free on Friday and a new card

The card above is being entered in Crafts Dreamy Challenge  and also in the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge

Here are today's free cards:

I do like the second one, I like the little ducks at the bottom :)

Index cards

This is the second month of the Index card a day challenge.  These are I-L of my ABC Bible verse index cards.

This one has flowers, butterflies and parts of the background cut from printed pages.  I am entering this one in Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge - Scales or Wings.

The one below is entered in Crafts Dreamy Challenge

The backgrounds of these two are watercolour,  and the toadstools were cut from a printed page.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Free on Friday 29 June 2018

Welcome to Free on Friday here at Crafting With Jack.  We certainly have had some warm days this week.  The dogs have been enjoying woodland walks where it is cooler and splashing in streams, all except Red who doesn't like getting her feet wet!   We went shopping this morning and I bought a dress - anyone else hold their tummies in when trying on clothes :)  Sadly we didn't find a craft shop, but my husband thinks I have enough already :)

I have some more flower cards for you today, once again in two versions.

See you soon x