Tuesday, 24 November 2015

My Documented Life - week 45

The new theme for November is 'stamps and masks'. So, for the first week we were charged to use stencils on our pages. Here's my finished spread.

Saturday, 21 November 2015


A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'Love This' by Captivated Visions

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Paint and Collage

This is one of those pages where I was using up scraps; paint from other projects topped with scraps of paper, which I had punched out and sewn together. Voila!

Monday, 16 November 2015

Three Cards

For the first two cards I used Paper Artsy JoFY flower stamps, and for the third I used Tim Holtz stamps.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Something to Aim For

The photo on this page is a picture of one of my early collages. I built up the background around it.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

My Documented Life - week 44

Still on the theme of translucent papers, the challenge this week was to use tea-bags or similar. I prepared my background with stamping, acrylic paint, gesso and spray inks. I then stamped images onto my tea-bags and used matte medium to fix them to my page. As matte medium is wet, the tea-bags picked up the colours of the spray ink. I added various marks using water-soluble oil pastels to complete my spread..

Thursday, 5 November 2015

The World is a Better Place ...

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'A Better Place' by Captivated Visions and Basic Designs @ Sweet Shoppe

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Happy or Scary?

Perhaps I should have posted this journal page on Halloween, as those faces turned out rather scary!!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Playing in my art journal

Paint, stencils, mark-making ... with a bit of tape thrown in!

Friday, 30 October 2015

My Documented Life - week 43

The challenge this week was to use glassine paper. Jeanette House was the guest artist and I took her pages as my inspiration. I didn't have any clear glassine paper so I used tracing paper instead. I did however have some brown glassine paper, so I crumpled it and coloured it with spray inks, tore it up and added the pieces to the left-hand page.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Let Go of Fear

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements are from 'Be Fearless' by Angie Young @ SBG

Monday, 26 October 2015

Count Your Blessings

Paint, stencils and a bit of collage thrown in.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Playing with Inks!

Although I use my inks quite a lot, I tend to just drip them down pages. So I thought it was time to experiment. This time, I used the droppers to create patterns, spirals, on the page. it was great to see how the inks interacted when they over lapped. I nearly applied some more layers, but decided to resist the temptation on this occasion and just added the words.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

My Documented Life - week 42

The challenge for this week was to use vellum. I found this one hard! I decorated some vellum using a stencil. I then created the background - a layer of green acrylic paint under a layer of purple. Once it was dry, I stuck on the vellum and added other elements and marks. It reminds me of toothpaste. Not quite what I intended ....

Some of my art