Sunday, 21 October 2018

It will be OK

I created this digital piece using an Artified Template by Captivated Visions.

Thursday, 18 October 2018


I shall probably use these pieces as card toppers. The backgrounds were created by brayering on layers of paint and then using stamps and stencils. The focal pictures and sentiments were created in a similar way in contrasting colours.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Paint Pouring

Paint pouring seems to be in fashion at the moment. I've poured Pebeo paints before but I've never tried it with using acrylic paints and pouring medium. So a friend and I decided to have a go. Here are my small canvases. I used three parts medium to one part paint (approximately).

Here I just poured the paint and just kept tilting the canvas until I was happy.

For the second canvas I added more paint, so it was thicker, and played with the paint using a stick.

For the third canvas I used an old fork to create the edges and a little marbling.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Wheat Field

This page started out as just experimenting with Distress Oxide inks stamped onto an acrylic background, but I love how it turned out.

Monday, 8 October 2018


Well I guess Autumn is definitely here, now. So I created an autumnal this digi piece.

Credits: fame by N Rowe Janitz; all other elements from 'Thankful Heart' by T Baxter & S J Drummond

Friday, 5 October 2018


August seems a long time ago now, but at least I've had a chance to dabble in my art journal. I actually retired at the beginning of August, hence the 'home together' tabs, but somehow I find that I'm still working, so I'm not sure how that works!!

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Salvaged Journal

Oh dear, this week seems to have slipped by very quickly!
I have created a few more pages in my Salvaged Journal though, so here they are.


Sunday, 23 September 2018

There is Always Hope

A digital piece. (Click on the image to see it in more detail.)

Credits: smudged frame by N Rowe Janitz; all other elements from 'Believe in Beautiful' by Captivated Visions

Thursday, 20 September 2018


Here are a couple more tags that I created using Distress Oxide Inks. I like the fact that you can smudge the ink whilst still keeping the image.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Be Joyful!

I haven't done anything in my art journal for ages, so I thought it was time I got it out again. This page is a mixture of collage, using tissue paper that I have previously decorated, and stamping.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Distress Oxide Inks

I bought some Distress Oxide inks a while ago but hadn't really used them until now. They are a bit different as they are a mixture of both pigment and dye inks. This means it is possible to smudge the image without losing the original design (less effective on gesso, though). I decided to have a play.

Here is my first play:

I then decided to have another go, on the back of this tag (don't know why I haven't done this before!).

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Little Things

A digital collage.

Credits: the elements come from various kits by Rachel Jefferies aka Captivated Visions

Friday, 7 September 2018

I had some fun creating these painty tags (inspired by Dina Wakley). Which one do you like best? I think the second is my favourite.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018


Another piece of cardboard, this time using Distress Inks and Brushos for the background. The stamps are from Visible Image. I did have to go over them with black pen, as they didn't come out very well due to the corrugations.

Saturday, 1 September 2018


I had a bit of fun using up an old piece of corrugated cardboard. I covered it in gesso, and then created a background using Distress Oxide inks. I then stamped the images (Paper Artsy) and coloured them using watercolour pens. What do you think of these cute creatures?

Some of my art