Friday, 21 October 2016


A digital piece, using one of my own photos.

Credits: elements from 'Aquarelle'  by Captivated Visions @ Sweet Shoppe

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Pastels & Graphite

This week at Wanderlust, Rachel Urista showed us how she used pastels and graphite with acrylic paint in her work. Well, I have several sticks of soft pastels and graphite knocking around and, on the whole, I don't use them. So this was a very good exercise for me. Here are the end results. What do you think?

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Another Acrylic ATC

Here's the front:

And the back:

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Abstract Expressionism

Last week I went to the Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Royal Academy. As well as thoroughly enjoying (most of) what I saw, I learnt a lot and came across artists I had not previously heard of.

Well, of course, once I was home, I had to have a go at creating my own abstract pieces. I'm not sure how successful they are, but I enjoyed doing them!

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Acrylic ATCs

Whilst at the crafting show at Ally Pally recently, I saw Helen Chilton and Lynn Hatwell decorate acrylic ATCs. So, of course, I decided to have a go. here are my first ones. Others will follow.

Apologies that the pictures are not great. I find it really hard to take pictures of shiny things!

Thursday, 6 October 2016


A digital collage; deliberately sunny to remind me of the lovely summer we had.

Credits: frame by K Lewis; all other elements from 'Faith is' by Rosey Posey & Studio Wendy @ SBG

Monday, 3 October 2016

Whimsical People

Leslie Wood was guest artist at Wanderlust this week and I thoroughly enjoyed her lesson.

Here are my creations:

Saturday, 1 October 2016


A simple journal page with paints and inks.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Sweet Life!

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'Aquarelle' by Captivated Visions @ Sweet Shoppe

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Bag Party!

Last week, Roben-Marie Smith was the guest artist at Wanderlust. She showed us how to make a folder from a paper carrier bag.  I love all the painty layers!

Here is my folder closed:


And the back:
Now I just have to decide what to put in it!

Thursday, 22 September 2016


I was fortunate enough to be able to do a second 'Make & Take' at the Crafting Show, this time with 'That's Crafty'. This was a more complicated project and so I ended up finishing it at home.

This is the front:

And here is the back:

Monday, 19 September 2016

Wooden Plaque

On Saturday I went to the 'Crafting at Ally Pally' show. PaperArtsy was there as usual, but this time I was fortunate enough to do one of their 'Make & Takes'. We decorated a wooden plaque using Fresco Paints, PaperArtsy stamps and adhesive rub-ons with foil, all in about 35 minutes! Here is the finished product.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Nathalie Kalbach  was the guest artist at Wanderlust recently. This is my journal page based on her lesson.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

A Whimsical Face

As the previous two, this face was also created using  water-soluble oil pastels, a Stabilo All pencil and a water-brush.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Tiny ...

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Lakeside' bu Captivated Visions @ Sweet Shoppe

Some of my art