Sunday, 21 December 2014

Art Journal Caravan - weeks 48 & 49

The prompt I used for week 48 was to use one of my photos. I chose one of the poppy installation at the Tower of London, a very powerful art work. Not sure how much I like my piece, but here it is:

Credits: split canvas by Cryztal Rain @ Deviant Scrap; other elements from AJC14 November kit @ T Baxter & Co.

The prompt for week 49 was about how we measure our lives.

Credits: all elements from AJC14 December kit @ T Baxter & Co.

Friday, 19 December 2014

It's not who you are ...

... that holds you back, it's who you think you are not.

A wall decoration made from PaperArtsy Fresco paints and various stamps.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Art Journal Caravan - weeks 46 & 47

Week 46 was about seeing more clearly what is within us and around us.

Credits: elements from AJC14 Sept and November kits @ T Baxter & Co.

Week 47 was about possibilities.
Credits: Church: my own picture; all other elements from various AJC14 kits @ T Baxter & Co.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Quiet moments ..

At this time of year it is nice to grab some quiet moments, particularly if not everything is making sense!

Credits: all elements from the Art District kits @ T Baxter & Co.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The most novel experience

This is a little piece I created on a cardboard oblong. I used acrylic paint and stencils to create the background, stuck on the image of the lady (stamped on tissue paper) onto the background and added the border stamps.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop led by Anne Dabrowska, aka Finnabair. It was a great afternoon and this is what I came home with, a 20 x 20cm canvas full of texture, colour and embellishment. The picture is of me when I was about twelve.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Art Journal Caravan - week 45

This month (November, I'm behind!), AJC is centred around love, grace and gratitude.

Credits: all elements from November AJC14 kit at T Baxter &Co.

Friday, 5 December 2014


The background of this page is both Spray Ink, stamped from a stencil, and acrylic paint, all left over from other projects. As are the stamps. I added the dots to the black tag and then attached the face to it, having sprayed ink through a stencil and then cut it out.I like the contrast of the black tag against the coloured background.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

It's all about perspective ...

A digital piece.

Credits: background & border by Captivated Visions; persist quote by Ztampf, both @ SBG; girl, doodles (altered) & 'perspective'  by R McMeen @ T Baxter & Co.

Monday, 1 December 2014

My Documented Life - week 44

The prompt for week 44 was to 'incorporate leaves onto your page in a creative way'. I used real leaves and painted them. They may not last the course, as they are quite brittle now, but I like how they look.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

My Documented Life - week 43

I'm playing catch up again! The prompt for week 43 was to 'sketch what you see right now'. Well in our house I am surrounded by books.... I didn't attempt to sketch them, but took a sketch-like picture on my phone and then added the book wrapping paper.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Two Tags

Although these tags look quite different, I made them in the same way. For the background I used Distress Spray Stains and stencils. I then stamped the ladies onto card, coloured them and stuck them to the tags. To  them I added the tape, rub-ons and bows. The second is my favourite. What about you?

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Art Journal Caravan - week 44

The prompt for this digital piece was 'vitality'.

Credits: all elements from AJC14 November kit @  T Baxter & Co.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Some of my art