Wednesday, 10 February 2016

An Ordinary Moment

An art journal page using acrylic paints and some collage.

Monday, 8 February 2016


The theme for week 6 of Wanderlust was 'tangled journalling'. I hadn't tried Zentangles before, but decided to give it a go. It is quite time consuming, but I am pleased with my finished pieces.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Enjoy the Moment

This is a simple journal page, with acrylic paint and stamping, but I like the way it turned out!

Wednesday, 3 February 2016


A fun digital collage!

Credits: frame from 'Assimilations 2' by T Baxter; all other elements from 'Mega Art Journaling' by Crowabout Studios

Monday, 1 February 2016


Teresa McFayden challenged us to paint a still life picture for week 4 of Wanderlust.
This is what I chose to paint:

And this is my (probably) finished painting. You can see I have exercised a bit of artistic licence.

Saturday, 30 January 2016


To create this page, I first painted random blocks of acrylic paint onto my page. I then went over them with a wash of Titanium Buff paint to blend them a little.  I used inks to draw the two large circles and added water to them to encourage them to run.To finish I added various markings and some Washi tape to embellish.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016


Week three of Wanderlust was about composition. I think perhaps I should have swapped my spirals around, but I quite like it for the first attempt at a composition that is unusual for me.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Winter Wishes

A digital Collage, using one of my own master-boards of birds and flowers.

Credits: all other elements from 'Shine Bright' by Captivated Visions & Basic Designs @ Sweet Shoppe

Saturday, 23 January 2016


The guest artist for week 2 of Wanderlust was Kate Crane. I had fun replicating some of her techniques in my journal. Here are the two pages I created.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Enjoy the Little Things

A digital scrapbook page of some of my holiday photos, taken whilst we were in New York.

Credits: all elements (except photos) from 'Enjoy the Little Things' by Captivated Visions @ Sweet Shoppe

Monday, 18 January 2016


This year, I decided not to join the Documented Life Project as, although I've thoroughly enjoyed over the past two years, I felt I needed a change. So instead, needing some source of learning and inspiration I have joined Wanderlust by Everything Art. This is my journal spread from the first week.

Click on the picture to see more of the detail.

Sunday, 17 January 2016


A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'Enjoy the little Things' by Captivated Visions at Sweet Shoppe

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Alway Believe in Yourself

A digital collage.

Credits: words by Dawn Inskip @ SBG; all other elements by Captivated Visions @ Sweet Shoppe

Monday, 11 January 2016

New Beginnings ...

... are often disguised as painful endings.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

My Documented Life - weeks 51 & 52

The challenge for the penultimate week was 'hidden journalling'. My journalling is very hidden, as I created a spread with journalling as its base, but then really hated the pages! So I added tracing  paper on top of the pages, so that my background only peeked through. I added the paint drips and the tags as focal points.

The challenge for the last week of My Documented Life was storytelling. I wrote about the past year and then covered it with paint, collage and stamping.

I feel I somewhat lost my mojo for the last two weeks of the project, but was glad I managed to actually complete it. Now, I look forward to a new year of creativity.

Some of my art