Friday, 31 December 2010

Itineraries 51 & 52

Well, as it's the last day of the year I thought I had better post my last two Art Journal Caravan pieces. I have just returned from visiting family so I haven't had time to create mixed media pages for the last two weeks, but here are my digital pages.

Credits: T Baxter & A Sexton @ SBG; overlay by Flergs @ SBG

Credits: T Baxter & A Sexton @ SBG

Monday, 27 December 2010

Abstract art

I created this piece by pasting some tin foil onto a piece of foam-board and then drawing some patterns into it. I then used acylic and metallic paints to decorate it.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Santa plaque

Happy Boxing Day, everyone!

Well, I hope Santa visited and brought you something nice!

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Happy Christmas!

Credits: Nativity scene - Dover; greeting - Pringle Hill.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Memory box

I finished this a couple of weeks ago, but I hadn't been able to take a photo of it until now because the light has been so poor!

It started out as a plain brown papier mache box, 12 x 12 inches.

I started by gluing crumpled brown paper onto the lid, to give some texture. I primed the entire box with gesso and then painted it with acrylic paint. Then it started getting interesting, first adding the collage and then using various colours of acrylic and metallic paints to give it a shabby chic look. To finish I added the picture and lined the inside base. Hope you like it!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Wintry pages

Credits: journal & words from 'Snowfall' by Rosey Posey @ SBG; scene & penguin from 'Winter Serenade' by Totally Wild Dezinez @ Deviant Scrap

Credits: All elements from 'Snowfall' by Rosey Posey @ SBG

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Sunday, 19 December 2010


This is my digital piece for Sunday Postcard Art this week.

Credits: trees - Totally Wild Dezinez @ Deviant Scrap; Santa - Dover; greeting - Pringle Hill; background - Sherrie JD @ Deviant Scrap

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Art Journal Caravan 50

Well, I can't believe there are only two weeks to go! Here are my two, very different, pieces for week fifty (a little late), firstly mixed media and then digital.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Metal postcard

Here is a postcard I made for a swap.

I started by colouring and stamping the postcard and adding the tape down the right-hand side. I then embossed the metal by running it through my Cuttlebug with a Ten Seconds Studio mould. I tore it across the middle, attached it to the postcard and then tidied the edges by running a patterned wheel tool over them. The butterflies were made by sticking the metal to card and then die-cutting and embossing them. Colour was added to both the butterflies and the sheet of metal by lightly swiping over the raised surfaces with alcohol ink. This removed the coloured surface and added the greeny turquoise colours. To finish, I made a hole in the top left-hand corner, attached an eyelet and threaded ribbon through it.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The odd couple

A tongue-in-cheek digital collage for The Three Muses who wanted us to portray an odd couple. Can you imagine these two running an amusement arcade?!!

Credits: all elements from Junk Yard by Sherrie JD @ Deviant Scrap; overlay from V Lim

Monday, 13 December 2010

Take a Word 7

Childhood is the word this week and I have created a digital autumnal piece (a bit out of season, I know!) of children playing with leaves. As a child I always used to enjoy walking through piles of dropped leaves and kicking them up (and occasionally still do!).

Blowing in the Wind kit by Studio Berna & Scrappie Irene @ SBG

Sunday, 12 December 2010


This is my contribution to Sunday Postcard Art this week.

Credits: Trees - Totally Wild Dezinez @ Deviant Scrap; background & icicles - Rosey Posey @ SBG

Friday, 10 December 2010

Itinerary 49

This week we were given the challenge to make our pages in the shape of a gothic arch. The prompt was 'nurture'. First, my mixed media page.

And now my digital one.

Credits: T Baxter & A Sexton @ SBG

Wednesday, 8 December 2010


Credits: flowers from 'Fieldnotes' by T Baxter @ SBG

This is my piece for the Three Muses this week. Hope you like it!

Monday, 6 December 2010

Take a Word 6

Mail is the word this week and I have made a piece of mail art. I started off with an acrylic background that I made a while ago. I then applied some digital filters and printed it out onto sticky labels. I stuck three of these labels onto a plain postcard and outlined them in black and finished it by signing it.

Sunday, 5 December 2010


That's what Sunday Postcard Art wants us to focus on this week. Here is my digital piece.

Credits: girl & frame - Ruby Rynne; words - Totally Wild Dezinez @ Deviant Scrap

Mabel looked as though butter wouldn't melt in her mouth, but she was actually very naughty and kept throwing her toys away, except for her doll, her rubber duck and a couple of dice.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Itinerary 48

As you will see, the prompts from Srt Journal Caravan this week were about blue moons and gazing. First my mixed media piece, for which I used an acrylic background and then soft pastels, water-soluble pastels and pens.

Now for my digital piece.

Credits: T Baxter & A Sexton @ SBG

Thursday, 2 December 2010

ACF 98

For their last challenge of the year Art Creations Friday have supplied this background.

I have used two copies in my piece, but changed them rather substantially by applying various filters. The background creates the lovely texture in my background.

Credits: elements - Blowing in the Wind kit by Berna & Scrappie Irene @ SBG; overlay - V Lim

Wednesday, 1 December 2010


When The Three Muses announced the theme this week as movies I was stumped as I don't have any elements directly related to films, but then I started thinking! One of my favourite films is Roman Holiday, featuring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. She is a Princess who 'escapes' for a day and has a lot of fun doing normal touristy things. So I decided to go for a piece with a flavour of happy memories in Rome. Hope this suits!

Credits: Travel around the World kit by Studio Manu @ SBG

Tuesday, 30 November 2010


Well, it is snowing in London today so here is a wintry, digital piece to look at.

Credits: Discovering love by Emeto Designs @ Deviant Scrap; Overlay - V Lim

Monday, 29 November 2010

I wish it were summer!

Well, what's wrong with a bit of wishful thinking? Particularly when it is due to snow tonight!

I made this shadow box by reversing a deep canvas, painting it and framing it with Tim Holtz tape, attaching the background paper (from DCWV) and then adding the embellishments. The moths and and flowers were all made using Paper Artsy dies and stamps. I coloured the inside of the little bottle with alcohol ink and rolled up the paper to put inside it and, lastly, added the letters at the top.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Take a Word 5

Home is the theme this week and I decided to create a journal page.

I started by creating a digital piece using elements from Tangie Baxter's & Roben-Marie Smith's Art Stomp kit (at SBG). I then printed it onto labels and stuck some of the labels onto my journal page. I used water-soluble oil pastels and pencils to fill the gaps and make a coherent whole.


Fatma is guest artist at Sunday Postcard Art this week and she has chosen 'wishlist' as her topic. I wasn't quite sure initially how to interpret this, but I had a play around and created this.

Credits: Studio Maya for the list & R McMeen for the other elements. Both @ SBG

Friday, 26 November 2010

Art Creations Friday 97

This week ACF have given us this picture of a bride to play with.

This is what I did with her. Double-click on her bouquet to see the details.

Credits: Words - Studio Manu @ SBG; background from R McMeen's Minte, @ SBG; butterflies - TotallyWildDezinez @ Deviant Scrap

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Moleskine journal

I hadn't worked in my Moleskine for a little while, so I decided it was time to go back to it.

This first page I created using a napkin as a background.

The second page I created for a challenge at Roses On My Table, which was opposites. I started by dripping ink onto one side of the page and then closing the book to get a mirror image. I split the page diagonally and painted one side white and the other black, and then added more paint through sequin waste. Then came the words and the red paint and arrows to liven the page up.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Shoes ... or rather boots

Well, it's Wednesday again and The Three Muses have given us the theme of shoes. I interpreted this loosely to mean boots as well!

Credits: Background & boots - B Kerr @ SBG; skeleton & words - T Baxter @ SBG; overlay - V Lim


Two journal pages.

Credits: The ladies are from Fine Crafted Designs @ Deviant Scrap

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Itinerary 47

The instruction from Art Journal Caravan this week is to try something new. So I experimented!

For my mixed media piece I decided to try having a big border with a central image and writing around that image, as I haven't done this before. This is the end result.

I don't think I am very girlie, so my experiment with my digital piece was to try and be girlie! You can let me know whether you think I succeeded.

Credits: T Baxter & A Sexton @ SBG

Collage pages

Here are six pages I made using double-sided paper with printed transparencies attached to one side. Various elements were collaged onto both sides of each page using stitching, glue and staples. I have put the pages in order so that you can see the effects of the sewing on both sides of each of the three pages.