Saturday, 31 December 2011

Wishes for the New Year

Credits: overlay by Studio Manu; all other elements from 'What Rapture by T Baxter (both @ SBG)

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Being Me

Credits: all elements from 'Being Me' by T Baxter & Rosey Posey @ SBG

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

So many mysteries ...

Credits: word art by l M Favreau @ Cat Scrap; all other elements from 'Violet' By R McMeen @ SBG

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Happy Christmas

Credits: snowy background by Cryztal Rain @ Deviant Scrap; other elements from 'Favorite Things - Christ Child' by T Baxter @ SBG

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Two Christmas windows!


Credits: elements for both pieces from 'Scrooge' by B Rimmer @ Deviant Scrap

Friday, 23 December 2011

A Christmas Carol

Credits: all elements from 'Scrooge' by B Rimmer @ Deviant Scrap

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

A Vintage Christmas

Credits: all elements from 'Scrooge' by B Rimmer @ Deviant Scrap

Monday, 19 December 2011

Am I ready?


The background of this page was coloured with Distress Stains. I then stuck on the various elements and borders by Crowabout (@ Deviant Scrap). Lastly, I added the journalling.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Shelter 3

Credits: all elements by Crowabout (from various kits) @ Deviant Scrap

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Shelter 2

Credits: all elements by T Baxter & B Datema (Art journal caravan 50) @ SBG

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Shelter 1

This post and the following two all have the same theme - shelter.

Credits: all elements by T Baxter & B Datema (Art journal caravan 50) @ SBG

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Just unique

Here is a journal page I created yesterday. I used Distress Stains to create the background. The dark areas are decorated glassine paper. I added some stamping in the two exposed corners and used various pens for the journalling and other decorative elements.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Born to stand out ...

I felt the need for some warm colours ...

Credits: borders and word by Crowabout @ Deviant Scrap; all other elements from 'Color Splash', a Deviant Scrap collaborative kit

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Sunday Postcard Art

This week the theme is poinsettias.

Credits: all elements from various kits by Studio Manu @ SBG

A winter wonderland ....

... it's getting colder!

Credits: overlay by Flergs @ SBG; all other elements from 'Winter Serenade' by Cryztal Rain @ Deviant Scrap

Friday, 9 December 2011

Christmas tags

These tags started out as two sheets of watercolour paper that I sprayed with paint and Glimmer Mists. I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark and rubbed Pan Pastels over them. I then die cut the paper into tags and added the decorations.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Learn to grow

I had fun with this journal page; make of it what you will!


The background is soft pastels. I stuck on the two men and coloured them, and then added the stars - spray paint through a stencil. Lastly came the clapperboard and words. I sprayed the picture with a fixative and then outlined all the elements.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

At last ....

... I have had time to play in my journal and this what happened:


The page started with some Glimmer Mist and stencils and then I collage on a few bit of scrap paper. Then came the picture followed by the stamping. To finish it off I used some Inka Gold in copper and green.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Flowers

Here are some bright flowers to cheer a dull day!

Credits: elements from 'Tangled' by Sherrie Drummond @ SBG; overlay by V LIm

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Ocean

Writing an essay is a painful process, for me at least, and sometimes it can feel that I am near drowning. Today, however, it finally feels as though it is taking shape. I may not have my head above water yet, but I am at least swimming!

Credits: all elements from T Baxter's kit 'Princess with sea green hair' @ SBG

Monday, 28 November 2011

Being Human!

Perhaps this is what happens when there is too much work and too much studying to do!

Credits: all elements from R McMeen's 'Displaced Angels' kit @ SBG

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Unexpressed hope

I am not getting much time to delve into my art art and craft stash and create at the moment, as I have an assignment deadline looming. So, at the moment, any creating I do has to be digital. Here's my latest piece:

Credits: All elements from R McMeen's @Displaced Angels' kit @ SBG

Friday, 25 November 2011

Meek and quirky

Sometimes it's just fun having a play and seeing what one ends up with ...

Credits: overlay by V Lim; all other elements from 'Violet' by R McMeen '@ SBG

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Remember that sad pair I used in my art journal last week? Well here they are again, in a digital piece this time.

Credits: elements from 'Mischief' by T Baxter & S Drummond @ SBG; overlay by V Lim

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Colourful convict!

This is a piece that I coloured digitally but tried to make it look as if it was hand done. you can let me know whether it worked!

Credits: convict by Sherrie J Drummond, now @ SBG

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

... and yet more colour

Credits: all elements from 'Creative Felicity' by T Baxter & J Kneipp @ SBG

Monday, 21 November 2011

Imagination

Now the days are getting shorter and and darker, I've been having a play with colour.

Credits: all elements from 'Creative Felicity' by T Baxter & J Kneipp @ SBG

Sunday, 20 November 2011

You've been framed

That's the challenge from Sunday Postcard Art this week and this is my digital contribution.

Credits: all elements from T Baxter & J Kneipp's 'Creative Felicity' kit @ SBG

The quote in the background, by Thomas A. Buckner, reads, “To bring one's self to a frame of mind and to the proper energy to accomplish things that require plain hard work continuously is the one big battle that everyone has. When this battle is won for all time, then everything is easy.” I think I need to remember this when I'm trying to study!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

The sad siblings!

I hope you enjoy this tongue-in-cheek journal page!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Those were the days

I created this journal page by first painting a layer of green acrylic paint as the background. I then stuck on the picture of the lady's face and  applied some stencilling in various colours around it. I masked the face and sprayed on black paint. For the final stage, I added some extra colour using oil pastels. I used a white gel pen to add the words.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Dancing in the rain

Another digital, weather inspired piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Blown away' by Finecrafted Designs @ Deviant Scrap

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Adversity

The weather is changing and becoming greyer and more unsettled, and so this was the inspiration for this digital piece. (Click on the picture to see it properly.)

Credits: all elements from 'Blown away' by Finecrafted Designs @ Deviant Scrap.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Studying - a journal page

I am currently studying for a post-graduate certificate and sometimes I find trying to study quite frustrating, particularly if the ideas aren't forming in my head. I let out some of my frustrations on this journal page! You can probably tell that I am developing my illegible writing. Fortunately, I have type my university assignments!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Remembrance Sunday

... and so it is appropriate that the theme at Sunday Postcard Art this week is poppies. This is my digital postcard.

Credits: the Poppies are by Studio Manu in her 'Travel around the world 2' kit @ SBG

Saturday, 12 November 2011

A digital journal page

Credits: all elements from 'Creative Felicity' by T Baxter & J Kneipp @ SBG

Friday, 11 November 2011

Two more journal pages inspired by Dina Wakley

Dina taught us to make use of complementary colours (blue and orange in this case), and white space. I have also tried to make my hand writing freer. It's not quite illegible yet, but it's getting there! Dina deliberately uses this as a technique so that others cannot read what she has written.


Thursday, 10 November 2011

Birds - inspired by Dina Wakley

When I attended the class at LB Crafts with Dina Wakley she was kind enough to show us some of the journals she had completed. It was fabulous to see them in real life and I was particularly taken by one she had done featuring birds, so I thought I would try my own version. Here it is!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Windows

It's been a little while since I joined the Three Muses, but I couldn't resist this one!

Credits: the window - my own photo; view through the window (obscured) - Finecrafted Designs @ Deviant Scrap; overlays by V Lim

Another Lynne Perrella inspired piece

Monday, 7 November 2011

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Bonfire night

I created this page by applying dark purple acrylic paint as the background and then, once dry, loading cocktail sticks with paint and dragging them across the page.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Exuberant tag 1

I used the images I created with the Lynne Perrella stamps to make some tags. here is the first one. The background is stripes of water-soluble pastels overlaid with acrylic paint applied through a stencil.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Lynne Perrella stamps

Paper Artsy have released some new stamps designed by Lynne Perrella. Now I have had a chance to play with mine I am really pleased with them. I used ultra smooth card (a tip I learned from Dina Wakley) and stamped on it with black StazOn ink. They looked like they had been printed! I then coloured them; some with water-soluble oil pastels and some with ProMarkers. Little pieces of exuberance!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Halloween journal page

I actually created this page last year, but wasn't quick enough to post it on my blog, so here it is now! The stamps are by Stampotique.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Mysterious 3

Credits: elements from various kits of T Baxter's @ SBG

Some of my art