Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Another cinematic piece!

This digital collage was created to represent the end of the era of silent film. Hope you like it!

Credits: dates by Cryztal Rain, all other elements from Marta van Eck, both @ Digital Scrap

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The Director's Chair

Credits: All elements are from 'Silence is Golden' by Marta van Eck @ Deviant Scrap

Monday, 29 August 2011

Today ...

... is the first day of the rest of your life. This is my offering for 'Take a Word' this week, where the theme is time.

Credits: Woman from Finecrafted designs; overlay from Altered Emporium, both @ Deviant Scrap; clock from Studio Manu @ SBG.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Animal kingdom

This is my piece for Sunday Postcard Art this week. Double-click on it to see it at its best.

Credits: 'Jungle Salvage' by T Baxter & M DeCrow @ SBG

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Mail art

I can post this now (excuse the pun!) as my sister received it this morning.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Little bits of loveliness!

These backgrounds were made using Tim Holtz's Kraft Resist paper. I first painted it with gesso, and once this was dry used Distress stains to add the colour. To some I added some stampng, also using Distress Stain to give a water-colour look. So simple and yet so effective!

Monday, 22 August 2011

The colours of summer

Credits: Deviant Scrap kit for Stampington

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Da Vinci

That's the wonderful theme given us this week by Sunday Postcard Art. My piece features a self-portrait and a quote from da Vinci. Double-click on it if you want to make it bigger.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

An artist

Credits: elements from kits by P Kesselring & Cryztal Rain, both @ Deviant Scrap

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Painted canvas

I created this canvas by painting several layers of acrylic paint; firstly, starting with layers of yellow, orange and red, and then adding the turquoise and yet more yellow and orange. I used various stencils and stamps to create extra interest and depth. The figures are image transfers created from photos of mine that I took of icons in Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. The words were added using rub-on letters before the final glazing layer.

Monday, 15 August 2011


I chose the sun for my piece for Take a Word this week. When you've read the quote you can decide which of the two options I have achieved; I would say the former, but I'm happy for you to disagree!!

Credits: 'Art Therapy' kit by Cryztal Rain @ Deviant Scrap

Sunday, 14 August 2011

The Orient

That's the theme from Sunday Postcard Art this week and I as I thought about what my postcard might look like I cast my mind back to my schooldays and being involved in a production of the Mikado ... well, it had to be three little maids, didn't it?! So here it is (double-click on it to be able to read the writing).

Credits: Tumblefish's 'East West Two' @ Deviant Scrap

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Art washes ...

This is a grungy digital collage using elements from Cryztal Rain's 'Art Therapy' kit (at Deviant Scrap).

Thursday, 11 August 2011

From my window

Here is a page of very rough pen sketches of views from our house. I don't think of myself as someone who can draw and so I am quite pleased with the way they turned out.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Digital Collage

I made this digital collage using elements from the 'Believe in Yourself' kit by Sabee Creative World at Cat Scrap.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Some backgrounds

These were created using acrylic paint, various brushes and paints. If you want to see them more clearly just double-click on the photos.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

A tag

I decorated the background of this manilla tag with Fresco paints. I used Orchid for the first layer and then applied the crackle glaze over it. Then came a layer of London Night, which crackled to reveal the Orchid pink underneath. I used Tim Holtz stamps with crimson Archival Ink to add the decoration.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Twinkle, twinkle little star

Take a Word has chosen the word song this week, suggesting we choose a song title and take inspiration from the song for an art piece.

I made two ATCs.