Monday, 31 January 2011

Vintage

This is a digital collage, created in a jazzed up vintage style for this week's challenge at Take a Word.

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Credits: elements from Thankful Heart kit by Sherrie JD & T Baxter @ SBG; overlay by V Lim

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Home sweet home

Here's my postcard for this week's Sunday Postcard Art.

Credits: R MCMeen's Shrooms @ SBG, & overlay by V Lim

ACF 102

Art Creations Friday provided us with two images to include in our work this week - a picture of a woman with a parasol and a textured background, which you can see in the lower half of my piece.

Credits: the background is by T Baxter and the trees and foliage are by Bergit Kerr, both at SBG.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Imagine

This is an art journal piece inspired by Milliande at the Milliande Art Community for Women (see the link lower down on the right).  Each day in January she has been posting a mixed media journal page. Mine is based on her page for January 15th.



Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Fashion

Credits: All elements by T Baxter @ SBG
I created this digital piece for the Three Muses whose theme this week is fashion.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Art journalling

I have started a year long art journalling course with Sherrie JD, over at Deviant Scrap. It is a very hands-on, mixed media course. Here are my first three pages, all similar, but not the same, as Sherrie's. The main material on these pages is acrylic paint, with the additional use of some pens and pencils to bring out the details. If you want to see more detail just double-click on the picture you are looking at.




Monday, 24 January 2011

Wild and Free

'Botanicals' is the word given to us for the Take a Word challenge this week. I think the botanical elements are fairly obvious in my piece!

Credits: Here & Now kit by Rosey Posey & Stolen Moments Designs @ SBG

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Pens

Sunday Postcard Art challenged us to use pens in our postcards this week. Here's my interpretation of the theme.

Credits: Rosey Posey's 'Discovery' kit , which can be found at SBG

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Artists

I really enjoyed The Three Muses' challenge this week to use the work of a particular artist, so I have created two more pieces!



Credits: All elements from 'Timeless Masters' by T Baxter @ SBG

Friday, 21 January 2011

Thursday, 20 January 2011

ACF 101

Art Creations Friday have given us a calendar page to play with this week.  I decided to use it whole and to incorporate into a digital, fabric collage (if that's not a contradiction in terms!).

Credits: Bohemian Rhapsody kit by Studio Ztampf @ SBG

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Degas

This week The Three Muses challenge us to use a favourite painting in our pieces.

I chose a painting of ballet dancers by Degas.

Credits: T Baxter's Timeless Masters kit, @ SBG

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Digital Asian pages




Credits: all elements from Abundance of Asia kit by T Baxter & A Sexton @ SBG

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Take a Word 12 - butterflies

Credits: butterfly - Totally Wild Dezinez @ Deviant Scrap; overlay & background - Studio Manu @ SBG; flowers - R McMeen @ SBG

Altered Mona!

That's the challenge from Sunday Postcard Art today. Oh dear, I do hope poor old Leonardo has a sense of humour and isn't rolling in his grave!

Credits: sunglasses from B Kerr; all other elements from various kits of T Baxter (both SBG)

Saturday, 15 January 2011

It's a wrap


The first GPP Street Team kicks off the year by introducing a series of evidence journalling, pages that record something of significance or serve as a reminder of something one may wish to recall. In the first crusade we have to document evidence of Christmas with wrapping paper and tags etc. Michelle suggests that we record the presents we gave and received. This is how my page ended up.


I made the background by tearing strips of wrapping paper, adding squares of a different, very thin Christmas paper and edging them with gold. I created a pocket using a piece of acetate that I printed on and painted with gold paint. Into it I put two tags that I made a while ago. Onto the back of one I detailed presents I gave at Christmas and on the other presents I received.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Keep moving forward

Art Creations Friday is celebrating their 100th challenge, and to do this they have given us this delightful photo.


This is what I have created with it.

Credits: Keep Moving Forward kit by T Baxter @ SBG

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Wild at heart

This week, the Three Muses want us to create a piece featuring nature's creatures. As you can see, I went for the tiger.

Credits: Jungle Salvage by Baxter & DeCrow @ SBG

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Figures - a collage


I started this piece by pasting scraps of paper and napkins onto a sheet of card. As you can see, some of the scraps had figures sprayed onto them using a stencil. I applied a light wash of acrylic paint over the piece and sprayed it with graphite Glimmer Mist to create some cohesion. To give a focal point, I drew around the stencil with a pencil and then went over the lines with Tulip silver dimensional paint to create the main figure. I added the 6 lines and the little gems to finish it.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Beauty ....

.... is in the eye of the beholder.

I was having fun playing around with Tangie Baxter's 'Unconventional Wisdom' kit (Scrap Book Graphics) and created this piece. Now, it just so happens that beauty is the theme at Take A Word this week so this is my contribution!

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Music

Hobbies and pastimes is the theme from Sunday Postcard Art. I decided my postcard would portray music.

Credits: all elements from MGL Scraps, Madame Wing & Ztampf from the Bring on the Music collaboration (SBG)

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Art Creations Friday 99

ACF gave us a picture of a Breton Brother and Sister by Adolfe William Bouguereau to play with this week. I liked it so much I didn't want to alter, so instead I made a page to display it.

Credits: all elements from Jungle Salvage by Baxter & DeCrow @ SBG

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Old fashioned

That's the challenge set for us this week by The Three Muses. This is my digital interpretation.

Credits: My roots overlay - B Kerr; other elements - T Baxter. Both can be found at Scrapbook Graphics (SBG)

Monday, 3 January 2011

Take a Word - 10

... and guess what the word is ... ZETTI!

This is my interpretation, using mixed media in one of my journals.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Dance ...

... like nobody's watching! Sunday Postcard Art has chosen 'celestial' for their first theme of 2011. You will be able to spot the big moon I have included in my digital piece!

Credits: elements from Callisto kit by R McMeen & Art Stomp kit by T Baxter, both SBG

Saturday, 1 January 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Best wishes to you all - let's hope it's a good one!

Credits: Now Delight, collaboration kit from SBG (clock & word art - New Life Dreams; background - Catherine Designs; birds - Create Wings designs; stars - G Fairy)

Some of my art