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

Friday, 28 October 2011

Mysterious 2

Credits: all elements from Eena's 'Longing for past days' @ Deviant Scrap

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Coming up to Halloween

I've been creating some rather mysterious digital pieces. Here's the first.

Credits: all elements from Eena's 'Longing for past days' @ Deviant Scrap

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

An altered state of mind

I've been having a little fun playing, and this is what I created (digitally).

Credits: Studio MGL 'urban life' @ SBG

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Sunday Postcard Art

This week the theme is 'bats' and here is my, rather macabre, digital postcard.

Credits: elements are from various kits by T Baxter, Sherrie Drummond & Studio Ztampf, all @ SBG

Friday, 21 October 2011

It's that face again!

Here is a canvas I created using techniques I learned on the course with Lynne Perrella, and  using the same Ingres face as my triptych. Did you recognise it? I tried to be exuberant, as that is one of the things I picked up from Lynne. Click on the image to see it at its best.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Day two with Lynne Perrella

On the second day with Lynne we decorated a huge shadow box, 32 x 42 inches. We decorated the background with various papers and stamping. The lady was a black and white photocopy on card, which we decorated using paints and stencils. She was stuck on foam board onto the background to give her some dimensionality. Various embellishments were then added. We then decorated the frame, first painting it and then stamping onto it. (Apologies for the photo - I should have thought to take the picture before I attached the glass!)

Monday, 17 October 2011

Artsy Crafts course with Lynne Perrella

I have been so lucky recently. First a day with Dina Wakley and then two days with Lynne Perrella.

On the first day we made a triptych. The relevant bits of wood were supplied and we decorated them under Lynne's guidance and then put them together.


To start we applied gesso to the wood. Once dry, we stuck on a photocopy of a face, applied a wash of paint over it and then dry-brushed the background around it with our chosen colours. The next step was to apply paint through stencils and build up lots of layers. This took up the morning. In the afternoon we made our embellishments - stamping and cutting them out and arranging them on the triptych.

Here's another view, before the hinges were added (courtesy of Leandra).

Saturday, 15 October 2011

A journal page

I created the background of this page by using different colours of acrylic paint and adding patterns made using an old credit card and bottle tops. I then stuck the collage elements in with Tim Holtz masking tape, stamped the additional images and added my journalling.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Time does not change us

A digital piece.

Credits: Girl and architecture by Paper Whumsy; words by R McMeen @ SBG; overlay by V Lim

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Dina Wakley's class

On Saturday I attended a class led by Dina. It was such fun, and informative too. We learnt about, amongst other things, colour theory, the use of white space and alternative uses of stencils and we each made a little book using these techniques.Click on the pictures for a better view.






 



Monday, 10 October 2011

Blackbird

The theme this week at Take A Word. Here is my digital piece.

Credits: words by LM Favreau @ Cat Scrap; all other elements by T Baxter (Junque Journal) @ SBG

Sunday, 9 October 2011

More thoughts and feelings!

Credits: overlay by V Lim; all other elements by T Baxter (What Rapture) @ SBG

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Express those feelings

Sometimes in life it is good to let go of one's feelings and art can be a helpful way to do it. Anyway, by the time you read this I will be making a mini-book with Dina Wakley at LB Crafts - what a treat!

Credits: overlay by Altered Emporium @ Deviant Scrap; all other elements by T Baxter (What Rapture) @ SBG

Friday, 7 October 2011

The inner critic

Credits: overlay - Altered Emporium @ Deviant Scrap: all other elements by Rosey Posey @ SBG

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Summer colours

Here is a second tag using the same techniques as the one posted two days ago.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Autumn

Well, it is autumn although it does feel like summer here in London at the moment. The quote on this digital piece sums this up!

Credits: Overlay (altered) by Altered Emporium; all other elements by Finecrafted Designs, both @ Deviant Scrap

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Dream - a tag

I started to decorate this large tag by applying Artist Spackle through a stencil. Once dry I painted gesso over the whole thing and then swiped it all over with a light green Pan Pastel. I then stamped the round Dina Wakley stamp using Versamark and applied orange Pan Pastel over it (a technique learnt from Lin Brown). I repeated this technique with a diamond stencil and blue Pan Pastel. Next, I stamped the image of the woman (another Dina Wakley stamp), some little bits of text and the word 'dream', a Tim Holtz stamp using cobalt Archival Ink. The ribbon is old sari waste. I have to say, I quite like the end result!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Bracken

This is a piece I created digitally. The colours were inspired by the heatwave we are currently experiencing here in London.

Credits: overlay by Altered Emporium @ Deviant Scrap; all other elements from 'Art Therapy' by Cryztal Rain, also at Deviant Scrap

Some of my art