Saturday, 31 March 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 - no. 5

Watercolouring and blending with brush markers:

Stamping with brush markers:

Friday, 30 March 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 - no. 4

Stained Kraft resist:

Stamping with stains:

Marbled stains:

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 - no. 3

Watercolouring with re-inkers:

Layered misting technique:

Custom stamp pad:

... and the tag:

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 - no. 2

Here is the next batch of my Tim Holtz tags.

Alcohol ink agates: (the first is a little dark, but you may be able to see it better by clicking on it)

Archival resist:

Stamping with reflections:

Monday, 26 March 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 - no. 1

I have joined Tim Holtz's online course, Creative Chemistry 101. I am very behind, but here are my first lot of tags.

Blended distress: spritz & flick:

Brushless watercolour:

Wrinkle free distress:

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Another journal page

I made both this page and the one I posted yesterday by first wetting the page and then adding spray inks. When they were dry I stamped on the script and then applied the yellow/gold acrylic paint through a stencil. I used a foam stamp to print the stars and bottle tops to create the circles. I outlined all of these with either white or black pen and then added the strips of decorative tape (Tim Holtz) and lastly the words. Done!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Goodbye winter ...

I am hopeful that spring is now here to stay!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

A happy life ...

Credits: figure from Liana by R McMeen @ SBG

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Look ...

Credits: all elements from 'Lola Rose Too' by  R McMeen @ SBG

Tuesday, 20 March 2012


This is a digital collage.

Credits: elements from 'Journal Interrupted' By B Rimmer @ Deviant Scrap; gesso overlay by T Baxter @ SBG; frame by N R Janitz @ Cat Scrap

Sunday, 18 March 2012


I created this digital piece for the challenge at Take a Word.

Credits: gesso overlays by T Baxter @ SBG; all other elements from 'Angels' by P Kesselring @ Cat Scrap

Forget not ...

... the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair, Khalil Gibran.

Pictures c/o Crafty Individuals.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

My head is full of thoughts ...

Credits: overlay by T Baxter, all other elements by R McMeen, both @ SBG

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Diversity journal page

The backgrounds of the page and the tag were created with Portfolio Pastels. I then added various types of tape and some scraps of wrapping paper before sticking the tag onto the page and adding the journalling.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Bird on a branch ...

... another digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Liana' by R McMeen @ SBG

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


... a digital collage.

Credits: gesso overlay by T Baxter @ SBG; all other elements from 'Journal Interrupted' by B Rimmer @ Deviant Scrap

Monday, 12 March 2012

Sitting quietly

The background of this page was created with spray inks and stencils. I then added some stamps on top.

Credtis: Lady and bird from 'Liana' by R McMeen @ SBG

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Green ...

... is the theme from Take a Word this week.

I created this with one of my own background. The palace and clouds are by Tangie Baxter (at SBG) and the woman by Tumblefish (at deviant Scrap), and I added these digitally.

An inspired Mona Lisa!

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

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Very crabby!

A digital collage. Click on the picture to enlarge it and see it at its best.

Credits: overlay by 3H Hearts @ Zig Zag Scrap; all other elements from 'Journal Interrupted' by B Rimmer @ Deviant Scrap

Well, I was up early today so I hope I won't be crabby!
Wishing you all a happy weekend.

Friday, 9 March 2012

If you want to get ahead ...

Credits: gesso overlay by T Baxter, a;; other elements from 'Elle' by R McMeen; both @ SBG

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Flower journal pages

Susi pointed me in the direction of the Art Journal Journey challenge, which happens monthly. As you have probably already guessed, the theme for March is flowers.

I created these pages by spraying them with water. I then sprayed each ink, one at a time, onto one page and then shutting it onto the other. I then sprayed through a flower stencil and outlined the flowers with black and white pens and added the journalling.

Another digital collage

Credits: all elements from 'Junque Journal' by T Baxter @ SBG

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

A digital collage

Credits: Gesso overlay by T Baxter @ SBG; all other elements from 'Junque Journal' by B Ri]mmer @ Deviant Scrap

Monday, 5 March 2012

Behold ...

I created the background of this page with spray inks and gesso and then added the packing tape transfers, two of my own photos of mosaics in Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (apologies for the reflection). I then added the circles and words.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Mosaic of backgrounds

These are all backgrounds that I have created at one time or another and I suddenly had the idea that they might look good together.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

The real me - a digital collage

Credits: Gesso edges by T Baxter; all other elements from 'Elle' by R McMeen, both at SBG

Friday, 2 March 2012

Tenderness of heart

A digital collage.

Credits: overlay by Gypsy Chick @ Scrap Artist; all other elements from 'Love of Jane' by Sherrie JD & Fiddlette (previously @ Deviant scrap).