Saturday, 30 June 2012

Shine

The background of this page was created with Dylusions sprays and stencils. I added some randome background stamps and then stamped on the bluebells (Paper Artsy). I coloured them with Pan Pastels, which I fixed with hairspray. The stamp (Dylusions), which didn't come out very well as I had some old texture paste on the page, says 'If you don't shine you are just dull. Choose to shine'.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Do I like this tag?

I made this tag a while ago and I still can't make up my mind whether I like it or not! What do you think?

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Very occasionally, I create a page I absolutely hate and whatever I do to it makes it even worse. This is what happened to this one. It's been sitting there in my journal and every time I see it it grates on me.


Enough is enough! Out came the gesso - it had to change - and this is what it turned into. I like it now and the relics of the old background add substance to the new one.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Soul food

No flowers in this one but quite a few hearts, which is unusual for me! I am quite pleased with how this digital collage turned out, though.

Credits: all elements from the 'Journal your 'art out' kits by Fiddlette Designs & Nancie Rowe Janitz

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Weeds are flowers too

I seem to be in flowery mode at the moment, but this piece is rather different to the one I posted yesterday. Hope you like it.
Credits: all elements by T Baxter from 'Junque Journal', @ SBG

Monday, 25 June 2012

Grunge flowers

I wanted to create a grungy, flowery digital piece. I played for quite a long time to create this. It isn't quite how I imagined it, but it's growing on me!

Credits: overlay by Cryztal Rain @ Deviant Scrap; all other elements from various kits by Fiddlette Designs, Lynne-Marie Favreau

Sunday, 24 June 2012

A digital journal page

I don't know what the weather is like where you live, but here it is grey and wet again!

Credits: all elements from various kits by Fiddlette

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Green tag

I used Distress Re-inkers to create the background of this tag. The tree stamp is by Paper Artsy.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Survive

Well, having established we all have bad days, hopefully we all come through them the other side!

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

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Do you ever have bad days?

Well, I guess we all do. Hopefully they don't feel as bad as this! 
Credits: all elements from various kits by Studio Crowabout @ Deviant Scrap

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

An old watch

Having decorated my Tim Holtz watch case I remembered that a while ago I bought a packet of genuine old watch parts, consisting of a watch back and various cogs. So I had another play and created this.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Life and posts!

I realised that this would be my 1000th post! So I thought something a little different might be in order. I went a bit mad recently and bought this Tim Holtz clock case. I wouldn't usually buy gimicky stuff like this but it took my fancy! So I decided this would be the 1000th project that I would post. So I played around with it and this is how it ended up.  Hope you like it.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Fathers' Day

It was Fathers' Day here in the UK yesterday and this was the card I made my Dad. I stamped and colour the image and then laid it onto of the torn layers of vellum. I edged the scalloped side of the card with blue pen and added the little stones for a bit more pizazz!

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Two London Tags

I coloured the background of these tags slightly using Antique Linen and Weathered Wood Distress Stains. Once dry, I added the Big Ben and street names (all Paper Artsy stamps) and then added some Worn Lipstick Distress ink around the edges using my blending tool. I stamped the bus and taxi onto white card, cut them out and added a little more colour using my water brush and Distress Ink pads.


Saturday, 16 June 2012

Up up and away

I used Distress Re-inkers to make the background of this tag. I put one drop of Broken China and Peacock Feathers onto my craft mat and added lots of water. I also added a splosh of Picket Fence Distress Stain. I then rubbed my tag into the inks and dried it. I repeated this several times to build up the layers. I then splashed it with water to add extra texture. Lastly, I stamped the image of Big Ben (Paper Artsy) onto the Tag.

I stamped the balloon (Indigo Blu) three times onto the brown card and cut out different sized pieces and stuck them together with foam pads to give a dimensional look. Having stuck it on the tag I added the little page tab and the words.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Who am I?

The face in the centre of this page is actually a drawing by Rebecca McMeen that I printed in black and white and then painted and drew over. The used washes of acrylic paint so that the some of the details would still be visible. I then stamped the various scripts around the edges.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

A journal page

I created this page by first colouring it with Pan Pastels and then adding some Portfolio Pastels around the edges. I sprayed it with (cheap) hairspray to fix. I stamped the Dina Wakley images onto scrap brown paper, which had previously been splattered with paint, and then stuck them onto the page. I added the hearts (left overs from an earlier piece) and the doodles and journalling to finish.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

The wettest drought ever

I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but here in the south east of England it is raining cats and dogs and yet we still have a hose pipe ban!

Credits: umbrella & word art from 'It's a rainy day by Studio Manu; gesso overlay and font by T baxter, both @ SBG

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Mr excitement ...

... some digital fun!

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

Monday, 11 June 2012

Creativity

This is a digital piece I created, when in need of some summer colours!

Credits: word art from 'ARTiculate Adventouriste' by Ztampf; frame by K Lewis; all other elements from 'Princess with sea green hair' by T Baxter, all at SBG.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

A surreal digital collage

I just had fun creating this piece. It has no hidden meaning!

Credits: elements from various kits by Studio MGL, Studio Manu & T Baxter all @ SBG

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Backgrounds

I took the opportunity one of these sunny afternoons to go outside and make some backgrounds with my cans of spray paint and stencils. These are the first two I ended up with.


Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

An altered state of mind

This is a another digital piece piece that I tried to make look as handmade as possible.

Credits: all elements from 'Art Stomp' by T Baxter & R-M Smith @ SBG

Monday, 4 June 2012

Not so much ...

... a digital collage.

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

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Big bottomed girls

I always wished I had a small bottom ... perhaps it shows through in this digital piece!

Credits: border by K Lewis @ SBG; overlay by V Lim; all other elements from Junque Journal by B Rimmer @ Deviant Scrap

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Slightly Askew

I guess we all feel slightly askew sometimes! Well, recently, I have been having a lot of tooth problems, which has definitely knocked me off centre. Fortunately, I am returning to normal now.

Slightly askew McMeen Baxter Cryztal Rain by Jester Crafts
Credits: Grungy edges by Cryztal Rain @ Deviant Scrap; all other elements from 'Garraway' by R McMeen@ SBG

Friday, 1 June 2012

Two more digital moos

Credits: border by K Lewis @ SBG; tree and words By Sherrie JD; other elements from Colorsplash collaboration @ Deviant Scrap.

Credits:words by Studio Manu @ SBG; other elements from Colorsplash collaboration @ Deviant Scrap.

Some of my art