Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Monday, 30 July 2012

Pink & blue ATCs

Over the next three days I will show you three sets of  ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) that I made a while ago. All the backgrounds were coloured with Distress Inks. The images wre then stamped on in black and highlighted with a white gel pen.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Dancing in the rain

I started this page by laying down blue and yellow acrylic paint, letting them blend in some areas. I then drew the figure with a black water soluble pencil and coloured it with Portfolio Pastels. I then added the white background pattern using a stencil and added touches of the orange pastel. To finish I used a Tim Holtz stamp to add the quote.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Something colourful ...

... and quirky for a Saturday morning. In case you can't tell, it's digital.

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

Friday, 27 July 2012

A rich tapestry

This page started off with a collage background over which I applied gesso. Then came layers of acrylic and spray paint. I then stamped on some background images and then the black dress maker's dummy. Finally, the quote.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Something to reflect upon ...

... I'm not sure this is true all of the time, but sometimes ...

Credits: all elements from various kits by T Baxter @ SBG

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Let all that has life ...

... praise the Lord.

Initially, I stuck scrap pieces of paper onto the page. I then applied a light layer of gesso over this and, once dry, sprayed various colours of Dylusions spray ink through stencils. I then drew my figures and added the words. I deepened the yellow by adding some Pan Pastel onto the background.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Always sing

This digital piece was inspired by the hot weather.

Credits: word art by L Favreau; overlay by T Baxter @ SBG; all other elements from 'Art Journaling' by Holliewood @ Deviant scrap.

Monday, 23 July 2012

London

I used acrylic paints scraped over the page with an old credit card to create the background of this page. (Click on the image to get a better view.)

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Smile

Credits: this digital piece incorporates elements from various kits by Rosey Posey, T Baxter and D Inskip; stitches by Studio Ztampf. All @ SBG.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

This journal page was created over an acrylic background with Dylusions ink sprayed through stencils. I then added some stamping in orange and pink, and finally the focal images in black.

Friday, 20 July 2012

A simple card

I haven't got much to show today, but here is a birthday card I made for a friend. Hope she likes it!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Art is everywhere

I made this tag using the new seasonal Distress Inks and complementary Perfect Pearls. Over this I sprayed Crafy Notions matte white spray through a stencil. I then added the leaves, flower and words.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Free

This is another digital piece, but very different to the one yesterday!

Elements from various kits by Cryztal Rain @ Deviant Scrap and T Baxter @ SBG

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Follow your heart

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Enchanted Art Book' by T Baxter & Sherrie JD @ SBG

Monday, 16 July 2012

Joy

Yesterday was happiness, so today is joy! This time, however, it's a journal page.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Be happy

I haven't joined in Sunday Postcard Art for ages, so I thought it was time to make a contribution again. So here it is...

Credits: overlay by T Baxter @ SBG; all other elements from Journal Your Art Out' by Fiddlette and N Rowe Janitz

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Sing ...

Something bright and cheerful for a grey, damp Saturday morning. It doesn't look like the weather is going to improve anytime soon ... so it just gives an excuse to stay inside and create art!


I created this journal page using acrylic paint and Dylusions Sprays through stencils. You can still see where I used a doily in the lower left hand corner. I blended the piece by using a light layer of Crafty notions white matte spray. The flowers are doodles.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Texture

I love texture, but generally I find I don't usually add much to my journal pages, except by using paint, but an article in this month's Craft Stamper by Jaine Drake inspired me to have a go.

This is my first page. I quite like it but it wasn't what I set out to achieve. I went a bit overboard with the tissue paper stamping! You can, however, see the texture.


This is my second attempt, and is much more the look I had in mind.


Here's a close up of some of the texture I created by adding Artist Spackle through a stencil and adding cardboard shapes.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Without action

A digital piece.

Credits: word art by Studio Ztampf; frame by K Lewis; all other elements from 'Thankful Heart' by T Baxter & Sherrie JD, all @ SBG

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Childhood crushes!

Do I need to say anything else?

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Don't let your wounds ...

... turn you into something you are not. A friend posted this on her Facebook page and I was so struck with it I used it on this journal page. I started with collage which I then applied gesso over. I then used stencils and Fresco paints to add the colour and patterns. Finally, a bit of stamping and doodling.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Reflections

For this page I laid down the two colours of Distress Stains and then once dry, added the texture paste through a stencil. Once set I used Inka Gold to colour it. I added more paint through a stencil and, to finish, added the stamping and journalling.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Which way - a digital piece

Credits: edge by K Lewis; word art from 'ARTiculate Soul Searching' by Studio Ztampf; other elements from 'Travel around the world 1 & 2' by Studio Manu, all at SBG

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Summer

I created this page at the same time as my fish one (see below). The background started off with collage - you can just about still see it in the middle at the bottom. I then added layers of paint and gesso followed by spray inks through various stencils. The flowers were stamped using a large foam stamp I have.

Friday, 6 July 2012

A little bird told me

I enjoyed creating this page.The background is a mixture of Fresco Paints (Paper Artsy), gesso and Dylusion Ink sprays. The flower and bird are stick-on embellishments I had in my stash.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

A celebration of life

This is a joyful piece as today we are celebrating my Nan's 100th birthday. So much has changed since 1912. It is incredible to think about what she has lived through.

Credits: all elements from 'Glorious Vision' a collaboration kit by T Baxter, R McMeen, Rosey Posey & Sherrie JD @ SBG

Monday, 2 July 2012

The hands

Today I was in a quirky mood ... can you tell?

Credits: All elements by Crowabout Studio @ Deviant Scrap

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Be bold ...

This is a bit different to my usual style but I quite like it. What do you think?

Credits: all elements by T Baxter, from 'Dream Spilling' and 'Inktastic', @ SBG

Some of my art