Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Let Go

It's the last day of the year, so let's let go of all those things that can harm us and look forward to a new future.

Credits: hexagons from 'Hex of it 4' by T Baxter; all other elements from 'walk Away' by Captivated Visions, both @ SBG

Sunday, 29 December 2013

I'm not sure where this journal page came from, but I quite like it! It's a mixture of acrylic paint and pens and collage.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Winter

I hope you had a good Christmas and that the weather was kind to you. Here is a wintry, digital piece.

Credits: fir trees from 'Winter Serenade' by Cryztal Rain @ Deviant scrap; all other elements from 'Tree Brushes' by J Maddocks @ SBG

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Happy Christmas!

Christmas Greetings!

This Christmas piece was born from a discussion at church about Christmas cards, and how pictures of the nativity are generally romanticised, looking too clean and comfortable. This started out with pieces of scrap paper from magazines, representing the reality of life, glued around simplistic drawings of the manger and the star. I then added several layers of acrylic paint and clear gesso over it. I lightly painted the cross in behind the star and then highlighted all the edges with a black pen. Lastly I added the words, which you can read if you click on the picture.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Gelli Plate Backgrounds

I hope all your Christmas preparations are going well and the last minute rush isn't too hectic!

I made these background a few days ago using acrylic paints and stencils on my Gelli Plate. I hope you like them. I do!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

It's winter!

A digital piece.

Credits: overlay from 'Pattern Overlays 4' by Studio Manu; all other elements from 'Captivating 2012 December' by Captivated Visions, both @ SBG

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Days of Miracle and Wonder

A digital piece. I have to say, purple is not really my colour but I do like this!

Credits: word art from 'Word Nerd' by Maya; all other elements from 'Follow your Heart' by Rosey Posey, both @ SBG

Friday, 20 December 2013

Grow

A rather different journal page, compared to my post two days ago, although several of the materials are the same.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Texture

This journal page has just about everything! Paint, inks, tape, ribbons, collage, etc. It has lots of layers as I didn't like the first page I created so it morphed into something else! What do you think?

The writing reads, 'the past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present (P. Scott)'.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Sometimes ...

... letting go is the only way. A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'Walk Away' by Captivated Visions @ Scrap Stack

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Stand up for who you are

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'It Takes Courage' and 'In My World' by Captivated Visions' @ SBG

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Love life & celebrate today

I started this page by gluing on pieces of old wrapping paper (the pink roses). I then filled in the space around it with pink acrylic paint. On top of this I pasted some Artist's Spackle through a stencil, to give some texture. I let this dry overnight. Next day, I splattered on some Distress Inks and then added the little jewels. Lastly, I added the word stickers. Click on the picture to see it at its best.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

The Collage of Life

Life is made up of weird and wonderful things, perhaps more so in the Advent period Christmas. That was the inspiration for this digital piece, although I was thinking generally and not about the festivities.

Credits: letter tiles by B Kerr; all other elements from 'Natural Abandon' by Studio Gypsy a.k.a. Lisa M Hankins

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Be open to the day

This journal page started with spray inks used with stencils. I then added some acrylic paint. I drew the face on an old dictionary page, coloured it and stuck it onto the background. To finish, I added the quote.

Friday, 6 December 2013

The Joy of Discovery

A digital piece.

Credits: face from 'Expressions' by Viva Artisty; word art from 'Adventouriste' by Ztampf; all other elements from 'Captivating 2012' by Captivated Visions, all at SBG

As life is getting busier before Christmas, and so that I can try and remain as serene as the woman above (!), I won't be posting quite as regularly as normal. Perhaps, alternate days. Hope you are still able to pop by now and then.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

My Blue Period!!

A page from my art journal.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The Mysteries of Life

A digital collage.

Credits: background & lady from 'Hello Fodder' by Sherrie J Drummond; word art from 'Arsenic and Old Lace', border from 'Assimilations 2', building from 'Gel Transfers 1', numbers from 'Inktastic', all by T Baxter - both at Scrapbook Graphics (SBG)

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The Comfort of Home

Occasionally, or rather, very occasionally, I create a scrapbook page. Here is a simple digital one I made a while ago.

Credits: all elements from a collaboration kit 'Impressions of Comfort at Home' from SBG

Monday, 2 December 2013

One small positive thought in the morning ...

... can change your whole day! More paint and collage.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Fragile

This page is a mixture of collage and paint.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Life begins ...

at the end of your comfort zone. A digital collage.

Credits: the elements are from various kits by Tangie Baxter @ SBG

Friday, 29 November 2013

Stop worrying!

Easier said than done, I know, but we all need a reminder.
This journal page was created using acrylic paint and pens, with some decorated tape thrown in. There are also some scraps from paper printed on my Gelli Plate.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

A couple of tags

Since taking Creative Chemistry 102, I have been playing with making backgrounds for tags. Here are two (very different) ones.
The first was created with paints and stencils.


The second with metal and a stencil.

That isn't blue paint at the bottom. It's a reflection of my jumper!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Enjoy the little things in life ...

... for one day you'll look back and realise they were the big things.

A journal page created with some collage, spray inks and pastels.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

A digital collage

I have to say, I rather like this one!

Credits: all elements from 'It's my Journey' by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Monday, 25 November 2013

It takes courage ...

... to show the world who you really are. A digital piece.

Credits: background amalgamated from various kits, all elements from 'It Takes Courage', all by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Let go of stress

Similar to yesterday, but I used acrylic paints instead of spray inks.
 

Saturday, 23 November 2013

More faces!

I used a mixture of spray inks, pens and water-soluble oil pastels to create this page. The words say "Silence speaks when words cannot."

Friday, 22 November 2013

Searching

A digital piece today.

Credits: 'searching' word art from 'Whale Whispers by Sissy Sparrows; all other elements from 'Dreamer' by Captivated Visions, both @ SBG

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Colour

This art journal page was created using collage, spray paints, water-soluble oil pastels and acrylic pens.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Change

We may not like change but it is necessary. A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Not How the Story Ends' by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Monday, 18 November 2013

Alcohol inks and stamping

I made these two pieces by covering the white glossy card with various alcohol inks and then stamping over them. They are quite different from each other, but both are very effective. I shall probably turn them into cards.


Sunday, 17 November 2013

Believe

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements by Tangie Baxter, from various kits all to be found @ SBG

Friday, 15 November 2013

Hope ...

is patience with the lamp lit (Tertullian).

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Decide to fly

A digital piece.

Credits: background mask from 'Collaged Advocado Mint'; all other elements from 'Dreamer', both  by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A single step

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'Saffron' by Captivated Visions @ Scrapbook Graphics (SBG)

Some of my art