Thursday, 31 January 2013

You are worth it!

This grungy, painty piece is actually digital (in case you can't tell!).

Credits: all elements from 'You are worth it' by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Change is good

I created this page using Dylusions spray inks and stamping onto top. The red circles are acrylic paint and I used various pens to add the script, doodles and highlights.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Be brilliant!

Something colourful to cheer a dull day!

Credits: all elements from 'You are Brilliant' by T Baxter @ SBG

Monday, 28 January 2013

A mind stretched ...

... by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions.

Credits: word art (altered) from 'Creative Word Art' by L M Favreau; gesso overlay (altered) by T Baxter @ SBG; all other elements from 'Viva Frida' by S J Drummond & C Honsinger @ Deviant Scrap

Sunday, 27 January 2013

If ...

The next installment of my 'My true and the questions' journal.

The next two pages were inspired by a big new campaign that has started, 'IF' (type 'if' into your search engine if you want to know more). The world produces enough food to feed everyone if...

The double spread.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

The love of stencils

This is another page from my gigantic journal. I started by pasting on the black and white image of the face. Then I used my stencils and acrylic paint to add lots of patterns around it. I did this several times with different stencils and colours. I then applied a wash over the face to give it some colour. Then came several layers of spray paint followed by more layers of oil pastels. To finish I coloured her facial details and added the last little details, i.e. the washi tape, stones, letters and the rose to her cheek .

Friday, 25 January 2013

A grungy silhouette

This digital piece looks better in when you can see the detail, so just click on the picture for a better view.

Credits: all elements from 'Fearless' kits by S J Drummond @ SBG

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Letting go

Credits: all elements from 'Fearless' by S J Drummond @ SBG

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


Here are three cards I made using a kit from Kanban. I'm not so keen on the first one, but thought I'd show it any way! Apologies, the pictures are not as good as they could be. I had trouble photographing the cards for some reason.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

A fish and a bird

A fun digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Fearless' by S J Drummond @ SBG

Monday, 21 January 2013

I don't have to be cool!

The next three pages of 'My true and the questions' journal' (see my post on 7.1.13 for more details).

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Collage cards

I made these cards using scraps of paper left over from other projects and a few bits of tissue and washi tape. Simple and yet effective.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

I want to ...

The next installment from from 'My true and the questions' journal'.

Friday, 18 January 2013

A digital collage

Credits: all elements from 'Bestiary Beetlies' by T Baxter @SBG

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Smitten - a tag

This started as a black tag. I then squirted out too much white acrylic paint and so it became a white tag! I used Distress Stains to colour it and added the red acrylic paint through a stencil. I also added some red paint to the matches and then attached them to the side. Lastly, came the vellum, washi tape, heart and the word 'smitten'.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Just be ... me

The next two pages from 'My true and the questions' journal'.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Stencilled tag

Most of the layers on this tag are spray paint, but the chevrons and the tiny dots are acrylic, as are the three white blobs.

Monday, 14 January 2013

My gigantic journal

Here is the second page of my A3 art journal. (The observant of you will notice the binding rings are on the wrong side. That's because I accidentally created it upside down!)

Sunday, 13 January 2013


Here are the next pages from 'My true and the questions' journal'.

Saturday, 12 January 2013


A new year, new days always present new possibilities. This is what I am hoping this digital piece conveys.

Credits: all elements from 'Chalkboard Graffiti' by R McMeen @ SBG

Friday, 11 January 2013


Hope you like this digital piece. I have added my piece to the Inspiration Avenue poppy challenge, which you can find here:

Credits: all elements from 'Believe in Beautiful' by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Thursday, 10 January 2013

... and two more

Two quite contrasting pages.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

My body

The next two pages from my 'The true and the questions' journal.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

... and the next batch

None of these pages look much like their originals.

Monday, 7 January 2013

New journal

A little while ago I spotted a book by Sabrina Ward Harrison called 'The True and the Questions Journal'.

It's a book that encourages the reader to use it to make an illustrated journal of their own. This intrigued me and I bought it, once home though it took a long time to start as I had to get over the feeling of spoiling the printed pages.

I haven't necessarily started at the beginning, but here are some of the pages I have altered.

Sunday, 6 January 2013


This is a canvas I made, with some inspiration from Finnabair ( and Hels Sheridan in the January edition of Craft Stamper.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Completed journal

I forgot to mention yesterday that the page I posted was the last page in my square journal. Here's a snap of some pages from the finished journal.

Friday, 4 January 2013

The hope of spring

The background on this journal page is rather dark, probably inspired by all the dark grey days we have been having. Hopefully, though, the flowers remind us of the promise of Spring.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Being Human

I hope you like this tongue-in-cheek digital piece.

Credits: figure, words & stencil from 'Displaced Angels by R McMeen; gesso frame (altered) by T Baxter, both @ SBG; background elements from 'Dirty Numbers' by Cryztal Rain @ Deviant Scrap

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

A new year journal page

Whilst away in the summer I found a shop that sold A3 notebooks with good quality paper. It seemed a good idea at the time, but once home the size seemed rather daunting. A new year, however, seemed the right time to get it out again and start filling it up. So here is the first page completed. My husband's comment when he saw it was "it's enormous!". Hopefully, I've used the space well.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Let's hope it's a good one!

Credits: all elements from 'Believe in Beautiful' by Captivated visions @ SBG

Some of my art