Sunday, 30 June 2013

Altered playing cards 5

Here is the next batch of cards I have completed.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Upcycled tag

This tag is made from the remnants of other pieces I have created or ephemera that has found its way into my scrap box.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Altered playing cards 4

Here is the next dozen cards I have completed.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Altered playing cards 3

Here are the first dozen of completed cards.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Altered playing cards 2

The next stage was to add pieces of collage to the cards.

Come back tomorrow to see some completed cards.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Altered playing cards

I have been doing an online course at Artful Gathering, led by Mary Jane Chadbourne, which involves altering playing cards. This has been so much fun.

Here are the first stages of the cards. Having sanded them all and applied clear gesso, the first layers of colour went on.

Then came layers of ink, to add depth, stencillling and stamping.

More tomorrow!

Monday, 24 June 2013

Positive thinking

Hope you like this digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Papillon Place' by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Saturday, 22 June 2013

If plan A fails ...

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from  'Quotiety@ & 'Made to Match' by Captivated visions @ SBG

Friday, 21 June 2013

Painty yumminess

I had a piece of cardboard measuring 30 x 38.5 cm knocking around and so I decided to get my paints and stencils out and have a play. This was the result.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Find the beautiful

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

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

I am strong

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'You Are Strong' by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Blowing in the wind

This is a similar journal page to the one yesterday, but I like this one much better!

Monday, 17 June 2013

Freedom to be me

A journal page  created from acrylic paint, washi tape, stamps and pens. Not sure I like it (although the photo doesn't really do it justice). Do you?

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Not all who wander ....

... are lost. A digital piece.

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

Friday, 14 June 2013

New life plaque

While I was at the classes with Dina Wakley earlier in the year I started decorating a tile that I didn't have time to finish. I didn't like it very much and so decided to use it as the background for another piece. I added some more paint to the tile and then collaged on the butterflies (from Tim Holtz tissue paper). I then stamped on some script using light brown ink. I  then painted the heart a dark turquoise - the same colour as the base of the tile. Once dry I applied crackle glaze and then a layer of the sandy colour - the same colour as the top layer of the tile. As the paint dried it crackled. I then painted the little chipboard flowers and butterflies and attached them, with the letters and keys, to the plaque. Done! I just have to decide where to hang it now.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

With your support ...

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'As long as you love me' by Rosey Posey @ SBG

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

A summery tag

I used Jo Firth Young's stamps from PaperArtsy to make this tag. I coloured the flowers using ProMarkers.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Life doesn't have to be perfect

This journal page is the wonderful culmination of lots of layers of acrylic paint, with more paint then added through a stencil, scraps of paper collaged on top and pieces of chipboard added. Hope you like it!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Another jester piece

Not quite the right season for a Mardi Gras piece, but here is is anyway!

Credits: all elements from 'Mascherari' by Viva Artisty @ SBG

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Two large tags

Both have an acrylic paint background with bits of ephemera attached on top.

Saturday, 8 June 2013


I am now on holiday and I have no studying to do. A wonderful feeling. Here is a page to celebrate!

Credits: all elements by Tangie Baxter. Gesso frame from 'Gesso Messy 5' available @ SBG

Friday, 7 June 2013

Are you a dog or a cat person?

I m definitely a dog person, although, unfortunately, we don't have one.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Split in half

I'm not sure what inspired this journal page, even if I like it, but here it is!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Sunshine in my soul

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'Sunshine in my Soul' by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Adventure collage

I was recently doing some sorting out and came across this collage I made a few years ago. As I am 99% certain I didn't post it at the time I thought I would do so now. I think the fairies come from Lisa's Altered Art.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Down came the rain

I posted this piece in advance, so let's hope that it isn't raining when you see it!

Credits: all elements from 'Darkest Days' by Dawn Inskip @ SBG

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Dark and light

My mojo is slowly coming back, but I'm not sure how much I like this page!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Now all I need ...

... is inspiration.
I have finished my studies and have handed in my portfolio so I now have time to create. Here is an A4 journal page.

Some of my art