Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Be free

A digital collage

Credits: all elements from 'Be Free' by T Baxter @ SBG

Monday, 29 July 2013


A digital collage.

Credits: some background elements from 'Gesso Messy 3' by T Baxter @ SBG; other elements from various kits by C Honsinger and Nancy Rowe Janitz, both previously @ Cat Scrap

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Lazy summer days

A digital collage. (Click on the picture to see all the detail.)

Credits: frame (altered) from 'Assimilations 2' by T Baxter @ SBG; all other elements from 'Art Therapy' by Cryztal Rain @ Deviant Scrap

Friday, 26 July 2013

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Divine Grace

Another digital piece.

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

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Life is an adventure

A digital collage.

Credits: border from 'Assimilations 2' by T Baxter; all other elements from 'Limed Spruce' and  'Celeste' by Captivated Visions, both @ SBG

Monday, 22 July 2013

Be your own kind of beautiful

A digital piece.

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

Sunday, 21 July 2013

A journal page

This page started with some collage. Then I added the acrylic paint. Once dry I drew the face and added the journalling.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

How are you feeling today?!

Another digital piece inspired by the heatwave we are experiencing in London. Our bedroom has been 30 degrees C at nighttime for the past week!

Credits: border from 'Assimilations 2' by T Baxter @ SBG; all other elements from 'Journal Interrupted' by B Rimmer @ Deviant Scrap

Friday, 19 July 2013

Heatwave - a digital journal page

Credits: border from 'Assimilations 2' and font by T Baxter @ SBG; all other elements from 'Over the Rainbow' by Paula Kesselring.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Be Brave

A digital collage.

Credits: coloured strips and dictionary excerpt from 'You are Strong' by Captivated Visions; all other elements from 'Brave' by Rosey Posey, both @ SBG

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Collage and construct 9

Here is a little pouch I made with some of the leftovers from my wallet cum journal. The stitching is a little messy as my sewing machine started to play up but, hey, it just adds character!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Monday, 15 July 2013

Collage and construct 7

Did you think I had finished with my wallet? Well , almost, but I made some affirmation cards to go into the pocket.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Collage and construct 6

The big reveal. This is what I have been making, a large, pocketed, clutch style journal.

The first picture shows the front of the wallet. When closed it measures 13 x 7.5 inches.

And the back.

Now for the inside. Once opened there is a pocket, as well as the pages of the journal.

The pocket folds outwards, so it can be reached when the pages are open.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Collage and Construct 5

Here is the next stage of the project : roughly adding ink to both sides of 5 sheets of watercolour paper and the blank side of the collaged canvases. Here are five of them to look at.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Collage and Construct 3

The next stage, with more pencil and pastels added. Again, the canvases are in the same order as the previous posts.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Collage and Construct 2

Over the next few days I will show the various stages the canvases go through. I won't go onto all the details or show all the layers though, as I don't want to give away all the details of Roben-Marie's class.

The next stage, with pencil and oil pastels added. They are in the same order, but not necessarily the same way up!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Collage and Construct

 I've recently started taking one of Roben-Marie Smith's classes, 'Collage, Construct and Affirm'. I'm really enjoying it and am learning new things.

The first part of the course, obviously, is collage but it is doing it on canvas paper. I have to admit I hadn't heard of this before, but it's like canvas sheets that come in a pad.

Here is my collage (it looks a bit boring, but this is only the first layer). Although the pictures look the same size, the first two sheets are 20 x 16 inches and the third, 16 x 12 inches.

These pictures were taken before the glue was dry and so there are still some bubbles apparent. I didn't succeed in getting rid of all of them, but it is good to remove as many as possible.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Open your eyes ...

... to wonder. A digital collage.

Credits: stitches from 'It's My Journey'; all other elements from 'Papillon', all by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Couture card

I haven't made many cards recently, but here is one I made using the Dylusions Couture stamps. I will add a greeting when I know where it is going!

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Moments that take our breath away

I didn't get to post anything yesterday; too many hours of epic play at Wimbledon to watch. Here's a digital piece I created when it was all over.

Credits: all elements from 'Quotiety' by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Stressed out and hazardous

Hope you are not feeling like this today!

Credits: words from 'Technical Expressions' by Dawn Inskip @ SBG; stitches from 'Another Man's Treasure' and other elements from 'Limed Spruce' both by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Wednesday, 3 July 2013