Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Monday, 29 December 2014

Every day ...

A digital piece.

Credits: All elements from September Art District kit @ T Baxter & Co.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

My Documented Life - weeks 48 & 49

The theme for week 48 was gratitude and the prompt for week 49 was to trace a hand onto your page. As I was playing catch-up, I got them the wrong way around!

Week 48


Week 49

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

My Documented Life - weeks 45, 46 & 47

I'm very behind, but trying to catch up!
The instruction for week 45 was to add a tab to the page.


 For week 46, the prompt was to incorporate fabric into the page.


 The prompt for week 47 was to add a map to the page and document something about it.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Art Journal Caravan - weeks 48 & 49

The prompt I used for week 48 was to use one of my photos. I chose one of the poppy installation at the Tower of London, a very powerful art work. Not sure how much I like my piece, but here it is:

Credits: split canvas by Cryztal Rain @ Deviant Scrap; other elements from AJC14 November kit @ T Baxter & Co.

The prompt for week 49 was about how we measure our lives.

Credits: all elements from AJC14 December kit @ T Baxter & Co.

Friday, 19 December 2014

It's not who you are ...

... that holds you back, it's who you think you are not.

A wall decoration made from PaperArtsy Fresco paints and various stamps.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Art Journal Caravan - weeks 46 & 47

Week 46 was about seeing more clearly what is within us and around us.

Credits: elements from AJC14 Sept and November kits @ T Baxter & Co.

Week 47 was about possibilities.
Credits: Church: my own picture; all other elements from various AJC14 kits @ T Baxter & Co.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Quiet moments ..

At this time of year it is nice to grab some quiet moments, particularly if not everything is making sense!

Credits: all elements from the Art District kits @ T Baxter & Co.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The most novel experience

This is a little piece I created on a cardboard oblong. I used acrylic paint and stencils to create the background, stuck on the image of the lady (stamped on tissue paper) onto the background and added the border stamps.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop led by Anne Dabrowska, aka Finnabair. It was a great afternoon and this is what I came home with, a 20 x 20cm canvas full of texture, colour and embellishment. The picture is of me when I was about twelve.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Art Journal Caravan - week 45

This month (November, I'm behind!), AJC is centred around love, grace and gratitude.

Credits: all elements from November AJC14 kit at T Baxter &Co.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Party!

The background of this page is both Spray Ink, stamped from a stencil, and acrylic paint, all left over from other projects. As are the stamps. I added the dots to the black tag and then attached the face to it, having sprayed ink through a stencil and then cut it out.I like the contrast of the black tag against the coloured background.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

It's all about perspective ...

A digital piece.

Credits: background & border by Captivated Visions; persist quote by Ztampf, both @ SBG; girl, doodles (altered) & 'perspective'  by R McMeen @ T Baxter & Co.

Monday, 1 December 2014

My Documented Life - week 44

The prompt for week 44 was to 'incorporate leaves onto your page in a creative way'. I used real leaves and painted them. They may not last the course, as they are quite brittle now, but I like how they look.


Sunday, 30 November 2014

My Documented Life - week 43

I'm playing catch up again! The prompt for week 43 was to 'sketch what you see right now'. Well in our house I am surrounded by books.... I didn't attempt to sketch them, but took a sketch-like picture on my phone and then added the book wrapping paper.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Two Tags

Although these tags look quite different, I made them in the same way. For the background I used Distress Spray Stains and stencils. I then stamped the ladies onto card, coloured them and stuck them to the tags. To  them I added the tape, rub-ons and bows. The second is my favourite. What about you?

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Art Journal Caravan - week 44

The prompt for this digital piece was 'vitality'.

Credits: all elements from AJC14 November kit @  T Baxter & Co.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Art Journal Caravan - week 43

The prompt for this digital piece was 'dawning'.

Credits: all elements from AJC14 November kit @ T Baxter & Co.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Feeling blue?

Sorry I've been AWOL! Life has been rather hectic recently. Hope you like this journal page.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Rainy Days

A bit if fun to cheer those wet days!

Credits: script from 'It's a Rainy Day' by Studio Manu @ SBG: all other elements from various kits @ T Baxter & Co.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

A Wonderful Life

For the background of this tag I used spray inks with a stencil and some of Tim Holtz's rub-ons. I stamped the face onto white card and added the body. I coloured it and attached it to the tag. I added the tape at the bottom and the bow to finish it.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Art Journal Caravan - week 42

The inspiration for this week came from the words 'light' and 'surrender'.

Credits: all elements from AJC kit for October @ Tangie Baxter & Co.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Art Journal Caravan - week 41

The prompt I used for week 41 was 'fearless'.

Credits: all elements from AJC kit for October 2014 @ T Baxter & Co.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Cards

It is always useful to have some spare cards and so I made these. I used acrylic paint for the background and then stamped on the flowers and random dots. I then added small pieces of Washi tape to give extra detail. I mounted the squares onto brown card to provide some definition against the white background.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

I haven't drawn some faces for a while, so thought it was about time I did. I drew it on a background of acrylic paint and some spray ink applied through a stencil.

Monday, 3 November 2014

My Documented Life - week 42

I think you will be able to guess the theme for week 42 ... stars!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

My Documented Life - week 41

The prompt for week 41 was 'polka dots'. I'm not sure whether my dots count as polka dots, but with a jot of creative license ...

Friday, 31 October 2014

A bit of colour

I created this art journal page using acrylic paint, Dylusions spray ink and Dina Wakley's stencils and stamps. I like it. Hope you do too!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Art Journal Caravan - week 40

The theme for this week was 'the road less travelled'.

Credits: all elements from AJC14 October kit @ T Baxter & Co.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Black and white tags

Having created a black & white page for week 36 of My Documented Life journal I decided I liked it so much that I would also decorate some tags in the same way. I'm not sure they were quite so successful, particularly as I added some colour to the second, which I'm not sure abut now, but here they are!


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Wander ...

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'Wander' by Rosey Posey @ SBG

Thursday, 23 October 2014

My Documented Life - week 40

The instructions for week 40 were to 'paint or colour with three colours you never use'. I found this quite hard as I use most colours in my work, but I went for brown, blue and purple. I don't tend to use brown much and blue and purple are my least favoutrite colours. Nevertheless, I am pleased with how the pages turned out.


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Art Journal Caravan - week 39

The theme of water continues ...

Credits: all elements from AJC14 September kit @T Baxter & Co.

Some of my art