Wednesday, 30 April 2014


A journal page using some of my decorated tape.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Multiple faces

Here are two more attempts to draw several overlapping faces on a page (see my post on 3rd April).

I quite like the main face and the one on the left-hand side, but the blue face is wrong due to the placing of the eye of the middle face.

I like this one better!

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Two faces

Unfortunately, these two don't look very happy!

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Two journal pages

I have used acrylic paints and spray inks through stencils on the backgrounds of these pages.The women's faces are Dina Wakley stamps, which I stamped onto card and then stuck on the pages. Their clothes are deli paper (now available in this country at Art from the Heart), which I decorated.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Art Journal Caravan - week 14

This digital piece was created for week 14 of Art Journal Caravan.

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

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Grow towards the light

I used Distress Paints with some white paint sprayed through a stencil on top of them for the background of this page. I drew the leaves. The circles were punched from scraps and the butterflies were die-cut on my Cuttlebug.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014


I created this page by sticking pieces of newspaper onto my page and then drawing the two dandelions. I added the yellow paint at the end.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A Tag

I made this tag as a variation of Tim Holtz's April tag for his '12 tags of 2014'.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Decorated tape

I was looking at Roben-Marie Smith's sticker tape on her website and this inspired me to try and make a similar version for myself. I stuck eight strips of masking tape onto a piece of card. After covering it with various colours of acrylic paint I then stamped on some random images and added some dots and circles of various pens. I also added a bit of writing. I may need to add more adhesive to the strips, but I think they will look good in my journals.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Two digital pieces

I tend to create square digital pieces, so I decided it was time for a change.

Credits: all elements from 'Walk Away' by Captivated Vision @ SBG

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

Thursday, 17 April 2014

She decided she was worth it!

A journal page with acrylic paint and spray ink background and using some of Dina Wakley's stamps.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Images of self

Inspired by Dina Wakley's course, here are three journal pages with images of my self at various stages in my life.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Art Journal Caravan - week 13

Tread Softly
The prompt for week 13 of the Art Journal Caravan was top use a favourite line from a favourite story. I adapted it slightly and used a favourite poem.

Credits: stitches by Studio Ztampf; all other elements from 'Painterly' by R McMeen, both @ SBG

Monday, 14 April 2014

Dreaming ...

Who or what do you dream of? Hope you like this digital piece.

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

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Journal pages

Here are three journal pages I started during Dina Wakley's workshops but didn't finish. I have posted them all already, but they weren't in their completed state.

This one now has some journalling.

The next two were just backgrounds, but I have now added some focal points.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Art Journal Caravan - weeks 11 & 12

I'm rather behind, but here are my pieces for weeks 11 and 12.

The word for week 11 was flourish.
Credits: all elements from various kits by T Baxter @ SBG

Week 12 is about the symphony of life.
Credits: all elements from various kits by T Baxter @ SBG

Friday, 11 April 2014

Dina's classes

Last, but not least, this was a warm up picture that I drew very quickly in the faces class.

Later on in the colour Wow class, I 'dressed' the middle woman in some deli paper that I had decorated in complementary colours.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Dina Wakley class - Colour Wow

The third of Dina's classes was about colour.

 Here are some backgrounds using analagous colours with neutrals:

This was my finished A3 piece.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Dina Wakley class - In Your Image

Lastly, we had to paint an image of ourselves using a photo. I think this looks less like me, may be because I haven't drawn my glasses.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Dina Wakley class - In Your Image

Next it was making stencils of  an image of oneself and spraying through them. I quite like these!

Me as I am now.

Me as a child.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Dina Wakley class - In Your Image

The second class was all about using images of ourselves in our art. Ugh! I have to say, I really enjoyed this day, although I still need to do some work on my images!

The first was tracing a picture or yourself over a collaged page.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Dina Wakley classes

The last task of the class was to draw a face on a large piece (A3) of watercolour paper. This is mine.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Dina Wakley classes

Another suggestion of Dina's was to draw heads that overlap. I had two attempts at this.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Dina Wakley classes

Here are two other challenges. Firstly to paint the head in and then draw in the face.

Secondly, to draw the face and use journalling to form the hair. This is one of my favourites.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Dina Wakley classes

The next exercise was to not draw everything but to have implied lines.