Monday, 30 June 2014

Just stop thinking!

We have just come back from Italy, having had a lovely holiday. It was rather stressful at times, however, as our flight was cancelled due to the French Air Traffic Control strike. We had to wait three and a half days for another flight and finally reached home at 3am on Sunday morning. Did I sleep, of course not! Too much thinking and so, of course, I felt rubbish yesterday. Even last night, I was thinking instead of sleeping, even though I kept telling myself to 'just stop'!

Credits: all elements from 'Bubblegum Pop' by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Friday, 27 June 2014


Here are three, fairly simple, cards I made recently, for various special occasions.

Monday, 23 June 2014


A journal page created from scraps,some rub-ons and a few bits of washi tape, and acrylic paint, of course.

Saturday, 21 June 2014


 A digital piece.

Credits: elements from 'dreamer' and other kits by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Sprinkle good around you ..

The background of this page is acrylic paint. The clothes of the lady are made from labels printed with some of my own work.

I shall be having a little 'slow-down' on my blog over the summer. I shall still be posting, but not necessarily everyday. The sun beckons ...

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Feeling Blue!

Don't we all have 'off' days? This digital piece came from nowhere and, actually, I'm fine but I do no the feeling!

Credits: all elements from 'I'm Currently' by Captivated Visions @ SBG

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The Documented Life - week 22

The prompt for week 22 was to draw, paint or sketch a house. I cut out a house shape and doddled on top of it.

Monday, 16 June 2014


I don't often use hearts in my work, but here is a journal pages where I did! I used acrylic paint and various scraps to create it.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

J is for ...

I created this journal page using various colours of Fresco Paint, stencils, acrylic paint pens and washi tape.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Art Journal Caravan - week 22

A digital piece using a quote by Maya Angelou, who died recently.

Credits: all elements from 'Touch of Madness' by T Baxter and Creative Victorian Design @ SBG

Friday, 13 June 2014

The Documented Life - week 21

The prompt for week 21 was to add embroidery silk or thread to the page.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Top of the World

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Journal you Art Out' by Fiddlette and Nancy Rowe Janitz

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Documented Life - week 20

The prompt for week 20 was 'use a rubber stamp in a new way'. I used a heart stamp to make a flower.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

May be ...

This journal page has spray ink stamped from a stencil as the background. I used one of Dina Wakley's stamps, some of my own decorative tape and the paper stars to decorate it.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Tell it like it is!

This page created using mainly scraps - leftover paint, and pieces of paper used to protect my table whilst creating other pieces.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

The Documented Life - week 19

The background of this page was created using Fresco Paints. I then added some tape, including some of my own cut in half, and bits of ephemera I had tucked away.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Art Journal Caravan - week 21

The prompt for week 21 was 'unveil'.

Credits: all elements from AJC Introductory Pack by T Baxter @ SBG

Friday, 6 June 2014

Capture the magic

This journal page was created with spray ink and acrylic paint, some of it metallic. The face of the lady is one of Dina Wakley's stamps.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Art Journal Caravan - week 20

Contemplation is the theme of this digital piece.

Credits: all elements from AJC14 kits by T Baxter @ SBG

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Painty circles

I made these circles to collage into my journals etc. I painted them with my fingers, starting with a base of one colour and then adding two or three others.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

The Documented Life - week 18

The prompt for week 18 was to add an inspiring quote to your page.

I created my background by printing from my Gelli Plate. I then added various pieces of ephemera.

Monday, 2 June 2014

The Documented Life - week 17

The prompt for this week was to add a favourite pair of shoes. I used a picture of my brightly coloured socks instead!

I used Prismacolor pencils and Sansodor to create the background on these pages. I then added various bits & pieces e.g. rub-ons, decorated deli paper, doodles etc.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Two journal pages

For the first page I applied the orange paint and once dry, I applied a layer of purple paint. I then put the bird masks on top and wiped off the paint around them with a baby wipe. I stamped the head and stuck it on the page, added the clothes and coloured her face.

For the second page, having applied a first layer of paint I added the light blue paint through a stencil. The girl's dress is created from deli paper.