Friday, 30 October 2015

My Documented Life - week 43

The challenge this week was to use glassine paper. Jeanette House was the guest artist and I took her pages as my inspiration. I didn't have any clear glassine paper so I used tracing paper instead. I did however have some brown glassine paper, so I crumpled it and coloured it with spray inks, tore it up and added the pieces to the left-hand page.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Let Go of Fear

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements are from 'Be Fearless' by Angie Young @ SBG

Monday, 26 October 2015

Count Your Blessings

Paint, stencils and a bit of collage thrown in.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Playing with Inks!

Although I use my inks quite a lot, I tend to just drip them down pages. So I thought it was time to experiment. This time, I used the droppers to create patterns, spirals, on the page. it was great to see how the inks interacted when they over lapped. I nearly applied some more layers, but decided to resist the temptation on this occasion and just added the words.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

My Documented Life - week 42

The challenge for this week was to use vellum. I found this one hard! I decorated some vellum using a stencil. I then created the background - a layer of green acrylic paint under a layer of purple. Once it was dry, I stuck on the vellum and added other elements and marks. It reminds me of toothpaste. Not quite what I intended ....

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

A Colourful Journal Spread

Having fun with acrylic paint, stencils and pens!

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Just breathe

A digital collage.

Credits: frame by Captivated Visions; words by A Young @ SBG; all other elements from 'Fearless' by Sherrie J. Drummond @ SBG

Friday, 16 October 2015

Cardboard lady

I have to admit, I have a penchant for Kelly Rae Roberts pictures and this inspired me to create my own cardboard figure. She is 18 inches tall.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

My Documented Life - week 41

The challenge for this week was to use tissue paper and Dina Wakley was the guest artist. I used her layout as inspiration for mine. I painted and stamped onto tissue paper. Some of this I then glued onto my pages. The rest I used to collage onto drawings on tracing paper. After painting the backgrounds and scribbling over them, I stuck these drawings onto my pages so that they can be flicked upwards to reveal the pages underneath. The quote reads 'The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new' (Socrates).

Monday, 12 October 2015

No more tax discs!

The background of this page is created from acrylic paint and a blue Stabilo All pencil. I couldn't throw away our last tax disc ...

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Serious Reflection in Progress

A digital collage.

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

Thursday, 8 October 2015

My Documented Life - weeks 39 and 40

The challenge for week 39 was to create a storyboard. Well that was easy - I told the story of my trip to New York.

Week 40 started a new month, with a new overall theme of translucent papers. This week the challenge was to use deli paper. here is how my spread ended up. I go from loving it to hating it. What do you think?

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Love One Another

A simple digital piece.

Credits: words from 'Speak It 2' by A Young; all other elements from 'Celeste' & 'Mish Mash Color Lovin' by Captivated Visions

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Bird cards

Here are two cards I made using Gelli Plate backgrounds and Tim Holtz's bird stamps.

Friday, 2 October 2015

My Documented Life - week 38

The challenge for this was 'silhouettes'. My page didn't quite work out how I had in mind, but here it is. The pictures inside the silhouettes are both by Degas.