Wednesday, 28 December 2016

You Make My Heart Smile

A digital collage.

Credits: my background; all other elements from 'A Better Place' by Captivated Visions & Studio Basic Designs @ Sweet Shoppe

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Live, Laugh, Love

Playing in my art journal. Pity I can't write straight!!

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Here are a couple of note cards I made recently. I used Brushos to create the background, stamped over them and then added the stitched frames.


Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Cherish the Moment

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. Here is a digital piece to mark our special day!

Credits: all elements from 'Of Wishes, Hopes and Dreams' a studio freebie at the Lily Pad 

Sunday, 11 December 2016

A Happy Life!

Here is an art journal page I created using collage, acrylic paint ink and stamps, with a few rub-ons thrown in.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Today ...

Today, I am even more behind than I was yesterday! I am not at all prepared for Christmas and I have had very little crafting time recently, but maybe today I will be better than I was yesterday and start to restore some order!!

Here is a little digital piece I made.

Credits; elements from 'Yesterday was Yesterday' by Captivated Visions @Sweet Shoppe

Sunday, 4 December 2016

My Wish for You ...

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'My Wish for You' by Captivated Visions at Sweet Shoppe

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Beyond Blessed...

I created the background for this page using scraps of paper and acrylic paint. The girl was drawn separately and stuck onto the page.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Live on the Edge!

Here are a couple of faces, both drawn with pen but one on a background. I think the latter looks a bit scary!


Friday, 25 November 2016

Family

A digital scrapbook page of my Nanna.

Credits: all elements from 'Aquarelle' & 'Edgy Stash' by Captivated Visions

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Never Give Up

A digital piece.

Credits: quote from 'Believe in Yourself' by Sabee's Creative World; frame from 'What a Mess' by Cryztal Rain; all other elements from 'Artful Marks' by J Maddocks

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Here is another clear acrylic Artist Trading Card that I have decorated with acrylic paints.

The front:

The back:

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Painty Layers

Here's the second piece, a postcard, that I created whilst crafting with my friend. I'm not sure that it is finished yet; I may add some embellishments.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Off and On

A friend & I got together recently to do some crafting. This is one of the pieces I created - lots of layers of Paper Artsy's Fresco Paint applied with brushes and foam, using stamps and stencils.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Dream Big!

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Of Wishes, Hopes & Dreams', a Studio freebie at the Lily Pad

Monday, 7 November 2016

Hope ...

... gives you wings.

We are having our kitchen re-done at the moment and so the house is in chaos and because of this I have done little art. It is much easier to create digitally, so here is a new digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'Those Wings' by Captivated Visions @ Sweet Shoppe

Friday, 4 November 2016

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Our Story ...

A digital collage.

Credits: frame from 'Shine Bright' by Captivated Visions & Basic Designs; all other elements from 'To Be Continued' by Captivated Visions, all @ Sweet Shoppe

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Acrylic ATCs

I realise, thanks to one of my followers, that I didn't actually explain about acrylic ATCs. They are actually clear plastic (acrylic), meaning that different layers on the front and back can been seen from both sides. Hopefully, that is clearer (sorry about the pun!) when you see my next one.

Front:

Back:

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Soft Pastels

Wanderlust continued to focus on soft pastels this week. My first piece is an exercise in freedom and play, adding various layers.

My second piece is also about layers, with a bit of collage added.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Watch the Birdie!

And another acrylic ATC....


Friday, 21 October 2016

Time

A digital piece, using one of my own photos.

Credits: elements from 'Aquarelle'  by Captivated Visions @ Sweet Shoppe

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Pastels & Graphite

This week at Wanderlust, Rachel Urista showed us how she used pastels and graphite with acrylic paint in her work. Well, I have several sticks of soft pastels and graphite knocking around and, on the whole, I don't use them. So this was a very good exercise for me. Here are the end results. What do you think?


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Another Acrylic ATC

Here's the front:


And the back:

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Abstract Expressionism

Last week I went to the Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Royal Academy. As well as thoroughly enjoying (most of) what I saw, I learnt a lot and came across artists I had not previously heard of.

Well, of course, once I was home, I had to have a go at creating my own abstract pieces. I'm not sure how successful they are, but I enjoyed doing them!




Sunday, 9 October 2016

Acrylic ATCs

Whilst at the crafting show at Ally Pally recently, I saw Helen Chilton and Lynn Hatwell decorate acrylic ATCs. So, of course, I decided to have a go. here are my first ones. Others will follow.



Apologies that the pictures are not great. I find it really hard to take pictures of shiny things!

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Blessed!

A digital collage; deliberately sunny to remind me of the lovely summer we had.

Credits: frame by K Lewis; all other elements from 'Faith is' by Rosey Posey & Studio Wendy @ SBG

Monday, 3 October 2016

Whimsical People

Leslie Wood was guest artist at Wanderlust this week and I thoroughly enjoyed her lesson.

Here are my creations:



Saturday, 1 October 2016

Breathe

A simple journal page with paints and inks.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Sweet Life!

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'Aquarelle' by Captivated Visions @ Sweet Shoppe

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Bag Party!

Last week, Roben-Marie Smith was the guest artist at Wanderlust. She showed us how to make a folder from a paper carrier bag.  I love all the painty layers!

Here is my folder closed:

Open:

And the back:
Now I just have to decide what to put in it!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Triptych

I was fortunate enough to be able to do a second 'Make & Take' at the Crafting Show, this time with 'That's Crafty'. This was a more complicated project and so I ended up finishing it at home.

This is the front:


And here is the back:

Monday, 19 September 2016

Wooden Plaque

On Saturday I went to the 'Crafting at Ally Pally' show. PaperArtsy was there as usual, but this time I was fortunate enough to do one of their 'Make & Takes'. We decorated a wooden plaque using Fresco Paints, PaperArtsy stamps and adhesive rub-ons with foil, all in about 35 minutes! Here is the finished product.

Some of my art