Saturday, 30 January 2016

Circles

To create this page, I first painted random blocks of acrylic paint onto my page. I then went over them with a wash of Titanium Buff paint to blend them a little.  I used inks to draw the two large circles and added water to them to encourage them to run.To finish I added various markings and some Washi tape to embellish.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Wanderlust

Week three of Wanderlust was about composition. I think perhaps I should have swapped my spirals around, but I quite like it for the first attempt at a composition that is unusual for me.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Winter Wishes

A digital Collage, using one of my own master-boards of birds and flowers.

Credits: all other elements from 'Shine Bright' by Captivated Visions & Basic Designs @ Sweet Shoppe

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Wanderlust

The guest artist for week 2 of Wanderlust was Kate Crane. I had fun replicating some of her techniques in my journal. Here are the two pages I created.


Thursday, 21 January 2016

Enjoy the Little Things

A digital scrapbook page of some of my holiday photos, taken whilst we were in New York.

Credits: all elements (except photos) from 'Enjoy the Little Things' by Captivated Visions @ Sweet Shoppe

Monday, 18 January 2016

Breathe

This year, I decided not to join the Documented Life Project as, although I've thoroughly enjoyed over the past two years, I felt I needed a change. So instead, needing some source of learning and inspiration I have joined Wanderlust by Everything Art. This is my journal spread from the first week.

Click on the picture to see more of the detail.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Amazing!

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'Enjoy the little Things' by Captivated Visions at Sweet Shoppe

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Alway Believe in Yourself

A digital collage.

Credits: words by Dawn Inskip @ SBG; all other elements by Captivated Visions @ Sweet Shoppe

Monday, 11 January 2016

New Beginnings ...

... are often disguised as painful endings.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

My Documented Life - weeks 51 & 52

The challenge for the penultimate week was 'hidden journalling'. My journalling is very hidden, as I created a spread with journalling as its base, but then really hated the pages! So I added tracing  paper on top of the pages, so that my background only peeked through. I added the paint drips and the tags as focal points.

  
The challenge for the last week of My Documented Life was storytelling. I wrote about the past year and then covered it with paint, collage and stamping.


I feel I somewhat lost my mojo for the last two weeks of the project, but was glad I managed to actually complete it. Now, I look forward to a new year of creativity.

Friday, 8 January 2016

You Make My Heart Smile!

I just wanted to say a big 'Thank You' to all those of you who visit my blog, and particularly if you take time to leave a comment a two. It is so encouraging and is always appreciated.You make my heart smile!

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'A Better Place' by Captivated Visions & Basic designs @ Sweet Shoppe

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Learn to let go!

I used acrylic paints and pens, and stencils to create this page.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Happy New Year!

May 2016 be an art-filled year. Happy creating!

Here's a journal page I made a while back, using Traci Bautista techniques in the background.

Some of my art