Friday, 21 December 2018

Florals

I have recently started undertaking Traci Bautista's Floral Designs course, a birthday and Christmas present from my husband, and I am really enjoying it.

Here are some preliminary floral sketches using a variety of pens and techniques. Apologies that the pictures are that great - I used green paper to draw on!





Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Digital Scrapbooking

This is a picture of me when I was about 12 made into a simple digital scrapbook page. 

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Ten Green Bottles ...

Well, gold and silver, actually! 

These are two more pieces I made with Brusho backgrounds, and then stamping and embossing the images on top. I might use these for cards.


Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Beauty

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'It's My Journey' by Captivated Visions

Saturday, 8 December 2018

More Brusho Backgrounds

This time, after I had created my Brusho background, I stamped on an image and then coloured the image using Brushos.


Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Life's an Adventure

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Silent Battles - Stress' by Captivated Visions and Basic Designs

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Brushos

Three more pieces using Brushos and matte medium for the backgrounds. I love the grain effect this creates.


Monday, 26 November 2018

Brushos

I created the backgrounds for these pieces by using Brushos and matte medium. Once dry I stamped on them and embossed the stamped image. They might be quite good to use for cards, particularly for men. What do you think?



Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Life is Meant to be Lived

A journal page after messing around with paints. It probably isn't finished, so I may come back to it, but it's done for now!!

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Life's an Adventure

A digital piece.

Credits: frame by Nancie Rowe Janitz; all other elements from 'Celeste' by Captivated Visions

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Don't Quit!

A journal page created with acrylic paints, stamps and Dina Wakley printed tissue paper.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Leap of Faith

Here is a grungy digital piece that I created.

Credits: elements from 'Bubblegum Pop' and 'Believe in Beautiful' by Captivated Visions.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Pentecost

I know Pentecost is usually in May, but I realised that I hadn't posted a picture of this canvas and it's been on a wall for a while now. So here it is!

Monday, 5 November 2018

Paint Pouring

I forgot to post this before. I created this piece using the remnants of paint left in my pots after I created the little canvases.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Life

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'Glorious Vision' by T Baxter, Sherrie Drummond, Rosey Posey & R McMeen

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Be Bold!

Some more pieces similar to those on my post on 18th October.



Saturday, 27 October 2018

Beauty

And here is the second half of the face that I used in the previous post.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Stars

I recently acquired some of Dina Wakley's collage papers. Here is a journal page using stars and one of the faces, or to be precise half of one of the faces!

Sunday, 21 October 2018

It will be OK

I created this digital piece using an Artified Template by Captivated Visions.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Layers

I shall probably use these pieces as card toppers. The backgrounds were created by brayering on layers of paint and then using stamps and stencils. The focal pictures and sentiments were created in a similar way in contrasting colours.



Monday, 15 October 2018

Paint Pouring

Paint pouring seems to be in fashion at the moment. I've poured Pebeo paints before but I've never tried it with using acrylic paints and pouring medium. So a friend and I decided to have a go. Here are my small canvases. I used three parts medium to one part paint (approximately).

Here I just poured the paint and just kept tilting the canvas until I was happy.


 For the second canvas I added more paint, so it was thicker, and played with the paint using a stick.


For the third canvas I used an old fork to create the edges and a little marbling.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Wheat Field

This page started out as just experimenting with Distress Oxide inks stamped onto an acrylic background, but I love how it turned out.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Thankful!

Well I guess Autumn is definitely here, now. So I created an autumnal this digi piece.

Credits: fame by N Rowe Janitz; all other elements from 'Thankful Heart' by T Baxter & S J Drummond

Friday, 5 October 2018

August

August seems a long time ago now, but at least I've had a chance to dabble in my art journal. I actually retired at the beginning of August, hence the 'home together' tabs, but somehow I find that I'm still working, so I'm not sure how that works!!

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Salvaged Journal

Oh dear, this week seems to have slipped by very quickly!
I have created a few more pages in my Salvaged Journal though, so here they are.



Sunday, 23 September 2018

There is Always Hope

A digital piece. (Click on the image to see it in more detail.)

Credits: smudged frame by N Rowe Janitz; all other elements from 'Believe in Beautiful' by Captivated Visions

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Tags

Here are a couple more tags that I created using Distress Oxide Inks. I like the fact that you can smudge the ink whilst still keeping the image.