Friday, 24 November 2017

10 minutes



This ten minutes quick draw exercise was very liberating! I love how she turned out.
Added a touch of neon pink and translucent blue paint.



Friday, 17 November 2017

Coral


So called because of the name of the paint I used for her hair. 
Lots of paint on this journal page but a touch of Neo Colours crayons to.
Washi taped her dress and again taking inspiration from Mindy Lacefield’s 24 Faces class.



Friday, 10 November 2017

Sunday, 5 November 2017

ATC book


Made this ATC book for a swap with a Think Pink theme. Used two stencils one inked with Picked Raspberry DIs and one using grey archival ink. I also did more stamping with Carribean Sea Fresco paints and some black ink too. The image is by Octopode Factory.


I am entering them into the following challenges: 
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes 
Fab n Funky: Fashion

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Craft Stamper


I am pleased to share a little snippet of a project I created for a Pitt Pen masterclass in the new issue of Craft Stamper magazine which is out on Friday.

Buy your copy from HERE


Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Monster


Found a never been inked Stampotique image in my stash and so 
made this quick and simple birthday card using the following challenge for inspiration:

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Think Pink


This project I have created especially for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
It doesn’t matter what your age or sex make sure you check yourself regularly. 
Not sure what to do or look out for then head over to this helpful guide HERE.
Crafting is a fabulous therapy for those fighting breast cancer, recovering or for family and friend supporting those going through such a tough time with treatment.


I altered an old cardboard jewellery box, stamped using Distress ink oxide in Worn lipstick, some grey stamping and of course some Stampotique girlies were coloured in using Promarkers.



Allsorts: Think Pink
Passion for Promarkers:Anything Goes


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Mermaid



Had lots of fun making the background. Inked up a couple of new Stampotique stamps for this card.
Mermaid was coloured with promarkers and a little touch of coloured pencil. I used up a load of iridescent gem stones to give a water bubble effect.


Stampotique Designers Challenge: Anything Goes (SDC284)
Corrosive Challenge: Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday Anything Goes






Friday, 6 October 2017

Final Angel





Over the past couple of weeks I have been using all I learned in the Kelly Rae Roberts course to create my own very large canvas to hang up in my bedroom. As I used oil paint bars for her face I needed to give more drying time between each layers. I was considering adding a quote but in the end decided she didn't need one.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Christmas Penguins


Sharing a batch of Christmas cards I made using some recently purchased My Favourite Thing stamps.

Here are some closer views of my trio themed cards.





Friday, 22 September 2017

Angel #6


Sad to have completed the Spirit Wings class by Kelly Rae Roberts. It pushed me to try some different mediums to colour the faces and also made me use collage which is something I didn't really  like to use in my mixed media work. Upcycled an old canvas for this angel. I am planning to use what I have learned to create a large canvas....watch this space! 





Friday, 15 September 2017

Angel #5


Although the summer holidays are well and truely over I am still sharing art work I created.
This angels face was created using Winsor Newton Oil bars which was a new medium for me but I liked how she turned out. On the page a halo seemed to appear around my truth angel and I found a very appropriate quote for the time of year.



Friday, 8 September 2017

Angel #4


Another angel with face created using Gelatos with water. 
This angel is on the front of a journal I have completed.





Friday, 1 September 2017

Bird


While working on what I thought was a double page spread in my journal a bird's wing seems to appear on the second page....so decided to go with it and here is how my page turned out! 







Friday, 25 August 2017

Little Watercolour Girl


Started this little girl while away in Dorset for a few days using watercolour.
Finally finished her now I am back using some stamping! 
She was created in a small (10cm by 14cm) Moleskine watercolour journal.



Friday, 18 August 2017

Angel #3


The online course I am taking by Kelly Rae Roberts is really helping me to stay motivated with art journal. Really pleased with how my latest angel turned out and the colours I ended up using. Her face was created using gelatos.



Friday, 11 August 2017

Angel #2


Continuing some art journaling inspired by Kelly Rae Roberts Spirit Wings online course.
I have used Big brush pens for a long time but always on top of paint, so it was great to try something different on this face and blend them straight onto gel medium surface. I am really pleased with how she turned out and can't wait to get started on the next lesson.




Friday, 4 August 2017

Angel #1

managed to get back to some art journaling now on have a bit more time on my hands...thank goodness for the summer holidays! Taking a Kelly Rae Roberts course 'spirit wings' and worked with oil pastel on the face which is new for me.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Cardmaking


Some more card making today. Using range of papers, stamps and some colouring using Promarkers


Entering this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts: Fancy folds
Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Christmas in July

Adding to my Christmas card stash using a new MFT stamp set and went for fresh/cool colour combo



ABChristmas challenge: new (stamps and die set) and old (papers)
Christmas at Sweet Stamping: anything goes
Fab n Funky: Patterned papers




Sunday, 16 July 2017

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Warm colours


And time to get out some stash I haven't used for a while. Out came the alcohol inks and also some perfect pearls. It is coming toward the end of the term and so I need a couple of thank you cards.

I am entering my card into the following challenge: 




Friday, 7 July 2017

Craft Stamper


New issue out today and I am pleased to have a small project featuring in this month's magazine.

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Single issues HERE
Go go digital HERE

Below is a little teaser! 


Friday, 9 June 2017

Going Large...

and used all I had learned from Kelly Rae Roberts Hello Soul, Hello Mantras course. This large canvas is now hanging on my bedroom wall. 





Monday, 29 May 2017

Snowman in May!


Made these cards on the hottest day here in the UK so far in 2017...thought colouring snowmen might make me feel a little cooler. No such luck, went non traditional colours but really pleased with how they turned out.

Crimbo Crackers Anything Goes


Friday, 26 May 2017

Zig Zag Book


A zig zag book I created using a watercolour background and then went mixed media, with of course plenty of stamping!