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:


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

Thursday, 22 September 2016


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.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Nathalie Kalbach  was the guest artist at Wanderlust recently. This is my journal page based on her lesson.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

A Whimsical Face

As the previous two, this face was also created using  water-soluble oil pastels, a Stabilo All pencil and a water-brush.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Tiny ...

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Lakeside' bu Captivated Visions @ Sweet Shoppe

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Phone Art

Here are two very different pieces of art I created on my phone using filters and some of my photos. What do you think?

Sunday, 4 September 2016


Here are two faces I drew sitting on the sofa whilst watching TV! I only used water-soluble oil pastels, a Stabilo All pencil and a water-brush.

This one I coloured the background first and then drew the face.

This one I drew the face first and then coloured the background, which created a very different appearance.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

My House!

Week 35 at Wanderlust was loosely based around mosaics. I used some of Kasia's techniques to create these four houses.

I glued old papers onto gessoed backgrounds and then added various colours of Fresco Paints. Once dry I added the words (c/o T Baxter) and applied bees wax and mica chips. Lastly I added some inks.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Playing with Stencils

This A4 journal page was created using two Andrea Matus stencils from Stencil Girls, blue and green Dylusions Inks and some acrylic paint to add finishing touches.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The World is a Better Place ...

A piece of digital mail art.

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

Saturday, 20 August 2016


I haven't had much time for art this week, but I have managed to complete my Wanderlust page, inspired by guest artist Carolyn Dube. All the colour you see is created using Dylusions Ink Sprays.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Last week, Lindsay Weirich was the guest artist at Wanderlust. She showed us how to use different techniques with inks. This isn't the kind of canvas I would normally create, but I enjoyed doing it and learnt in the process. Can't be bad!

Saturday, 13 August 2016


Two weeks ago at Wanderlust, Kasia encouraged us to create a canvas using paints and inks and old photos. Here is my canvas, featuring seven of my great-grandparents. Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of one of my great-grandmothers. I haven't quite decided if the canvas is completed, which probably means it isn't, but it is complete enough to show here. Let me know what you think ...

Some of my art