Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Always Wear Your Invisible Crown!

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'Face the Sunshine' by Captivated Visions & Blagovesta Gosheva @ Sweet Shoppe

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Patchwork Effect

Kate Crane was the guest artist at Wanderlust last week. She demonstrated how she painted a patchwork effect. This is my finished page.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The guest artist at Wanderlust for week 18 was Dyan Reaveley. Inspired by her techniques I created two journal pages.


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Working Small

Week 17 (I'm a bit behind!) at Wanderlust, was about working on a small substrate. I made a concertina journal, about A6 size, so not that small, but smaller than my usual art journals. Click on the pictures if you would like to see them in greater detail. Thanks for looking!



Saturday, 13 May 2017

Canvas 2

This canvas was painted for the second exhibition, which focused on the theme of baptism.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Canvas 1

Over the last 18 months my church has held two art exhibitions. The first was centred around pieces of art related to Easter, and this was the canvas I displayed. It is 20 x 16 inches. Click on the picture if you wish to see the details.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Exhausted

I'm not really, but I am glad that I have a holiday coming up!
This is a digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Grief - Silent Battles' by Captivated Visions & Basic Designs

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Wild and Free

I made this tag using Distress Oxide inks and PaperArtsy stamps.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Gratitiude

A digital piece.

Credits: frame by 3 Hearts; all other elements from 'Industrial Velvet' by Tangie Baxter

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Whimsy

Mndy Lacefield provided the inspiration for week 15 at Wanderlust. Here is my whimsical girl.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Journeys

I am somewhat behind with Wanderlust at the moment!

The guest artist for week 14 was Jessica Sporn whose canvas depicts the terrible journeys many refugees have to make to reach safety. Here is my own version:  the lines of washi tape depicting the borders refugees have to cross; the red stencil patterns highlighting the circuitous routes refugees have to travel; and the crosses recognising that many die along the way before reaching safety. The angel is a prayer that might be protected whilst travelling.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Infusions

Recently, I went to the Crafty at Ally Pally show and did a 'make and take' with PaperArtsy. We stamped all the leaves with infusions, and the words were stamped with Distress Oxide ink (pity I can't stamp straight!).

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Be Creative!

A digital piece.

Credits: elements from You're My Favourite by Bella Gypsy; word art from 'Artful Imagination' by Dawn Inskip; border by N Rowe Janitz

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Friday, 14 April 2017

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Just Lately ...

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from Art District September 14 kit by R McMeen & T Baxter

Friday, 7 April 2017

Printing Pictures

I picked a tip up from Jamie, on his class at Wanderlust this week: place a picture underneath your Gelli Plate and then paint onto the Gelli Plate. I painted an abbey. I printed two onto backgrounds I had previously done, and then a ghost print. They are not perfect, but I really like them!



Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Nature

This week at Wanderlust, Kasia encouraged us to use things from nature with our Gelli Plates. 



I did one print into my art journal. As suggested, I then uses various pens and crayons to finish my page. 


Once I had taken my Gelli Plate print, I stamped the leaves onto another page to get their imprints.


A good experiment!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Spring is Here!

A quick doodle in my journal, using my Neocolour II water-soluble crayons.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Here and Now

A digital piece.

Credits: Border Overlay by 3 Hearts; all other elements from T Baxter's Art District January 2015 kit

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Say it!

A wistful, digital piece.

Credits: elements from 'Silent Battles - Grief' by Captivated Visions & Basic Designs @ Sweet Shoppe

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Abstract Art

The project at Wanderlust for week 10 didn't really gel with me, but I decided to have a go anyway as it is always possible to learn. I ended up with this abstract piece. I'm not sure whether I like it not! What do you think?

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Silence is Golden

Last week at Wanderlust Kasia encouraged us to use one of the backgrounds we made in week 5 (see my post on 14th February). This page used the background with the Distress Inks, and then I added painted marks and collage.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Trying to Draw!

I'm not entirely sure why, but I decided to have a go at drawing a self-portrait. There are lots of things wrong with it, the eyes aren't quite right, my chin is too long, but overall I am pretty pleased with it. I must keep on practising, though! 

Friday, 10 March 2017

Using Nature as Inspiration

Clair Bremner, was the guest artist at Wanderlust a couple of weeks ago. She uses nature as inspiration for her abstract pieces of art.  I followed her inspiration, but used acrylic pens rather than acrylic paints. Here is my finished piece.


I think I will try another one at some point, but using paints next time.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

A Tag

I made this tag using PaperArtsy Lynne Perella stamps. I stamped one stamp several times in different places on the tag and then coloured them with Brushos & water-soluble oil pastels. I then stamped the other images onto plain manilla card stock, cut them out and stuck them onto the tag.


Saturday, 4 March 2017

Life

In case you can't read them, the words on this page say 'living through the mish mash of life'. I'm not sure I like it as a page, but it sums up how life can sometimes be.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Focus on the Good

A digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'Silent Battles - Negative Thoughts' by Captivated Visions & Basic Designs @ Sweet Shoppe

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Self Portrait ...

For this page I made a collage background and then doctored a black and white photograph of myself for the focal point. It's different!

Thursday, 23 February 2017

The Adventure Begins!

This journal page started with leftover paint from other pages. I then built up some layers, drew the face and added the stamping.

Monday, 20 February 2017

High Society!

A simple digital collage.

Credits: all elements from 'Haute Soiree' by T Baxter

Friday, 17 February 2017

Sapphire Jubilee

The guest artist at Wanderlust for week six was Amanda Grace. This is the page I created using her lesson as inspiration. The image transfer (a picture of Clare Foy as the Queen) was made using packing tape, so apologies for the shine!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Backgrounds

The task at Wanderlust last week was to create some backgrounds for pages in the weeks to come. I created a variety.

A double-sided spread using Brushos.

Two separate pages, one with stamping, one with acrylic paint.

Distress Inks on the left-hand side and more stamping on the right-hand side.

Last but not least, just masking tape.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

My Wish for You

A digital collage.

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

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Waiting

I created this page in December but, for whatever reason, I didn't get to post it then. Advent has passed, but I am now waiting for Spring to arrive!

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Hang in There!

A digital piece.

Credits: all elements from 'Negative Thoughts' by Captivated Visions & Basic Designs @ Sweet Shoppe

Some of my art