Monday, October 21, 2013

Art journalling

I've been playing around with art journalling lately...something I've always liked but never found a "look" I liked. Some people do too much to the page and I wonder what the point is putting all the paper etc on the page when you paint all over it and then can't see it! So a  ....after watching quite a few YouTube videos, I came up with something I think works for me!

Painted with blue acrylic, then white, red and yellow water colour. The piece of paper in the top right corner is a scrap left over with punched out flowers.

My favourite heart stamp and a small swirl stamp and the doodle bugs. I water coloured the people with white first as the colour stood out better.

I outlined the rub on's with white to highlight them, doodled the flower cut outs, stuck a piece of washi-tape at the bottom then doodled the dangles. (First time I've used washi tape!)
A close-up of the doodle bugs!

 All in all, I'm quite chuffed with the way it turned out. I already have another one planned!

Happy creating


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Back to school

And so, back to school for the last term...and spring has finally pushed winter out the door! We've had beautiful weather this whole week, I think I can finally banish the jerseys and boots to the back of the cupboard.

I was so excited to win some of Sandy Steen Bartholomew's tangle card packs from her challenges!! 49 new tangles all beautifully drawn...

My new pack of cards!

...and so I had to draw! I used a scrapbooking window template doubled over, and drew a different tangle in each section...found some new favourites!

Tangles from top L-R: chakra(I reeaally like this one), bingley, circfleur, etcher, itch, fidget, jute, purlbox, leeter, wingding, sporktine, mumsy, skein,quip (like this one too) and tentacle.

I also got some inspiration for some art journaling and found a gorgeous saying which just begged to be drawn!

I added silver sparkle to the icing and the last word

I've had a horrible headcold since we came back from holiday, and it's now gone into my chest :((  I haven't been sleeping to well, and last night I "went to bed" 3 times between 10pm and 1:30am. During my last awake session, I did my entry for The Diva's weekly challenge which was to have fun with borders.

Tangles: a bit of striping, copada mixed with crescent moon, and a straight version of Shattuck

I'm also busy working on a mixed media canvas, which I should finish this weekend! The canvas was a fairy that the youngest gannet didn't want, so I painted it over with yellow of all things and then got stuck as to what next! It's been sitting upstairs for nearly 4 months...and now, it has new life!
Here's a sneak preview...

Happy creating