Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Documented Life Project

We are on Week 34 and the theme is all about numbers significant in some way to your week. Well, yesterday was a crazy day all about plums...LOL!! So today thought it was a perfect subject for this weeks page. I am going to enter my journal page into the current Anything Goes theme over at Crafty Calender.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Mini Frida

Cut this twinchie (2" x 2") from some water colour paper and took it with me on my recent hols. Here is my VERY mini art journal page with one of her quotes. I am sharing this over at Art Journal Journey with this month's theme being Frida Kahlo.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Catching up

Just had a week away in Dorset but managed to get my documented life project for week 33 done. It was to use under papers i.e. the paper you put underneath to catch drips of paint, etc. Well I didn't have anything messy but I did have watercolour pencils, Big brush and Pitt Pens. So after making a little project I then had under papers and sketched over to create this girl and therefore my page from the week. When I had glued her down onto my page I decided to add some colour and the under paper was so thin that my colouring picked up the matrix of the dry adhesive, I quite like the effect it created...a happy accident!

I am going to share this over at Paper Saturdays. and AJED.

Friday, 15 August 2014

The last word...

This month over at One Little Word the word is 'lost'. This is my last project for the challenge after a great 12 months. I have great fun and wish Ronda and the team all the best for the future. I am going to share my water colour painting over at Paint Party Friday.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Final Message

Here is the last Me Time Message and photo tutorial:

Journal your final word and seal into your chosen envelope. I went with a cardboard one this week.
Add a layer of gesso and create some texture. I used Grunge Paste through a stencil.

Add some colour. I used a couple of coats of acrylic paint.

I added a light paint to the end of my message, spritzed loads of water and let it drip down the envelope.

Stamp some white tissue paper and glue to message (I used matt medium).

More stamping

Add some more colour I used ink tense blocks.

Time to personalise: I added scan of some of my art work which matched with my word of the week plus my word and a quote.

Thanks to everyone who joined in with my Me Time Messages workshop.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Me Time Message 5

Keep Calm was the phrase for this week. I can't help but chuckle as there is a slight sense of irony to this as I had a bit of a disaster and ended up deleting some stuff off my camera. So I am going to have to cobble something together in this post rather than share a video this week.

As always the project starts with journaling your word/phrase for the week and sealing it into the envelope. I chose a window envelope this week.

Then came a layer of gesso. Once dry I stamped some images using a coloured archival ink.

After that through a stencil I added some gloss gel medium to create gloss pattern that would become a resist, so heat embossing would work just the same way.

Then came a spritz of Dylusions ink and I wiped over the dots a bit to reveal the resist pattern. The stamped yellow archival almost creates a resist in itself...a happy accident!

Then came some stamping using archival black and also a swipe of the ink pad around the edges and over the envelope itself.

To finish off I did some doodling added my phrase inside the window of the envelope and created a frame.


I will be back with the last Me Time Message tutorial on Thursday next week.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014


cookie. Never eaten one so needed to generate one from online website to join in with this week's The Documented Life project. I decided to had draw my own art work and tied it in with a craft challenge set by a blogging pal with the theme 'balloons' So here is my finished page:

I am going to enter it into the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar challenge 'Anything Goes!'
Paper Saturdays

Monday, 4 August 2014

My First Frida

Sketched out my first ever Frida Kahlo and coloured her using watercolour pencil. This mini journal page is for August's Art Journal Journey challenge.