Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Being Brave

I haven't done much crafting the last few days but I have been reading Brave Intuitive Painting by Flora Bowley. Here is what I started with, an abstract background and then I looked for images within this to complete my composition. I worked on a large sheet (20" x16") of heavy weight watercolour paper, Flora recommends working large scale and that is the biggest sheet of paper I had. To be even braver, I need to work onto a large canvas so will be going shopping next!


Sunday, 20 April 2014


My favourite shoes. The theme for this weeks documented life project. I used what I call my 'drained of colour' technique. A black and white photo with the colours in the background which in this case matches the colours of my comfy birkies. Here is my finished journal page threaded onto my book binding ring.

 I am going to share my page over at AJED, Paper Saturdays and Pile It ON 'No DPs'.
Hope everyone is having a good Easter weekend.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Sometimes it...

is hard to. The theme for the current SODAlicious art journal challenge No49. I have been toying with the idea of a fabric art journal and here is the first double page spread. I used all my usual supplies but added some hand stitching, beading and worked on calico.

I am going to enter my pages into the ABC challenge of 'as you like' and That Craft Place 'Anything Goes'.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

One Little Word # April

My art work this month was not only inspired by this month's OLW challenge with the theme 'adventure' but also by the current Mix it Up Monthly challenge with prompts of 'maps' and a colour scheme.

This unseen women is striding off on an unknown adventure. I worked on the back of a watercolour postcard, used a map from a vintage book about Somerset in the UK, a range of Fresco paints and stamps by PaperArtsy, a handful of coloured pencils plus a few touches of Coral and Apricot Promarkers.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Triptych on...

a card. I used neon pink paint and yellow ink/sparkly firework spritz on the background. Then stamped using black and embossed with clear glitter powder.

I designed this card with Moo Mania and More in mind.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

She ended up...

a steampunk girl. Been working on a canvas the last couple of days and here she is finished off. Wasn't planning steampunk theme but that is what she became! I used a mix of Fresco Paints and watercolour pencils. Some journal stamps by PaperArtsy and some Prima embellishments. The feather stamps was a Craft Stamper freebie.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


mini journal page. If only I was brave enough, I would so love the ombre hair look, though mine would have to be pink and not purple!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Week 15...

of The Documented Life project. This week the theme of 'monochromatic'. I had thought of colouring my design one colour but in the end decided to leave it black and white.

I am going to enter my journal page into the Allsorts challenge of 'no flowers'.