Sunday 29 January 2012

As Time Goes By

Created for the Sunday Postcard Challenge where the theme is "As Time Goes By".  The background was created with Dylusions Colour Wash Sprays in Vanilla Custard, Cyan Blue & Grape.  This was stamped with a text stamp by Stampers Anonymous in Archival Blue-Violet, then with the tree by Stampotique in Versafine Black.  The Dali style clocks (Octopode Factory) were stamped onto paper and cut out before being glued to the tree, and painted with Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours in Pale Gold and Harebell.  Birds were stamped in the Sky (Visable Image) and pen work added using Posca Paint Pends in black and white.

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Art Journal Page - Marie Antoinette

This page was filmed for You Tube and can be seen here: Marie Antoinette

Sunday 22 January 2012

Art Journal Background & Journal Page

Created using a variety of Ranger ColorWash Sprays, gesso & Neo colours on cardstock.  I then cut the background in half and added it to my journal which is shown below:

Art Journal Page - Shadows Of Your Mind

Created live on UStream: Shadows Of your Mind
Background uses Pan Pastels in Hansa Yellow Shade, Phthalo Green Shade, Pthalo Blue Shade.  Gears stencil is by Dreamweaver, stamps by PaperArtsy, Lost Coast Designs, and Fonts by All Night Media and See D's. This page is entered into the Pan Pastel Challenge Here:


Created for the Sunday Postcard Challenge, where the theme is Dragons.  The background uses a mix of Golden Fluid Acrylics in Green Gold, Burnt Umber Light and Jenkins Green.  This was stamped with a script (Tim Holz) and Gears (Oxford Impressions) in Timber Brown.  The image was found on google and I added varius watch parts to create a Steampunk effect. Text is computer generated (font: 1942 Report).

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Altered Rabbits

Created for the Three Muses Challenges where the theme is Altered Animals.  The background is acrylic paints in Cobalt Teal, Titan Buff, Burnt Umber Light & Nickle Azo Gold.  This was stamped with a text stamp, and stencilled with sequin waste.  The collage images are from Etsy - The rabbits from a Peter Rabbit collage sheet were added to the dresses, and also to the birds body.  Pen work and the border were done using Posca Paint pens.  The quote is from Watership Down.

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Mixed Media Painting - Elements Of Magic

The painting of this piece was filmed for You Tube and can be seen here: Elements Of Magic
Prints available in my Etsy:

Altered ATC Folder

This project was filmed for You Tube and can be seen here: Altered ATC Folder

Sunday 15 January 2012

Sunday Postcard - Violets

Created for the Sunday Postcard Blog Challenge where the theme is Violets.
The background was created using acrylic paints: Americana Buttermilk;  Ranger Purple Twilight & Aqua; Anitas:Seafoam Green.  
This was then stamped with a linen effect background stamp (Stampin' Up) in Archival French Ultra Marine, and a text stamp (Creative Expressions) in Archival Blue-Violet. 
The collage images were then added (Itkupilli on Etsy), and computer generated text which was inked with the Blue-Violet.  The borders are from a Tim Holtz die.  Highlights created with a white Posca Paint Pen.

Saturday 14 January 2012

Art Journal Page - Seek Clarity

Background was created using Golden Fluid Acrylics in Dioxizine Purple & Anthraquinone Blue, blended with Americana Buttermilk, Gesso & Ranger Pink Sherbet.  This was then stamped with a text stamp (Creative Expressions) in Archival Blue-Violet & a netting stamp (Non-Sequitor) in Archival Ultramarine French Blue.  Sequin waste was used as a stencil to create the tiny circles & a crafters workshop stencil was used to create the larger circles.  These were then coloured with Neo Colours (Caran D'Ache) in Indigo, Violet, Carmine, Pink and Naples Yellow.  The same colours were used for the border.  The title was stamped using a Traci Bunkers font in Archival Blue-Violet, and this was outlined in a white Posca Paint pen.  The same pen was used for the border detail.  Finally, the large circles and background were stamped with a flourish (Crafty Individuals) and white paint was splattered over the page.

Monday 9 January 2012

Priceless ATC

ATC created using a left over piece of colourwash background from the "Hope" journal page.  Background was stamped using a Stampin'Up French Script in Archival Blue-Violet, then sponged with gesso through sequin waste.  The main image is "Smile" by Stampotique, and the Priceless bar code stamp is by Autumn Leaves.  Hand drawn border and swirls added using Posca Paint Pens.

Sunday 8 January 2012

Art Journal Page - New Beginnings

Recorded on Ustream here: Art Journal Page - New Beginnings 
Background uses Dylusions colour wash sprays in Lemon, Amber & Hot Pink.  Over this is a flower stencil by Crafters Workshop applied using Archival Deep Purple.  There is also a tiny script stamp (Prima), stamped in Archival Magenta Hue.  Sentiment stamped in two fonts, first part is Traci Bunkers "Blind Melon" Font, second part is a Darkroom Door font. Font painted with Cosmic Shimmer watercolour in Purple Violet, and outlined with a Black Posca Paint pen.  Main image is by Stampotique, coloured with Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours in Purple Violet, Ruby Red & Golden Scarlet.  Flowers stamped and cut out, and painted in the same colours.  Border painted in Ruby Red & Golden Scarlet.  White patches created by dropping water onto the background and dabbing it with a tissue.

Art Journal Page - Hope

Created in a Moleskine Sketch Journal.  Background was gessoed, then painted with Absorbant Ground.  Dylusions Colourwash sprays were applied in Sky Blue, Vanilla Custard & Aubergine.  This was then stamped with a Hope stamp (Lost Coast designs) in Archival Deep Purple.  The little houses (Lindsey Mason / Personal Impressions) were stamped onto paper with a wash of the same colour sprays and attached to the base of the page.  They were outlined with a black Posca Paint pen and highlighted with a White Posca Paint pen.  The border used the same pens.  The arm stamps & the small eye glasses are also by Lost Coast designs, the larger eye glasses are by Oxford Impressions and the chain stamp by Recollections. Font by Traci Bunkers and swirls were drawn freehand.

2012 Steampunk Calendar

Created using a Tim Holtz Die and Paper from the Resist Stack.  Paper was coloured using Distress Stains in Peeed Paint & Vintage Photo.  Calendar was attached to the centre, and various charms added - some from teh Ideaology Range, others from ebay.  Chain added to hang.

Texture Fades Tag

Created using a Tim Holtz Texture Fade Embossing Folder which was coloured with Distress Inks in Gathered Twigs & Stormy Sky.  A sewing theme background text was stamped over the embossed background. (Manufacturer Unknown).  The other stamped images (Dress form & Ruler)  are from Oxford impressions.  Embellished with Ideaology Trinket pins & a thimble charm from ebay. Tape measure Twill ribbon coloured to match ( by East Of India).

Final Journal Page From 2011

Background created using Golden Fluid Acrylics in Dioxazine Purple, Yellow Green and Pthalo Blue Green.  All stamped images are by Octopode Factory, except the tree branches (Tim Holtz) and the Alice images (Oxford Impressions).  The background script stamp is by Darkroom Door.  All elements were stamped onto paper, cut out and painted with Cosmic Shimmer watercolours, except for the Alice images which were stamped directly onto the background.