Saturday, 31 August 2013

Kelly Kilmer

Kelly Kilmer was one of the first journal artists who inspired me and I have taken several of her classes, although the last was some years ago ... and I follow her blog daily.

My 'friend' Lyn in New Zealand has signed up to a more recent online class and after reading Lyn's blog I decided to join in too - at first I was going to take the latest class but after looking through the details have settled on the same one as Lin. 

The class is called 'The Journey Within'

I made my journal using the covers from an old hardback diary and have completed the first page ... (the cover will get decorated later)

I really, really disliked this page when I started it - so when it came to the writing (journaling?) that is what I wrote about ... AND once I started adding the black patterned strips, punched strip and swirly die it did seem to come together a bit and the handwriting tied it up even more. I think that's what I like about this style of journaling - the writing always seems to improve a page whatever you have put down on it and lets face it this is a bit of a mash up. I was just using 'bits' close to hand, the first picture I came to in a magazine, a bit of stamping (flowers) and some colouring in with Sakura Glaze pens.

Monday, 26 August 2013


If you were on Twitter last night you may have seen this ...

A dimensional flower made from Paperartsy stamps and dies ... I quite liked how it turned out so gave it a home this morning ...

The tag is coloured using Paperartsy Fresco Finish paints. I have added some Paperartsy Grunge Paste through a stencil to add textue, some background stamping and Paperartsy Treasure Gold in Aquamarine to highlight the raised reas and the edges of the petals. The colours are a bit closer in 'real life' - I only have a few of the paint colours so getting a close mix was tough.

If you haven't visited Paperartsy recently get on over to their blog - they've had a 10th birthday party all this month with some brilliant projects by guest designers and technique videos from Leandra - Mrs Paperartsy herself.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Another ATC

This one uses a background paper created using Sarah Lawrences instructions in her book "Stitch, Cloth, Shimmer and Shine" ... I have added some 'plastised' paper made by covering and old dictionary page with resin and an image transfer on a chipboard heart ..

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Journal Page

I've made a simple little art journal page ... this page uses Paperartsy Fresco paints, Gesso, Dienamics die for the fence and Paperartsy Stamps Vintage ID05EZ ...

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Simple Cards

Hello - well my mojo's gone AWOL at the moment but did manage a couple of simple cards this weekend

Friday, 2 August 2013

Another ATC

This time with the theme 'numbers' ...

I am entering this for Out of the Hat Number Challenge.


I've been on a bit of an ATC kick lately - here a few I've made ...

These all fit the 'Word' theme on Our Creative Corner so I might just enter them!