Saturday, 12 November 2016

Sketches in Thyme - November 2016

Time for another scrapbook challenge!
Full details can be found HERE
 Below is my take on the sketch above.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Sketches in Thyme - October 2016


Time for another scrapbook challenge!
Full details can be found HERE
Below is my take on the sketch above.

Monday, 26 September 2016

I'd like to teach the world to sing.....


 This is another of my journal pages, this time 8" x 8" in size. Inspired purely by this fabulous digi image from BlooBel Stamps. If colouring in isn't your thing then you can purchase these images precoloured (as above). I used a stamp by John Bloodworth for the background with Distress Ink pads.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Wanderlust 2016


Wanderlust 2016 started in January and is a year long art journaling adventure
It is the first time I have followed an online year long course and I am loving it! We are taken through stages and steps to various styles of mixed media art journaling, as art journaling is one of those crafts that cannot be 'right' or 'wrong' it is perfect for absolute beginners or experts.

Below are a couple of my pages following lessons from various teachers.


Monday, 12 September 2016

Sketches in Thyme - September 2016

Time for another scrapbook challenge!
Full details can be found HERE
Below is my take on the sketch, there are many more for you to see!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Sketches in Thyme - August 2016

Time for another scrapbook challenge!
Full details can be found HERE
I used the new collection of papers (Mermaid Tails) from Kaisercrafts for this layout, they seemed so appropriate! I also used the collection embellishments.
I used a Dutch Doobadoo stencil with Distress Ink pads and added 'bubbles' using an old book page and journal pen, added dots of black Dylusions spray and finished the page by adding wax cord that I finger knitted.


Saturday, 30 July 2016

Pollyanna Pickering


A 7" x 10" card featuring artwork by Pollyanna Pickering.
 Close up of tea bag folding embellishment.
The front of a gift bag.
Close up of tea bag folding embellishment.
 Heart shaped journal using papers and images from Creative Crafting World.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Sketches in Thyme - July 2016

Time for another scrapbook challenge!
Full details can be found HERE
Another smashing sketch to follow!
These photos were taken in the Northern Territory, Australia.


Friday, 1 July 2016

In the future everyone will be famous...

I thought I would post of my pages from my Wanderlust journal. This page was created from book prompt #8 'My Future'
I used the quote made famous by Andy Warhol 'In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes' as my thinking point. I then took a photograph of myself and using an app on my phone I changed the image to different hues, printed them out and did my own take on Warhol's paintings.
I have no idea if I will be famous in the future, I don't think I want to be if I'm honest but you never know what is round the next corner!

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Sketches in Thyme - June 2016

Time for another scrapbook challenge!
Full details can be found HERE

Wildlife from Down under!

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Wanderlust 2016

Wanderlust 2016 started in January and is a year long art journaling adventure
It is the first time I have followed an online year long course and I am loving it! We are taken through stages and steps to various styles of mixed media art journaling, as art journaling is one of those crafts that cannot be 'right' or 'wrong' it is perfect for absolute beginners or experts.
Jamie Avery produces some excellent pdf downloads offering information on pens, pencils, paints, mediums etc. these are a bit of a bible on what's what and what's not.
What I particularly like is that at no time do you feel under pressure to go out and buy new art supplies, there are no links to any shops only discount codes (from sponsors) should you wish to make purchases.
Below are a few pages of my journey so far.
Here I have used an 8" x 8" black Dylusions journal and covered it front and back using playing cards I made with Seth Apter.

Looking at these photographs I think I have added bits since taking these pics which is something I like very much, pages 'evolve' overtime until you feel you have finished.
The above page is in my tiny journal with pages 
approx 4" x 6".
Above is double page of my tiny journal.

Every other week we are given 'book prompts' which are there to inspire us, it is very interesting to see the differences between everyone's pages given that we all use the same prompt.
The above double page was the first 'prompt' which was choose a word which describes how you feel today.
Above is prompt #5 which was 'What do I see when I look in the mirror'

I will post more pages from my journey throughout the year.