Saturday, January 28, 2012

Chinese Triptych

I don't know weather it is the book I am reading or the fact it was Chinese New Year last Monday but all things Oriental have been catching my eye again. The Fruit Pixie dose some wonderful oriental goodies and I have used some here to make this Chinese Triptych. Visit the Fruit Pixie blog for instructions.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Birdsong journal page

Week 3 of the art journal caravan and the wordography was Soliloquy. I played around with gesso, palette knives and my new watercolours to get this background, great fun!! it reads - Bird song is natures soliloquy, all we have to do is listen - by me!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Christmas layouts

I must admit I have enjoyed playing with digital scrapbooking, something I can do in front of the telly in the evenings. Here are a couple of Christmas ones I have been playing with.

Fortune Journal page

The next prompt I chose for the Art Journal Caravan was - If i could write my own fortune cookie fortune it would say ? I found an ideal digi kit form my fave designer Tumblefish and created this hybrid mixed media page.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My brain map

The thought of mapping my brain was quite a scary one, hehe but I managed it in the end. This time using my favorite method, mixed media.

Art Caravan 2012

One of my New Years resolutions for 2012 was to do a lot more art journaling. So I have joined Tangies Art Caravan, a year long art journaling course, to help me with that. It began on the 2nd January and so far I am loving it, although a bit bewildered by the amount of wonderful prompts and ideas Tangie has given us and also the really beautiful work that my fellow travelers have already done, most of it digital. I have decided to do a mix of both, just to be able to keep up with everyone, so my first page, a letter to ourselves, I have done digitally. Its a bit of an odd shape because, as you will see later, I have used an old book to alter to use as my journal cover. More on that when it's finished. The overall theme for this years travels is Cartography.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Handmade Christmas gifts

Happy New Year everyone. I hope 2012 is a great year for you. I can now show you the things I made for Christmas to give as gifts, Andrew did think I had taken it a bit too far when I made a toy for Millie, my sisters dog but she loved it.

The felt monsters were from a pattern in Mollie Makes magazine. I made 3 in the end, these 2 for my nephews and then one for Andrew.