- Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Journal page

This page was done to try a new technique.  I was using my trusty old glue gun.  The word Love was done with the glue gun and then I used distress inks to colour it.  The border on the side was done the same way. The butterflies I used distress inks to colour them, then added glue dots using my glue gun and my staz on ink pad to colour them. The images I cut from magazines and layered them.  I loved the colours.  The flower is one I crocheted.  I love how this page turned out.
Have a good one.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Little birdie

So I did this small canvass using some of the techniques I have been learning.  I started with a 5 x 7 canvass panel.  I gessoed it and then coloured the background with watercolour pencils.  I then used a ink spray to spray over a stencil.  The banner is a rubon and the bird I cut out of a magazine and drew a line for lit to sit on.  The leaves are holly leaves from Prima.  It was cool to work on such a small canvass and come up with something cute.  Could not do these without the inspiration I get from Christy Tomlinson and the other ladies who have done her course.
Thank You.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Fiona is my alter ego.  I wish I could throw colours and patterns together like she did and look this good.  Again I have given this girl boots and also a hat, my favorite accessories.  I made the star out of fimo clay and this time it was a little thicker so I think it will last.  This is a 6 x 12 canvass again.  If you look carefully you will see I started the background using sheet music with the cutest pictures of little children on it.  Love it, hope you do to!

Monday, September 26, 2011

This is Eve

This girl is done on a 6 x 12 canvass, which is  a wonderful size to work with.  On this one you will see a tag with a bow on it, I made this using Fimo clay.  This was my first attempt and I did not make it thick enough so it has cracked.  I think Eve looks very zen and I love her pink boots.  Finished the canvass off with a flower and button.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

She Art–Diane

This is Diane, I love how calm she looks.  I think it is the blue background which is paper and paint.  I do not only use scrapbooking paper but also tags, old book pages, sewing patterns.  This all adds to the fun of doing these pieces of art.

Have a wonderful day.

Friday, September 23, 2011

She Art–Chloe

So I am trying to do this series of girls using the alphabet.  This is C.  Chloe is a fun loving girl.  I started this one with a paper background on an 8 x 10 canvass.  Worked some green and gold paint over it and then went to town with rubons and stencils. And what we get left with is a ray of sunshine.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Shades of white Artchix sister swap

First I have the back of these fatbook pages.   The theme was shades of white.  I took out everything I had in white and then put them together.  Amazing all the different whites.
We  decorate both sides as they go into a book we are putting together.  So the fronts are also done in the same shades.


I loved the little kitties so just went with them and did these fronts.

Hope you love them.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Front Page of Art journal


This is the first page of my journal.  I love how happy this page looks.  So many elements used on this page so that it looks 3D.  The flowers are rubons.  I tried to transfer the image of the butterfly but was not very successful.  Will be trying this technique again.

The fun part of art journaling is to try all the different techniques.  If it does not work it is not a big deal.

Wishing you all well.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Brown Bag she art

Today I have another bag.  This time a brown one, done the same way using canvass sheets and fabric for the girl.  The proportions are a little out, looks like she has no legs.  But other than that I love her.
A close up of her


Have a great day.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Pink Bag She Art

Hi everybody today I would like to share a bag I made using my she art girls.  The bag is just one I picked up at the dollar store and I have taken a canvass sheet and painted it, texturized it using stamps and rubons.  I them put the girl together using fabric pieces. 
This is a close up of the actual art.  I love her and hope you all feel the same way about her.

Have a wonderful day.

Thanks for looking



Happy Hearts

This is another art journal page I have created.  I had a really good day the other day and wanted to remember this time.  I started by colouring the back with watercolor pencils and then wetting and blending with a brush.  I texturized with stamps and rubons.  The sun is a image I cut out of a magazine.  The hearts are cut out of book paper and they have a coat of acrylic paint.

I really enjoyed making this page.  Finding art journaling a great way to express some of my feelings.

Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Journal Cover

So if you have been following my blog you will have seen that I have been really busy with online courses.  I have been busy with an art journal one done through Christy Tomlinson, who I just love.  So I have started my journal and have completed a few pages,  This is the cover of the journal.  I gessoed the cover and then used a brayer to cover with paint..  I then used all sorts of things to create texture, stamps, stencils and rubons.  I then did the 3 hearts.  The big one is just cardstock covered in buttons.  The purple one is tissue paper attached to cardstock and the last one is covered in strips of ribbon..  Added my words and the cover was done.

Hope you enjoy this page.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

She Art Betty

So this is Betty.  Love her polka dot dress and the hat just finishes off the outfit.  I love doing these mixed media pieces.  I have just completed another mixed media course and am learning way to many cool techniques.  Using wax, UTEE , and loads of other things. I will be incorporating these in future pieces.
I hope you enjoy this art work


Art Journal

 So I have been playing with my Art Journal.  Just completed a online course and have learnt so much.  This page was just playing around with backgrounds using paper paint, stamps and rubons.  The image is cut from magazines and I just had fun putting it all together.  I hope you find it a little weird and funny.

Have a good day

Saturday, September 10, 2011

She Art - Anna

Hi everybody, so I am finally getting time to get back to my art.  As most of you know I have done the She Art online course,   I have loved doing it and have done a few canvasses.  Now thanks to Nancy Eatons example, try and visit her blog she does wonderful work,,  I have decided to try and make one for every letter of the alphabet.  So this is Anna, a child of the sixties.  Love her funky outfit.  I hope you enjoy my art.

Thank you for looking.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Another 6 x 6 canvass

This canvas I again covered with paint and rub ons.  The girls clothing is again done using fabric.  Her hat belt and boots are made from artificial leather.  She turned out a little dark but she still looks cute, what do you think.
Thanks for looking and have a lovely day.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

6 x 6 Canvass

This canvass is one I completed last week.  I love these mixed media canvasses.  This one is made up of loads of stamps, rub ons and paint to give it texture.  The girls clothing is fabric and I also used doilies for her pants.  The flowers are also doilies and then a rub on added on top.

Have a good day!