Monday, 15 September 2014

Paperdvizhnik Colour Challenge & Page Drafts Sketch #34.1

Hello all,

I have a traditional paper layout to share today - after doing so many digital ones, it was nice to get a little inky on the fingers. I decided to enter the Paperdvizhnik Challenge for this month. The focus is on these colours:

I just LOVE these colours so had to do something.
But then the problem was, I didn't have a lot of paper in those colours - I had in my mind to use a purple background paper, but I had none. So decided to make my own with the Gelli Plate. I made up a few but finally decided on using this one:

And my layout:

 And some close-ups:

I based my layout on this sketch: Page Drafts #34.1 by Em Stafrace (more inspiration using this series of sketches can be found HERE).

The challenge at paperdvizhnik closes in just over a week, so still time to enter.

Thanks for coming by.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Gelli Printing - Background Use

Hello all,

Earlier in the year, I did some Gelli Printing. Today I am showing what I have done with one of the sheets.

This is the one I have been working on:

I struggled with this, not knowing what to do with it. So I decided to cut it in half, and trim each one to make each piece 6"x8" as so:

I played around with one of the pieces (the right one) for a while and came to this:

It was sitting on my desk for ages (another reason I wasn't doing any paper scrapbooking), waiting for some form of inspiration. Well, it wasn't coming, so I decided to put it away and try something digital with it. This is the result:

Eventually I decided to work on the other half.  I used a mix of some scraps of paper I had left over from scrapbooking, as well as some acrylic paint and Posca pens. I quite like how this turned out:

A lot of dots - I have been watching some Aboriginal artists paint on YouTube, so perhaps I have been influenced by their work with regard to the many dots and strokes. In any case, it was very meditative, and think I shall try something like this again with another of my gelli backgrounds.

Thank you for coming by. I appreciate any comments you care to leave.

Hope you have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Art District - September Challenge

Hello everyone,

Tangie Baxter, a digital and mixed media art journaler has recently set up her own site - shop, blog and gallery. As well, there is a section called, 'The Art District' which offers a challenge every month, this being the first.

There are 3 options for the challenge, I chose the first which was to use 9 circles, 6 leaves and 3 birds. I also chose to use products only from the September Grab Bag.
So here is my digital art journal layout:

I was thinking of, 'The Gruffalo' when I was doing this page. It was fun to do.

Next time, I might print off some of her elements and do a hybrid layout.

Anyhow, thanks for coming by. You can check out Tangie Baxter & Co HERE.


The Painted Nest - Challenge #30 & Page Drafts Sketch #34.1

Hello all,

Today I'm sharing a digital layout for an art journal challenge - Sissy Sparrows: The Painted Nest #30. Here are the details:

And my layout:

 Supplies: Sissy Sparrows (Challenge #30 3 elements, Acidwash, Heart Pump Neon, Solitary Echo, Paint Can Vol.15 (some elements recoloured)). Page Drafts Template #34.1 by The Nifty Pixel. 

As part of the challenge, Sissy Sparrows supplied these elements which needed to be included in the challenge:

And I also used this latest release sketch from The Nifty Pixel, one of my favourites:

Thank you for taking a moment to pop by.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Page Drafts Release #34

Hello Everyone!

I get so excited about the first of the month. So many wonderful reveals and challenges happening around scrappy land, including PAGE DRAFTS with its release of #34 - Life of Pi Vol.1. I just LOVED these sketches and hope you find them inspiring too, and use them in your projects.

Here is the release (click on any sketch to be taken to the reveal):

I so love circles, so these were just fabulous for me to play with. All my layouts are in digital format. These are the sketches I chose to use:
Sketch # 34.2

 Supplies: The Lilypad Collaboration: Dakota Dreams; Lynne Marie: Peaches and Cream; Page Drafts Template #34.2 by The Nifty Pixel.

Supplies: Katie Pertiet: Catching Rainbows Collection, Brilliant Love Collection, Wooden Arrows No2; Studio DD: Readymade Circles Happy; Everyday Banners; Page Drafts Template #34.2 by The Nifty Pixel.

Sketch #34.3

Supplies: Allison Pennington: Seize Kit; Katie Pertiet: Brierley Collection; Assorted brushes; Page Drafts Template #34.3 by The Nifty Pixel.

Sketch #34.4

This one I rotated clockwise:
Supplies: Allison Pennington: Wonder Kit; Seize Kit; Katie Pertiet: Brielle Collection; Summer Garden Collection; Finley Collection, Arseley Collection, Bexley Collection,Anzio Collection Corkboard Arrows; Lynne Marie: Peaches and Cream Kit; Laurie Ann: HGD Fortitude Kit; Page Drafts Template #34.4 by The Nifty Pixel.

Sketch 34.5

Supplies: Allison Pennington: Wonder Kit, Breeze Kit; Katie Pertiet: Fine Lines Titles, Messy Stitches, Brilliant Love Collection, Brierley Collection; Agnes Biro: Worn Paper Overlays; Studio DD: Readymade Circles Life, Readymade Clusters; Sahlin Studio: Flashback Kit; Forever Joy: Dandelion Days; Page Drafts Template #34.5 by The Nifty Pixel.

The reveal found HERE has many gorgeous interpretations - please take a moment to check it out. I was blown away by Lizzy Crust's interpretation of Sketch #34.2 which can be found HERE on her blog as well.

So that's it for me. Thank you for reaching the end. I'm going to put my laptop away for a week or two with the intent of doing some paper projects and getting my hands a little messy. I really love Sketch #34.1, and as I haven't used that one yet, thought I'd give that one a whirl. So watch this space...(as they say).

Thanks for coming by and for any comments you care to leave. Always appreciated.