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In starting this blog, my aim is to have a place to share my scrapbooking, card making, paintings and photos with friends and rellies. Hopefully it will inspire me to produce more....LOL. Welcome!
Sue xxx










Sunday, January 25, 2015

Let's Scrap sketch

I was inspired by this sketch from Let's Scrap and hoping to get back to regular scrapbooking.




 
and here is my effort...fun with texture paste and watercolours.
 


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday week 2

Last night I waited for the new video to be posted and I have worked on it during the day. It is finished and seemed easier than last week! I used violet and a light lime green as well as lots of collage and background stamps.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday

Early in December I signed up for Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday and have been anxiously waiting for it to start on January7. Meanwhile I made my own inspiration journal following Donna's instructions.

 

At last, the first video was released and I started on my page...it took me a week with waiting for gesso and modelling paste to dry.


Monday, September 1, 2014

ICAD has finished

I managed 55 cards out of the 61...so pleased to have done so many and also so very happy to be making art regularly again!  I think the last one is my favourite...

Day 43


Day 44


Day 45
 
 
Day 46
 
 
Day47

 
 
Day 48
 
 
Day 49
 
 
Day 50
 
 
Day 51
 
 
Day 52
 
 
Day 53
 
 
Day 54
 
 
Day 55
 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Week 6 of ICAD

Day 36. Some of the others have been doing blind contour drawing selfies so I have had a go as well. The idea is to look at yourself in a mirror and draw in a continuous line without looking at the page. Hilarious! It did improve a little after I added the colour...



Day 37.  Lots of fun doodling and colouring. This took a while.



Day 38.  This background was watercoloured first then tied together with neocolors. I added some stamping with stamps I carved during this project.



Day 39.  This one was frustrating for a while...I was loving the colours but not the composition so I cut it up and reassembled it....happy now.



Day 40.   Lots of layers including texture paste and tissue paper.



Day 41.   I collaged various scrapbook papers onto the card first then added the layers of paint and stamping.



Day 42.. Text was the prompt...I actually used one of the prompts again lol. Dictionary and tissue papers and lots of scribble and layers of paint = fun!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Week 5 of ICAD


 Day 29.  Doodles, washi tape, button and stitching. I love doing these.


Day 30. The prompt was red.   Lots of stuff on this one...book paper, gesso inks, paint pen, oil pastels, stamping, tissue paper, stitching, collaged scrapbook paper and some washi tape. I kept on adding until it came together and I was happy with it lol.
 
 
Day 31.   This was done for one of the girls in the group who had a baby girl named Melody. It has been posted to her in England. Lots of layers on this one too. The base was a gelli print.
 

Day 32.  Fun card about a group of my friends and our coffee/lunch get togethers.


Day 33.  We have had a few days away whale watching...had a fabulous time! I made this card from pieces of a brochure collaged onto an ink sprayed background.


Day 34.   An acrylic painted background with doodles on top.


Day 35. A background of smooshed leftover acrylic paint, scribbles with tombow pens, white sharpie and gel pens, then layers of stamping.
 
 
The ICAD group has actually finished it's two months but is remaining open for the month of August to allow people (like me) to catch up and complete their 61 cards. I have a way to go but am determined to finish!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Week 4 of ICAD

Day 22.   More doodles   I am loving this so much. It takes time but is relaxing.
 
 
 
Day 23  no prompt. lots of spray inks, acrylics, home made stamps as well as a bought script stamp and collage
 
 
 
 
Day 24  no prompt. I didn't have any inspiration and started with a background I liked, added another couple of home made stamps, collaged the stamps and some torn gelli prints lettering and scribble.
 
 
 
Day 25  no prompt again. Just a background and some more home made stamps... then some WILD stitching...fun to do! I added the numbers and bracket.
 
 
Day 26  This is pen and watercolour with added stitching. I haven't done anything like this for such a long time..very pleased with how it turned out.
 
 
 
Day 27.  I used the prompt "beach umbrella" from last week. The background is smooshed acrylics with a little stencil work. I drew the umbrella on tracing paper, coloured it and glued it on with matte medium.
 
 
 
Day 28. once again no prompt. I lightly gessoed over a failed background and sprayed and splashed with inks. Some of the underneath colours still show a little which is good. I stitched the fabric squares on, drew frames with a china pencil and typed some words. Doing this was very therapeutic and it might be my favourite for this week.