Friday, January 23, 2015

Ballerina - A Recent Art Journal Entry

Today I wanted to drop in and share one of my recent art journal pages I created inspired by this weeks LifeBook 2015 lesson. I've learned so many things since beginning my LifeBook journey last year and I would encourage anyone who has an interest in creating art to tag along. I'm not in any way affiliated or paid etc to promote this class at all, but I can see how far my own style has developed in 12 months since beginning and wanted to share this opportunity with you guys. 

If you're interested at all you can find all the information here on Tamara Laporte's blog, Willowing Arts. Maybe I will see you there.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

BasicGrey Prism Collection

Today I wanted to call in to share a recent layout I created for BasicGrey using the new Prism collection.

I just love the bold yellow teamed with pretty pinks and aqua and I've used these colours to create a fun and happy feel page. 

There's a simple step x step on the BasicGrey blog on how I've created this, so be sure and stop by to take a peek

Have a great day!


Friday, January 16, 2015

Words & Paintery Challenge - January

This month's challenge on the Words & Paintery blog features colours that immediately made me think of the beach, and since it was time I updated my colour chart book - I keep a small Dylusions journal with all my colour samples to refer to - so I decided I should decorate the cover with something beach themed.

I've used paper serviettes to transfer the design to my journal cover, adding paint, paint markers and pencil details to further enhance the look. I just love using this technique lately and I've been doing this a lot in my art journals.

The final touch is a sweet little ship's wheel chipboard element from Blue Fern Studios. I've painted this up, adding shade and detail with coloured pencils and pens.

Here is a look at January's challenge - totally beachy yeah?


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Coming Soon! A Brand New Release From Blue Fern Studios

Hello everyone! I wanted to pop in today to share some exciting news  and gorgeous eye candy from Blue Fern Studios - a brand spanking new paper collection named Love Story. 

I have to be honest, my heart was all a flutter when I saw these papers - they truly are stunning and I can't wait to start creating with them. 

Seriously good stuff.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

My January Projects For Blue Fern Studios

I'm really happy to be sharing my first Creative Team projects for Blue Fern Studios today.

My first project is a layout featuring Blue Fern Studios Montage collection along with some gorgeous chipboard pieces -  Crossing The Lines, Little Birds Set and Good Vibes.

For a completely different look I've used Blue Fern Studios Sanctuary collection, fussy cutting and clustering the gorgeous flower elements from the papers along with that stunning bird image. I've really kept this design simple to allow the beauty of the patterned papers to shine.

And last but not least today I've created a small baby themed canvas featuring a photo of our sweet little girl just a few hours old. Isn't that pout adorable! I created this project using Montage patterned papers, one of the Romantic Page Dangles and finished the whole thing off with a title - perfect. This will look just lovely hanging on the wall.

Thanks for calling in today, I'm so excited to be able to share my first projects for Blue Fern and I look forward to sharing more soon. 

If you would like close up photographs and more detail on the products I've used for any of these projects you can find my post on the Blue Fern Blog here.