Monday, 27 March 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Peacock

It's another bird this week on Every Inchie Monday. The colourful exotic peacock. I love the colours of their feathers, and trying to get the look of it on an inch is not easy. I have used shrink plastic for the stampbord, and beads and threads for the sewn one.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Go Tag Thursday -- Nautical

The theme this week on Go Tag Thursday is nautical. I love sea theme art and hope to make a another one if I have time. The base of this one is corrugated card with a size 8 tag on top. I painted the background with acrylic paint, added a lighthouse from a napkin, and some fabric rocks. I used puff paint for the sea spray, clay shells and star fish. My two scanners are playing silly beggars so I have used the scanner on my iPad, the light wasn't very good either.

Thursday journal with Neet

I don't know how Neet has interpreted this one, as the theme is strips. I think it's supposed to be strips rather than stripes. Isn't our language odd !!
I have made a very simple one this week as my imagination had gone AWOL.
I decided to cut up strips of paper and make a carry cage for the dogs. No way was I going to do all the cage, so you will have to use your imagination for the missing sides.
My scanner hasn't caught the right side as it's near the end of the journal and won't lie flat

Susi suggested I add this to Art Journal Journey, which is hosted by Yvonne and is "Out and About". I suppose it sort of fits as the dogs are definitely going somewhere.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Tag Tuesday -- Birds and nests

I am very pleased to be hosting our forth challenge on Tag Tuesday. I have chosen birds and nests, as this is the time of year when the birds will be gathering the nesting materials and building their nests. I love birds and am an avid bird watcher.
I have made three tags to give you some inspiration, two conventional ones with paper backgrounds, texture paste and stamped images. The nest for the first one is made from cut strips from and old book, both have real feathers on them. The third one is bird shaped and will join others to make a bird tag book.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Every Inchie Monday -- Woodpecker

It's another bird this week on Every Inchie Monday, it's the turn for the woodpecker. I have featured the greater spotted woodpecker as that is the one we see here on the peanut feeder. The stampbord is shrink plastic.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

On line art painting

This is another painting from one of my on line art  lessons. This one involved an image transfer of a portrait of ourselves which we then painted over and altered as we wished. I did try me with long hair, but it looked awful. We then added collages pieces around the head and painted over those as well. Other images were of a personal choice, plush any wording we wanted to use to portray our hope and intentions.
I might try another one of these and do long hair and make the whole thing a bit more whimsical. Please don't hold your breath though.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Thursday Journal with Neet

This week the theme is circles, which sounded quite easy to start with. It didn't take me long before I knew it wasn't easy at all. I already had a page with some circles on and in hind sight it would have made life easier if the page had started off circle less. It will be interesting to see what Neet has done with this one. I have written some saying around some of the circles:
Circles create soothing places
When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles scream and shout.
In measuring a circle one begins anywhere.
Some people have a large circle of friends, while others have only friends they like.
Life comes full circle.
A circle is a round straight line with a hole in the middle.
A circle is the longest distance to the same point.
Nature knows no calendar, the seasons move in circles.

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