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

Friday, March 20, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday catch up!

I have been a bit slack in the blogging department lately. Loving Inspiration Wednesday so much! Here is IW#3....very busy and chaotic but such fun to do.

My IW#4. I am very happy with this the colours and textures and the stamps I used.

IW#5. Donna did birds with this one and I decided to do houses. Doing the texture of the grass with string and texture paste was fun. It is quite thick and took ages to dry!

I thought it was finished but decided to grunge it up a bit and also added a stamp.

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 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 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 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

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 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!