Thursday, 2 July 2015

Summer of Color - Week 4

Week 4 colour prompts
Red - Red - Metallic

(Every Life is Precious)
These pages are lined with washi tape
which I then gave a thin coat of white gesso.
The butterfly is more golden 'in the flesh'
than it appears in the photograph.
I tinted it a rosy hue with the Inktense pencil.

I used:
Cadmium Red Deep Hue acrylic paint
 Inktense pencil: Shiraz 
 Iridescent Bronze Fluid Acrylic

The metallic paint is
Golden Fluid Acrylic Iridescent Bronze
and it is SO lovely to use.
When it comes into contact with water the pigment
separates and it leaves a lovely green colour.

I enjoyed creating these pages :)

Thank you for looking!


Monday, 29 June 2015

ICADs 20 - 29

I've been having an absolute blast
which is organised and run by 

It's been such fun finding images in 
vintage National Geographic magazines,
along with found text and 
appropriate backgrounds.

Some days are really easy and these little
pieces of art almost seem to put themselves together.

Other days it's like pulling teeth
and it takes me a while to get the card done.

But generally they only take
 10-20 minutes to do
(the backgrounds were prepared earlier).

Some of them just make me laugh and laugh.

I have enjoyed getting into the routine
of making one of these cards every day.

My initial plan was to do ICAD for a month,
but because I'm enjoying it so much 
and I don't feel like I'm running out of 
steam quite yet, I now think I'll keep going 
for the full 62 days.

I'd better get some more backgrounds ready!

Thank you for looking!


Saturday, 27 June 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 25

June theme - Travel Journaling
Week 25 Art Challenge - Hometown Inspiration
Week 25 Journal Prompt - There is no place like home

(A house is made of walls and beams.  A home is built with love and dreams)
This is our front door.
We have lived in this house for 17 very happy years
and our children have grown up here 
and will soon be leaving.
Grant and I will be moving at the end of the year 
(downsizing) and I will be sad to leave 
our home but will take all of the happy
memories with us.  

It is time for another family to make their
own happy memories within these walls.