Friday, 26 August 2011

Paint Party Friday

No this isn't one of the best journal pages I ever did, actually it may be the worst! But I was in hospital with limited supplies doodling and this was what I cam up with. I hope you don't mind me putting this into our lovely PPF with all your wonderful pieces because it really cheered me up when I was in hospital to get ink and paint on my hands even thought I was poorly sick ;0) Love Dawn xx

Monday, 22 August 2011


Morning peeps ;0) I couldn't sleep tonight so I thought I would just get some journaling done and here is what I have come up with.

After I took all the photos I decided to add another transfer with hot glue on the right to fill in the space and it's the first time I have used HG and it worked so well I will be using it again!

Here is a CU of a stamped image (Archival ink) over transferred images and with paint rings on top, I think you can see that this spread is about lots of layering as well as the transfers.

I found this image in a magazine (newspaper freebie) and I just loved all the geometric shapes in it I had to spread bits of this all over to bring the spread together. All these were Gel Medium easy to do and really enjoyable rubbing all the paper off to reveal this beauty. I love how all the paint, stencils & stamping shows through underneath.

And as I write in the journaling, I don't know why or what this page conveys and sometimes I don't think we need to know, do we? I just loved getting this work down in all its glory and I really liked how it looked when it was finished. I don't think all art has to mean anything it's simply come in to being and therefor is art of my creativity just the same but with know start or end point. It just simply is. Love Dawn xx

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Grungy Monday 20

Hello to all my fellow bloggy journal buddies ;0) I am back from hospital and I am feeling well. A big thank you to those of you who left well wishes I am touched. Grunge Monday with Linda is one of my fave challenges because of it's lovely grunginess.   We celebrate Tim Holtz  & his ideas for products & Techniques and the twentieth week is all about a product Distress Stickles. This is a muted more vintage looking glitter and I have to say I love it. And over at Simon Says Stamp & Show the theme is 'Bling' now mine is muted but it's very bling ;0)

I have used stickles every where both to highlight texture in the back ground and used really neat to add some texture to her dress and hair piece. You can see the subtle glitter effect it has on the back ground.

And here where the cuff is more intense Stickles. This is actually a journal page I have been working on for some time. I have put so many layers on this with stamping and tissue paper and brayering etc I hope you like this finished item and come back to my journaling blog again, maybe you would like to join in my Journal Challenge for this month (August)  it's fairies. Do pop back if you get time to play and as always thank you for taking time to stop by. Love Dawn xx

Monday, 8 August 2011

Hello Bloggy friends. Just a short post to let you all know I am off to hospital for my operation ;0) I will miss your beautiful talent for the week I am gone. 

Not to be morbid but if for what ever reason I don't come back (which I am sure I will But just in case) You have all given me the best time. I have had such support and love and I hope I have given such as well.

But fear not I will be back with some more art work and to visit you all again very soon. I will really miss my usual challenges and talking to you all. However, I have packed some arty stuff to take to hospital and I will share this with you on my return. Love Dawn xx

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Texture Paste

Well it's very warm here, although the rain has come it's so warm and muggy, but with a shower and windows open all  over the house ' I will survive' as the great Gloria Gaynor once said lol. I have been playing with my texture paste, stencils and  colour wash sprays again, bliss! I bought some of this TP ages ago for something (I forget what) any way I was at the wild precious ning group (link on my side bar) and came across a new  free group. and Christy was using this TP and so I thought i would play around with it too. Oh so easy and really effective don't you think?

Here's a wee close up for you. I have also used some lace, you can see it down the centre of the book under the inclusion. On the back of the eyes I have written the instructions of this technique, so as to remember to use it again in the future. The new group within Wild Precious is called Christy's Art Geeks Another FREE group. Lots of fun techniques going on here, so pop along and have a nosy. I do hope you will come back soon. Thank you for those who are putting the Blog button on their blogs. And you can also get to this months challenge through pressing the button on the side, I do hope you will join in and don't forget there is a little gift this month to. Love Dawn xx

This is the latest member of our family ;0) DUKE isn't he adorable? This lovely character came in to our life a couple of weeks ago. James mum had got him and finding out she was pregnant again decided it would be too much (some people really don't think long term) any way she asked us if we new any one (having many pets of our own) Michael just had to have him. we have the room, all our boys are leaving us sniff sniff and so here is Duke along with Lola our other rescue dog and the seven cats we have. (three rescue and 4 kittens) so I think we are full for a while at least lol I hope you will welcome him as we do. Love Dawn xx

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Elements class wk 04

Hello my lovely journal buddies. Here is this week elements class, it's all about water this week and boy the healing part was tough but I am so happy I have done this part as well as creating a lovely journal page. If you have been popping by you will know I am taking a class Elements by Effy Wild. We're all enjoying this so much. It a very supportive group and lots of help and support on hand for everything we are doing within the class.

We did another exercise and from this we did some writing then covered over it and made something positive and this is what I came up with. I really enjoyed playing with my new sprays 'Colour Wash' from ranger I got them all and they are rich & vibrant, they are in the same colours as the first lot of alcohol inks so I imagine there will be more ;0) I have also used one of my new Prima stencils I wouldn't be with out them they are fantastic and lots of variety to choose from in both 12x12 & 6x6 some gesso and a 2" brayer to soften edges. The sentiment was stamped out with hero art alphas, I have a couple of these sets I really like them and I find I am using them alot. If you want to know anything else about this just ask. Thank you for stopping by and any comments you leave are very appreciated. Love Dawn xx

Monday, 1 August 2011

Journal Journey's Ch02

Hello and welcome to my second challenge woo hoo. I am so pleased with all of you who joined in last month and thank you for being with me lol. Lets hope some more of you will get the bug in August to come and play along. Please help spread the word by adding my button to your blog if you haven't already thank you.

So August is the holiday season but I have completely ignored the obvious lol and this month we'll have a mythical theme I do hope you will all join me for:-
Yes fairy month. And as usual you can stamp draw put photos in your page/pages, calender pages? What ever you would like to do and mediums? well anything you like ;0) paint, collage, ink, etc. If you want more of a challenge why not try to use something you have had in your stash that's sitting there a wee bit unloved. Let me know in your comment if you did the added challenge, and what you used ;0) 

I used the transfer technique to make my fairies, from some photos off the web. However, I have altered them lots. And I thought I would use something I find hard to use as an extra challenge GLITTER. Don't get me wrong I love glitter but I always find it really hard to use ;0)

You can see the glitter here a little, the paint I used for the skin of the fairies also had a lovely sheen to it so their skin looked magical to ;0) OK now it's over to you, begone, go, create *sends you off with happy smile*  You can always ask questions in the comments I look at this most days and there is always my e-mail. Just remember I am learning all the time and DO NOT know all there is so come on, learn along with me and have some fun at the same time Love Dawn xx

I have been reading some books By Julia Kagawa about fairies and silly me, I bought two of the same one (I do this alot so dizzy;0) any way I thought you may like to have my extra copy ;0) It's called the Iron Daughter. If you would like to be put in the draw for this book, please leave me a comment to let me know you're interested when you  have entered this months challenge and I will make a draw at the end of Aug and announce the winner on the 1st of Sept along with the next challenge ;0)

Please leave a link in your post back to this post so others can find me and hopefully join in the fun. Thank you. I look forward to having a look through all your entries Love Dawn xx