Friday, 17 May 2019

Art journal : Whimsical Blythe Art in the Dyalog Backgrounds Insert.



I am having so much fun drawing these whimsical girls ! I use Express It paper, which is my absolute fave for Copic colouring. My art journal is the Dyalog Backgrounds Insert by Ranger. All the supplies are listed in the description on Youtube.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Colour Coordination Journalling.

Sometimes it's nice to work on a clean and simple project. I love a neat work station, and you can see from the photo that I kept the theme simple, and the colours coordinated.

I love this shell plate that I bought many years ago, and use it to store what I'm working on. Here I was using leaves, twigs, brown paper bags and Kraft tags, along with twine and soft nature coloured washi tape. This was a serene, calm project, and a very relaxing way to spend an afternoon unwinding.
Happy weekend!
Vicki

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Amazing New Technique - Distress Oxide Ink on Photo Paper with Square Stamping.



I have discovered an amazing new technique using Distress Oxide Inks on Photo paper! See how I use the stamp pad as a stamp and create one of the best backgrounds I have ever made. You will love this idea.



Thursday, 18 April 2019

Whimsical Art Journal using Dylusions Dyalog Insert by Ranger.

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This is one of the easiest art journal pages you could ever do. The backgrounds have already been created for you in this Insert book by Ranger. Its the Dyalog "Backgrounds" Book by Dyan Reaveley, and all the work is already done! If you are a lover of Clean and Simple (CAS) cards, then this is an easy introduction to creating impressive art journal pages without all the work of layering.

The stamp I have used for the main image is the "Blythe Green" digital stamp, which I designed for my ETSY STORE.

The sentiment is from Impression Obsession, and the ink is Tuxedo Memento black ink.

Monday, 15 April 2019

Creating Embedded Elements within a Frame. Copic Colouring.


I wanted to share this new concept with you. It's an idea I came up with that I'm calling "Embedded Frames."
I used the Tree builder punch from Stampin' Up! to cut out some "grass" for my stamped puppy and kittens to sit on.
In order to achieve this effect,  I turned the tree builder pieces upside down, then passed them through the Big Shot with the stitched frames to embed the grass into the background.

 Next I sponged some sky into the background and placed my kittens and puppy onto the grass, popping them up on dimensionals.

 I stamped and punched the cloud using the tree builder punch, as you can see from these close up shots.

 I switched out the colours for moody browns and greys for the tangled kitty.

 These are the copic colours I used, and I added some sparkly details with the stardust gelly roll pen. The light greys helped these little darlings pop right off the page.

 I love the way the grass was completely embedded within the frame. I was really pleased with the result, and will use this idea again, as it turned out so well. A simple top-fold card base in whisper white is all that is needed to finish your card.


Have a marvellously creative day, and don't forget to check out my ETSY store for more ideas.
Vicki x