Friday, 2 December 2022

The Sparkle in Your Eyes

Have you seen the new challenge at More Than Words? You have to be inspired by the word "Sparkle" and use Gesso on your art journal page.

Here's my interpretation of the challenge:

I love this cute little girl from ArtStacks' "All Dressed Up" pack. The green mushroom is from the same pack. I moved the legs on the little girl to make it look like she's dancing and to suit the quote. The wings and butterfly are from the "Wings & Things" pack.

I splattered gesso across my page and, when it was dry, I circled the splats with pen to make them stand out.

Will you join in the challenge? You can find the details here.

Happy crafting!


Friday, 25 November 2022

Love is Timeless by Heather McMahon

Don't you just love Deb Weiers' new releases at ArtStacks? I adore her colours and really wanted to use one of her background papers so I made this:

I added the photo from ArtStacks' All Dressed Up pack and the stunning wings are from the Wings & Things pack. The title and text are added digitally.

Head to to see the papers I used.

Happy scrapping!


Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Perfectly Wonky at More Than Words

The new Mini Challenge at More Than Words got me thinking - you have to use the word "Perfect" on your tag, card, ATC or postcard. I found this wonderful quote and just had to use it!

I was super-excited to use Deb Weiers' new releases from ArtStacks! She has two new packs - Wonky Critters and Wonky Bits. They're stunning! This cute little guy and the gorgeous bright background paper are both from Wonky Critters. You can find the new releases here.

I hope you can join in the challenge! You can find it here

Happy creating!

Monday, 7 November 2022

Spread Your Wings and Fly Away

 Hello! The November challenge at Kraft+ is to be inspired by song lyrics. This one gives us lots of options.

I made an art journal page. I was inspired by the Queen song, "Spread your wings". I used ArtStacks images from both the All Dressed Up pack and the Wings & Things pack. I love how versatile these images are.

Will you join in this month? You can find the challenge here.

Happy creating!

Tuesday, 1 November 2022

ArtStacks New Deb Weiers Releases!

Oh my goodness - have you seen Deb Weiers' new releases over at ArtStacks? They're stunning! I couldn't wait to use them on my project for More Than Words. The new challenge there this month is to be inspired by the word 'Face' and to use mono-printing on your art journal page.

The challenge was perfect for these papers because Deb Weiers is famous for her faces. I chose one of my favourites - her version of Vermeer's "Girl With a Pearl Earring".

"Mono-printing' simply means any unique print, so not a bought background paper for example. My background is a geli-print that I made.

I was really struck by the fact that it took two incredible artists who painted more than 350 years apart to make this image. I used Deb's background papers, flowers and wonky circles on the page as well.

Will you join us at More Than Words this month? You can find the challenge here.

Happy art journaling!

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Be Outrageous with ArtStacks

Welcome back!

I've had a blast playing with white pen on black paper and adding pops of colour with ArtStacks images. 

I thought this little boy was so expressive and fitted my 'outrageous' theme perfectly. My boy, balloons, sunflower and mushroom are all from the All Dressed Up pack at ArtStacks

Everything else on the page is just white pen on black watercolour paper. I'm often disappointed in white pens but my Posca pen worked like a charm!

I hope you love these versatile images as much as I do!

Happy arting.

Wednesday, 19 October 2022

Magical at More Than Words

The Mini Challenge at More Than Words this month is to use the word 'Magical' on your card, tag, ATC or postcard.

I love this image - it's from the new "All Dressed Up' pack from ArtStacks. I think it shows the magical relationship between the two people. 

Will you join in the challenge? You can find it here.

Happy arting!