Saturday, 13 May 2023

Stand Out From the Crowd

The May challenge over at Kraft + is to be inspired by "Words to Live By". In essence, you need to use a quote on your kraft-focussed project. I had so many quote options for this challenge that I found it hard to choose! I eventually decided to use a photo of some sunflowers that I took on a recent holiday and chose a quote from ArtStacks to suit. I used a digital file and printed the quote straight onto my page.

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

Happy scrappin'!

Monday, 1 May 2023

Embrace Life

Hello and welcome to a new month! The challenge for May at More Than Words is to create an art journal page inspired by the word "Celebrate"!

Here's what I made:

I adore this little boy from ArtStacks' "All Dressed Up" pack. The books and flower are from the same pack while the heart is from Lisa Oxley's "Bright and Bold" pack and the title is from the "Inspirational Words" MiniStack.

Will you join is this month? There's an ArtStacks prize for the winner! 

You can find the challenge here.

Happy creating!

Friday, 21 April 2023

Light in Your Heart


I'm back today with an art journal page made using Tamara Laporte's new images over at ArtStacks. Tam, known as 'willowing' on Instagram, has released two packs. The owl and leaves are from her Artsy Animals pack and the quote is from her Fabulous Faces pack.

Pop over to the ArtStacks shop here to see what else is in her amazing packs!

Happy creatin'!

Saturday, 8 April 2023

Don't Blame Me!

Hello again! There's an interesting challenge at More Than Words this month. Earth Day is on April 22nd so you have to be inspired by "Being Green". Now this one got me thinking - which is what a good challenge should do. 

I was really drawn to this image of a cow by the amazing Tamara Laporte (#willowing) in her Artsy Animals pack over at ArtStacks and I got thinking about how easy it is to blame cows and livestock for our greenhouse gas emission problems but we really need to look at ourselves. So many things can be improved by changing our habits.

I think the cow agrees - she's got that look in her eyes!

The hearts in the cluster in the corner are all from Lisa Oxley's Bright & Bold pack at ArtStacks too.

You can check out the challenge details here.

Happy art journaling!


Saturday, 1 April 2023

Inspired by Lisa Oxley!

I was so excited when I saw this month's challenge over at Kraft Plus. The challenge is to be inspired by the amazing Lisa Oxley! Not only is Lisa Oxley an incredible artist who I really admire but I'm in the enviable position of publishing her papers over at ArtStacks!

I made this:

Lisa has so many gorgeous images to choose from in her ArtStacks packs. I really love this stunning pink floral background that's printed on canvas paper. I added Lisa's tissue leaves and other papers. In fact all the papers on this page, except for the kraft background, are Lisa's.

And one last surprise - if you look closely at the pictures you'll see I'm wearing one of Lisa's t-shirts! Can you tell I'm a big fan? Haha!

Will you join in this colourful challenge? Don't forget the kraft! You can find the details here.

Happy krafting!


Monday, 20 March 2023

Tamara Laporte has New Releases at ArtStacks!

Oh my goodness - I'm so excited to share my first post using Tamara Laporte's new releases over at ArtStacks! Tamara, known as willowing on Instagram, is an incredible artist and I'm thrilled to be able to create with her images.

To make my background I layered up random offcuts of my geli-prints. I adore these colours! I tore out the tissue lady from the page of images using a small wet paintbrush to get edges that blend in well then I adhered her with gel medium. I love how you can't see at all where the tissue is (no - it's not the large white rectangle - that's the geli-print paper underneath!) I used watercolours to add a few pops of colour to her lips and the butterfly/flower in her hair. I embellished her "Tam style" by adding a wing to her shoulder and an 'earring" to her ear. These, plus the flowers and the word "Shine" are all printed on tissue.

Gosh these images are wonderful to play with! They've only just been released. You can find them at the ArtStacks shop here.

Happy creating!


Monday, 20 February 2023

#seekgathercreate Challenge

Hello! ArtStacks is once again a proud sponsor of the #seekgathercreate challenge on Instagram so I thought I'd create something using this week's challenge criteria. The challenge is to seek and gather the following items then create anything you like with them:

  1. Something green
  2. An insect
  3. Something sticky
  4. Typography or letters

I came up with this:

All my ArtStacks pieces on this are from the All Dressed Up pack and the Wings & Things pack. I think these are among my favourite packs!

My 'something green' is the mushroom, the 'grass' and the flower stalk.
My 'insect' and my 'something sticky' are the same thing. The cool pink flying critter from the Wings & Things pack is printed on self-adhesive paper. It's designed in such a way that you just cut off part of the backing and the wings stand up as if the insect is flying!
My 'typography or letters' form my quote.

Here's the challenge. It runs until the end of February. You can find all the details on our Instagram page.

This was a lot of fun! I hope you can join in this week.

Happy creating!