Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Humblest things...

Another fun day was had in my art journal with these pages.. I am trying to do all different flowers to see how many different ones I can draw. I drew the butterfly too. I used some Helmar Decopaige glue for the book paper. I like cutting the book paper into shapes and then doodling all around them to incorporate them into the pages. The doodling part is always the fun part for me, doing all the stems on the flowers and adding all the little squiggles. The quote today is "The Power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes me happy and life lovely". I thought that quote kind of fitted with my word of the year being.. Oh wait that is the next blog post...

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year...

So New Year and new art journal pages.. On New Years day I had a lovely time in my art room and did the 2016 in my art journal. I picked out some of my DecoArt paints and just started doing some flowers adding the 2016 in the middle. Then my favourite part adding doodling with my pens and adding a few Zendangles. A little bit of stamping with the honeycomb Prima stamp and it was done. It was so relaxing listening to music and just painting and doodling.. Watch out for more pages I have done since will pop them up on the blog in the next few days.

Have a great day and Happy 2016.
Sandy :)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Year in review...

Well another year has come and gone and what an amazing arty year I have had. I have filled one and a half art journals and have had so much fun learning new techniques.. Here is my best 9 of 2015 on Instagram.

Many a happy day I have had in my Fun Room (as my family call my art room). Listening to music mainly Ed Sheeran and painting using my DecoArt paints and the awesome Helmar glues.  As soon as I add Gesso to the pages, I am off in another world and who knows what is going to happen on the pages. I always just cut and glue, paint, draw and doodle all such fun stuff. Started off the year with a zentangle start. Then drawing lots of Kawaii characters in between pages in my art journal. Collage always seems to make an appearance and have enjoyed my time in The Artstronauts club immensely, always inspiration to be had on there. Mixed Media Monday's live with Tracy is always a giggle and fun to catch up with the wonderful group of online friends and have a chat. I have met some amazing friends online who are all so giving with information on how to do things and linking inspirational pages and fabulous YouTube videos. I have enjoyed many of  Rae Missigman's 15 min challenges and often pop the timer on to challenge myself when I art journal. I have learnt so much in one year so I am so looking forward to the year to come and the things I will learn this year..

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Never Hide Your Wings...

I recently picked up an old book on birds from the second hand shop and have really liked using it in collage, on pages in my art journal.

I just rummaged in my scrap paper box and ripped up papers for the other bits and pieces on the page. I like collaging random pieces together and trying to kind of fit them together into something completely different.  I found that strip of butterflies along the edge of some papers and thought they just kind of fit on.  I used DecoArt Americana paints in Sea Breeze and Cadmium Yellow.  Used my favourite stencil from Balzer designs mini tiny circles with the Sea Breeze and a make up sponge. Also added the little Prima stamp in black. Finished off by adding a little writing "Never Hide Your Wings" always fun to write on my art journal pages.

 It was great to get some time in my art journal. While it was so hot and not being able to do much of anything else. Loved listening to Ed Sheeran's X album while I was doing my art, all the songs are just very relaxing to listen to.

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Saturday, December 19, 2015


Movie ticket gift pockets.
Are you giving away cards, money or movie tickets this Christmas. I like to give them in these gift pockets I make. So thought I would show how I make them. You can make them any size and they just make giving a gift card or movie ticket a bit more special.

Check out all the details and measurements over on the Helmar Design Team page
Hope you find these a handy little addition to your gift giving this Christmas Season. 
Happy Holidays.  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Notebook pocket folder

This week I am busy making these nifty Notebook pocket folders.

To make my notebook pocket folder I first  gathered all the things I am always looking for. Note paper, sticky notes to mark pages and something to write a list on. 

I used the  Helmar Craft Glue a manila folder some pretty Kaisercraft papers and washi tape, a little distress ink and I was done. Feeling very organised. To check out all the details, more photos and measurements check out the whole post over at the Helmar design team post. 

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fascinator hat with Helmar

Over on the Helmar Design Team page this week I go into details about how 
I made a fascinator hat for the Melbourne cup. 
I have never made a hat before and it was a fun to challenge myself by doing something
 outside of my comfort zone. 

I just used things I had here. I started by gathering up items I thought that I could make a hat out of. The only things I had to buy was the headband and the little bit of milliners lace. I really like the delicate look of that lace so knew I wanted to add that on it. 

It ended up being a fabulous race for the Melbourne cup the first time a female Jockey won and at 100 to 1 odds wish I had of had a few dollars on it. 
Have a great day 
Vicki-Ann :)