Sunday, July 5, 2015

Ditto Project # 2...

Using my Travelers notebook art journal (it has watercolour paper). Today I set out to do more of the ditto project from Teesha Moore. Teesha gave us some collage in The Artstronauts Club and asked us all to use the same pieces of collage, do pen work and see what we all come up with. There is 5 pages and this is the second one that I chose to do.  I used DecoArt Americana in Wisteria. I blended it on with a baby wipe on the background just to give me colour. I changed the hair on the person on the left. My printer played up and put lines all through the red that was supposed to be there. So I replaced it with this bit of collage and then that inspired me to go all black and white. I added butterfly wings but that was the only changes I made.. All the rest is just doodling and adding words. Lots of spots and swirls they were fun. I liked the flowers and the way I could pop the words in between the lines. I enjoyed kind of anchoring my collage together with the web like lines and intertwining them. That kept me busy while I was listening to music this afternoon. I am looking forward to doing the next set of collage.

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July...

Just a quick little blog post to say. Have a fabulous 4th of July.. 
I drew this for today's Index Card A Day challenge over at Daisy Yellow. The prompt was 4th of July or Independence day. 

So just a quick little sketch. Hope she makes you smile. 

Have a great day
Sandy :) 

Friday, July 3, 2015


Today I had fun with splatters... Yes splatters and splatters and then yep some more splatters. Layers and layers of them.. What fun that was.. I used DecoArt Americana paint in True Red, Purple Pizzazz and Lamp Black. So just the three colours.  The Butterfly is from a Balzer Designs stencil. It got splatters on it too and I was going to do something else but I kind of liked the way the splatters went onto it. So I left it. Quote today is 'The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow stronger and sharper' 

Linking this up over over on Paint Party Friday.. Hi everyone.. 

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cover up...

I grabbed my Dylusions journal, (Side note... I have only done a few pages in it so far and love the paper in it.) These are pages where I had been experimenting with Dylusions sprays. I used too much water and the page on the right went all funny, it pilled up, think too much water and then I rubbed it. Big mistake.  So the first thing I did was grab some book paper and cut it out to cover that up. Then I added Gesso to it all. It made it all a pastel colour as the Dylusions came through the Gesso. That was really cool.  I liked the effect of seeing some of the Dylusion sprays and patterns. I then went over that with a Lavender, Sea Breeze and a bit of the Orange Flame DecoArt Americana paint. I used the stencil Mini Mums from The crafters workshop with the Lavender. I then went around these with my Stabilo pencil and some Neocolour II crayons. Wetting them after with my waterbrush to blend. Grabbed a lid and added some Gesso to my craft matt and made some circles. I added splatters with my fan brush with Gesso and Black DecoArt Americana paint.  I used one of my pre printed quotes and added that on with Helmar's Tacky Craft Glue.

Have a great day
Sandy :) 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Index Card A day Week Two...

I have been playing along with Index card prompts and this is the second week done. This week the theme seemed to be fruits and vegetables. More info on what ICAD - Index Card a Day is check out all the info over at Tammy's. Tammy has it all sorted and so organised, just pop over to Daisy Yellow. Join in the fun as there is no rules. You don't have to follow the prompts you can just do your own thing. The point is to just do a little Index card art every day and have fun along the way. 

 No 8 Grapefruit and Cherry
Pen work here wrote out the recipe of a Martini. 

No 9 Carrot and Lemon

No 10 Eggplant and Ginger
Gelli print tried to match the colour of eggplant and ginger

No 11 Lime and Mango
Another Gelli print with DecoArt Americana paints. 

No 12 Parsnip and Kiwi
I loved the colours from the day before so I used them for my background. 
Made a little character with a shopping list with parsnip and kiwi on his list.

No 13 Blueberry and Plum
Such pretty colours for this one.
Collage of papers tried to find those Plum colours. 

No 14 Salt and Pepper
Zendangles incorporating the words Salt and Pepper on the dangles. 

Well that's another week of Index Cards done. There is no way I would have done any of these cards without the prompts. Makes me keep thinking outside the box with those prompts. 

Have a great day 
Sandy :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Flower fun...

I have been watching a few of Rae Missigman. Rae sets a timer and does an Art journal spread in 15 minutes and posts them on Vimeo. Rae calls these series of video's she has done 15 minutes of Mixed Media. So thought ok I have 15 minutes, I am going to try this. So I did pop Gesso on my page and dry it before I started. That was all the prep though, did not even select paints just went with it. So the colours I selected were from the DecoArt Americana line. My favourite colour Sea Breeze, Orange Flame and Lemon Yellow. Will have to use these again together they are so pretty.  I really love the free style of the way that Rae does her art journal pages. Pen and grey lead pencil scribbling. Just being very free with paint love that, it just makes it fun. I used the Andy Skinner stencil Burned Rubber its a great chevron.. I did it underneath in the orange and then on top in the blue. I finished easily in the 15 minutes but then I did add the quote after. "A single flower can be an entire wonderland in itself." Thought that quote fitted my pages. 

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Sunday, June 14, 2015


More work in my Travelers Notebook Art Journal today. I was going through a magazine yesterday and I found some great collage pieces so they just had to be used.  I thought the girl on the right looked great with the gold and black theme happening on her. Funny how little pieces of paper can look so different when you take them out of what they are supposed to be. Fun piecing these together. I really liked the Index card I did yesterday with the theme of blueberry and plum. I used those colour paints and I so wanted to use them again. So the colours are DecoArt Sea Breeze, Razzle Berry and Ocean Blue. Will not be the last time I use those colours together. Some of the collage is one of my Gelli prints they work well cut up and pieced here and there. I enjoyed doing the crazy hair on the person on the left, the white signo pen works so well on painted backgrounds. Some collage pieces are from The Artstronauts club collage sheets too, always fun to use those.  Quote, thought it kind of fitted the characters today. "If you're lucky enough to be different never change".  

Have a great day
Sandy :)