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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Caravanning again ...

Week 11 - Listen

Tangie Baxter - Industrial Velvet Kit
Tangie Baxter - aMUSEing Art Dolls
Tangie Baxter - Industrial Velvent splatter graffiti
Overlay from 2Peas - Pink October

Week 17 - Gather

(or maybe the title for this one should be the mustachioed lady lol!)

Tangie Baxter AJC parcel 7
Tangie's aMUSEing art dolls - boots
Tangie/sherrieJD collab Junque Journal - text page
Seni - Digital-Crea - candelabra
Font - Susies hand
Image - art-e-zine

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cyber Crop Weekend!

Over on UKScrappers it has been another crazy cyber crop weekend! I didn't think I would do that much as I've completely lost my scrapping inspiration lately, but I managed to do 13 layouts! I'm amazed! They are all digi, and I love them all, but will share my favourite four here:

Piccadilly Challenge:

Credits: Moi - Christmastime kit from Digital-Crea

Oxford Street Class:

Credits: Indomitable kit by Studio mgl at Scrapbookgraphics; Overlay by Hof3

Kings Cross Challenge:

Credits: Cardomome Rock With Me kit - Digital Crea. x brush from 2Ps (Chris Ford)

Coventry Street Class:

Credits: Moi-paperie from Digital-Crea; Journalling label from Jessica Sprague; Bird from Fannette Designs, Digital-Crea

All class and challenge details can be found

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A few things to share ...

My latest digi-fiddling:

Art Journal Caravan week 8:

Credits: Rock With Me kit by Cardamome available from Digital-Crea; photo of the lovely Mr Adam Zindani, lead singer/guitarist of Casino and guitarist of Stereophonics!

Art Journal Caravan week 9:

Credits: Tangie Baxter's Art Journal Caravan Parcel #9; image of gorgeous Cornwall

A layout for the I Can Scraplift That challenge on Scrapbookgraphics:

Credits: Createwings Designs - freebie kit; Starlight Designs - Vanilla - both available from Digital-Crea (linky in sidebar!); Overlay by Kirsty Wiseman

Monday, April 19, 2010

Digi Art Challenge

The lovely Janice alerted me to the So Artful digital art challenge blog, and I had a go this week for the first time. Here's my take on the theme of "shy beauty".

This was the starting image:

And this is what I came up with:

I mostly used Tangie Baxter's products for this one plus a few other bits which I will list tomorrow ... as I've forgotten what they were :(

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Caravan Pages

Some digi journal pages for the Art Journal Caravan:

Week 5 - "simply me"

Tangie Baxter's AJC Parcel #5
Tangie Baxter's AJC Steamer Trunk - ephemera heart
Jennifer Pebbles - pink box tag
Houseof3 - sanded overlay
Danielle Thompson - lace

Week 6 - "seek"

Tangie Baxter: steamertrunk - map; ARTist sheet 992 - wings; Junque Journal - gold alpha; Parcel 16 - butterfly
Cardamome (Digital-Crea) - Colours of Life - background paper and rainbow; Jean Tonic - one way sign; Rock With Me - photo corner, musical notes
Houseof3 - aged overlay
Dawn Inskip at PickleberryPop Working 9-5 - dots
Image of girl from the web
Fonts: Jailbird Jenna and Metalic Avocado from DaFont

Week 7 - "share"

Cardamome - Colours of Life -background paper
Cardamome - Rock you - background paper

Tangie Baxter - AJC Parcel 2 - journalling block
Buddha image - web
Candles image - web
random brush

Week 16 - "character traits"

Cardamome - Rock With Me background paper
Cardamome - Jean Tonic word art
Fannette Designs - frame
All from Digital-Crea
Font: Susie's Hand - DaFont

We woke up this morning to a find a thin layer of Icelandic volcanic ash all over the car, and a distinct haze to the day! I'm amazed it has travelled all the way down to Essex! The sun seems to have burnt it off now though ...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Some Digi LOs!

I can't seem to stop ...

I've just finished this one, using the gorgeous Pretty Little Things kit by Cardamome on Digital-Crea:

And yesterday I did this for the I Can Scraplift That challenge on Scrapbookgraphics:

(Credits: Dawn Inskip - "working 9-5" kit, Tangie Baxter JunqueJournal collab kit - paper scallop/ribbon, Rhonna Farrer - swirl stamp)

I made a Blog header!


Made using FanetteDesign's "Sunshine Dreams" kit availabe from the extremely gorgeous Digital Crea!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Play with colour

That was the theme for the Art Journal Caravanners in week 4, and here is my take on it:

Tangie Baxter's Art Journal Caravan Parcel #4
Tangie's 'mystery woman' from the Artspiration challenge
Danielle Thompson lace
Sande Krieger White Floral photo edge
Faux Rubberstamp dress

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Digi pages!

I think I may be addicted ....

Art Journal Caravan - Week 1

I used Tangie Baxters Week 1 Parcel for this one, plus a random brush that I had downloaded previously (not sure where it came from ...)

Art Journal Caravan - Week 14

(Jessica Sprague Sweet Lemonade papers, Tangie Baxter Junque Journal papers and elements)

Art Journal Caravan - Week 15

(Tangie Baxter Parcel 15 plus Splatter Graffiti and a random clip art spider (aarrgghh!))

Monday, April 12, 2010

It is April ...

A time for new beginnings. I've decided to abandon my old, badly kept-up blog and start a shiny new one. Clearly there is still a lot of decorating to be done here ... but all in good time!

I came across Art Journal Caravan run by the amazingly talented Tangie Baxter at Scrapbookgraphics, and was inspired to join up (even though we're already a quarter of the way through the year!). So I've been working hard to catch up and am so happy to be making "art" again and getting my fingers dirty! The AJC has even got me interested in digi and my hard drive is fast filling up with gorgeousness with which to create ... but I have nothing digi to share yet. Soon though!!

I decided to start with Week 1, then jump to the current week (they were at week 14 when I started), and then try keep up with the new prompts as they come out, but also to catch up in between. So here are my pages so far, in the order I've done them in:

Week 1 - "one word"

Week 14 - "tickled pink"

Week 2 - "accept" - this one is inspired by the amazing Teesha Moore

Week 3 - "creating from the past" - I found this one a bit tricky!

Week 15 - "nature" - is almost done ... and I think I'm going to attempt each prompt in digi too. Having so much fun with this!