Saturday, 29 April 2017

Mission Inspiration: April

Sorry I haven't been around for a couple of days; sickening headaches and computers don't mix.  This page was completed four days ago.  I must admit that the suggested colour scheme put me off attempting this page initially; purple, orange and green together are not my favourite colour combination.  However, as I haven't missed a mission since starting these challenges last August, I was determined to see this one through too.  So here is my page, just before the end of the month!
Finished: All 8 steps!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

WOYWW 412: On My Own Again

Once again, I am back sharing a lonely desk with you all.  Exam season is in full swing and my friend will be busy conducting A Level speaking tests for a few weeks.  Why do I share my desk every week?  Go over to our hostess Julia's blog 'The Stamping Ground' to find out more; in a few weeks the blog hop will be celebrating its 8th anniversary.  I have not been with the group since the beginning, but every one is very friendly!
On my desk this week are some clippings that I've already found and some supplements and advertising brochures ready to look through.  One of the art journal groups that I belong to has the prompt 'magazine clippings' for this week so I have been busy cutting out whole images and parts of images in different colourways.  I won't use all of them for this page, but the rest will go into my stash for the future.
 Finally, here is a follow up picture of the tree behind my shed.  As you can see, although there is still plenty of blossom on the tree, underfoot it looks just like snow.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Tri-Fold with a Difference

This is a card which I made quite some time ago; I would probably decorate it differently these days, but I like the fold/structure.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Mini Mission: Aquatic

I haven't completed the main April mission for Mission Inspiration yet, but I decided to join in with the extra mini challenge: Aquatic.  As it is a mini challenge, I decided to work on a tag.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Tag Tuesday: Heritage

This tag was created for the Heritage prompt on Tag Tuesday; a fortnightly challenge.  I also used it as an opportunity to use a new die and stencil that I recently acquired.  I had real fun adding layers and using a muted brown/black/copper palette.  It seems apt to post this on St George's Day as that is part of our heritage too.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Journal52 Week 16: Rise

For the Journal52 group with Effy Wild, where you can find additional prompts.  The success of my previous attempt at free painting led me to attempt another page using the same format; acrylics (finger painted), Neocolor II for detail and a stamped/printed quote.  Not sure if I like this one quite as much as the first page (see HERE), but I can but keep trying.  The quote by Mario Fernandez is the inspiration for the painting.

Friday, 21 April 2017

JJJ and Mindful Art Challenge 13: Red, Green, Blue and Buttons

This page was created for challenge 13 on Junk Journals Junkies and Mindful Art on Facebook; the prompt given was red, green, blue, buttons.  There was also an art prompt (peacocks), but I chose to disregard that and focus on the colour palette and theme.