Monday, July 15, 2013

Go Green

Here is my 'Go Green' art journal from Rae Missigman's 21 Secrets class! I saved the book cover from an old diary and went to town with gesso, paper towels, paint and my scrap stash. I had so much fun and I am already thinking about my next 'Go Green' journal project. Thank you, Rae, for a wonderful class, fantastic instructions and brilliant inspiration! Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Monday, May 27, 2013

Art Journal Conversion


A little while ago, I signed up for Roben-Marie Smith's Art Journal Conversion course. I loved this class so much, I made made journals full to the brim with beautiful watercolour paper! I was so inspired by watching the beautiful videos where Roben-Marie generously shares her wonderful process. Roben-Marie is also one of the 21 Secrets teachers this year. I am now starting to use the journals I made for my art journaling and doodling. I would love to do this class all over again and make even more journals! Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Monday, April 29, 2013

Lotus Flower

Last year my gorgeous hubby bought me a Donna Downey Create Canvas class to celebrate our wedding anniversary. What an amazing gift! Here is the canvas I created from the class. Just head over to Donna's website, and click on the 'online workshops' link. Here you will find all of her wonderful online classes! Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Monday, April 22, 2013

Thankful For My Life

Here is a canvas I completed a little while ago. It was around the time I was enjoying a Christy Tomlinson course and a Revlie class and from the layers of yummy paint, you can see I was inspired by both of these amazing mixed-media artists! I loved adding the layers of paint, ink, stamping and paper. There is something wonderful about having a little bit of time to yourself to have some fun and create! Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


I am loving 21 Secrets this year. There are so many amazing classes to enjoy! This sunburst drawing was created as part of Whitney Ferre's class. I am in doodling heaven! Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Take Two

Last month I completed a floral painting with my Twinkling H2O's on watercolour paper with a board backing. I was unsure whether I should add more line work and detail and I didn't want to ruin the original painting... So what to do? I decided to colour photocopy the painting, on the highest quality print setting directly onto water colour paper. Then I added black ink, to outline the main flowers, leaves and shapes. Inktense pencils and Prismacolor pencils added layers, shadow and depth to the picture and finally black and white fine tip markers completed the line and detail work. I am really pleased with the way it turned out and it all started out as a photocopy! Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Friday, January 25, 2013

Simple Pleasures

Here is a mixed media canvas I worked on during the school holidays. I seem to be drawn to flowers and often use them in my art whether I am using watercolours, canvases or scrapbooking. This canvas was created while taking a class from Revlie. Her blog is called REVolution and there is a free mixed media canvas tutorial to enjoy there! I love her Etsy shop and purchased a PDF mixed media class... this was the result! If you have the time, please take a look as she has the most gorgeous art, postcards and journals there! The canvas says "Simple Pleasures" and it reminds me that the small, precious moments are often the most important! This canvas is now sitting on my desk at work. Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Twinkling H2O's

I was lucky enough to find a few Twinkling H2O's at my local art and craft supply store and Cameron bought me some watercolour paper on a board backing. I love the vibrancy of the twinks and can't wait to expand my collection! I am still deciding whether I should add some more line work and doodling with my black and white pens.
Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Our Tropical Girl

I wanted to share a layout I did of CJ. We were on holidays on the Gold Coast and the girls loved playing and swimming in the resort pool. I love this photo, CJ's smile and the way the sun glistens on the water... I just had to scrap it! Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


This cute house is part of the Christy Tomlinson Creative Colour Workshop I enjoyed at the end of last year. The house is backed onto corrugated cardboard and Prima scrapbooking paper. I had fun with Kaiser rubons and various stamps. I like the little stamped birdy on the right hand side. The quote says "Live the life you imagine" and that's exactly what I want to do this year! Thanks for stopping by! xxx