Artist Gang Tuesday - Vase on a Shelf, Art Journal Page

Today I'm here with you today to share an art journal page I have created for Donna Downey's Artist gang Tuesday.
I have used Donna's lovely stencil "les Fluers" and her signature stamp "Wild Poppy Silhouette".




I created the idea based around some old scrapbook paper I had lying around. I wouldn't use this paper in a million years and Donna always says "You have to just use it" so that's what I'm doing over the next few weeks ... or years .. yeah years, it will probably take years to get through the stuff I've collected!



The video shows you how I incorporated it into my journal and then used the stencil and stamp to create a feature piece.



I really love the outcome and now I even really love that patterned paper.

Catch you all again next month xx





Daniel Smith Watercolors




A Trio of ATC's for 7 Dots Studio

Hello my 7 Dots Friends. Fiona here with you today to share a trio of tiny Artist trading cards I have made to share with my fellow 7 Dots team members.


The beautiful Keren Tamir sent me a little ATC the other day all the way from Canada. She made it from our latest collections and it was so cute that it inspired me to make some more. Especially because I'd like to send one back to her.

I chose to use the stunning "Hazy Days" collection. Every time I pull out a piece from this collection it still takes my breath away. the colours are stunning and DeeDee did such a great job bringing my negative scans to life! I still can't believe how cool they look.

I did a little bit of gritty modelling paste scraping through the gorgeous birds on a wire stencil and some stamping to make the base of the cards interesting.



then I added some textiles for added texture and finished them all off with some Die Cut Elements, Stickers and word stickers.


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I am really wrapped with how they came out and I can't wait to send them out to some friends on the team. see you all again soon xx

Brave Heart a Journal Page For VLVS!

Hello my gorgeous peeps! I'm here today to share a journal page I have created with you all.


 This time I have kept it classic black and white with one. the one is the pink and boy does it pop!


 I wasn't too sure about this one when it first began. I was deliberately trying to not use too many colours so i started with the black.



 Well actually I started with the white modelling paste through the stencil but when it came to adding colours I held back and started with the black then added the pink.



The stamping was sort of all ready in my head so it followed the black and pink easily. All that was left was to add a few pink details. The heart and her dress and one or two wings and it was done!


STAMPS USED:

See you all again next time xx

Process Video 7 Dots Studio Layout



I absolutely adore the colours DeeDee has embedded into this collection. They are so bold and beautiful and compliment the rusty browns and yellows she has used to coordinate  the design.



This layout was so much fun to create. I can't say I've ever combined these colors before in a layout. I was a little apprehensive to begin with but boy do i like the final outcome!



I have also recorded the process of me creating this page as a sort of tutorial for you to watch. 



All in all it actually came together relatively quickly. I just love it when a page "gets it" and decides to just fall into place for you.



I hope you enjoy the video and are inspired to give this new collection a go.

xx Fiona




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An Abstract for VLVS!

Hello all ... I'm with you today to share a 12x12 abstract art piece I created using some of the 
FABULOUS! VLV Stamps!!


I'm having a bit of a Fluro fest at the moment. It's ok .... I'm sure it's just a phase. LOL!

 So while I work it out of my system I thought I'd make some abstracts. This one is on a 12x12 gesso board and I've embellished it with my FAVOURITE stamp "Doodle Circle" Thank you DeeDee you are my hero!


I also added the Tape X because it's SOOOOOO cool!!!


And a little bit of bubble wrap texture wich always goes with whatever you put it with.


VLVStamps! Used:


I hope you like my little bit of crazy art. Nothing like brightening up your day hey?

Catch ya next time xxx

A Black and White Layout for 13Arts

Hello my beautiful 13Arts friends. Fiona here with you today to share a layout i have created using the versatile "Aria Story" collection.

I have to say that this piece of 12x12 paper " Sounds Good" is one of my MOST favourite pieces of paper EVER!



Teamed up with some black and white embellishments it makes such a classic, can't go wrong, black and white creation. I just love it.



I added some of the SPLASH! Black glitter Ink to the chipboard butterfly and the chipboard title. I love the way this dries so gritty and cool!



PRODUCTS USED:


I'll see you all again soon xx

Artist Gang Post Little Watercolor Forest

Hello! So I'm here with you today to share a little watercolor scene I have painted.



I love to paint with watercolors, I find it so relaxing. I love the way they mix with each other and I'm not too phased that I can't always control what I want them to do.



In fact, i like that they can be so random .. and do their own thing. It's the surprise that I like. Unlike acrylic paint that I can pretty much make do what ever I have in my head, watercolor is so much more free.



I have used one of Donna's stencils to create a little forest scene. It is called "Lilac Buds" but they also make great little trees.



I hope you enjoy the video and I'll see you all again soon.



Daniel Smith Watercolors





A Trio of ATC's For 13Arts

Hello my lovelies! Today i have a little trio of Artist trading cards to share with you.



I put these together to show you how versatile the 13@rts black stickers are.


You can use these stickers on pretty much anything. I've used them for titles on layouts, on cards and now as little titles on these ATC's.




I have used the gorgeous "Aria Story" collection. All the links are below.


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Learning To Love Purple

Hello I'm here with you today and I have a little video to share of an art journal page I created.


I'm learning to love purple because for some unknown reason my brain keeps making me use it in my art!!!


 I have never been a big fan of the colour but it just keeps creeping in to my creations. In all reality I think I am learning to like it.


 And I paired it up with green and pink so it doesn't over power the piece. I tried something different this time in my journal too. I stamped first!


I mean I stamped in between too but I began the process with some background stamping. Anyway you can see it all in the video.

Here is a link 



VLV Stamps used:



I am totally enjoying exploring with different colours and different stamping techniques in my art journal. I feel i'm really starting to develop a style. I hope you feel inspired to get your VLV stamps out and have a little play in your journal too xx



Artist Gang Tuesday for June


Hello my lovelies. Just dropping in quickly to share my Donna Downey Artist gang share for June.

 I had an absolute blast with some of the Golden Fluid acrylics and the pink and red Fluorescent paints - "You can never have too much Fluoro Pink"

 The video shows how the page came about and explores the use of some of Donna's signature stencils.


 I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it.




Cheers until next time xx