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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Living in chaos!!

Flower Fairy ATC's done and posted today

Sent off my 2 flower fairy atc's today, at last! Lol Still got to do the chunky pages though, I have almost finished 2, only 20 more to go!!
Still need to get started on Tanya's art journal, feeling a bit stuck there, her theme is Alice in wonderland, would love to do Alice, but there is already Alice's done, lol. What to do?!

Anyhoo here are the atc's




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Monday, June 11, 2012

Finished Ady's flower fairy journal as well now, yay!! Just posted it off to the US this morning! :D
















Sunday, June 10, 2012

Finally finished my flower fairy art journal!!

Yay, finally done, and she is on her way to the us!! :)
The front. The beads are swarovski



The back



The inside, first 2 pages, there are 8 of those butterflies, one for each artist to add thoughts to and sign :). As I drew my girl, I felt suddenly inspired that she was mermaid also! :)



Close of up of my mermaid fairy!! :)




Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Taking the flower fairy workshop at Doll Dreams

I am only on week one at the moment, just starting to catch up with all my projects now :)

Drew this fairy tonight, I am really pleased with how she turned out!! :D

The workshop is at www.dolldreams.ning.com. Ady is fantastic, so talented!! :)


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Monday, June 04, 2012

4x6 art swap

This is a photo of all the 4x6 little works of art that I received the other day!! :) I can't find a photo of the ones I made and sent out to add here!





They are all so lovely!!! I was so happy when I opened the package :)

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This is the first art journal that I worked on :)

This belongs to Ana and I had the honour of being the 1st person to work in it, I am really proud of these pages!! :). I used prisma color pencils to do the skins tones, and acrylics on the background and clothes, I used a glazing medium and tiny touch of acylic paint over the prisa pencil, I love the effect!! :). Of course I also used glitter!! :D





I drew the background on my flower fairy journal cover last night, I nervously drew violets on a vine going all the way the front and back cover, I say nervously because I haven't drawn violets before.. I was quite pleased with how they came out actually!! :) I drew the leaves as well, lol. Today I will colour, using tombow markers, I love tombow markers, they are so juicy and vibrant, and providing you work quickly (and using the correct paper!) they blend beautifully!!







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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Cardboard Art swap

This is what I sent to my swap participant in the end, I accidentally ruined my first one, I was very sad that I ruined it! :(




Handmade Flower Fairy Journal

Tonight I made my flower fairy journal! I used Fabriano watercolour paper, 140lb for the pages and I can't remember what brand I used for the cover... it is heavier than 140lb though. As it has to be more durable! I draw my little fairy on the cover, not sure what to do for the background yet though.... I want to draw wild violet flowers though, maybe I should just decorate it with a garland of beautiful violets.. :)

It is now 1.29am here, and I am creating/blogging/watching an old black and white movie, Rebecca. I should be in bed, lol

This is the front cover, I decided to secure the binding string on the outside this time, I will be attaching some flower beads to them :)





Friday, June 01, 2012

Finished another cardboard project page tonight, yay!!! :)

She is black/grey and white (camera hasn't picked that up at all!! :/) with bright red lips, as Mavi has requested. I hope she likes what I have done!! :)




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Crazy days

Two more art parcels sent today, yay!!  A DD (doll dreams) basics journal (Angela's), and the other one was Ana's cardboard packet.  I had so much fun!!  :)

I have gotten behind in all my swaps, because my children have been poorly, especially my baby girlie!!  :(  She must have had this awful cough for at least 6 weeks, she gets these bouts of coughing that is so severe that she can't catch her breath, they don't occur as often, but are just as severe!  After being diagnosed as having a viral infection, I took her back to the doctor several times, and the last time he checked her, he can now hear a wheeze on her chest (previously it was clear), she now has Ventolin and a spacer.

So I now have to finish painting another cardboard art page, almost done will finish that tonight!

I have a flower fairy journal to create and send off , argh just checked the date and that should have been sent off by yesterday!!  Will do that over the weekend and send it off on Monday!

I already have someone elses flower fairy journal here to create in!

22 chunky pages to draw, paint and chunkify!


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cardboard Art for Ana

I am also part of a 'cardboard packet art swap' again on doll dreams :) I have already sent off my own packet, I will upload a picture of it!
Today I finished Ana's cardboard art, I draw it the other day and painted it today, took a couple of hours! :) It will be sent off tomorrow morning.



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Doll Dreams basics round robin art journal

I am part of this round robin journal swap, on Doll Dreams on the Ning website, there is a link in right margin, click it to visit this lovely art community! I have just completed my third journal (including my own) I will be sending it off today, next destination Netherlands! :)
My first attempt at blonde hair!!
If you don't know what a round robin is, basically a group of us created our own art journals, painted the covers (I also painted the first pages in mine), then we each send to the person whose name is below our own, they paint in the next 2 pages, then they send it on to the person whose name is below theirs, and so it goes on until the last person gets it ( the person whose name is above mine), so she then sends it back to me when she has added her art to it. So we each then have a journal full of art from different artists from around the world!! Awesome!! :D








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Monday, April 09, 2012

Cardboard Art swap

This is my part of the cardboard swap that I am part of! :) I had already started making one then realised that I had made it too big, lol I did 20x30" when it should have been 20x30cm!! Lol


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I have been dithering whether or not to join Life Book since November last year, but I finally decided to go for it and I am now officially a member of LB! I am so excited now! Yay! :)

I have just participated in a tag swap on Doll Dreams, (there is badge on the right of this blog linked to Doll Dreams, check it out!!) this has really inspired me to to carry on challenging my creativity and joining LB!  There will be a minimum of 2 pages a month and after a year I will bind all my pages together into a beautiful, creative 'Life Book' a celebration of my year long journey :)

I have also enrolled in one of Suzi Blu's courses, I am doing 'Petite Dolls' this is very much emphasizing on using mixed media, which I am very excited about!  I love Suzi's work.

I will be adding badges for both of these exciting websites!!  :D

Lets get CREATIVE and FLY!