Thursday, 28 January 2016

Winter Wonderland

This is the other half of my Winter Wonderland journal page for the current Art Journal Journey challenge.  
(there's still a few days left if you'd like to join in the Winter Wonderland theme that the lovely Chrissie is hosting this month).
I used watercolour markers for background. The Deers & trees were Kanban stamps. I've added some iridescent glitter glue here and there to make it look more frosty but it's not showing well in photo.

Thanks so much for stopping by
Gill x

Sunday, 24 January 2016

She's a mug!

Happy Sunday .....

Short and sweet as I'm waiting for the wine with the Sunday lunch to wear off and goodness knows what my spelling will be like :)

This is for
Kim Dellow 'Show your face' challenge and is a water colour painting and I also used a few coloured pencils on her hair, eyes and mouth. White Posca pen for details on eyes too.

I thought her hair looked a bit like steam so then I decided to add the mug.

Thanks so much for stopping by today
Gill x

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Wonderland and Pastels

I'm Running late today - but better late than never I guess.
Hope you're day has been good.
OK - so the first piece is for  AJJ Winter Wonderland theme 
sorry about photo, I really must learn how to take better
photos that don't make the paper look a funny shape.

Next: Last year I started a hollowed out book but the cutting made my hand hurt so it got put to one side. A couple days ago I saw a fabulous one by Alison Bomber and was so inspired by it I just had to find the book and try to do more to it.

Have you met Albert before? Albert had found some goggles - not sure why he was wearing them unless he didn't trust me with a craft knife. ...I only managed to cut out a few more pages, so might have to do it a bit at a time. The book has about 520 pages and I am up to about 175 so far.

Finally I got around to some drawing. This is a work in progress and my first play with my new Rembrandt soft pastels from November - oh yes - and some new Faber Castell Pitt pastel pencils too. I've so much to learn about this medium still :)

Thanks so much for visiting.
Any comments are greatly appreciated.
Gill x

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Focus on eyes

Hi there.. I missed doing faces for the last month or so when I was locked (ha ha) away in my craft room making decorations for my Steampunk Christmas tree (and cards - note to self start in January this time!)
Today I am linking to Kim Dellows Show your face challenge where the focus is on eyes for the theme this month.
Created using soft pastels and some coloured pencils and pastel pencils on eyes.

Thanks so much for
 taking the time to stop by.
Have a great day!
Gill xx