Butterfly Love With VLVS!

Hello! I'm here with you today to share an art journal page I have created with the amazing red rubber from VLVS!!!

 I had lots of water colour fun in the background with this one. I love the unpredictability of using water colours. They just do whatever they please ..... no point trying to control the outcome. Once I got the hang of that rule ... I then began to love using water colours in my work.

 They can be a little bit difficult to stamp onto though as they often warp the paper and make it difficult to get a clear image. So I do a little double stamping technique that I'll show you in my next VLVS! tutorial video.

I didn't over use the stamps with this page. I was looking at creating a simplistic effect. A lot of my journalling now days has got really busy and full of doodles and mark making so for this one, I wanted to pull it all back a wee bit.

 There is still some mark making but it's very tame in comparison to what I normally would do and it is with water soluble markers so it would blend in seamlessly with the background.

Viva Las Vegastamps! used:

I hope you like my little creation and I'll be back again very soon with some more creaty arty farty stuff xx

7 Dots Studio March Challenge

Hello peeps!! I'm here again to share an art journal page I have created for the 7 Dots Studio March Challenge.

I took my inspiration from the flower on the moodboard and the colours. Here is the mood board.

These colours together are some of my favourites so it was easy to create using this as inspiration.

I still need to practice my flowers, this one is a bit wonky, but over all I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

I found the perfect word stickers to create a quote with from the "Hazy Days" collection. I also use some of the 12x12 paper "Gelly" to cover the background.

Pop on over to the facebook page and check out the challenge. There are some awesome prozes up for grabs and you have all month to enter. Can't wait to see what you create.


"Let's Face It" Art Journal for VLVS!

Hello today I'm with you to share a little art journal spread I created using some of Mary Vogal Lozinak's amazing stamp range over at Viva Las Vegastamps!

I have to say, I wasn't "in love" with this page until almost at the very end. It took a long time to come together. Maybe because I'm so used to creating with lots of bright colour and this time it was a lot more darker with the black I added to the top corners.

 I also struggled with liking my abstract faces I drew. I wanted to practice them, I see everyone really good at drawing faces and I know I suck at it so I thought maybe if I do them really abstract that would appease my inner critic ..... but alas, I'm not convinced I like them LOL

I do really like the stamped faces on this page. They are not stamped very clearly but that doesn't really phase me. I enjoyed highlighting them with my white marker to bring out their inner beauty.

I'll continue to practice my face drawing and maybe one day I'll be as good at it as Mary is .... cough cough I doubt it. the lady is a genius!!!

What I really like about this page is the message in the title "Let's Face it, We're all the same" I truly believe in equality and am very passionate about it so this works for me. I don't often get political in my art but for this page, I'm willing to make an exception

Viva Las Vegastamps used:

I hope you've enjoyed my facey page. I think the more I look at it the more it grows on me. I'll catch you all again soon xx


Hello there. I'm here with you today to share my very first Face Book Live session!!!. On Sunday morning evening at about 8.00pm South Australian time I clicked the live button and created an art journal page. I had so much fun and the crowd who gathered were fabulous!

You can find the recorded version of the video here on the 13 Arts Face Book page. It goes for an hour so make yourself a hot cuppa and sit back and enjoy.

"Do Everything With Happiness"

HERE is a direct link to the video.

and here is the link of WHERE TO BUY the awesome 13Arts products all around the world.

13 Arts Products used:

Thank you for popping by and a HUGE thank you to everyone who supported me during the live session. I'll definitely be doing it again soon xx

A Journal Page for 7 Dots Studio "Listen To Your Art"

Hello! I'm here with you today to share a very colourful art journal page I have created inspired by the "Paint Chips" collection from 7 Dots Studio.

"Listen To Your Art"

I just love colour and I use as much of it in my art as I can possibly use. So when 7 Dots Studio released the latest "Paint Chips" collection I squealed with delight at all the colourful possibilities it could bring to my art.

After a gel press printing session I gathered up all my printed pieces of paper and started adding them to my page. I added ripped pieces of the 12x12 paper from the collection along with some of the die-cut elements.

I also added the PERFECT title "Listen to Your Art" which I found on the 6x12 Word Sticker Sheet included in this collection.

Finally I wanted to give it all a hit of black contrast and so I painted up some of the chipboard splat pieces and added them to the very top layer.

I love it! Every time I look at it, it makes me smile. I hope it has the same effect on you.

7 Dots products:

7 Dots Studio - Paint Chips Collection - Chipboard

Thank you for popping by. I'll see you all again very soon xx

13Arts February Challenge

Hello!! Today I have a canvas I would like to share with you that I created inspired by the current February 13Arts challenge.
The combination of colours on this challenge board were something i had never tried in a painting before so I did a little bit of experimenting.

 It was lots of fun mixing and combining many of the 13 arts mediums to get the desired colours to match the mood board.

i decided to work on a 12x12" stretched canvas and i found the paints glided across it effortlessly.

I'm really happy the way this turned out. I'm normally all about the bright colours and i actually really struggle to paint in blues and greens so this was good practice for me as well as a really good challenge.

13 Arts Products:

Art Journal Page for 13@rts

Hello, today I am sharing an art journal page I have created to show case some of the new 13Arts collections. 

This collection is "Until Dawn" and it is so mysterious and romantic in nature, I just love it. The colours are divine and the elements are very cool!

I had a lot of fun replicating the colours from the elements into my background. I love how the blue and purple work so well with the ochre - cafe colour.

I'm not a big fan of fussy cutting but it was definitely worth it for this frame and the skull. They were the perfect feature pieces for my page.

13 Arts products:

Thank you for popping by. I'll see you again soon with another creation :)

Video Tutorial for 7 Dots Studio Little Canvas

Hello! today I'm here with you today with a little canvas I have created using the gorgeous 7 Dots Studio collection "Paint Chips"

Here is the video for you.

I started with a small rectangle canvas and then added some colour to the background using the Droplets Stencil. I love how when I hold the stencil further away from the canvas I get a softer image. 

layering all the Element stickers and the Die Cut Elements was so much fun.

I chose the perfect little sayings from the Word Stickers to finish it off.

7 Dots Studio Products:

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my little canvas. I'll see you all again soon xx

Make Your Mark - Art Journal Page

Hello today I'm here with you to share an art journal page I have created using the 7 Dots Studio "Northern Lights" collection.

I have to be honest and say that purple is not normally a colour I would choose to work with but since having the :Northern Lights: collection to play with, i am starting to really like purple!

This journal page started out as a play around with some sprays that coordinated perfectly with the collections colour range. Then it grew from there.

The Die cut elements combined with the stickers and then topped off with the tags is my most favourite way to create in my journal with the 7 Dots Studio ranges.

they all coordinate together so well it makes my job that much easier.

7 Dots Studio products:

Thank you for popping by. I'll see you all again next time xx