Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Out and about singing a happy song


With so many crazy things going on in the world - sometimes you need something to make you smile and give you hope...
My little people were out and about singing in the hills.
(anyone remember this song I think from about 1971 by the New Seekers.)

linking to  AJJ for Yvonnes lovely 'Out and about' theme.
Background is one of my watercolours... and the digital people I am addicted to at present and can't stop making.

 Thanks so much for stooping by
Gill xx

Monday, 20 March 2017

Out and about - go prepared!


Those darn aliens visited me again and whisked me away ha ha
but this time I was able to take some arty stuff with me and got quite a few things done...

like this for AJJ challenge  where Yvonne has the wonderful theme 'out and about'

I digitally altered a watercolour painting I did
 and added the helicopter which I changed to silhouette.
I've been busy drawing lots of little people too and
these were drawn  digitally using  Serif Craft Artist,
 Drawplus X8 and Affinity Designer software
Thanks for stopping by
Gill x

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Out and about - back later


Using the same items from my previous page I made todays page opposite that so it looks a double spread now. I'm linking to AJJ 'out and about' which is the fabulous theme for March hosted by Yvonne from Meggy's Way 

The page has gessoed dictionary pages on it. I drew the house on patterned paper and dictionary paper. Colour is acrylic on back ground and Stabillo all. Words created on my pc then printed/cut and stuck down with glue stick. The fence/trellis is a Martha Stewart punch.

thanks for stopping by,
hoping your day goes well
Gill x

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Out and about again

Hello ... hope you had a good week and enjoying your weekend :)

I think I'd lost my mojo lately doing real journal pages (proper painty messy ones instead of digital ones) but then one morning last week while having the first cup of tea in bed watching youtube videos, a new upload popped up and inspired me to want to make a page.
The video and inspiration was thanks to the fabulous Susi aka froebelsternchen and while watching, it suddenly occurred to me what my main problem was - I  am gesso lazy -  err? I put off using gesso - but why? -  probably because of lack of space to leave things to dry.. (probably another reason I had put off using the Gelli plate in the past) well ok Gill, get that sorted and then you have no excuses!  So I did and then I went mad for the last two days gessoing lots of pages :)

So this was the page I made and I'm linking to AJJ 'out and about' theme for March hosted by the lovely Yvonne from Meggy's Way

The page has my old school dictionary pages on it - yes I used gesso of course! - drew flowers on patterned paper and cut out.. and created a sheet of various words for future use on my pc then printed/cut and stuck down with glue stick. Colour is acrylic on back ground and stems/leaves Stabillo all and Inktense pencils.
It's Sunday and you can probably guess the weather - yep grey - raining on and off and now the wind picking up, so I'm going to have a lazy play day Sunday - no gessoing today - just fun!.
Have a lovely day
and thanks so much for stopping by
Gill x

Friday, 3 March 2017

Out and About


after saying several days ago that the only way to explain where time goes is that I must have been abducted by aliens - I couldn't resist making this digital page


I'm linking to AJJ where the lovely Yvonne aka Meggy's way  
is hosting the fabulous new theme this month... 


well it's yet another rainy and grey day here in my part of the UK and doesn't look like being better any day soon so I won't be out and about but up in my arty/craft room :)
... and its Friday again ... so have a great day and I wish you a fun weekend and better weather wherever you are.
thanks for stopping by
Gill x

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

50 shades of red_4


I just remembered February doesn't have as many - oops! so I'd better post this before it's too late for AJJ 50 shades of red hosted by the lovely Linda of heARTfully inspired.
Its been a great month and the red theme was a lovely tonic for all our wintery grey days here - thanks Linda :)

I was inspired by a quote on one of Valeries fabulous pages  which said ' I am currently unsupervised - the possibilities are endless'. The  word 'unsupervised' really made me smile..... here's what I created.
I used a gelli print for the background and took the bird from one of my pages and made a digital page. The woman was a line drawing I did years ago and so I digitally coloured that in. The sun and rainbow are made with digital chalk brushes.

Thanks so much for stopping by
Have a great day.
Gill x.

Monday, 27 February 2017

50 Shades of red_3


I don't know where the time has gone in the last week but I think I've been abducted by Aliens again!  (its the only explanation I can think of ha ha )

for AJJ where Linda from heARTfully inspired has chosen the wonderful theme of 50 shades of red

I used a my own gelli printed background and artwork ( see below)
 and added some of my whimsical drawings and made a digital art page

thanks for looking
(will try and catch up with you asap)
Gill xx