Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Famous people: Elizabeth l


Brrr what a cold night here in UK, went down to -4.3c (Essex coast).
It's warmer now that sun trying to peep through cloud but still very cold - a good excuse to stay in warm and do something arty for a change instead of digital- huh who needs an excuse eh?  :)

Linking up today to  Moo Mania and more  for their fun 'Famous people' challenge. I was struggling with this as I know I couldn't draw anything to look like a real famous person but then stumbled upon some images on cd :)

This digital piece made using an image of Elizabeth l from cd, added a quote supposedly by her and used some pieces from a digital kit called 'Dreams and Goals' by Dawn Inskip    blended a paper from kit over image to get a grungy effect.

I'm off now to play with my new Rembrandt soft pastels that I got in November - have been dying to try them out.
Have a great day and hope you can get some time for some arty fun too.

Thanks as always
for stopping by
Gill x

Saturday, 16 January 2016


Apparently it snowed where I live yesterday for about a minute and I missed it. The weather people keep saying the snow is coming.. well is it or isn't it?  I like old fashion weather when you knew for sure what season it was... its a funny old world!

There's a fab challenge which I am linking up to over at Moo Mania about famous people. I needed to have a good think about what I had to be able to to join in... I found an image of Napoléon on a Genealogy disc which had some clip art on and this was my starting point of this digital piece.

Over the top, I digitally blended my photo of a candle in a glass globe candle holder (no idea what its really called, it has that little chimney shaped thing on top).
I also added some forget-me-nots and bees which I'd had already extracted from some of my photos and then a quote he had supposedly said.

Then, as usual, I played some more and blended a piece of paper that I'd made sometime back over the top resulting in some extra texture.

I couldn't decide once again which I preferred so here's both of them anyway!

So for lots more famous people check out MooMania

Thanks so much for stopping by
and for any comments which I really appreciate too
Gill x

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Snowflakes in Wonderland

Hello.... hope all OK with you..
Sorry I've not been around lately as I've been trying to fight off a chesty/ear virus thing.
Well its a cold and grey day here in the UK and further north of me I think they've had some snow too - definitely sounds like a day in to have some arty play time.
I'm linking today to the Winter Wonderland challenge over at AJJ which the lovely Chrissie  from Jumbled Crafts is hosting this month.

My piece is an all digital piece made from clip art and tubes and a couple of added snowflakes from some digital kits.

Then I decided to change it to look more of a night scene and
I couldn't decide which I liked most, so here's 2 for price of one.
I love the never ending possibilities with digital art.

Thanks so much for stopping by today
Gill x

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Winter Wonderland

Hello there......I can't believe its the 3rd of January already and Christmas seems ages ago.
 Its a miserable rainy grey day here on the East Coast UK and if it could snow everywhere except on the roads and pavements, I'd rather that than the rain.
And I've been thinking about snow as the lovely Chrissie from Jumbled Crafts is hosting on AJJ new theme Winter Wonderland this month
Using various images/clip art, I made this digital piece which I am linking to Art Journal Journey for the challenge.

I wanted to add another image to this piece but instead I made another digital page with the first and reduced the size and over laid a photo of a Brusho background I created. I digitally blended it over the top with 'colour burn blend' and added another layer of snow and then for fun a photo of two snow people I made. ( I won't tell you how old I was when I made them ha ha )

The words say :   Mrs Jack Frost waves her magical icy wand and all at once there is a  wonderful Winter Wonderland...

Thanks so much for stopping by..
I do appreciate it
Gill x