Saturday, 18 June 2016

Maps & Collage inspiration

Hi all 
Firstly a big thank you for the lovely messages and comments on my last post re my hands - THANK YOU X

Today I have two digital pieces  ( as a bit easier on hands to create) - one for AJJ (Art Journal Journey) and the other for Moo Mania challenge.

So...first piece I'm linking to challenge at AJJ where the theme is 'Maps'
I used digital papers and elements etc from following kits: 'Chart your course' by Snickerdoodles Designs and 'Travel around the world 2' by Manu + some pieces I made myself such as plane, car, postage marks and postage stamp.

And over at Moo Mania  the lovely inspirational photo collage below by  Valerie   was the basis for a challenge

Beautiful inspiration with thanks to Valerie

I went searching through my files as I knew I had just the right photos and created this digital piece with the addition of some pieces from G&T Designs digikit 'An artists memory'.
Further down below you'll see what it started as and of course I had to change things.
I played around changing the colours of the pansies and blended two faces over the statues face and digitally cut out the bird to make him sit on top of the hat.

my first piece before alterations

We have another grey day here on the Essex coast which probably means it's going to rain again. Sun appeared briefly but has gone again now.
Looks like a good day to be inside and do some art and crafts - in between feeding the birds.
But feeding the birds is a good way to get fit - they come and sit looking in my window, waiting for some special treats. Some must have families as they collect a big mouthful to fly off with.
It's funny and awkward sometime though when you two rival male Blackbirds appear at once and I have to try and keep them apart and throw them food in different directions otherwise they have a good punch up.

Have a lovely weekend
Thanks so much for stopping by
and for your comments
Gill xx


  1. Hi Gill, so good to see you 2 days in a row! Thanks for making the lovely pieces for AJJ and Moo Mania, both are gorgeous. I'm sure we all missed you in the past weeks, so please stay with us now! Hugs, Valerie

    1. aww thanks so much Valerie.. fingers crossed for 3 days in a row.. I don't want to tempt fate ha ha.... Gill xx :)

  2. Your collage is wonderful, and the sentiment fits perfectly. Love your photo collage as well ... all so beautiful. Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend. hugs, Donna

  3. Yes we must chart our course and go.
    Your collage is beautiful and gives me wanderlust.
    Beautiful flower creation and colorful mosaic.
    Birds certainly are a wonderful entertaining part of nature.

  4. Both is so beautiful Gill - I love to see your art again and it makes me really happy that you support AJJ and MM&M - so good to have you with us! THANK YOU♥!
    Hope you enjoy your weekend!
    oxo Susi

  5. Stunning map page with wonderful images. The collage project is terrific with great use of Valerie's ideas.

    Yes I watched the qualifying today and will be watching the race tomorrow..and the tennis and the golf lol

    Love Chrissie x

  6. Two fantastic pages, love the map and the wonderful quote. Your flowers and photo page looks beautiful.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Gorgeous layouts :) It's a grey and wet day here today. Still lots of bird activity in the garden, loads of blackbirds, some now bringing their young ones with them, and some feeding going on :) It's great to hear about what is going on in your garden :)

  8. Oh I love your combination of elements in your AJJ art! Yes! Chart Your Own Course!! :)

  9. How beautiful! I gave restarted collage after months.


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