Friday, February 10, 2017

5 days of Art Marks...

For this challenge Rae would like you to make marks. Rae gives you a sheet to download with some of her marks she likes to use and there is another page to download with the prompts for the 30 days. 
I have given myself another mini challenge to sew on all 30 pages with my sewing machine. 

From day 11 I have been doing my daily pages on Periscope I am @sandybeached  if you would like to follow me there and catch me live. Make sure to say hi would love to chat to you while I art. Its been fun and I have joined a periscope group called Little Deb's Creative crew were we do art live one after the other for 12 hours on Saturdays. 
I am on Saturday from 8pm to 9 pm EST or in Australia it is Sunday at 12 midday. 


Day 10 Criss cross.
 Some doodling to make flowers. Book paper and lace with a bit of sewing just fun stuff. 


Day 11, Lines.
I used Decoart paints and a TCW stencil by Ronda Palazzari what a fun stencil dots lines and squiggles. I added a doily and doodling.


Day 12, Puddles.
 I sewed around and around the circles to make puddles of sewing. I also did some drips and splashes. Catch the replay on Periscope at http://bit.ly/2ktqNnn


Day 13, Patterns. 
I used 2 TCW stencils and Decoart paints.


Day 14, Dashes.
 Live on periscope, this was just so ugly but hey its practice and I kept layering and adding colour till I went ok that's enough time to work on the next one..

Linking this up with the talented artists over at  Paint Party Friday.
Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, February 3, 2017

Rings and Chevrons...


I made this journal with rings at the side in a class a few years ago and have never used it. I thought this would be perfect for this challenge, as I can pull the pages out to work on them separately. For this challenge Rae would like you to make marks. You kind of have to decide what kind of marks you like to make so look through previous journal pages and see what your marks are. Rae does give you a sheet to download with some of her marks she likes to use and the is another page to download with the prompts for the 30 days. 
I have given myself another mini challenge to sew on all 30 pages with my sewing machine.


Day 8 Rings
Decoart Americana Paints and used a inner of a cardboard roll to make the rings with some black Gesso. I used the Ronda Palazzari stencil to make the tiny circle marks and the little marks that look like tiny camera's.
Day 9 Chevron
Love the grungy look of this one using an Andy Skinner stencil to add the numbers words and chevrons. 

I am up to day 20 and have been having fun doing them live on periscope so if you would like to catch me on periscope live or watch a replay check out my page here.

Linking this up with Paint Party Friday 

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Gridded and Dozens...

I made this journal with rings at the side in a class a few years ago and have never used it. I thought this would be perfect for this challenge, as I can pull the pages out to work on them separately. For this challenge Rae would like you to make marks. You kind of have to decide what kind of marks you like to make so look through previous journal pages and see what your marks are. Rae does give you a sheet to download with some of her marks she likes to use and the is another page to download with the prompts for the 30 days. 
I have given myself another mini challenge to sew on all 30 pages with my sewing machine.
Day 6 Gridded 
Using my stencils that I cut out of cardboard I stenciled the shaped on with  DecoArt Americana acrylics. I then sewed a grid pattern with my sewing machine. I really like the grungy look of the black and white Gesso. 

Day 7 Dozens
Added a butterfly from a Kaisercraft stamp set on top of some painted dictionary paper. Added the quote stamp from Tim Holtz on top of some Gesso so it would stand out. The main card I thought I would do 12 marks of everything so 12 triangles 12 dashes and also the number 12 to go with the prompt of dozens. Adding splatters is always fun. 

Have a great day 
Vicki-Ann :)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

More than one...

I made this journal with rings at the side in a class a few years ago and have never used it. I thought this would be perfect for this challenge, as I can pull the pages out to work on them separately. For this challenge Rae would like you to make marks. You kind of have to decide what kind of marks you like to make so look through previous journal pages and see what your marks are. Rae does give you a sheet to download with some of her marks she likes to use and the is another page to download with the prompts for the 30 days. 
I have given myself another mini challenge to sew on all 30 pages with my sewing machine. 


Day 5, More than one.
I used the cut out pieces of the cardboard stencils and glued them on to my page to add some dimension. Why would I waste fabulous shapes that were already cut out. The mini pomegranate stencil by Balzer Designs is under the quote. 


I like the way as the card was black that the white gesso kind of sat on top and made it look so textured. These colours were all from the new colour range in 2016 from Decoart. I can't wait for this years colours to come out they look terrific but know these colours will always be some of my favourites to work with. 

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :) 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Just three...

I made this journal with rings at the side in a class a few years ago and have never used it. I thought this would be perfect for this challenge, as I can pull the pages out to work on them separately. For this challenge Rae would like you to make marks. You kind of have to decide what kind of marks you like to make so look through previous journal pages and see what your marks are. Rae does give you a sheet to download with some of her marks she likes to use and the is another page to download with the prompts for the 30 days. 
I have given myself another mini challenge to sew on all 30 pages with my sewing machine. 

Day 4, Just 3 
Decoart Americana paints and marks with spots and lines with pens and stamping with a small Prima stamp. I like the way this looks kind of weathered. 


I decided to make some stencils with a craft knife. I cut out these half circles some squares and triangles. I figured that I wanted some simple shapes to work with for this challenge and that I could cut them out myself. I just used the cardboard that my coffee capsules com in. 



The best thing about these stencils there is no cleaning and that with the added layers of paint they seem to be just getting stronger.
Have a great day 
Vicki-Ann :)

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Art Marks 30 Day Challenge

I made this journal with rings at the side in a class a few years ago and have never used it. I thought this would be perfect for this challenge, as I can pull the pages out to work on them separately. For this challenge Rae would like you to make marks. You kind of have to decide what kind of marks you like to make so look through previous journal pages and see what your marks are. Rae does give you a sheet to download with some of her marks she likes to use and the is another page to download with the prompts for the 30 days. 
I have given myself another mini challenge to sew on all 30 pages with my sewing machine. 

This is my cover I might change this at the end to look more like something I would do.. 
I have used all Decoart Americana paints on my pages and I am loving trying out different colour combinations.

Day 1, Petal-like
I thought with the prompt of petal I kind of drew some petals like they had dropped off the flowers.

Day 2, Needlework
I used my hand carved stamps for this one and added some circles of scrapbook paper. 

Day 3, Concentric
Cut circles of dictionary paper and added a quote

I am very late linking this up with Paint Party Friday but am going to pop around and check out what people have been up to this last week. 

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Letter Journals

I thought I would show you what I have been working on since September last year when I joined a facebook group for letter journals. It's been fun and I have met so many fabulous people. I joined this group and when I did I thought everything I do I am just going to have fun with. No pressure just fun stuff and I really have had some fun. Some letter journals have themes but the ones I love the most are just the free style ones that I can just paint what I feel like on the day. So here are some samples of the work I have done in the 5 letter journals that I have done so far. I love my Decoart Acrylic paints and think that shows up in my letter journals.

These are the 5 filled letter journals that I have filled with some lovely art work from all over Australia, America and Canada. 

The following art is all mine that I have either done in my letter journals before sending them off or in other people's letter journals. 

I made my own stickers with my printer and joined them up with some fun pen work.



Think this one is my favourite cover of a letter journal.




The theme to this one was inspirational quotes.




Spring themed letter journal.


I had these numbers on my desk from a Typo bag it was a bingo card so I cut them up and collaged them on. 


Flower theme.


Painted some gum tree flowers for an Australian themed letter journal

I really enjoy this group and can see me getting quite a collection over the next year. I am currently in 3 more letter journal groups one international and 2 Australian. There is a maximum of 4 people in the group and it takes a few months for the international ones to get posted around. 

Linking this up with Paint Party Friday.

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)