Artist Gang Post Little Watercolor Forest

Hello! So I'm here with you today to share a little watercolor scene I have painted.

I love to paint with watercolors, I find it so relaxing. I love the way they mix with each other and I'm not too phased that I can't always control what I want them to do.

In fact, i like that they can be so random .. and do their own thing. It's the surprise that I like. Unlike acrylic paint that I can pretty much make do what ever I have in my head, watercolor is so much more free.

I have used one of Donna's stencils to create a little forest scene. It is called "Lilac Buds" but they also make great little trees.

I hope you enjoy the video and I'll see you all again soon.

Daniel Smith Watercolors

A Trio of ATC's For 13Arts

Hello my lovelies! Today i have a little trio of Artist trading cards to share with you.

I put these together to show you how versatile the 13@rts black stickers are.

You can use these stickers on pretty much anything. I've used them for titles on layouts, on cards and now as little titles on these ATC's.

I have used the gorgeous "Aria Story" collection. All the links are below.


Learning To Love Purple

Hello I'm here with you today and I have a little video to share of an art journal page I created.

I'm learning to love purple because for some unknown reason my brain keeps making me use it in my art!!!

 I have never been a big fan of the colour but it just keeps creeping in to my creations. In all reality I think I am learning to like it.

 And I paired it up with green and pink so it doesn't over power the piece. I tried something different this time in my journal too. I stamped first!

I mean I stamped in between too but I began the process with some background stamping. Anyway you can see it all in the video.

Here is a link 

VLV Stamps used:

I am totally enjoying exploring with different colours and different stamping techniques in my art journal. I feel i'm really starting to develop a style. I hope you feel inspired to get your VLV stamps out and have a little play in your journal too xx

Artist Gang Tuesday for June

Hello my lovelies. Just dropping in quickly to share my Donna Downey Artist gang share for June.

 I had an absolute blast with some of the Golden Fluid acrylics and the pink and red Fluorescent paints - "You can never have too much Fluoro Pink"

 The video shows how the page came about and explores the use of some of Donna's signature stencils.

 I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Cheers until next time xx

May Challenge for SW - Book Pages!

Welcome to May my beautiful peeps!! Another challenge has been born over at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo and the theme is "Book Pages".

 I did an art journal page ...... of course.

and it's purple ........ not of course. HOW THE F____* do I keep using purple?

 However .... it does go nicely with the mint from the "Cotton Candy Dreams" collection from 7 Dots Studio. Plus ......... I added a few strips of red so I could keep my sanity ... just the tiniest bit.

Get your old books out and have some fun creating this month. You could win some awesome prizes from 7 Dots Studio!

Kraft Plus for May

Welcome to the beginning of another month and another K-Plus challenge!

This month the theme is outside the box! And you have to use a photo that is NOT square.

I had a square photo .... oooops ..... so I cut it up! Like you do!

Once I did it there was no going back!

I simply continued the theme on with some random geometric shapes that i cut out of some left over geli printing papers.

I can't wait to see what the rest of you do! Is it going to be insane like mine?

A Painting For Donna Downey's Artist Gang


This is a very special Artist Gang Tuesday post for me because ONE- It's my birthday and TWO- I'm currently teaching IN PARIS!!!

I've been uber organised with getting my posts finished early and actually painted this one a few weeks ago. I have been bursting at the seams to share it with you all because I just love how it has turned out!

I've painted on a 16"x20" stretched canvas using only a selection of different sized palette knives and some vine charcoal. I do think I use my finger twice.

I've always loved nudes and really wanted to try them out. I am seriously thinking I'll do a series of these now that I've done this one .... and I might even adventurous and try on a bigger substrate.

I used all Golden Heavy Body Acrylic for the body of the painting (no pun intended) and then outlined and created some shadow with the vine charcoal.

Here is a link to the video.

I really must apologize for the angle .... I seriously thought it would work in my head while i was filming and then when it came to editing I was so disappointed with the end result. but I've learnt now so I promise the next one will be so much better.

Product List:

"Adventure Awaits" A Layout for 7 Dots Studio

Hello everyone. Today I'm here with you today to share a little layout I have created using the fabulous "Cotton Candy Dreams" collection from 7 Dots Studio.

I wanted to make an orange layout with the papers. I had made lots of mint coloured ones and some mint and orange ones but I hadn't yet explored a single monochromatic orange from the collection and was excited to see how it turned out.

The design is a classic one that drops or cascades beautifully down the page. It's always my go to design when I'm struggling for ideas. I have to say the ALL orange did stump me for a bit, but as I got further into the creating it started to flow well.

Once I added the height in the tags and then the charms, I knew it was going to work well. I just love how it all came together and I love the organic feel it has to it.

I hope you have some inspiration to try out an ALL orange layout too. It's not always our go to colour but it is ever so lovely really. Don't you think?

7 Dots Studio products:

"Timeless" A Layout for 13Arts

Hello! Today I am sharing with you a layout I have created for 13@rts using the stunning "His and Hers" collection designed by the very talented Olga Heldwein.

This design follows one of the trails of the butterflies on this beautiful paper. I painted them with a watered down Matte Pink Ayeeda Paint and then dressed each one up with some Ayeeda Paint in the VIVID Magenta. I either painted it through a stencil or I painted it directly onto some little butterflies I cut out of the "United Forever" paper.

I also added some of the brass clocks from the clock set and the Timeless title from the 12x12 chipboard collection.

I used one of the crocheted doily's I have collected during my thrift store shopping. I just love shopping through old stores and collecting ephemera.

13@rts Products:

Thank you for popping by.

Kraft Plus Challenge for April

Hello! April brings with it another challenge I'm happy to be a part of .... the Kraft Plus challenge team. This month the theme was to use "Paint Swatches" .... yep .... how cool is that??

This is what I made.

I went to my local hardware store and gathered a heap of paint samples in teals and greens, pinks and purple hoping they would all look nice together.

I punched out the butterfly's and loved the look of the cards with the negative so I wanted to incorporate this as well.

Everything on this layout is held down entirely with staples!!
Yes I'm that lazy. The stapler was in front of me so that's what I used!!

It worked well!


You can find more info and more inspiration for the challenge HERE!