The Written Word – Country View Challenges

Hello! This month it is my turn to pick the challenge theme and I have chosen ‘The Written Word’. I love seeing text in artwork, whether it be printed papers, stencilled or stamped words, or hand written journalling. Text draws the eye in and can…

Intuitive Journalling – Video

I have been playing in my art journal again toay – no real plan, just seeing where I went with it. I had in mind the prompt over on Ranger and Dina Wakely’s blog for the ShowUsYourMedia challenge, The theme is Admire – who or…

Girl Power!

Today is an exciting day for Jules, the owner of Artful Days. She has launched her first two stamp sets, and I was fortunate enough to be given one to play with. I chose Girl 002 and have been creating some fun projects with her.…

Boho Mermaid

Last week we had some wonderful Bohemian characters added to the shop. I created a mermaid themed journal page with one of them. I love the journaling space on the bodies – so nice to be able to add quotes within the image. I printed…

Happiness Where The Sun Shines

I love this bright and cheery collage sheet of Little Houses from Vera Lane Studio. These images are also available in digistamp version, but today I went for the pre-coloured images. I created a fun journal spread in my Moleskine: I created the ‘suns’ by…

She’s a Wildflower….

  The new release at Vera Lane Studio this week is Wildflower…..and she’s beautiful!! I made a journal page with her and some Circles and Stems: I love her kooky stance and gumdrop flower topper. She’s been a popular image this week among the DT…

Painted Leather Journals

I couldn’t wait to try these Patent Leather paints from DecoArt. I thought that they would be perfect for adding individuality to my little handmade journals. I decided to use them with my DecoArt Personally Yours stencils to add a funky tattoo style design to…

You Are – Journal Page

This week we saw the launch of Arthur Ave – a new style of artwork from Vera Lane Studio. Bright and funky, slightly off the wall, totally individual and extremely addictive….several digi sets and a collage sheet were all added to the shop this week!!…

Happy Mail Eclectic Collage

I loved this idea that Nina shared in her video this week – creating a collage from all the bits of ephemera that she received in happy mail. I never know what to do with it all – some bits and pieces do get used…

Art Journal Prompts – Words

I am notoriously hopeless at starting the year intending to follow a series of art journal prompts, only to stumble and give up part way through the year. Trying to keep up with weekly prompts is just too much, and once you start to slip…