Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Spending Time | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Winner at Paperbabe Stamps challenge] [Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Extra challenge] Another recent art journal spread of mine. These pages had a bunch of gel print negatives on them from a previous session, so they provided a great starting point - no empty page blankness to contend… Continue reading Spending Time | Art Journal

Mixed media

Cheer, Mirth, Gaiety | ATC

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge][Challenge win: Winner at Southern Girls challenge][Challenge win: Winner at 613 Avenue Create challenge]I'm excited and honored to be a guest designer at Arty Divas today! You could even say I'm doubly excited since this is my first guest designer gig ever. 🙂 Thank you, Zowie and… Continue reading Cheer, Mirth, Gaiety | ATC

Mixed media

Nature is Glorious | Inspiration Station

It's Inspiration Station time! (It's where my sister or I come up with a theme, which we use as inspiration for our individual creative sessions.) The theme from my sister for this latest round is the picture below - I was inspired by the colors in the picture, and the abundant flora and fauna present… Continue reading Nature is Glorious | Inspiration Station

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Blossom for Your Own Joy | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge]It's Inspiration Station time! (This is where my sis and I throw themes at each other to inspire our creative sessions.) The theme this time was from my sister, who came up with a much better tic tac toe board than I did last time. My project… Continue reading Blossom for Your Own Joy | Art Journal

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Flowers and Hope | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top 5 at Arty Divas challenge]I'd created some good gel-print negatives and ghost prints in a gel-printing session recently, but I just couldn't figure out how to work further with the prints. Finally, I just decided to create without worrying how. The result - this spread: I pulled this gel-print from the negative… Continue reading Flowers and Hope | Art Journal

Art journal · Mixed media

Find the Love… | Art Journal

[Challenge win: Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft challenge][Challenge win: Designer spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge]A gel print that I made recently in my art journal had, in my opinion, become unsalvageable, so I overwrote it with a completely different spread. I made this A6 spread over multiple days - I'd… Continue reading Find the Love… | Art Journal

Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

100 Days | Art Journal (3)

I'm keeping up with my goal of making art journal pages for a hundred days to help with my creative mojo. (The goal is not an 'every day' one though, since I don't want this to become a chore instead of a creative retreat.) For a few of the pages here, I experimented with tactile… Continue reading 100 Days | Art Journal (3)

Art journal

Art Journal | Poppies

For a while now, I've wanted to incorporate poppies in my art journaling. A gel-print background of sky and grass, and a poppy or two in the foreground. But as it happens, there are days when things just don't work, and every time I tried my hand at poppies, it seemed like it was one… Continue reading Art Journal | Poppies

Beads · Cabochons · Jewelry · Pendants

PolyClay Appliqué, and Beaded Bezels

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature awesome artwork every month, and challenge their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by the artwork. March’s inspiration is a piece, Red Water Lily of Southern India, by Marianne North. Now here's a piece of art that captured me in more ways than one.… Continue reading PolyClay Appliqué, and Beaded Bezels

Earrings · Jewelry · Pendants

Tiny flower earrings and pendant

My mom had received tiny glass bangles at a ceremony -- they're barely 2-3 cm (an inch) wide. They were obviously not made for wearing, but the uneven thickness of the glass made them look very artsy. With my newly developed interest in polymer clay, I had just the idea for using them in some… Continue reading Tiny flower earrings and pendant