Saturday, 25 February 2017

Making Bath Bombs with Daddy

I just love, love, love it when my daughter texts me real time photos of her and her life happening over 2,700 km away. It makes me feel a little more connected, and that's always a good thing.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Season of Art 101 - Acrylics on Book Paper

How do you best learn how to do do something new? I learn best by doing ... show me what to do in a step by step process and I will give it a go! These simple pages come about as a result of Katie's Get Messy acrylic tutorial: playing with acrylic paints on pages ripped out of a book, just like Katie did! :-)

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Art 101 - Layering Acrylics

I really enjoyed this week's Get Messy art tutorial by Pam Garrison on how to layer acrylics. Her step by step process was just what I needed. I'm pretty happy with my first attempt and will definitely be using these techniques again!

Monday, 20 February 2017

Art 101 - Acrylics: Mountain & Moon

This week it's all about acrylics in the Get Messy Community. Last night Andy and I went to "Glow", a light festival and this painting was inspired by one of the images I saw during the show.

Quality Time

My daughter Rachel posted this photo on her timeline, along with a conversation she had with my granddaughter Brynne. When I saw her post, I knew another scrapbook page would soon be in the making, and here it is. Rachel is a full time student pursuing a PhD, and even although she doesn't have much "free time", recognizes the importance of spending quality time with her daughters. I couldn't be more proud of her!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Season of Art 101 - Watercolours & Texture

Still playing with texture, thanks for this week's awesome Get Messy's texture tutorial by Riet. I spread some light molding paste through some bright orange plastic netting from a bag of oranges, to represent the wheat field in the foreground. Once that was dry, I used watercolours to create the background & add colour to the wheat field. Although this page does not do it justice, this is a typical view from the outskirts of Calgary looking west: rolling fields to the foothills and in the distance, the majestic Rocky Mountains.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

December Daily 2016 - Completed!

I don't even know why I procrastinated finishing this album but I finished it up today & it's done, done, done. Hurray!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Art 101 - Texture!

Another textured background, this time created using light molding paste into which I pressed the bottom of a plastic vegetable container.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Art 101 - Creating Textured Background

This page was inspired by a Get Messy tutorial ... I started creating the background with yellow & bronze acrylic, applied with a credit card. I created some texture by partially leaving the credit card flat against the wet paint & lifting it off the page, but after it dried, the texture was too fine so I covered the page with a generous layer of white gesso which I squiggled through using the end of a paint brush, revealing the painted background below. After adding some black splatters, throwing in a few embossed gold splatters, and gluing on the sentiment, the page looked far from completed at which point I added in some more black, clustering cut arrow shapes about the page. To finish the page I added 3 black brads and added some bronze acrylic paint around the edges of the page.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Day 25

Day 25 ... no surprise this special day required a 2 page spread!

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Season of Art 101 - A Dreamy Watercoloured Background

I'm so, so happy to be part of the Get Messy community. I am learning so much! This page was inspired after watching Sasha's video tutorial on how to create a dreamy watercoloured background. Once the page was dry, I added an image I clipped from a magazine, stamped on the scripture, and then played a bit more with watercolours and some water soluble oil pastels to complete the background and lastly, glued on some sequins and called it done!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Season of Art 101!

Hurray, the first season of 2017 has started with Get Messy ... Art 101! This week's art prompt: watercolours!

Sunday, 5 February 2017

A few positive thoughts

Day 24

Another photo heavy day resulting in a 2 page spread :-)

Don't be a victim!

I experimented with masking fluid to create this watercoloured art journal page. I really like this quote that I found online. Probably the most challenging thing about negative self-talk is learning how to shut it down, but shut it down we must!

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Day 23

Another photo heavy day ...

Baking is Love Made Edible!

I had fun creating this layout based on the HipKit weekly sketch challenge. I think my son-in-law Tyler will wholeheartedly agree with the title; he really enjoys baking and is rather awesome at it!