Saturday, 7 July 2012

Art Journalling With Intent

Wow, obviously not as puggled as I thought and that idea made it from brain to page.  I've really been working up to Art Journalling (two "l"s, you'll notice).  As I have enough "stash" to open a market stall, I want to use paints rather than buy any stains or stuff, currently being promoted right left and centre ("re", you'll notice) and have been practising backgrounds with varying success.

Now my fellow Doll, Lou, has an appreciation of diverse art forms fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on her/your opinion on the picture...).  So, art journalling it was for her page on the subject of "Silhouettes and Songs".  The thinking was to pick a song title or words from a song for inspiration and create a page around this, a silhouette(s) to be the main design feature. The Beatles' haunting song "While my guitar gently weeps" proved the perfect subject and this is my interpretation, art-journalling-stylee.

Friday, 6 July 2012

The Garter

I've spent the last 2 days working in Lincoln and had a horrendous journey home in the torrential rain.  Fortunately we finished earlier because of the depressing forecast.  This gave me time to complete DorothyAnne's page. 

I had already distress inked the background with blues and purples, found the image and made the black garter.  After embellishing the background with embossed stamping and glimmer mists, I added the image, garter, words and added the gems with my new Hotfix toy ..... I've been gemming everything in sight since I had it, heh, heh, but hubby won't let me near his car with it .... (just can't get the husbands these days).

I'm on a roll now and started the next one, albeit only in my brain.  It may take some time, though, I'm feeling particularly puggled at the mo!