Wednesday 19 July 2023

Fodder Challenge 2023- Lesson 2.

Hi Everyone 

For anyone who missed my post yesterday ( you can find it here)  I am joining in the Fodder Challenge 2023 that's currently taking place, zipping along and drawing ever closer to its final lesson !  Mmmmm and here I am only just sharing the fodder I made in Lesson 2 !  Yes, you've guessed it, I'm running behind and playing catch up ! 

So, given that I'll quit my rambling and move straight on to share some of the papers I made during Barb Smuckers Lesson 2: Collaged Paper Covers. 

To create my papers I enjoyed playing around with a Blue/ Aqua / Mint colour palette using some of my go to paints:  PaperArtsy's Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics along with brushes, sponges, squeegees and a few mark making bits and bobs. 

I also loved not over thinking things (something I do so often , way too often! ) and just going with the flow.  

Here are the papers gathered together..... 

...... and now they are here in either in smaller groupings or individually (according to the style of their patterns).

Some plainly coloured to begin with. 

 Then the patterned . I like the light and dark contrast of these two and am really taken with the mix of solid and broken dots of the one on the right.  

I do like a pin stripe - even one that not so sharp and sleek! 

I used my non dominant hand to make this one and really like how loose and open the pattern is and the sense of movement it has! Such a quick and easy make 

I love how these two turned out, probably my faves of them all.  The colour palette and all those circles = happy me! :)  

Finally , some speckled papers that have some really interesting detail and depth of patterning to them.  

Barb used her papers to collage the cover of a notebook/ journal so that's what I will be doing with these or I might even use them to make some collaged art panels. Once I've given them a 'new life' I'll be sure to share here on my blog and across my social media accounts ( see links below ) 

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my fodder from Lesson 2 . I'll be back soon with  more of what I make from the other Lessons in Fodder Challenge 2023. 

Until then
Happy Creative Wishes



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Tuesday 18 July 2023

Fodder Challenge 2023

Hi Everyone ,

I'm sure alot of you know about Fodder School and the free Fodder Challenge 2023 that is currently taking place . It's not exactly new to me as I know I've made 'fodder ' at various points along the way. I've just just not necessarily called it that. However, joining in the fodder challenge lessons is new to me so I guess you could say I'm a fodder challenge newbie! :) 

I'm looking to share photos of the fodder I make here on my blog and across my Social Media accounts ( links below) so please feel free to pop by any of them anytime. The posts will also serve as a running record of my Fodder Challenge 2023 journey.

  I'm not sure at this point if I will complete all the Fodder Challenge lessons as they are arriving daily and although I got off to a good start I'm now running behind ( well behind! ). I've kept getting caught up enjoying the processes involved in the lessons and of course 'life' does have a habit of 'butting' in - you know like it does when your having fun!  ;)
I'll do whatever time allows though and share my fodder  and any fodder projects along the way. 

Here's the fodder I made during Tiffany Sharpe's lesson 1 : Tropical Watercolour leaves.

I'm not sure I went 'tropical ' with all mine, I just followed my muse and really did enjoy using my old ( and they really are old) watercolour paints and doing some focused watercolour painting again as its beenquite a while since the last time I did. 

Here's they are all together....

......and a few close ups of some of them individually.

Hope you've enjoyed seeing my fodder from Lesson 1 . Hope to be back soon sharing more or what I make from the other lessons in Fodder Challenge 2023 . 

Until then 
Happy Creative Wishes



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Friday 23 June 2023

'See Beauty'

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are  doing good and have been enjoying some creative time. 
I have a real quick n easy card to share today that if truth be told I actually made a while ago now but never seemed to get around to sharing at the time, or any time thereafter. 
 In fact, the same can be said for quite a few more of my makes too so in the coming weeks / months I'm going to be looking to finally give them all some 'air time' both here and across my social media. Hope you'll stay tuned! 
(Links to my social media at the foot of this post)  

This card was created with some of PaperArtsy stamps designed by Seth Apter (ESA22, ESA23, ESA24) along with some of PaperArtsy's infusions ( Lemoncello, Magenta, Royal Blood)

The shape n design of one of the stamps on Seth's stamp set ESA24 (bottom right on carrier sheet) always makes me think of petals/ leaves (I reckon its got 'cockroach' potential too 😉) so I stamped it repeatedly around a stamped centre circle to create flowers- one in full as the focal, the others in part coming in from the sides

I painted the flowers using PaperArtsy Infusions ( Lemoncello , Magenta) as watercolours.

The background itself was 'washed' with PaperArtsy Infusions (Royal Blood) before being randomly stamped with one of the detail stamps on ESA22. (bottom left on the carrier sheet) . I love the 'broken text' design of this stamp - its a real fave and one I reach for often.

The small circles and circles with longer lines running through them were stamped using part of the design of one of the stamps on ESA23 (top left on the carrier sheet). I dropped some Infusions (Lemoncello) into each to add touches of colour .

 I splattered some PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic (Snowflake) around and drew in some sketchy white highlights  to 'lift' the black stamping. 

The card was then matt n layered onto white and back card panels with a couple of Tim Holtz Ideology small talk stickers providing the final touch. 

See Beauty!

I hope you enjoyed your time here with me today.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by. 
Hope to see you again soon but until then I wish you all a fun filled creative weekend!




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Tuesday 13 June 2023

Topic #6 Tracy Scott Designer Focus at PaperArtsy

Hi Everyone, 

Gosh, It's been so long ! 
Sorry I went 'MIA'! I started  the year with plans to be more blog and creatively active this year but those 'life curve balls' had other ideas and I had to disappointingly and reluctantly press 'pause' on my plans!! 
So, I'm sooo happy to be back tonight and I couldn't think of a better way to return than with a project I've been making for PaperArtsy and their current 'Tracy Scott' Designer Focus' topic and quarterly 'Texture' theme.

I love Tracy Scott's creativity and her use of bold bright colours.  Although I do use colour more often than I used to (even dare to go bold and bright at times) I can't deny I'm a 'grungy' girl at heart. So, rather than attempting to create 'in the bold, bright style' of Tracy's  I stayed 'true to my creative 'pulse' and created a really grungy, textural mixed media art block. 

I had so much creative fun making my art block with some of Tracy's fabulous PaperArtsy products - some of her detail stamps, stencils, a few of her PaperArtsy Fresco Colours along with some of PaperArtsy mediums- Grunge Paste, Rusting Powder and Crackle Glaze! 

If you'd like to see and read the full creative story of my art block you are welcome to pop by the blog .
Just click HERE and you'll be there in super quick time . 
Hope to see you soon