Friday, January 30, 2015

Big Post (making up for lost time)

Far out, I've done it again, left it far too long between posts. The good news is, I have plenty of pieces to post.

First up, just a few 3.5 x 3.5 b&w tiles. This first one I did to try out Lila Popcheffs pattern 'Violeta'

 These bottom three are very much inspired by Helen Williams patterns.
Then there was colour, I just through in a splash of red.

Whoa,  then out came the full pallete of water colours and clearly I didn't hold back. I actually really love how this piece turned out.

up next is the tiles I did for my Facebook groups January Challenge. Two colours & two tangles. 
These two have Lilas patterns, 'Trapt' in them. I really love that pattern. So easy and addictive to do.

But wait, there's more. LOL!
These last few are all the A4 size pieces I've done over the last few weeks.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog. Please leave a comment if you have any questions. Hope to be back soon xx

Friday, January 9, 2015

Lila has done it again!

I am a huge fan of Lila Popcheff. Once again she has created ome beautiful new tangle patterns for our enjoyment. Check her and her amazing artwork out by following the link below. 

Poppie's Pen Pics ©: New Patterns Castle-rock and Trapt - 1,2 and 3

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I'm baaaack and the masking fluid is flowing all over the place!

Finally uni is over for the year and I have some time to let my creativity out.
For these two pieces I poured masking fluid on the page and let it spread out wherever it wanted.
Once it dried I smeared water colour paint wherever it wanted to go too.
After pulling the masking fluid off I could see the images that created themselves and let the pen take control.

Thank you for being patient. I'm hoping to post regularly till uni starts again next year. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fun in the Sun

While we have been experiencing the most beautiful, warm, sunny weather, I have been making the most of it, creating in the sun.

I have a few different pieces to show you.
First up is just a little black and white ZIA flower bed.
Yo might notice (or not, lol) that I used my own pattern 'Anteek' in the two tall flowers at the back.  

This little angel is brought to you compliments of The Graphics Fairy. I love that site, an amazing selection of images to choose from. I simply ranged away, on and around this little gem. I think she turned out very nicely.

This piece came about because I joined a water colour pencil (wcp) group on Fb.  I have never done much with wcp before this group but I'm glad I joined.  This was the result of the first tutorial. 
I won't show you the final photo of this particular piece, I really wasn't happy with the pen embellishment.  Lol!

Aaaaaand,  last and definitely least is this piece. I used masking fluid and acrylic paint.... DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME!!
I should have know the acrylic would peel off with the fluid and I also knew that I cannot embellish with pen over acrylic paint. A definite dislike for me. 
This sadly ends my journey with acrylic paint. It's over.  Lol!
I'm sticking with what I know and love, my trusty watercolour paints. 

I can't wait to show you my newest venture using masking fluid. A new spin on how I'm using it. 

So, until next then, HAPPY TANGLING! xxx 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mixing it up

This week I have used a few different methods in my art adventures. This first one started off with a gelli plate background and developed into a celebration of mine and my brothers cats, Jax and Sas. We call them cousin kitties. Aaaaw, so Cute! This one just kept on growing and growing with embellishments, black felt tip pen and white gel pen.
This next piece is done on a watercolour background with felt tip tangles. I was inspired to use Alaura and it ended up being the focal point. 
And finally,  somewhere along the way I managed to do a couple of classic black and white tiles using fescu as the target tangle for a facebook group challenge. 

Time to move onto a flower challenge for another facebook group. Will post again soon.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Made by Joey Weekly Challenge

I finally made it back to do a Made by joey challenge. She's up to #25. Gee, I missed a whole heap. My bad.
This week is celebrating Autumn starring 'leaflet' by Helen Williams

Hope you like my take on it. Xx

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Back to Classics

Today I decided it was time to go back to where it all began for me. Classic 3.5 x 3.5 inch black and white tiles.