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Thursday, 24 April 2014

mantras for every day

mantras for every day

hey there lovelies and a very happy thursday to you. today i thought i'd share with you some mantras i made using some of my favourite pics from my ireland trip. i hope they inspire you too.

mantras for every day

mantras for every day

mantras for every day


if you'd like to get your hands on some of my pocket mantra cards you can check them out on etsy here. if you'd like to get your hands on my full collection (plus many many more goodies) you can check out the cgs here.


have a fab day people!





Wednesday, 23 April 2014

insta-art: two canvasses at once!

insta-art: double canvasses

hey there lovelies and a very happy wednesday to you, wherever you may be. today i thought i'd share not one but two of my recent colourful canvasses i created! i actually created four all together, but i've broken them down into pairs so that the blog post doesn't run wild and run away with me! above you can see the blank canvasses (two canvas boards this time), ready to receive all of the artistic goodness i can muster!

first layers of paint
first layers of paint - i love just dotting out the paint all over and using my brayer to get an effect and a pattern i like. it's official - i love my brayer!

collaging first steps
collaging first steps - playing dress up with papers before fixing my papers with gel medium.

collaging first steps

collaging first steps
once i'm happy with the layout i glue in place using my gel medium.

collaging first steps
i'm loving my doilies and inking them up to match the colours of my canvasses.

time for some inks!
time for some inks! i am loving my stencils and colour shine inks.

time for some inks!
you can see my all-important cup of tea in the background there!

time for some inks!
i let the inks dry for a good while - encouraging them a little with the embossing heat gun.

adding my girl
i collaged on my girl using my gel medium and added some tim holtz words to her (find your treasure). i also added a flower into her hair.

adding my girl
i decided to turn this canvas before adding my girl, just on a whim but i do like it.

adding my girl
i added some little blue flowers to her dress and some more words - embrace your dreams!

more elements added
more elements added - a border of material scallops i inked up to tie in with the colour scheme.

time for stamping!
time for stamping! i added the mantra look within.

time for stamping!
for this one i added some india arie lyrics - just do you. love them!

and here's the finished girl! you can buy her (if you'd like to) over in my store as an original here and as a downloadable art print here.

and here's my other finished girl! you can view and buy here as an original here and as a downloadable art print here.


i hope you enjoyed this little peek into my process.


have a fantastic day people!



Tuesday, 22 April 2014

scenes from ireland

scenes from ireland

hey there people and a very happy tuesday to you, wherever in the world you may be. today i thought i'd share with you some of my pictures from my travels in ireland this week. i spent time in and around dublin, visiting glendalough and newgrange and seeing some gorgeous scenery on the way.

scenes from ireland
glendalough is beautiful, with gorgeous surroundings, nice walks and lovely old buildings to spy.

scenes from ireland
the ducks seem happy there anyway!

scenes from ireland

scenes from ireland
we looked around the old monks round tour, which has been there for centuries. the graveyard itself is very old too (as you can see from these leaning stones) but it was a poignant and atmospheric place to spend a sunny day in.

scenes from ireland
another of our trips took us out to the river boyne and newgrange. this is an ancient passage tomb which lay undiscovered for centuries and was discovered by accident when roads were being dug up. it is in fact older than stonehenge!

scenes from ireland
it is contained in beautiful surroundings, and we were blessed with another wonderful day for it. it was amazing to be able to experience something so ancient and mysterious.

scenes from ireland

i hope you enjoyed this little peek into our trip over here. we're having a wonderful time and enjoying the opportunity to relax.

what have you been up to during easter week? anything interesting?

i hope you've been having a wonderful time anyway.


have a great day lovelies!