Mixed Media Canvas – Swap Hop with Linda Simpson

A while ago I received some happy mail from my good friend Linda Simpson and in the mail there were some great items that can be used on a mixed media canvas. This got me to thinking, so I contacted Linda and suggested we did a swap hop. I’ll pick 5 items from her happy mail and create a mixed media canvas and incorporate the items into the canvas. I would then send her 5 items through the post to do the same and then we’ll both show what we’ve created on the same day! Fun yes! So here is my creation.


I’ve also used my Easter Bunny digital collage kit (which is available from my Etsy store) and incorporated it into the canvas! I enjoyed creating it as the colour scheme isn’t something I’d normally do for a mixed media canvas, it’s way more pastel and bright than I would normally do. But still huge amounts of fun to create!

I filmed the whole process from start to finish, sped up of course and if you’d like to watch how it was done, simply click the YouTube link below.


If you’d like to see what Linda has created using the items I’ve sent to her, here’s the link to her Blog & YouTube channel. Linda is very new to the art journaling and mixed media world so would appreciate your visit.



Art Journal Page – Touches the Sea


This art journal page is inspired by the fantastic glossy magazine page sent to me in Happy Mail by Linda Bell. (Thanks Linda). The sailor is just magnificent and is a print of a David Hockney painting titled Matelot Kevin Druez 2. I love it!

This is the first time I’ve incorporated a magazine page in this way painting over the top to blend the edges and make the page flow from printed to painted.

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You can watch my start to finish process by clicking the YouTube link above.


#IC – Women’s History Month Video Hop – Amy Johnson


Today I’m taking part in another YouTube video hop, this time in celebration of Women’s History Month. We’re celebrating women throughout history who have stood up, stood out and made their mark on history. My choice is aviator Amy Johnson who was born in the same city as myself. She single handedly flew from the UK to Australia in the 1930s and stands as a testament to what women are capable of achieving.

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To follow along with the hop, simple click the video link above to watch my process video of the creation of my art journal page, then simply click the link in the description area below the video player to move on to the next video.

I hope you enjoy the hop.


Art Journal Page – All your eggs…

A quick page tonight playing with my new Easter Bunny digital art journal collage sheets. This is the small set in my small Dylusions journal as modelled below by Ian who thinks the green matches his t-shirt! The digital art journal collage sheets are available now on my Etsy store.IMG_3886

I’ve used Cracked Pistachio and Spun Sugar Distress Paint daubers for the background over printed tissue and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set from Stampin’ Up for the egg speckle effect in the background with Potting Soil archival ink from Ranger.