Creating A Life Less Ordinary Through Art

How to Create an Underwater Garden for an Octopus

I do love Dyan Reaveley's adorable fish, octopus and crabs with their cheeky attitudes! They're just so much fun to stamp, colour and cut out. Here I've used them to create an underwater garden for an octopus (he's too big for the scene, so is hanging around the top of the page).
Swimming along with these creatures are a seahorse and lobster from the Tim Holtz Cling Stamps - Sea Life. The quote is...
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Twilight Pumpkin Patch

These totally adorable Tim Holtz Pumpkinhead Stamps (CMS309) were happily growing in the veggie patch when a flock of ravens flew in for dinner. 
photo of artwork showing Tim Holtz Pumpkinheads and Ravens Stamps
Not many photos were taken when I created this art journal page but these will hopefully give you an idea on how to create your own twisted wild garden. Enjoy :)

Treasures used...
Jane Davenport Mixed Media Journal - 6x9in
- All blank art journal books
St...
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Gypsy Art Journal Page

Life of a gypsy has always appealed to me... living in a gorgeous wagon drawn by a huge, friendly Clydesdale horse, with beautiful surroundings and a peaceful lifestyle - nothing but painting, drawing, crochet, embroidery, colouring and reading. A world of happy, friendly animals and wildlife. Of course my cats wouldn't hurt a fly so they're able to hang out with me in the sunflower garden (birds,...
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Butterfly Flower Garden Art Journal Page

Butterflies are incredible creatures that are in thousands of different shapes, sizes and colours... such variation - some wander for thousands and thousands of kms, others stay close to home, some live such short lives. All are extroardinary and beautiful.

butterflies art journal page using stencils and mixed media craft supplies
The above photo is a closeup my art journal page covered in beautiful flying creatures made from Tim Holtz Stamps, Framelits, Bigz Die and...
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The Magical and Mystical Cheshire Cat

This painting was created inside a friend's book as part of the Australian Art Journal Swap group. I've always loved everything about Alice in Wonderland, so painting something with this fabulous theme was absolutely awesome. I loved every moment, even when it wasn't going so well (I messed up the background and started again). I've so pleased with how my Cheshire Cat turned out that I'm grinning...
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