Creating A Life Less Ordinary Through Art / creative corner - art journaling

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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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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Perfectly Happy Cast of Characters

A flock of galahs are the feature of my journal page for Janie's beautiful book of Simply Whimsical. Janie loves animals as much as I do, so I know she'll like these guys :) This journal is visiting from Cairns, Queensland as part of a swap with the Australian Art Swap Group. A fantastic group of artists, all with one thing in common... an enthusiastic passion for all things colourful, creative,...
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Must Love Crazy Dogs

Must Love Dogs ... not only one of my favourite movies but a fun choice to use for this journal page (theme was "movie quote"), especially when put together with Tim's Crazy Dogs. I took it from when Jake was having a chat with the father of his would-be girlfriend (Kate) and says "She was a unique constellation. She was my Halley's Comet."

Dylusions paint in blue, purple, grey and black

Painted straight onto plain paper in a small spiral bound...
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