Saturday, June 19, 2010

The ArtQueens Affirmation Journal

Along with Glenda and Lucy, I have been working on my journal... my first effort at journaling, and while its fun, I'm not that sure I am happy with what I have created... think they all need 'something' and I do wish my handwriting was nicer..... and yes.. I have changed the book I was using, the first one.. after pulling out all those pages, didn't sit flat enough, so I have swapped to a wire bound blank book

We are using a little deck of cards called Treasures from Tikashi...
First page was 'Honesty'... scrapbook paper with punchinella stencilled over the top, birdcage from the new Tim Holtz die, some collage images, and stamping...

Second page.. 'Completeness'
painted background, punchinella stencilling again, stamping in paint, serviette glued down and varnished over the top... 

Third page - 'Gentleness'
scrapbook paper again, more serviettes and some scribbling.


Digital Magic

I signed up to do an online course with Marie Otereo in May, and its just started this week.  Am really enjoying the class... learning how to get more out of Photoshop...have been using PS for over 5 years but its such a huge program there is heaps that I havent learnt yet.  This week we have been playing with creative effects such as sepia, vintage,  adjustment layers and masking

we started with this
and converted it to this

then this guy

became this one... 

then this pic

became this one.