Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Music for MooMania

Better late than never ha ha :) - It must be the shock of the unusual sunshine and lovely warm sunny day we are having today in the UK as I nearly forgot to post this digital piece and only just about in time to join in with the MooMania music theme.
Kit used 'The Call' by Artists alliance trio.

Hope your day has been lovely and sunny too
Thanks as always for
taking the time to stop by
and comment
Gill x

Sunday, 17 April 2016


Happy Sunday to you .... hope you are having a lovely weekend wherever you may be :)

Today I'm linking to AJJ where the theme is   "For The Record" - Inspired By A Song
and is hosted this month by the lovely  Linda from heARTfully Inspired

My inspiration for this digital artwork is the catchy song 'Angels' by Robbie Williams
(I'm now listening to Eric Clapton at present for a change of tune in my head - why is it some songs seem to stay in my head for days on end - argh! )

thanks for commenting
and  stopping by
Have a great week
Gill x

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

'Purple Rain'

Hello sorry I've not been around for several weeks but this was due to a dodgy hand/arm (carpal tunnel).
So for now looks like I'm having to make do with using/typing with left hand mainly and just making digital creations.

I am linking my digital piece to
AJJ who have a great theme this month "For The Record" - Inspired By A Song    and this is inspired by a Prince song 'Purple Rain'

Thanks so much for comments
 & stopping by
Gill xx

Monday, 8 February 2016

I love Music... and some digital art info

Hello... its a horrible windy  stormy day here in UK ... apparently storm Imogen is here, I do wish she would go away soon as I chickened out of going into town Craft shopping today and stayed in.
I had a nice day listening to all sorts of music (to drown out the noise of the wind rattling everything) while making this piece for AJJ challenge where the lovely theme this month is 'If music be the food of love' .........

A digital piece of art....I used some clipart/tubes of the woman and background tree scene plus a photo of my guitar and another music sheet I created.
The frame looking thing with the lights around it is a photo of my long bedroom mirror which has fairy lights around it.
I extracted the centre of the photo, taking out the mirror and leaving the rest as a frame.

I blended the music on the background scene and altered the transparency on my words to blend them slightly.

Also today, as promised, I have some digital information to share
which I've added to a separate page.
First piece with some examples is on blending .

  As always..
Thanks so much for stopping by
I do appreciate it :)
Gill x

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Music - the food of love

Happy Saturday to you...
Here's another digital piece for the lovely Art Journal Journey monthly challenge where the theme that Hazel from Hazels creative moments  is hosting this time is 'If music be the food of love'

I've used some tubes/clipart and the keyboard is one of mine.
I love to take photos (often weird and whacky) to use either to blend over digital papers and images or to make into my own papers.
This time I made the background using papers I made some time back using photos of paper serviettes and the foil inside of a coffee bag, blended over some sheet music (not real, just something I scribbled on to a blank music sheet)
I also used a photo of Christmas tree lights which were like a bokeh effect.

A couple of people have asked about digital stuff so I aim to set up a page in the near future with some (hopefully) useful information for any one interested.

Thank you for stopping by today
Gill x

Thursday, 4 February 2016

If Music be the food of love...

Hi there....
 The theme over at AJJ this month is 'If music be the food of love'  I'm linking this piece up to AJJ as it's a theme right up my street.
I can't really read music but can play by ear - yeah I know its probably better to use hands instead of ears :) 
When I'm not crafting or doing other stuff I sometimes like to play keyboards (and dust my guitars!)

This is a digital piece and was made using tubes and clip art. The sheet music I made up and wrote on a blank sheet, then scanned it. The bumpy bit at top and left is a photo of the clean metal side of a cut up/flattened tomato puree tube and digitally blended over the piece.  (It was an interesting texture and seemed to work well digitally. BTW if you are interested in digital stuff, a blended photo of cooking foil gives some really great effects too)
Fonts used are : Hurrah Dreidle BTN and Bambusa Pro Regular.
Thanks so much for stopping by
Gill x

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Famous people: Elizabeth l


Brrr what a cold night here in UK, went down to -4.3c (Essex coast).
It's warmer now that sun trying to peep through cloud but still very cold - a good excuse to stay in warm and do something arty for a change instead of digital- huh who needs an excuse eh?  :)

Linking up today to  Moo Mania and more  for their fun 'Famous people' challenge. I was struggling with this as I know I couldn't draw anything to look like a real famous person but then stumbled upon some images on cd :)

This digital piece made using an image of Elizabeth l from cd, added a quote supposedly by her and used some pieces from a digital kit called 'Dreams and Goals' by Dawn Inskip    blended a paper from kit over image to get a grungy effect.

I'm off now to play with my new Rembrandt soft pastels that I got in November - have been dying to try them out.
Have a great day and hope you can get some time for some arty fun too.
Thanks as always
for stopping by
Gill x