New Kits at A Place To Create

With my new wood embellishments, I have created some new layouts for A Place To Create. They are kits and are available now.
This is one of my favourites, using some of the gorgeous 49andmarket and featuring one of my caravans. You can paint, ink or emboss my wood embellishments but for this layout I used it naked to match the Kraft card stock background.
How fabulous are these rub ons! All the rub ons are by 49andmarket. The tall palm tree is another of my new wood embellishments.

Some of the wood embellishments have been coloured using Distress Oxide Inks, shimmer sprays and Dylusions inks. They also come up great when you heat emboss them.

This one is coloured with Dylusions and then sprayed with shimmer spray.

Hope you have a great crafty weekend. Its raining and cool today where I live, so great crafting weather.

Love Evy xxx

Procreate

I bought the app Procreate on my ipad a while ago. It’s a digital illustration app. It was cheap and I love it.It is a one off purchase. I have an ipad pro and an apple pencil which really make it easy to work with. I have played around with Procreate for many months and recently purchased a subscription to Skillshare. This is a learning platform and is so awesome for me to learn so many different things, I love it.

I have recently found a designer called Cat Coq who teaches fabulous Skillshare classes on how to use procreate. I have been trying out her classes and am starting to master Procreate…well maybe not master…use it proficiently. I recently did her animal motif class and this is my final drawing below. The above is a colour changed version.
I also took her seamless pattern class and created some funky coloured floral patterns. I love creating these patterns and enjoy all the classes. So much to learn. If you haven’t already heard about Skillshare, check it out. You can join and get a month trial for free.

Happy creative day, Love Evy xxx

School Holidays

I started this big one a few weeks ago but work takes up most of my time and now Im on holidays I will take some time to finish this one, still a bit of work to go yet.
Another big piece I started a while ago and yet to be finished. I think if I add them to my blog it will keep me accountable to finish them and post the finished piece.

Happy painting crafty people, Love Evy xx

RED BUBBLE

I’ve started to list my art on Red bubble. This is a global online market place for print on demand products based on user-submitted artwork.

So I upload my art and you can buy it on lots of different products. Its an artists platform to sell their work. Red Bubble prints and ships and the artist gets a cut of the money.

There are so many different items they sell, from bath mats and jigsaws, coffee cups and note books to clocks and duvet covers, shower curtains and apparel.

This is my shop in Red Bubble. You can search my name or love evy and my designs will be there on lots of different items.

Society 6 is another platform that does the same, so I have a shop there also.

Check it out here.

Love Evy xxx

Something new

How cute are these little guys? I love them. Thanks to my friend Sharon and her handy laser cutting guy, she had these laser cut for my class at a Bribie Island Retreat in October.

Just so you can see the actual size, here’s a pic with my hand. The tiny one is around the size of a 20c coin, The detail is awesome.
I am collaborating with A Place To Create and have created a whole set of these cuties. There will be more caravans, flowers, leaves and palms. I can’t wait to show you more. These are great for scrapbook layouts and cards.

Happy creating this weekend.

Love Evy x

Painting is my JOY

I haven’t named her yet. I added wings to her that I really like.
It’s always interesting finding the right girl for the setting. I don’t pre plan anything really, I just start to paint. The collage helps as I dislike a blank white canvas, its cold and uninviting.
Sometimes the collage behind dictates where things are going to go, but overall, I just add what I want and keep adding until I feel like its full and happy.
I think my favourite part is the hand drawing at the end. Adding small details to the florals.
Just start painting….its good for the soul.

Love Evy x

the painting continues

I’ve called this one Audrey. It’s my favourite at the moment. I recently had a giclee print made of it and framed it in a white frame.

This is a small 8″x10″ mixed media piece on a wood panel. I enjoy creating these pieces using collage and lots of layers of paint, ink, crayons, pens and pencils.

I am drawn to the bright colours and don’t really think too much when I’m painting, I naturally reach for the colours and even when I feel I want to tone it down, I still end up with something bright.

So I just go with the flow now.

This is my first larger size piece and I really enjoyed the process. My daughter asked me for one of my pictures to go in her room and I kept putting it off as she wanted a big canvas. Eventually she said she’d help me collage the background…and we spent a little bit of time together collaging this big canvas. I really enjoyed it.

I don’t have an easel so it was easiest to paint on the couch with a ottoman under the canvas, I now have bought an easel as this became hard on the back!!!
My colours are not for the faint hearted, the brighter the better, they make me smile.
I used lots of layers.
This is the finished piece in Ellas room.

I’m starting a new large canvas this weekend.

Love Evy xxx

Floral Jungle in full colour-mixed media

Gwendolyn is just hanging with the flowers. It’s pretty, it’s colourful, and the flowers smell good. The floral jungle is where I’d like to be too.

Gwendolyn. This finished piece is 12×12 inches on canvas board. I particularly like the orange and purple section on the right. I have used Neocolor 2 crayons, gouache, acrylic, watercolour, Posca pens, ink and collage to create my art.
Hilary. Some gold leaf in this one. Hilary is off to the floral festivities in her swing dress and gloves.
Hilary. This is a small 8×8 inch canvas.
Beverley. Another 8×8 inch canvas. Beverley is getting inspiration in the Floral Jungle for her designer clothes she likes to create.

new postcards on my website

Eartha, one of my latest caravans in some neutral tones for a change.
Winona, the combi van, or could it be kombi van, both are listed if you google the spelling. Love palm trees! Pink and olive green are a fav combo of colours.
Wallace, an old caravan but now on a postcard.
Rosey, also an oldie but now available on a postcard.
Hope, gotta love these vibrant colours!
Today I am prepping for my 2nd Junk Journal making class tomorrow at A Place To Create in Arana Hills, Brisbane. Looking forward to spending a few hours with some lovely crafty peeps. Have a great weekend!