Tuesday, 30 April 2013

ten minute tuesdays #6

Hello and welcome to ten minute tuesdays. 

Confession time.  

Not a lot has gone on here on the creative front. We had family gathering and taxi of Mum all weekend for various parties. Then towards the end of last week I got a call asking, or was it telling me, that I needed to go into hospital...erm Monday. Ha!  Nothing like a bit of notice. Could I go the following day for my pre-op checks as well.  In all seriousness with that and all the prep I needed to do there was not a chance for ten minutes.  

So off I went yesterday to get my procedure done under a general anaesthetic.  Nothing major, but man I am wiped out today. 

What I will leave you with is something that did only take me ten minutes - shoving a few images in my Project Life album. Its not getting very far as I'm not too great at remembering to take photo's and then getting them printed off! I will get there though. 

 And it certainly helps when the kids want to do some pictures for me to go in it.

I'm hoping you've had a better week that I have and have found ten minutes to play some where during the last 7 days.  Please do share, I do love a good nose! 

Until next time, happy creating!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

ten minute tuesdays #5

And a jolly good morning to you! Even the sun is shining here in East Yorkshire. 

I've managed a couple of creative bursts this week and I have finished off a page I started in week 3! Yay for me!!  Whoop whoop and all that...  

The background did take me just ten minutes, standing up hovvering over my desk using what was close at hand. When I came back to it it needed more white and another colour. Enter Glitz tapes! Love that stuff.  And, believe it or not, sticky notes, the page marker type ones. I have a whole set of the alphabet all printed on kraft post its which I got from Papermash ages ago. 

I also added some circles.  The black ones were done with some new tools samples I was sent, and the white ones have been done with a Montana pen. 

That's me for this week.  As always if you are joining me, don't forget to leave a comment with a link to your blog post so I can see where your creativity has taken you this week.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

ten minute tuesday #4

Good morning and welcome. 

How have you got on this last week?  Manage to squeeze in any 10 minute slots of creativity amongst the chaos of life in general.  I thought my chance was going to go out of the window after discovering I needed to redecorate the stairs and landing.  Good old Dulux Mixing.  Great, but not when you get one pot from one place with a manual mixer... yeah, I know you know where it's going. Needless to say, that one store won't be getting my Dulux Mixer business! I'd rather do the hour trip to B&Q. 

In one way it's meant I've had a paint brush in my hand for more than ten minutes this week.  Just not sure I'd class it as being creative.  And after that little moan, I'll move along... 

My creative flirts this week are in my art journal again. This one is a nano flirt. 
Why nano? Because, if I'm honest (and clearly I'm about to be), this page was already sitting in my journal.  It's one of my mop up pages. You know, the flipped stencil and ink spray job, except I clearly also sprayed on to it. I don't really do mop up very well. 

I found a butterfly in my 'basket of bits', and stuck him on. I then spent ten minutes wading through piles of stamps trying to find a little something that went with it. 

some splats.... gotta have some splats.. 

I think what I like most about this page is its limited colour palette and the amount of white space that there is.  Oh, and circles.. Love circles and dots. Might have to do another page like this at some point. 

So, there we have it from me for this week. Dribbles, circles, stamps and using up one of those ancient mop up pages tucked away in my art journal. Simple. 

The stamp is from Donna Downey's Advent set for those of you who might be interested. 
 As is this one. 

Thanks for stopping by and if you're joining in don't forget to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can see where your creative ten minutes has taken you this week. 

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

ten minute tuesdays #3

Welcome and good evening. 

We took a break over Easter and last week to recharge and spend time with the kids and each other. And a jolly welcome break it was too!  As is typical though I fell ill during this and have suffered with the worse ear pain i have ever had in my life. Searing pain, total loss of hearing at times and vertigo. A hot cloth, bed rest, bucketfuls of painkillers and on one day a straight 12 hour sleep. 

Creativity took a back seat.  

I still have some hearing problems and am popping the painkillers like smarties. But hey, such is life. 

Today has been a hellishly busy day as it was my first day back to work.  Lots and lots of orders and emails to go through.  I'm making progress though.  While I was nagging the kids to pick up their toys and brush their teeth in readiness for bedtime I popped to my desk and grabbed my art journal. And splodged for ten minutes. This is what came of it. 

It has way more yellow on it that I had intended but I'm still getting used to using Golden Fluid Acrylics. 
I've used one of my favourite techniques of pulling the paint. It works a treat with these paints, as long as you move quick. 

This is round one. It feels like it needs more white, but hey that's for the next ten minutes I get to play. I know that this piece isn't going to be to everyone's taste, but I'm not aiming to create finished pieces in ten minutes. The idea is to just play for ten minutes, at a time. Right now that's as much as I can manage, but these short bursts feel good. Slap a bit of paint around, make a few marks, build on pieces. 

Right I have a hot date with my next round of tablets, and a desire for a nice cuppa. Don't forget to leave me a link to your ten minute tuesday posts. I love having a nose at what you're up to!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

ten minute tuesdays

hello, good morning and welcome, doubly so if you're back for a ten minute tuesday! 

You can tell I'm "on holiday", said loosely as we have young kids, but said young kids have been kidnapped by the Grandparents for a couple of days. 
And BAM, I get a really nasty heavy cold just in time.  
Yay, Go Vicki!

So, before the cold hit, did I get any ten minutes in. Of course I did! 

This weeks ten minutes have been made easy by the arrival of art doodle love
You may well have come across it at some point out there in blog land, but so far I'm loving it.  Yep - I know I know, but it's just a book to doodle in isn't it? Well, yeah, but what did surprise me is the depth that some of the prompts want to take you do.  The pages I'm sharing here are warm up pages.  You won't see some of them, they will be strictly private. 

i guess that this is one of those books that you get as much out of it as you;re willing to put in.  
And well, for £6, I was willing to give it a go. 

I think I may have been preoccupied with the weather ... two very miserable weathery doodles! 

And time for some colour! The prompt was to fill the page with doodles, but I've gone the colour root with my trusty Inktense pencils

That's it.  I'm off to sort myself out now and get out while I've got my husband to myself. 
A rare thing indeedy!

If you're joining me for Ten Minute Tuesdays I would LOVE to see your ten minute creations.  
Leave me a comment with a link to your blog post and I'll stop by! 

See you all later!