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365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 71

Loving Lettering

I’m so ahead of myself with daily creations, I might have to post two a day! That’s after getting quite behind though πŸ™‚

Both these pages were created with markers. The first one was with Promarkers and Copics. The second with Promarkers and Aquamarkers for the background. Doodle some letters, doodle some leaves, fill the bits in between with colour.



365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 69 & 70

Magical Markers

I loved doing these. Β It’s using markers in layers. Write something in a light color. Fill in all around with brights. Add black marker lines and journal on top. I added Signo white pen as well. Please ignore spelling – my brain went awol and I completely forgot how to spell ‘technique’… and I used to be a really good speller too! Age is what does it.





365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 67 & 68


This page is a previously created background with journaling on. It wasn’t very attractive so I didn’t bother posting it. However, I’ve been hankering after some washi tape and decided to have a go at making some. It was good fun and I wrote a hub about it: “How to Make Decorative Tape“. Smash journaling seems to have taken off as people want pretty journals but don’t want to go to all the trouble and mess of art journaling. With smash journaling you simply grab your memorabilia, ephemera, quotes, tickets, photos, etc and ‘smash’ them into your journal with glue or tape.











This page was made as part of Joanne Sharpe’s Letter Love course. I ‘drew’ the letters on to Bristol paper, doodled on them, cut them out and glued them into place. The background was done with markers and Neocolor lls.

365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 66

Play, Imagine, Create

Today’s page is doodle and patterned lettering, watercolors, markers, journaling with a white Uniball Signo pen and more doodling. I seem to have developed some kind of marker obsession. Never bothered with them much before but now am drooling over Copics and Tombows and whining about my meagre collection of Promarkers. eBay has become my second home and my bank account balance is suffering. Someone help me, please!



365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Days 61, 62, 63, 64 & 65

Catching up with myself…

Lots of days’ postings – I’ve been creating, just not posting.

The poor old book has been neglected as I have been working on Joanne Sharpe’s Letter Love 101 course. And what fun it is! It’s only $35 and worth every penny! There is a Facebook group, a Flickr group and a Yahoo group, all full of people working along in their own time.

Anyway here are my first exercises. Some are just practice pieces on lined paper – we have a Letter Love practice journal and this is mine. They are mostly marker pens, but there’s a smattering of watercolor, Neocolors and other bits and bobs.





365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Days 59 & 60

Banish the Grumps

Three times I tried to finish this page… and it’s still horrible! After the first disaster, I rescued it and wrote beautiful lettering (well, y’know, I tried) all over it. Half an hour later I picked the book up and my thumb managed to smudge the still-wet ink. Grrr. Got a damp paper towels and swiped the lot off. I give up. Boring girl, boring oldΒ  collage, boring old acrylic paint and boring old black marker.

I mentioned I was taking an online lettering class… well I just got started and it’s lovely. Check out Joanne Sharpe’s Whimsperations for details. I’ve also joined her new class, Color Love 101 starting on June 11. Here is one of the first exercises. The earlier ones were working on creating our own fonts/letter-forms and that is an ongoing part of the course – very addictive!

This little journal page was a set piece with specific instructions. Joanne told us to add color to a doodled and lettered page with Pan Pastels. I don’t have any Pan Pastels so made do with using my Neocolors as watercolors. The flowers were done with alcohol-based markers. The lettering was made with various black pens: Sharpies, Microns, Copics. Playing with this process has driven away my grumps!






365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 56

Imagination is the Key to Creativity

It’s all very well imagining it, but you still gotta do it.

Had so much fun doing yesterday’s page that I had to do another just like it!

Started by spraying inks over stencils. Then stamped with my new favorite thing, home-made styrofoam stamps. After that I doodled some flowers with marker pens and painted them with acrylic paint.Β  Back to the markers and outlined the petals with black.Β  Doodled some wavy lines and added the text.

The quote goes, “Imagination is the key to creativity. Take all the possibilities you’ve ever noticed and weave them together.” Abe-Hicks.


365 A Daily Creativity Journal – Day 55

Flower Doodles

Had to do something with that stencil-ink-spray background I did the other day so turned the blue stamped circles into flowers. Very roughly painted and outlined with black marker. Added some nonsense text and tally-ho! I do like a quick one sometimes! I’ve just signed up for an online course in lettering, so look out for improvements in that department soon.