Thursday, 7 February 2019

Happy Little Stampers February 2019 Mixed Media Challenge


the theme for this month's Mixed Media Challenge is Vintage

I used a 10 x 8 inch canvass Board from Kassazz.

The Vintage lady was from the 7 Gypsies Architectures  Paper Collection.


Firstly I used the Crafter's Workshop Damask stencil with Ranger Texture Paste Transparent Gloss.

When it was dry I used the smooshing with plastic technique to apply Tim Holtz Distress Oxides- 

Iced Spruce, Hickory Smoke and Walnut Stain.

 The chipboard frame is "Bec's Frame" from 2Crafty.

I embossed it with Altenew Crisp embossing Powder - Platinum.

I also used Finnabair Art Ingredients Micro Beads in Bronze.

The flowers are Kaisercraft Blooms-Misti

The wordlet at the top is from one of my Cocoa Vanilla Studios Collection.

Not sure what this young lady would have been wishing for but I certainly wouldn't mind those 

pearls!!

Friday, 1 February 2019

February 2019 Scrap The Girls


this months moodboard is based around the mummy blogger Constance Hall.
and the title is Warrior Queen


I was inspired  by the colours and also by the words .





I used the stunning papers from PaperArts - Whimsical Collection.-1 and 2

This month's sponsor is Corbett Creations and I have used the Warrior Queen wood veneer for my 

title , a wood veneer heart and the red plastic lips.

The custom cut heart  is from Created by Gwen and I covered it with Ranger Archival Black Ink.


This mood board can be interpreted in so many ways and I'm interested to see how others use it!

Monday, 7 January 2019

January 2019 Happy Little Stampers Mixed media challenge


Happy Little Stampers Mixed media Challenge


I used layers of gesso, paints, texture paste, diamond dust, ink , muslin and chipboard to create the tag below.

I absolutely love roses, hence the title Magic!!



I had fun with this challenge!

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Scrap the girls January 2019

Time Travel



"Time Traveller

Visit the pin up board over on Pinterest with pins about the 1940s and 1950's- Pin Up

Pick a pin or two for your inspiration and tell us what inspired you.

I was inspired by the pin of the lady holding up a muscled arm with the tattoo "Girl Power"

 My mum certainly had girl power!

 In 1946, she and two girl friends headed from Perth to the Eastern States for a working holiday 

( Mum told us jobs were everywhere!)

 I chose the color scheme from another pin- Pin up Party.


I'm thankful that this lovely woman was my mum, who among other things inspired me to get out there and see the world!!





I used Maja Design "Vintage Baby" papers, Dusty Attic Chipboard and 49 and Market Flowers.
I coloured the chipboard and title with Tsuniko Brilliance Dewdrop ink

looking forward to seeing what inspires you!

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Scrap the Girls December 2018


Pick one Dress and be inspired by it!




I was inspired by the blue dress with Santa and the snowflakes on it.





I started with a wreath from Created by Gwen - sponsor for this month.

I painted it with Prima's Opal Magic Acrylic blue-violet paint and them pounced over it with white

gesso to give that snowy look!

The photo was from quite a few years ago but I thought it fit the theme really well!!

I backed the wreath with paper from Kaisercraft's Indigo Blue collection.

The word Wish was also from Created by Gwen and I backed that with Christmas paper from Maja

Designs( the  particular paper collection was from quite a few years ago ).

The reindeer were diecut( Sizzix) and I sprinkled them with glitter!

Lots of choice with this month's moodboard!!

Pick your favourite dress and go for it!!

Thursday, 1 November 2018

November Scrap The Girls 2018


the challenge this month is to get Lost and be inspired by your favourite fairy tale!


I was inspired by the lovely mauve toned dress and the story of Cinderella!
The photo of my daughter for her year 12 ball was perfect!!
( However there was no wicked stepmother on the scene!!)


I had some left over Papers from Blue Fern Studios - Courtship Lane.
I fussy cut the flowers and layered them in with the paper layers beneath the photo.


I sprayed some mixed media paper with Prima Color Bloom Iris and ran it through my trusty big shot machine with a die I bought at Woocraft(mandurah). Then made a stack of matching die cuts to adhere it to, to give it height( read that somewhere on the internet!)
Then I sprinkled glue and glitter on it!


I bought the mould for the Disney castle and Paper Clay at Woocraft in Mandurah. Once it was dry I painted it with Jane Davenport 's Acrylic Purple Paint, mixed with a little white acrylic paint. Then the glue sprinkle and glitter.



In the background I used Golden Texture Paste, mixed with Prima Art Ingredients Purple Mica Powder. I put it through the Dutch DooBadoo star stencil which I had originally bought for my Christmas cards!!
Every fairy tale involves stars somewhere I think!!

My chipboard title was from ScrapFX and I coloured it the same way as the castle
I can't remember where I got the glitter Dot for my journaling tag.

The glitter which I even sprinkled in the texture paste before it dried was from; Barbara Tromley Original Art Glittering System, Ultra Fine Azure Transparent ( from the United States but I have no idea where or when I bought it!! LOL)

I edged my papers and flowers with Tsukineko Brilliance DewDrop Pearlescent Purple ink.

Took me ages to settle on a design for this challenge but once it started to flow I really enjoyed myself!!

The sponsor for this month is the Resin Rainbow.

We all have our favourite fairy tale! It will be such fun to scrap about it and you may win the prize!!

Monday, 29 October 2018

Scrap The Boys October 2018 challenge

Scrap the boys challenge for October 2018 is to include pink!



I absolutely love Pink so I jumped at this opportunity!!
I had the perfect photo of my son in his borrowed pink bike helmet !!
He was and still is such a gorgeous young man!!


I had fun with Tim Holtz's oxide inks, and  also die cuts from  Created by Gwen.





I created this page while at a lovely retreat in Carmel, Western Australia -  Gumnuts Guesthouse.

The ambience there was so relaxing and supportive and I can highly recommend a visit. 

Zena even helped me play around with it a bit to get the balance right!

Craft weekends are reasonably priced and there is  lots of crafting space!!

Check it out and book your spot  as week ends fill up fast!! 

Or you can organise your own group!!