Sunday, 28 June 2015

life on the ocean wave. i tried to recreate the beautiful colors of the ocean when we were at the Cocos Keeling Islands on one of our annual holidays with acrylic ink and a gelli plate. I added the stamp that reminded me of the island's palm trees. It didn't look finished so I embossed a few frangipanis(tropical flower). I wrecked the one at the top so I covered it up with a tag from Amy Tangerine that seemed appropriate!!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

scrapping Clearly June sketch challenge

I had this sketch in mind when I put this sketch in mind when I put together this page. It is not quite the same as I have used multiple photos but I did like the way the features are grouped around the  photo.

I also entered it into the Scrap Around the World Challenge for June as I used the colours  of their June mood board 

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Scrap Around The World June 2015Challenge

Scrap Around The World June mood board - my entry June 2015
 I was inspired by the pink and coral colors and also by the quote about happiness. My children come to my mind first when I think about happiness.

I used the Bo Bunny Madeleine Range of papers and embellishments, (I love the colours in this range) with a few Kaisercraft stick on bling dots. I know one should stick to numbers of 3 or 5 but when I popped the 4th photo of my daughter in the Bo Bunny frame in as well the page just seemed to look right.  I'm really happy with this page. I started off following an idea from a tutorial on Scrap Around the World where there was lots of layering. As you can see I didn't get past two layers before I went off on a different tangent!

Friday, 12 June 2015

Stamps and Stencils June challenge Small is beautiful
The challenge was to create, or alter something small using at least one stencil and one stamp.
 I combined this with my Tag tuesday challenge which was to create a tag using the theme "arrows." I played aroud on a piece of white card experimenting with some Ayeeda inks that I bought from the 13arts on line store in Poland. I dropped spots of ink onto the page and spritzed them with water. You can get really vivid colors with a little water and lovely soft colors if you use a lot of water. So I covered the tag  with paper from  the softer water wash effect side of the paper. I then grabbed a stencil I like,(from 13arts as well) mixed Ayeeda pink ink with what I thought was texture paste. It was actually white gesso when I looked again at the tub!! 
 I thought " don"t want to waste this ink" so scraped the gesso over the stencil to see what sort of effect I got. Of course the gesso ran under the stencil as well and I ended up with  rather a lumpy and indecisive  effect. However I did use a stencil!!
Next I stamped from My Darkroom Door collection using pink Archival ink. I love this set (Stamper )
My arrows were die cut (in'spire by Spellbinders)from the bright louder part of the inked page.  It was a challenge to stick then on but zig glue stick on my fingers and onto the inside of the arrows worked well.
Last task -find a ribbon that matches!
I must say I had great fun putting this together and I must thank Rikki Grazianni (justtoobsessed blogspot) for introducing me to the ayeeda inks! I'll be investing in more I think!!!