Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Stamps&Stencils blogspot September Challenge

The September challenge for "Stamps & Stencils blogspot " required the theme "up up and away with a twist", the twist being one must use autumnal colors.

I used techniques I was taught at a recent class by Limor Webber, a talented artist from Canada.

I was originally thinking of some sort of balloon, but when I used the birdy stamp in the background I realised the way the bird was designed on the stamp suited the style of the lesson I learned quite well!

As you can see, I used a feather stencil with whipped spackle, and a bird themed stamp prior to painting my canvas.
Products used
Feather Stencil by
The Crafters Workshop
Words Stencil Urban Artist Decorative Stencil  Travel
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Stamp - Magenta Self-cling Stamp (
Faber-Kastell Whipped Spackle
Art Culture Acrylic Paints- Pearl Orange, Cool Red, Magenta, Mettalic Red, Raw Sienna and Metalic Gold ( awesome autunmal colors I think)
Liquitex Professional Ink- Yellow Medium azo, Titanium White, Raw Umber and Carbon White.
I'm really happy with how this turned out. I was really tempted to try my new Faber-Kastell glass bead gel to highlight tail feathers and put in a wing but as I haven't used it yet I  decided to leave well enough alone!!
Thanks again to Limor for teaching me these cool techniques. Finger painting is so much fun! As is dropping ink splatters from a height and flicking ink with my paint brush!!
One can imagine the state of my craft room!!
I must remember to put my good stuff away when I'm making these canvas's!!

Scrappingclearly September sketch challenge

This is a collection of photos taken in Coral Bay Western Australia. I used my new Lindy's Stamp  Gang color sprays, embossing powder and magicals. Not so sure about the finished page but the colors do a great job of representing Coral Bay. The pearl flourishes remind me of the glow of the huge snapper as they swim past you at the beach.
I used my Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Sky, with the fine line attachment to write the title
hope you like it! :)

Friday, 25 September 2015

Scrap the Girls September 2015

this is the sketch challenge for Scrap The Girls, for September 2015

I used a few techniques with this one.
I used light moulding paste and a stencil of interupted circles from 13 Arts.
Once this was dry I sprayed with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains;
stormy sky
chipped saphire
broken china
weathered wood
 I then sprayed my ScrapMatts chipboard of connected circles with the Distress Spray Stain - stormy sky
I didn't like the result so I painted over the top of it with white gesso, as I did with the ScrapFX chipboard fairy.
 I flicked the Distress Spray Stains over the whole page. along with Tim Holtz Picket Fence paint.
I also dropped Liquitex Professional Ink- Phthalocyanine Blue (green shade)and also
Titanium White. from a height with the dropper! ( that was fun!)
While that was drying I played around with my Dusty Attic chipboard flowers. Again I didn't like the result with the Distress Spray Stain(too dark) so I covered them with the Liquitex inks ( names as mentioned) and linked them all together with Kaisercraft Pearl Brads.
I also used ABACA Tissue. I bought it at the recent Paperific expo in Melbourne. I sprayed the tissue with the Tim Holtz Spray Stains. When it was dry I cut it into squares, folded them and hand sewed each petal to make a 5 petaled flower- required gentle handling, however the result didn't look too bad.
I also used what I had sprayed to wrap a tag and attached my title "Life's a Beach" to it.
The pearly centres of the flowers were buttons I had bought at the local Scrapbooking Shop-" Made With Memories", as were the sea shells.
I used the Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen big brush( skyblue146) to handwrite my journalling on a Kaisercraft Journal Card -"Captured Moments Life's Treasures"
The photo is a picture of myself and my daughter all ready to slip off the back of the tourist boat to swim over the top of Manta Rays in the Ningaloo reef , in the northwest of Western Australia.
I finished it off with sequins, hat pins,pearl bling, bottle top and Bling Heart.
I am really pleased with the result!

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Off The Rails September 2015 moodboard

For some reason the reindeer up the top made me think straight away of fairy tales and princesses. As a little girl I always dreamed of being a princess( and I suspect deep down I still do!!)
I have had this photo of my daughter when she was about three, at a fun day and saw this as an ideal opportunity to scrap it!

I used a new dye I bought at the Paperific in Melbourne this year.( Tonic  Studios Fay Folk Garden Semi Die set) I needed to obscure the identity of the  lady holding the pony and I thought this an ideal way.
I kept adding a bit and a bit until I felt it was just right!  the lace behind is grey, as is the fairy sitting on flowers. I also sprinkled Diamond Dust on the wings.


I'm pretty pleased really with this page!! I even took my own photos!!

products used:
black Bazzil
Stampin Up Core'dinations ColorCare Card stock - Red
Grey Bazzil.
Pion Designs paper for the fairy
Tonic Studios Fay Folk Garden Semi Die Set
Alphabet stamp set ((Close to my Heart- I think)
stampin Up Medallion
Kaisercraft paper flowers
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle
Tim Holtz Flourish Stencil
Impression Obsession little flower dies( Die270-W)
resin flowers
red rosebuds from "Made With Memories" Scrapbooking Store in Rockingham Western Australia Twinklets Diamond Dust
Stamp It Embossing Powder - Rich Red
beaded trim and silver grey lace from the local Janome Shop
metal leaves and hat pin came from the now closed "Tomorrow's Memories "in Bassendean Perth
Roled silk black roses were also bought from "Made With Memories" in Rockingham
Prima Stationers Desk Love Clip
metal face charm, also from "Made With Memories" Rockingham
I think that covers it all!!

Friday, 11 September 2015

Scrap Around the World september challenge entry

Hi all,

thoroughly enjoyed my class with renowned artist Limor Weber in Melbourne.

 Many thanks Limor for travelling round the world, and being flexible enough to leave your precious family to share your amazing talent. ( and to Hobby sew Echuca for facilitating the class)

I used the techniques I learned in her lesson to create a canvas for the
 Scrap Around the world  blog site  September challenge.

I was inspired by;

 the single rose,( I chose to use a single flower as the technique involved free drawing and I wasn't up to a rose!!)

the ice blue of the background behind the words

 the writing theme through the mood board also inspired me to use  script stamps and ink splat stamps

in the background and  to include word stencils

the canvas is 14 inches by 10 inches
I'm really excited by how it turned out and can't wait to get started on another !!