Saturday, 24 December 2016

Shop and Crop December Challenge

I have been making Christmas Cards!

used mostly Kaisercraft paper and collectables, with some Elizabeth Craft stick ons.
the santa suit card was the fiddliest!!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Hobbysew Echuca Creative Project - Ocean Girl

I was inspired by a sketch map by Marla Kress in Scrapbook and Cards Today Pagemaps 2013 Sketch Calendar.

Products used
Prima Papers Royal Menagerie- Fly Free, Penny For Your Thoughts and Bicycle Built For Two
Blue Fern Chipboard
Tim Holtz Distress ink Tumbled Glass( sponged to chipboard and tags)
Prima Royal Menagerie Flowers
Prima Royal Menagerie Alphabet Stickers
Prima Royal Menagerie Tabs and Tags -Resist Patterns
Prima Iron Orchid Paper Clay
Prima Iron Orchid Silicone Mould  (Vintage Art Decor Baroque)
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists Mint ( sprayed onto the Paper Clay)

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

More Than Words challenge Blogspot November 2016

I had fun making an art journal spread with this challenge.

Something Old-
I used my Dylusions Ink Sprays- which I have had for a long time now.
I also used some Tim Holtz Tissue Paper that I have had for many years.
A Prima Julie Nutting Doll Stamp- again I have had for ages and rarely used
Old cardboard letters
also letters cut from an out of date  magazine

Something New -
 my new crafter's Workshop  stencil 456 (lines)
My new Kazzazz Alcoholic Markers which I recently won in a raffle
my new Carabelle Studios Art Stamps " Etiquettes Grunge"

Something Blue-
 Dylusions Sprays  London Blue  and Vibrant Turquoise

Something Borrowed-
 I borrowed ideas on building journal pages from a video( Mixed Media Art Journal Page Tutorial) by Tiffany Solorio on u tube ( found it on Pinterest!)

The word Special is incorporated into the pages in a phrase close to my heart.

I think I have covered the criteria!!

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Scrap The Girls October 2016

Scrap the Girls October 2016

I was inspired by the mauve tones-
I titled my Page " Anticipation" as I think this photo captured my daughter's drive to take on this world!!

Blue Fern Studios Paper
Courtship Lane - Calling Cards and Royal Street. I also cut one butterfly from the Frolic Collection Allegro page
edging with Tsuniko Dewdrop Brilliance Pearlescent Purple

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Kaisercraft 2016 October challenge

the challenge is to use any 4 boxes in a row, diagonally, vertically or horizontally.
I chose patterned paper only, clear stamp, flowers and gold.
I chose to make a Christmas card

Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Collection-Pearlescent
Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Collection-Family Time
Kaisercraft Silent Night Collection - Down the Chimney
Kaisercraft Clear Stamps - Basecoat Christmas
Kaisercraft Paper Blooms-Coconut
Cheery Lyn Designs Die- Santa's Laundry
Twinklets Diamond Dust

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Artist Trading Cards for Hobbysew Echuca 23092016

Products used
Canvas Corp Canvas Sheet-Unsewn Denim
Fancy Pants Designs Mint Corrugate Sheet
Sheet Music
Prima Royal Menagerie Alphabet Stickers
viva Modelling Cream Orange
Viva Modellier- Creme 701
Viva Modellier 401 (mother of Pearl Rose)
stencils - Prima Houndstooth, a piece of Punchinella and Kaisercraft Geo Quarters
mini flowers, buttons and Dusty Attic pearls

interestingly, as I was preparing the sheet music ( which was sent to me by  Hobbysew Echuca) I recognized that this was music both my Dad and myself had favoured playing many years ago!!

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Scrapbooking Top50 The Block 6 week superchallenge

the challenge was to use leaves, something dip dyed and something hanging.
I fussy cut leaves etc from my Graphic45 Botanical Tea Collection, dip dyed gauze in tim Holtz Distress stain Weathered Wood and hung a pearl garland.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Shop&Crop September Moodboard Challenge 2016

Shop&Crop September Moodboard Challenge 2016

I was inspired by the colors.  The curves in the top right picture reminded me of minarets, which is why I used my new Kaisercraft Stencil Mandala as a base for my page.

products used
Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle
Kaisercraft Stencil Mandala
Tinby Designs Color Crush-Heaven sent
                                         Deep Ocean
Kazzazz words
Stamp -It Embossing Powder - Seafoam White
and versa mark Ink( an idea I remembered from one of Rikki Grazzianai's tutorials)
Liquitex Ink - Titanium White
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black and Finnabair Prima Trust The Magic stamp set( heart)
background papers for the photo were from Blue Fern Studios
and flowers from Kaisercraft

I wasn't sure where this page was going at the time but I am really pleased with the result!!

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Scrapbooking Top 50 The Block Super Challenge week 1

I was inspired by the lovely pastel colors in room 2- I had just the right paper- Lemoncraft Dreamy Mornings

Lots of fussy cutting here!

grea showcase for my beautiful daughter!!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

art journal play

more than words blog spot August challenge
I thought I would do something different for me.
I played with my art journal creating a flower garden with friends walking through!

The colors are
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals, Prima Donna Purple, Drop Dead Gorgeous Green and Sassy Sapphire
I stencilled ( Faber Castell Whipped Spackle)and stamped circles.(crafters workshop stencil,  2 different Scrapmatts stencils and and  an Indigo Blue bubbles rubber stamp)
 I mixed Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel with the Sassy Sapphire and stencilled circle centres in my flowers using the crafter's workshop stencil
The flower stamp is Stampin-Up.
 My friends are Dylusions Silhouette Ruby, initially stencilled with black gesso( a technique I learned from the lovely Rikki Grazziani)
 The friends stamp is Kazzazz( I think!)

Nearly walked away from this, but so glad I stuck with it!!- thanks Rikki for encouraging me to continue with it! I love how it has turned out!!

Monday, 15 August 2016

kraft plus + august 2016 challenge- Tassels

I made my own tassels thanks to Kraft + sharing a link and the dangly hearts stencil(Scrapmats) looked tassely!
hope you like it!!

Saturday, 13 August 2016

latest Mixed Media page for Hobbysew Echuca

Products used
white base page painted with white gesso
 and then Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Opal Magic Aqua Rose
 Faber Castell Mixed Media Paper Stencils 201 collection
 Viva Modellier Creme- 401 Mother of Pearl Rose- used with stencil and also on
 Blue Fern Studio chipboard circle
 Black Bazzil embossed with Couture Creations Hedged Maze
 and then sprayed with 
 Perfect Pearls Mists Pink Gumball
                                   Sunflower Sparkle
            ( I found this great way for using the Perfect Pearls Mists on u-tube
Pink Paisley Mistables Scalloped ribbons( also sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mists Pink Gumball)
Kaisercraft Paper Blooms Coconut sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mists Pink Gumball
Prima Royal Menageries Tabs and Tags, sprayed with the Perfect Pearls Mists Pink Gumball ( these are gorgeous!!)
Prima Junkyard Findings street signs provided just the right touch for a title!