Monday, 29 February 2016

Dusty Attic February 16 Moodboard challenge

gorgeous Mood Board this month

I was inspired by the teddy bear and the wood grain and that gorgeous blue/grey

I reversed a canvas and painted it with heavy white gesso, before painting it with prima mica powder "Frozen Lake".
 I also mixed it with texture paste and dabbed it onto the chipboard pieces. The flowers were white, and I treated the flowers in the same way and dabbed in onto the white teddy  bears too.
 I also stencilled 3D medium in the background , and along the sides with a brick layering stencil from Tim  Holtz.
I  bought the teddy bears at Paperific last year and have been waiting for the right occasion to use them!
The flowers are fabric and were bought at Paperific too.(



Saturday, 27 February 2016

Scrapping Clearly February Mood Board Challenge

I was inspired by the blues and green, the butterflies and the mosaic patterns


I used Tim Holtz Distress inks over a Kaisercraft stencil and chopped the paper into strips.

I used watercolor pencils to color some big buterflies, but they didn"t look right so I chopped them into little ones with my Stampin Up punch. I decorated the butterflies with Prima glass beads.

The title I colored in with watercolor pencils from the negative chipboard ( the actual word long used)

I am pretty pleased with how this page has turned out!!!


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Blue Fern Studios February challenge

I used Blue Fern Studios "Deja Vue" paper collection

my creation

The flower is from Manor House Creations.

I added Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray Prima Donna Purple to Faber Kastell Whipped Spackle  and used  the Finnibair Prima Stencil "Rose" in the background.

The chipboard leaf spray is Blue Fern Studios and I painted it with white gesso and added Tsukineko Brilliance "Pearlescent Purple."
The alphabet letteres were from Portacraft.

More Than Words February Challenge, and stuckSketchs feb challenge

More Than Words Blogspot  February Challenge

I thought about the word "wonderful" and thought nothing can be more wonderful than the joy of being blessed with my two beautiful children.

I thought about the theme " Sparkle" and I went straight to my Kaisercraft " All that Glitters" Paper Collection- it even had the word wonderful in it!!

Thinking about how to put it all together I found the sketch at StuckSketches blogspot February challenge ideal!

and my creation

The flowers are Prima, the chipboard Scrapmatts and the vellum Maggie Holmes.

Aren"t my kids just gorgeous!!:):):)

The Mixed Media Creative Gym Challenge no.16 New Beginnings

this is my first entry into the Mixed Media Place Blog Creative Gym Challenges
I think it qualifies for the "New Beginnings theme for this reason, and also because my Mixed Media efforts are usually 12 x12 scrapbooking pages!!

I was inspired by a video by Marta Lapkowski of a canvas she created called "Just Breathe".
Thanks Marta for sharing how to go about it!!

I started with white gesso,

then Faber Kastell Whipped Spackle and a Crafter's Workshop stencil (the circles)'

Then I used water and Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals- Sassy Sapphire, and drop dead gorgeous green with just a touch of Blingy Blonde.

As I didn't think I had enough coverage I sprayed it again with Lindy's Starburst sprays- Sassy Sapphire and Drop Dead Gorgeous Green.

When dry I mixed some starburst spray Prima Donna Purple with some more Whipped Spackle and used Prima , Finnabair Rose stencil.

I then layered some ripped book pages and stuck them on with Prima Gel Medium before flicking the starburst sprays about!

The stamps are "Industrial lights" -Limor Weber and Indigo Blue
and also mixed media stamp by Pam Carriker( Zig Zag Designs,

I also painted white gesso on the stamps to add highlights.

I think the black thickers are from American Crafts.

Finally I  chopped up a Kasazz chevron stencil and stuck them about for added pzazz!!

Hope you like it!!