Saturday 23 September 2017

Art Journal Page - for Art and Soul Design Team

Hi everyone,
Today I am on the Art and Soul Mixed Media blog with an art journal page. I am not sure about you but here in Tasmania I am over winter and September is suppose to be spring - not snow, hail, rain and freezing temperatures that we are getting.  So I have created a spring layout in the hope the weather changes soon!

I have used the Dyan Revealey art journal and I LOVE it - the paper is beautiful.

I prep the page with clear gesso 

I have then applied Deco Art paints using a brayer

On water colour paper I have stamped images from the Paper Artsy JOFY53 stamp

I have coloured these with the same Deco Art paints that I have used on the background with the addition of the green

I have used some scrap pattern paper on the bottom of the journal.  I then begin outlining the flowers with Stablio ALL black watercolour pencil.

I then add some detail with a white sharpie pen

and some splatters

the title is a combination of Making Memories Rub on letters and Tim Holtz small talk letters.  I have also added some flowers - Dylusions "where does your garden grow" stamp.

Thanks for stopping by and I have linked the products below to the Art and Soul store.

Til next time - Happy Crafting

Friday 22 September 2017

a layout and off the page project for Scrap FX

Hi everyone,  today I am up on the Scrap FX blog to share a layout and an off the page project.   
First up is my layout.  This is a picture of my son's beautiful girlfriend and their "Son" Knox.

I have used Blue Fern Studio Papers - Happy Accident.   For the background I have used a variety of stamps and used black ink or embossing powder.

The chicken wire chipboard has been painted with white gesso and then painted with  Finnabair Mica powder - gold opal.

The title and swirly flourish have been painted with Prima Art Alchemy sparks paint - Butterfly Spells.
The flowers are from the 49 & Market collection.
The frame around the photo is a diecut from Die Namics- Single Stitches Rectangle.
Behind the flowers is a circle mold I created using gloss gel and Finnabair Opal Magic Powder Gold
Final touches include art stones, glitter and glass beads.
Here are some more close ups:

Scrap FX products used :

My Second project for today is the Scrap FX paintboard altered:

I have used Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints - Sparks - Ginger Magic, Iris Potion and Mermaid Sparkle on this project.
The paint brushes have been embossed with Stampendous Embossing Powder - Tanzanite and Gold together with Ranger Embossing Powder - Turquoise.
Scrap FX Products Used:

Thanks for stopping by and until next time = happy crafting :)

Thursday 21 September 2017

Scrap Matrix Design Team Moodboard Challenge

Hi everyone, I am super excited to be part of the wonderful Scrap Matrix design team.  I hope that you find time to play along with us - you will be in with a chance to win as shopping voucher from Scrap Matrix.

This months fabulous moodboard is all about our crafting space:

Here is my take on the moodboard

I do have a craft room, but prefer to scrap in the hub of the house.  I am lucky to have a HUGE lounge room and have taken over part of it.

The photo shows my three favourite storage items - map drawers which also form my standing desk area, the red tool box and the 5 sets of steel drawers.  I also love my two ikea raskogs.

This is a couple of photos of my actual craft room which is really a storage room for some of my stash!!!

I thought I would also share my diecut storage - my husband attached magnetic sheeting to plywood - I have two of these and they are fantastic - I hate having to take things out of their packages as I never put them back in and end up in a mess - these sit at each end of my steel drawers in the lounge.

Well enough of my space, back to the layout:

After distressing the edges and applying clear gesso to the paper, I have used silks acrylic paint through a 13 arts stencil

Around the photo area I have used Prima White Crackle paste and another 13 arts stencil.

I have then applied 13 arts powders and mists.

Here are some close ups:

I have used Blue Fern Studio paper - Happy Accident.  I created my own tags which are edged with Distress Ink - Scattered Straw

I coloured a gauze pad with 13 arts Water Colour Powder - Rainbow Colour Duo Yellow Amber and Ayeeda Mist - Chalk Burnt Sienna.
The German Scrap Embossed Trim was sanded to distress and coloured with Finnabair Metalique Wax - Vintage Gold

13 arts colour, together with black stamping

White paper lace and metal trinkets

glass pebbles were placed randomly on the layout.
Glass beads, micro beads and white gesso splatters completed the layout.

Here is a list of the products used with links to the Scrap Matrix shop

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find time to have a go at joining us - to enter the challenge all you need to do is upload your project to the Scrap Matrix Shares facebook page.

til next time - Happy Crafting

Thursday 7 September 2017

12 x 12 layout for Scrap FX

Hi everyone, today I am up on the Scrap FX blog with a layout.  It is Spring but snowing at our place in Tasmania.  The photo I have today has been taken by my mum at her place in NSW - just shows how vast a place Australia really is.

I have used an old but favourite  Prima paper Collection - Sunset Sunrise.  The background has been created using a number of stencils including the Pod Stacks Stencil with Lindy Stamp Gang Spray - I'm late I'm late slate.  Tim Holtz stencil and Tattered Angels High Impact Paint - Orange as well as Kasiercraft Stencil and black gesso

I have stamped the background with Kaisercraft stamps - Numbers in black ink and Dream, Believe, Inspire in Lindy Stamp Gang embossing powder - Bling-y Blonde.

The title has been embossed with Ranger fine Black embossing powder. 

The flourish has been embossed with two colours - Lindy Stamp Gang Jade Slats and Ranger Terra Cotta Embossing Powder

Final touches with micro beads, flairs, beads, and glass glitter. Here are some more close ups:

Scrap FX Products Used:

Thanks for stopping by - and until next time - Happy Crafting

Friday 1 September 2017

Creative Artiste Design Team

Good evening, today I would like to share a canvas I created for The Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge 

This months challenge is all about stencils and is sponsered by Papertole -

I have listed the products used at the bottom of the blog.

Here are some close ups:

Scrapmatts Stencil - Gears
Prima White Crackle paste
Golden High Flow Acrylics - Quinacridone Magenta, Hansa Yellow Medium
Titanium White Acrylic paint
AALL & Create stamps by Fiona Paltridge
Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
Stablia All pencil.

Thanks for stopping by and dont foget to have a go at the challenge this month.  You can find all the details here

Thanks for stopping by and til next time
Happy Crafting :)