Saturday, 11 November 2017

My first Design team post for Visible Image

Morning everyone,  I am super excited (and nervous!) today is the day that I reveal my first project for the design team of Visible Image.  Never did I imagine I would get onto such an awesome team! 

 The month of November is all about tags so I have created the following tag:


I have started with a premade tag that I have had in my stash for a very long time.  I covered it with book and music paper and then a coat of gesso and a few areas of White Crackle Paste.  I then stamped the butterfly from the set Own Kind of Beautiful   As I wanted the stamp to be in the background I applied another coat of gesso on top.




I have then applied colour to the tag using Distress Oxide Inks - Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber.  While I had the inks on my mat I also dyed some ribbon for the top of the tag.  



While I was waiting for the paint to dry I stamped out six butterflies using the Distress Oxides. Three of these I applied dimensional magic on the top which would become my top butterflies.  




I have then sewn around the edge of the tag in straight stitch and in random areas over the top of the straight stitch with a zig zag.  I have left the ends of the cottons a little long to add texture.  I then stamped the sentiment using the Own It stamp


It was now time to put the card together.  I have layered the butterflies, putting some cotton in between and stamped some random flowers using the smallest flower in the Create It set.


I added some bling and the ribbon at the top for the final touches


Here are some close ups:




Products Used:








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





Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Steampunk Canvas for Scrap FX

Hi, today I would like to share a canvas that I have created for Scrap FX using chipboard, computer parts, buttons, metal flowers, nuts, bolts etc.  In my mind it represents the cogs that turn, the restraints and freedoms that occur whilst producing and surviving life like the tree.

I began by using a number of different stencils and Finnbair 3D gloss gel around the area I knew I wouldn't be placing the components.  I then painted the entire canvas with black gesso.  I then began placing the computer parts and bigger piece of chipboard on the canvas.  Once I was happy with the arrangement I stuck them down with either Finnabair 3D Matte gel and Heavy Body Gel depending on how bulky the piece was.


Once dry I covered completely with black gesso.
then the next layer was added - this was the smaller pieces of chipboard and little details


And once dry again another coat of black gesso



It was now time for colour - I have used Finnbair Art Alchemy Paints in the Metallique, Opal Magic and Sparks Ranges.  I will list the colours below.  I finished off with some glass beads, micro beads, glass glitter and fine glitter.
Here are some close ups:







Products Used:

  • Other Products used:
  • Tim Holtz Stencil - Measured and Mini Brick
  • Art Alchemy Paints - Metallique Royal Red, Metallique Rusty Red, Metallique Steampunk Copper, Metallique Fresh Orange, Metallique Ancient Coin, Metallique Blackcurrant.
  • Art Alchemy Opal Magic Paint  - Rose Gold
  • Art Alchemy Sparks Paint - Ginger Magic
  • Glass Beads, Micro Beads, Glass Glitter and fine Glitter.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that this canvas has inspired you in some way to get crafty :)

Monday, 6 November 2017

Art Journal Page for Art and Soul Mixed Media Studio

Hi everyone, today I  would like to share an art journal page I created for Art and Soul Mixed Media based on this months quote:



I have created this page:



This was one of those pages that started off with a technique and took a path of its own.   I wanted to have a crackle effect and used Decoart Crackle medium.  this is applied between to layers of paint and cracks the top layer on a black Dylusions art journal page that I had ripped from the book.


I have used three different paint colours - Dylusions After Midnight, Dylusions London Blue and a Making Memories paint - Cornflower.  These we applied over a Dylusions Black.

Once dried I then ripped them up and glued them randomly to another  art journal page



My intention was to leave the middle blank - just painted and all the stars would go there - but again this took a turn of its own and I decided to use the quote from the inspiration board after I had printed in a A4.  I glued this down the centre of the layout and edged the word pieces in black.

The star were made from a punch and diecut out of silver glitter paper.

Here are some close ups:



Below are the products that I have used with links to the store.

Dylusions Paint - Black


Dont forget to have a go at creating a project based on the quote and inspiration board and link it to our Soul Sisters page in the November album for your chance to win a prize.

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

Saturday, 4 November 2017

2nd project for Scrap Matrix October Watercolour challenge

Hi everyone, today to share a couple of art journal pages I have created with watercolours - Twinkling H20's for Scrap Matrix.






I have torn out pages from my Dyan Revealey art journal to create these two pages - and I will re-add them with Washi tape later.  I recently attended Dyan's class in Melbourne and she advised that pages should be torn out of the art journal as if we used them all the journal would become too big and not sit flat when open.

I have used Twinkling H20's by Colour Arte to create some random backgrounds.


You need to add water to the H20's jars as well as the paper.  You will also need a container of clean water to continously dip the brush into the jar - water, water and more water to get the colours to react and blend next each other without creating mud.

Dry between colours that you know will make mud

I have then used the same watercolours through a stencil applying with a sponge. By using the same colours you get a layered effect that blends well together.

Once I covered the entire page and it was dry I began adding stamps.  I have used Paper Artsy Stamp by Tracey Scott and Dylusions Stamp - How does your Garden Grow.

Once the stamping was dry I have doodled around the layout and added some Tim Holtz quotations.

Here are some close ups:







I have listed the products used with links to the Scrap Matrix Shop below:

Art Journal
13 arts Stencil
Carabelle Stencil - circles 
Dylusion Stamp
Tim Holtz Quotations

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have found some inspiration in my pages.  Dont forget, if you want to be in to win a voucher from Scrap Matrix, have a go at this months challenge and create a layout, art journal page, tag, or card and upload it onto our facebook page - Scrap Matrix Shares to be eligible - it is that simple :)

Til next time - Happy Crafting




Friday, 3 November 2017

Design Team project for Creative Artiste Mixed Media


Hi, today I would like to share an art journal cover that I have created for this months challenge at Creative Artiste Mixed Media blog.  This months challenge is sponsored by Lindy's Stamp Gang


I recently purchased this beautiful art journal which is filled with water coloured paper. It had a plain white cloth cover which I have decided to add my own touch to using Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.






I have used the following Lindy Stamp Gang Colours:

Sprays:  Salt Water Taffy, Ramblin Rose Pink, Midnight Rendevous Ravin
Magicals:  Frenchys Pink Pouf, Cotton Candy Pink

Here are some close ups:







Thanks for stopping by and I hope that I have inspired you to create a project using Lindy's Stamp Gang products and enter our challenge.  You can find all the details here

Til next time - Happy Crafting :)