Saturday, 20 January 2018

Card for Visible Image Design Team

Hi everyone, I would like to share with you a card that I have created using the new release stamps - I just love them and love how they are able to be used together in so many different ways.

These are the two that I have used for this card:







And here is my card:






I created the background on watercolour paper using Prima Watercolour Paints.  
The background Fibonacci Stamp and words have been stamped with Versa Fine Black Ink.
The hands have been embossed using Lindy Stamp Gang Embossing Powders - Pumpkin Fiesta and Venus Violet Blue.
The edges have been distress with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot
Here are some close ups:





Thanks for stopping by and dont forget to head over to the Visible Image Shop here and check out all the new awesome releases.

Til next time - happy crafting.




Saturday, 6 January 2018

art Journal page for visible Image

Hi Everyone,. today I am sharing with you an art journal page that I have created for the Visible Image Design team using the awesome stamp - Curious Cats.


I created the background using ripped up background papers that I created with my Gelli plate together with books pages, dictionary pages and music sheets.

I have used a permanent black Fineline ink for the images and a white paint pen around the eyes and nose.   The edges of the art journal have been coloured using a Neocolour II watercolour crayon.


Here are some close ups:





Here is a link to the stamp collection used:



Thanks for stopping by and until next time Happy Crafting





Off the page project for Scrap FX

Hi everyone,I am up on the Scrap FX blog to share a steampunk project I created using the suitcase available in store.



I started by placing the pieces randomly around the layout giving a general idea of where I wanted things to go.  I then photographed this so I could use it as a reference later.

I then used a cogs stencil and gloss gel medium on the flat surfaces.
Once dry I glued down all my pieces and then I covered everything in black gesso.
I then started adding colour using Finnabair Acrylic Alchemy Paints and Art Sparks Paints.  Final touches were added with Finnbair waxes.

Here are some close ups:





Below is a list of the products that I have used:





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

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Mini Album - for Scrap Matrix Design Team

Hi everyone,  today I am sharing a small album that I have created for Scrap Matrix Design Team using the Paper Artsy Stamps created by Tracey Scott  ETS01 & ETS09


This is a premade album that I have had in my stash forever.  I removed the pages and painted them using the Dina Wakley Paints


with my gelli plate and butcher paper I have created some backgrounds also using the Dina Wakley paints and stencils


I have then cut them and using decoupage I have adhered them to the pages.  Once dry I then began stamping


Using the same Dina Wakley paints - and a Dylusions paint Tangerine Dream I have coloured the stamps.  I added the final touches - white lines using a white paint pen.

Here are some close ups


I have added plain card stock pages to the edged on the pages to create additional pages in which photos can be adhered to without losing the stamped images.






I have linked the products used to the shop:


Dont forget you have until 15th January to enter into our Paper Artsy Challenge found in our facebook page - Scrap Matrix Shares.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time - Happy Crafting

Saturday, 23 December 2017

water colour layout by for Art and Soul Design Team

Hi everyone, I am here to share a layout that I have created based on the moodboard for this month.  This is my last layout for the design team and I would like to thank everyone for their input as a team and for creating such a wonderful place,.


How divine is that!!!!!!!  I have used the photo, the colours, the watercolours and the stamps:






I began with watercolour paper and applying Prima Confections watercolours using water to move the colours around, drying in between the layers.



Once this was dry I stamped around the paper using a script stamp, circles and some images.  I wanted the images to blend into the background so used chalk ink on these ones.  The script stamp I have used black archival ink.

Once all was dry I began to build up my photo mat.  Here are some close ups:







Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have some crafting time this christmas holidays to enter this months challenge.
  Here are the products I used and links to the shop.

Watercolour Paper
Prima Watercolour Confections - Odyssey
Prima Watercolour Confections - Shimmering Lights






Thursday, 21 December 2017

Paper Artsy art journal page for Scrap Matrix Design team

Morning and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  I still cant believe how quickly this year has gone.

It is Paper Artsy month at Scrap Matrix and I have created an art journal page using the wonder Paper Artsy Stamp created by Darcy - you can find the stamp in the store here




I began this page by cutting up some paper from an old encyclopedia and gluing them to the art journal page.



I have then added colour using Dylusions paints - Lemon Zest and Calypso teal


and the pushed the colour to the background using Dylusions Paint - White and a brayer


I have then stamped on heavy duty cardstock the images, coloured them in with Dylusions paint pens.  I then fussy cut them out and stuck them onto the art journal page.  I apologise for no photos of this step but technology got the better of me - again!

I have adhered everything to the page using Finnabar Soft Matt Gel - I also applied this to the top of the image and around the image as I can then use the Stampers Big Brush pens and have some time to blend them around - the gel allows this time.

Here are some close ups:

To make the images "pop" I have outlined them with a white paint pen.


I have also done some dots, dashes and scribble marks on and around the flowers.



I have used Faber Castell Pitt Pens - Olive, Walnut Brown and Warm Grey around the images to also get them to "lift" off the page.





Here is a link to the products that I have used and are available at Scrap Matrix


thanks for stopping by and I hope that you get a chance over Christmas to have a go at our challenge this month - dont forget to tell us which Paper Artsy stamps that you have used - you can then be in with a chance to win a voucher from Scrap Matrix!