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Playing with paint, stamps and ink is what I do to put me in my happy place! My Blog is where I show and tell and hope to inspire. If you have any questions you can contact me hereThank you for dropping by and big hugs if you left a little love! 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Scrap Around the World Challenge for May

Have you seen the awesome mood board at Scrap Around the World Challenge site?



I was so taken by the celebratory theme, I had to put aside some time to make something fun for it. 
I loved the colours and was particularly inspired by the dots on those spectacular shoes!
So here is my LO, featuring my eldest and my niece at their very first wedding, they had an absolute ball!


I started with the random dots stencil by Scrap FX and texture paste then just went a little wild with the colour sprays, just never know when to stop!


I cut the wordlet to suit and can you spy some Scrap FX newbies? Check out that squiggle frame and scribble roses......Love 'em!


I coloured the title with Lindys Stamp Gang Spray over gessoed chipboard and the "roses" and frame have had the embossing treatment!
So that is about all with me do check the challenge out, it is a beauty!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Another Bit Of Fun!


Hello everyone, I am Back!!
I thought I would show a page I finished recently after creating an experimental background using tin foil and black and white gesso.
I really liked the effect, and left it sitting in my room for days 'till I decided what to do with it!
Here is the background that I did not want to touch for fear of spoiling it!



And here is what I (eventually) did with it!


I used a typical photo of my eldest fella' ........yes...... can you tell he is a little over me and my ever present camera???
Here are the detail shots, the title is a very cool phrase by Scrap FX that I treated with embossing enamel by Stampendous.


Here is a better shot of that background that was soooo accidental, but just so right to my eye!
I am so going to do that technique again, for sure! Next time I will know what I am doing and will try and remember to either take a video or at least a few process shots. Yeh Yeh I hear you say, but I PROMISE!!



So that is about all I have for you right now everyone, I shall be back soon, I have a few projects to write up, have been terribly slack!


Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Page Just for Fun

Hello Everyone!
I am back trying to post more regularly and as I had a little play on the weekend, I had something to share. So here is my latest, just for fun layout. I have been playing with those pesky flakes again, cannot help it, I just adore the look they create.



I had this background done for a week or so and I loved it so much I did not want to mess with it until I bonded fully! 


Loads of paint, flakes and a touch of texture with a stencil and texture paste. I wanted to replicate the ripples in the water behind my niece in the background, then chose the chipboard pieces for the same reason, I just tried to get random organic shapes.


The chippies are from Scrap FX and the flakes are by Indigo Blu. I painted the background using my favourite colour combo then added the flakes in a random manner. I then dwelt on what to do next for a few days, and felt it was a little flat so went with some subtle texture paste script using a Crafters Workshop Stencil.


Once that was done the rest was easy peasy chippie alterations to blend with the background....yes got out those flakes again, seriously addicted! 


A few more paper layers, micro beads, fibres and liquid pearls and I needed to STOP!!!... before totally ruining the background I loved so much.



I really enjoyed the process of not being tied to a deadline or a challenge for a change and cleared the creative cobwebs for a bit, highly recommend just getting back to creating for the enjoyment, did me the world of good.....all ready to tackle some DT commitments again. Very soon they are all done, so I have no idea what is next, any ideas??? Anyone need a messy gal? Better get my act together and start applying to calls .....or should I just Play? Hmmm something to ponder over the next few weeks! 
Enough of a ramble, thanks for stopping by my Lovelies, see you all next time I am back here with something to share! 
Hugs

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kraft Plus April Challenge


Hi Everyone, this little creative corner is feeling a little neglected of late due to...well my laziness! Blogging just doesn't float my boat unfortunately and takes time away from getting messy, so I do apologise for not posting more regularly. 
So lets get on with what I have been up to. 
It has been one busy month with DT and Masters commitments, but I did manage to create a page for the Retro challenge at Kraft Plus. Here is the challenge, the colours are really different and I am trying to break out of my favourite colour scheme (Teal, Green & Aqua) so I was determined to give it a shot! Here is the recipe challenge, I hope I have met all the requirements!


Here is what I came up with:


In the background I had some fun with the new Scrap FX stencil, Circular Shawl. Just love it!
Made some polka dots with a Scrap FX background stamp, got the cotton in there and the touch of washi and silver. Yep think I covered all the ingredients!


The chippies are all Scrap FX and the Unique plaque thingy is a speech bubble with the little speech point cut off.
I used Stampendous embossing enamel Aged Silver with is a blend of silver, gold and black particles, when it melts it is just delish!


If you look a little closer I have used the enamel on my background combined with the Damask Flourish stamp.
  

The tags are a little old by Donna Downey and the teeny Scrap FX chipboard clip is so cute, had to use it and it was just sitting on my desk ready to go!


The butterflies are a Tim Holtz stamp set and the colours are Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays.


I have fallen in love with the Prima Doilie Die and have used it here with some glitter paper left over from a Masters Challenge.
So that is all from me I would say, see you next time!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Scrap Around the World Challenge

Hello All, 
Just getting a page done just in time for the Scrap Around the World challenge for this month, I was very taken by the colour scheme of the fabulous moodboard: 


And here is my take on it:



I tried to keep the page clean honestly! I was going for a minimal look for a change ......I like to test myself!


I have used Gelatos for the background colour with a gorgeous feather stamp from stampendous.


The little mini feathers are from Scrap FX that I have been hoarding, I painted them with gesso first then used the Gelatos as paint for the colour. I felt they were still a little flat so added some thick embossing enamel by Stampendous.


The title chippie is a newbie from Scrap FX, just love the simplicity of it!
The "Just Be..." I used an ink pad to colour then did the same technique on the feather as the minis. The YOU I used the mini alphabet by Scrap FX, it looked a little heavy/strong being flat black so I added the embossing enamel to lighten it up a little.


The splatters I made with some Izink acrylic Ink and then  doodled a little and I was done!


It was very hard to stop at that but I think I am getting a little better at knowing when to call the page done!
Thanks for stopping by and thanks Scrap Around the World for a fabulous mood board!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Shoot for the Moon!

Back again with another page created for Scrap FX using this new Phrase:
Isn't it just awesome? It really grabbed my attention as soon as I saw it!


I immediately thought of adding the stars and I tried to create the milky way in the background, using mica flakes and glitter. 



I also used the new Alphabet Stencil:

Alpha stencil
and an old favourite the Circuit board stencil in the background.


I embossed parts of the Circuit Board Stencil after using texture paste through it, it is a little hard to see here but IRL it gives a great raised, rough texture in pale blues and grey.


I simply sprayed the alphabet stencil using a dark Lindy's Stamp Gang spray this gave a great shadow effect.


The Stars are from the Seeing Stars (Scrap FX) chipboard that have been embossed with thick enamel by Stampendous.



And that is all folks, hope you all get inspired and have a totally creative week!
Take Care out there!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

"Life is ...." a little somethin' for Scrap FX!

Hi Everyone, I am a little excited over the new Scrap FX products this month and have had a load of fun playing!
There is definitely a bit of a school theme happening but I have used them in a little more "generic" way!
Anyway enough blathering here is the first Bit of fun!
  


These are the new products I have used:
The Alphabet stencil, Ruler Stamp, and the Math Matrix Chippy!
Alpha stencil         Math Matrix - Click Image to Close      Ruler stamp - Click Image to Close


There are some other bits and pieces used from the existing range too:

Word Set A Today
Word Set D Emotions
Speech Bubbles B  


Are you seeing this people? I used Pink!!!!!
The stencil created some great texture with some light molding paste, then I sprayed with the only pink spray I own from Lindy's Stamp Gang!


Once again used a whole lot of embossing enamel to make those chippies pop! 
The ruler stamp was a great addition to the background, and only had to Ink it up once.



And that is all folks! Stay tuned for the next page, may even have time to play along with a few challenges this month, any suggestions????
Thanks everyone!!