Saturday, November 7, 2015

Work for Scrap FX.

Hi All,
I was just about to write up a new post when I realised I forgot to show you a few bits and pieces from last month that I created for Scrap FX.
Soooo I guess I had better do a catch up post!
 First is a LO I did using that awesome Blooming Feather Scrap FX released last month!

I have used Black as the background once again, just love how dramatic it makes the page!

I have also used the Fireworks Stencil with Glitter paste in the background, I love the combination of pattern in this stencil.

I cut the Butterfly Circle Frame chippy and saved the butterflies for later, I just love the frame part as it did not fight for attention with the feather, it just WORKED!

The feather was painted then I used a stamp roughly for a random impression then added embossing powder for a little dimension.

After the splashing colour around then adding some scrap layers the page was "full on" but done!
So that is it, I have a fair bit of catching up to do so stay tuned!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Challenge page done!

Hi All, Got creative time just in time to enter a challenge or 2!
Here is my latest work inspired by the moodboard at Scrap Around the World, love that rainbow theme and those hearts soooooo inspired!
Here is the moodboard, how could you not play along?

Once I had finished I realised I hda used the colours from Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge this month too so what the Hey why not enter in both challenges?
Here are the colours for Lindys:

And finally here is my page:

I used these colours from the new Lindy's  collection "Drop Dead Diva" by Limor Webber. They are just so vibrantly awesome and very opaque, Love 'em!
I used the sprays:
And the corresponding matching embossing powder set: can be found here.

I also used the most amazing white embossing powder that is truly the most opaque I have used, on the title and little is AWESOME!
It is from the Neon Graffiti Set  and is called 

 I had a play with the new releases by Scrap FX all hearts to adore!

This piece is called Heart Scrawl, it is a new fave!

Look at how awesome it looks with the embossing powder! 
The little hearts are from the Lots Of Love Set, they look so cute on my teeny bird Die Cuts.

The background was done using the new stencil Hearts Divine by Scrap Fx, and divine it truly is! I haven't finished playing with that one yet!

So that is all from me for now, happy scrapping everyone!!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Paperdvizhnik Sketch No:64

Hello all, I am back to share a bit of fun I've had using sketch No: 64 over at Paperdvizhnik Challenge site,you can find the sketch and rules here if you want to join in. 
I just loved the sketch:

I was so inspired after taking a wonderful class last weekend with the simply fabulous Louise Nelson, can you tell I channelled my inner Louise?  

My niece featured once again just love her hamming it up for the camera!

I have continued with my dark background, just love watching the photo pop!

I used a piece of lace as a stencil yet again with some light molding paste. I wanted to start with a  soft pattern in the background.

Once that was dry I splashed a bit of colour around very randomly. I wanted to keep in simple and minimal...yes I know it isn't minimal by some standards but it is for me!!!

I was then a little heavy handed with some gold and green micro beads!

I have used one of my favourite chippy pieces from Scrap FX at the moment...the blooming easy to customise and make your own!

Lastly added the photo and added some white splashes and the page was done.....walk away from the page Michelle....that was my mantra! I am trying to simplify my style a little at the moment, I am sure I will get better at knowing when to stop playing! 
I loved trying a new style, and this one was fun and quick! Only took an hour....unheard of for me! Thanks so much to the lovely Louise and Paperdvizhnik for the inspiration!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

September Kraft Plus Challenge

Hey There, 
back again with another challenge completed, this time for Kraft Plus
This month was a great sketch featuring a lot of triangle action. 
So I thought I would give it a crack!

The whole reason I do challenges is to push myself out of my comfort zone and triangles really do my head in, I just don't find them easy to work with. So this challenge really pushed me.
Here is my take on that sketch, my boy dressed to impress for his very last school formal:

I used the Tricky Triangle chippie by Scrap FX, they fit the bill perfectly and made the challenge come together so quickly. All I did with most of them was add a coat of gesso then spray with a few Lindys Stamp Gang colours.

I embossed the background then added some colour with my old but new favourite plaything Dye Na Flow ink, just love the watercolour feel it creates, but stays put after heating, so you can layer to your hearts content.

The papers are by Basic Grey, an old favourite line, Persimmon.
Well thats it for me, till next time, happy creating,

Friday, September 25, 2015

SATW September Challenge

Hi All, 
Back with a quick share, my take on the September Challenge at Scrap Around the World.   
The Mood Board was just so inspiring I could not wait to create something just a little outside my comfort zone....soft, girly and pretty.
Here is the board:

Just so gorgeously vintage!
So here is my take using an old photo of my gorgeous niece!

I was inspired by the vintage feel of the board so changed the photo to sepia, I felt it worked better with my colour scheme. 
This is my attempt at using flowers!!! As I do not have a wide range (actually very few) I made the flowers from some fabric scraps....I think I need to practice the art of clustering, this took me forever to be happy with it!
I so admire those that are cluster and flower artists!

I used a new Scrap FX stencil, "Single Damask" in the background, that is just perfect for the shabby look I was going for. I used Finnabair's Crackle Paste through the stencil and can I just say it is the most effective crackle paste I have tried, and believe me I have tried a few out, (actually ALOT). So it will now be my go to product for fabulous cracks!!
The colours I chose from my Lindy's Sprays.

Of course there is also a few chippies that make up this page, all from Scrap FX.
I used lots of embossing powders from Lindy's Stamp Gang and Stampendous.
So that is about all from me today!
Take care 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

My Second Art Journal Video

Hello Everyone!
Well as promised I have done another process video for you all!
I hope you find it inspiring and a little better than my first attempt.
Here is the page I created:

And a few close up shots:

 I had fun using the new Botanical Stencil from Scrap FX.

And so without further ado here is the video:

Materials List:
Old Telephone book pages
Collage Puage
Baby Wipes
Acrylic Paint
Botanical & Words of Wisdom Stencils By Scrap FX
Metallic Paint By Viva Decor
Impasto Medium (Mont Marte)
Black Gesso
Stamps by Finnabair & Kaisercraft
Stazon Black Ink
Sharpie Paint Marker
Glue Stick

Thanks so much everyone, until next time, do more of what makes you Happy! 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Choose Happiness

Hi all! 
Back to share a page I did a while ago but forgot to share!
I created this page using the tin foil and black Gesso technique I have used before to create the background.

After applying the foil over some texture created with tape etc, I painted a coat of black Gesso. Once dry, I sanded off (using a sanding block) the gesso in random spots to reveal the texture.

I then applied white Gesso both with a stencil and a brush. Once that was dry I splashed around Lindy's Starburst Sprays to add the colour!
The chipboard from Scrap FX was treated with embossing enamel from Stampendous, then I layered the papers from Kaiser, added some micro beads and thread.

So there you have it! 
I am loving using black as a creates a very dramatic look.
Thanks for dropping by!