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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! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Full of Wonder!

Back with another page made for ScrapFX using the new chippies and some older stamps that I am still bonding with.....just cannot leave them alone!
Here are the new products I used in the page:
Wonder, miniFlourish 11 Swirl
 I also used the Chevron Spot stamp randomly on the background:

Chevron Spots stamps
And here is the full page:


On the background used Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays and on the chippy pieces I used embossing powders also from Lindys, just love their huge colour range!


The other stamps on the background are from Tim Holtz.


I just love how long, big and "Flowy" the new flourish is, it needs nothing more than a bit of colour to help make the photo a statement on the page. 



 I used the Spot stamp, and then drew in some lines to emulate the compass on the Tim Holtz stamp.
You can see what I mean below:


So that is all from me for today my friends,
thanks for dropping by,

Sunday, September 7, 2014

"Believe" for Scrap FX.

Hello everyone, 
I am back to share one of the layouts created for Scrap FX.
Check out what everyone is creating with here.
This months playthings were awesome, take a peek at these babies!
My layouts just had to feature each one!
Delight, mini
Wonder, mini
Believe, mini
So here is my first one:
"Believe"


I not only used the new mini word but also an old favourite, Graphic circles.
Did you notice the funky background??? That is a fab new stencil called 
Ice Shards:
Ice Shards stencil - Click Image to Close
The background was created using plasterers joint compound (I have claimed a big bucket all my own from the garage) and the stencil. Once it was dry I then had fun spraying with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays and stamping with gay abandon with no idea what the end result would be.


If you look closely you can also see I have used the chevron spots stamps too! If you hurry, you can still head to the ScrapFX FB page to enter the giveaway to get yourself a set of these to play with!


Used up some papers in my stash to cut large triangular shards to mimic the stencil.


The circles were embossed roughly with Embossing powder then I sprayed with one of the colours in the background so that the composition was cohesive.


The title was gessoed, sprayed then I added a smidgen of embossing powder to tie it in with the embellishments. 

 So that is about it for me for today, 
come on back for more a little later!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lindy's Stamp Gang August Challenge.

Yay! I had some time this month to play around with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Colour Challenge! I did not have all the official colours but I think the ones I used are near enough to the set. So here is the colour inspiration and here is where you can find the details:
 http://blog.lindystampgang.com/color-challenge-info/:


Here is my page featuring my niece:


The colours I used from my extensive Lindy's Collection Are:

Here are a few details:


That awesome butterfly is a stamp by Stampin'Up!
I have stamped the image on some old book paper.



The teeny hearts are chipboard cuties from Scrap FX as are the Alphabet used in the title and the flourish.


I used foam stamps (also from ScrapFX) to create the background.


Well that's about it from me for now, thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

More Scrap FX Love!


Ok this is another share of Scrap FX goodies. This is my favourite for this month! I used a fabulous jigsaw heart and one of the new wordlets as a title:


Jigsaw Heart largeA beautiful moment

This chippie comes in 2 sizes and all the inside jigsaw pieces come out to make a frame, or you can leave them in for an interesting patterned heart. I have used the large one on this page:


The photo was taken during the summer as we celebrated my Dads birthday at a beautiful winery. I could not have planned the photo any better, they all coordinated beautifully in blue without my input!!


 I traced a rough outside heart with the ink from the bottles of Lindys that I planned to use to colour the heart.



After painting the heart chippie with Gesso, I sprayed with the spray colours, then after drying used a Tim Holtz Stamp and embossing powder to add the texture.
You can see it better here:


After embossing the Title, the rest was pretty simple, throw a few sequins at it and some embossed  chippy circles that I picked up form somewhere.... I tend to keep everything!


Just a few more details for you:




So that is about it from me for this post, 
hope you all have a wonderful week ahead, 

Monday, August 4, 2014

More Hearts!

Back again, sharing what I have been playing with from 
Scrap FX:

100% LoveableLots of Love

These chippies are fab!! And they combine so well with this awesome foam stamp:

Heart Spangles stamp

The hearts in the chippie are a similar shape to the stamp, so of course I had to use them together in this layout featuring my furbaby, Shyloh!


I applied metallic paint in Gold and Bronze to a roughly gessoed background, but the photo does not really show it terribly well, so you will have to use your imagination! 



I used the stamp with Stampendous embossing powder over the top of the paint to make the hearts pop.


I also embossed the chipboard teeny hearts and Wordlet to tie it all together. I just love the Titles that ScrapFX come up with, they are all so different and help out when you are stuck for ideas!



I used a few scrap pieces of patterned paper under the photo and dragged out an old punch I had forgotten all about, don't you love finding things deep down in your stash that are just perfect!


So that is the story of the page, oh and the doily is a new Prima die, very girly for me really but I just had to have it!!
So a few more detail shots for you:





And there you have it, I am done till next time, yes I still have more to catch up on so stay tuned!
Hugs,