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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! 

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:

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!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lots of Love at Scrap FX!

Hi everyone time certainly has got away from me this month, I have lots to catch up on. First a LO I created for Scrap FX using new heart puzzle pieces.

Two Hearts puzzle small

They are so cute and come in 2 sizes. I have used the small one here and pulled it apart, yes it does work as a real live puzzle!
The teeny pieces are just perfect to add as embellishments, I have used some embossing powder on them to make them stand out and look like they have come out of the hearts.

The hearts I have covered with the Tim Holtz printed tissue, dropped some ink haphazardly then embossed the edges.

My Title is a mixture of Alphabets, never seem to have enough letters in the one set!! GRR!!
But mixing the letters works well to emphasise a word.

I have embossed the letters then sprayed the ink so that it ties in with the page.

The alphabets I used are from Scrap FX, Bag of Letters mini:

Bag of Letters mini
And my fave, Lanky:

Lanky Alpha, lower case
So that is it for today, stay tuned I have more projects to come using the fab new releases from 
Scrap FX!
Hugs to all 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Scrap FX New Releases.

It is that time of the month where I reveal what I have been playing with over the last few weeks for Scrap FX. There is a theme happening with these latest products as you will see, the LO's are using some very masculine bits and pieces. 
Yes, very car oriented, I have to say they did challenge me a bit as I generally don't do these sort of pages. Still not too sure I like what I ended up with, but that is not the fault of the embellishments more to do with my creative BLOCK!
Without further ado here they are:

In this one I have used the new spark plugs, and gear stamps in the background:
 Spark PlugsGear Stamps
also the new overlays:

Car Transparency

 Also used some old faves, the Typewriter Alphas, Mini Cogs and Cogs.

The spark plugs are just painted up with some Mica paint and then I aged them by adding some black ink. I was going for the totally grungy dirty look!

I treated the alphas with some aged gold thick embossing powder and to add some depth to the main word of the title placed the overlay underneath.

I used the foam gear stamps pressed into molding paste to create the textured background.

Lots of layers with some highlights done with coloured pencils.
Finished it all off with some dots of liquid pearls and random embossing to make the title standout a little more.

The next LO I went for a simpler (it started out that way) look using the cute embellishments below:
Petrol Pump Frame and embellishmentsDriver Kit

I just treated all the chippies with ink and for the finer details used a marker. Used a Scrap FX tag for a little bit of journalling.

I really liked the key that you can easily personalise with handwriting or stickers.

The title was made using the Lanky (RED) and Playground Alphas. The RED is just some ink then I coated the letters with dimensional magic. The other letters I just used black paint.

And finally the whole page:

Still not sure I achieved what I wanted with these LO's  but I guess you cannot love everything you do ...or can you??? I think I am my own worst critic, as we all are!! 
 That is all for now, this post is long enough! I will be back with 1 last LO with these new releases a little later! 
Thanks so much for dropping by and big hugs to all!!