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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, June 20, 2015

Lindys Stamp Gang June Challenge

Hello All, I am back yo share the LO I created for the challenge over at Lindy's Stamp Gang.
Here is the colour scheme:

I have used 4 colours in my page:

So here is my page featuring my gorgeous niece:

I have used a Scrap FX wordlet for the title.

I coated the title chippie with gesso then painted it with the teal spray and the plaque element with Viva  Decor gold paint.

Love how the spray ended up drying unevenly rather than solid teal colour....a total accident by the way!

I cut the flourish in half to add to the title, I tried to get the look of swirling waves to give that "By the Sea" feeling.

The background has so many layers, tissue, Gesso, stamping, Golden Molding Paste, Sprays and my favourite, Stampendous Embossing Enamel!

The flourish was also treated with the embossing enamel, I used Gesso to adhere the powder as I wanted a lumpy textured finish.

So that is about it for me, 
bye for now,
hugs to all!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My Pet Page

Hi all, 
I am back to share a page I did a while back for a scrap your pet competition for the Brisbane Expo.
I love scrapping pets, they are, after all, a big part of our family!
So here is the page:

Plenty of texture and Scrap FX goodies!
 Had to use my new Finnabair stamp set, just love those hearts!


I painted the title and little word chipboard in a grey colour before using embossing enamel randomly to create a worn out aged look.

Can you spot the paw prints stencil (from ScrapFX) I used with Prima Finnabair crackle medium? I used some of the ink in the cracks to make them pop.

I used glitter paper to make the die cut underneath the photo.

 The heart string chippie is my new fave and comes up a treat with embossing enamel and frames the photo perfectly.

And that is it for me, more to come shortly....yes I have been busy!!!

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! 

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!