Monday, March 25, 2013

Scrap Friends Sketch 11

Hi all!  I had a great weekend of creating just in time to do the sketch challenge over at Scrap Friends for March Phew!

 Used the latest Scrap FX scribble line..... awesome!! There is also some teal washi tape from Sawyers place there too!

Love all their sketches, highly recommend them for a creativity kick start!
Will be back soon with their next sketch for April too!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

More Mess!!

A quick update on my creations since doing Finnabairs classes.... looks like I am hooked on this style for a bit, which is a good thing as I am using up all my bits and pieces in my stash!
Here is the page I did during her class:

And here is the very next page I did,..... a boy version!!

This style is soo much fun! It certainly suits my need to get in there and be messy, you should see all the awful clutter of bits that I dragged out to do this! 


There you have it lots of clusters of "Stuff" all grunged up together to form a colour scheme that is all Boy!
Thanks for dropping in, hope to see you again soon! Hugs

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I'm Inspired

Just thought I would share some fun I have been having with the one the only Finnabair!!!!! I took advantage of the fact she was touring Australia and signed up for 3 of her classes. I was as happy as a pig in pooh!!! I got so dirty inky and gluey(is that even a word???) and loved every minute of the experience. She was a wonderful inspiration and teacher, I was awestruck at first and a little shy as I have been admiring her work for so long, but she made everyone feel welcome as she let us loose on all her new products!!!

Here is what I came up with in my creative frenzy!!
This is the back of a canvas, just loved doing this one!

What do you think of my winged rocking horse?


This is the front cover of an art journal. So much paint on this one!!

And this is the back cover: 

I also did a LO but have not taken a good photo of it as yet so I will save that till later! Just could not contain my excitement so I just had to show and tell!!!!
Of to play some more!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

CSI Challenge #61

Hi all,
I was cruising around the web for a little inspiration when I stumbled upon CSI. Has anyone else had a go at their challenges? Well I hadn't as I found it a bit of a brain strain with all the requirements, ..... my creative process is just not that organized!!!!
However, I fell in love with the colour scheme and just had to have a go. So after reading through, and working out how to actually enter (it is set up more like a forum rather than just using links) it really was not that hard once I got my head round it. Why not give it a go yourselves.

This is what they give you as prompts, very cool way of doing things:

Here is what I came up with......This is a Girlie page! 
I know very rare around these parts!!!! 
The sweet girls are my nieces with their beloved dogs. Such a special photo as one of those precious dogs Melba is no longer with us.

As I said I loved the colours and I so wanted to use some of the new releases from Scrap FX. That totally retro flower is loads of fun to play with and the stencil has so many bits to isolate, love that sort of versatility.

For the background I used texture paste to pick out the "bits" of the stencil I wanted to use. Then sprayed randomly (as always). That was not enough for me, so after it was all dry (well almost, very impatient) I grabbed the stencil again and sprayed in some flowers over the top of the paste areas, finally I was satisfied!

I treated the chippies with my favorite technique at the moment.... embossing. I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Powders.... you cannot beat them! 
I have mixed the golds with some bronze to create a bit of depth, and the shine on those gold powders?!! Wow... look amazing. 
( I loved them so much I went & placed another order with them,... bad girl!!!) 

 Then I just layered up and embellished with the usual suspects for me lately, Liquid Pearls, confetti, Stamps and punches.
I have to say I had a heap of fun completing the challenge. I did not think I would, so I think I highly recommend it. So if you need a little inspiration, take a visit and see what you think.
What challenge sites does everyone else do? I am in the mood to push myself out of my comfort zone. Would love to hear some feedback, but be warned Pink and Purple are my Kryptonite, that is just going too far!!! LOL
Thanks for visiting, Hugs,