Think Pink Panel

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and this has inspired me to create a pink project with Ruby Rock It’s fab Bolt collection and Ranger’s Distress Inkpads.

Ruby Rock-It Materials: Bolt Papers (Patterns, Floral, Myriad); Clear Stamp Set, Chipboard Buttons

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke

I connected 3 wooden panels together and then added a lick of white paint.  Once dry, I the then added some strips of Pattern Paper on the panels.

I added some stitch stamping on the painted wooden panels with the versatile Bolt Clear Stamp Set.  I then applied and blended Ranger’s Distress Inkpads Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, and Weathered Wood with a Foam Applicator on the panels.

I’ve fussy cut some strips from the Myriad paper and layered these on top of the Pattern Paper.  I then  fussy cut some pretty flowers from the Floral Paper and added these to the cluster amongst a couple of Bolt Chipboard Buttons.

So there’s my Think Pink Panel Display.  It’s now ready to be displayed in a sewing/quilting room for an extra touch of pretty!  Will this month’s Breast Cancer Awareness month inspire you?  I sure did.

Check out the full range of Ruby Rock-It’s Bolt collection HERE.  All Ranger Mini Distress Inkpad Sets, Applicators and Accessories are available to purchase at a store near you.

Cheers,

 

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Stained Love Card

It’s time to share another Ranger Distress Ink creation alongside Ruby Rock-It Brands, and I’m excited to share with you my stained card using brown Distress color palette together with Franchville Basic Cardstock.

Ruby Rock-It materials: Franchville Basic Card Set, Faded Empire Clear Stamp Set, Bella Fabric Trim, Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneer, Fundamentals Bitty Bows

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain

I used 2 Kraft cardstocks from the Franchville Basic Card and Envelope Set.  One is for the base of the card, and the other punched into strips and layered on top of each other using my trusty Martha Stewart border punch.  I then blended the Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inkpads with the Ranger Applicator on the edges of the lacy borders.

I stamped the gorgeous bird banner from the Faded Empire clear stamp set twice for a subtle shadow effect, using the Walnut Stain Distress Inkpad.  I then added the Love sentiment on top of this stamped image by stamping the Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneer with the same inkpad.

I then roughly cut some Bella Fabric Trim into smaller strips and shaded them with the Antique Linen and Walnut Stain inkpads.  I did the same process with the Fundamentals Bitty Bow, giving it a lighter application.

Some more blending of the Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain inkpads are added around the card for definition, and it’s all done.  I just love the distress stained look on kraft, with a pretty bitty bow on top.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my stained love kraft card.  You can purchase Ruby Rock-It Brands and Ranger’s Distress Inkpad range at a Spotlight store near you.

Cheers,

 

Rooster’s Crow – A Textured Tag

As promised, I’m back with my next destination project for ITAC 2017…The Americas:

Here is the Americas Moodboard:

It should have one of the following elements:

  • Something transparent or sharp, like ice

  • A large format feature, XXL size

  • Shades of green

  • One or more elements inspired by music and/or Samba

  • Decorations made of feathers, metal, leather

Here’s my metallic textured tag:

“Rooster’s Crow”

My main inspiration from the board are the gorgeous shades of green, feathers, and sharp pointy edges.

The elements on the tag are: something sharp, shades of green, feathers, and metals.

I’ve added 13Arts’ Silver Mica Flakes for a subtle shaved icy look and texture and the Shimmer Green Pearl Pigment for a shiny icy green finish on the tag.

The colors and the pointy surrounds of the rooster has some similarities to USA’s Statue of Liberty, as inspired by the challenge

And that’s my Rooster’s Crow metallic textured tag.  Thanks for popping in and I hope you’ve enjoyed todays post.

Check out the International Tournament of Art and Craft 2017 HERE to find out more about the challenges and loads of creative inspiration from the amazing team.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Cheers,


 

 

Aroha, Ahua – A Nature Banner

Hi there.  Today I’m sharing a nature banner which is inspired by ITAC 2017’s Oceania challenge:

It should include one of the following elements:

  • Patterns inspired by traditional symbols (Maori tattoos, Dots/dashes of aboriginal Arts…)

  • Think Monochromatic black and white or think colors of the Earth.

  • Some sort of organic or natural material(s) (earth, stone, bone, bark, wood, fibres…)

  • Shapes inspired by traditional or indigenous art

Here’s my interpretation:

“Aroha, Ahua Banner”

I was inspired by many things from the Oceania moodboard…the brown and earthy tones, the green leaves, the Maori influence and the hearts.  Aroha and Ahua are Maori words, Aroha=Love, Ahua=Nature.  This banner is for the love of nature.

My elements are colors of the earth, organic materials, and hints of black and white.  I love how the deep browns marry the lush bright greens, along with some hay and natural fibers.

I’ve used the leaves here in three different ways. First as a stencil, second as a stamp, and third by its delicate self.

I’ve layered some earthy colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer and Chalkboard Mists on the layers of the banner.

I’ve fussy cut some black and white butterfly and bird the add to the clusters of the banner.

An assortment of earthy and black and white clothespin colors are added to help hold the banner in place.

I really enjoyed creating this project and thanks to the creative and inspiring team of the International Tournament of Art and Craft 2017.

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Check out their amazing inspirations  and more about the challenges HERE.

I’ll be back soon for another creative destination.

Cheers,


 

Fun Times Together

Hi there.  Today I’m sharing an Asian inspired layout for ITAC (International Tournament of Art and Craft) 2017.  I love the rich colors and flowers of the orient, and I want these to convey in my layout.

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Here is the Asia Challenge Board:

It should include at least one of the following elements

· Motifs inspired by mandalas

· Geometric shapes

· Tiles – ceramic, pantiles, glazed tiles, or their designs…

· Asiatic flowers, such as cherry blossom, chrysanthemum, orchids, lotus, Frangipani, lilies, hibiscus etc..

· Calligraphy or handwriting

· Fabric, faded or dyed

· Powdered pigments

I was inspired by the rich colors of the board and the flower.  My elements are geometric shapes, faded fabric, and powdered pigments.

Here’s my layout:

“Fun Times Together”

These Japanase kimonos (and ninja outfit) is gifted by family straight from her travels in Japan.  I love the beautiful oriental flowers, patterns and colors on them.

I’ve used some layers of faded fabric and splashes of 13Arts’ Rainbow Color Duo Powder (Navy Blue, Lilac), amongst other yummy 13Arts’ products:

Ayeeda Inks (Turquoise Glitter, Pink Glitter), Warm Gold Pearl Pigment, Glass Beads, Silver Glitter, Clear Gesso

I stamped and stencilled some geometric touches to the background, inspired by the red oriental shade and floral patterns.

I really love this photo of my girls, niece, and nephew altogether.  They have so much fun together and it’s so good to see.

I had fun creating this page and I hope you enjoyed my post today.  You can learn more about this exciting Asia challenge and be very inspired by ITAC 2017 — HERE.

I’ll be back to another art destination soon.

Cheers,


 

Fly, Be Fearless

Ruby Rock-It Brands and Ranger have teamed up to share some creative projects for the next couple of months.  Ranger has brought out a line of Mini Distress Ink Pad Sets, and today I’m sharing a mixed media layout with the Rusty Hinge, Victorian Velvet, Broken China, and Gathered Twigs set with the Mini Ink Blending Applicators.

I started with a plain white cardstock and came up with a fun, grungy, and rusty mixed media page, featuring my youngest daughter.  Check her out…she always encourages me to fly, spread my wings, and be fearless!

“Fly, Be Fearless”

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Borderlines Bling, Blue Butterflies Bling, Gold Florals, Blue Florals, Pink Corrugated Cardstock, Raw & Rustic Clear Stamp Set, Faded Empire Clear Stamp Set, Bolt Clear Stamp Set, White Lettering On Kraft Alpha Sticker Set, Gelato Butterflies

First, I applied the Broken China and Gathered Twigs through some Scrapmatts Hexagon Stencil with the Ink Blending Applicator around the photo.  I then added some stamping with the Victorian Velvet, Rusty Hinge, and Gathered Twigs around the page.

The versatile Bella Borderlines Bling are then added for touches of texture and Bling around the page.  Some more texture has been added on top of these and some splattering of the Broken China and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

A cluster of Gold and Blue Bella Florals are then added beside the photo, along with some Fundamentals Gelato Butterflies and Kraft Alpha Stickers.  I also used these Alpha Stickers as a stencil, inked with the Victorian Velvet using the Ink Blending Tool/Applicator.  The Scrapmatts Hexagon Chipboards are inked with the Rusty Hinge.

The edges of the page are then inked with Victorian Velvet, Rusty Hinge, and Gathered Twigs using the Ink Blending Tool.  It’s finished off with the addition of drops, gold glitter, and a Blue Bella Butterfly Bling.

This layout is inspired by More Than Words’ September Fearless & Grunge Challenge:

Oh how fun it was to create this fearless rusty grungy page! Thanks for popping in and I’ll be back for more Ranger Distress Ink-spiration soon.

Cheers,

 

Mata Hari Inspired Mixed Media Artboard

It’s time to reveal Canvas Corp Brands’ September Challenge which is inspired by the Mata Hari:

MATA HARI……Spy or not? This intriguing woman of Dutch origin remains a mystery. However, THIS October it will be exactly 100 years ago she was executed. Rightfully so? Maybe we will find out after all these years. Her oriental style, costumes, elaborate jewelry… Plenty to inspire you to create something about this woman and help us celebrate her throughout September.

Rules:

To enter this challenge you need to link up your entry  Blog post, or post on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest (link to the actual project – not the whole page) by using the linkytool at The Creative Studio HERE. You have until the end of October 5 to submit your project!  All submissions must have #ccbchallenge somewhere to be considered. One entry per person allowed.

We will invite the winner of the challenges to be our Guest Designer in November. This means that they will get a box filled with goodies from all 3 Canvas Corp Brands to play with.

Here’s my interpratation of the Mata Hari challenge:

“Architextures Mixed Media Artboard”

The Mata Hari in my eyes is every bit artistic, especially her style and the way she carries herself. These aspects have inspired me to create a mixed media Artboard with 7gypsies’ Architextures range. Touches of jewels, sparkle and golden shine adorn the artboard, much like the Mata Hari. Her statuesque presence is also the inspiration with the Weathered Statue which is the focal point of this piece.

For the instructions and full materials list of this Artboard, please head to the Creative Studio’s blog post HERE.

It is also inspired by ITAC 2017 Europe Challenge:

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My European challenge elements are:

  • Letters

  • A Face

  • Ribbon/string

  • Textures – take inspiration from history from ancient civilisations to the fall of the Berlin Wall

  • Something both vintage and modern

 

We cannot wait to see all your beautiful Mata Hari inspired creations.  Simply link them up HERE and be in to win an amazing prize pack and a guest design spot next month.

I really enjoyed creating this Artboard and I’ll be back for more creations soon.

Cheers,