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,


 

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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,

 

Mixed Media Printed Cardboard Wall Art

Today I’m very excited to share with you my mixed media wall art featuring Canvas Corp’s gorgeous new range of Printed Cardboard. I’ve added lashings of mixed media with Tattered Angels paints and 7gypsie’s Architextures collection, bringing the photo to life.

“LOVE Mixed Media Wall Art”

Materials used:
Canvas Corp:
Water Circles Printed Cardboard
Triangle Burlap Shape
Dark Blue Burlap Fringe
Canvas Garland
Kraft Ticking Canvas Fringe
Black Hank Hemp Rope
Cream Hank Braided Rope
Natural Hank Rope
Natural Twisted Hemp Rope
Architextures:
Tarnished Silver Mirror Treasures
Buttons Findings
Vintage Bunting Paper
Build Parchment Rub-Ons
Enjoy Stash Paque
7gypsies Assorted Lace Trimmings
Tattered Angels:
Chalkboard Mists: Admiral, Alaskan Salmon
Glimmer Mists: Pearl, Red Tipped Rose, Abominable Snowman, Kiwi, Vanilla Breeze, Sun Sisters, Crushed Shells

Canvas Corp 12×12 screen printed cardboard line is one of the hand-screen printed gems we have in store for you. Each of the sheets is manually placed into the screen printing machine, the screen is lowered onto it and black printing ink is manually distributed all over it to make sure that it goes through the screen evenly.

For the full post, please visit Canvas Corp Brands’ Creative Studio blog HERE.  It was so fun creating with the fabulous screen printed cardboards.  Check out the 12 different designs at the Canvas Corp online shop.  You won’t be disappointed!

Cheers,


Simply Wonderful – Bubble Fun Layout

Today I’d like to show you the fun versatility of Bella’s Glittered Cardstock.  I paired them with the gorgeous Memories Mini Theme collection for a bubble fun mixed media layout.

“Bubble Fun”

Bella materials: Memory Lane Paper, Memorie Die Cut Pack, Glittered Cardstock (Chestnut; Watermelon; Powder; White), White Bella Florals, Black Bella Florals, Ruby Rock-It Silver Glitter

First I added some paints on top of the Memory Lane paper.  I then added some punched circles from different shaded of Bella’s Glittered Cardstock.

I then added a cluster of Bella Florals by the photo, then spritz some color on them and around the layout.

I’ve cut out the title from the same Memories Mini Theme collection.  The cute little silver foiled bee that I added on the cluster is from the collection’s Die Cut Pack.

I’ve punched some itty bitty circles from my good ol’ puncher from the White Glittered Cardstock and added these around the page.  I then added more texture throughout and some last sprinkling of Ruby Rock-It Silver Glitter.

I love how this layout captures the fun moment my daughter had, catching lots of bubbles.  Just one of her many favourite past times, and she always shows and reminds me to enjoy the little things.

Thanks for popping in and I hope I’ve inspired you to create with Bella’s great array of Glittered Cardstock.  You can check them all out here.

Cheers,

 

 

 

Proud Mom

Hi there.  Today I’m sharing a layout which is very special to me, and it is also inspired by More Than Words’ May Challenge “Mother & Flowers”:

And Scrap The Girls’ May Mothers Challenge:

This layout shows how very proud I am to be a mom to my two gorgeous girls.  I cannot imagine life without my angels, and how very blessed we are to have our family.

“Proud Mom”

Of course I added lots of flowers inspired by this month’s challenge.  I also love the quote: “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine and man cannot live without love”.  Having each other gives us love and sunshine, and blossom as a family.  Also, if you look closely I added some Pohutukawa flower die cuts, representing home.

 

I used my Scrapmatts goodies for the stencil and chipboards.

Scrapmatts chipboards: Floral Spray (CB5052), Black Scrap Words 05 (CB1197), Leaves (CB1115), Black Scrap Words 32 (CB6113), Leaf Spray (CB5166)

Scrapmatts Stencil: Squares (ST5020)

 

All papers are from 13Arts’ Aura Rosa collection.  The mediums and paints are from 13Arts, Tattered Angels, and Tim Holtz.  It was a delight working with them all.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you’re having a great weekend.  Thanks to More Than Words’ and Scrap The Girls’ fab challenges and inspirations.  It’s nice to play along again. 🙂

Cheers,


Better Together – Pretty In Pink

Spring is in full bloom in the Northern Hemisphere and this has inspired me to create a layout filled with Pink Bella Florals.  I paired these pretties with the New York paper collection.  Here’s my pretty in pink page:

“Better Together”

Bella materials: New York Papers (Flourish, Together, Sweethearts); Pink Florals; Black Corrugated Cardstock; Black Heart Stickers

The cute little white hearts and alpha title came from the White and Black Fundamentals Alphabet Sticker Sheet Set.

I’ve cut out some gorgeous hearts from the Sweetheart Paper.  The hardest part was choosing which hearts to add to the layout.

Behind the photo are layers of Bella’s Black Corrugated Paper and Together Paper.

The photo is nested with a layer of pretty pink Bella Florals.

Some Black Bella Heart Stickers are then added throughout the page for extra touches of hearts.

I really love this photo of my girls.  Check out my little one’s biscuit, while she nibbles on it in a cute little basket.  Her older sister thinks it’s so funny, her face and pose says it all! They really are better together.

Thanks for popping and I hope you enjoyed my post today.  It sure was fun creating this page.  For more Bella and Fundamentals, click here.

Cheers,

 

Dads Are Awesome – “Movember” Challenge

Another month means another awesome Canvas Corp Brands Challenge at The Creative Studio, and November is all about the men in our lives with our “Movember” Challenge:

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Think men, cars, rust, transportation, etc.

Here are the challenge guidelines:

Type of project: Create, decorate, sew or paint – release your imagination and be creative!

Colors: Use any colors that appeal to you

Last day to enter: December 5

Canvas Corp Brands Products: We would love for you to use products from any of our brands – Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp or 7gypsies, but not required to enter to win.  If you use any of our products – be sure to mention them when you write about your project. #7gypsies #tatteredangels #canvascorp.

Social Media – If you are posting the project on your blog, Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram, please tag us so we can like your project and give you a shout out.  Please also join us in our new Facebook Group – The Canvas Corp Brands Collective – where we would love to see your submission and you can see what everyone else is up to.  Just jump over to Facebook and ask to join today.

Sharing – If you know anyone who would love to be a part of this challenge, please help us by sharing this blog post or any of the posts you see on our social media.

How to Enter – If would like to enter but have never entered a creative contest before or have not entered one with CCB, it is so easy.  Just create your project, take photos and post it on your Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram. Once you post you can link to this blog post so we can see your project or you can submit it by emailing us the link to your project.  We know this can be a bit confusing, no worries we are here to help and if you don’t have a blog, no worries, post on your favorite social media site or send us an email and you will be eligible to win.  See below for more details on how to link up your post.  All submissions must have #ccbmovember somewhere to be considered.

Here’s the masculine layout I created for our Movember Challenge:

“Dads Are Awesome”

Dads Are Awesome

Canvas Corp Materials: Black & Ivory Plaid Paper, Cameras on Ivory Paper, Hoot Mixed Media Origins Paper, Chocolate E-Flute Paper, Burlap Sheets (Natural; Dark Blue; Grey; Cappuccino), Sisal Rope, Natural Jute Cord

Tattered Angels Paints: Cowboy Glimmer Glaze, Glimmer Mists (Graphite; Juniper; Tattered Leather; It’s Brown), Chalkboard Mists (Splash; Admiral; Monolith)

What caught my eye from the mood board straight away is the triangle on the middle right image, the shades of the top left image, the rusty feel/effect, and of course the word “man”.  I love taking on masculine projects as I don’t create them that often.

I’ve given the triangles chipboard a good coat of Cowboy Glimmer Glaze to complement the chocolate color of the E-Flute paper.  For the chains chipboard, I simply shaded them with the Monolith Chalkboard Mist and It’s Brown and Graphite Glimmer Mists.

Canvas Corp has an amazing range of Burlap Sheets and I just love adding them to my projects.  The dark blue, grey, and different brown burlap sheets added some texture and pops of masculine colors to the page.  The splatter, graffiti like print of the Hoot Mixed Media Origins paper is the perfect layering addition to this masculine page.

I painted and traced some rusty colored triangles with a combination of Tattered Angels paints as mentioned on the materials list, which gave the page a fun rusty background.

Check out the amazing prize pack for the lucky winner:

For more eye candy and inspiration from the creative crew, click here.  We can’t wait to see your beautiful entries.  You can simply link it up here.

Happy creating 🙂 .

Cheers,

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