His & Hers

Let’s take a moment to honor the ANZAC soldiers who fought for our freedom.  They are heroes that will forever resonate and leave a mark of fortitude and honor.  ‘Lest we forget.

Today I’m sharing a mini mixed media printer’s tray with Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils, mixed with 13Arts’ His & Hers paper collection and mediums.

“His & Hers”

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Mini Rectangle Tray (CB6114), Ornate Frames (CB4069), Assorted Words (CB6115), Butterflies (CB1028)

Scrapmatts Stencil: Bubbles (ST5001)

I’m very fortunate to have worked with the amazing Aida Domisiewicz during Autumn Escape 2017.  She is the sweetest and loveliest artist I’ve met and I’m in awe with her work and 13Arts products.  I got her His & Hers collection and a variety of her media on my hot hands and incorporated them all on the printer’s tray.

13Arts materials: United Forever Paper, Multi Medium, White Gesso, Modelling Paste, Lilac Rainbow Color Duo, White Splash Ink, Pink Glitter Splash Ink, Gold Glitter Splash Ink, Warm Gold Shiny Powder, D5 Glass Spheres, D3 Glass Spheres, Silver Mica Flakes, Silver Glitter

I’ll do another post very soon with all the excitement and photos of Autumn Escape 2017.  It really was Autumn Escape’s best yet and I reckon it will be very hard to top this one off.

I couldn’t help but create straight away as soon as I got a set of delicious 13Arts products.  I had such a blast making this mini tray from start to finish and I hope you enjoyed today’s post.

For more Scrapmatts goodies, click here.  And for more divine 13Arts products, click here.  Have a lovely week!

Cheers,


Flight of Fancy Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone.  How was your long Easter weekend? Today I’m excited to share with you a colorful canvas featuring a mix of Bella Florals and Bling, with a mixed media twist.  See if you can spot all of them:

“Flight Of Fancy”

Bella materials: White Bella Florals, Floral Bling, Accent Flourish Bling, Spiral Flourish Bling, Silver Glitter Paper, Green Glitter Paper

Fundamentals materials: Birds Decoupage Set

Ruby Rock-It materials: Purple Glitter

I’ve used a hexagon canvas as the base of this project.  I then layered my mediums on top, adding different colors around the canvas.

I then layered some super gorgeous Bella Bling around the Fundamentals Bird Papertole.  The new Bling designs are divine and I just can’t get enough adding these beauties on my creations.

I punched some shapes from a couple of Bella Glittered Cardstock and surrounded them on the canvas.

For added glitz, I sprinkled some Purple Ruby Rock-It Glitter to match the color of the canvas.  Some splatters are added throughout for the final finishing touch.

So there’s my canvas.  I had a blast creating it and I hope you enjoyed my post today.  Check out the Ruby Rock-It shop HERE, you’ll find all the supplies you’ll need for all types of paper craft and beading.

Thanks for popping in.

Cheers,

 

 

Imagine – ATC Hanging Wall Art

Happy Easter to you!  It’s nice to be creating and blogging again after a very busy start to the month.  We have a new April “Feathers” Challenge up at the Creative Studio for Canvas Corp Brands:

The How To:

Use Feathers as your inspiration when you create. You can also incorporate items or colors from the moodboard. Create, decorate, sew, knit or paint – release your imagination and be creative!

This month we have a different prize – we will invite the winner of the challenge to be our Guest Designer in June. This means that you will get a box filled with goodies from all 3 Canvas Corp Brands to play with! 

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 HERE. You have until the end of May 5 to submit your project!  All submissions must have #ccbchallenge somewhere to be considered.

Here’s my April “Feathers” project:

“Imagine” ATC Hanging Wall Art

Canvas Corp Brands Materials:

Tattered Angels:
Navy High Impact Paint
Chalkboard Mists: Grape Ape, Black Orchid, Splash, Chalk
Glimmer Mists: Sapphire, Night B4 Christmas, Dragonfly, Periwinkle Bouquet, Abominable Snowman, Pearl, Crushed Shells, Gold

Canvas Corp:
Denim Fabric Sheet
Teal Burlap Flower
Dark Blue Burlap Sheet
Sisal Rope
Natural Hank Cord Rope
Cream Hank Braided Rope
Chocolate & Ivory Feathers Reverse 12×12 Paper

7 Gypsies: Lace Trimmings

I was inspired by the whole mood board…the gorgeous deep shades of blue and purple, the feathers, and the dream catcher.

I thought what a great idea it would be to transform an ATC into a hanging wall art inspired by the concept of dream catchers.

I’ve also used a couple of gorgeous Scrapmatts chipboards and stencil for this project:

Scrapmatts Chipboards: ATC10-008 Rounded Corners 01, CB1028 Butterflies 18, CB1238 Scrap Words 24

Scrapmatts Stencil: ST5033 Stencil Triangles

I really wanted to add layers and layers of color and texture throughout this hanging ATC wall art.  If you look closely you’ll see crackle here and there, dimensional butterflies against the stenciled triangles immersed in Tattered Angels paints.  I really love every single nook and cranny of this project.

I hope I’ve inspired you to join our awesome April “Feathers” Challenge.  Simply link up your entry HERE.  There’s an amazing prize pack and guest design spot up for grabs.  We can’t wait to see all your beautiful creations.  You’ve got 20 days to enter so get creating.

Enjoy your Easter weekend!

Cheers,


My Lovely Story

Happy St. Patrick’s day everyone! I’d like to share my March layout class with you which I’ve had a pleasure teaching to the lovely ladies that attended and purchased the kits.   Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You inspire me to brew up more ideas and classes, and you keep me coming back to teach more.  Here’s my layout:

“My Lovely Story”

This layout features Blue Fern Studios’ super gorgeous Memoires collection, which was a big hit in the class.  So what’s the story behind the photos? My daughter is flaunting here rosy teething cheeks, she’s such a trooper the annoying pain littlies usually get doesn’t seem to faze her.

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That’s it for today’s post.  Thanks for stopping by and may the luck of the Irish be with you.  Have a great weekend!

Cheers,


Spring Butterfly Terrarium for Canvas Corp Brands

Good day guys.  The March “Re-Birth” Challenge for Canvas Corp Brands’ Creative Studio is up:

Use the word re-birth as your inspiration when you create. You can also incorporate items or colors from the moodboard. Create, decorate, sew, knit or paint – release your imagination and be creative!

This month we have a different prize – we will invite the winner of the challenge to be our Guest Designer in May. This means that you will get a box filled with goodies from all 3 Canvas Corp Brands to play with! 

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 HERE. You have until the end of April 5 to submit your project!  All submissions must have #ccbchallenge somewhere to be considered.

Here’s my take on the challenge:

You can check out the materials list and step by step process at The Creative Studio.

We cannot wait to see your beautiful “Re-Birth” creations.

Cheers,


Spring Gardening – Scrapbooking Meets Decoupage

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Today I’m sharing a Spring layout featuring Bella’s gorgeous True Romantic Collection matched with Fundamentals’ Decoupage.  Let’s have a look at my Spring Gardening layout:

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Bella materials: True Romantic Papers (Garland, Bouquet, Lovehearts, Ribbon); Bella Florals; Bella Bling (Fancy Flourish, Accent Flourish, Spiral Flourish); Cream Heart Stickers

Fundamentals materials: Birds Decoupage Pack; Font Wood Veneers; A4 Vellum

I’m in love with Bella’s new designs of Bling, and in this layout I really wanted to show them off alongside the photo.  The beautiful birds and oval words came from Fundamentals’ A4 Decoupage Pack.  These sets are versatile and are not just limited to card making.

The purple watercolor drips on the Lovehearts Paper matches the purple floral print of the Ribbon Paper.  As you can see, a Bella layout is not complete without some Bella Florals.

The Fundamentals Wood Veneers are great subtitles/sentiments for any projects.  It’s finished off with the addition of some Bella Cream Heart Stickers.

My girls were very helpful and sure had fun helping with sprucing up our vegetable patches, getting ready for next season’s harvest.  Spring gardening with love it was indeed.

I had fun creating with Bella’s gorgeous True Romantic Collection, new Bling designs, and florals, along with  Fundamentals’ Decoupage to match.  Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed my post today.

Check out all Bella and Fundamentals range here.

Cheers,

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Pink Mixed Media Apple

Today I’m sharing my off the page pink mixed media apple inspired by Berry 71 Bleu’s February Challenge:

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Isn’t the mood board gorgeous? It’s absolutely perfect for the month of love, gorgeous soft pink shades and flowers.  Here’s my take on it:

I was inspired by all the pink colors and florals from the mood board, and the feeling of love.  I’ve used Scrapmatts’ chipboards and stencil to build my pink apple.

Scrapmatts chipboards: Ornate Frames (CB4069), Leaf Spray (CB5166), Scrap Words (CB6113)

Scrapmatts stencil: Borders (ST1010)

For the beautiful colors, I layered a few Tattered Angels Paints to achieve the balance of soft, with little hints of bright pink to tie it altogether.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Tutti Frutti, Cadillac Pink, Black Cherry, It’s Pink, Pearl

Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mists: Polka Dot Pink, Chalk

I had fun creating my little apple, and I hope you like it as much as I do.  Thanks so much for popping in and I hope you’ve been spoilt on Valentine’s day.

Cheers,

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