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,


 

 

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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,


 

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,


Delight Book Box

Hi everyone.  Today I’m sharing a fun off the page project which features one of my favourite Bella collections.  Can you guess which one it is?

Bella Materials: Raw & Rustic Papers (Bunting; Timberland; Sparkle), Watermelon Glittered Cardstock, Swirls and Flourish Bling, Gold Fabric Trim, Chocolate Fabric Trim, Gold Florals

I love the feather prints of the gorgeous Raw & Rustic collection, which is why I made it the cover of this book box.

I’ve added a subtle hint of sparkle at the right side with the help of Bella’s Watermelon Glittered Cardstock.  I’ve whitewashed the top of this glittered cardstock to give it a nice sanded look.

I’ve primed and painted the rest of the corners and sides of this book to match the colors of the Raw & Rustic collection.  All paints and mists are Tattered Angels paints.

This book box is filled with more Raw & Rustic feathery and pretty prints inside.

The muted watercolored stripes paper is very versatile and complemented the fresh feel of the feathers.

The Bella Trim added some softness inside the book box.

There’s heaps of fun feathers for fussy cutting to choose from the Raw & Rustic paper collection.

The Bella Florish and Swirls Bling added some pearly texture and prettiness to the cover.

The Gold Bella Florals and extra fussy cut feathers comprises the floral cluster, surrounded by some golden yellow color.  It’s topped off with a chipboard word which is from Scrapmatts, along with the chipboard rose inside and the fishing net stenciling on the cover.

I had so much fun creating this book box, which is now proudly owned by my eldest daughter.  She couldn’t wait to get her hands on this and it’s so good to see that she’s put it to good use.

Thanks for popping in and do check out the full range of fab Bella products HERE.

Cheers,

 

 

Dear Santa Christmas Card

Hi there and happy August to you! Do you know that there’s only 20 more weeks to go before Christmas?  This has got me started, gradually creating my Christmas cards.  This year I plan on making each card extra special, and today I get to share with you my 2017 Christmas Card #1:

Franchville materials: Metallic Card and Envelope Set

Bella Materials: Raspberry Glittered Cardstock, Black Flourish Bling, Black Bella Florals, True Love 3D Sticker Sheet, Round Buckle

Fundamentals Materials: White Lettering on Black Sticker Sheet

Other: Tattered Angels Paints and Mists

The White Metallic Franchville Card is the perfect base for this frosty feel Christmas card.  I’m also pleasantly surprised on how well it held amongst all the wet mediums I’ve layered on top.

For added glitz and color all in one, I’ve layered some of Bella’s gorgeous Raspberry Glittered Cardstock.  It’s such a lovely shade of pinkish red that’s not overly bright.

To perfect the color combination, I added a cluster of pretty Black Bella Florals on the middle of the card.  I then surrounded it with some more glitzy touches of Black Flourish Bling.

I also added some pieces from the True Love 3D Sticker Sheet amongst the florals, together with a Round Bella Buckle.

The numbers and alphas for the title is from Fundamentals’ Alphabet Sticker Sheet.  These are perfect little additions to any project and come in different sizes per pack.

It’s all finished off with lashings of Tattered Angels’ paints and mists around the red, black and white frosty Christmas card.

Thanks so much for popping in and I hope I’ve inspired you today.  Check out all the range of Bella, Fundamentals, and Franchville goodies HERE.

Cheers,

 

Hooray Mixed Media Card

Happy July to you! Today I’m excited to share with you my colorful mixed media celebration card with Franchville’s Bright Yellow Card and Bella’s Glittered Cardstock. 

“Hooray, Big Day”

Franchville materials: Brights Card & Envelope Set

Bella materials: Glittered Cardstock (Watermelon; Black), White Florals, True Love 3D Sticker, Round Ribbon Buckle, Black Foiled Heart Seal, Raw & Rustic Stamp

I’ve die cut some pineapples with the Watermelon and Black Glittered Cardstock and layered them on top of each other.

Bright yellows remind me of fun pineapples, which is why I made the glittery layered pineapple the centrepiece of my card.  I then surrounded it with Bella Florals and topped with a dimensional blinged sentiment from the True Love 3D Sticker Sheet.

I’ve layered my painted background and added some texture with the versatile Raw & Rustic Stamp Set.  I’ve also painted the Bella Round Ribbon Buckle to match the Bright Yellow Franchville Card, tying the whole look together.  I finished it off with some sprinkling of fine glitter on top.

So there’s my glittery pineapple mixed media card, Bella style.  You can never have too many celebration cards in your stash just in case.  Thanks for popping and do check out the great range of Bella goodies HERE.

Cheers,

 

Telephone Box

Hello hello! How’s your weekend going so far?  I’ve been creating up a storm with Scrapmatts’ gorgeous Telephone Box (CB7012) chipboard set and I’m so excited to share it with you.  Grab a cuppa and I’ll walk you through my telephone booth.

Does it seem familiar to you? If it is, then you must be a Dr. Who fan!  It’s very much inspired by the infamous Tardis.  It may not be labeled as “Police Box”, but the colors and elements on this telephone booth are all Tardis inspired.

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Telephone Box 01 (CB7012), Telephone Dial (CB5115), Circles 02 (CB5152), Sticks 02 (CB5153), Gears 03 (CB1075)

Scrapmatts Stencil: Bubbles (ST5001)

I like how the door is actually designed to open, and the hinges are actually provided for you.

I’ve painted all chipboard parts with Tattered Angels’ Navy High Impact Paint, then added layers of Tattered Angels Chalk and Splash Chalkboard Mists, Pearl Glimmer Mist and other mediums to add some contrasting blue color and texture.  Check out the great range of Tattered Angels Paints HERE.

I’ve added some Gears chipboard on some sides of the telephone booth, keeping to the Tardis theme.

At the back I’ve stenciled some black gesso to the Bubbles Stencil to surround the awesome Circles and Gears chipboards.

I went for a mechanical galaxy look and feel throughout the telephone booth, as I’ve mentioned having Dr. Who’s Tardis as the main inspiration.

You may wonder, where is the top cover of this telephone booth? This gorgeous set of chipboard actually does not come with a top cover, because it comes with 4 chipboard tags that you can easily slip in and out from the opening.

In this project I’ve used 3 instead of 4 chipboard tags, which means I’ve got a spare tag left for creating.  These tags are also available to purchase separately from the Scrapmatts shop.

I’ve trimmed 2 of the tags smaller to get different lengths, and used the same paint to color the base of the chipboards tags.

Scrapmatts Chipboards: String Circles 07 (CB4071), Sticks 02 (CB5153), Burnt Cream Scrap Words 24 (CB1238)

Scrapmatts Stencil: Splatter (ST5010), Circle Stains (ST5009), Paint Drips (ST1009)

I then added some stains and drips stenciling on each tag to go with the masculine colors and theme.

The String Circles chipboards enhanced the tags’ galaxy theme, along with the versatile Sticks chipboard.  The Burnt Cream Scrap Words were the perfect finishing touch to the each tag, and some extra splattering on top. I just couldn’t resist :).

How good do the tags look inside the telephone booth?

I really enjoyed creating this Tardis inspired Telephone booth…it’s masculine, mechanical and galaxy theme altogether with splashes of bright color.  It also gave me a wee break from using flowers and I always feel a crafty accomplishment whenever I create a masculine project.

Now I’m ready to give this to my friend who absolutely looooooves Dr. Who.  I hope she likes it as much as I do.  The show has such a clever idea of having a police box that transports you in different places and time.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed looking through my Tardis inspired Telephone Booth.  Check out the selection of Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils HERE.

Cheers,