Sunday, 29 April 2018
And last but not least of my marathon blogging session, lots of texture created with Structure Paste Art-Cutz, Just Pearls, Sequins and layers of beautiful Mixed Media Spray's and Gilding Wax. With a little dry brushing of white gesso over the top to add highlights. I had great fun creating for the Weekend Wow, and I hope you've enjoyed having a closer look at some of my projects.
I love this new stencil, it's a whole Elephant Family. So we have Mumy on the front cover of a cnavas journal. And on the back cover we have one of the baby Elephants. How cute are these, and the beautful pink patterned Rice Paper makes the perfect background for them.
As soon as the products arrive to start making the samples up for Sue and Mandy's shows, this sheet of Rice Paper jumped out of the box. O my goodness it's gorgeous, and I wanted to keep it!!! How gorgeous are those Butterflies and the sheen from the Starlight Paint is just beautiful.
Saturday, 28 April 2018
I love anything Shabby Chic so I've taken elements from the Rice Paper along with the new Mandala stencils to decorate one of the canvas backed journals from Imagination Crafts.
You only need to use the smallest amount of the Rice Paper, so it goes a really long way. I've added Structure Paste, Starlight Paint, Sparkle Medium and of course Gilding Wax to highlight the textures.
This design is so beautiful, I can think of so many ways to use this sheet of Rice Paper. I've used the script stencil along with elements from the gorgeous Art Deco style stencil of a Lady.
I've also re-discovered my love of gilding wax...............it's on everything now.
I'm sharing another project today that I created using products from Imagination Crafts Weekend Wow on Hochanda. Not sure if there will be any of the kit left by the time this post goes live.........so apologies in advance.
I love the texture you can create with the stones and the new stencil paste is just gorgeous, the colours are amazing.
I've used the left-overs from my Art-Cutz to create corners and borders on my canvas, nothing goes to waste.
Friday, 27 April 2018
Love the larger A3 size Rice Papers you can get so many projects out of one sheet, and the blue washed wood is just the perfect background for my little Fairy with her Sparkle Medium wings.
I applied the Rusty Patina around the edge by tapping it on with my fingers, that way you can get lots more texture and the illusion of an old metal sign.
So happy to be sharing one of the projects I made for the lovely Sue at Imagination Crafts. I've been having such a great time playing with paints, mediums, all things mixed media and the most stunning rice papers (I'm a rice paper addict). Thank you so much to Mandy and to Sue for asking me to be a part of Imagination Crafts fabulous new Mixed Media Design Team, I really am thrilled beyond the stars and back oxoxoxo
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
We don't need an excuse for a party or get together, but what we do need are cute, fun and easy to create invitations. I designed these Baby Shower Invites using Eileen Hull's Photo and Storage Die as the main body, along with a very simple trick to make your invite pop right up out of the box!
Die cut the photo box and glue together, as you see I use clothes pegs to hold mine while the wet glue dries. I also cut a piece of mat board to 3 1/2" x 5" to become the base for the insert.
I used up scraps of this cute paper from Kaisercraft Little Ones Collection to decorate the outside. I needed to do a little paper piecing, but the joins would get covered as it was decorated, so it wasn't a problem.
I chose a piece of patterned paper, and embellishments from the pack of co-ordinating Collectables ready to decorate the front of the box.
I flipped the box over and found the top centre of the box, I used my glass mat to get a rough idea where that was, before adding strong double sided tape to the box, ready to attach a piece of grey satin ribbon, shiny side up onto. The ribbon was approx 14" long.
I added one of the super cute tags from the Collectables to hide the ribbon, so that the Baby Owl was peeping over the front of the box.
And found a square sentiment to add over the top of the blank tag, for a little extra decoration.
I flipped the box the right way up again, and decorated the front side.
And also the insert for the invitation to be written on. These little critters are so cute. I found two circle sentiments from the pack.
Then bringing the ribbon forward across the top of the box, I slid the invitation down, using it to take the ribbon down inside the box, making sure I didn't loose the end that was lose.
Trim the end of the ribbon to the desired length, and add one of the circle sentiments to each side, to create a tag to use as a pull.
There you have it, a fun and easy way of creating a pop up invitation for any event.
Friday, 13 April 2018
It's inspiration day over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Blog where we would love you to join in with our April challenge.
Hop over via the link to check out the amazing inspirational projects from my teamies and also how to submit your stamped projects. Sadly we have way too many projects that can't be considered for a prize, as they haven't followed the guidelines :( so frustrating for us with so much beautiful artwork, so please read the requirements first.
As always there is a fabulous prize up for grabs, this time around we are sponsored by Imagine Design Create as well as the chance to be featured in the magazine it's self, how cool is that!