April 13, 2015

Canvas: XOXO


End of the term, one of my boys teachers was getting married in the Easter holidays.
I was honoured to create a little something for her on behalf of the class.

I couldn't go past a little canvas in the colours of her wedding day and with lots of shimmerz and shine from the shimmerz products. I also used a lot of Crate Paper Craft market, which had a lot of gold glitter.

Needless to say she was in love with this little canvas.

Products: Inklingz: burnished buckle/gosh garnett/ Brass knuckles/ penny 4 your thoughts
                Creameez: get glowing
                Texturez: Gold mine


April 6, 2015

Tags: Easy Easter tag


Just want to share with you a couple of quick and easy Easter tags I made with Shimmerz. I wanted to give a little something to the boys school teachers, to say thank you for an excellent Term 1.
I grabbed some of my favourite colour shimmerz products in teals and corals.
I then used a piece of cardstock, which was a small scrap piece laying about, and just treated that like an art journal page. I sprayed, splatted, dripped, used stencils and even some Dazzlerz to add depth.

I then got a large Manilla tag, pasted that to the back of the card stock and cut it out. I then had 3 tags with a really pretty shine and shimmer to it.
I simply add some stitching and a little wording with some alphabet stickers.
I found a little Bunny template and add that to the front of the tag with some vintage fabric.

They turned out pretty cute. I then used a calico bag which I add some dots too and popped a couple choccies in and wa-la a little cute, no expensive, easy gift for the boys teachers.

Products: Inklingz: giddy about green/ me & blue/sun kissed/ coral reef
                Colouringz: Heidi ho-blue/ Jeni B Bleu
                Dazzlerz: Sea U in the mornin'

Happy Easter!

March 30, 2015

Art Journal: Repeat


I have been playing in my art journal again this time experimenting with some Pebeo paint. These paints are mainly used for fabric or porcelain.
This time what I did was layer my watercolour paper first with Gesso. Then I used a spatula and layer my colours on. Of course I didn't wait for Gesso to try, who has time for that... Tee hee. Because the gesso was still wet, it allowed these paint colours to be 'toned' down.

I then used some black Alcohol ink and put a stripe at the top and then tipped my book up so that the ink would drip.

I did then wait for all this try. Then I used a stencil/mask and a sponge and put some circles on the page. As you can see, same colours but darker, that because there was no wet gesso.
Once these dried I grabbed a nappy wipe and rubbed the circles, removing some paint so that it would leave some 'white worn' patches.

To finish off I doodled around some circles, added some stamping and a title.

Documented your life Week 8
Art Prompt:Repeating Elements
Journal Prompt: Its worth repeating.

Its amazing what you can do with products that aren't necessarily made for paper.
After all aren't Art rules there to be broken?? Tee hee

Happy painting! :)

March 26, 2015

Mini Album: Selfie

There is something about Mini Albums that make me happy.
 I love putting them together, embellishing each page and looking at the photo.
Not to mention how much my boys love looking at them too.

This little mini album I created with the Studio Calico February kit and a bunch of  'selfie' photos that Brae & I took.
There pretty hilarious photos really!!

Now to play with March Studio Calico kit.


March 24, 2015

Art journal: Week 10


Today  I have Week 10 art journal entry to share from The Documented Your Life Project.
Art challenge: At least five layers
journal Prompt: Give yourself a high five

Just a detail shot to all my 5 layers in this page. Lots and lots of fun layering.


March 23, 2015

Scrapping: 'U'


In the Studio Calico February Kit there were these absolutely amazing big black letters. One of my most favourite things from the kit.
I really wanted to use a letter on a scrapbook page. So I did!
I machine stitched on the letter just to make it 'pop' and add a little texture as well.

A very simply page, but lots of fun nonetheless.

Some detail shots.

I added in some of those super cute Feathers from Pretty Little Studio.

March 20, 2015

Mixed Media: Canvas

You know how sometimes you just wanted to get messy hands, experiment and break all rules possible with products.

Yes, that was me with this canvas I created for a dear sweet friend of mine.

I used fabric paint, porcelain paint, alcohol markers and mexpy pens. I layer a lot of colours here and kept layering until I was happy with the end result.

I apologise, but I didn't get any step by step photos.

Some detail shots of all the layers and texture.


March 19, 2015

Project Life: Week 6 - Week 10


I have been spending a little time in my studio getting lots of things done! Also caught up on February Project Life spreads using the Studio Calico February Project Life kit.

(Week 6)

(Week 7)
(Week 8)

 (Week 9)

 (Week 10)

Waiting impatiently for my Studio Calico March kit to arrive!


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