Thursday, June 16, 2016

Adelaide Art Journal Class

This Saturday I have a new Art Journal Page to teach at Seriously Scrapbooking.

The class starts at 10am and if you have available, you can bring the following items...

Art Journal
Paint - including black &  white
Gel Medium
Word or script stamps
Latex sponges
Credit card or Store card

If you have stencils similar to any of these, please bring them 
PLUS any other of your faves and include some circles too.

Please call 8277 1298 to make sure you are booked in

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sun, Sky, Sand and Sea .....

Hello to you all.

It's my time to share again over at Lindys Stamp Gang
and I've created a project using the Color Challenge Set for June.


These colours work beautifully together and I knew straight away that I wanted 
to blend them together for a page.

Here are a few simple steps to recreate this page

I used 3 sheets of thick Mixed Media cardstock and used a blade to cut curves and straight lines
I started with Summer Lovin Sun and used a water brush to paint on the color. 
By using a water brush, I could thin it down and make it lighter by adding more water or dip again and intensify the color
I then added Magicals in the same colour to add some deeper color in spots.
I love the depth that has been created through the water and Magicals
I then repeated the process with Kissin Kenickie Coral
and the Kissin Kenickie Magical as well
And again in Pink Ladies Pink with the spray and matching Magical
To get the 'Inbetween' color I was after, I colored some more strips with Coral and then gave them a spray with Pink
while they were still wet... this produced a lovely deep coral color.
I then allowed them the dry in the sun before separating them into their color piles
As I knew I was covering the background, I used a cardstock that wasn't going to be seen.
I  ran strips of tape down the page to secure the layers.
Starting at the top, I added all the Pink strips first then worked my way down to the yellow.
Make sure they are all secured properly
I trimmed a little off the edges and then matted it on black cardstock to create a frame
For the Imaginarium chipboard title, I coated with spray gesso first, then used Magicals to
add the color and blend into each other. I then gave it a spray with Pink to finish and again allowed it to dry in the sun.
I am super pleased with how this page came out ... all those luxurious layers of color.

And when I took it outside  ... the shadows created even more layers and texture!

I cant wait to try this out with other color combos.

Thanks for stopping by.

The products I have used are

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Thank You Tag

Hi there.

Natalie here sharing a little something I made for someone special.

There is a lady that comes and does classes with me who I have taken quite a shine to ... 
this wonderful lady has become an amazing friend and she has a heart as big as Australia. 
At the moment, she is doing a little 'mending' job for me as I can barely sew a button on a 
shirt and as a Thank you, I have created this tag for her.

I created a tag to go with a small gift or some flowers.

Here are a few simple steps to recreate the tag.

I covered an Imaginarium Designs chipboard tag with Canvas Paper and then used a stencil to add some Light Molding Paste. 
Once dry, I adhered some strips of the canvas paper using glue and allowed it to dry.

Using a Pipette, I then started with Kissin Kenickie Coral and 'puddled' it on then added the 
gorgeous yellow followed by some splatters of pink
Once dry, I added some stamping with embossing ink and then sprinkled it with
Sunset Yellow Orange Embossing Powder 
To create a little matching button, I used a clear cabachon and adhered it with
Glossy Accents to some coloured canvas, trimmed it and glued it on.
I used the Sunset Yellow Orange embossing powder on the chipboard butterfly 
and also added some Angel Wings Gold on the leavesI'm loving the results and hope that it will look gorgeous with a nice big bunch of flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.
The products I have used are

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

#wonderful friends with Lindys

Hi there.

Today I am sharing a super fun page I created using the May Color Challenge set!

This is such a great color combo and although I am not a big fan of purple,
I am really enjoying working with it this month!

I wanted to create a fun page about hanging out with our friends.
I thought this set was ideal.

Here are a few simple steps to create the page ...

Use a sewing machine to sew a shape direct to your cardstock
Dipping the brush straight into the TiffanyLou Blue, add some color to the first couple of segments

Repeat the process with Bells of Ireland Green
And again with French Lilac Violet but I added a little blue to it to
make it a little more dense
Allow to air dry
I then found a lid around the same size as my shape to protect it from the next step.
I used Pineapple Paradise Magical and sprinkled it onto the dry cardstock
Give it a spray with water and allow it to move around the page a little
Allow to dry or heat set
Next I used some clear gesso and used my fingers to add it to the Imaginarium Designs Chipboard

I used an empty Montana Marker and filled it with Blazin Black so I could use it like a pen
Added some scribbles of Blazin Black to my chipboard frame.
I love that I now have a nice crisp black pen!
I mixed a little Pineapple Paradise with clear gesso
And then used the Blazin Black Marker, Yellow gesso mix and plain gesso to roughly coat my stars
To finish the page, once all my embellishments were stuck down, I added some splatters or purple, green, blue and black

I'm loving this page - mixing a couple of techniques can work really well 
on a page - just allow yourself to give it a go!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

The colors that I have used are

Have a great day