Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A new Lindys Color Challenge

May seeing some beautiful colors being released in a set!





This month I focused on using 4 colors from the set on this page of Fiona and I!



I have also used some new release Imaginarium Designs chipboard that I designed! 
Yes - that's my own handwriting! How exciting!




So make sure that you head over to the blog and check out what our 
amazing team have created ...
here is a little taster....


Sunday, May 1, 2016

May & June Classes......





And a BIG Thanks to these two lovelies who supplied awesome stamps for
me to use at the Adelaide Expo xxxx


Friday, April 29, 2016

GO GREASED LIGHTNIN' Cards....



I am loving making cards at the moment .. being able to create small little
works of art that I can give to my fave people is really making me happy!

A couple of weeks ago, I was shown a technique using 3D Crystal Lacquer & Dimensional Magic and thought I would give it a go using the Go Greased Lightnin' Spray set.
This set is a beautiful Flat spray that includes the following colors:  
Danny Zuko's DenimGreased Lightnin' Green,
Rizzo's Rowdy RedSandra Dee SepiaTears on My Pillow Tangerine



I love this color set as it's nice and bright and punchy but most importantly,
the colors all work together really well.

I used watercolor paper for my base and used the fine nozzle on the bottle to
simply draw circles, squiggles and lines. I left it to air dry for a couple of hours
before coming back and spraying on my color.
I love the way the Crystal Lacquer creates a fun resist!



To finish the cards, I cut some die cut shapes using my Sizzix Machine,
painted on colors from the Go Greased Lightnin' Spray set and then
for the words, coated them in Angel Wings Peacock Embossing Powder.

   

Super simple and super effective!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Much Love 




Monday, April 18, 2016

Adelaide Stitches & Craft Fair ...


Oh My Goodness .... I'm sure you can feel my excitement from wherever you are .....
To be invited to be the Guest Artist at the Adelaide Stitches & Craft Fair is an absolute honour .... check out all the detail here.

Word & Paintery copper tones ....

It's time for a new challenge over at Words & Paintery!

How nice is this color set .... love the inclusion of copper





The Rules

To participate you need to do your interpretation of our challenge and upload a direct link to your project with the help of our Linkytool. The interpretations are free in form (layout, card, art journal, album, canvas) but you need to follow the outlines of the challenge. Each month we will chose a couple of projects that will be highlighted in a special post.

Deadline to upload is May 15 (CET +1)

Here is my take ...
 

I used a cut file I have had stashed away and sprays from Lindys with the 
addition of copper leaf.  I finished it off with a chipboard title from Imaginarium.




http://wordspaintery.blogspot.com.au/

Get over and have a go!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

More Magical Cards

Hi there ... Natalie here today.

I love making cards as much as I do creating layouts and art journal pages ... and I love to use the same techniques as I do with layouts!  


Creating an inky arty card front is super easy using Magicals and this month I created two sets - one using 4 colours from the April release... Mango Mania, Cheshire Cat Cherry, Cotton Candy Pink & Frenchy's Pink Pouf and one set just using Sweet Violet Purple Teal.



I have used 300gsm watercolor paper for the base to add the Magicals to and 
then used Bazzill cardstock for the rest of the cards!

Here are a few simple steps....

Spray your paper with water then use a dry brush to sprinkle on the Magicals
Add some more water to spread the pigment out and let it run around your paper
Try with a few different colours
You get some great results by adding more layers
The more water you add the more intense the wash
Allow it to air dry for the best results
For the custom colored seam binding, mix the Magicals in with a little water in a cup
Drop the white ribbon straight into the cup and swish around - dry with a heat tool

Layer some die cuts on top of the watercolour wash paper & you're all done!
They look seriously awesome once dry!
These cards look amazing any almost any color combination!







Thanks for stopping by and have a great day

Natalie

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Lindys Stamp Gang - April Reveal

Morning!
It's a new month and a new color challenge over at Lindys Stamp Gang!

OK ... can we talk about how awesome this color set is?? Like SERIOUSLY gorgeous!

 
 

I've been working on a sample book of all my Lindys colors and it definitely needed a pretty cover!

 

Some simple layering .... an Imaginarium Alphabet sheet, some Golden Light Molding Paste with a Donna Downey stencil and some gesso then layers of color with sprays and some Magicals sprinkled on ....   too easy!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Be Magical......



Hello again!

I'm loving my little Art Journal journey at the moment ... the opportunity to play with different techniques, mix a few elements together and see what happens really lights up my day!

I have had some total fails too but some real wins!  I'm kinda thinking this is one of my wins!



I'm using the March Color Challenge Magicals set today and mixing them with heavy body acrylic paint!



Here are a few simple steps to create this Art Journal Page.

Mix heavy bodied white acrylic paint with Magicals - make sure that you really give it a good mix so
that all of the powder has mixed into the paint.
Gesso prep your journal pages then add lines of low tack masking tape to your page
Use a catalyst tool to swipe the paint onto the page
Swipe on some white then allow to dry
Gently remove the tape
Add some cardstock shapes
Use the coordinating sprays to color the shapes 
Add some texture paste through a stencil
Add some more color and allow to dry
Use a stencil with some white Montana spray paint to add another layer
Add  some alphas
Paint them with a wet brush and Magicals to get an intense color
Finally give the page a light spray with Creme Brulee Cream for shimmer



Here are a few close ups of my page!




Have you dabbled in Art Journaling?  Would love to see your take on this months challenge in your journal!

Thanks for stopping by

Natalie