Friday, December 14, 2018

Arty Celebration with StencilGirl


Hey there Stencil Fan!

Today I am sharing my Arty Celebration project for December with a fun and bright Scrapbook Page!


It's been way too long since I created a layout and this ridiculous photo of Sue Plumb and I taken a couple of months ago was perfect to kick start my creativity!
Sue is a fellow Aussie crafter and is a super talented girly who is seriously funny too!  


I started with my absolute fave stencil ... Scribble Scratch 9x12 by Carolyn Dube ...  gave it a spray on the reverse side with Lindys Gang Spray in Summer Lovin Sun and stamped it onto Marshmallow Cardstock.


I then used the Circles Layer Me stencil also by the uber talented Carolyn Dube and Hibiscus Pink Lindys Spray to add a pop of pink.


Once that was dry, I used the Illegible Stencil designed by Kae Pea, with some Distress Oxide in Black Soot to add the fabulous pattern over the top.


I have made a quick process video that you can view here.







So that's it from me ... do yourself a favor and pop over and check out My Super Awesome Arty Friend,Sue and leave her some love!

Cheers
Natalie May

PRODUCTS USED...
Lindys Sprays
Paper Rose Stamps and Dies

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Upcycling with stencils


Hey there Stencil Fan!

Today I am sharing a project I created as a Thank You gift for a friend of mine.


I took a trip to my local Thrift Shop and scouted around for a clutch or a small handbag that I could upcycle.

I stumbled across this 'knock off' Mimco leather pouch (mimco is an upmarket Australian Fashion Brand) and thought it was perfect!  Cost me a whole AU$3.00.




I started with a coat of clear and white gesso - just to give it a nice surface to build on.


Using a brayer, I added a light coat of grey and blue acrylic paint.

 

I used The Leafy Trees Arch mask by Valerie Sjodin and applied navy paint using a shaving brush on both sides.


I then used the Picasso's Words stencil designed by Carolyn Dube and layered it over the top a little.





I finished it off with some scribble words and done!


Here is a short process video for you.


I am looking forward to gifting this little pouch to my friend ... 










Natalie May

Thursday, November 1, 2018

November Lindys Challenge ....

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS!   OH. MY. GAWD.....
Hi there! We are trying something new starting this month.  We’ll still have 5 winners of $50 gift certificates to Lindy’s, (sometimes more if we get tons of participants), and of those, 3 projects will be picked by Lindy’s for style, linking, etc, (the details are below) and 2 will be randomly drawn.  Hopefully that way more people are encouraged to enter and we’ll get even more gorgeous projects!  We just love sharing the Lindy love & thought this would be a great way to do it without anyone feeling intimidated. 
Now on to our November palette.  After last month’s softer hues, we thought we’d jump into the end of fall with a big pop of color!   So, dust off your sprays, magicals and embossing powders & get inspired by this month’s colors!
Whether you want to enter the challenge, check out some fabulous projects or  just be part of a fun, positive, encouraging group, please join us:  Lindy’s Creative Gang Group!
Here’s this month’s inspiration:
Unfortunately, we are no longer creating or selling sets that match our inspiration photo. I know, I know, it’s a bummer, but instead, we are going to throw in a FREE inspiration ‘Color of the Month’ with all orders over $50!
In case you are panicking, here are some color suggestions for you to use in our challenge, but you can also use similar colors as we wanted you to be able to use what you have on hand to join the fun!
SPRAYS: Grab a Guy Gold
Oktoberfest Orange
Rizzo’s Rowdy Red
Guten Tag Teal
Tawny Turquoise
EMBOSSING POWDER:  Grab a Guy Gold
Oktoberfest Orange
Rizzo’s Rowdy Red
Guten Tag Teal
Twilight Jade
THIS MONTH OUR COLOR OF THE MONTH IS – TAWNY TURQUOISE

Here is my take on the November colour challenge ...
I used Guten Tag Teal and Tawny Turquoise on the background and the chipboard has been coated using Guten Tag Teal as well. The resin ladies are coated in Grab a Guy Gold, Oktoberfest Orange and Rizzo’s Rowdy Red


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Live Inspired

Hey there Gang!
Today I am sharing a page I created using the amazing Autumn toned colours from the Lindy’s October Colour Challenge!  I just knew these would look fabulous with a photo I had in my stash, and create the perfect layout to remember a day on the harbour.
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This is such a beautiful and soft colour palette and was the perfect match for some lovely 7Dots papers from my stash.
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Let me talk you through a few simple steps to create a background like mine…
I started with a thin layer of 13Arts Clear Gesso to seal the paper.
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Next I used a StencilGirl Stencil as a stamp by spraying it with Steampunk Sepia and brushing on a little Oom PahPah Pink and then stamping it onto my page.
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I then dried it off, before adding some splatters of South Shore Sand, Cowabunga Copper & Steampunk Sepia. It was a little too bold so I dabbed it off with some paper towel to make it a little more subtle.
Then, using a brush I applied a combination of Cowabunga Copper & Sepia to a rubber stamp and stamped onto the page … I LOVE this effect.
Once dry, I assembled all the paper and layered elements before enhancing them with a combination of the 5 colours from Lindy’s and added some more splats for balance.
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Here are a few close-ups of the page – how much do you LOVE that shine from the Glory of the Seas Gold!
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Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to see all your entries for the Colour Challenge this month!

Lindy’s Products


Cheers
Natalie

Monday, October 1, 2018

StencilGirl + ThermoWeb = AWESOME

Hey there

I have been having a play with some Thermo Web products this week and have whipped up
some very cool cards using my StencilGirl Stencils & Deco Foil.


Here are a few simple steps to create these cards

 Using a heavy Gel Medium, I swiped it over the stencil and  popped it aside to dry.


  Just before it was completely dry - in fact - it was transparent and tacky - I applied the Deco Foil over the top, covered it with
some baking paper and then ran it through the laminator.


 Once out of the laminator, I peeled back the foil to reveal the image ... so very cool!


 I'm still working out what to do with the bits I peeled off as they look pretty awesome but I am loving these cards! 
They aren't the easiest to photograph but I love the hot pink deco foil and the Old Gold is simply divine - and a great match with Kraft Cardstock.

I used the new Pam Carriker Stencils for these cards along with the Jennifer Evans Faces in the Crowd stencil ... Love them!




Thanks for stopping by!

Natalie