Friday, 1 September 2017

Crafts Galore Encore September Challenge DT Post

September already, and I am starting to think Christmas thoughts with my project for this months Anything Goes challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore. This month our kind sponsors are Fabrika Fantasy. They have some beautiful digi stamps in the store, across many themes, but I couldn't resist this cheeky little duo ( find them here) . There is a pre coloured version included, but I wanted to colour my own (of course!), using my trusty Copic markers.  I teamed the image up with some festive papers from my stash that came with a magazine a while ago. A die cut snowman and some snowflakes helped to complete that wintry feel. 

We love to see your creation so do pop by if you can and join the fun for the chance to win a prize.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

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Creative Artiste Mixed Media September Challenge (DT Post)

I can't quite believe here we are in September already, but the calendar definitely say we are, which means that it's time for a new Anything Goes challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog. This month we are kindly being sponsored by Scrapmatts, an Australian store with a wealth of amazing goodies. Well worth checking out. 

I chose to focus on a little home decor project for my piece and created a shabby chic key and post rack for my hallway. I used Americana chalk paint over the exposed areas, and Scrapmatts chipboard key, which I then distressed by dry brushing white acrylic paint across and stamping in a vintage script stamp with Archival ink. I had some co ordinating papers in my stash to make the backing and sides look pretty, and I edged these with Distress Ink. 

I am entering this in the following challenges:

We would love to see your mixed media entries, so do join the challenge if you can. 

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Mermaid using Lavinia Stamps

I have had the BEST time today getting inky and indulging myself for a few hours with my trusty Lavinia stamps. Last night I created a few distress oxide backgrounds and I decided this one needed a pretty mermaid so I set to work this afternoon and this little scene soon emerged. 

My new stamping platform proved really useful for arranging my layout and meant I was able to accurately over stamp my mermaids tail in versamark and then emboss with some wow glitter powders. It really brought her to life!

The details were coloured with Twinkling H20's and nuvo drops added for dimension and I gave the orbs a glassy look with Glossy Accents.

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!


Saturday, 5 August 2017

Sparkle In The Rain

I have been so busy lately that I've had little time for crafting sadly. My mum has decided to give up crafting- boo!!! I have spent the last week or so desperately trying to re home a large portion of her stash and recoup her  some pennies for it. I cannot tell you how much it's pained me to see it first go from her craft room to my house, then from my little crafty space to other peoples homes, but I am glad to know it will all by loved by it's new owners and used, rather than sitting gathering dust at mums. As you can imagine, that's eaten huge amounts of my time between working and caring for my family and dogs too, but I am pleased to say I am winning the battle, which thrills me, no least because it's given me space at my table for a little creative play of my own. 

It's my birthday next weekend and mum knew I was coveting the Tim Holtz stamping platform ( who isn't?!), and she kindly sent me one and let me open it early. Pure torture as I unwrapped it and then got too swamped to use it! I've rectified that though at last, and here is the first card I have made using it.

I love this stamp set from Visible Image and when I played with my new distress oxides to create some backgrounds, this one just screamed rainy day, making this the perfect set to dig out and use. Once I had stamped my main image I used a mask and star stencil from Scrapmatts, along with some clear texture paste and glitter over the top. Then I used my platform to stamp the sentiment, embossing the word 'sparkle' with wow embossing glitters, layered in different colours. Some sparkly puddles finished the card off nicely.


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Friday, 4 August 2017

Craft Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog August DT Post

I've been busy scrap booking again this month, continuing with my family history album and this page is my DT inspiration  piece for the challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog.

This month we are kindly sponsored by Maja Design. Their papers are just beautiful so do take a look. 

I have given my page a vintage look. using lots of distress ink and my new favourite distress oxides. I can't wait for the next batch of colours to be released! They are so much fun to work with. The frame is one I have had a while, which I sprayed with shimmer spray. It worked perfectly with this gorgeous photo of my Great Auntie and her husband. I love vintage photographs so much. They all seemed to have such style back then. How I would have loved to live in such an elegant looking time. 

I hope I've inspired you to join in our challenge yourself. Anything goes as long as it is mixed media so lots of scope to play. 

I am entering this page in the following challenges:

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Crafts Galore Encore August Anything Goes Challenge DT Post

It's time for the August challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore and this month we are kindly being sponsored by Beccy's Place. Beccy creates some wonderful digital images in both coloured and black and white for hand colouring so she really does offer the best of both worlds. The image I have chosen to use is actually a freebie, called 'Front Door' from her blog, which I hand coloured with copics and promarkers and added  a stone wall around the door with a stencil and distress ink. It's a prefect image for a new home card so I added a metal key to embellish. 


Thank you for popping by. Hope to see your entries in the challenge.


Thursday, 20 July 2017

Julia Spiri Fairy Houses ( Colouring Book Image) and Competition!!

Have you seen the new coloring book released recently by Julia Spiri? No? Well you may want to check it out as the images inside are just fabulous. Here is the link if you fancy treating yourself( click here ), but if you're feeling lucky then I have good news- Julia is giving away a copy of the book  in a Facebook share and comment competition over on her fan page. Just click on this link, and go to the giveaway post, comment there and share the post to be in with a chance to win.

The book is a pleasure to colour in, with good quality pages. This page is coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils. I love these cute houses. Wouldn't you just love to live in one!

Thanks for popping by to take a look at my colouring. Don't forget you can also pop to the blog to see what the rest of the team have been up to with some of the images from the book. 

Happy colouring!