Monday, 27 July 2015

Altered Notebook

Hi all and welcome to my Monday Creative inspiration share for Mad About Scrappin.  Today I have taken my leftovers and a few scraps to create this shabby chic inspired notebook cover.  I have used the gorgeous papers Junque Gypsy from Marion Smith.  I have really loved using these papers and I am hoping I can squeeze one more project out of them.

I have used what was left of the embellishments I received in the kit and only a few things from my stash... So without any further ado I will let the pictures do the talking....

Well guys, it's another really short and sweet post from me this week.  As always thanks for stopping by.  I sure do enjoy your company. Please be sure to check out the links below to see what my other creative team mates have been up to...

....remember to live your bliss......
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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Life Abloom Mini Album

Hi all.  Today I have this cute little mini album to share with you all.

This is my July Design team project for Tsunami Rose Designs and this month I have chosen to the gorgeous Life Abloom Journal kit.  These papers are just gorgeous.  They are a mix of shabby chic with a touch of vintage and just a hint of grunge around the edges....I love them and I love how every project I used them on turns out soft and feminine.

The hardest part - and probably what took the longest with this mini - was choosing what papers to use, as this collection has sooooo many beautiful prints, narrowing it down to just a few was difficult.

 I have also used all of these fabulous pockets, tags, journalling spots and tickets that are included in the kite.

Here is my mini.  
I love creating this style and have created about three of these now.  It is a "stack the deck" binding method.  This is my first attempt at creating mini's like this.  I have adapted the page layout and it is one that I created which alternates between a pocket and a page.  It measures 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Just the perfect size to house those 3 1/2 x 5 inch photos.

As always readers here are all the links for Tsunami Rose Designs.Please be sure to check them out.  Daisy has some really gorgeous designs on offer.

....remember to live your bliss......
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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

My Mixed Media Fail...

Yep....that's right readers I am sharing with you what I consider to be my epic mixed media fail.  I was all ready to either go wash all this off or bin it, when my bestie Faith convinced me that it wasn't a fail at all and that I should share it with you all and let you guys be the judge.

Those of you who follow me regularly know that I am only just beginning this mixed media journey and I don't have a lot of confidence in my creations.  I begin with such high hopes and a wonderful picture in my head, but what I end up with is never what I see in my minds eye.  This can be said for this project.  It just evolved and no matter how hard I tried to "rescue" it the worse it seem to get.

I did something I have never done before and that is I started with a black base....and layered up a variety of bits n bobs, charms, burlap, modelling paste, and resin pieces.  Here are few process pics I managed to take along the way.

 I then gave this all another liberal coating of black gesso....sorry guys no pics of it at this stage, but it was tooo dark for me so I dry brushed over some white gesso and got this....

Then I set to work spraying....first with a couple of gold sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  I used Gold Doubloon and Gossamer Gold.

Then I reached for my all time favourite, Tibetan Poppy Teal and Autumn Crimson Maple and this it what it looked like....

However I wasn't happy with that so I pulled out my copper metallic ink pad and rubbed it over all the raised surfaces and heat dried it,

but I still wasn't happy with it so I give it one more spray of the Autumn Crimson Maple and after heat drying it I lightly spritzed it with Burnished Brass.

I have tried taking photo's from various angles and at different times of the day to try and get a true depiction of what it looks like, but to no avail.

 I even tried a white background with the mid afternoon sun coming into my room, but still it shows up much brighter than in real life....

So this is it... the final product.  I have been staring at it for about a week now and it is slowly growing on me. It still isn't what I set out to create or what I saw in my minds eye, but it is what is.

Thanks for joining me today.  Please be sure to check out Faith Pocock Craft Studio Ltd for her range of Lindy Stamp Gang Sprays, Prima Art Basics Modelling Paste  and The Crafters Workshops Stencils

As always, please come join us on....
oh and we are now on Pinterest!!

till next time...
....remember to live your bliss......
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Monday, 20 July 2015

Junque Gypsy Easel Cards....

Well readers it is sad to say that I have just about exhausted my one little 6x6 Junque Gypsy paper pad from Marion Smith and I have to say I am converted....I am now a Marion Smith girl all the way :D.  These papers are just divine and such good quality cardstock, I recommend them whole heartedly.

Today I have a couple of easel cards to share with all as my creative inspiration project for Mad About Scrappin and without any further ado here they are.

Unfortunately guys there's not much to really tell.  I have used 2 sheets of Kraft card stock to create the bases for these cards and I have fussy cut some of the tags and images from the papers.  I have even used up the extra pieces of Kraft card stock I had left over to reinforce the bases.  I like to do this with easel cards, I feel it just makes them that little bit more stable and sturdy.

Well guys, thanks for joining me this week.  As always thanks for stopping by.  I sure do enjoy your company. Please be sure to check out the links below to see what my other creative team mates have been up to...

....remember to live your bliss......
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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Mixed Media Tag

Hey all, I just wanted to pop in and share with you all a mixed media inspired tag I created. 

I started with a large shipping tag that I backed with some thick chipboard for added sturdiness

I pulled out my handmade circle stencil and some modelling paste
 and completely covered my tag
 Once this dried I stamped down one edge with Jet Black Stazon and a large script stamp

I pulled out these three sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  They are Dark Chocolate Truffles; Tibetan Poppy Teal and Autumn Maple Crimson
 Here is the first coat of Tibetan Poppy Teal
 and the second and third coats.

 Then I decided to spray it with some of the Autumn Maple Crimson and I thought Oh no I have ruined it!!.  It went this mucky purple colour you see here.  Unfortunately peoples this is where most of the process pics stop.  I got busy trying to fix what I considered a hot mess.

This is what I ended up with....
In my efforts to salvage this tag I inked up the edge of the tag with more of the Jet Blac stazon and I splattered on some of the Dark Chocolate Truffles, which, once they dried, left gold splatters.  This really helped to blend in all the metal embellishments from Faith Pocock Craft Studio Ltd.

Here are some close ups on all the details....

Well readers that is it.  If you are going to SENZ this year please stop by the Faith Pocock Craft Studio Ltd stall and say hello. I would love to meet you :)

....remember to live your bliss......
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