Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Dream Big


Popping in with a layout that I recently had the pleasure of teaching at a workshop for Surreal Creations.  It was a super fun day and the ladies attending were fabulous.
This is what we created:

"Dream Big" 
We had some mix media fun with Colour Blast products for creating the background and altering 2Crafty Chipboard elements.
It wouldn't be me if I didn't include fussy cutting - these beauties came from Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection and some pretty Prima flowers. 

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Colour Blast: Precious

Hello Everyone!

I had lots of fun creating the background and altering 2Crafty Chipboard for my project 'Precious' with Colour Blast Shimmer Sprays and Colour Paste.

White Cardstock background has been transformed with Colour Shimmer Sprays Deep WaterFire EngineLipstick and Sunshine and Colour Paste Snow White and Sunshine.

Lipstick was first spritzed over the background with Fire Engine added over some of the areas to add intensity. The cardstock was also tilted to create 'runs'. Some masked detail was also added - first with Snow White Colour Paste and bubbles stencil with Deep WaterShimmer Spray spritzed over the top. Yellow masked accents were added with SunshineColour Paste and a turkish lattice stencil.
The 2Crafty Chipboard circle dot frame surrounding my photo was altered with Fire Engine Colour Paste. A palette knife was used for applying it. A heat gun was used to create the slightly 'bubbled' effect.

White paint was mixed with Snow White Colour Paste to alter some of the other 2Crafty chipboard elements - Heart Frame. Beaded Hanging Heart and Precious Title.
 Fire Engine Embossing Powder which was heat set creates subtle accenting to areas of the chipboard flourish.

Snow White Texture Colour Paste was also used to accent the chipboard word title and petal tips of pretty Prima flowers.

The larger flower was also lightly misted with Sunshine Shimmer Spray to coordinate. 

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Love This Girl

Hi Everyone!

I  have another layout to share created with Prima's gorgeous Divine collection.

Some colour was added to white cardstock with Color Bloom Sprays  - I used Peony and Vibrant Turquoise and Sunshine. Masked detail was added with a 12 x 12 "Stain" stencil and Colour Blast Snow White Colour paste. The cardstock was trimmed a little and adhered to Zephyr Tempore.

I just love this girly image from the Envoy paper - I fussy cut her out and attached her one side of the photo. She sits on a few layers of Divine chipboard elements, fussy cut doily's from the Couplet paper and Divine Journaling note cards. I also added a stamped an image with one of the stamps from the Fairy Bell Cling Stamp set with Turquoise Stone. 
A few pretty flowers and  a sparkly SIIC (Bedtime Story) decorate the top of her skirt.

A few fussy cut flowers from Zephyr patterned paper were tucked in. A sweet fussy cut banner was also added from the Envoy paper, a few more doily's and flowers.
A cluster was created that sits on the bottom right hand corner of the photo. Pretty blooms sit on fussy cut floral elements from Zephyr paper's, Divine chipboard pieces and Garden Fable Match Box.

Love This Girl
Prima Products: Divine Envoy, Divine Couplet, #950491 Divine 6x6 Paper Pad, #950651 Journaling Notecards Divine, #950538 Divine Chipboard Pieces, #844486 Zephyr Tempore, #844462 Zephyr Angelus, #579449 Match Boxes Garden Fable, #575298 Something Blue At The Altar, #555481 Lucerne Fairy Bell, #575335 Something Blue Flowers - Best Man, Color Bloom Sprays -  Peony, Vibrant Turquoise, Sunshine, #891343 Chalk Ink - Turquoise Stone, #572181 12x12 Stencil Stain, Cling Mount Stamps - Fairy Belle 

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hello Beautiful

Hi Everyone!
Popping in today sharing some creative fun and a Prima loveliness. The patterned papers are from the  Zephyr collection. I just adore the beautiful, happy colours. 

I fussy cut around the semi circle element from the Angelus paper and then affixed to one side of the background paper - Zephyr. Some water colour was added and masked detail with a Lattice stencil and Sunshine Colour Paste. 

Journaling Note Cards and a 2Crafty Chipboard Ornate Window Frame were layered behind the photo.  A 2Crafty Chipboard Corner Arch was also cut into two pieces and positioned along the photo edges.
   A cluster of fussy cut elements from Gramercy paper, Divine Chipboard elements and a few flowers sits over the bottom left hand edge of the photo.

A few more floral fussy cut elements and pretty flower cascade down from the photo's top left hand corner.   
A chipboard word element from the Divine Chipboard set creates part of the title.  A rub one sentiment creates the rest of the title. 

Hello Beautiful

Prima Products: #844462 Zephyr Angelus, #844455 Zephyr Gramercy, #844509 Zephyr Parfait, #844493 Zephyr Zephyr, #950538, Zephyr Jornaling Notecard Set, Divine Chipboard Pieces, #582302 Bedtime Story Ettie, Perles Zephyr, Fairytale Roses - Pink, Soubrette, #564230 6x6 Stencil - Lattice

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Loving These Moments

Hi Everyone!
Popping in with a project recently created for 2Crafty Chipboard. I have combined some lovely chipboard pieces with 7 Dots Studio papers and pretty Prima flowers.

I added a little water colour fun to the background paper with Ken Oliver pigment powders. Some stamping was added with Prima Coffee Stain Cling Stamps and masked detail with a Donna Downey stencil and texture paste.

I have framed my photo with the larger  2 Crafty Circle Heart Frame
 A medium sized one along with the smaller Circle Dot Frame sit behind the photo.


The frames were heat embossed with Colour Blast Sunshine Embossing Powder with
 Sunshine Colour Paste dabbed over the top. I dried the paste with a heat gun which 
created a lovely textural effect.   

Mini Hexagon Clumps, the Fencing Wire Panel and Chain Length were cut up. 
Pieces were inked black and then attached under and around the photo.
Prima flowers were altered with pigment powders and water. These sit on die cut leaves which were cut from 7 Dots papers and then altered with water colour. 

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Till Next time

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Live Your Adventure

Hi Everyone,

I have something a little more grungy and mechanically inspired to share with you today. 
This one features some gorgeous 7 Dots Studio papers, 2Crafty Chipboard loveliness and some Colour Blast fun!
Strips of patterned paper were arranged on the background paper and misted over with Colour Blast Deep Water Shimmer Spray. A 2Crafty Chipboard Square Collage Panel sits behind my photo. The panel was first inked with brown chalk ink with turquoise stone randomly dabbed over the top. Deep Water Shimmer Shimmer Spray was then spritzed over the top.
 I die cut some elements from patterned paper and these were also altered with Shimmer Sprays in Leather and Deep Water.
The title 'Live Your Adventure' was altered with a couple of coats of Leather then with Deep Water randomly spritzed over the top. This created a lovely variegated effect.
A similar treatment was done for the Beaded Hanging Heart. 
Gears and a Pen Nib were spritzed with Leather Shimmer Spray. A couple of 
applications were applied to build up the intensity.

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Till next time

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Kraft+: Life is a beautiful ride

Hi Everyone,

Here is my take on the current Kraft+ Challenge.  This is where the 'Image Inspiration' and 'Your Creativity' took me.

Wowee, what a fabulous chaotic image of fun and choices!  

This was a little overwhelming to start with. But the first thing that jumped out at me was the car element. The word 'ride' came to mind - I found a glitz design quote in my stash and had a photo of Miss E riding one of those flying fox swings at a park.  I wanted it to look like she was 'riding' on the star.

I also took inspiration from the colour ( yes it wasn't a colour challenge) but gosh those colours screamed at me (LOL) though I toned them down slightly to suit more of a 'retro' vibe that I was also feeling from some of the design elements in the picture. 

I included some of the design elements including circles and lady

...and background detail. 
I used Colour Blast Colour Paste in Dusty Charcoal and Sunshine for the masked detail and Sunshine Shimmer Spray over white gesso.  
I also did the journalling strips on an angle similar to the words coming out of the megaphone in the image.

For all our designer inspiration and challenge details head HERE

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