Thursday, 13 February 2020

Trust Your Crazy Ideas.... In Every Single Way! at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone and Welcome 

It's that time of the week again when I'm sharing another DT project over on That's Crafty's blog
This week I have been creating a few more cards using some of the new release AALL and Create stamps designed by Bipasha - must have designs for me for sure! 

Here's a quick look at one of the cards 

To see both cards and find out more about the creativity just click HERE to be transported over to That Crafty's blog.
Hope to see you soon 

Friday, 7 February 2020

Against The Grain - A Vintage Journey Challenge, February 2020

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Today sees the start of a new Challenge over at A Vintage Journey and this time Sara Emily is our host . Her chosen theme is

Against the Grain
"Most of us love the look of wood and there are a lot of art/craft products out there that help us achieve beautiful wood grain, including stamps, stencils, embossing folders, papers and mixed media products. We would love to see how you add a touch of wood texture or appearance to your vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk projects "

Having been M.I.A from the last few AVJ challenges I am happy to be back today with a contribution for Sara Emily's challenge. 
I have used woodgrain cardstock, a woodgrain embossing folder, wood chips and a wood panel to create a mini Art Plaque. And what could be more ideal nestled amongst all that woodgrain than a few of natures beautiful butterflies!

As the challenge theme is all about woodgrain I thought I would use a wood panel as my base. So a quick routle around my mountainous stash of wooden/ mdf bits and pieces unearthed an ideal piece!

I painted the panel with black Acrylic paint and then covered the front with wooden slats that I created using Tim Holtz Woodgrain Cardstock, Tim Holtz Distress paints: Walnut Stain, Ground Espresso, Black Soot and a sanding block.

The butterfly came courtesy of Tim Holtz bigz die: Tattered Butterfly. I coloured it with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint: Stone and then to give it a wood grain effect I embossed it using Tim Holtz Embossing Folder: Woodgrain.  The wood grain embossing is highlighted with a distress crayon: Ground Espresso 

The smaller butterfly was stamped using one of the many butterflies on Tim Holtz stampset: Flutter. I think this particular one is my most used ... guess that must make it my favourite then but shhhh don't tell the others!! As far as they know I love them all the same!! 
It was coloured with distress inks and given a glossy coat thanks to some Glossy Accents.

The butterflies were adhered together at the thorax and placed in situ on a double wood chip mount.

They were framed with a crackled square die cut and surrounded by a 'wild and free' array of sisal fibres. 

By doubling up the butterflies like I have it not only added an additional woodgrain effect to my project but it also added some colour and some wonderful dimension.

A Tim Holtz Clippings sticker provided a fitting sentiment and finishing touch.

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe I have offered some creative inspiration for our 'Against the Grain' challenge. 
If you haven't already be sure to pop by A Vintage Journey where there's a fabulous gallery of Woodgrain inspired projects created by some of our talented Creative Guides. 

We hope you will join us in the challenge as we always look forward to seeing your creativity. 
As always there will be 3 Pinworthy Winners chosen at the end of the challenge and each winner will be awarded with a Pinworthy badge and have their winning project pinned to our Pinterest board.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today. 
Your visits, follows, comment and support are sincerely appreciated.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend 
Take Care 
keep on the happy side. 


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft Stamper Take it Make it Challenge: February.
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog: Challenge #57: Anything Mixed Media Goes. 

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Fly Free, See Beauty.... at That's Crafty!

Hi Everyone and Welcome 

Its just a quick post here today as its Thursday so my full post is over on That's Crafty's blog!  
This week I have created a card using one of That's Crafty's stamp sets: 'Life is a Balance' designed by Melina Dahl. 

Heres a quick glance of my card 

If you would like to find out more please feel free to stop by That's Crafty Blog. For the quickest route there just click HERE 

Hope to see you soon 


I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
Craft Stamper :Take it Make it Challenge, February 2020 

Thursday, 30 January 2020

A Piece of Art for PaperArtsy

Hi Everyone and Welcome

I am (as I always am) really honoured and privileged to be a Guest Blogger over on PaperArtsy's blog tonight sharing a project I have created for their current topic 'A Hint of Spring'!

I was super happy 😄 to be given the opportunity to create with some of PaperArtsy's Jan 2020 release Fresco Finish paint colours and some of their equally fabulous Jan release 2020 Eclectica mini stamps designed by Seth Apter. Both were an absolute joy and pleasure to create with!

Heres a few pics of the Art Panel I have created that has multiple layers of detail, colour and texture. 

I had a great time creating this piece and would love for you to join me over on PaperArtsy's blog where you can find out more about my creativity.
To be redirected over just click HERE .
Hope to see you soon