Thursday, 21 September 2017

Scrap Matrix Design Team Moodboard Challenge

Hi everyone, I am super excited to be part of the wonderful Scrap Matrix design team.  I hope that you find time to play along with us - you will be in with a chance to win as shopping voucher from Scrap Matrix.

This months fabulous moodboard is all about our crafting space:

Here is my take on the moodboard

I do have a craft room, but prefer to scrap in the hub of the house.  I am lucky to have a HUGE lounge room and have taken over part of it.

The photo shows my three favourite storage items - map drawers which also form my standing desk area, the red tool box and the 5 sets of steel drawers.  I also love my two ikea raskogs.

This is a couple of photos of my actual craft room which is really a storage room for some of my stash!!!

I thought I would also share my diecut storage - my husband attached magnetic sheeting to plywood - I have two of these and they are fantastic - I hate having to take things out of their packages as I never put them back in and end up in a mess - these sit at each end of my steel drawers in the lounge.

Well enough of my space, back to the layout:

After distressing the edges and applying clear gesso to the paper, I have used silks acrylic paint through a 13 arts stencil

Around the photo area I have used Prima White Crackle paste and another 13 arts stencil.

I have then applied 13 arts powders and mists.

Here are some close ups:

I have used Blue Fern Studio paper - Happy Accident.  I created my own tags which are edged with Distress Ink - Scattered Straw

I coloured a gauze pad with 13 arts Water Colour Powder - Rainbow Colour Duo Yellow Amber and Ayeeda Mist - Chalk Burnt Sienna.
The German Scrap Embossed Trim was sanded to distress and coloured with Finnabair Metalique Wax - Vintage Gold

13 arts colour, together with black stamping

White paper lace and metal trinkets

glass pebbles were placed randomly on the layout.
Glass beads, micro beads and white gesso splatters completed the layout.

Here is a list of the products used with links to the Scrap Matrix shop

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find time to have a go at joining us - to enter the challenge all you need to do is upload your project to the Scrap Matrix Shares facebook page.

til next time - Happy Crafting

Thursday, 7 September 2017

12 x 12 layout for Scrap FX

Hi everyone, today I am up on the Scrap FX blog with a layout.  It is Spring but snowing at our place in Tasmania.  The photo I have today has been taken by my mum at her place in NSW - just shows how vast a place Australia really is.

I have used an old but favourite  Prima paper Collection - Sunset Sunrise.  The background has been created using a number of stencils including the Pod Stacks Stencil with Lindy Stamp Gang Spray - I'm late I'm late slate.  Tim Holtz stencil and Tattered Angels High Impact Paint - Orange as well as Kasiercraft Stencil and black gesso

I have stamped the background with Kaisercraft stamps - Numbers in black ink and Dream, Believe, Inspire in Lindy Stamp Gang embossing powder - Bling-y Blonde.

The title has been embossed with Ranger fine Black embossing powder. 

The flourish has been embossed with two colours - Lindy Stamp Gang Jade Slats and Ranger Terra Cotta Embossing Powder

Final touches with micro beads, flairs, beads, and glass glitter. Here are some more close ups:

Scrap FX Products Used:

Thanks for stopping by - and until next time - Happy Crafting

Friday, 1 September 2017

Creative Artiste Design Team

Good evening, today I would like to share a canvas I created for The Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge 

This months challenge is all about stencils and is sponsered by Papertole -

I have listed the products used at the bottom of the blog.

Here are some close ups:

Scrapmatts Stencil - Gears
Prima White Crackle paste
Golden High Flow Acrylics - Quinacridone Magenta, Hansa Yellow Medium
Titanium White Acrylic paint
AALL & Create stamps by Fiona Paltridge
Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
Stablia All pencil.

Thanks for stopping by and dont foget to have a go at the challenge this month.  You can find all the details here

Thanks for stopping by and til next time
Happy Crafting :)

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Art Journal page for Art & Soul design team

Hi Everyone,   So excited it is Saturday - it has been a huge week for me.  Today I am up on the Art and Soul blog with an art journal page that I have created using the Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints

I have  used my Dyan Reaveley Art Journal for this double page spread.

 I created the background using Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints   I have then used the paints through Kaisercraft Stencil - bubbly.  

 Here are some close ups:

I have created splatters using the Dylusion Paint Pens

gesso has been applied through a Tim Holtz Faded dots stencil

I hope that I have inspired you to open your art journals and create something.  Until next time - Happy Crafting :)

Saturday, 19 August 2017

layout for Funky Flairs

Morning, I would like to share a layout I created for Funky Flairs Studio

I have used the awesome 7 Dots Hazy Days collection. To create the background I have applied crackle paste through a stencil .  Once dry I have used 13 Arts Chalk Ultramarine mist ink and  Indigo Violet Rainbow Colour Duo watercolour powder.  

The scrap fx title has been embossed with Stampendous White Embossing Powder.

The framed mirror under the flair is a silicone mould and viva paste.
The flairs are from the Funky Feathers collection - you can find them in the store here

The lace is also a silicone mould and Seeleys No More Gaps

Thanks for stopping by and til next time Happy Crafting.

Friday, 18 August 2017

layout and a canvas for Scrap FX Design Team

Hi everyone, I am here to share a layout I created using a photograph taken of some Melbourne city street art as well as a canvas using an array of chipboard pieces.

For this layout I have used the 7 Dots - Hazy Days collection.  The background using stencils from 13arts and The Crafters workshop together with Colour Blast Paste, Whipped Spackle and Art Alchemy Paint - Metallique Deep Waters.
I heat embossed the title with Stampendous Embossing Powder - Pearlustre tanzanite and for the steampunk flourish border, I cut this in half and painted it with Golden High Flow - Shading Grey.
Here are some close ups:

Chipboard Used:
and for my second project I have created a canvas representing the jumbled thoughts in a persons head and finally being released and free like a bird.

I began by setting out all the items onto a canvas and then gluing them down - I used Prima 3D Matte Gel for this.

I used Prima 3D Gloss Gel through a prima circle stencil around the blank areas.  I then painted everything with a couple of coats of black gesso.

Once this was dry I was then able to start building up the layers of colour using Prima Art Alchemy Paint, Finnabair Mica Powder, Art Alchemy Metallique Wax and glitter.

Here are some close ups:

Scrap FX chipboard used:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have found some inspirations in my projects today. :)