Wednesday, March 19, 2014

PUBLICATION Alert--Time for Mother's Day Cards… Already?

I have a little Mother's Day Card in the month's Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft Magazine, one sale now…. and guess what sort of stamps I used…. Rodents of COURSE!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The One Amazing Card Series--Class 4: Pressed Clay

The One Amazing Card Series is a group of classes I am delivering at Daisy Chain Scrapbooks over a five month period.  The second class in April focuses on Pressed Clay,  here is a little SNEAK PEAK…

Class Bookings are managed by Daisy Chain Scrapbooks in Nambour Queensland, where you will find the nicest bunch of Paper Sisters, fabulous products and eternal hospitality!

The One Amazing Card Series--Class 3: Faux Feathers

The One Amazing Card Series is a group of classes I am delivering at Daisy Chain Scrapbooks over a five month period.  The first class in April focuses on Faux Feathers,  here is a little SNEAK PEAK…

Class Bookings are managed by Daisy Chain Scrapbooks in Nambour Queensland, where you will find the nicest bunch of Paper Sisters, fabulous products and eternal hospitality!





Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Oh My BIRD!

I was very excited to learn that the FabScraps French Heritage range has a keen focus on BIRDS, elegant ones such as the peacock used in today's mixed media canvas.  Here is a tutorial that I made for the Inspiration Lane Blog.  To start you will need:

X-Press It Canvas
X-Press It TripleTac
X-Press It Clear Gel Glue
FabScraps Paper: French Heritage Collection--Peacock Magic 2
FabScraps Charm and Pearls
FabScraps Birdcages Chipboard
FabScraps Peacock Chipboard
Atelier Free Flow Pthalo Green Paint
Chromacryl Fluid Concentrate Violet Paint


The Peacock 2 Paper was a great base for this project, with X-Press It TripleTac all papers are easily adhered to the canvas:


The above photo also shows the start of texture building by way of paste through a stencil, a very important part of texture build is different layers of paint, see how different the paper looks once you start the paint layering process:


Rubbing half dry paint brushes over the surface really helps to add to the depth of colour, whilst allowing the paper elements to remain in focus:



Then it is simply just a case of layering up all of the chipboard and elements.  For this canvas I have incorporated a piece of vintage lace, and a swag of FabSraps Pearls and Gems inter dispersed with twine coils, and pre-purchased flowers, secured with TripleTac and Clear Gel Glue:



The combination of paper and texture (through paint) provides a great base to showcase the loveliness of the FabScrpas Chipboard elements; the themed papers and embellishments make little pieces of art come together with ease and speed.  Which bird do you like the most in the French Heritage range?


Until next time,

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps PJ Party: Challenge 4--Sketch

The Waltzingmouse Stamps Pyjama Party is today and I am playing along with all four challenges using the newly released Gift Card It Stamps and Dies and the matching Gift Card Envelope Die.

I love a good diagonal line on a sketch, not crooked mind, diagonal!  I chose to fill the different sections with paper, the bottom LHS with strips of paper.  I shifted the circle element over a little and used this for my sentiment, and kept the straight line of the sketch sentiment via the little gift card border stamp.

This is one of four challenges I will post today, you can read all about it and enter the competitions over on the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog, enjoy!

What's in it? 
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Gift Card It
Paper: Crate Paper: Maggie Holmes--Flea Market
Ink: Memento: Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Extras: Spellbinders: Nestabilities--Scalloped Lables One; Scrapmatts Chipboard Border and Birdie; Rhinestones.

Waltzingmouse Stamps PJ Party: Challenge 3--What Your Mother Made

The Waltzingmouse Stamps Pyjama Party is today and I am playing along with all four challenges using the newly released Gift Card It Stamps and Dies and the matching Gift Card Envelope Die.

This third challenges asks you to make something that your mother would have back in the day…. to think of my mother making paper crafts is beyond hilarious, so I kept with a paper project, but incorporated a hand stamped and coloured fabric flower, to honour the whizz that my Mamma was with all things sewing.

Another thing my Mother definitely did was give people gifts, many times of the home baked variety, so I thought a gift box would be apt as well, this one is made out of four Gift Card Envelope Die Cuts.

This is one of four challenges I will post today, you can read all about it and enter the competitions over on the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog, enjoy!

What's in it? 
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Gift Card It
Paper:  Basic Grey: Persimoon
Ink: Memento: Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Extras: WMS Gift Card Envelope Die, Gift It Dies; Calico; PTI Button, Lace.

Waltzingmouse Stamps PJ Party: Challenge 2--Vintage St Patrick's

The Waltzingmouse Stamps Pyjama Party is today and I am playing along with all four challenges using the newly released Gift Card It Stamps and Dies and the matching Gift Card Envelope Die.

This second challenge honours all things green and vintage for the day of all days St Patrick's Day.  I used the Gift Card Envelope Die to hold a bunch of four leaf clovers, which is available for free download from the WMS Store… great if you don't have a stash of Patty's Day stamps.

I brought the vintage by way of the lace and vintage button, and a good dash of Frayed Burlap Ink.

This is one of four challenges I will post today, you can read all about it and enter the competitions over on the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog, enjoy!

What's in it? 
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Compact Sentiments Part 2, Free Digi
Paper: Authentique Free Bird Nest
Ink: Distress--Frayed Burlap
Extras: WMS Gift Card Envelop Die, Vintage Lace and Button, Sewing Machine.

Waltzingmouse Stamps PJ Party: Challenge 1--To Die For

The Waltzingmouse Stamps Pyjama Party is today and I am playing along with all four challenges using the newly released Gift Card It Stamps and Dies and the matching Gift Card Envelope Die.

On this card I used the bracketed die to cut the gift card holder, and used the Gift Card Die in plain white to hold the sentiment, using the leaves and dot flowers as edge stamps… and don't you just love that sentiment!

This is one of four challenges I will post today, you can read all about it and enter the competitions over on the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog, enjoy!

What's in it? 
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Gift Card It
Paper: American Crafts Polka Dot Party
Ink: Memento: Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Extras: WMS Gift Card It Dies.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Publication Alert--Chalkboards and Canning Jars

I have done many things over the summer, none of which involved anything remotely creative!  Unless you count a massive clean out in my Creative Space... every single paper and embellishment, and all the tools were painstakingly sorted through and I said goodbye to many of the things that were weighing down my head space.... so the room is lighter on "things" and I am now in a good place to start creating again.

In the meantime you will have to revert to Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft for a few of my creations, both the chalkboard card on the cover and a couple of cards on the inside using an Our Daily Bread set that focuses on all things canning.... along with all the other delightful things in this very orderly and on trend magazine.

Until soon, enjoy!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Unity Challenge: Things to do...

Well it was lovely to happen upon the Unity Stamp Company Monthly Challenge, I love the format which gives you a colour challenge, and/or a card or sketch challenge to take inspiration from, I loved the colours from the colour challenge component but needed a thank you card for a not so girly girl and the pink swayed me away and directly to the sketch component of the challenge.

I changed up the size of the panels but managed to maintain the two square like panels and the vertical strip, in differing dimensions.  I LOVE this things to do stamp, and for this card, which is on the small side, I trimmed the bottom two things off the list.... as I was particularly interested in keeping the TRUST element of the list for this little card.

Thanks Unity for the challenge and the most bestest stamps, all in rubber and very well loved in my Creative Space.... there is always something to put to use in my Unity Drawer.... yeppers I have more than a few Unity Stamps!!

What's in it? 
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company: Itty Bitty--Primitive Wilderness, Things to do
Paper: Basic Grey: Persimmon-- Butternut Squash, Apple Butter; SU: Midnight Muse
Ink: SU: Midnight Muse
Extras: MFT: DieNamics--Pierced Square STAX; SU: Subtle Candy Dots.