Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Inspiration Lane BLOG HOP & PRIZES

Hurray!! It’s time for a Blog Hop! We’ve all been working hard to create some really fun projects using some of our favourite products and the best part is that you have OVER TEN opportunities to win!

I’ve made this project using Hazel & Ruby Masks, Washi Tape and Tissue Paper.

The fun and fresh grey and white polka dot tissue paper was easily applied to an X-Press It Canvas using TripleTac Glue.  I opted for a series of colour blocking and Washi Tape to sit as background for my EDNA sign. 

EDNA is an acronym for Every Detail Needs Attention, which is included in the script across the canvas, a sort of journal page concept turned into a name plaque if you will….

The EDNA letters were made on raw canvas, using Hazel & Ruby Letter Masks with red paint, they are applied to the canvas with X-Press It Double Sided Adhesive Tape, which works so well with fabrics.

I finished off the sign with phrases that represent my creative value statements, a little about me all with the fabulous Hazel & Ruby product range.... letters rock in every variety, so why not mix up some masked letters, with wash tape highlights, combined with personal handwriting!

We want to know what inspires you! Leave a comment on this post and you could win an awesome bundle of goodies like this one. Make sure you hop over to the other blogs and the Inspiration Lane facebook page where you could win a heaps of prizes, valued at over $500!!

Here is a link to the Inspiration Lane Blog in case you would like to start at the beginning or one of the links is broken.

The Hop is open from 9am AEST July 9 until 11:59PM Monday July 14, 2014 and the Prizes are open to Australian and New Zealand residents (only).

Here is a peek at the Prize Pack for commenting on this blog, it includes  a range of Fabscraps Diecuts, X-Press It Glue Marker, Hazel & Ruby Washi Tape, A NEW A5 X-Press It Mixed Media Journal, a 24 Copic Wallet and X-Press It Double Sided tape.

This pack is available from each of the blogs on the hop today, and there is also another prize available on the Inspiration Lane Facebook page, which includes all of the above PLUS a NEW 6 piece Copic Ciao Kit, a set of 12 Copic Sketch, A set of 12 Spica.

The next stop is KATE’s blog.  Don't forget to COMMENT TO WIN... Good Luck!

Sunday, July 6, 2014


This coming Wednesday there is a 10 stop blog hop and prize drawer sponsored by the Inspiration Lane Blog ... hop back after 9AM on Wednesday to win some serious booty!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BE still my SILVER loving HEART

Today I have a tutorial on the X-Press It Blog which features SILVER LEAF DETAILING with X-Press It Adhesives... follow the link for the detailed steps, or enjoy the eye candy here... enjoy!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Desktop Clean-Up Part D: Boys Boys Boys with a dash of Handsome

These are boy cards that have been sitting in a little bundle on my desktop waiting to be published on the blogaroo, which has little attention these days due to competing demands…. on reflection these were all made in November 2013… so airing them out now seems a little strange, but for some I am sure they will be fresh eye candy, enjoy!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Desktop Clean-Up Part C: MFT Paper Dolls Pure Innocence

And the third of three little MFT posts tonight, this time more for the Daisy Chain Scrapbooks Sample Board, but this time a Pure Innocence Stamp in Paper Dolls…. I nearly melted when this image and the matching DieNamics came out…. I use the Dies much more than the stamp these days, but she is sweet and will never go to a new home….

Desktop Clean-Up Part B: MFT Springtime Wishes Doodle Garden

Here is another quick post to share little images that have been hanging around on my messy desktop for WAY TOO LONG…. more from MFT, this time Doodle Garden Springtime Wishes with a mix of DieNamics…. again for the Daisy Chain Scrapbooks Sample Board…. enjoy!

Desktop Clean-Up Part A: MFT Far Out Doodle Garden

I have one week off from study commitments and a lot of work (the types that pays my overstated mortgage) to catch up on…. but I am determined to tick one thing of my long list, which is to clean up the files on my Mac's Desktop…. some things hang around on there looking straight at me begging to be put to bed… tonight two little card fronts that I made up for a MFT Sample Board at Daisy Chain Scrapbooks using the MFT--Doodle Garden: Far Out and a string of their DieNamics… time is of essence, so it is a name the stamp and show you a couple of pictures type of post, enjoy!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Brisbane Paper Craft Expo: Day 2--Fabscraps Birdcage

The FabScraps Demo on Day 2 came about by my need to demonstrate the paper transfer technique with scrapbooking paper to achieve a hand made tissue paper finish to the canvas base:

General Process:
Apply FabScraps paper face down onto canvas using TripleTac
Remove backing with water and plenty of rubbing
Cover tissue paper with various forms of texture.. paste, stamping, paint
Build up texture on chipboard elements with texture paste, cover with paint
Add lace, inked flowers, and twine
Add beads to the middle of the butterfly
Finish with a little quote…

A little canvas, shabby style!

Brisbane Papercraft Expo: Day 2 Demo--Subway Art

Day 2 of demos at the Brisbane Papercraft Expo started with a need to use my newest favourite colour in different tones….. enter peach paint!

General Proces:
Cover Canvas with Hazel and Ruby Tissue Paper using TripleTac Glue
Place Hazel and Ruby Letter Masks down RHS, working in rows
Thoughts first, mask top line with washi tape and paint
Work through Good on second line with diluted paint
Work through Think on top line with further dilute paint, taking this colour to the top of the canvas
Apply border strips and rings die cut from Double Sided Adhesive, cover with glitter

Flowers and leaves are fashioned from canvas sheets
Multiple sizes of flower "petals" cut whimsically
Vary finishes, some texture paste, some paint, some glitter, paint dots etc
Stack with buffers in between some layers and finish with leaves…

Subway Art is seriously addictive and made super simple by the Hazel & Ruby Masks, which conveniently have multiple masks of the same letters so works like Good are achieved in one application...

Brisbane Papercraft Expo: Day 1 Demo--FabScraps Canvas

And here is another Canvas from Day 1 of demos at the Brisbane Papercraft Expo, this time I used FabScraps Papers and Chipboard to fashion a little decorative canvas… in blue too, which is sooo not my colour!

General Process
Cover Canvas with Hazel & Ruby Tissue Paper using TripleTac
Add splashes of colour and texture with paint
Rough Slice FabScraps Paper on the diagonal keeping the pattern matched 
Attaché paper with TripleTac and border with rough application of Molotow Brown Paint Pen
Add stamped images and stencilling
Colour Chipboard and Flowers with different paints, adding dots with Brown and White Molotow
Cheesecloth under sentiment and flower stack to provide separation between the busy background and bright colours of the embellishments.

Very busy in the end, but fun showing the different techniques and uses for adhesives!