Friday, March 25, 2016

Colour Blast - Time is a great storyteller

"Time is a great storyteller"

Hi Everyone!
Popping in today with some more Colour Blast fun.

I had lots of fun creating my background with Colour Paste and Shimmer Sprays to transform white cardstock.
I started by adding texture with  Dusty Charcoal Colour Paste and a Prima Stencil. 
Deep Water and Leather Colour Sprays were then spritzed over the top. 

 2 Crafty Chipboard Pen Nibs were heat embossed with Leather and Deep Water embossing powders. 
**Tip** - Try layering embossing powders to create a variegated effect.  Leather was first applied with Deep Water added over the top. 

   Try creating embellishments with Versamark Ink and embossing powder. Here I have used a feather stencil over white cardstock and Versamark. Deep Water Embossing Powder was sprinkled over the top and then heat set. Trim around the outer edge with scissors. Repeat the process with Versamark and embossing powder. Smaller feathers were created similarly using Snow White Embossing Powders.
2 Crafty Chipboard Alphabet letters and Clock Face were first given a coat of white paint. Then randomly spritzed with Dusty Charcoal and Deep Water Shimmer Sprays. Deep Water Texture Paste was then randomly dabbed over the top. The chipboard Ink Well was heat embossed with Snow White Embossing Powder. 
 Thanks so much for dropping by today!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Colour Blast- Dream Big

"Dream Big"

Hi Everyone!
Sharing another project showcasing Colour Blast products.  I love adding colour to white cardstock with Colour Paste and Colour Shimmer Sprays.

To create a similar background:

Spritz with Lipstick Colour Shimmer Spray and then add Fire Engine over the top.

Apply some Deep Water Colour Paste randomly, then add Fire Engine and Sunshine - I used a palette knife for this process.
Lightly dab over the top with paper towel - try dabbing the residue on the towel then over some of the coloured edges and non coloured areas.
Dab white gesso over the top - I used paper towel for this
Spritz over the top with  Sunshine Colour Shimmer Spray.
Colour was added to 2Crafty chipboard flourish elements with Snow White Colour Paste and Colour Shimmer Sprays in Deep Water and Dusty Charcoal. 
Deep Water Colour Paste was used randomly as a subtle accent. 
The 2Crafty chipboard title was first painted white then spritzed with Fire Engine and Sunshine Colour Shimmer Sprays. 

Prima Flowers were also altered with Fire Engine Colour Shimmer Spray to coordinate.

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2016


Welcome to my Graphic 45 Design Team Audition for 2016.

   My creations are quite structured with lots of layering, fussy cutting, detail and dimension. I do enjoy creating little scenes with my projects that take me on a creative journey.  I have a fondness for patterned paper and love to layer and embellish with fussy cut elements. If I cannot fussy cut,  I will die cut, punch or make.

Following are projects that reflect my creative style and strengths for design, composition and attention to detail:

"Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful"

My preferred genre for creating layouts is in a 12"x 12" format.

I adore the softer toning's with a touch of feminity just as much as colour and whimsical fun.  

"Home Sweet Home"
You are my sunshine

I have a fondness for going beyond the page and for altering pieces.

This dimensional Easel Card 'gift' was created for someone special who likes their tea.

"Tea Caddy"

The drawers slide out and contain herbal tea bags.

A tea cup was also fashioned from patterned paper

I often will take inspiration from the product.  I will also be a little diverse and venture 'outside the square' and deviate from the intended theme of a collection. 

Here I have used "An Eerie Tale" to alter this book cover for a non Halloween intended theme:

"Once Upon A Time"

The circus comes to town with "Le Cirque" collection and a few of these boxes:

A circus train of fun is the end result:

 Le Cirque - Main Circus Carriage

Second Carriage

Third Carriage

Following is a tutorial for recreating the main circus carriage - happy creating!

Thanks so much to Graphic 45 for the opportunity of applying and it is with much appreciation for the time you have taken to view my application. Thank You for your consideration.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Live Everyday With Intention

Hi Lovelies,

Popping in today to share a canvas that I have created for a GDT gig that 2CRAFTY CHIPBOARD have over at the SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD challenge site this month.

I totally loved this month's mood board and had so much fun creating!

This is where the inspiration took me:

This month's mood board was created by Heather McMahon

There are SO MANY WAYS you can be inspired!  You could choose 
the beautiful theme of GRATITUDE, the watercolour look, the fancy
 fonts/calligraphy, the wonderful Fall leaf shapes, the strong colour 
combinations, the feathers, bubbles, string-work, hearts, 
stars or simply... the overall feeling of PURE JOY!!
As usual it is TOTALLY UP TO YOU!!!

I have taken inspiration from:

Bold colours and the water coloured look in creating the background: 

Bubbles and circle elements:

I incorporated 2Crafty Bubble Clumps, 6" Circle Revolution Frames and Cog Border which I have cut up and Round Frame Ornate: 

 Wings of the bird  - this influenced the choice of the chipboard flourishes that I have incorporated in the design

2Crafty Felicity Flourish

Heart Elements:

I have used the negative heart frame from the Lace Heart Frames

Cascading leaves of the tree for the flowing hair and sentiment

"Live Everyday With Intention" 

2Crafty Chipboard Products:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Canvas: Always Be Yourself

You can be a peacock, Then always be a peacock 

Hi Everyone,

Popping in today with a project created for 2Crafty Chipboard.

I have used lots of lovely 2Crafty  loveliness to build and construct my version of a peacock.  

This is where my inspiration started from in its natural state:  

The peacock body created with Alison's Corner and the beautiful cascading plumage of a peacock tail replicated with the layering of  Handrawn FeathersLarge Leafy Vine and Leafy Shrub Set 1

The canvas background was created, taking inspiration from the lush toning of a peacock's plumage.
 I worked with Ken Oliver Color Burst powders and water, texture paste and mica flakes.  

2Crafty elements have been painted with Dina Wakley White Heavy Body Acrylic Paint. 
Color Burst Powder was activated with water to add a little colour and a fine sprinkling of holographic glitter for some sparkle. A few crystal gems have been placed to replicate
 the eye effect that we see in a peacocks feather.

The paint 'bubbled' effect on the chipboard was created by drying the wet paint with a heat gun.


A slight opalescent effect for the mini word 'always'  was created with Tinby Metallic Melts - Glistening Snow was heat set over the top of black ink.


 2Crafty Chipboard Products:

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Thanks for dropping by,