March 2, 2015

Art Journal: Dont Stop

I have been playing with the Mexpy markers from Crafty Crausders and what can I say... endless possibilities with these.
Once again, I went to my art journal. I love my art journal, its a place I can just play and experiment with different mediums and get the idea of how they work.

I stamped with some archival ink lots of flowers on the Canson bleed proof paper.

I then choose out a few of the bright colours that I knew would complement each other.
(M09 - magenta / 120 - black / 00 - colourlss / R08 - vermilion / L07 - natural green)
I then coloured these little flowers in. Arent they cute!

I then cut them out and placed them on my art journal page.  They just made that page look so much brighter. I love them.

I used the Documented Life project prompt from Week 5

Art prompt: When Not to stop
Journal Prompt: Don't stop until you get enough


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February 26, 2015

Mini Album - Prep


I wanted to pop by today and share with you a little mini album I created using January Cupcake kit from APOCD. I wanted to document the start of big school for my eldest son. I had a few photos and memories that I wanted to documents through out Term 1.
I created this album with old book pages as my base, putting Gesso on each page first. I then have used masking tape to old the book together. This method also allows me to add more pages during the year of the highlights my son has at prep.

All the paper and embellishments are from the kit.

This page I wanted to created a few flaps. I wanted to add a little more interest to the album and stop it looking so 'flat' without bulking the album up to much.

These next few pages, I have pre-prepared as I have photos I want to add and even some of his Art work from the first few weeks.

I love the memories and photos a mini album can hold.
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February 20, 2015

Art journal: Deep Within


I have had a little play the last few weeks with some fabric paint from Crafty Crausders. I haven't had much experience with this product, but what I will say its I had a lot fun and cant wait to use them again.
I grabbed some Calico fabric, my favourite fabric paint colours and my Gelli plate.
(Parma Violet, Blanc white, light green, oriental blue, Bengal pink, Garnet red, bleuet cornflower, butter cup orange)
I then kept layering my colours and pattern on the gelli plate until I was happy.
This is how my piece of fabric turned out.
I then thought that it would look so cute as tags.
I made quiet few colourful pieces and even decided to cut petals out and pop them in my art journal.
I used the documented life project prompt again.
Art Journal: Cover up good stuff
Journal Prompt; Going undercover
If you can get your hands on some fabric I would love to see what you do with it.
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February 19, 2015

Art Journal: Friends

I just was sorting and looking through my photos on the computer, and realised that I never shared this art journal entry from a few weeks ago.
I used the Week 4 prompt at Documented your life project
Art Challenge: Writing
Journal Prompt: Words with Friends.

 Some details shots of the texture. I kept layering tissue paper and papers and added texture till I got to the place of 'happy'.
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February 16, 2015

Cards: Never stop loving

Just popping by to share a cute little tag and card I created using the shimmerz inklingz.
I love how pastel these projects turned out.

Another card I created. Loving all the layers and gold on this card.
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February 10, 2015

Tag: Valentine Day

Just sharing a little step by step that I have over on the A piece of cake blog today.

Step 1:  using the tag in the December kit as my base, I then cut out a piece of paper just a fraction smaller and the border from one of the papers with 'xxx'

 Step 2: I then machine stitched these to the tag
 Step 3: I then embellished my tag.
TIP: for any stickers I use, I always stick them to white cardstock and then cut out around them, so I can move them around as I find placement.

 Step 4: I then cut different size widths of paper. I wasn't to worried about them being straight, as you will see in the next step.
 Step 5: I then layed them and stuck them all together

 Step 6: I adhered the stripes to the box and then layed a doily on top.

Step 7: Add your tag to the top and piece of calico fabric tied as a bow and your done.

Something cute and easy.
I plan to fill this with little notes and homemade biscuits on Saturday!

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February 9, 2015

Scrapping: Always Brothers using Inklingz

Encase you missed it, I am very excited  to be joining the Shimmerz Design Team.
I have been playing with Inklingz. I love the softness of the colours and how easy they are to use. Just like water colours.
I created this really subtle background by first spraying my Gesso prepared page with water and then dropping some of the inklingz on the page and blending them. I then used a stencil and applied little hearts to the background with dry brush, therefore that allowed the inklingz to be bit a darker.
Then used a toothpick (something with a pointy end) to apply some 'stripes' to add a little more depth.
{Always Brothers}

Some detail shots.
Products used: Inklingz - sunkissed, pink-a-boo, me and blue.
Vibez - 24 Karat
Hope you like my first project, cant wait to share more with you.
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