Saturday, April 8, 2017

Creative Artiste's Challenge 25


Happy Friday to all our Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors.
live with our 25th challenge...




Thank you to everyone who shared their fabulous projects with us for Challenge #24 last month.

We were delighted with the number of entries and amazing creations. It made choosing a winner and Top Three very difficult. 



The winner's post is below this one. Have a look to see if you were successful.


OUR SPONSOR THIS MONTH IS:

DecoArt

who are offering this fabulous bundle as the prize for our winner



Our theme this month is, as usual,


"Anything Mixed Media Goes" 



I decided to decorate a gift bag for my friends birthday.

Who doesn't love admiring the gift wrapping as well as the gift in side and its such a great way to up-cycle those paper bags as well use up scraps laying around on your desk.



These are the best pictures I could get.  Due flooding here in QLD we have have only had intermittent internet and phone as well as having our roads cut off.  Not that I am complaining as so many around us lost so much more.  The inconvenience of a the above cannot compare to what you see when I look around.



I did want to share more pics as well as some of the flooding but I will have to do that next time as I am battling get these ones uploaded.

Until next time happy crafting and I look forward to see your work.

Take Care



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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Scrapmatts Guest Designer CSI & Kraft Plus Challenge

Welcome

Sharing with you this month is some pages I've created with Scrapmatts products as a guest designer over at CSI.  I love working with Scrapmatts products and if you haven't checked them out, GO HERE.  Brand new products have been uploaded to their website and whether your into cards, mixed media or project life, you won't be disappointed.


First up here, I have pulled a photo of myself from the archives, you know the ones.  Way before digital camera's were around and you didn't take a hundred shots to get the perfect one, mostly because film was way to expensive to develop as well.  So we work with what we have, this picture is about one of a handful I have when I was pregnant with my first child.  Whilst not picture perfect I do love now when I look back at it and not only see how young I was, lol, but other things in the background that were a big part of our life back then.

CAPTURE THE MOMENT
Scrapmatts sponsors CSI and this month as Design Team members were played along as guests.  Here is my creation for the above palette.



The background paper used here is one I picked up from Kaiser Kraft and the rest of the layering is from scraps laying around as well as a fabric tag that I have taken from some clothing.  
As always there is plenty of mixed media product used to create the background and I have used distressed embossing powder on the Scrapmatts rose leaves.





Kraft Plus + Denim Resolution 



Another great Challenge is Kraft Plus - this month we had to use denim, well who doesn't have an old pair of jeans laying around and we know as scrapbookers we are always up for a good challenge.  If this means cutting something up, well enough said!!!!




To create my background I've used strips of denim which have been frayed to give them a distressed look.  Used also are water colours, stamps, gesso and embossing powders.


As you can see you from the close up loads of layering and I have also recycled the tabs and seams from the denim jeans.  They add such a cool look to you page.



On the close up here you can see how gorgeous the Scrapmatts cogs look when they have been embossed with a thick copper embossing powder.  This cluster was also created using a clothing label tag, Prima chipboard, metal tag and of course denim.


SCRAPMATTS PRODUCTS USED






Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may have time to leave.

Take Care




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Friday, March 3, 2017

Challenge 24 DT Post for Creative Artiste

Hello & Welcome

Its Friday here in Sunny QLD, and its still unbelievably hot!!!

I'm starting to think that Summer has smacked Autumn into another dimension, cooler weather can not come quick enough.  Yes I'm one of those odd people that absolutely love it.

In the meantime whilst I'm waiting for the this cooler weather I would like to share with you an off the page piece I have created for the "Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge".
I'm new on this Design Team and looking forward to creating many more mixed media projects.
Last month they had a whopping 109 projects uploaded by members who obviously love mixed media.  If you haven't had checked them out you will find them here.


OUR SPONSOR THIS MONTH IS

Our very own Judy who has generously arranged a wonderful prize of stamps and dies for the lucky winner. Thank you Judy.




Our theme this month is, as usual,


"Anything Mixed Media Goes" 

I've created my piece using the Kaiser Craft word arrows, they come in a 3 pack so you will be seeing others at a later date.


Firstly I prepped the arrow with some gesso then did some paper transferring, I've have also used some Colour Blast texture paste, Prima mists and prills.




In the close up you can see a Heidi Swapp heart, I ran this through a brick embossing plate to give it some texture as well as a spritz of Prima Gold & Lilac mist.

The Feathers were created using a Kaiser craft die and a Cheery Lynn Bohemian Die. the detail of the embossing on these die's is so much better in real life.

Other Product use:

49 and Market - Flowers
Prima - Resin frame

Thanks for looking and for any comments that you may have time to leave, they are always lovely to read.  I hope you also have time to check out the other Design Teams work.

Bye for now!!!





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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It's Been Awhile

Hello & Welcome

Well it's been awhile since I've posted as always our household is full steam ahead into the New Year.

My daughter purchased her new home late last year and we thought settlement was never going to happen due to bank errors.  Finally it happened and now I'm that little bit busier back and forwards between the two.  

I also just spent a lovely week up at Toowoomba, my friend Marissa and I try and spend the whole time scrapping, but it seems some days we spend more time out socializing, shopping and eating.   
Needless to say I did get a few Design Team project done as well as a couple of Challenges.

First up I have White With 1, the colour this month was Blue Jean
I think the challenge is more about trying to keep to the 80/20 rule 
which I don't think I did to badly at.


I have used some Color Blast white gesso and snow textured paste to create the background.  Followed by some lighter and darker tones of  Dark Blue watercolour paint and some hand stitching.



 Again I have been stealing selfies of my daughter and when I spotted this older Kaiser line paper with the vintage female I created my page around how times have changed. 



This close up shows the recycled clothing tags as well as the lovely Scrapmatts products.


The second challenge I played along at was Kraft Plus 



I've totally flipped this sketch and interpreted it to accommodate my photo and I love how it turned out.  My daughter and I a big Gelato's lover's so if we see  a shop with it then "Say No More".  Our faves are Sorbets such as Blood Orange, Watermelon and Coconut.  No matter what the weather we cannot resist this beautiful cold treat.

To Create my background on the Kraft I have layered scrap paper and then once that was dry I have washed with gesso and splashed paint to get all the splatters.


On this close up you can see the adorable banner I have cut out twice and I've removed some of the pieces so that the 2nd pieces colour will show through.  I've also used a few sticker from Kaiser to create some of my background.



Well lovely scrapping friends, that's all from me today.  I still have my Funky Flairs Design Team canvas to share but will do that in the next couple of days.

Until Next time!!!!








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Friday, December 9, 2016

Funky Flairs

Hi & Welcome

Well the count down is on, exactly 16 more sleep and the big fella will be here!!!!  

This past month or so has been super hectic for our family, with a quick trip to Perth for my Grandfather's 90th, my daughter buying her first home and all that comes with it as well as the everyday life we have to deal with, its hard to take the time out to do what we love the most.

With that said, I finally had time to put my tree up, Ive never misssed getting it up on the 1st unitl this year!!!  :( None the less its up with a few new decorations that I was fortunate enough to find in David Jones as well as making some of my own this year.

Using the lovely Christmas Funky Flairs Ive made two Christmas Baubles as well as a Santa's hat Christmas Card.   Hope you enjoy checking them out as much as I enjoyed making them.


Close up without the reflection on the Funky Flair.



My Santa's hat Christmas Card and another bauble.

Close up of Funky Flair




Products used:

Ribbon
Glitter
Skeleton leaves
Twine
Ink & Stamps
Foam Bauble
Cardstock
Puffy paint
Kaiser - Blooms
Maya Roads - Decorative pins
Christmas spray snow
Prima - Blooms, Bloom mist
Funky Flairs - Christmas Flairs
Scrapmatts- Chipboard
Colourblast - Shimmer dust & spray
Sequins

And incase I don't get another post in between now and Christmas,
 please have a safe and happy one!!!!

Bye for now!



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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Scrapmatts Triple Treat Event




Well its been an absolute whirlwind of a day, I met the lovely Sofia and Andrew the owners of Scrapmatts.  I have been on the Design Team for 6 months now,  and it was so great to meet these two.  They work so hard to bring us such amazing and inspirational products to work with and they are an all Australian Company, cheers to that I say!!!!

Alison Bevis is the organiser of this event and you can see a lot of work goes into the whole day, from the gift bags to the food and Im sure everyone who attended appreciates all the little details and the prizes won. I saw lots of great goodies being handed out as prizes.  Thanks so much for inviting me to teach, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many new people as well as getting to meet in person so many people that you see around the traps on blogger and facebook.

I was also lucky enough to use a few of the new products that Scrapmatts have just released on my page and I saw quite a few ladies purchase some extra ones, looks like they were a hit.   Everyone did a great job with the time allocated and I tried to make sure that I spoke to each and every attendee, I might not remember everyonés name but thank you for making my day enjoyeable.

Christmas Magic


The background was a little bit of a challenge, we used white cardstock along with dry embossing for texture and added gesso and texture paste.  Once dry we have added shimmer dust in Candy & Lush from Colour Blast.  It really was when the fun;started happen, well at least it was for me!!!!


Here are some close ups, you can see the lovely Scrapmatts Christmas Ornaments. I love that they are already coloured so its just a matter of gluing them on.  For some added detail I have used som red prima wire thread.  


Here you can see the Scrapmatts String Circle Holly, firstly we painted it with gesso, followed by the glimmer dust and for extra detail Christmas stamps were used.


Included in the kit was enough product to create the flower sprays, along with the matting papers, stamped straw and hand cut die leaves.  It was possibly an all day class but we all managed to squeeze the bulk of it into 2 hours without feeling to pressured. 

All the Scrapmatts product can be purchased dirctly from their website.

Thanks for stopping by, Im sure I won't be getting to many more posts done before Christmas, so I will wish everyone now a safe and happy one!!!

Those that asked about my Scrapbooking website, unfortunately it crashed so until I get a new one organised you can find me over here on my Facebook page!

Bye for now!!!!






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Thursday, November 3, 2016

November Madness

Hi and Welcome,

Well I don't know where October went and Im not sure the madness will stock with November with the lead up to the silly season.  So here I finally sharing Octobers projects with you all, before I head off to Perth for my grandfathers 90th.  

Funky Flair's October Challenge


First up for the mood board I created this sweet little card using the funky flair xoxo.





Thanks for looking!

Bye for now!!!




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