Sunday, 20 May 2018

Beautiful Girl

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog and my post for the challenge over at 
ARTastic Challenge Blog. As always you get to use an amazing piece of art work for inspiration and I just love this one. To be honest I would love it hanging in my living room. 


Now it is time for my take on this beautiful artwork by Cathy McClelland called Tap Dancer. The inspiration for my page from the artwork is the flowers and the cute bluebird on the tap. I didn't have a bluebird but I put some birds on my page and also some beautiful flowers by 49 and Market. The photo is of my girlfriend Jen's beautiful daughter Jorja. 


I chose to use the beautiful patterned papers by Graphic 45 and two awesome chippies by A2Z Scraplets. Both the chicken wire and title chippies I painted with white acrylic paint. 



The birds have been fussy cut from patterned paper along with the little butterfly. 
 


The chippies you can find in the A2Z Scraplets Store along with so many more chippies you will have trouble choosing what ones you want to get. I have that trouble every single time. One of each would be good lol but some I just have to get by two. :)
 

I hope you have enjoyed popping in and please keep calling back. I love visitors and I also love to hear what you think so don't forget to leave a comment so I know you have been.
Hope on over to A2Z Scraplets for some great inspiration from the DT and over to 
ARTastic Challenge Blog to join in on this great challenge. 
Happy Crafting and may your mojo flow. xxx

Red Red Wine

Welcome and thanks for popping in, I would like to share with you my latest page for A2Z Scraplets. I created this page of my special friend Jen. I'm so happy with this page and the fun photos she took for me because I don't drink wine lol.


I chose two chippies for my page, of course the title chippie - Red Red Wine and the Star Chippie down the side of the photo. 
 


To create my Red Red Wine chippie I covered it with red acrylic paint. I also did the same with the flourish up the side of the photo. Once the title was dry I then some Viva Ink Gold in silver and blue along with my finger to rub it on in places. My title was then finished, simple but effective I think.
Once the paint was dry on the star flourish I then coated each of the stars with the Blue Viva. Next I used a white paint pen and painted a star in the middle over the blue, edged it with a black paint pen. Once these two were dry I then used my silver Wink Of Stella and placed some on the white paint pen just to give it that little bit more depth and to have it go a little better with the background. 
 


The glass of wine has been fussy cut from one of the photos. Other products I have used are - 
Kaiser Craft Base Coat patterned paper
Acrylic Paint
Paint Pens
Dylusions Paint
Stencil
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Paper
Viva Inka Gold Rub 
 
 
I enjoyed doing my page of Jen but I must admit I love doing all the pages I do. There is nothing more relaxing to me. One of the things I love to use on them the most is A2Z Scraplets chippies. I love chippies so much and put them on everything. Don't forget to hop on over to the A2Z Scraplets Facebook Challenge and join in with us. So much fun and you could be the lucky winner this month, you never know. Happy Crafting xxx
 

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Smile

Hello and welcome to my blog and my DT post for Let's Get Sketchy. I just love the sketch for this months challenge. But I chose to turn it because of my photos. The photos are of my girlfriends son Fletcher when he went to kinder. Wow to think he will be off to secondary school next year. Like me Jen now is facing the "Oh why do they grow up so fast". I love these photos of Fletcher. 
Now for the sketch and my page....




The products I have used are - 
Simple Stories Patterned Papers
Kaisercraft Patterned Papers
Kaisercraft Collectables
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Distress Markers
Paint Pens
Star Stencil
 



I hope you like my page of Fletcher and that I have been able to inspire you to join in with us at Let's Get Sketchy and use the fantastic sketch by Brenshevia. 
Happy Crafting xxx 

Such An Amazing Day

 Hello crafty friends and welcome as always to my blog. I would like to share with you my DT post for Off The Rails. We have a fantastic challenge the month for you and the inspiration moodboard says it all. Mother nature is an amazing thing and I chose to show a sunset and used the colours from the moodboard for my inspiration. The yellow, orange, burnt browns, creams and greens. Now for the moodboard and my take on it.




Some of the products I have used are -
Kaisercraft Patterned Papers
Prima and Petaloo Flowers
Petaloo Butterflies
Memory Maze Chipies
Copic Pens
Crackle Paint
Metalic Pen
Journal Pen
Glossy Accents



I hope you have like popping i to see my latest page and that I have been able to inspire you to pop on over to Off The Rails and join in with us this month.
There are some great prizes up for grabs and you will have a great chance along with the others who join in. You never know..... Good Luck.
Happy Crafting xxx

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Truly Amazing

 "Happy Mothers Day To All You Mum's Out There" 

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog. The post I would like to share with you today is of my beautiful mum. I was going to post this earlier as it is my A2Z Scraplets DT post but decided to hold off until Mother's Day. This months challenge for A2Z Scraplets on Facebook is all about Mothers or the Special Ladies in our lives. A great month for the challenge so I'm posting it today for my beautiful Mum in heaven. 


I chose to do a canvas so I can put it on my wall in my craft room.


Even though mum was very sick in this photo I just love it. The beauty she had within her I can always see in this photo. Her beauty I could see in her eyes, her beautiful bright blue eyes that would shine bright when ever the boys and I walked into her room. They said it all. 
  


For the chicken wire I decided to leave it natural. I love doing that sometimes with the chippies. I does tend to make them pop when the background it very busy. They seem to say look I'm here and they are not lost in the colours.  

For my dream catcher I have used different colors of Dylusions paint to colour it and then I have used some Viva Inka Gold - Sliver here and their to give it a shine and a bit of a mystical look.



I think my title perfect for my mum as she was a truly amazing lady who I love and miss so much each day. I have done the same for my title as for my dream catcher and used Dylusions paint and then the Viva Inka Gold I chose to use a silver/blue.  



 On my background I have used the following -
 Dylusions Paint
Archival Ink
Clear Stamp

The other thing I have used on this canvas of my mum are Green Tara flowers. My mum was allergic to flowers, she got horrid migraines from them but she really loved them. She didn't have a lot in her garden because of the perfume but she loved watching them bloom.  


Considering I have only used the two types of products on my chippies I think they have come up fantastic. Please remember to join in with this months challenge as it is a fun one and we would love to see what your take is on the challenge. You can find the challenge over on Facebook.
Thank you for popping in and Happy Crafting and Mother's Day xxx

Friday, 4 May 2018

Together

Hello and as always welcome to my blog. I would like to share with you my DT post for Let's Get Sketchy. I have turned the sketch because of the photo I chose. The photo is of my amazing friend Jen and her three kids and I love them all to bits. I'm looking forward to creating their album. So you will see more of them in my work. Now for the sketch and my take on it.

 

I have used Webster patterned papers and they are just beautiful.



The other things I have used are -
Distress Ink
Paper flowers
Title veneer
Paint Pen
Sequin
Pearls
Doily
  


I hope I have been able to inspire you a little to hop on over to the Let's Get Sketchy Blog and join in the fun with us. Make sure you see the rest of the Design Team inspiration. 
Until my next post Happy Crafting. xxx

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Happy

Hello and as always welcome to my blog and my A2Z Scraplets DT post. 
My page photo is of my wonderful friend Lynne and she is always happy. The title is perfect for her. 



For my title I started by painting the whole word white. I then mixed Dylusions light pink with white to create a real soft colour which I then put on the bottom half only. Once this was done I used my finger to rub on a very small amount of Viva Inca Gold white. Just enough to make it pop and give it a nice shine. 
 


 I love this flourish, the great leaves and the way it starts out solid and goes down to the wispy ends. It has such a real look to it. 



The flowers I have used are Little Birdie and they are just beautiful. Other products I have used on my page are -
Clear Script Stamp
Dylusions Paint
Circle/stitching Stamp
Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray



I hope you have enjoyed popping in and looking at my page. Don't forget for these great chippies you can pop on over to the A2Z Scraplets store and shop in the comfort of your own home - a big love of mine. You will also be able to find some beautiful Little Birdie flowers there as well. 

Happy Crafting xxx