Monday, 24 April 2017

More Than Words April Challenge


I loved the idea of black, white and 1 extra colour. I usually do a page but thought I would do a small canvas for a change. I used Lindy Stamp Gang magicals - various pinks to add the subtle pink colour and then Alchemy paints - wild fuchsia to add the hot pink colour. Finally I painted the metals either lack or white and sprayed them with Kaiser mist sprays to add some shimmer (does come through on the photo) and to take away the flat gesso look. 

My ode to the word Dream was through my words and also the photo. It was taken in front of a huge gold, silver and blue Christmas tree in Singapore which evoked the magical feeling of anything can happen.... follow your dreams. Hope you enjoy. 

















Saturday, 22 April 2017

Dusty Attic April Challenge


The colours and concept of this challenge appealed to me as I loved the outdoor nature aspect of it. I used  different Dusty Attic products including parts of Woodland Large to create the logs, Grass Border and Grass cluster. I also used Dusty Attic Paints, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks and various embellishments including gauze and mirco beads.
















Friday, 14 April 2017

Kraft + Challenge - April - Swatch It Up


There are so many beautiful colours to choose from when you go and collect your paint samples that it is hard to choose. IO decided to choose my favourite and create a colour gradient form the centre of the page swirling out to the top with off white to browns, greens and teal. I also decided to feature pictures that I had taken from nature and the great out doors. 






 












Friday, 24 March 2017

Kraft + Denim Revolution March Challenge




Denim Challenge - what a great challenge to do. I got to try out one of my sizzix dies that cuts fabric as well as adding my favourite shabby grungy style. and - yes I did have to cut up a pair of jeans. Luckily my daughter had grown out of a pair of hers. 




I sewed the pieces of denim on to the paper and left the threads showing. I felt that it added to the nature of the picture. I used different paints to add texture and also chipboard, embossed cord and layered embellishments to add height. 














Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Dusty Attic February Challenge


This was a chance to scrapbook some beautiful photos of my grand daughter Summer who lives in England. Lovely retro colours to suit the photos. I used Dusty Attic Chipboard frames, words and the large chandelier with lovely soft paints, magicals and random stamping on the background.Finally I finished of the page with white micro beads to add some softness.












Sunday, 22 January 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge No 32: Put a Stencil on It



This is my first entry for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.  I love mixed media of any kind and this challenge was perfect for me as I have a passion for stencils. I cannot resist buying them. 

For this layout I have used 4 different stencils to form the background as will as enhance the theme. The blue arrow and green ric rac stencil were used to develop the background and the words and bubbles as an overlay related to the pictures. I have used molding paste, paints and sprays to develop the background. The foreground is comprised of Dusty Attic chipboard, gauze with sculpture medium, micro beads, paints, art stones and sprays.

 The photos are of my grandson Beau at our local beach. I hope you enjoy my layout. 

http://mixedmediamc.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-32-put.html