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Playing with paint, stamps and ink is what I do to put me in my happy place! My Blog is where I show and tell and hope to inspire. If you have any questions you can contact me hereThank you for dropping by and big hugs if you left a little love! 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

"Masters Project 2"

Back again with another quick share of my Masters Projects. This time showing project number 2. The challenge was to use non conventional materials.
Now this one was the most fun and pushed me to give the Masters a try!!
It was so much fun to create and as a result is my most favourite project!
For my materials I used joint compound and newspaper in my background.
See if you can spot them.

I wanted to create an original "beachy" background using the chosen materials and paint starting with a 12x12 sheet of chipboard. With all the wet mediums I wanted to use, I knew I needed the extra rigid substrate.

I used the newspaper to create some texture and glimpses of print under the layers of paint and joint medium.

After spreading the joint medium in various places I waited till it started to dry (it changes colour from a muddy cream to an off white) then pressed an embossing folder just enough to create an impression. If you want to give this a try just ensure you wash the folder straight away so that the medium does not ruin it.
Stamps are also great for this technique.

Once all was dry I covered the lot with gesso to create a good base to play with. Then the fun part began, playing with paint to get the look I wanted.

I tried to highlight the raised pattern with a combination of Inca Gold and thick embossing powder by Stampendous.

I treated the chippy with the same paint and stamped a pattern with versa mark ink then embossed with the same embossing powder.

When it came to the photo I chose a few neutral papers to layer so that they did not "fight" with the background, and made the photo pop! 
The title I coloured with black ink then used gold paint for the brackets.

So that is how I created my second masters project! 

Hope you have enjoyed the process and it has inspired you to give it a try. 
I am looking forward to giving my Christmas pressie a shot very soon.....a cute video camera! Process videos are a coming, may take some time for this tech challenged gal to get up to speed, but it will happen.....stay tuned everyone!
Next week project 3!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy New Year!

So I guess everyone is wondering..... where the *** ***** are you? 
Well the answer is, I have been relaxing on the beach and I now feel renewed and ready to create up a storm!
Before I do, 
I thought I would start the year by showing you all the projects I did for my Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Masters entry. 
Then by the time I finish the show and tell, I hopefully will get my hands messy with some new stuff!

So without further ado here we go:
The first Project, required a large 5 x 7in photo.
This challenge took me back, I used to scrap this larger photo all the time in the early days.
 I really enjoyed getting back to making that photo the hero large and loud!
So here it is:
My Eldest in all his splendour, ready for his senior formal 
(has not got the luscious locks any more, all got cut off when his Nan told him his hair looked nice and fluffy! He now looks 12 years old!).

After creating a rough grungy background using Gesso with gold and navy Lindys Stamp Gang sprays, I used loads of layers in neutral tones. Used up a lot of my scrappy paper bits and pieces.

Once I laid down all the paper pieces, I splashed around a little more inky sprays with a stencil and a Stampin' up roller stamp (to create that checkerboard pattern).

The Title is a Scrap FX chippie that I cut to make it 3 pieces, with a heart beat border (also from  Scrap FX) in between.

I treated the chippies with Stampendous Embossing Powder in Aged Gold, just love how it comes up!

 Used that same powder on the heart embellishment also, just used an old embossing pen I had in the stash, did not work perfectly (I am telling you it was REALLY old!!!) but I kind of liked the little bit of imperfection!

So that is all from me for no. Next up is Project 2, where we had to make a page using non traditional scrapbooking products. I loved doing that one, I raided the garage and found a new cheap go to product called joint compound! So stay tuned, do not forget to come back next week!
Bye All!

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Cat's Out of the Bag!

I have been holding my breath for long enough......I can finally announce that I have been one of the "chosen ones"....... a Master at Scrapbooking Memories Magazine !!!!
Can you believe it????

I am still pinching myself, I am so glad I bit the bullet and decided to enter!
It has been a blast so far, and now the cats out of the bag I am going to have fun hunting down all the other Masters on Facebook!!!
There are just not enough exclamation marks to express how awesome this news is, in my little world so I am adding a few extras now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL
Off a huntin' I go!!!!! (Yep, got me some more!!!!!!!)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Happy Place!

Hey Lovelies!
A new month, means a load of new releases at Scrap FX to play with. 
So much to love about these releases and I just love  Grunge and Steampunk it sends me to my Happy Place!!! Check out all the goodies here!
I have had fun so far and I have so many more designs in my head, just need to find time to get them done!!
First a layout featuring my eldest with his best mate before footy Best and Fairest presentation Night:


I used this new piece, the Circle Mash Collage, added some micro Cogs and hey hey we have a grungy steampunk page!
Circle Mash Collage

If you take a close look you might be able to see these two  beauties I used in the background.  Grunge and Harlequin stamps. These 2 made me squeal Out Loud!
Grunge StampHarlequin Stamp

Yes my mini Banner obsession continues!

My next Layout has my niece as the star!
Once I saw this Grungy Wing Stencil, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
Grungy Wing Stencil
Just do a flip and you have a perfect pair!
I used texture paste to create my wings here.

Here are a few closer shots:

The Micro Cogs, cogs and flourishes worked so well together to create depth to the "wings".

I used the Random Dots Stencil with texture paste to create some "movement" on the page.

I really got my pink Mojo going on here, something very rare!

PicMonkey Collage

I do love how this one turned out!
Well I am done for now I will be back as the other projects I have in mind take shape, but for now it's bye bye!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pages Just for FUN!

Hi All,
Just showing a few pics of pages I created just for fun, as I found myself with some unheard of spare time!
The first features my big 'fella Kodey all dressed up for his Senior Formal, but do you think I could get a nice shot of him? I guess the excitement of the occasion got to him, well that's one excuse anyway....just down right uncooperative that's more like him!!!
Anyways here is the page:

A few Scrap FX goodies in this one including not only chippies but the hash stencil also!

I thought this one was going very badly, as the red I picked was turning a shade of pink before my eyes....not a good thing for my teen! So adding the yellow/gold toned that down to my relief!

Now on to the next one featuring my Niece Brayden:

I used the new Large Love Circle Frame, Heart Confetti Stencil, Months of the Year, 2014 on this one and an old fave the Paris Alphabet, all from Scrap FX.

So that's about it for me for now I have had fun!
Thanks for dropping by, and remember, do more of what makes you HAPPY!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Another Page for Scrap FX

Back again with another page created for Scrap FX. 
This time using these awesome background stamps.

Triangle Maze stamp
 Triangle Maze Stamp

Dot stamp
Dot Stamp
These are just fabulous to use just ink up once and stamp away for lots of background goodness.
The teeny circles are from this Build a flower stamp I actually cut mine into individual stamps for easy use.
Build a Flower stamp
Build a flower Stamp
Here is the page featuring my little brothers' family who live in the USA, miss them all to bits!


I used Lindys Stamp Gang sprays for the colour and some pigment ink pads with the stamps.
The embossed title is a new mini wordlet, just love the square shape of these:
Family, mini

family2 Collage

Once again used a teeny banner combined with the 2014 pack. 
The banner I painted black and outlined with a white paint easy!
2014 Year PackMini Banners

The Mica Flakes and Glitter I added to finish off the page, I used gel medium to adhere them to the page they seem to stay put!

I embossed the 2014 and the smallest of the Lots of Love Hearts (another chippy I just cannot get enough of!)
Lots of Love

So once again that is all from me, till next time, do more of what makes you happy!