Saturday, July 27, 2013

Lets Get Shabby Challenge #48

The challenge at Lets Get Shabby this month is about GREEN. Not just about the colour tho, but also FOLIAGE, LEAVES, TREES, VINES and any PLANT FORMS you can dream up. You can see what the rest of the team have created and get all the details on how to play along HERE.
I do love blossom. This photo is what I originally had as my first blog header and is what my current header is based on....ha, I've certainly got my moneys worth out of this one simple photo taken so long ago.

Inky dribbles, canvas leaves, velvet flowers and delicate die-cut foliage all make for different textures.

Mask, texture paste and ink.

Chipboard coloured with ink and then 'crackle medium' applied.

Today, I also want to thank every one who left a comment for me on my last post and my mixed media journal page. I have been away for all of last week with no computer. When I got home this morning and read all the truly wonderful comments that so many of you had taken the time and effort to leave for me I was so touched, thankful, and of course, as we all know, comments make us happy :))
I was fortunate enough this time round to be featured, so I had a double whammy of happiness. If you are interested in mixed media challenges pop over HERE and join in the fun. The colour challenge here this time round is red, so after creating HERE at Lets Get Shabby with green, you can compliment it HERE at A Mixed Media Color Challenge with red.
Thank you for visiting me today. I hope your weekend is full of fun, colour, warm hugs and good coffee. 
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Mixed Media Color Challenge #3

Had some more fun playing along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge again this week. I have to be honest and admit that my background had already been done, it was a reject piece of craft paper that I had created a background on for something else using a diamond mask and inks, but didn't end up using. It was too pretty to throw away so kept it just incase and as it happened the color scheme for this  challenge was pale blue and turquoise. So, I stuck it into my journal and played around with it a bit more adding some texture with paste, some stamping some more gesso and paint and a pretty little floral die-cut.

Thanks for dropping by today, have a great weekend.
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Monday, July 8, 2013

A Mixed Media Color Challenge.

Just for fun this week I've played along with a challenge that is all about my favourite thing, mixed media. Be guided by the color palette and include two mixed media techniques. All the details are HERE if you want to join in.

My page has been gessoed, papered, painted with acrylics, embossed with a mask, stamped, inked using a mask and some distress stain much fun. 

Mask and ink

Embossed mask

Fibres are always a great thing to add into the mix.
Thank you for visiting. Hope your week ahead is a fun, productive one.
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Scrap Around The World.....July Challenge #3

This month at Scrap Around The World we have a romantic, very beautiful Mood Board created by DT member Keren Tamir. Please visit the SATW blog HERE and you will find all the details you need to join in the challenge, as well as the inspirational pages created by the rest of the Team....all very different and all beautiful.
This is this months beautiful Mood Board and sketch.

And here are this months prizes thanks to our very generous sponsors !!

This month our merit winner will receive the June Kit 'Dreams in Pastel' 
from C'est Magnifique Kit Club, full of Maja Design's new papers, '
'Vintage Spring Basics' plus lots of Prima loveliness...

2nd place will receive paper collection 'Vintage Memories' from Polish company Studio 75!
See their full range here in their online store.

3rd place will receive a $25 chipboard prize-pack from
Scrapmatts Chipboard in Australia,
containing a selection of their latest releases!

Australian Made Laser Cut Chipboard to compliment your scrapbook pages, 
cards & paper-crafting projects. Scrapmatts has a Ning site that showcases an 
amazing talented international design team who post daily on the blog there, 
a Gallery, customer challenges & an online store. Come join in the fun here!
4th place will receive a $15 prize-pack of your choice from Purple Pumpkin!

Purple Pumpkin manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature!
They are an Australian based mother/daughter team & create wonderful additions to your pages, which can be found in their online store HERE.  They specialize in fabric buttons, handmade flowers, resin, twine & washi tape.  They have a great blog that is constantly active & they hold monthly challenges open to all, with Guest Designer positions up for grabs as well as awesome prizes of Purple Pumpkin loveliness!!
If you are not yet acquainted with their awesomeness check them out HERE.
Our random winner will receive this prize pack of assorted goodies kindly donated by Keren!

The deadline for this challenge is midnight EST Thursday 25th July 2013.

My Page   "Daydream"
What inspired me with this beautiful mood board was  the fabric with all its soft folds. So I have included tulle, muslin and lace on my page. The distressed frames in the last image on the board prompted me to use part of an ornate picture frame & the metal keys inspired the use of metal flowers that I embossed for extra texture. The sketch is perfect so I followed it exactly.
I've worked directly onto chipboard. Applied gesso, textures, papers, paint and inks.

Metal flowers embossed with Stampendous Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel.
Thanks for visiting me! Have a fun and creative week.
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