Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Love ~ Featuring My Cat Malcolm

I created this layout based on the Prima June BAP and using the Lindy's Stamp Gang June Color Challenge Palette. I promised myself I would start using up some of my stash - so I've used an older Prima paper collection, Tea Thyme, to create this mixed-media layout featuring my cat Malcolm. Here is my layout and the Prima Sketch and Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Palette that inspired it.

I've used Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts in  Cheshire Cat Cherry  and Shabby Turbine Teal, as well as Glitz Spritz in Steel Shimmer

I used a Prima Stencil and modelling paste as well as Finnabair's Matte Soft Gel mixed with two colours of Prima Finnabair Glitter on the background. I also added random stamping with two Prima stamps. I did lots of fussy cutting of the Tea Thyme papers, punched/cut out circle shapes from the paper as well as cut some random squares/rectangles. I then enhanced some of the cut out circles using glass beads. Here are some close-ups of the layout!

Thanks for stopping by for a peek at my layout! Happy Scrapping!

Monday, June 1, 2015

. . . I am Titanium ~ Art Journal Page

I'm sharing a new page in my Music Art Journal - inspired by the song "Titanium" by David Guetta (with Sia). I've used lots of Prima Finnabair goodies on this page - Clear Crackle Texture Paste,   Antique Silver Crackle Texture Paste, Soft Gloss Gel and stamps from Finnabair's Don't Forget to Fly collection. (A shout out to the talented Marta Lapkowska for the idea to stamp on tissue and cut out the images to adhere to the journal page!) I also used Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in Queen of Hearts Red for the red misting on the page. (Note: With the coat of gloss gel over the page, it is difficult to get a picture without glare...but here's the best I could get!)
And Close-ups of each side!

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by for a peek at my Art Journal page.
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Memories - Prima BAP May 2015

I'm playing along with the Prima BAP this month and have created this neutral, grungy, mixed-media layout using the Engraver collection, Prima embellishments and a family photo from my son's first birthday party. Here is my layout and the Prima BAP sketch that inspired it.

Here are some close-ups!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

How Long is Forever? ~ Alice Art Journal Page

Hi Scrappy Friends! Today, I am sharing another page from my Alice in Wonderland Art Journal Series. I love this quote - I find it so meaningful and poignant.
I've used this month's Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge as the basis for the page, matching the colours as best as possible from my stash! I've used Ocean Breeze Blue Flat Shot, Golden Angel Wings Embossing Powder; Hollyhock Scarlet Plum Embossing Powder; Starbursts in Bodacious Blush and Opal Sea Oats and Glitz Spritz in Steel Shimmer.
I started off using the Flat Shot and Starbursts on my gelli plate and laid the page down on top of the gelli plate and ran a brayer over it to get the colour blend for the base of the page. I then did some stamping and embossing with a floral stamp and the Hollyhock Scarlet Plum Embossing Powder. Next, I added the stars using a stencil, embossing paste and the Golden Angel Wings Embossing Powder. I also added some stenciling with Silver Crackle Texture Paste to the bottom of the page to bring in some more of the Silver tone. Finally, I lightly splattered the page with the Steel Shimmer Glitz Spritz. Here are some close-ups of each side.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for a peek at my Art Journal page!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Butterfly Garden Collection Layout - Meg's Garden DT

Hello again Scrappy Friends! Today I am sharing a layout created with the absolutely stunning Butterfly Collection papers and embellishments from the Meg's Garden store. I started off with The Butterfly Garden by Night 12 x 12 paper for the base, added a coat of clear gesso and then did some masking with a Prima stencil and Prima Art Extravagance Graphite Texture Paste. Next, I built up layers using pieces from the 6 x 6 papers in The Butterfly Collection Mini Pack as the foundation for my son's first school photo from Junior Kindergarten this year! I fussy cut some butterflies from the mini papers and added some pieces of white floral wire to them as antennae. I added flowers, fibres, ribbon and a bead (added to a pearl stickpin from my stash) from the Meg's Bundles Temptation in Blue embellishment pack. I also fussy cut some text circles from the 12 x 12 Cut & Create Ephemera page to use as embellishments and as the centre for the dark blue flower. Finally, I finished off the layout with some Lindy's Stamp Gang Caribbean Blue Flat Fabio mist mixed with water.
Here are some close-ups!
Thanks so much for your visit to my blog today! I hope you found some inspiration from my layout!
Meg's Garden Products Used: 12 x 12 Butterfly Garden Collection Paper - The Butterfly Garden at Night12 x 12 Butterfly Garden Collection Paper - Cut & Create EphemeraThe Butterfly Collection Mini PackEmbellishments - Meg's Bundle of Goodies - Temptations in Blue

Other Products Used: Lindy's Stamp Gang Caribbean Blue Flat Fabio Mist; Prima Art Extravagence Graphite Texture Paste

Friday, April 24, 2015

Forgotten Meadows Mini-Watefall Folio Album ~ Meg's Garden

Hi Scrappy Friends! Today I'm sharing a mini waterfall folio with you - created with the absolutely gorgeous Meg's Garden Forgotten Meadows paper collection and mini papers, along with some gorgeous ribbons, flowers and embellishments from the Meg's Garden Store. This mini waterfall folio was created based on this tutorial I found on Youtube by the talented Ginger Ropp. I knew as soon as I saw the gorgeous purple Wisteria paper that I wanted to use it for the cover of this mini folio. I wanted the cover to look "garden-y" and so I added some chicken wire masking and chipboard, fussy cut flowers and butterflies from the Forgotten Meadows papers, flowers and leaves and some tassels that I cut off some trim. I also used some thin purple ribbon as the closure for the album.
I don't often use a lot of purple in my papercrafting, though it is one of my favourite colours, so I decided to play up the purple in this mini by using some purple cardstock from my stash as the matting for the tags, pockets and waterfall pages. I have inked the edges of all the patterned papers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give a more vintage/shabby-chic feel to the mini folio. I've added some simple decorations to the inside of the album using fussy-cut butterflies and lots of ribbon on the tags! 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today - I hope you enjoyed my Mini Waterfall Folio Album!
Meg's Garden Product's Used:
Forgotten Meadows Paper Collection - Wisteria ShadeAfternoon Letters, Cut & Create Ephemera and Mini Pack
Meg's Bundle of Goodies - Temptations in Cream and Sage

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Help Me. . . ~ Mixed Media Art Journal Page

I'm back with another page in my music-inspired Art Journal and I've used the song Chandelier by Sia once again. This page was created using the colours in February's Lindy's Stamp Gang Colour Challenge. And, I think I may have a new favourite Lindy's colour - Caribbean Blue!
I started the page with a light coat of white gesso and then a basecoat of Caribbean Blue Flat Shot (mixed with water and Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid). I splattered the base colour with water to get the water-spotted look. Next, I used a Prima stencil and some Liquitex Glass Bead Texture Gel to do some masking on the pages. Once the masked areas had dried, I added the Bougainvillea Fuchsia spray to the outside edges of the pages – I love how the colours combined and gave an iridescent look to the masked areas! Finally, I did some random stamping with black and white inks and added the stamped quote to the page. Here are a couple of close-ups!

Here is Lindy's Stamp Gang February Colour Challenge Palette I used for this journal page: Lindy's Stamp Gang Products Used: Caribbean Blue Flat Shot and Bougainvillea Fuchsia Starburst Spray.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for a peek at my Art Journal page!

Other Products Used: Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid – Gloss; Liquitex Glass Bead Texture Gel; Prima Marketing 12x12 Mask; Prima Marketing Clear Stamp; Strathmore Watercolor Paper; Black Archival Ink; White Archival Ink

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Gather Your Dreams ~ Mixed Media Collage Canvas for Meg's Garden

Today, I am so excited to share my first Meg's Garden Design Team project with you! The Butterfly Collection is just so beautiful to work with and one of my favourite pages in the collection is the "cut & create" page, which is just full of beautiful little bits of ephemera that can be layered and collaged; so I decided to use the cut & create elements to create a collage canvas.
I started off by cutting an 8x10 piece out of the "Another Delicate Garden for Butterflies" paper to fit the top of my canvas - this paper has a very subtle pattern which peeks through the Shimmerz Inklinz watercolours in places. I used a butterfly stencil and modelling paste on the background paper before painting it. I then cut out all the little ephemera from the "cut & create" paper and created my collage, working from the bottom right to the top left corner. I tucked pieces of lace from the Meg's Garden store in with the collaged papers for added texture. I fussy cut the butterflies and title from The Butterfly Collection papers and added them on top of the collage with a collection of flowers from the Meg's Garden store and from my stash. I used the Shimmerz Inklinz on the flowers and to splatter the canvas. I also tucked in a few metal elements from Meg's Garden. Finally, I added a few different sized half-pearls from my stash. Here are some close-ups and different angles of the finished canvas! I wish you could see it in real life to get the full effect of the gorgeous shimmery paints!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you liked my "Gather Your Dreams" canvas!

Meg's Garden Products Used:
The Butterfly Collection papers - cut & create; Another Delicate Garden for Butterflies and The Butterfly Mini Pack.
Vintage Trinkets - Filigree Flower, Extra Long Filigree and Butterfly.
Cotton Lace (Cream)
Small Roses (White 1cm)

Other Products Used:  8x10 canvas; Golden Light Molding Paste; Shimmerz Inklingz - Good as Gold and Blue My Mind; Flowers by Prima and Recollections; Recollections adhesive half pearls; Bo Bunny Brad