Friday, 2 December 2016

Winter Wishes

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my post today. There is a new Challenge on the blog  over at VivaLasVegaStamps! and today's post is a bit of inspiration for you. I hope you all play along with our Challenge this month. I have made a tag:





I coloured the tag (#8 shipping tag) with acrylic paints and then white embossed the stars. I took it to my sewing machine to create a border around the tag. I also distressed the edges. 
Next I stamped the house, the star (this was stamped with paint) and the sentiment and scallops. 
I coloured the house with Copics, cut it out and also cut out the star, the sentiment and the scallop. 
Everything was then adhered to the tag. Lastly I stamped the dots at the bottom and added a piece of ribbon. 


It is based on this moodboard for December:



The words to go with it are : frame, scallops, doodle, vintage, teal, gray, tan, white, black, Christmas, trees, winter, snowman, squirrel, snow angels, victorian, house, scenery, road, snowbanks. 

I think I got quite a few of those words in my tag. 

I have used the following stamps for my tag:



Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Jingle your own damn bells! A NEW VIDEO !

Hello everyone,

Today there is a new challenge starting over at Country View Challenges. The theme was chosen by the lovely Doreen and it is Christmas ! Now I am no big fan of Christmas and probably look a little like this dog when the day arrives....
We would love it if you played along with our challenge. Every month there is a GBP 20 voucher to the shop to be won ! Just make sure to read the rules before you play ! Good luck.



I have filmed the process (not the colouring of the images) and if you are interested in how to make this then here is the link:



I have used PanPastels for the background, stamps by Visible Image, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz, VivaLasVegaStamps and Stampotique Originals.. 

If you like me to keep making these process videos then please SUBSCRIBE to my channel... 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


Happy Camper here

Hello everyone,

Today is the 1st of December and that means it is my turn on Roc's blog. I have used one of my gelli printed backgrounds for this art journal page.


I stamped the flourish on the left and white embossed it. I filled in some of it with a white pen. Next I added the book text along the bottom for Horse to stand on. I also adhered half a doily which was lying around on my desk. 
Next I stamped the Horse, the wings and the sign. The sigh was altered by me. Normally it says "Art lives here". So I masked off the Art Lives and replaced it with part of another stamp which says "I am a happy camper". I think it is great to mix and match up stamps for your purpose.. 
I coloured everything and then cut all the images out. I adhered the wings to the horse. 
I then adhered the horse and the sign to the page. Job done ! 

I have used the following stamps:

You can find all Roc's stamps HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Naughty or nice

Hello everyone,

And welcome to the first week of the "Naughty or nice"  (#262) challenge of Stampotique! I made a Christmas card; just need to determine who of my friends and family is the naughtiest !!!



We would love it if you played along with us... You might win one of two $30 vouchers at the end of the month. Just make sure to read the rules on the SDC blog! 

I have used the following stamps for this:


Thank you for stopping by today ! 




Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Let's get lost...

Hello everyone, 


and welcome to my blogpost for UmWow Studio.  I had fun making this little wall hanging. 




I used the "Layered Chevrons" for this but I used them un-layered and grouped them in the middle of my panel. 




Here are a few close ups...




Apart from the Chipboards, I used some paper flowers, modelling paste, scraps of fabric, brads, micro beads and rubber stamps by VivaLasVegaStamps! 




The lace bow was added as an afterthought, but I think it looks nice. 



Here is a close up of the chipboards I have used. How I got them to look like this ? Click on the link to YouTube underneath and I will show you ! 






I did add some stamping after I adhered them onto my panel. I didn't film this. 




And here is is again, I like how it turned out. 

I have used :

Layered Chevrons



I hope you enjoyed your visit today ! 



Until next time ! 

Monday, 28 November 2016

Bleach techniques for PaperArtsy !

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog where today I am sharing a sneak peek of a small part of my project that I was invited to do for the PaperArtsy blog. So if you want to know what is is and how I made this, hop over to the PaperArtsy Blog HERE.



Thanks for stopping by today ! 

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Embrace the journey

Hello everyone,

Today I have an art journal spread to share.

A little while back I won a die to make a Christmas ornament in a give away by Monika Gulya's and although I like the idea I always try to use my stash in different ways. So in this journal I have used three die cuts from the die that I won.



I started out with die cutting three of the Christmas Ornaments and glued them on my pages with Gel Medium. I then used Distress Crayons to colour the pages. After I had finished I rubbed the ornaments with a wet cloth to make them more visible. I then stamped and stencilled the background using Tim Holtz stamps and stencils.  I chose the old man for my main image because I think he must have travelled a lot in his life and fitted the sentiment I chose fabulously ! 
After gluing him down I added a little shading under him to make sure he wasn't floating. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.