Tuesday, 22 May 2018

A little notebook

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my post for AALL & Create.

Today I have altered a notebook. These make great gifts and are fun to make. I have lots of photos but have also filmed the process. You'll find the link to YouTube at the bottom of this page.

For more information and a list of worldwide stockist please visit the AALL & Create Website HERE.

Turned out rather nice I think....

I bought these little notebooks in a department store but I don't like the purple outside so I gave it two coats of gesso....

After it dried I added model paste through a stencil (#22 by Autour de Mwa)

Next is colour... I used blues today.

If you want to know how I made the circles grungy you'll have to watch my YouTube Tutorial... 

I created this orange and red background with a gel press plate (watch how in the YouTube Tutorial)

After stamping I cut all the flowers out. 

And here is the end result. 

and the back... 

Both sides at once ! lol 

I also added a ribbon to keep the book closed. 

I have used the following stamp sets:

#70 Quirky Blossoms by Tracy Evans 
#71 Natures Garden by Tracy Evans
#80 Lined by Olga Heldwein

#22 by Autour de Mwa

You will find a list of worldwide stockists for these fabulous products HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Oh so lovely

Hello everyone,

For today's project for Um Wow Studio I have made an art journal spread. I kept it simple this time because sometimes less is more and I love how it turned out.

I had one piece of chipboard from the Flourishes Two set left and thought it would be nice to turn it into a swing for this little girl. I didn't alter the chipboard this time but left it natural. I tied some string on either side to represent her swing ropes. 
The background was made with a piece of pattern paper which I found in my stash. I added some acrylic paint around the edges and behind the girl and also some stamping and doodling. The sentiment was actually the name of the pattern paper, it was printed on the bottom edge and I just cut it off because i thought it suited her. 

I have used this set of chipboards:

You will find them HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Monday, 21 May 2018

A Mixed Up Mag bloghop !

Hello everyone, 
I hope you are enjoying meeting the Mixed Up Design Team! Welcome to my blog.
As you know, each of us is sharing our favourite makes for Mixed Up today, and the project I’ve chosen to share with you is a little book that was published in last month's  Mixed Up Mag. Here's some pics... 
This little book is made with a single sheet of 12' x 12' paper. If you'd like to see the rest of it and the video then go to www.mixedupmag.com to see how you can get the latest content. 

I’m also showing a sneak peek of something else I’ve got coming up soon! It is a little project made with Rubber Dance Stamps. There will be a process video too ! 

The Mixed Up website has tons of mixed media projects, including these and many more! If you want to know more pop on over to the website HERE.

Make sure you visit everyone’s blog and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning:

A ONE YEAR subscription to Mixed Up worth £40 PLUS 10 Mixed Up Printable resources of your choice!

Here’s the hop list!
Corrie Herriman (YOU ARE HERE)
Visit each designer and leave a comment on their blog for a chance to win a fabulous mixed media prize!
The draw is open internationally. 
The draw closes 31st of May 2018 at midnight GMT.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and happy hopping ! 

Friday, 18 May 2018

Dare to be different

Hi everyone,

and welcome to my blogpost. Today I have a tag to share. When I got my DT stash from AALL & Create last week I was very excited about Olga's little 'Quirks' and I had to use them straight away !

Here's how :

I used border stamp #80 and stamped it with VersaMark. I then heat embossed it with white powder. 

Next I smooshed Distress Oxides on my work surface and dragged the tag through it. 

With this result. 

Next I stamped the Quirks from both sets. (#73 and #104)

Coloured them with Copics and added some white detail here and there. Then I cut them out. 

They are so cute ! 

And here is the end result again. The sentiment is from set #6 by Tracy Evans. 

If you want information or want to know where you can buy these stamps then have a look at 

where you'll find a list of stockists around the world. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Two cards

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my weekly post for Katzelkraft. I am in love with their new stamps and I had this great idea of using one of the cake ladies with the couch and the sheep together on something. Unfortunately I couldn't make it work so instead I made two cards with these images and added a cake stand with a cake !

I used a piece of designer paper for the background of this card. I coloured the images with Copic Markers, cut them all out and adhered them to the paper. The cake stand was stamped directly onto the paper. I did also add some shading at the bottom. 
I used only part of the sentiment from the Teatime set. 

For this card I used these stamp sets:

This sheep must be my absolute favourite from the release. The look on his face makes me laugh everytime I see him. I adhered him onto some vellum and used some washitape to make 'ground' for him to stand on. I then glued the whole thing onto a gelli printed card front. I added the word 'smile' and a clippings sticker by Tim Holtz. 

I used these stamp sets for this card:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Confidence is beautiful

Hello everyone,

and happy Thursday to you all ! For today's Vera Lane Studio projects I have made a postcard and a card with the new Men's wear set and a tag with a golden oldie !  The Men's wear set is available as Collage set and as a normal digital image that you can colour. I have used the blank one and have coloured it myself.

For this card I have used one of the fabulous journal cards. I don't have a journal but they are also great for cards, art journals, tags etc... They are already coloured so very easy to use. I have matted it onto some pattern paper and then glued the image and sentiment on it. 

You'll find Men's wear HERE

You'll find the journal cards HERE

For the second project I couldn't resist getting Miss Dee out again... 

She is easily in my top 10 of Vera Lane Images. I love the look on her face; makes me laugh every time I see it... 

You'll find Miss Dee HERE

Thanks for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Think happy

Help everyone, 

I have another postcard with the lovely AALL & Create stamps today.. I can't stop ! 
I have used Brinley by Fiona Paltridge and also her background stamp set #3. 

I used a brayer, acrylic paints and a piece of white card stock to create the background. I then added stamping and doodling. 

Little Brinley was stamped on the card and also on white card stock. I couloured her with Copics and cut her out. Doing it this way is very easy because you can cut off all the little scribbles. If you then glue the coloured one onto the one on the card it is complete again and looks pretty much perfect. 

I decided to stamp this sentiment several times... 

A close up of Brinley... 

I have used sets #3, #89 and #92. 

For more information and a list of stockists (worldwide) please go HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Monday, 14 May 2018

Good boy

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my post for AALL & Create for this week. I have made a postcard this time...

After finger painting the background I thought is was way too bright, so I toned it down with white paint... I added the black around the edges and the splatters and then stamped the background. 
Next I stamped the dog and coloured him, cut him out and adhered him to the card. Isn't he fun ?

I used the following stamps : 

#3 by Fiona Paltridge 
#89 Gwendolen by Fiona Paltridge
#101 Furry Friends 2 by Olga Heldwein

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Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Unsupervised !

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my second post for Country View Challenges this month. I hope you will play along with us. There is a £20 voucher for the shop to win ! Please make sure to read the RULES though!

I have made an art journal page for Monika's 'be humorous' theme and I hope it will make you chuckle !

I have used all PaperArtsy materials for this apart from the sentiment; I picked that up at the Dutch Art Specially meeting in April and it is by Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda. 

I have filmed the process of making this and I hope you'll pop over and have a look. It would be even more fantastic if you could subscribe to my channel ! Thank you ! 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Friday, 11 May 2018

Happy looks good on you

 Hi everyone,

I have made this postcard with a gelli printed background and stamps from AALL & Create. This cat is fabulous, you get her without a face and then there are three different eyes, mouths and noses to add to it.

I did some white embossing too ! 

I used Copics to colour the cat. 

I have used sets #3 and #17 for this postcard. I also used #92 for the sentiment. 

So, on a gelli printed paper I added some stamping using set #3 by Fiona Paltridge. I then stamped the cat, by Olga Heldwein,  where I wanted him and stamped him separately on white card stock. I coloured him, cut him out and then adhered him to the one on the gelli print. I did have to add the whiskers outside his face with a pen. I then stamped the sentiment, cut it into pieces and adhered it onto the card. Lastly I added some shading with a coloured pencil. 

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Thank you for stopping by today !