I have been creating with the super fun Fancy Pants Joy Parade this month - I love that it's not restricted to birthday themed pages ...
This pic is actually Miss B with the contents of her Christmas stocking! I guess it's a celebration just the same :)
I had a bit of fun with my circle punch creating a scalloped border down one side - love this look!
I added some flowers from my stash for some depth and texture ...
Fancy Pants Designs – Joy Parade Collection – 12 x 12 Collection Kit
Fancy Pants Designs – Joy Parade Collection – Ephemera
Fancy Pants Designs – Joy Parade Collection – Flair
Fancy Pants Designs – Joy Parade Collection – Puffy Stickers – Shapes and Dots
Fancy Pants Designs – Joy Parade Collection – Puffy Stickers
Saturday, 29 April 2017
Friday, 28 April 2017
Howdy bloggers , Lisa here with a Dina Wakley inspired Mixed Media update..
For me, Dina inspires me like no one else. Her lose flow and colour choices,
Her messy approach and design ideas.
I'm a believer that "Art reflects the individual" in so many ways,
and if you get a chance to meet Dina you really get to see that colour and happy life flow,
when she teaches and gives her heART to the class.
Her inspiration has given life to my own creative journey, her products enhance my love for colour and her work allows me the freedom to add that "arty'' feel to my own pieces.
This week,with limited time,I just needed to create something to make me happy.
Recently I purchased these Dina Wakley Media Art Satchels and had them laying out on the table.
Taking inspiration from the largest satchel I put together this quick art journal page as a warm up.
Sharpie white paint pen
tracy scott stamps
For me , creative time is about play and experimenting to see if it falls together or dies,
so down time is sometimes putting together simple lines , colour and elements,
just to actually get something on the page that makes me happy .
Thanks so much for dropping by and checking the blog ,
I'll be back next Friday with a new mixed media blog update.
Thursday, 27 April 2017
Im back today with a bright and fun layout featuring my daughter and some of the gorgeous papers from the Shimelle Starshine range.
Start with a base of Marshmallow Heavy Weight Cardstock and spray some random burst of colour with Dylusions Spray in Bubblegum and Funky Fushia.
Now add some Colour Blast Colour Paste in Dusty Charcoal in random spots through a The Crafters Workshop Stencil – Dina Wakley – 6 x 6 Mini Half Tone Circles
Dry it all really well with your heat tool.
Next, grad a sheet of American Crafts – Shimelle Collection – Starshine – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Mercury and start fussy cutting a heap of flowers.
Cut the 'Shine Brightly' circle from the American Crafts – Shimelle Collection – Starshine – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Odyssey. Machine stitch around the edge of it, and your photo to give it some texture.
Now, start to stick it all down using a combination of Xpress It Double Sided Foam Tape and Express It Clear Gel Liquid Glue.
In my embellishments I've used a few bits from the Vicki Boudin - Watercolor Sticker Book and Mixology Gold Accents. Add to that the title from the Amy Tangerine Collection – Better Together – Thickers and you have one complete page.
Thanks for looking at my layout this week, Ill be back next week with a new months mood board and sketch challenge!
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Hello!!! Today I was feeling in an Art Journal mood for my Design Team share here with you! I have these cool, Vicki Boutin Mixed media products, that I'm still playing with, plus, I wanted to try out the Glass Pebble Rock from Michelle Grant Designs!! So this page has a little bit of everything on it! That's what Mixed Media is all about, playing, experimenting & having fun!!!
For my base layer, I painted the whole spread in the Toasted Marshmallow acrylic paint, then I used the Heidi Swapp Art Screen with some Sweet Buttercream paint.
I wanted to add a bit of red/pink so that the flowers would have an anchor on my page. I used Dylusions paint, and mixed a few different colours with some white. Once I painted that onto my page, I sprayed it with a little water and let it run across the page slightly! Then, I had some fun with the Glass Pebbles. The best way to adhere these to your page is use some Soft Gloss Gel, or something similar. (I used the Prima, Art Basics.) I mixed up a little pot of the Gel and the pebbles, using a palette knife, and spread them on my page. While the Gel was wet, I added a few more pebbles. This takes awhile to dry! To fill in the time, I fussy cut my flowers from the Floral Paper, from the Something Wonderful Collection, by Teresa Collins.
I made up my embellishment clusters, of flowers and when the Gesso was dry, I added a layer of White Gesso over the top of the Pebbles.
For my next colour layer, I used the Art Crayons by Vicki Boutin, in a kind of olive green, which came out more yellow! (I coloured with the crayon, and then painted some water over it with a brush.)
I then did a layer of stamping with some Kaiser stamps, and flicked some of the Acrylic paints, (mixed with water), over the page.
To finish off the page, I got messy with the Vicki Boutin Glitter, for the flower centres and added the word stickers from the Teresa Collins, Something Wonderful Range. With a lot of my Art Journal pages, I tend to finish off with a border of some description, otherwise it doesn't feel quite finished. My black journal Pen came in handy for that! I hope you like my process. It's a messy page, but I had fun making it!! I have linked to the products available in the Scrappingclearly store for your convenience! Happy Art Making!
Monday, 24 April 2017
Hi there Arty Peeps!
Hope your Easter break was great!
Hope your Easter break was great!
I'm here today to share my slightly rearranged take on the April sketch challenge. It's a fun one, you can play along here, or check it out at the bottom of this post.
I have been having such a brilliant time with my new Tim Holtz Distress oxides, I simply cannot leave them alone! I have used them to create all of my page backgrounds lately. So, so pretty!
I typed my journalling on vellum (so as not to completely cover the background) and coloured some chippy arrows black to guide your eye around the page. I added some strips of Hambly for pops of lime, and circles in paper and brads, for embellishments. These brads have a sticky back so no need to poke holes, cool!
For my title I coloured the wood veneer '2017' and '&' as well as the foil Thickers 'friends' with an alcohol marker. I made up 'Ruby' from leftover words in this pack of foam Thickers. A Prima flower, some leaves, and a cute sticky brad make up my little embellishment cluster.
So here is the finished page.
Kinda like the sketch.
Hope you are playing along with us this month. If a mood board is more your thing we have one of those here.
Til next time,
Sunday, 23 April 2017
Hi there Scrapping Clearly fans! Amy Prior back with you all again today, this time sharing a quick scrapbook page that I have created using the gorgeous Simple Stories Life in Color Collection along with some other favourite products available from the Scrapping Clearly store!
To create the background for this layout, I have added some Colour Blast - Colour Paste - Sunshine through a stencil over a piece of Simple Stories - Life in Color Collection - Various Patterned Papers. Just add the paste randomly and avoid the middle section where the photo layers will go so you don't waste product necessarily.
When the paste has dried completely, sprinkle some Colour Blast - Shimmer Spray - Fire Engine randomly around the edges before sticking on some ripped pieces of Simple Stories - Life in Color Collection - Various Patterned Papers, and finish off with some Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful Collection - Washi Tape.
Spray some Colour Blast - Colour Spray - Love over a Heidi Swapp - Color Magic - Banners and set aside to dry. Wipe off any excess with a baby wipe when it is dry to show the resist better.
Layer some Simple Stories - Life in Color Collection - Various Patterned Papers in various sized rectangles around the phtograph. I have distressed around my papers to tie in with the ripped paper on the background.
Add the dried Heidi Swapp - Color Magic - Banners to the layers of paper and then add the title using American Crafts - Amy Tangerine - Better Together - You & Me Black Thickers and some letters from Simple Stories - Life in Color Collection - Expressions Cardstock Stickers. I have outlined the American Crafts - Amy Tangerine - Better Together - You & Me Black Thickers with white to help it pop as my photograph is quite dark in a lot of areas.
Finish off the layout by embellishing with various products from the Simple Stories - Life in Color Collection - Adhesive Bradz, Simple Stories - Life in Color Collection - Enamel Dots, Simple Stories - Life in Color Collection - Expressions Cardstock Stickers, Simple Stories - Life in Color Collection - Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers, and Simple Stories - Life in Color Collection - Clear Stickers packs. I have outlined a lot of items with a black pen roughly to help them pop.
The complete product list for this layout includes...
American Crafts - Amy Tangerine - Better Together - You & Me Black Thickers
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful Collection - Washi Tape
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful Collection - Washi Tape
Well that is it from me today, thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!
Friday, 21 April 2017
Howdy Bloggers , Lisa Here with a Friday Mixed Media update .
Its been a crazy few weeks of family commitments and heart connections.
Today I'm sharing a layout that I started a couple of weeks ago but only finished up yesterday.
Sometimes just having completed a background prior can allow you so much more flow,
to bust in and get that baby done swiftly.
So my eldest child has just had some new professional shots taken,
(she's a professional wrestler-if you didn't know already)
and I really couldn't wait to get my hands on them and scrap them,
She's such a wonderful kid,she actually printed them for me -yay.
Knowing the colours she was in , and celebrating my love of her passion,
Dylusions Bubblegum Pink acrylic paint provided a perfect vibrant base for my vibrant girls photo.
and used a baby wipe to rub back some paint,to reveal the words
and then I smeared some Colourblast "Lipstick"Texture paste through the stencil.
while it was wet I embossed the lettering with some
Stampendeous Chunky Black Embossing Enamel powder.. Swoon at the effect .
Once the background is complete a little cosmetic fun takes place,
I didn't used any background stamps on this one as I usually would ,
but I added an extra element by rough doodling and
writing a few sentimental words with my Fude Balll pen,
to add interest point and tell the story .
Layering of tissue paper, chippy, muslin, and whatever else I have laying on the table ,
adds texture and colour behind the black matt photo
*note to self --wipe layout/photos free of dust before taking DT blog photos.
A few epoxy stars,a water colour sticker from Vicki Boutin,
a couple Me and My big Idea chippy pieces, a gold flourish from Jollygirl,
various lettering and this layout was finished .
Love the vibrancy of the page and the subject .
Thanks for dropping by,
Ill be back next week with another vibrant colourful mixed media update .