Saturday, 24 August 2019

Time for Tea.

Hello and Welcome to today's post for
Just Us Girls
It's Photo Week and don't you just love this photo!

Here's a better view!

So many beautiful flowers and of course
the lovely floral crockery with such pretty tea cups.

As soon as I saw this photo I knew
what stamp set I was going to use.
It's STAMPlorations Hello Coffee
for the flowers and tea cup
and STAMPlorations Always Tea Time
for the Sentiment which I thought a perfect match.
I used watercolour paint for my flowers
and lightly coloured the tea cup in a neutral colour
(a bit hard to see)
They were fussy cut and I backed that with a
Spellbinder Die.
My back mat is embossed using SU Tip Top Taupe
card stock with a Kaisercraft folder
attached to white card base.

Pop over and see how Tristan and the Team
were inspired by that beautiful photo and
come join us this week in our Gallery.
Hope to see you there.
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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Simply 'Enchanting' for Random Arts

Hello and Welcome to a quick post today for
We have an amazing Mood Board this month

and this time I thought I would focus simply on
that gold dragonfly.

I started by adding gesso to my board 
then some stenciling
and Lindy's Sprays.
 layers with Prima Wire Thread,
laces, cheesecloth, ribbon heated to shrink and melt 
and dry wall tape 
Then some Ranger Tumbled Glass Distress Glitter
and my dragonfly.
Some Nuvo Stone Drops on the dragonfly,
 some random spots and a sentiment.
Finished with  Finnabair Waxes in
Vintage Gold and Peacock.
Here's a close up of that gorgeous dragonfly for you - 

Products I used from The Store are
Stencils. Lindy's Sprays, Prima Wire Thread,
Ranger Distress Glitter, Nuvo Stone Drops
and Finnabair Waxes. 

There are Gift Vouchers (for Australian Entries)
 and Guest Spots for Overseas Entries.
We would love to see you join in our 
Monthly Mood Board Challenges. 
Also fabulous products - some of which are
sold just by Random Arts 
with top Customer Service.

Thanks for checking out my project. 
Love reading your Comments.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

For 'Someone Special'

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday Post for
Just Us Girls
I am Host this week and have chosen
Hot Pink Red and Grey for our Colour Challenge.

In my last post I mentioned I had an early Birthday Parcel
and as you do you want to play with your new goodies.
The dies I used here are from that parcel.
My girlfriend and I often check out sites online together
and oooh and aaah over what we see. Our tastes are
so much the same that she bought dies for both of us.
I had already seen cards she had made and was
excited that I now had the same.
On to my card - I sent this on to my sister
for her birthday last month - hence the sentiment.
Two of the dies were cut from smooched
 Nuvo Cherry Bomb Powder
and splatters of Tim's Festive Berries
on to watercolour paper.
The grey one is from card stock.
The background stenciling is from AB Studios
and I added some silver twinkle glitter
  (which you can't see)
I tied my floral spray with silver coil
and placed it behind and through the
Uniquely Creative Cross Stitched Nesting Die.
Added my STAMPlorations sentiment,
corner rounded and adhered to red card stock
and grey card base.

Pop over and see how Tristan and the Team
chose to use those three colours.
I would love to see your in our Gallery.
In joining in you have the chance to be our
Chic of the Week and be in the running to be
Guest Designer in October.

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Saturday, 10 August 2019

We've reached #500 at Just Us Girls

WOW! What a milestone we have reached at
It's our #500th Challenge!
How special is that...
Vicki is our Host and chose

I had a play and made 2 cards - and in very different styles.

This one is pretty basic and an old style layout
with just circles cut in different sizes
from DP using Spellbinder dies.
The sentiment is one I have had for years and is from
Lily of the Valley. 

I got a very very early Birthday parcel from my BFF
and had those life changing brushes in it so of course I had to
try them out - and they are as everyone says - life changing.
So dreamy to use.
I used Oxide Inks on the background then some grungy stamping
from STAMPlorations
inking a Tim Holtz flower cutting the same flower die in black
and added some white dots for effect.
The circles are stenciled with modeling paste.
Sentiment from Altenew.

Come over and see how Tristan and the Team
used Circles on their card and join us for our
Special Celebrations.
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Thursday, 8 August 2019

Mixed Media Project for Random Arts

Hello and Welcome. 
It's my turn to showcase what I have made 
for the latest Mood Board Challenge at Random Arts

and here is the Amazing Mood Board
Check out the Blog Here for details and 
how you can win 1 of 3 vouchers to the Store
by entering a project - anything you please
Canvas, Journal Page, Scrapbook Layout or Card
As you can see I went with the florals.
I started my project with a 5inch x 7inch canvas
sealing it with Gesso. After that was dry I
added texture with Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste 
with my AB Studio Stencil
I also added some Dreamweaver Crackle Paste
then on to some colours.
and the composition.
Here I applied the Little Birdie Paste to two
bamboo sticks from our Bunnings Store
and on I go to
placing the frame, some cheesecloth and those sticks.
Here I added waxes to the frame, a little heart and the stick ends.
Also playing around with some of the flowers I would use.
Continuing on - adding the little heart to the centre of the frame
and the placement of the flowers.
They are from Little Birdie
49andMarket and Kaisercraft
The tiny flowers are from
Tim Holtz Heirloom Roses.
Finishing off with a scattering of pearls.

I have used a multitude of inks/sprays etc overall.
The background is waxed with Finnabair Peacock/Vintage Gold
as are some of the flowers.
They also have Tim Holtz Distress Glitter and inside the frame.
Other items used are
Lindy's Caribbean Blue and Tiffany Lou Blue Sprays
Distress Oxide Spray in Broken China
Nuvo Shimmer Powder - Blue Blitz
Finnabair Mermaid Sparks Acrylic Paint.
Here are some close ups

All inks/sprays/glitter/waxes/flowers/frame and resin heart
are available at the Random Arts Store - 
a locally owned store 
with great Customer Service and Prices.

I'll be back later in the month with another project
Hope you enjoyed reading how my project came about.
Love to read your thoughts!
Till next time - 

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Hello Summer!

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday Post for
It's a New Month with a New Guest Designer
Welcome Tristan Dawes from Tinstardesigns.
So happy to have you join us with your talents
for our Challenges for August
which starts off with our Word Week.
Carol is Hosting and chose
Something I am looking forward to - warmer weather
as it's a great time to get out in the Garden.
Hence my choice of a floral card this week.

A pretty simple card focusing on the
Elizabeth Craft Designs Black Eyed Susan
die cut multiple times smooched with
bright coloured Magical Powders
adding glitter to the centre.
The background was done the same way.
This was cut from a postage stamp die backed with
bright paper and attached to linen card base.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Hello Coffee

Pop over and see how Tristan and the Team
 chose to use our 'Summer' Word.
They are all fabulous.
Join us this week and you could be our
Chic of the Week and be chosen as
our Guest in October.

Thanks for dropping in

Friday, 2 August 2019

Mixed Media No. 3

It's time for our Anything Goes Challenge at
Creative Artiste Mixed Media 
and here is my project for August.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to make so
rummaged through some of my Mixed Media bits
and this is the result.

I decided to cut up a really thick piece of cardboard 
that my watercolour paper came in and applied 
heavy gesso with my new silicone brush.
I liked the way it came out uneven.
I then cut up some chipboard from
Which Craft Do You Do and started placing my bits
to see where  and what I would use.
after I had gesso'ed the pieces.
I then stenciled my cardboard with Memory Box
Texture Distress Grid
and placing my elements and cheesecloth 
ready to gesso.
 adding some large and small art stones
This is when the fun part starts by adding all the colours.
Some of the products I used are
Lindy's Spray's/Shakers - Caribbean Blue 
Cowabunga Copper, Afternoon Delight Denim,
Ken Oliver's Metallic Copper/Coral
Nuvo Shimmer Powder - Blue Blitz
Imagination Craft - Rusty Patina
Art Alchemy Waxes - 
Mint Sparkle, Fire Ruby, Peacock
Mermaid Sparkle Sparks
Stamped sentiment on to a piece of an ice cream stick.
I got so into adding the colours I forgot to photograph the process.

Here are some close ups

That's it for this month.
Love reading your comments.
Thanks for popping in - till next time
PS I have something totally different for you next month!
Cherrio from