Saturday 1 December 2018

Season's Greetings for Happy Little Stampers

Hello and Welcome to today's post for
Happy Little Stampers and it's our
Watercolour Challenge
Our Optional Twist is a favourite of mine.
I just love using STENCILS!

I had this background and stencil done quite some time ago
and wasn't sure how to finish it off.
I decided to break down the background slightly by
inking up the same Lindy's Magical's in Screamin' Banshee Black
and adding a frame.
My Christmas tree is from ARTplorations
made by mixing texture paste, silver and blue paint.
While wet sprinkled it heavily with glitter
giving it quite a bit of depth.
My Season's Greetings is  from CUTplorations.
After I had glued it down I realized it was 
too hard to see so got out my white Uniball pen
and went around the edges. 
Unfortunately it is still hard to see in the photograph
but is clearer IRL.
This was all attached to white card base.

Pop over and see what my Team Mates
have produced. We would love to see you
in our Gallery this month.

Don'r forget - 
Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop!
 Check out all the details HERE.


Thanks for dropping in today.

Thursday 29 November 2018

It's a Critteroliday Challenge

I had a wee bit of time up my sleeve and saw the
 challenge over at The Mod Squad
Hello and Welcome.
I am just finishing off the last of my Christmas creations
and thought this card would be just perfect.
It was a really simple and quick card to make especially 
for this busy time of year.
My critter is from
and my sentiment 
I mixed some Art Alchemy metallique paint in
Rustic Brown with some clear crackle medium
for my stag head and let dry.
 I had some leftover paint on my mat
and decided to use it up on the sentiment
and smashing onto watercolour card for a background.
I cut that with a stitched die then adhered the sentiment
and popped up my stag head. Added a pearl
for his eye. Card base is basic white.
That's all for now
till next time - Thanks for popping in

The Day has come to Show You...

Today is the day I get to post my very first project 
as an Ambassador for the

Here is our Mood Board for November

As soon as I saw this I wanted to do something with
the image of that LONG RED HAIR!
When I walked into the Studio I went looking
for a suitable stamp and found this

and so my journey into Mixed Media really begins.

I heat embossed my image in black
and smooching the background with 
Tim's Festive Berries Distress Ink mixed with 
Forever Red Perfect Pearls to add shimmer.
next came
a bit more colour before cutting with a
Postage Stamp Die.
Now on to the background using
Black Textured Card Stock.
Next step to add a bit of dimension with
Dina Wakley Tornado Stencil using
white texture paste.
and lots more colours with Mica Flakes
Finnabair Glass Beads and Fantasy Snow
with melted red gelatos painted with
Metallic Gold Rush Paint.
Then die cut flourishes in gold and black
and my flowers inked with
Metallic Paint in Red Wine and Rusty Red
 scored to add shape.
Added some yellow glitter to the centre
and a few gold material flowers to the back.
You can see a tiny bit of the original colour
peeking out from the centre of the flower.
I needed to take the stark white away from the
stamped image so inked all around with
a shimmery black wax.
Thought the cut out sentiments were perfect
for this amazing image.
Did you notice I even found an earring
to add from my stash?
Just a few more finishing touches with sequins
then attaching to a corrugated cardboard back
and punched holes to add my gold coil ready for hanging.

Here are a few of the products purchased from the
 Art and Soul Studio - It's Craft Heaven
especially when you get to visit and browse
(takes quite a while)
and relax with scrumptious home made yummies
and an amazing cuppa.
If you aren't lucky enough to visit
you can browse online and purchase.

My Finished Project!

Here are the items I used above and purchased from the Studio.

If you are interested in joining in our Challenges 
you can find all the details
on our Facebook Site Here It can be an Art Journal Page
Card, Scrapbook Layout etc. You can win a
$50 Voucher from Art and Soul Studio 

Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to
check out this longer than normal posting.

Wednesday 28 November 2018

A Floral Celebration

Hello and Welcome to  today's post for
where we have
the most Gorgeous Inspiration Photo for you.
Off course I love it as there's my favourite colours there.

and - Tim's Wild Flower Dies were perfect
so I cut out a bunch colouring some with a mix of
Lindy's Magical's and Tim's Oxide Inks.
These were also used to back my floral spray
which was cut from a Uniquely Creative Die
which was slightly popped.
I did start off by inking the background with 
some grungy stamps from STAMPlorations in
Memento Lulu Lavender and 
Tim's Stormy Sky/Seedless Preserves.
Flicked some splatters from leftovers on my mat.
I arranged my flowers and adhered some
Press & Seal to hold them together 
so I could pop and glue together.
The Celebrate sentiment is also from STAMPlorations
inked with Memento Elderberry.
Finished with some gems and a cotton bow.
Lightly inked the edges and attached to my card base.

You are going to love what my Team Mates have created
so why not pop over and check them out.
Hope you can come join us in our Gallery this week.
I will look for you there.

Thanks for dropping in
Cherrio for now from