Saturday, 21 September 2019

My New 'Favourite' Stamp and Stencil

It's Just Us Girls Day
Hello and Welcome.
Lisa is Hosting our Colour Week
choosing three that just blend together perfectly.
I recently purchased a stamp set that I have
had on my Wish List after seeing a gazillion
showcased all over the Web.
It's Visible Image - Creative Chaos
and thought what a perfect time to ink up
using Lisa's Colour Theme.

I also bought the stencil that I used on the background
called Two Tone
I randomly inked my background with
Tim's Cracked Pistachio Oxide and
Hickory Smoke Distress.
This was cut with a stitched die.
I heat embossed the flower with Zing Charcoal
and then smooched a second,
 fussy cut the top part and popped.
Added some black glitter to the centre and
Wink of Stella in clear and green.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations
Adhered to grey card base.
Here is a close up -

Be warned - you will see lots more of this flower
from time to time.
Thanks for dropping in.
Pop over and see what Janet and the Girls created
for your pleasure and come join in the fun this week.
Hope to see you in our Gallery.
Till next time

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Bloom and Grow Mixed Media for Random Arts

Hello and Welcome.
Today I am posting a little project I made for
Here is this month's Mood Board

All the details for joining in with
Prizes and Guest Spot are Here

I went with the bottom right side 
for my popsicle stick background
attaching them to heavy cardboard
gesso-ing and colouring with
Ranger Distress Grit Paste and a mix of
Prima Parisian Rosewood Powder,
Brusho's Sandstone and 
Lindy's Jolly Roger Red Spray.
Hessian was added to the background
with some die cut leaves which were waxed
with Art Alchemy Antique Gold.
Birdcage was painted with Art Alchemy 
Mermaid Sparkle Sparks and tied with
Prima Teal Wire.
Flowers are by Little Birdie
in colours to match the Mood Board.
The resin heart is waxed with Vintage Gold.
Tied a bow with some stray hessian bits
and finished with die cut sentiments
from ARTplorations.

As this is a simple project progress photos
were not needed. 

Products supplied by Random Arts are
Little Birdie Flowers
Prima Wire
Resin Heart
Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste
Art Alchemy Vintage Gold Wax
Lindy's Jolly Roger Red Spray

Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 14 September 2019

For 'Someone Special'

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls
Hello and Welcome to today's post.
Angie is Hosting and would like to see
Stacked Die Cuts.
So many ways to use our 'stacks of dies'
Just how will our Guest Janet
and the Team use them? Check them out.
Here's mine.

I did a similar card with dies not so long back
and decided to do another mixed bunch
with a hint of metallic colour
on my front flower using a scrap piece of DP
The poppy die cut in the background should have
had the centres removed to highlight it
but realized too late.
The side die cut is from Tim Holtz.
The sentiment - STAMPlorations.
This card has been sent to a special friend for her Birthday.
Added a gem to the centre of the front flower
and a tiny waffle bow on the floral spray,
a few Nuvo drops and finished by adhering to
SU card stock.

Thanks for dropping in.
Don't forget you could be our Chic of the Week
by entering your stacked die cuts to our Gallery
and be in the running to be our Guest in November.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

It's all about the Tassel

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday post for
Just Us Girls
Vicki is our Host and has chosen

As it is a new month we have our new Guest
Janet Ribet from
Welcome Janet - lovely to have you join us
 with your talents this month.
Now once in a while you get a challenge that
really stumps you!
Well this was it. What! just what! am I going to do here.
Luckily I had plenty of time to come up with something
and went searching at every stand at a craft show I went to
way back in June and found a somewhat suitable stamp set.
School/Gaduation sort of goes together right!
Here is my creation.

I virtually copied the colours from the
Graduation Stamp Set from Beccy Muir,
die cut it and added Stampendous Twinkle Glitter,
backed it with grey card stock then
some DP to match those bubbly bottles
onto white card base.
Pop over and see what our September Guest Janet Ribet
and the Team created.
Hope to see you in our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in

#Shout out from Cornelia to enter the current challenge at
Day of the Month Card Club for their
Read a Book Day  Challenge.
This is a new one I hadn't heard of before.
Why not go and check it out for yourself
and join in their fun.

Friday, 6 September 2019

It's a Dressed Up Bottle

Hello and Welcome. It's time for our 
It's always Anything Goes so anything is possible
as long as we use multiple mediums in our project.

I have wanted to try decorating a bottle and
so this month it happened. 
I didn't want to go too big to start so
 played around with an empty beer bottle.
I have photographed it on top of a patchwork piece
my sister made for me.
It was only after I finished it I realized I had made my bottle
in the colours of her kitchen so will give it to her
when I visit her later in the month.
First job was to gesso it
then some stenciling from Stamperia
I didn't like the one on the right so
made another one using Tim Holtz Grit Paste
then painted it up with Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints in
Metallic Lime Green/Gold Rush/Fresh Orange
adding some coloured cheesecloth
and unfortunately a few of the photos
of the added flowers weren't very good.
Continued on after arranging them with sea shells
 and a few punched ferns
and Cosmic Shimmer gilding flakes in Autumn Leaves.
Tied some cotton around the neck of the bottle
and glued it down towards the flowers.
Randomly added some Art Alchemy Wax to the sea shells.
Here's a few close up photos of the finished bottle.

Pop over and see what my Team Mates created this month as
they are a very creative bunch.
Love to see you join us in our Gallery Here

I am sharing this project over at Bleeding Art
for their latest Mixed Media Challenge

Details are Here

I have a very special project in the making for next month
so pop back again won't you.

Thanks for dropping in

Sunday, 1 September 2019

A Simple Tropical Climbing Orchid

Hello and Welcome to October! 
It's Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge Day
and we have an awesome Option for you this month.
It's Tropical and what's the perfect flower for the Tropics?
Orchids of course - and that is the way I headed here.

I received the beautiful SU Climbing Orchid stamp set
as part of an early birthday gift - so perfect timing.
The background is stenciled with
Little Birdie Frosty Fizz Embossing/Texture Paste
and when heated puffs up beautifully.
I then started on the orchids with
Wow Blush Embossing Powder and coloured them with
blending Lindy's Clam Bake Beige and Cape Cod Coral
on my glass mat and spraying with water. 
These were fussy cut and popped on to a
Memory Box Branch.
The leaves are inked with Tim's Oxide Pealed Paint
and the centres lightly coloured.
Had a bottle of shimmer left over so decided to add
a touch of colour to the background 
as I thought it needed a little something.
Sentiment is from the set.
Finished by adhering to coloured grainy card stock.
Pop over to Our Blog to see what the other Designers created
and come join in this month.
Love to see you in the Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in - till next time

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Splish 'Splashing' Bold Colours

Hello and Welcome to Saturday's Post for
Just Us Girls with Sue as our Host this Wild Card Week.
This comes about when we have five Saturday's in the Month.

I took the word literally and went Wild with my Splashes!

Tim's Splatters stencil was the first thing I thought of
when I saw the prompt. Of course they have to be bright too -
 Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral and
Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks.
Flicked a few water droplets and blotted for effect.
I recently purchased the Visible Image Bold Colour sentiment
which worked perfectly and embossed with
Lindy's Pumpkin Fiesta powder.
Cut this with a postage stamp die,
matted with bright yellow paper and
adhered to bright orange card base.

Pop over and see what Tristan and the Team
splashed on their cards and come join our Gallery this week.
Should be a fun one!
As this is the end of the month I want to thank Tristan
for being an amazing Guest.
We have all loved seeing your talents.

Thanks for dropping in

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.
Thanks for dropping in

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.

Thanks for dropping in

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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win from one of these Generous Sponsors.

Thanks for dropping in.
See you over in the Gallery!