Saturday 2 March 2019

It's 'Word Week' at Just Us Girls

HI there and Welcome to a New Month of Challenges at
Just Us Girls and to our March Guest Designer
Greta Hess from GG Creations 
So glad to have you join us this month.

Our Host for our Word Week Challenge is Vicki
choosing an easy peasy one for us!

Why not let your hair down, maybe go
a bit wild or concervative with
soft and subtle? The choice is yours.
Here's what I chose.

My brother in law has a birthday soon so it was a
perfect time for me to go 'male'.
A pretty simple card cutting out
a variety of wood coloured designer papers.
(remember we had a challenge recently with wood)
While I still remembered them, I thought
 I would use them again.
I cut them out and attached randomly
to a brown background after I had
added some twine and knotted.
The Happy Birthday die is from CUTplorations
from one of the papers and I coloured the edges
to blend with the background.
Got out some matching brads then
finished with adhering to cream base.

Check out what our Guest Greta and the Team created
and come join in our Gallery.
You could be our Chic of the Week
and be in the running for
Guest Designer in May.

Thanks for coming by

Friday 1 March 2019

Trying my hand at ATC's

Hello and Welcome! I ventured into another room 
for this month's Anything Goes Challenge over at 
and tried my hand at ATC's.
Now I am sure most are aware of what these 
'little pieces of art are -  measuring 2.5" x 3.5"
Here are my fun makes! All very different.

Now a few close ups and how they were made!

I love using corrugated cardboard as you get a great effect
when tearing it apart. After I gesso-ed the back I added some
DecoArt Crackle Paint but hasn't shown up well.
I then got out Tim's Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Alchemy Metallics in Emerald Green
and Rustic Brown for the background 
and the Spellbinder Circles. Added some
plasters tape before attaching the circles
and popping the main one which has
an epoxe sticker attached that I have had 
in my stash forever. 

 I took inspiration from an ATC I saw 
from the talented Asia Marquet.
I started with my background of Orange Brusho's
Lindy's Gold Glory of the Seas Spray and
Art Alchemy Fresh Orange Metallic Paint.
These colours were also used for my cheesecloth
and fussy cut butterfly.
Some random inking from Finnabair in black ink
adding some Nuvo Repened Pumpkin Drops.
Sentiment is from AALL & Create - #39.

I got some blue tissue paper with some items I had bought online
and thought it perfect as a start to my background.
Scrunched it up and adhered to my canvas with Crackle Medium.
Once that was dry I swiped Tim's Oxide inks in blues.
(doing the same with the attached pocket)
My denim pocket is from CUTplorations and
I cut out a bigger piece as backing.
The die behind it is from Kaisercraft.
Fussy cut the two stamped paint brushes 
from AALL & Create - #39
adding some gold splatters. Gold gelatos were
also added to the raised parts. 
Sentiment is from SU.

Hope you liked my first ATC's.
Pop over to Our Blog and see what Mixed Media
my Team Mates chose to make and
have a go at our Anything Goes Challenge this month.

Thanks for dropping in

It's Your Day to Shine.

We're marching in to March already and that means
A New Water Colour challenge over at

Our Optional Twist for March is

I've certainly gone all misty here
playing with my limited Lindy's Sprays.
I sprayed Gecko Green and Witches Potion Purple 
with Tim's Mermaid Lagoon Distress Stain
 with water on to acetate
and adding to my watercolour paper.
I then heat embossed my sentiment in white and stars from
STAMPlorations in Memento Eldenberry.
Also flicked some iridescent medium to the background,
cut out with a stitched die and adhered to white card base.

Here's a closer look at the Sentiment.

Pop on over to Our Blog and check out what
my Teammates created and come join us this month.
Love to see you in our Gallery.

Thanks for popping in

Tuesday 26 February 2019

My 'Free Post' for Art and Soul Studio.

As part of the Design Team over at
Art and Soul Mixed Media Blog
we do what's called a 'free post' where we can
make anything we like
as long as there are products you can find at 

Here's the Mood Board again!

I purchased The Carabelle Mannequin Steam Punk Stamp
 from the Studio and wanted to showcase it.
Started by using Canson 14lb watercolour paper to heat emboss
with Tim's Potting Soil.

I then coloured the image with 
Nuvo shimmer Powder in Solar Flare, 
 Cherry Bomb, Catherine Wheel and some shimmer paints
I did a white wash to the background.

Added some cogs and a few circle dots
from Kaisercraft in glitter paper. A bit more bling with 
pink gemstones, also Nuvo Copper Penny Drops.
Cut out with a stitched die and adhered to bright pink card base.

Just a quick post this time.
Items purchased from Art and Soul Studio
Carabelle Steam POunk Stamp
Nuvo Powders in Solar Flare, Cherry Bomb and Catherine Wheel.
Tim Holtz Potting Soil Embossing Powder.

Thanks for dropping in.
You can check out the entries Here.