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

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 -