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