Saturday 3 April 2021

Just Us Girls 'Word Week'

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday Post for Just Us Girls
Angie is Hosting Word Week and chose Stripes.

April is upon us and we have a New Guest Designer.
Welcome to Claire Apostoloff

As you see I took a very different approach to using stripes
by cutting a smooched piece of watercolour paper
into three strips. Backed them with black card stock.
My die cut is from Ultimate Crafts Wintertide Branches
I got the idea for this card from Julie Gearinger Here
although I have done similar in the past.
Flicked a few splatters and grounded my tree with
Nuvo Ebony Black Drops
Added my Happy Birthday sentiment from 
Happy Little Stampers .
Adhered to white background and black card base.

Pop over and see what our April Guest Claire
and the Team created and add yours to
The Gallery.
You could be Chic of the Week
 and be our Guest in June.
Thanks for popping in

Friday 2 April 2021

In Art - Instinct is Enough.

Hello and Welcome to my latest
Mixed Media Piece for Creative Artiste 
Each month we have an Anything Goes
Mixed Media Challenge using multiple mediums.

I got a gift certificate for Christmas and only recently
used it buying the Thinlits Insects which I wanted to
 try them out. 
My first background attempt failed so didn't take photos
along the way after that. 
Here is how I started - using Art Achemy Metallic Paints
second  time around!
then adding the Thinlits Insects
to see  where to apply the Modeling Paste
After that I went on my merry way
adding the inked lace, die cut and coloured insects.
I like leaving some small bits of the cut outs. 
Just added to the effect.
Sentiment was cut and popped after heat embossing.
Rubbed the Art Alchemy Waxes and Sparks 
in various places especially around the edges.

Products I used are - 
Modeling Paste, Stencil and Sentiment  from STAMPlorations
Flair (Slimline stencil) Art Is (Sentiment cut up)
Lace background soaked in Magical's
Magical Powders and Lindy's Sprays
Art Alchemy Gold Rush and Emerald Green Metallic Paint
Art Alchemy Waxes Peacock and Vintage Gold
Art Alchemy Sparks in Mermaid Sparkle Acrylic Paint
White Embossing Powder
Thinlits Insects

A few close ups!

That's my project done and dusted for the month.
Hope you liked and leave a comment.
I love to read your thoughts.
Pop over and see what lovely Mixed Media Makes
are over there to inspire you to have a play
and add to our Gallery. Love to see yours there.

Popping this over to Country View Challenges
Found this new to me Challenge through
Designer Jane using one of my favourite stamps.
Thank you.
for their

Till next time - Cherrio from

Thursday 1 April 2021

Art Happens for STAMPlorations

 It's the beginning of a new month at
and that means New Challenges at STAMPlorations
Here is my creation for the April Stencil Challenge

I went bright and colourful starting with
Tim's Oxide inks. Adding dimension from the older
ARTplorations Retro Circles with texture paste
then through the
ARTplorations Square Lots for more colour.
A bit of sponging around the edges then heat embossed
#Note I used the stamps not the digitals here several times
Die cut Art Happens and layered with the
main die partially heat embossed in different colours also.
Here's a close up!
Attached to coloured card base to match.

Here are the products I used. 

Pop over and see what my Team Mates created and 
add yours to our Gallery.
Don't forget to add the Graphic and a Link back to 
our Challenge to qualify for prizes!